Sarah comes to LACE from Otis College of Art and Design, where she served as Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and previously as Director of Alumni Relations.
“Sarah’s an artist at heart with an impressive skill set, a knowledge of the Los Angeles artistic and philanthropic communities, and a passion for LACE’s mission – key to building on its formidable legacy,” says Board President William Moreno.
Sarah has devoted her career to the development and support of artists and artistic communities. Her proven leadership and the depth of her considerable accomplishments have well positioned her to meet the challenges of directing programs and operations at LACE, and her familiarity with the Los Angeles arts community is a major advantage. She has a strong background in corporate and foundation relations, marketing and communications, corporate and individual giving, and collaborative partnerships. Before joining Otis in 2002, Sarah oversaw recruitment efforts for Art Center College of Design, where she reviewed thousands of portfolios, and led Art Center’s highly regarded Night and Saturday High programs.
Sarah serves on the board of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, where she was instrumental in re-establishing the Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Fellowship for emerging artists. In 2006 she organized the exhibition “Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art,” an inter-generational survey of 75 alumni artists that drew a record number visitors to the Gallery. Sarah attended Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a degree in printmaking and later serving as an admissions counselor.
Sarah says, “I look forward to partnering with a wide range of artists, guest curators, and organizations, and I’m excited to bring my experience in program development, fundraising, and marketing to LACE’s mission of presenting ground-breaking, contemporary art in Los Angeles.”