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Search is On for New Executive Director at OMA

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Museum of Art has resumed its search for a new Executive Director after it was announced that James Peck and the OMA Board of Directors opted to part ways.

James Peck, who was a director at a museum in West Texas, took over the role as Executive Director, at OMA, five months ago from interim-Director, Sandra Chanis.

Chanis was appointed to the position after Executive Director, Daniel Foster resigned in May of 2015.

“As a premier regional art museum and cultural gathering place, OMA needs, and deserves, a strong leader with a clear vision, passion and the skills to build on the museum’s many successes.” said Robert Pendleton, MD, PhD President, Board of Trustees in a statement released on Friday. “Our executive search firm is evaluating past applicants and launching a new search as they had committed to do in the event that the original candidate was not successful. Interim leadership is also being lined up to continue our seamless operations as we enter our exciting spring and summer season.”

The Summer season at OMA includes the Teeny Tiny Art Sale, part of the First Friday ArtWalk on June 3rd and the annual Museum Ball on July 23.