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ACE 2022 - Jurors

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Edina Adam
Assistant Curator of Drawings
J.Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles

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Melissa Russo
San Bernardino County Museum 

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Daniel Foster
Artist, Poet and Executive Director
Shumway Ranch Artist-in-Residence
Program above Palm Desert

  • Edina Adam, Assistant Curator of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Edina Adam, a native of Budapest, Hungary, holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and a PhD in History of Art and Architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York. She is currently Assistant Curator of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, where her projects have included "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" and "Artists on the Move.”


  • Melissa Russo, Director, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands

Melissa Russo has 30 years of experience as a museum executive. In addition to her current role as Director of the San Bernardino County Museum, she has served as Director of Institutional Advancement at Oakland’s Chabot Space & Science Center and as Executive Director of the Western Museum Association, among other positions. She earned a BA in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles and an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was also recently appointed to a five-year term on the Accreditation Commission of the American Alliance of Museums.


  • Daniel Foster, Artist, Poet and Executive Director, Shumway Ranch 

      Artist-in-Residence Program above Palm Desert

Daniel Foster has a 30-year career in arts, museum, and nonprofit leadership in San Diego and Southern California, plus 35 years as a conceptual artist and visual poet. In addition to his current position as Executive Director of Shumway Ranch Artist-in-Residence Program, an historic State of California 640-acre homestead in the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mtns. National Monument, Foster has served as Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art, and as President/CEO of The Inland Empire Community Foundation. Foster has founded two arts councils (Arts Connection-San Bernardino Co. & North County Arts Network-San Diego) and recently co-founded the Desert Plein Air Association. He earned an MFA double degree with honors from the San Francisco Art Institute (New Genres & Sculpture) and a BS in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, plus three years of philosophy, art, and science at the University of California, San Diego (Revelle College).