Teri Sowell - Brian Goeltzenleuchter

Teri Sowell: Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Oceanside Museum of Art

In 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.

What 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."