Jan Wurm is an artist, educator, and curator engaged in expanding the community forum for contemporary art dialogue. Wurm taught for UC Berkeley Extension, the ASUC Art Studio, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She served 8 years on the Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors and mentored UC Regents Scholars. She served on the Steering Committee of the Cal Art Alumni Group organizing and moderating six annual symposia. She has lectured extensively as a guest artist and taught in the Sommerakademie in Neumarkt, Austria. Wurm organized and facilitated a Guest Artist Lecture Series for the Berkeley Art Center for 5 years. Her writings on art and society have been published by Routledge in WS, Women’s Studies Journal of Claremont Graduate University. She has juried and judged exhibitions as well as an artist residency for the National Park Service. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Archive Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen in Berlin, and the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Wurm is currently engaged as Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Art at the Richmond Art Center where her projects have included Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley, Mildred Howard: Spirit & Matter, David Park: Personal Perspectives, The Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanism and the current, Mapping the Uncharted.