Focus on the Masters Archive & Library is pleased to welcome Michelle Glass as their new Executive Assistant! Michelle lives in Ventura and has been working in the arts for nearly twenty-five years as an artist, educator and administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education with an emphasis in Art Studio Photography from the California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts in Public Practice (Public Art and Social Practice) from Otis College of Art and Design.
Most recently she served as the Director of Education at the Santa Paula Art Museum where she built and launched the ArtSPARK School Tour and Outreach program, Teen Open Studio, Family Day, and the Artist in Residence programs. Under her administration, programs expanded allowing the museum to increase arts access and strengthen their partnership with the community. “I am so excited to join the FOTM team in this exciting new chapter of the organization’s growth!” Michelle said. She added, “It is exciting to be able to apply my skills in support of programs that acknowledge and preserve the contributions of accomplished contemporary artists and to be able to share their stories with the community.”
The Focus on the Masters (FOTM) Archive & Library is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Founded in 1994, FOTM is one of Ventura’s premier arts organizations. Its mission is to document, preserve and present the lives and works of leading contemporary artists to the public emphasizing the importance of the arts to a healthy society.
To learn more about Focus on the Masters Archive & Library, go to www.FocusOnTheMasters.com.