One of the most interesting and creative volunteer positions in Town is that of the Artist Laureate. The prestigious post of Artist Laureate is a Town Council-appointed, volunteer position with four-year term.
The Heritage & Arts Commission is directly involved in the search and selection of each Artist Laureate and plays a major role in the support and promotion of projects throughout their tenure.
Long-time resident Richard Rozen had a very successful 45-year career in dentistry, all the while nurturing his passion for creating art. Upon his retirement, Richard merged right into his hobby, studying drawing and painting at the College of Marin as well as advanced painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, making art his full time "career in retirement".
Richard has won awards for his art and participated in more than 14 group and solo exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been serving the community throughout his residency through community service positions with the Belvedere-Tiburon Library and Reed Union School District, and feels the Artist Laureate position is a natural extension of his community service and a chance to revitalize the Town's vision and approach to art.
Richard is continuing the educational outreach programs started by prior Laureates, and desires to bring public art to the general population with a keen focus on benefiting both the artists and residents of the Tiburon Peninsula.