Since 1975

The Artesia Arts Council Board is committed to helping grow the arts in our community!

2022-2023  Board


  • President Hayley Klein
  • Treasurer Reid Edwards
  • Secretary Kelly Speckhart

Board Members

  • Tao Chumbley 
  • Jayde Burnell

2023-2024 Board


  • President Hayley Klein
  • Morgan Fox

Board Members

  • Jessica Addington

If you have a passion for the arts and are interested in becoming a board member please email: or stop by the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.

The Team

Allow us to introduce ourselves!

Although small, the Artesia Arts Council Staff is busy working on bringing unique and creative lessons, professional shows, artist exhibitions and so much more!

Kandese Green

Creative Director

A graduate from Eastern New Mexico University with a BA in Anthropology and minor in History, Kandese returned to Artesia and worked for Concho Resources for 6 years. In 2019 she accepted the position of Membership and Patron Services Director for the Artesia Arts Council and two years later would take on the Director of Operations position committing herself to helping the Council build and implement the Strategic Plan developed in 2020. She held the Executive Director Position from 2021 to Spring of 2024.

Kandese is passionate about serving the community and is now serving as the Creative Director!


Nancy Dunn

Education & Youth Director

Max Salgado

Technical Director