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BURNAWAY Announces Change in Leadership

Steph and Sue

BURNAWAY is pleased to announce exciting changes at the organization. Stephanie Cash, Editor since November 2013, will assume the position of Interim Executive Director with the departure of Susannah Darrow this June. Darrow, a co-founder of BURNAWAY, has been Executive Director since the organization launched in 2008. Darrow will assume the position of Executive Director at ArtsATL.com on September 1, following her maternity leave.

Cash, who is responsible for the editorial content, has played a crucial role in the expansion of BURNAWAY’s coverage of art in the South. She has recruited and developed numerous writers in cities throughout the region, introduced new features on the site, and produced the magazine’s second print edition, BURNAWAY #2: Exchange. Cash represented BURNAWAY on a College Art Association panel in January of this year, and on May 28-30 will attend the Superscript conference on arts journalism and criticism in the digital age at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. In March, she initiated the launch of the Atlanta Art Guide, a free, foldout list of current exhibitions at art venues in the Metro area that is distributed to galleries, museums, hotels, festivals, special events, and other locations. Prior to BURNAWAY, Cash was an editor for 19 years at Art in America magazine in New York. She continues to contribute to it and such national publications as Modern Painters and Photograph.

Darrow says: “It is hard to fully describe what BURNAWAY has meant to me over the past seven years. It has been a privilege to work with BURNAWAY’s talented contributors and partners, our incredible staff and board, and the community that has embraced this organization so fully. I am proud to have been a part of this organization from its humble beginnings to what is now a nationally recognized and supported publication, and to have had the opportunity to develop our Emerging Writers Mentorship and Critic-in-Residence programs. I truly cherish the opportunity to have worked with the incredibly talented Stephanie Cash and our wonderful staff: Kimberly Binns, Jacquelyn O’Callaghan, and Mindy Spritz.”

Chris McClure, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BURNAWAY says: “The Board of Directors extends its sincere thanks to Susannah for the hard work she has put into the foundation and expansion of BURNAWAY, and we wish her continued success in her future endeavors. As BURNAWAY matures, Stephanie’s experience and undeniable success as Editor will enable the publication to continue to increase its ambition and coverage while staying true to our core mission. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Stephanie as BURNAWAY embarks on its next phase of growth as the voice of the arts in the South and beyond.”

Cash says, “Susannah has done a great job with her leadership of BURNAWAY. I look forward to expanding and growing the vision of the organization and spearheading exciting new initiatives. I’m proud of the work we have achieved together and the tremendous momentum of our editorial coverage and programs. The future is extremely bright for BURNAWAY.”

About BURNAWAY

BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated since 2008 to providing critical coverage and dialogue about arts in Atlanta and the South. BURNAWAY recognizes the importance that writers and thinkers play in supporting artist communities to promote, challenge, and propel them forward. The editorial and programmatic content of the organization strives to reflect the geographic, demographic, and artistic diversity of the region. BURNAWAY fulfills its mission through the online arts publication, a critics-in-residency program, the Emerging Art Writers Mentorship Program, writing workshops, an annual print publication, and public programs.

For further information:

Please contact Stephanie Cash at Stephanie@burnaway.org or 404.602.9513.

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