Alum Sheila Bergman Named UC Riverside ARTSblock Director

Friday, December 02, 2016
UC RIVERSIDE TODAY -- “Sheila brings an impressive record of accomplishment in leading arts programming and education at all levels with a vision for the future of ARTSblock,” said Milagros Pen͂a, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. “Most recently, Bergman directed the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, working in close partnership with the chancellor, university relations, faculty, staff and trustees to develop a culture of philanthropy and advocacy to support academic excellence. Her background, experience and accomplishments provide transformational opportunities for ARTSblock.” UCR ARTSblock opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography (founded in 1973), Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Art Gallery (1963) and Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts (2010). Bergman earned her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University.