Meet Our Executive Director
Rhonda Dallas is a visionary arts administrator, public art curator and creative entrepreneur. Growing up in New York, Rhonda learned early on the transforming power of the arts and has since become a champion for the creative community.
Her mission is clear; expand arts opportunities in Prince George’s County by building sustainable infrastructure, targeted alliances and policy driven advocacy. As Board Chair for two terms, Rhonda played a leading role in the re-organization, re-branding and legislative expansion of the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC). As Executive Director for the past six years, she continues to advance the service of PGAHC managing the County’s Art in Public Places Program and launching the Prince George’s Film Office, Prince George’s Office of the Poet Laureate plus other strategic initiatives that bridge cultural diversity and innovation while promoting creative industry growth, smart partnerships, global connectivity and national best practices in arts and economic development, arts in education, and arts and social practice.
Through her advocacy, access has been opened to local artists within the county’s major commercial and private partnership projects including MGM National Harbor, The Purple Line, and The Hotel UMD Campus resulting in large scale art commissions and procurements. She is actively involved in accelerating Prince George’s County’s Gateway Arts District and emerging cultural corridors supporting adaptive restoration of vacant sites or underserved neighborhoods.
Other curatorial credits include “Experience Salubria”, a historic collective exhibited at Tanger Outlets National Harbor and the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) in Atlanta. Rhonda is a current member of the Fine Arts Advisory Panel, Maryland State Department of Education, the Artist Selection Committee for the Purple Line Art in Transit Program, Employ Prince George’s Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, and served as arts and culture delegate for County Executive’s Baker Business Trade Missions to China and Cuba and Governor’s Appointee for the Maryland Humanities Council.
Rhonda is a 2019 MFA Candidate, Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) and received a BBA, Marketing, Howard University. She is a member of the Prince George’s Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Alfred Street Baptist Church.