August 9, 2011

Oklahoman recently elected chair of Americans for the Arts

Did you know that Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, elected Oklahoma businessman and banker C. Kendric "Ken" Fergeson as Chair?

From the Americans for the Arts News Release, May 2011:

“I am pleased that Ken will be taking on this leadership role. He has been an extraordinary board member, and his commitment to the organization will make him an outstanding Chair,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.

An ardent supporter of the arts, C. Kendric Fergeson is a long-time member of Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and its board of directors. In his home state of Oklahoma, he has served on the boards of the Oklahoma Art Council and the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

In addition, Mr. Fergeson presently serves on the boards of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Associate Board, Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Heritage Hall of Fame 2009 and has been honored by the Oklahoma Education Association for outstanding service for public education and received the Governor’s Arts Award in 1994 and 2000.

He was also the recipient of the 2001 Business in Arts Leadership Award by the Business Committee for the Arts, and FORBES Magazine. Further, he and NBC have been responsible for six pieces of public art, all of which has been used to raise money for charitable and school organizations.

Gratefully, Ken has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors for Oklahomans for the Arts, Inc.

About Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at