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Jacobs Gallery director submits resignation.



Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard

CORRECTION (ran 11/11/2005): Jacobs Gallery Director Tina Rinaldi was addressing the Jacobs Steering Committee steer·ing committee
n.
A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage.


steering committee
Noun
 when she said she wanted eventually to have a seat on the committee. A story on Page D2 Thursday quoted her as saying she was addressing the Lane Arts Council An arts council is a government or private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts mainly by funding local artists, awarding prizes, and organizing events at home and abroad.  board.

The director of Eugene's prime municipal art gallery is resigning at the end of the month to take a job with a national metalsmiths organization based here, she said Wed- nesday.

Tina Rinaldi has been director of the Jacobs Gallery, located in the basement of the Hult Center, for three years. The gallery has its own steering committee but is run by the Lane Arts Council with the assistance of the city, which is contributing $30,000 this year toward the gallery's $100,000 budget.

Rinaldi told steering committee and arts council board members on Tuesday that she planned to leave her part-time job at the Jacobs Gallery at the end of this month to become associate director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) was founded in 1969.[1] It is an international nonprofit organization that serves as the primary organization of jewelers and metal artists in North America. Anyone interested in the related fields may become a member. , a 3,500-member professional organization.

"I love the Jacobs Gallery," Rinaldi said Wednesday. "I feel like, as director, I have done some wonderful things for the gallery that the gallery has needed. It's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a  for someone who has a different skill set to come into the gallery and take it in different directions than I could take it."

Under Rinaldi's leadership, Jacobs raised money for a new lighting system and began to use a professional exhibition designer.

Most important, Rinaldi said, in a world of underfunded un·der·fund  
tr.v. un·der·fund·ed, un·der·fund·ing, un·der·funds
To provide insufficient funding for.

underfunded adjinfradotado (económicamente) 
 nonprofit arts groups, Jacobs has been financially sound.

"The gallery has balanced its budget every year that I have been here," she said. "It has increased its budget and increased its marketing."

The Jacobs shows work by local and regional artists chosen by an exhibition committee; recent exhibits have included work by artists Miriam Kley and David Reager, a group show by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and an exhibit of contemporary quilts by regional quilt makers.

The current exhibit is work from the Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885.  Art About Agriculture collection.

The gallery's best-attended show each year is the Mayor's Art Show, a juried exhibition of work by Lane County artists shown at the end of the summer.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths hired Rinaldi because of her solid background and accomplishments at the Jacobs, SNAG Executive Director Dana Singer said.

Singer, who has managed the group for seven years, moved to Eugene from Missoula, Mont., a year ago; for the first time in its 36-year history, SNAG, which has members around the world, is setting up an office with a professional staff, she said.

"Tina's credentials are exactly the kind of thing we were looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
," Singer said. "Her history and experience in the community knocked my socks off. Because I'm new to the community, I was looking for someone well established here. She is smart and astute and has really good judgment. We just hit the mother lode Mother Lode, belt of gold-bearing quartz veins, central Calif., along the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The term is sometimes limited to a strip c.70 mi (110 km) long and from 1 to 6 1-2 mi (1.6–10.5 km) wide, running NW from Mariposa. ."

Lane Arts Council Executive Director Andrew Toney Andrew Toney (born November 23 1957 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers from 1980-1988.  said hiring a replacement for Rinaldi is just now being discussed.

"The various stakeholders Stakeholders

All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government.
 in hiring her replacement are in the process of mapping out a plan," Toney said.

Rinaldi said she hopes to continue to be involved with the Jacobs, though in a different capacity.

"I expressed to the (Lane Arts Council) board that, after a suitable period of grieving, I would be happy to be considered for a seat on the steering committee," she said.
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