Jo Farb Hernández, director of SPACES, is also director of the Thompson Art Gallery and professor at San José State University. A forty-plus-year veteran of the museum field and Fulbright Scholar, she has done intensive fieldwork on art environments since 1974. The groundbreaking book resulting from her research in Spain, Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments (Raw Vision, 2013), has been called the “...most impressive single volume of research ever published in the field of self-taught art.” She is a contributing editor for Raw Vision magazine, serves on the international editorial board for Elsewhere: The International Journal of Self-Taught and Outsider Art, and is a member of advisory boards for several art environments.