Leadership Team, EAP SF/BA; Visual Resources & Art Research Librarian, Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Carl Schmitz is an art historian and visual arts nonprofit professional who is passionate about the history and future of artmaking in the Bay Area. Carl holds a BA in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San José State University, and has studied Nonprofit Management at CSU East Bay and Human Resources at SFSU. After starting out at institutions in the South Bay, including the San José Museum of Art, Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, and the Palo Alto Art Center, Carl has worked for the last number of years with arts organizations in the East and West Bays. He is a Board of Directors member for the Committee to Preserve the Jess Murals and Kael-Basart House in Berkeley, participates in the Development Committee of the Sharon Art Studio in Golden Gate Park, and serves as Director of Communications for the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association. Art history presentations at public libraries and professional conferences have taken him everywhere from New Mexico to Iceland.