Sowell: Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Oceanside
Museum of Art
2008 the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) experienced a dramatic expansion
that quadrupled the size of the museum and gained a new Director of
Exhibitions and Collections-Teri Sowell. With three galleries to fill,
Teri stays busy programming exhibitions with a regional emphasis. Born
in Oceanside, Teri received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego
and her masters and doctorate from Indiana University. After curating
at the Brooklyn Museum, Teri moved back to San Diego. In addition to
her role at OMA, Teri remains on faculty at UCSD and serves as the Chair
of the Public Arts Commission for the City of Vista.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"We should be working toward more institutional partnerships within
San Diego County. We need to be collaborators, not competitors. In our
programming, we should also strive to reflect the diverse local communities
we live in."