President of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
John Machado has been a full-time professor of art history at local Chaffey College since 2005. After completing undergraduate work in art history at San Diego State University he earned his graduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in the culture and art history of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. He has worked at various museums and galleries and taught art history at universities and colleges in California, Oregon and Texas. Machado teaches courses in art history covering the complete Western survey as well as the Ancient Americas, Africa and the islands of the South Pacific. He also has a passion for seeing the world and has traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and recently Asia. At Chaffey College he also serves as the Registrar for the Chaffey College Art Collection and the supervisor for the Visual and Performing Arts Resource Center.
In 2015 Machado returned to graduate school to attain a Master’s in Arts Management from Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Management. He has recently created an undergraduate program to provide arts business management courses at Chaffey College beginning in Spring 2020.
In 2016 Machado founded the nonprofit organization The Arts Area and currently serves as CEO and President of the Board. In this position he also serves on various city and county advisory committees.