Meet the Board



M. Jenea Sanchez 

M. Jenea Sanchez was born and raised in Douglas, AZ. After receiving her MFA from Arizona State University in 2011, she returned to Douglas to continue her art practice with an emphasis on border culture and politics. Sanchez is an Instructor of Media Production Arts at Cochise College and serves as a board member for the Binational Arts Institute and The Association for American Cultures.


Martina Rendon


Martina Rendon is an artist and Agua Prieta native living in Douglas, AZ.  Her worked focuses on realistic scenes in the Arizona, Sonroa region. She is an active member of Casa de La Cultura in Agua Prieta, Sonora  and serves on the City of Douglas' Arts and Culture Committee. She has assisted both Douglas and Agua Prieta governments, organizations and artists in implementation of binational cultural and art events on the US / Mexico Border.






Diana LaMar

Diana LaMar is a classically trained actor with a diversified background in the entertainment industry, as well as an environmental and social justice advocate. Diana has appeared in theaters across the country, on Broadway, and in network television. She is an alumnus of The Acting Company and a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.  Diana brings arts development experience to BAC and has been a successful grant writer serving her West Harlem community. Ms. LaMar holds an M.F.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in Mass Communications and Drama. 


David Tarullo


David Tarullo's work ranges from large-scale sculpture to installation art to intimate abstract, figurative, and functional ceramics. His primary themes focus on inner and interpersonal relationships and communication. A native Californian, he, has a strong connection with the Pacific Ocean, where he derives much of his imagery.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Sara Lawrence College. He studied wood fired ceramics at Northern Arizona University, and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana. He is a recipient of the Rudy Autio Award, among other awards and scholarships. He has taught sculpture, ceramics and three-dimensional design at the University of Montana as well as workshops in California and Arizona and is currently a professor of ceramics and sculpture at Cochise College. His work is in the permanent collection at the American  Museum of Ceramic Art and the Montana Museum of Arts and Culture. He has shown throughout the Western United States, including solo exhibitions: Ceramics and Light &   Embracing the Box and & Exploring Structural Integration. His work is published in State of the Art: Installation, Site Specific Art #2, and Cast.