CAC Member Selection Announcement

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) announces its selection of community advisory committee members, following a public call for community participation earlier this spring through an application process. This committee is focused on working alongside museum board and staff to provide community feedback and to be ambassadors for the museum’s mission and vision.

Community Advisory Committee members include Lisa Ennis, Erika Faulk, Amanda Gomez, Alison Hall, Katy Lewis, Phillip Metcalf, Claire Necessary, Calencia Perry, Derrick Tiller, Mikhele Trice, and Keith Wilson. Each committee member volunteers their time, meeting quarterly for working sessions at the museum, and has committed to a 1-2 year term.

“For the museum to be of most value to the community members, we have to listen to the community about what they want and need. The Community Advisory Committee allows for just that. I look forward to the input that they will provide so we can enhance our programming and bring new ideas and avenues to what we do through art.” said Collins Trott, vice president of the Board of Trustees.

WMA’s Community Advisory Committee has already begun its work, at a July 6, 2021 meeting, where committee members previewed exhibitions, shared community connections, and discussed community needs that WMA could respond to through its programming and/or platform.

WMA accepts applications for future committee cohorts on an ongoing basis through its website and in person. More information can be found at https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/community-advisory-committee/.

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.

Email Educator Amanda Holcomb

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