Atlanta, July 11, 2016 — BURNAWAY is pleased to announce that it has selected artist and arts administrator Jessica Miller as its new Executive Director. An Atlanta native, Miller has been the Marketing and Publicity Director at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center since 2014, and since January 2015 has also served as the center’s Gallery Assistant. Previously, Miller worked as an organizer for the Hambidge art auction and assisted with the Art Papers auction. She assumes her new post on July 18.
Board chair Liz Wheeler says: “Jessica’s impressive background as an artist, arts advocate and arts administrator create an incredible foundation to strengthen and grow BURNAWAY. We are so excited to work with Jessica as we enter the next phase of BURNAWAY’s development.”
Jessica Miller says: “I look forward to bringing my dedication and enthusiasm for the art community to the position of Executive Director at BURNAWAY. As a Georgia State alumna and Atlanta native, I have relied on BURNAWAY to inform my understanding of the artistic landscape of the Southeast. I am thrilled to be a part of advancing BURNAWAY’s mission and growing the amazing reputation that this organization has already established.”
Miller received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Georgia State University in 2012. Her work has been shown at the Atlanta Zine Fest, MINT Gallery, and Kibbee Gallery.
With Miller’s appointment, Stephanie Cash will resume her role as Executive Editor. In addition to her editorial duties, she has served as Interim Executive Director since June 2015. She also oversees production of the Atlanta Art Guide and manages the Art Writers Mentorship Program, now in its fourth cycle.
Please contact BURNAWAY Board Chair Liz Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-358-3633.
Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide coverage of the arts in and from Atlanta and the South, to support and connect the vibrant creative communities in our region, to nurture and encourage art writers, and to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and organizations. We fulfill this mission through our online arts publication, the Art Writers Mentorship Program, the free Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops for artists, and public programs. Our editorial and programmatic content strives to reflect the geographic, demographic, and artistic diversity of the region. BURNAWAY advances the established tradition of art criticism while also exploring new media and ideas, providing a fresh identity and perspective for arts dialogue today.
BURNAWAY receives support from these public and private funders, and awesome individuals like you!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Possible Futures Foundation
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Fulton County Arts and Culture
Georgia Council for the Arts
Forward Arts Foundation
Bright Wings Foundation