Our Board

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Kris Lillich - President

After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 1990 with a B.S. in Art and a Teaching Certificate with a Math Endorsement, Kris Lillich, AKA Kristal Lake, came to Clatskanie to teach art and promote creative thinking. In 1992, her brief teaching career ended as a result of statewide school funding cuts. Kris stayed in Clatskanie, knowing a town with one stoplight had some potential. She continued to put her creative energy into the community as a business owner, substitute teacher and volunteer.

Kris is now focusing her creative energy on her own art. Painting “water” is her new direction. Water, in one-way or another, is affecting us all. By bringing attention to the beauty of water, she hopes to raise awareness to environmental issues surrounding our planet’s water threat.

Her main medium is paint, but she allows her strong sense of design and perspective to apply itself in any direction it takes her. Some of the galleries in which her work has been shown include: The Inner Gallery, Southern Oregon University; Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego; Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University. She was chosen by the Columbia Pacific Arts Forum to represent Columbia County in the Premarq Center in Warrenton, Oregon.

Kris believes that creative thinking has its place in solving some of the most urgent problems facing our world and she would like everyone to embrace the creative approach to help move the human race into a better place here on earth.


Amanda Furnish - Vice President

Amanda grew up in Oregon and is a graduate of Bend High School. Playing music, singing and making art has always been a part of her life. She lived in New York City for 20 years and Paris France for over 6 years. Both places were a huge influence. She fell in love with the profound

displays of art in all mediums. She has traveled extensively both as a model and a touring musician, gaining new inspirations for herself from the creativity shared all around the world. Visiting museums and galleries were a way to for her to find balance in the constant flux of her busy life. Since returning to Oregon she has taken up pottery and the art of glass sculpture. Amanda also spent 2 years as an on air music programmer for a local community radio station.

She is passionate about making art, be it performing or visual. To her art and music are the main sources of a happy life.


Sandy Cox - Secretary

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Sandy Cox - Secretary

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Sandy Cox - Secretary

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John Lillich - Director At Large

Ivan (John Lillich) was born in Longview, Washington in 1951. He spent his younger years enjoying the heritage of Clatskanie, Oregon at that time a small logging, fishing and farming community. His father’s quest for adventure and entrepreneurial opportunities sent the family to New Zealand on and off during his grade school years. He graduated from Waiheke District High School in 1966. From there John traveled to Sweden, by ship and train, to live with his relatives and gain new perspectives and enjoy his adolescent years as a stranger in a strange land. When he turned eighteen, John joined the armed services as a U.S. citizen. He was stationed in Germany. He left Europe with the ability to speak Swedish, German and French and with an insight that most twenty-four years olds didn't have. In 1975 John came home to his small rural community to find that nothing much had changed. He settled in with a goal of creating something beautiful. If you visit Clatskanie today, you'll see John's windmills and the architecture of his mini storage, that reflect his European experience. It is his attempt to bring the beauty he saw around the world back to Clatskanie. Please enjoy Ivan’s interpretation of life filled with beauty, humor and imagination.