Background (professional arts & consultancy experience)


1986-2007: Artist/President, The Maine Artists’ Space (MAS) / Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine
Roland Salazar Rose is the Founder of this alternative visual arts space, voting member of the National Association of Artists’ Organizations. It  held hundreds of shows at its physical gallery the Danforth Gallery, first show opened Dec 6, 1988. Then, at the end of 2001 it closed this space and launched the Danforth Gallery as an Online Gallery.  In 2007 it closed all operations.

Considerable experience in numerous assignments to government: Job Bank, U.S. Department of Labor; Race Relations, U.S. Navy under Admiral Zumwalt; Consultant to the Southern Federation of Cooperatives; Urban Renewal Planning in the mid-west; Substance Abuse, state and national auspices; Mental Retardation; Tax and Management applications. For List of Publications, see “Publications.”


  • Training of VISTA volunteers, 200 VISTA workers, Region III; Advisor—in—Training
  • Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Epes, Alabama


  • American Society of Planning Officials
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Executive Board Member, Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission
  • Chairman, Planning Board, Arundel, Maine
  • Member, Area-wide Study Group on Water Standards
  • Member. Gerontology Institute Planning Committee, Augusta, Me
  • President, Treasurer: One of the founders, Community Support Services, Inc.
  • Member, First Statewide Conference for Coordinating Services for Maine’s Older Citizens
  • Alternate Member, Planning Appeals Board, Town of Kennebunk, Maine
  • Consultant The Regional Support Center, Yale University