The Willamette Week calls the Portland Art Museum trustees out for their Rogue of the Week editorial for allowing a $12 million dollar cost overrun on the newish Mark Building – the museum’s smart new annex and playground.

Here’s Zusman’s point –

“Some might argue the inner workings of a private nonprofit like PAM are nobody’s business. But, in fact, the museum operates as a public trust, has gotten taxpayer money, and sells memberships and tickets to tens of thousands of Portlanders.”

Let’s finally meet the PAM directors (available NOT THROUGH THE PAM website, but through their 2004 tax returns – jeez!) Affiliations are as listed in the return, some trustees may have rolled off since this return was filed.

Jane Beebe – PDX Gallery
Peter Bechen – PacTrust
David Becker
Richard Boyd – Boyd Coffee
Martha Brandt
Marty Brantley, Chairman
Richard L Brown
Mary Beth Burpee
Mary Clark Frisbee – wife of Don Frisbee
Anne Crumpacker
Sho Dozono – Azumano Travel
Fred Fields
Gary Tim – Nordstrom
Janet Geary – Richard & Janet Geary Foundation
Roger Hinshaw – Bank of America
Judi Hafer
Eric Hoffman – Hoffman Corporation
Tom Holce – Holce Investments
Gail Jubitz – Jubitz Trucking
Jill Powers Kirk
Ted Kulongoski – Oregon Governor
Helena Lankton – Badgley, Phelps and Bell
Wes Lawrence – Key Bank
Joanne Lilley – Lilley Family Foundation
Richard Maloney
Melvin Mark – Melvin Mark Companies
Gail Bowen McCormick –
Duane McDougall
Roger Meier – AMCO
Robert Pamplin – Pamplin Corporation
Susan Paulsell – Merrill Lynch
Richard Reiten – NW Natural Gas
H P Ritz – Stafford Villa Properties
Harold Schnitzer – Harsch Investment Properties
June Sell-Sherer – Grand Ronde Tribes
Patricia Smith
Gordon Sondland – Aspen Investment Group
Steven Spence – UBS
Albert Starr – Starr-Wood Cardiac Group
Andree Stevens
Fred Stickel – The Oregonian
Julie Stott
Patt Suwyn – wife of Mark Sulwyn
Anne Swindells –
Ken Thrasher – Compli
Joseph Voboril – Tonkin Torp
Nani Warren
Helen Whitsell
James Winkler – Winkler Development
Pearl Yu

Listen up arts administrators – this is a GOLD LIST of local arts advocates all questioning the merits of future participation with PAM. The Buchanan’s did STERLING work, at least in dressing this board. Strike while the crisis is hot!

Let’s not forget the PAM director of finance – Judith Poe. From Jeff Manning’s Oregonian story on July 4, “Judith Poe, the museum’s director of finance, did not respond to queries about the loan on Monday.” Holidays! Foo.