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Jason Holland

OCCA Executive Director

 

Holland comes to OCCA after spending the past 18 years in various roles at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. Most recently, Holland served as the Vice President for Community Engagement. In this role, he was charged with developing the department from the ground up—not only creating programming that supplemented and enhanced SCFTA’s season offerings, but also creating programming that focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, including making the arts accessible for adults and youth with cognitive and physical disabilities. Holland also comes to OCCA with extensive experience in grant writing and stewardship as well as marketing.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to OCCA and to the Oregon Coast,” Akia Woods, Board President said. “His passion for the arts and his history of innovative leadership and community engagement make him the ideal person to lead the organization out of the pandemic and into a new phase of our growth.”

Holland has received several awards for his work in the arts and arts education from Alzheimer’s Orange County, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, and OC Parenting Magazine. He has also served on the board of Institute for Community Impact, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and the Costa Mesa Playhouse. Holland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Kansas and is working on his Master of Business Administration degree at Chapman University. Jason is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate.

“I’m very excited to work with the dedicated Board and excellent staff at OCCA,” Holland said. “I’m so impressed by the arts and culture landscape in the greater Newport area and along the coast of Oregon.  I look forward to getting to know the artists and arts organizations throughout the region to find out how we can best support them and their talents when it’s safe to fully reopen our venues again.”

 


Tom Webb

Director & Facility Manager - Newport Visual Arts Center

 

Tom Webb has joined the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) team as the new Visual Arts Center (VAC) Director. Of Tom, former OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone noted that he is “a great fit, with his background in nonprofit leadership and arts programming, as well as his more recent experiences in education.”

Raised in Portland, Tom has served as executive director for Orlo, a nonprofit organization that explores place-based issues through the creative arts, and as editor for Orlo’s award-winning publication, The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Tom notes, “Orlo presents a full spectrum of arts programming, including publications, exhibitions, film and video series, educational road shows and numerous community-based arts events.” Orlo and The Bear Deluxe magazine have been recognized by the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, Print magazine, the Bumpershoot Arts Festival, and High County News, among others, for editorial and design excellence.

Tom’s other recent roles include outreach coordinator for the Honoring Our Rivers project, a program to encourage and publish student work related to rivers and watersheds, and editor at Portland State University. For the past three years, Tom has served as associate professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching a master’s level class in magazine development. Rickbone noted Tom’s “creative energies in helping OCCA manage the VAC, create stimulating exhibitions, and develop our arts learning program.”

Tom is no stranger to Newport and he admits, “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to relocate to the Oregon coast. I’m more than excited to be here.” In thinking about being the first male to fill the VAC manager position, he replies: “It’s good to know that there aren’t any glass ceilings at the VAC, at least not anymore.”

Tom is a published author (poetry and creative nonfiction) and an award-winning magazine editor. View Tom’s LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/om/webbtom. He enjoys cycling and tennis and even a bit of competitive duplicate bridge. OCCA encourages readers to stop by the VAC and welcome Tom or contact him at twebb@coastarts.org or 541-265-6569.

 


Justin Gleeson

Technical Director & Facility Manager - Newport Performing Arts Center

 

Justin Gleeson is the Technical Director and Facility Manager at the Newport Performing Arts Center, as well as OCCA’s I.T. Coordinator.

“Justin has been invaluable to OCCA as we installed the PAC’s new sound equipment,” says former executive director Catherine Rickbone. “He joined the installation team and spent many days helping the Meyer technicians install the new Meyer Constellation acoustic system in the Alice Silverman Theatre.”

He can be reached at jgleeson@coastarts.org or 541-574-2651.

 


 

Sara Siggelkow

Arts Education & Special Projects Manager - Newport Visual Arts Center

 

Sara Siggelkow is Newport Visual Arts Center’s Arts Education & Special Projects Manager, as well as VAC Rentals Coordinator. She is also the coordinator for OCCA’s Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival. 

“Sara brings to her positions a strong background in project management and training, and creative entrepreneurship,” says VAC Director & Facility Manager Tom Webb.

 


 

Robin Gintner

Business Manager