Mar – Jun 2023

Dear Friends,

After a full year of reflection, listening, and careful consideration, the Museum’s Board of Directors formally adopted a new mission, vision, and strategic values on February 5 (see below).

There is no doubt that this was hard work, skillfully lead by the tireless Lynne Biddinger. This group dug deep to consider SLOMA’s role in our community today and long into the future. What an honor it is for me to share with you the clear touchstones that will lead the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art as we step into this next chapter. Watch your inbox for more information about how we work to deliver on these values every day and the countless ways in which Art Matters.

In the meantime, join us for the member preview of our next Gray Wing exhibition, Marela Zacarías: Storytelling on Friday, March 10 at 6 PM. Click here to RSVP. This West Coast museum premiere of Marela’s work is sure to inspire our visitors and I can’t wait to share it with you!

As always, I invite you to reach out to me directly at with your questions and feedback.

Leann Standish
SLOMA Executive Director

P.S. All this rain slowed us ever so slightly and artist Leah Rosenberg will add the finishing touches to our exquisite new mural SLO(W) Rainbow this weekend. Visit the exhibition page for more information!

SLOMA’s new Mission, Vision, and Values

Art Matters: We enrich our community by using art as a doorway to deeper insight and connection.

Bringing people together through art.

We take risks and push limits
We create experiences that challenge biases and illuminate the issues of our time.

We bring people together
Relationships are at the core of everything we do: with artists, audiences, staff, communities, and donors.

We are a safe place of belonging
Being open, kind, vulnerable, and empathetic is central to who we are.

We value curious minds and joyful hearts
We create a space for exploration, playfulness, and diverse ways of knowing ourselves and the complex world around us.

Approved by the Board of Directors Feb 2023.

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