Mission

The Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.

Vision

As a cultural anchor, the Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires creativity to enhance the everyday lives of its community and leads the regional conversation on the importance of the arts.

Core Values

Power of Art / Inspiration / Creativity
We believe in the transformative experience of art and are dedicated to providing our audience with exceptional experiences of direct contact with unique objects and works of art through access to our collections and diverse exhibition schedule. These works of art are at the core of the museum’s identity.

Excellence and Leadership/Professionalism
We believe in treating all visitors and colleagues with respect and will strive for best practices in all we do. Creative expression is central to how we plan, teach, and face adversity.

Integrity
We believe that we are accountable for the care and preservation of the collections and all objects entrusted to us. We stand for our values in making difficult decisions and will maintain accountability to our donors through good stewardship of donations and generous giving.

Excellence in Education
We believe in a welcoming environment for all to learn. We will provide life-changing educational experiences through research and direct interactions with visual art. We will encourage lifelong learning and a diverse student body to express new and challenging ideas at every age.

Museum Staff

WMA’s staff works tirelessly to ensure everyone feels welcome at the museum and has access to our exhibitions and programming. Please let us know what’s on your mind.

Dana-Marie Lemmer

Executive Director and Curator
dlemmer@wiregrassmuseum.org

Robin Johnston

Special Projects Administrator
info@wiregrassmuseum.org

Melissa Rea

Director of Advancement
mrea@wiregrassmuseum.org

Brook McGinnis

Education Director
brook@wiregrassmuseum.org

Sophie Skipper

Special Events and Marketing Coordinator
sophie@wiregrassmuseum.org

Alexandria Turner

School Programs Coordinator and Art Educator
aturner@wiregrassmuseum.org

Paula Haymon

Collections Manager and Registrar
paula@wiregrassmuseum.org

Troy West

Operations Technician
troy@wiregrassmueum.org

Support

Holly Meyers – Independent Programs Manager

Amelia Ferrell – Art Instructor

Sara Beth Ivey – Art Instructor

Orran Scruggs – Art Instructor

Aimee Burr – Art Instructor

Kira Nichols – Art Instructor

Brandon Rice – Art Instructor

Jennifer McCohnell – Art Instructor

PushCrankPress – Design and Website

Community Advisory Committee

Lisa Ennis

Erika Faulk

Amanda Gomez

Alison Hall

Katy Lewis

Phillip Metcalf

Keith Wilson

Board of Trustees

The Museum is grateful to all of its supporters, including its Board of Trustees.

Collins Trott – President

Dan Johnson – Vice President

Sharla Jones – Treasurer

Destiny Oliver – Secretary

Missy Forrester

Roxane Fuentes

Claudia Hall

Lawrence Johnson

Mike McCann

Calencia Perry

William Nichols

Orran Scruggs

Derrick Tiller

Mikhele Trice

Sonia Wartes

Mayor Mark Saliba – Mayor of Dothan
Ex Officio

Kevin Cowper – City Manager of Dothan
Ex Officio

Dana-Marie Lemmer – WMA Executive Director
Ex Officio

William P. Hood, Jr.
Board Emeritus

Financial Reports

Financial Report (2014)
Financial Report (2015)
Financial Report (2016)
Financial Report (2017)
Financial Report (2018)
Financial Report (2019)
Financial Report (2020)

Annual Reports

Annual Report (2021)
Annual Report (2020)
Annual Report (2019)
Annual Report (2018)
Annual Report (2017)

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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