|Joyce Cooper to Co-chair
Fiesta Finale Fan Project
Cooper has been chosen to co-chair the
Profant Foundation for the Arts Fan Project
The Fan project brings the talent of significant artists forward with the
fan being the canvass for their creativity. These fans will be auctioned off
beginning with a showing at Saks Fifth Avenue the evening of July 27th, continuing
throughout Fiesta and concluding with silent bidding at the Fiesta Finale held in the
Courthouse on Sunday, August 8th.
|Ms. Cooper first became involved with the Fan Project as an artist last
year completing a painting and 2 fans for auction She also linked this project with a drug
rehabilitation project in Madrid that also used painted fans to raise funds for their
work. Many of the Spanish fans were auctioned off alongside local artists' fans and
the proceeds from them were shared between the Profant Foundation and Proyecto Hombre.
|When asked what caused her to go from participant in the arts scholarship
fund raising effort to Co-Chair in one year, she said, "This is the classiest and
most fun event I have ever attended during Fiesta and reminds me of the Fiestas of 30
years ago when I first came to Santa Barbara! That, coupled with the fact that the support
of artists of all types is so critical in these times, made me want to work to ensure that
it continues and grows!"
|Ms. Cooper is a Certified Interior Designer and has been the head designer
for CALM Showcase Houses as well as a featured designer in several. She has also
served on the board of the Stanford Alumni Association, as President of the Santa Barbara
City Center of the International Interior Design Association.