Executive Director:

Rose Eason

Rose Eason has served as the Executive Director of gallupARTS since June 2016. She has her B.A. in Art History from Barnard College at Columbia University and her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Under Rose’s direction, gallupARTS has significantly expanded its role within the community and deepened its positive community impact. Rose has developed gallupARTS’ two gallery programs to more fully support artists and engage the community with art; has engineered a multi-faceted suite of youth-oriented art education programs and several new mission-based annual programs including music and art festivals; has secured and executed over $1M in grant projects and has tripled local funding; has facilitated many productive community partnerships; and has raised Gallup’s profile as an arts and cultural center at the local, state and national levels through advocacy work. 

Program Assistant:

Cherille Williams

Cherille is a Diné photographer from Fort Wingate. She helps keep gallupARTS running, and is the friendly face who will greet you during your next visit to ART123 Gallery! Learn more about Cherille’s work as an artist here:


Board of Directors

President: Suzanne Hammons

Vice President: Orlando Walker

Secretary + Interim Treasurer : Carol Sarath


  • Martin O’Malley

  • Dana Aldis

  • Gail Browne

gallupARTS Board Meetings
  • Board meetings are held monthly on Fridays at 5:30pm.
  • Meetings are virtual. 
  • Meetings are open to the public.

> If you would like to attend, email for the Zoom link.
> If you’d like to present an idea, project, or suggestion at a meeting, please e-mail with your name and topic to be considered for the next meeting agenda. 

View or download the gallupARTS Bylaws.
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