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Executive Director

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Michael Faison

In addition to his role as executive director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Michael Faison is a member of the board of directors of the Western States Arts Federation. He previously served as the Arts in Education Division director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, assistant director of the Oregon Arts Commission, executive director of the Center for Arts Management and Technology at Carnegie Mellon University, and information technology consultant for Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Faison was a high school art educator, teaching advertising design at McCallum High School in Austin, Texas. He has extensive experience as a commercial illustrator, printer, prepress camera operator and photographer. Faison holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin, multiple Texas teaching certifications, and a master of arts management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. (Board term 2019-2021)