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SALLY REYNOLDS

 

Since beginning her business in 1977 as a dealer, consultant and curator of fine art, Sally Reynolds has maintained a keen interest in the arts and has been responsible for the commissioning of eleven public sculptures, served as curator of several corporately underwritten public exhibition spaces, and as a consultant to individuals and corporations in the acquisition of fine art. From 1985–1986 she served as Executive Director of the Art League of Houston. In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives and Rice University Press, she is the author and principal researcher of Houston Reflections — Art in the City, 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, published in January, 2008. Recognized as an important and unique archival project documenting the visual arts of the city, the book, which includes an eighteen hour CD, records the memories of thirty-eight Houston artists of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Sally Reynolds’ interest in contemporary communication issues and social interaction has led her to presenting seminars designed for attorneys, accountants and other professionals. She participated in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business Women’s Leadership Conference as a concurrent session speaker addressing Formal Informality or Informal Formality: Etiquette Issues for the 21st Century, and was invited to speak to the MBAE students at St. Edward’s University for the foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence. She was a featured speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Conference at the University of Houston—Downtown. Her course, Professional Polish: Etiquette for Success, which she taught for twelve years to participants at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University, and to corporations, law firms, not for profit organizations, students, and the women of The Women’s Home, underscores her recognition of the importance of social skills underlying effective communication in a global community, and to achieving one’s goals.


"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

She has fulfilled a wide variety of leadership responsibilities for organizations and foundations including: University of Houston Moores School of Music, Rice University Friends of Fondren Library, YWCA, The Women’s Home, Texas Children’s Hospital Pi Beta Phi Library, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Houston Symphony, the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of DaCamera of Houston, served as former Chairman of the Houston Municipal Art Commission and is Trustee Emirates of the Houston Arts Foundation. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Women’s Home, and the Advisory Committee of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of The Immanuel and Helen B. Olshan Foundation, Inc., and is Co-Chairman of the Arts Council of The University of St. Thomas. Sally Reynolds is currently the organizing Vice Regent of the 200th NSDAR Chapter in Texas, the Camp Logan Chapter. She is a member of the 2001 Class of Leadership Texas.

She received the Volunteer of the Year Award, College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, University of Houston in 1992, and was recognized as one of Houston’s Pioneer Women and Today’s Leaders in 1994. In 1997, she received the Fredell Lack Award from Young Audiences for outstanding contributions to education and the arts. In 2005, Mrs. Reynolds was honored by the University of Houston Moores School of Music and the Moores Society for eighteen years of support of the school. In 2007 she received The Friends of Fondren Library Award in grateful appreciation of distinguished contributions to the organization for the enhancement of The Fondren Library and Rice University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Fresno State University and a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication Studies from the University of Houston.