Marianna Stark

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Industry Arts
Occupation Editor
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Introduction (pronounced mare-ree-ANNE-nuh) is a fourth generation San Franciscan. She received her B.A. in Art History from U.C. Berkeley in 1992. She enjoys a successful career in merchandising and has worked for blue chip specialty retailers I. Magnin, Sharper Image, Prada USA, Brooks Brothers, and most significantly, ten rewarding years with Gap Inc. Marianna is an active member of SFMOMA’s SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) and ArtTable, the national leadership organization for women in the arts. Over the years she has held leadership positions in many different arts organizations including two years on the board of ArtPoint, the young professionals’ auxiliary of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums. Marianna’s love for the arts was sparked by her grandfather, E. Preston Ames, an Academy Award winning Art Director, and by Prudy Kohler's History of Art course at San Francisco University High School. Sadly, Marianna does not have much wall space in her 750 sq. ft. Russian Hill condominium. Her latest acquisition is a J. Weiss Design remodel of her kitchen and bath.