Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Ok, just after that last post this came through on the transformer list:

May 15, 2006

CONTACT: Victoria Reis / Brigitte Reyes

Transformer's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Reis as Executive Director of Transformer as of May 16, 2006.

Transformer was founded by Victoria Reis and Jayme McLellan in 2002
to serve the artists of Washington, DC and beyond. Transformer has
enjoyed great success over the past four years providing a broad
range of cultural experiences to artists and audiences. With
steadfast community support, the organization has grown into a
nationally recognized, vitally important support system for emerging

"It has been an honor to work with Jayme McLellan in building
Transformer and establishing its mission - to connect and promote
emerging artists while serving as a catalyst and advocate for
emergent expression in the visual arts. As Executive Director, I
look forward to working with Transformer's dedicated board of
directors, advisors, artists, and the community in furthering our
programs and services as Transformer enters its 5th year of
operations this June 2006," says Reis.

"I am confident that Victoria Reis will excel in her new role as
Executive Director of Transformer and will further the organizations
mission in support of artists and the community." – Brigitte Reyes,
Transformer Board President. Jayme McLellan resigned from her
position as co-director of Transformer to become the Interim
Executive Director of Women & Philanthropy - a national leadership
organization of grant-makers. She served as Director of Development
for Women & Philanthropy for two years (2002-2004) while also co-
directing Transformer.

Dave Gustine, a recent graduate of The Corcoran College of Art &
Design and Transformer intern for the past eight months, has been
hired as Transformer's part-time Program Assistant. Transformer will
also be contracting an Auction Coordinator to assist with
development and implementation of Transformer's 3rd Annual Silent
Auction and Fundraiser to be held in late October 2006.

TRANSFORMER is a Washington, D.C. based 501(c) 3 non-profit, artist-
centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists
locally, nationally and internationally. Partnering with artists,
curators, art spaces and other cultural entities, Transformer serves
as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual
arts. Transformer's 2005/2006 exhibition series is supported by The
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The DC Commission on the
Arts and Humanities/NEA, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation,
and The Visionary Friends of Transformer.

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WDC 20005


Blogger ebeth said...

add elizabeth van fleet, intern to the list, sucka!

9:28 PM, May 18, 2006  

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