Lisa DeGrace has spent her 24-year (and counting) career working in non-profit fundraising and administration in Oregon and SW Washington, with a focus on the arts, the environment and education. Most recently, DeGrace has served as Executive Director at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland. Other work highlights include serving as Development Director at Columbia Land Trust, and in development roles with the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Earlier in her career, Lisa worked for the Sitka Center as part of the administrative team.
In her personal time, Lisa is a composer and performance artist, often working with her husband Stephen on collaborative projects. Residencies have been a core part of her personal artistic practice over the past few years, and she is thrilled to (re)join the Sitka Center to bring new opportunities to life for artists and scientists.