Reflecting on Joanna Sikes retirement from MoNA
December 28, 2022
Joanna Sikes, the Museum of Northwest Art's development director from 2021-22 and executive director, 2018-2021, said goodbye to her leadership roles at MoNA in November.
Sikes has had a long and storied career in the arts, one which she found quite actually by accident. It began in the 1960s in her early days at the University of California at Davis, where she had planned to become a veterinarian. Davis, located in California's Central Valley, a largely a rural farming country, was the perfect place to fulfill her desire to be a large-animal veterinarian. On the day she was informed that...