A Virtual Discussion on the Intersection of Arts and Disabilities with Rebecca Hamm
March 31, 2021
Rebecca Hamm, Director of Arts Tierra del Sol Foundation in Southern California
A Southern California native, Rebecca Hamm received her B.A. from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and her M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She shows her artwork throughout the region including solo and selected exhibitions at Los Angeles City College, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, the Claremont Museum of Art, the Ontario Museum of Art and History, the Huntington Beach Art Center, and the University of Houston-Downtown, Texas.
In 1990, Rebecca was introduced to artists who identify as experiencing developmental disabilities at the First Street Gallery and studios of the Tierra del Sol Foundation. She joined in as a guest artist and was quickly hired as a Mentor. Now, as Director of Arts for the Tierra del Sol Foundation, she leads Tierra’s progressive studio programs with ambitious exhibition and event schedules, featuring the important work of the artists who are involved with the inclusive studios. In providing innovative and effective opportunities, this team of art professionals works alongside the more than 100 artists who are currently advancing their own professional careers in the arts.