Executive Director
Email Sarah

Stauder was both Curator of Exhibitions and Collections and Executive Director of the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Art Museums in Milwaukee, WI over a period of six years. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minnesota from 2008 to 2012.  She has a B.A. in Art History from DePauw University and an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Now living in Houston in the Old Braeswood neighborhood with her husband Mike and 3-year-old son Howie, Sarah has an affinity for nut brown ale and and fear of foam.

Email Mary

Mary Magsamen is a curator, artist and educational advocate interested in the points where art, film and community unite through collaboration and experimentation. Prior to Aurora Picture Show, Mary curated independently, founded an artist run space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and taught in University programs such as New School University, University of Toledo and University of Houston. Mary currently collaborates on video and installation work with her husband as Hillerbrand+Magsamen, and exhibits internationally. She received her BFA from the University of Denver and MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 
Mary has two children, Maddie and Emmett, and two dogs, Penny and Annie, and loves tacos and ice cream (but not together). 


Education and Technical Director
Email Camilo

Camilo Gonzalez works in Houston as an artist, arts administrator and educator of various mediums and practices. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and is the Education and Technical Director at Aurora Picture Show. His interests in film, archiving and electronic media has led him to collaborate with various organizations, artists and youth around the nation. Presently, Camilo has been in the search of the meaning of life with the help of fast hard drives and mad cuisine skills.


Communications and Development Associate
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Program Assistant
Email Jacinta