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About

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On February 1st, 1966, the Roseville Community Projects Incorporated (now Blue Line Arts) held its first outreach exhibit in an old Bank of America building in Downtown Roseville, directed by David Fiddyment, the first Board President. With the help of devoted board members, volunteers, and donors, the organization has grown over the years, still holding true to its original intent: to support the arts.

The Roseville Community Projects Incorporated bought the Haman House in 1974 to house the Roseville Arts Center. For the next 30 years, this center created exhibitions supporting visual and performing arts in the community. With the dramatic growth in Placer County at the turn of this new century, Blue Line Arts’ board of directors recognized a need for change in order to successfully continue its mission. In 2003, the Board of Directors decided that the art center needed its own home in order to grow.

In February 2008, after selling its former facility and completing a successful capital campaign, the newly-dubbed Roseville Arts opened its new, state-of-the-art gallery, known now as Blue Line Arts. This new 5,000 square-foot facility allowed for exhibition space for established and emerging artists, as well as an education space for children and adults. The organization underwent yet another name change in February of 2013 to coincide with the 5 year anniversary of the creation of the new gallery; changing from “Blue Line Gallery” to “Blue Line Arts,” this change is not only to provide more opportunities to residents of Placer County, but it is also an effort to return to the original mission of the Roseville Arts Center.

Our Mission

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We endeavor to continue our 50 years of service, providing accessible arts education for all, presenting high caliber art exhibitions, bridging the arts, artists and business to fuel the creative economy, activating communities with art and creative fun!

Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations.

As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund-raising events and other donations.

Board of Directors

Sheree Meyer

President

Dean of College of Arts & Letters Sacramento State

Sheree Meyer has been a member of the Sacramento State Hornet family since 1991—as a Professo...

Eric McIntosh

Vice President

VP of Sales, Wizix Technology Group

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Charlotte Radmilovic

Treasurer

Charlotte is currently the Director of Finance at Summit Funding, Inc. Charlotte has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Accoun...

Bill Halldin

Secretary

Senior Vice President/Media Relations Executive, Bank of America

Bill was the owner and founder of Halldin PR, a successful public relations firm, for...

Laura Matteoli

Director

Director of Economic Development, City of Roseville

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Maren Conrad

Director

Artist

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Patrick O'Kane

Director

Patrick O’Kane has owned and operated Cali Color in Sacramento for over 25 years. Cali Color was one of the first fine art print shops to feature scanning...

Staff

MaryTess Mayall

Co-Executive Director

MaryTess Mayall, Co-Executive Director, started as a Gallery Assistant intern for Blue Line Arts in 2016. Now she is delighted to lead the Blue in collaborat...

Brooke Abrames

Co-Executive Director

Brooke Abrames, Co-Executive Director, is our designated giving specialist – helping Blue Line reach its goals for corporate gifts, fundraising, and member...

Cara Thompson

Gallery Coordinator

Cara Thompson, our Gallery Coordinator, is the newest member of the Blue Line Arts staff and is a Sacramento native.

She is currently working towards ...

Maggie Cowitz

Gallery Assistant

Maggie joined the Blue Line Arts team through the Arts Education internship, after graduating from UC Davis with a BA in Art ...

Teaching Artists

Ali Futrell

Teaching Artist

Chaitra Bangalore

Teaching Artist

Deidre Trudeau

Teaching Artist

Deidre Trudeau, the owner of Brush of Creativity, producing a broad assortment of rich art courses, progra...

Jennifer Lugris

Teaching Artist

Jennifer Lugris is best known for her vibrant, intensely fractured, multi-panel paintings of everyday life. Her images contain abstracted, flattened and t...

Mike Hazlip

Teaching Artist

Rebekah Ybarra

Teaching Artist

Teagan McLarnan

Teaching Artist