Sara Kellner is an arts professional who has been working in Houston since 1999. She was the Visual Arts Director at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo NY where she curated over 80 exhibitions of contemporary art. She has also worked as the Executive Director of DiverseWorks Artspace, the Arts in Transit Manager for METRO’s light rail expansion, and the Director of Civic Art + Design for Houston Arts Alliance. She is passionate about artist professional development and brought the first Creative Capital artist retreat to Houston. She has served on selection panels throughout the United States including the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design where she was a European Honors Fellow. She is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute.