Board Members

The Arts Board is governed by a fifteen-member board appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms. Board members are Wisconsin citizens recognized for their accomplishments in the arts, humanities, business, education or public service. The board includes members from urban and rural areas across the state and from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds. Board members set policy for the agency and approve funding recommendations made by the peer review panels. The members meet a minimum of four times per year, and all meetings are open to the public. 


  • ​Kevin Miller, Chairperson, Chippewa Falls
  • Mary Gielow, Vice Chairperson, Mequon
  • Ann Brunner, Secretary, Kewaunee
  • John Hendricks, Sparta
  • Karen Ann Hoffman, Stevens Point
  • Brian Kelsey, Fish Creek
  • Catherine L. Lange, Ashland
  • LaMoine MacLaughlin, Amery
  • Barbara E. Munson, Mosinee
  • John H. Potter, Hudson
  • Gerard Randall, Milwaukee
  • Lynn Richie, Land O' Lakes
  • Frederick C. Schwertfeger, Elm Grove
  • Robert A. Wagner, Milwaukee
  • Matthew Wallock, Madison


To apply to become a member of the Arts Board, please submit a Boards and Commissions application form from the Governor's Office, located here.