"Cory Calandra Devereaux (Cory) graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) from Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York), and received her Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Throughout her multifaceted career, Cory applied her expertise to the arts, retail and non-profit management, and consulting. Her professional experience includes The Exploratorium, Museum of Science and Human Perception (San Francisco, California), Marilyn Burns Education Associates, Inc. (Sausalito, California), and the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) previously in San Francisco, California.
As a community activist, Cory was a member of the San Francisco Zoological Society Board of Directors (1994–2004), chairing the Joint Zoo Committee, and active on several other Zoo committees. From 1999 to June 2016, Cory served on the San Francisco based Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc. (PEM) Board of Directors. During her PEM tenure, Cory held several leadership roles including Board Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President. Cory also worked as a PEM staff member beginning in 2004 until 2016, culminating with her position as Business Director. In addition to her regular duties, Cory directed instant murals with toddlers, school children, youth and adults, and numerous community mural projects.
Currently, Cory lives in San Bruno, California with her husband, Ed, and pursues her lifelong ambition of being an independent artist/muralist. She recently launched Painters Pants, a sole-proprietor enterprise featuring art and painted sculpture, murals, and consulting services specializing in non-profit organizations. Cory’s paintings and sculptures are in private collections nationwide."