Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission

The Museum and Fine Arts Commission is the consultant and advisor to the City Council on all museum and fine art activities and programs.  The Commission serves as an advisor to the City Council on the management of the City museums.

Individuals appointed to the Museum & Fine Arts Commission are expected to demonstrate their support of the City Council goals and the Museums’ mission statements through attendance at the Museums’ functions which number approximately two per month; through Museum membership, recruitment of new members, and support of fundraising events; and through volunteer service, which includes serving on a standing committee.

The Commission is composed of fifteen members who shall be citizens of the City and are appointed by City Council.

Commission Meetings

The Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Virginia at 221 High Street.  The Commission does not meet in July and December.

2020
Gladstone M. Hill Friend of the Arts & Humanities Award

NOMINATION FORM

FY2021 Cultural Arts Grants

APPLICATION FORM

GUIDE TO FUNDING

FINAL REPORT FY2020

2020-2021 Executive Board

Chairman:
Robert Wilber

Vice-Chairman:
Gordon K. Jones

Secretary:
Billie Montgomery Cook

2020-2021 Members

Ms. Billie Montgomery Cook
Ms. Diana Davenport
Mr. Marlon Deason
Ms. Clifford King Harbin

Ms. Deborah Mann Hines
Mr. Gordon K. Jones
Mr. Charles Kalan
Mr. Matthew Kloeppel

Mr. Lawrence A. Owes
Ms. Heidi Peelen
Ms. Kendra Robinson
Ms. Donna M. Rogers
Mr. Robert Wilber

Liaisons

Nancy S. Perry
Portsmouth Museums

Debra E. McDuffie, CPRP
Administrative Support

Ms. Doris Shelton
African American Historical Society of Portsmouth

Gladstone Hill Friend of the Arts Award Recipients

2019: Karen Burgess
2018 : Sue Landerman
2017 : Alan Gollihue
2016: Kathy Batkin
2015 : Shelley Brooks
2014 : Martha F. Fortson
2013 : Barbara Vincent
2012 : Ms. Grace M. Armistead
2011 : Dr. John O. Joyce
2010 : Mr. Kenneth R. Woolard
2009 : Mr. & Mrs. John Larcombe
2007 : Olde Towne Business Association
2006 : Mrs. Jean H. Shackelford

2005 : Mr. William S. Hargroves
2004 : Dr. Pamela C. Kloeppel
2003 : Mr. J. Robert Burnell
2002 : Mrs. Zelma G. Rivin
2001 : Portsmouth Community Concerts
2001 : Portsmouth Community Concerts
2000 : Ms. Ida Kay Jordan
1999 : Dr. Richard Singletary
1998 : Mrs. Betty Lambdin
1997 : Mrs. E. Ann Stokes
1996 : Mr. & Mrs. Alf J. Mapp, Jr.
1995 : Mrs. Jean Oast
1994 : Mr. John Paul Hanbury

1993 : Dr. & Mrs. Gladstone M. Hill
2019: Karen Burgess
2018 : Sue Landerman
2017 : Alan Gollihue
2016: Kathy Batkin
2015 : Shelley Brooks
2014 : Martha F. Fortson
2013 : Barbara Vincent
2012 : Ms. Grace M. Armistead
2011 : Dr. John O. Joyce
2010 : Mr. Kenneth R. Woolard
2009 : Mr. & Mrs. John Larcombe
2008 : Captain George Watkins