Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, MA
Director, Slocumb Galleries
Box 70708, Department of Art & Design
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
An award-winning sculptor with extensive background in curatorial practice and art management, Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay is both gallery director and curator for the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU and its satellite venue in Downtown Johnson City, Tipton Gallery. She has organized numerous exhibits both nationally and abroad, juried regional exhibitions and has lectured in the Philippines, Japan and the United States. Contreras-Koterbay graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines with a B.A. in anthropology and an M.A. in art history.
She is a member of the American Association of Museums, International Council of Museums,
Southeastern College Art Conference, and International Association of Aesthetics.
Grant recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission APS and ABC grants as well as the
Andy Warhol Legacy grant. Contreras-Koterbay received the ETSU Distinguished Staff
Award in 2013 and the Jan Phillips Mentoring Award in 2015. On July 2016, she was
appointed as founding Board Director and VP for Curatorial Programming for the establishment
of the American Museum of Philippine Art (AMPA) in California.
Image: (c) Charlie Warden, 2016
Other Administrative & Curatorial Support
The Slocumb Galleries are supported by the ETSU Department of Art & Design, an advisory Gallery Committee comprised of select faculty who reviews proposals, the Slocumb Galleries Student Society (SGSS) and the Friends of the Slocumb Galleries whose membership range from volunteers and sponsors from the academic and local communities.
The SG Staff is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students under the Tuition Scholars (TS), Academic Performance Scholars (APS), Federal Work Study (FWS) and the Career and Internship Program.