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Marilyn Lee Nicholson, American arts administrator. Recipient Mayor's award for Distinguished Service, Sedona City Council, 1992.


Nicholson, Marilyn Lee was born on February 7, 1949 in San Jose, California, United States. Daughter of John Hart Nicholson and Betty Ann (Price) Shepardson.


Bachelor in English and History, University Arizona, 1972. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio, University Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, 1977. Master of Arts in English, University Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, 1977.

AS, University Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, 1984.


Education coordinator, director Bishop Museum Arts and Crafts School, Honolulu, 1977-1979. Owner Fiber Arts Store, Kailua, Hawaii, 1978-1982. Field coordinator Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts, Honolulu, 1981-1985.

Executive director Sedona (Arizona) Arts Center, 1986-1992, Volcano (Hawaii) Art Center, since 1992. Member board artist selection committee Arizona Indian Living Treasures, 1988-1992. Board directors, treasurer Sedona Cultural Arts Center, 1987-1992.

Conference speaker National Assembly Arts Agencies, 1988.


Founding Chairman Sedona Gallery Association, 1990-1992. Member committee Sedona Academy, 1986-1992. Member steering committee community plan City of Sedona, 1989-1991.

Commissioner Arts & Cultural Center, Sedona, 1989-1991. Member executive committee planning Volcano Community Association, 1993-1996. Member Hawaii Museum Association (board directors 1995-1900), Cooper Center Council (board directors since 1992), Aloha Festivals-Hawaii Island (board directors 1992-1999).


Married Neal Luit Evenhuis.

John Hart Nicholson Shepardson

Betty Ann (Price) Shepardson

Neal Luit Evenhuis.