The BURNAWAY Board of Directors Announces Staff Changes

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Cash (left) will return to New York City this fall after serving as Executive Editor of BURNAWAY since 2013; Lockner (right) succeeds her as Interim Editor.

The BURNAWAY Board of Directors announces the departure of Executive Editor Stephanie Cash, who has been with BURNAWAY since November 2013, and the appointment of Logan Lockner as Interim Editor. Lockner has been a contributor to BURNAWAY since 2015. He was a participant in the second cycle of BURNAWAY’s Art Writers Mentorship Program, and served as Assistant Editor in 2016-17, when he also ran the organization’s Art Magazine Reading Group.

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Cash, who will be relocating to New York City with her husband this fall, joined BURNAWAY after 19 years as an editor at Art in America magazine. She also served as Interim Director at BURNAWAY in 2015 and 2017-18. Cash will continue her executive duties at BURNAWAY while a search for a new Executive Director is under way, and will continue to serve as an editorial advisor and contributor after that.

During her tenure, Cash helped BURNAWAY receive prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, as well as support from MailChimp. Cash also played a pivotal role in growing important programs such as the Art Writers Mentorship Program, bringing distinguished art leaders from around the country to mentor arts writers in Atlanta and engage with the local community, and produced the Atlanta Art Guide.

“Atlanta is an inspiring city that has deeply affected me,” said Cash. “I’ve learned a lot from the art community here, especially from the gifted artists and writers whom I have had the pleasure of working with every day, and the many arts professionals in Atlanta and the South whose dogged determination cannot be overstated. I am confident Logan will continue to support this unique creative community. He is a talented writer and an intuitive editor with a nuanced understanding of the written word. He is passionate about BURNAWAY’s mission and has exciting ideas for the magazine’s future.”

Board Chair Jessica White said, “Stephanie has gone above and beyond for BURNAWAY, and we are grateful she will assist with this leadership transition as BURNAWAY continues to grow and expand. Having recently obtained grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Stephanie has ensured that BURNAWAY’s future is brighter than ever. We are also excited to see Logan’s vision for editorial content given his relationship to the community and reputation as a rising star in the field.”

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About Logan Lockner:
Lockner received his BA in English literature from Emory University in 2014, and was an editorial intern at the Southern literary quarterly Oxford American in 2013. A graduate of the Triple Canopy Publication Intensive, he has also contributed to ArtsATL, Art Papers, Pelican Bomb, Photograph, and The Rib, and recently guest-edited an issue of Number magazine that focused on boredom in contemporary visual culture. Earlier this summer, Lockner was nominated for the Rabkin Prize for Arts Journalism and presented his curatorial debut at Georgia State University’s Welch School Galleries, an exhibition by Knoxville artist Lauren Sanders, which remains on view through September 7.

Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that supports artists and creative communities in the South by providing a platform for the critical dialogue and information that are vital to grow and sustain a vibrant cultural scene. We fulfill this mission through the online magazine, the Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, and other related programs.

BURNAWAY launched shortly before the Atlanta Journal-Constitution eliminated its staff arts critics and significantly reduced its arts coverage. Initially founded to provide critical dialogue about the contemporary art scene in Atlanta, in 2013 BURNAWAY began to cover other cities in the South to tap into and reinforce relationships among the region’s artists, galleries and organizations, propelling creative communities forward and contributing to the success of artists both within and beyond the South.

For more information
Jessica White, Board Chair, [email protected], 678-517-2420

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