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

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

Executive Director

She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a BA in Anthropology and minor in History. After graduation she 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.

Kandese is passionate about serving the community and we are excited to announce her new position as Executive Director!


Nancy Dunn

Education & Youth Director

Max Salgado

Technical Director