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Programs Committee


Our Programs Committee is composed of highly connected Creative Industry leaders
who believe in the power of the visual, performing, and culinary arts to bring
people together. Their insight and creative brilliance help us to design unique
and unforgettable programs for the San Diego community.

Vanguard Culture Programs Committee:

Allison Andrews – CEO, Fashion Week San Diego

Cathy Breslaw – Cultural Correspondent, Vanguard Culture

Clara Carter – Strategic Meeting Manager, Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network

Steven Churchill – CEO, The Art of Photography Show

Arlene Damasco – General Manager, Gilbert Castellanos Band

Chi Essary – Vanguard Culture Board Member & Social Media Director

Miguel Gongora Jr. – Cultural Correspondent, Vanguard Culture

Tara Graviss – Executive Director, Arts for Learning San Diego

Mark Lovett – Organizer,  TEDx San Diego & Vanguard Culture Board Member

Ginger Porcella – Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute


Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.