TW Wood Gallery announces new executive director

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Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:34pm -- Anonymous

The TW Wood Art Gallery today announced the appointment of Margaret Coleman as the nonprofit organization’s new executive directorColeman takes over the position from Ginny Callan. Prior to joining the gallery, Coleman was executive director of the national nonprofit Art Shape Mammoth, a creative organization dedicated to social justice and the environment, and also held positions as the co-director of the ONE Arts Center, director of Flynndog Exhibits, and program coordinator at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls. She also currently serves on the board of Burlington City Arts.

Coleman was tapped for the role, in part, due to her demonstrated approach to building and strengthening communities through the arts, and making creative practice accessible to everyone.

“I’ve been spending time with the board, staff and volunteers of the gallery,” said Coleman. “I’m thrilled by their clear commitment to the community. I look forward to engaging deeply with Central Vermonters, and helping even more people connect with the rich cultural heritage that the T.W. Wood Gallery offers.” 

“After an exhaustive search for someone to helm the gallery, Margaret was the clear choice,” said the gallery Board of Trustees President Elliott Bent. “Margaret is a collaborative leader dedicated to community, and making creative practice accessible to everyone.” “She brings an incredible diversity of arts and management experiences to bear in a role that must deliver contemporary art shows; collaboration with museums, galleries, partners, and artists; arts education for adults and youth, community events, and so much more. The Board and I are excited to have her as the new director.”

Coleman completed her BFA from the University of MN, her MFA from Pratt Institute, and is currently a PhD candidate at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Coleman worked in the arts in New York City until she moved to Vermont in 2013.

One of Coleman’s first responsibilities will be to work with partner nonprofits the Center for Arts and Learning, Monteverdi Music School, and The River Rock School on a coordinated capital campaign to raise $130,000 to make their shared facility accessible by installing an elevator.

The Gallery is located at 46 Barre St. Montpelier, in the Center for Arts & Learning and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 - 4:00 P.M. For more information go to www.twwoodgallery.org call 802-262-6035 or send an inquiry to info@twwoodgallery.org

About the TW Wood Gallery: A Museum of American Art

The TW Wood Gallery houses a large permanent collection of art and is the repository for Vermont’s portion of the Federal Works Progress Administration artwork. In addition, the Gallery features changing exhibits of contemporary Vermont artists work. The Gallery runs summer arts camps, an after-school art program, art classes, art talks, opening art receptions and more. The Gallery charges no admission so that art can be available to everyone. The Gallery’s mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today’s art to Central Vermont.