Barnsdall Arts



Barnsdall Arts/Friends of the Junior Arts Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and quality art programs to educate children and enrich our community through celebration of art.


To provide and support quality art programs that educate children and enrich our community through the celebration of art.

Barnsdall Arts' mission is based on the importance of creative expression in every child's development and quality of life. Barnsdall Arts fulfills its mission by:

  • Offering free and low-cost programs throughout the community
  • Advocating equal access to art experiences regardless of ethnicity, economic status, geography or physical or developmental ability
  • Promoting parent involvement in schools and family-based cultural activities
  • Collaborating with other educational, cultural, and civic institutions to incorporate the arts into the life of the community


Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer, Executive Director
Quan Trang, Program Director
Bob Carrillo, Bookkeeping and Accounting


Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer, President
Barbara Becker
Carol Bishop
Isaac Burks
Barbara Dourmashkin Case
Scott Crawford
Helen Duncan
Susan Futterman
Kristen Hodess
Michael Patrick Hughes
Jonathan Lehrer-Graiwer
Jonathan Matz
Byron Meo
Alice Parrish
Frank Romero
Sharon Romero
Glen Titan
Fari Yashar

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