Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) Board of Directors has chosen Miriam Anton as their new Executive Director. 

Anton comes on board as the gallery gears up for the next decade of growth and transformation in their new space at the Porter Building in downtown Watsonville, the board stated.

Anton said that she is “super-excited” to begin her position.

“The timing of my new role coincides with the idea that we’re at this precipice of taking off as we get ready to launch the building campaign, raising funds for the Porter Building,” she said. 

She added that the organization’s new Main Street location will help it engage with a broader swath of the public.

In a prepared statement, PVA praised Anton’s experience, which includes business development, fundraising and marketing, and with promoting   fair treatment and full participation of all people

Miriam holds bachelor’s and master’s  degrees in art history, and has interned at the Guggenheim and worked in sales and marketing for art galleries in San Francisco.

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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.


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