by Jen Graves
on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Pamela Belyea, the world's most likable generalissima, is stepping down as executive director at Gage Academy of Art. Along with her husband, the painter Gary Faigin, Belyea ("belly-YAY") cofounded the classical art school in 1990 in Santa Fe, moving it to Seattle the following year. Gage now is a sophisticated operation on north Capitol Hill, with thousands of alums and high-functioning ateliers, classes, and a talks and exhibitions program. "I want to be part of the budding charter-school movement in Seattle," Belyea says of her plans for a new career. A national search for her successor starts soon; she leaves Gage on July 1.