PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Michael Wilson joins SBMA Board of Trustees

SBMA Announces New Trustees

June 8, 2016 ― The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) is pleased to announce the newest member of its Board of Trustees for 2016–17: Michael G. Wilson. In addition, Patricia Blake returns to the Board of Trustees after a one year hiatus. They will work under the leadership of Board Chair John C. Bishop, Jr.

The term of the newly-elected Trustees will officially begin July 1, 2016.

Bio of Michael G. Wilson:

Michael G. Wilson, OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is the producer of the popular James Bond film series, with his sister Barbara Broccoli. Michael and Barbara have won awards from the Producers Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Michael is currently president of EON Productions Ltd. and Chairman and President of Danjaq, LLC and divides his time between London and Los Angeles, developing and producing film, television, and theatre productions. In addition, Michael is a leading expert on 19th-century photography. He and his wife, Coila Jane, founded The Wilson Centre for Photography―a facility for research on the history, aesthetics, and preservation of photographs. In the United Kingdom, Michael is a Fellow of the Science Museum, Trustee Emeritus of the Science Museum Foundation, Trustee of the Art Fund (a British national fundraising charity for art), Trustee Emeritus of Cape Farewell, Trustee Emeritus of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, and former Chair of the National Media Museum, Bradford. In the U.S., Michael is a trustee of Harvey Mudd College and a Trustee for the Carnegie Institution for Science. He was previously a member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees from 1993 to 1999. He has a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Bio of Patricia Blake

Patricia Blake received a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from New York University and Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Art History from Wellesley College. Her professional experience includes working as Manager, Corporate and Fellows Loan Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art from l985 to 2003. She has acted as advisor to private and corporate collections and is a qualified Fine and Decorative Arts Appraiser. She is a member of ArtTable, the Association of Professional Art Advisors, and also served on SBMA’s Collections Committee. She was an SBMA Trustee from 1999 to 2006 and 2007 to 2015.


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