USC Cinematic Arts

Ann is an independent curator and arts program advisor. Her most notable achievement was launching San Diego’s first contemporary art fair in 2009 – Art San Diego. Art San Diego has grown significantly each year in attendance, sales, and exhibitors presented and recognized as a leading national art fair drawing over 18K collectors annually. Ann is also the founder and curator of the Open Walls Project, urban exhibitions that seek to transform typical commercial spaces. Current positions also include Chair of the Arts & Culture committee for the Downtown San Diego Partnership; Board member of the San Diego Tourism Authority and San Diego Art Institute; Leadership Council for Project for Public Spaces; and a member of The Association for Public Art. Ann is well known for her advocacy on promoting the arts and art education in San Diego. Her efforts have included: co-creation of the San Diego Art Prize (2007 to present), overseeing the direction and exhibitions at the L Street Fine Art Gallery (2007 – 2009); and the creation of Inspire! San Diego Art Kidz, an elementary school project, bringing local artists into the classrooms (2005 – 2007); and working with Downtown San Diego Partnership to increase placemaking opportunities and art programming downtown (2009 to present).