Lisa M. Berman
WAM! Founding Director

 LISA M. BERMAN is an ART Advocate, Wearable Art expert, curator and consultant with expertise in the fields of jewelry, fashion, design, sculpture and public art. Her professional acumen extends to major markets, museums and corporations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. She has co-hosted cultural exchange exhibitions for twelve countries and conducted museum placement into int'l museums. Berman collaborates with Architects to enhance communities through public art experiences. and has served on the Board of Governors for OTIS College of Art and Design, Public Relations Chair for the Fashion Council at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum Collections Board at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and currently on the Advisory Board of Pulitzer Prize Photographer Renee C. Byer’s non-profit, Positive Change Can Happen. Known as the Visionary Proprietor, Lisa is a writer, parent, supports projects intersecting art, children, STEAM and documentary films. She served as the Chief Curator at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center from 2022-2023 and is the U.S. Ambassador for ARTISTAR JEWELS. Berman was appointed by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Arts & Culture as a  Pre-qualified Art Consultant for private, corporate and public projects for Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties through 2026.

Our Board Members & Advisory Council

We are being advised in this venture by a professional Organization Development consulting firm, Turning West, Inc. ( Dr. Steven Goodwin, Turning West’s President and CEO, and his team have launched 97 non-profit startups to great success including the recent launch of the Corita Art Center ( here in Los Angeles to preserve and promote the art of Sister Corita Kent from the 60s and 70s. They will help us get incorporated, become compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, seat an effective board of directors, and much more. Their fees are part of this initial funding request.

Board Member -Vice-Chair
Architect, Founder Ohana Living, former USGBC Chair-O.C.

"WAM will memorialize and sustain a legacy for the local O.C. community, for artists and for future generations. I am proud to support this endeavor"

Board Member- Secretary
Media Enterprises (Marketing Director of Art Jewelry Forum), 2Roses Jewelry

"With her dynamic leadership, WAM! will cultivate a new audience and secure the next generation of collectors"

Board Member - Legal Counsel
Hankin Patent Law, APC
Board Member - Treasurer
Governor, Television Academy (Costume Designers), Designer

"Lisa M. Berman is an expert who has credibility and KNOWS exactly what she is doing. WAM! is the key to move wearable art to a new level."

Advisory Council
Fashion designer, veteran, Founder of US Lifestyle Group, Lux Latinx & Openly

"The past, present and future of wearable art will now have a home and serve as an educational resource around the world. It tells a story of our social experience as individuals and the global collective"

Advisory Council
3 time Coty Award Winning jewelry designer, Founder of ARTWEAR NYC

“Lisa is a wonderful addition to my world.     I appreciate all she does on behalf of wearable art”.

Advisory Council
HBO Couture Cardboard Queen, Artist


Advisory Council
Couture to the Max, Fashion Designer, age 8.

"I just want to make women feel beautiful.    I told my parents I was dressmaker at age 4 and have been sewing ever since"

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