Sandra Chanis L. - Cheryl Tall

Sandra Chanis L.: Board of Trustee President for the Oceanside Museum of Art

Sandra Chanis L. was born in Panama City, Panama. She received her B.A. from Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio and her M.A from University of Dallas, Texas. Chanis L. has received many awards and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a former tenured professor of art at the University of Panama, she developed a passion for sharing insight into the art world. She continues to foster students as a professor in the MFA program for the University of Vermont, Montpelier. She currently sits as Board of Trustee President for the Oceanside Museum of Art. Besides her marble abstract and figurative work, her latest medium is a unique ceramic series of sisters and swimmers.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "There is nothing quite like seeing an artistic dream come to fruition. For me, seeing the Oceanside Museum of Art's new wing finally open was one of those dreams, and I am proud to have been a part of it."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Sculptures draw people into their spaces and create a greater sense of community. I like to imagine a San Diego with an abundance of public art, especially sculptures in public spaces and places."