EST. 1990

Selma Arts Council

Erik Andersen

Chairman

A native to Selma, Erik has been working behind the scenes on local theater productions for almost 10 years. He believes the Arts should be the core of any great community and is driven to help make that a reality. With a professional career is in business management and marketing, he hopes to utilize his years of experience to help drive the arts center and the arts in Selma.

Juan Luis Guzmán

Vice-Chairman

Juan Luis Guzmán is a lifelong resident of Selma and has been involved with theatre and community . With multiple acting and directing credits to his name, Juan has served on the Selma Arts Council as a member, chair, and vice-chair. He is committed to bringing diverse productions and events to the Selma Arts Center. Juan is a poet who earned an MFA in Creative Writing from CSU, Fresno and has published and presented his work in various literary journals . He is a professor of English and writing at Fresno City College.

Christina Johnson

Secretary

Adam Chavez

Arts Council Member

Ben Deghand

Arts Council Member

Jeanette Derr

Arts Council Member

Involved in the performing arts as a vocalist since the age of 15 and more recently as a costumer for local theater companies (including area High Schools, Raisin’ Cain Players, Cool Kids Productions, Selma Art Foundation and various video shoots), Jeanette has a love for both the visual and performing arts that has been fed by extensive travel, positive relationships with artists and the desire to always learn more and become better – even at an amateur level.

Michael Derr

Arts Council Member

Deanna Moser Driscoll

Arts Council Member

Deanna is the founder of The Dancing School of Selma since 1971. The Dancing School of Selma is now under the direction of her daughter, Beth Zobian, but she continues to teach. Deanna was the co-founder and former co-director of The Fresno Jazz Company and the founder and director of The 2nd Street Dancers. She and her daughter Beth have taken The 2nd Street Dancers on tour to perform in China, Greece, Italy and Mexico.. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Deanna is active in the local community as a member of the Selma Arts Council, as well as choreographing performances for the Raisin’ Cain Players and other community groups.

Eli Hage

Arts Council Member

Claudio Laso

Arts Council Member

Adrian Oceguera

Arts Council Member

Anne Peterson

Arts Council Member

Anne received her BSN in Nursing from the University of Kansas. She started acting in High school and college and helped write two plays while at the university. She continued writing skits for various functions at the hospitals and then became one of the original Raisin’ Cain Players. She has been in numerous plays as well as helping behind the scenes. Presently she volunteers at the Selma Arts Center as needed.