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Jurors for ¡Community!
Artists Council Fall 2022 Juried Exhibition and Sale

At the Artists Council, we believe that the quality of our jurors elevates our exhibitions,
ensures objectivity and fairness in the art selection process, brings greater credibility to
the Artists Council, and helps artists expand their credentials as professionals.

Jurors for Artists Council exhibitions are identified based on several criteria:
 Educational background in the arts (BA in the arts, MFA, etc.)
 Experience:

  • Museum director, gallery director/owner, curator in a museum, university,

or gallery

  • Artist who has exhibited in art museums or prominent galleries

  • Prominent art collector

 Actively working in the arts
 Working/living outside the Coachella Valley (artists should, by and large, not be
known to the juror)
 Prior jury experience in high-quality exhibitions

For ¡Community! we are honored to have two outstanding jurors to select the works and awards:

Consuelo Montoya

Assistant Vice President

Adult Education and Public Programs,

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 

Consuelo is an artist, educator, and cultural producer

specializing in community engagement strategies.

In addition to her current position at LACMA, she has

served as Director of Education and Public Programs 

at the California African American Museum, was the
founding administrator in the Master of Public Practice program at Otis College of
Art and Design, and serves as vice chair of the California Arts Council. She holds an
undergraduate degree in Fine Art from University of California, Santa Cruz; an MA in
Public Art Studies from University of Southern California; and an MFA in Graphic
Design from Otis College of Art and Design. She has been extensively involved in
producing the SELA Arts Festival at the L.A. River in South East Los Angeles.


Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia

Curator-at-Large, The Mistake Room, and

Curatorial Assistant, Benton Museum of Art,

Pomona College

In 2021, Nicolas curated "Everything Just Changed,

No?" a three-person exhibition with artists Carmen

Argote, Nikita Gale, and Tran, T. Kim Trang at the

Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. With Narei

Choi, the 2019 Emerging Curator at LACE, he curated
"Take My Money; Take My Body," an exhibition at the intersection of K-Pop and
politics. As assistant curator at TMR, he co-curated "Where the Sea Remembers" in
2019 and "My Veins Do Not End In Me" in 2018, as well as worked on exhibitions and

projects with artists including Gisela McDaniel, Felipe Baeza, Tuan Andrew Nguyen,
Gaelle Choisne, and David Hammons. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona

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