Kjelgaard wins 2018 Governorís Arts Award
Eureka Springs resident Peggy Kjelgaard
has been named one of the recipients
of the 2018 Governorís Arts Awards.
Kjelgaard, who served as the executive
director of the Eureka Springs School of
the Arts for 10 years, led the way on developing
a 10-year plan for the school and
helped to raise and manage more than $2
million in operational and capital funding.
During her leadership, the campus expanded
from one facility located on less
than an acre to seven facilities on more
than 50 acres. The school now offers
more than 75 workshops in mediums that
include metal, wood, leather and fiber.
Kjelgaard has a doctorate degree in education.
For 20 years, she instructed educators
on developing a strong curriculum
for the benefit of all learners, including
the integration of the arts. She has served
on various governing boards, including
the Eureka Springs Arts Council, local
school boards and the Writersí Colony at