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Art management administrator

Diane Damé-Shepp, American Art management administrator. Recipient California State Scholarship, 1976, Scholarship American Association of University Women, 1975-1977, Mus.Mgmt. Institute Scholarship Art Museum Association, Berkeley, 1982.


Damé-Shepp, Diane was born on November 1, 1946 in Berkeley, California, United States. Daughter of Paul David and Eleanor June Ingraham.


Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1977; certified Museum Management Institute American Federation Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1982; certified, Grantsmanship Training Center, San Francisco, 1984; certified Leadership Institute, California Arts Council, Sacramento, 1988.


Teaching assistant, video co-producer, writer art department Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California, 1974-1978. Assistant security superintendent, special events coordinator University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1976-1982, executive director University Art Museum Council, 1982-1983. Assistant development director University Art Museum, University California, 1983-1985.

Executive director Napa (California) County Arts Council, 1985-1988, Solano County Arts Alliance, Fairfield, California, 1993-1995. Public relations coordinator The Oxbow School, Napa, since 1998. Executive director John Muir Festival Center, 2003—2004.

Development director Napa Emergency Women's Services, 2004—2005, Napa Valley Opera House Inc., 2005. Retired, 2005

Founding board directors, past president California Assembly Local Arts Agencies, San Francisco, 1986-1992. Member leadership committee National Assembly Local Arts Agencies, Washington, 1987-1991.

Art management consultant California Arts Council, Mono County Arts, Nevada County Arts, Napa Landmarks, California, River School, Napa, California, Magical Moonshine Theatre, California, California Maritime Academy, since 1988. Guest speaker National Federation Flyfishers, Livingston, Montana, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Artist/sculptor Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission-Light Rail Project Starfire Station, 1984-1987. Exhibited in group shows at Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, 1984-1985, Zaks Gallery,Chicago, 1982-1987, San Francisco Airport, 1987-1988, San Francisco Museum Modern Art Council Auction, 1988, New Langston Arts, San Francisco, 1990, Headlands Art Center, Marin, California, 1993, Clos Pegase Winery, St. Helena, California, 1994, Sonoma State University, 1986, 88-91, 94, Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, 1994, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California, 1995.


Founding board directors, vice president, fundraising secretary/treasurer Napa Valley Opera House, Inc., 1985-1997. Member of faculty Leadership Napa, 1986-1990. Founding board member, secretary Napa Valley Film Festival.

Sight coordinator International Sculpture Conference, Oakland, 1982.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sculptor, fly fishing.


Children: Josette Laura, Criselle Lynn, Castiel Armanda, Zia Felice.

Paul David

Eleanor June Ingraham

Josette Laura Damé-Shepp

Criselle Lynn Damé-Shepp

Zia Felice Damé-Shepp

Castiel Armanda Damé-Shepp