Catharine Clark is owner and director of the Catharine Clark Gallery established in San Francisco in 1991. The gallery represents contemporary artists working across media, and hosts changing exhibitions of both static and time-based media. In addition to presenting regular exhibits in San Francisco, Clark began quarterly programming of a pop-up exhibition space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood in March of 2009. Clark is a San Francisco native, but ventured to Philadelphia in 1985 to attend the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Art, returning to San Francisco in 1989. Since then she has guest lectured and taught at art schools, universities, museums and other institutions. In 2006 Clark authored an essay for and edited the monograph, Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books. She is a member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, and a trustee of ZER01, the art and technology network.
Former Director, Recology Artist in Residence Program
Paul Fresina served as Director of the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program from 2000 to 2007, and was Director of the company’s Hazardous Waste Programs from 2004 to 2007. Before coming to Recology, Fresina was the Business Program Manager at the San Francisco Hazardous Waste Management Program at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. He was an instructor of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University from 1991 to 2006. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at SCRAP (Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts) and is a self-employed handyman.
Diana Fuller is a free-lance curator, producer, editor, and arts administrator. Currently she serves as a consultant to artists and filmmakers and is researching a documentary film on the subject of garbage, recycling and landfill, RACING TO ZERO. She is the on-going, program director for the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Screenwriting Program. In 2003, Fuller produced Art/Women/California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections, which involved a book, published by University of California Press, and a traveling exhibition originating at the San Jose Museum of Art. She has served as the President of the Film Arts Foundation board, was a founding board member of the Headland Center for the Arts, and is currently on the executive board of the Roxie Theater. From 1960 to 1990, she owned and directed one of the foremost galleries in the West, in tandem with several partners: Hansen Fuller, Hansen Fuller Goldeen, Fuller Goldeen, Fuller Goldeen Gross and finally Fuller Gross.
Artist (AIR Program Alumnus)
Dee Hibbert-Jones is a former Recology artist-in-residence (2002). Her cross-disciplinary art projects range from participatory practice, installations, video and most recently an animated film project. Her work explores political feelings, social connectedness, and emotional affect. Hibbert-Jones is an Associate Professor of Art and Digital Art New Media at UC Santa Cruz and founder/co-chair of the Hub Social Practice Research Institute at UCSC.
Environmental Education Manager, SF Department of the Environment
Tamar Hurwitz is the Environmental Education Manager at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she oversees outreach to K-12 public and private schools that annually reaches more than 15,000 students. Before joining SF Environment in 2003, Hurwitz was the Education Outreach Director at Rainforest Action Network for eight years, where she developed programs and curriculum, and produced an award-winning children’s video. Hurwitz has worked internationally in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, and is an active Committee Member on the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Committee and San Francisco-Barcelona Sister City Committee.
Artist (AIR Program Alumnus)
Andrew Junge is a former Recology artist-in-residence (2005). Junge grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of a historian and a teacher. He earned his BFA in painting from Boston University in 1990 and twelve years later received an MFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts. He and his wife Ashley, a photographer, live in San Francisco with their son Walker, born in 2007. Junge enjoys a variety of artistic pursuits including, printmaking, sculpture, illustration, design, and murals. In the last few years however, the work that has occupied most of his attention is his current job as Chair of the Visual Art Department at Oakland School for the Arts.
Co-chair, St. Vincent de Paul’s Discarded to Divine
Bette McKenzie is currently the co-chair of St Vincent de Paul’s Discarded to Divine and is an active volunteer at the Fund Development Office for Oakland School for the Arts. She served as VP of Special Events and Public Relations for Macy’s from 1978 to 2009 and was the creator of Passport, which brings together corporate sponsors, foundations, and major donors to benefit nonprofits and medical research. Passport has raised close to $30 million for HIV/AIDS organizations and has educated thousands of teenagers on HIV/AIDs awareness. McKenzie lives her life with the desire to reuse, recycle and repurpose and has helped contribute to a more sustainable community through art, fashion and education.
Hector Dio Mendoza
Artist (AIR Program Alumnus)
Hector Dio Mendoza was an artist-in-residence at Recology in 2005. He has exhibited widely including at the Berkeley Art Museum, the 2010 ZERO 1 Biennial in San Jose, California, and the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as internationally in Spain, Mexico, Germany and Switzerland. He is a recipient of a Eureka Fellowship Award and his work is included in the di Rosa Collection in Napa, California. He holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art, and a BFA, Summa Cum Laude, from the California College of the Arts. He is currently a lecturer in the Visual and Public Art Department of the California State University, Monterey Bay.
Environmental Education Coordinator, SF Department of the Environment
Rachel Pomerantz is the Environmental Education Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she oversees outreach to K-12 public and private schools that reaches more than 15,000 students annually. She also runs the Food to Flowers! school composting program, lauded as a national model. Before joining SF Environment in 2007, Pomerantz co-founded and ran Nomad Backcountry Adventures, a wilderness adventure program for teens. She received her Master’s Degree in Postcolonial Anthropology with an emphasis on education and environmental justice and has worked in the education field for nearly two decades—from within gardens to Superfund sites and classrooms. Her highest ongoing achievement is parenting two children who love nature and inquire about the world around them.
Fundraising/Grants Manager, SF Department of the Environment
Shawn Rosenmoss is a Senior Environmental Specialist with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she oversees Development and Community Partnerships. In addition to raising funds for specific environmental initiatives, she is responsible for developing environmental partnerships with myriad entities not driven by an environmental mission, such as Greenstacks, an award-winning collaboration with the City’s Public Library system. Rosenmoss also oversees programming and exhibits for the Department’s EcoCenter and supports its annual grant-making process. Prior to joining SF Environment, Rosenmoss ran a Bay Area circus whose mission was to provide equitable access to the performing arts and use the arts as an avenue for social change.