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Abby Wasserman (B.A. San Francisco State, M.A. New York University) has published hundreds of articles and reviews on artists and the arts. From 1978 to 1984 she was a staff writer for the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Folklife Programs while working as a freelance arts critic, columnist, and feature writer in Washington, D.C. She was editor-in-chief of the Oakland Museum of California's quarterly magazine The Museum of California from 1990 to 2003. Her books include The Spirit of Oakland: An Anthology (Heritage Media Corp., 2000), Praise, Vilification & Sexual Innuendo, or How to Be a Critic, The Selected Writings of John L. Wasserman 19641979 (Chronicle Books, 1991), and Portfolio: Eleven Native American Artists (American Indian Contemporary Arts Gallery/ Marquand Books, 1985). She also wrote and illustrated a children's book, Tosca's Paris Adventure (Conflux Press, 2006). A longtime friend of Mary Tuthill Lindheim, she edited the artist's manuscript "Dad and His Family," completing it after Lindheim's death in 2004. For additional information about Abby and her other words, see abbywasserman.com.

Maria Porges (B.A. Yale University 1975, M.F.A. University of Chicago 1979) is an artist and writer who lives and works in Oakland, California. Porges's sculpture has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums, and her reviews and essays have appeared in publications including Artforum, Contemporanea, Art Issues, New York Times Book Review, and American Craft. She has written over 50 catalog essays.

Aram Fischer, Mary Lindheim's great-nephew, holds a B.S. in Film Production from Boston University. A filmmaker based out of New York City, he has worked on projects including Fog of War, The Women of Tibet Trilogy, and the Hudson River Short Film Series.

Julie M. Muñiz is Imogene Gieling Curator of Craft and Decorative Arts at the Oakland Museum of California, where she manages the collection of historical and contemporary craft objects. She recently oversaw the installation of craft and decorative arts as the museum underwent a major renovation and reinterpretation of its galleries. Prior to coming to Oakland, she worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Photo of Abby Wasserman by Robert Skip Sandberg
Photo of Maria Porges by William McMahon
Photo of Aram Fischer by Matthew Bologna

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