Tim Field, Andrea Chamberlin, & Kerstin Robers - Ellen Dieter, Shala Dorafshan, & Richard Messenger

Tim Field: President & CEO - San Diego Art Institute

Field earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Business in 1978 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After 17 years experience in business, he moved to San Diego in 1995 to pursue a career in the arts. He found himself compelled to bring his leadership and his strong range of skills in sales, management, and event coordination to the San Diego Art Institute's "Museum of the Living Artist". He served as Vice President and Chair of Fundraising from May of 1996 and is responsible for a successful capital campaign. He became the Executive Director in May of 1997.

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

"It is my vision to see the visual arts elevate San Diego to a world class, creative, and vibrant community by developing artists and supporters of the visual arts through exhibition, education, and outreach with innovative programs, first-class facilities, and select partnerships that reach out to schools, business, government, and our global community."

Andrea Chamberlin:Director of Education - The San Diego Art Institute's San Diego Art Department

Andrea Chamberlin graduated with a BFA from Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in Fine Art and Business Administration. Since 2006, Andrea has been working with The San Diego Art Institute as the Director of Education. She currently manages both the education programs at the San Diego Art Institute "Museum of the Living Artist" and The San Diego Art Department. Andrea is actively involved at SDAI and SDAD coordinating field trips with local schools, programming professional artist lectures, and sustaining local partnerships with outside organizations. Andrea also schedules youth exhibits, develops outreach programs and artist residencies for the museum.

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

"My vision for the future of visual arts in San Diego is to see arts organizations become more integrated in planning and developing strategies to heighten the awareness of the visual arts and build a stronger art community that supports emerging artists."

Kerstin M. Robers: Director of Administration - San Diego Art Institute's "Museum of the Living Artist"

Kerstin Robers graduated with two M.A. degrees (Art History & English Literature/Linguistic) from the University of Trier in Germany. She then completed her internship at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. She permanently moved to the US in 1996 and has been working at the San Diego Art Institute's "Museum of the Living Artist" since 1997. Robers currently holds the position of Director of Administration and is closely involved with developing and implementing the museum's programs and operations. Working with the President and CEO, she develops and follows up on capital grant drives and annual giving campaigns.

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

"My vision for the future is to see an increase of awareness and understanding of the visual arts of our region, to promote and support the vital role the arts play in our communities and to foster cross-cultural appreciation of our artists and their creativity."