Charles A. Sims, MD, is co-founder and medical director of California Cryobank. He is a board-certified pathologist, laboratory director and has served as Chief of Pathology at Century City Hospital, Los Angeles.
Nancy Adams, a CAFAM trustee, has worked in established LA art galleries including Rosamund Felsen Gallery and Cirrus Gallery before devoting herself to volunteer work for the Craft & Folk Art Museum, the Getty Center, National Museum for Women in the Arts and the LA Zoo.
Adams and Sims collect figurative paintings with a special eye toward emerging and LA based artists.
Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. Aguiñiga had a solo exhibition in 2011 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum entitled Crossing the Line and her work was featured in the recent exhibition The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility. Her current work uses craft to create community and to generate dialogue.
She is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of Crafts and Traditional Arts, a NALAC and Creative Capital 2016 Grant Awardee. She has been the subject of a cover article for American Craft Magazine and has been featured in PBS’s Craft in America Series. Aguiñiga is the founder and director of AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an ongoing series of artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity in the US/Mexico border regions.