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Faith J. McKinnie

Executive Director

McKinnie is a curator and arts administrator practicing on the unceded land of the Nisenan. Her practice is multidimensional but remains rooted in the prioritization and care of artists that find their work outside of the imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchal margins of the art historical canon. She has held leadership positions at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Theatre Company, Bigger Than Us Arts, and Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum. She has consulted on projects with California's Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento's Mayor Darrell Steinberg. She is the founder of the Sacramento Curatorial Collective, DEIA board chair at Capital Creative Alliance, and a founding board member of the Sacramento Alliance for Regional Art. She holds a B.A. in Art History. 

She is the recipient of the following:
- Sacramento Bee + Nehemiah Emerging Leadership Program's 2022 Top 25 Black Change Maker award.
- Sacramento Kings + Crown Royal's 2022 Culture Creator Award.
- National Endowment for the Arts + City of Sacramento's 2022 Seeding Creativity Award.
- 18th Street Arts Center's California Creative Corps Finalist

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