Josefa González Mariscal named Executive Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts



The Board of Trustees of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that Josefa González Mariscal has been named the museum’s Executive Director. She will assume her role on March 18, 2024.


After a six-month search to fill this key position, SAMFA Board Chair Heidi Brooks states, “On behalf of SAMFA’s Board of Trustees, we are overjoyed to welcome Josefa as our new Executive Director. Her background and experience are exactly what we need at this time. We are thrilled about our future with her.”


SAMFA Curator Laura Huckaby, who has served as Interim Director since August, assisted the Board with the search. “I couldn’t be happier that we have appointed Josefa to lead our organization into the future. I believe she is a perfect fit for us, and the staff and I look forward to welcoming her to the team! I am honored to have served the museum as Interim Director these past six months, but I am grateful to be able to focus my attention once more on the collections and exhibits.”


González Mariscal is an arts and culture career professional with experience in museums and arts administration. She has worked interpreting and preserving artistic and cultural heritage consulting for museums and collectors. She has held leadership positions at the Appraisers Association of America in NY and the Houston contemporary arts organization Diverse Works, served as Deputy Director of Interpretation at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and was appointed Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center by the New Mexico Governor. 


González Mariscal holds a bachelor’s degree in art history, a graduate certificate in fine and decorative arts appraising from NYU, and a master’s in public service and administration in nonprofit management from Texas A&M University.


“Standing on the past leadership legacy,” says González Mariscal, “I am honored to lead the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. I look forward to fulfilling its vision of enhancing the quality of life of the Concho Valley communities, by facilitating engaging art exhibitions and educational programming.”


The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts serves as a catalyst for creativity and community. The museum inspires people of diverse ages and backgrounds from the Concho Valley Region by presenting the highest quality visual and performing arts from around the world. The result of this beautiful, dynamic connection is lifelong enrichment for all. SAMFA has been nationally recognized for its dedication to the community and was presented with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2003.


The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum is supported by generous contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations. For more information about SAMFA, go to Follow the museum’s socials for up-to-the-minute news and information