Naomi Bianca Nussbaum - Mario Torero

Naomi Bianca Nussbaum: Director: Synergy Arts Foundation and the BL/EV Project

Naomi has been active in the San Diego arts scene for almost twenty years, spanning the government, private and non-profit sectors. She was Director of Public/Visual Arts for the City of Carlsbad for many years. She then went on to work as Director of Art at a local private design firm, managing large (over 40 artists per project) public art projects for national healthcare facilities. In 2003, she established her own art consulting business and later that year, she, with three colleagues, founded Synergy Art Foundation. She is currently active in an ambitious community arts project to establish a permanent arts district in Barrio Logan/East Village.

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

#1 "The most impressive arts experience for me was Jen Trute's collection exhibited at the
W. D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial 2007. Jen's classical technique is magnificent and her content is visionary. Her message confronts environmental issues head-on, most often in a surrealist style. She is truly a great painter, way ahead of her time."

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

#2 "Through Synergy Art Foundation's Barrio Logan/East Village Arts District (Believe Project), we hope to provide local artists with work/live spaces, a cultural center, exhibition/workshop space, and the ability to unify and support our visual arts community. The ultimate goal is to establish San Diego as a vital international cultural destination."