Candice Greathouse will be leaving her position as MINT’s Gallery & Creative Director, effective January 31, in order to focus on her art practice and independent projects. Greathouse received an MFA in photography in 2012, and an MA in contemporary art history in 2014, both from Georgia State University.
Greathouse, who has been with MINT since 2014 and was its first full-time employee, brought a sense of energy and discipline to the sometimes scrappy nonprofit that caters to emerging artists. MINT has been without a permanent gallery space since March 2016, holding exhibitions for its recent fellows at the Flatiron Building in downtown Atlanta.
In a press release, Greathouse says: “During my time at MINT, working closely with artists to expand their practices and careers through innovative and thoughtful exhibitions and projects was my top priority. I also cultivated strong artistic and professional partnerships, grew our artist commissions, and created an internship program unrivaled by any in Atlanta, among other things I’m proud of. I am so pleased to leave MINT with a newly expanded and invested board to continue this work.”
Erica Jamison, MINT’s founder and Executive Director says: “Candice has been a tremendous asset to MINT during her tenure with the organization. Her commitment to artistic excellence and professionalism leave MINT poised to move into the next phase of growth.”
The MINT board and Jamison will begin a formal search for a replacement this summer. Jamison says they are close to announcing the location of MINT’s new location soon.