Category Archives: #wmaINSPIRED

Caring for the Wiregrass through Art program issues call to artists

Caring for the Wiregrass through Art program issues call to artists

Wallace Community College – Dothan (WCCD) Foundation, the Heersink Family Foundation, and the Wiregrass Museum of Art are partnering to showcase the work of artists living and working in the tri-state region including Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Caring for the Wiregrass through Art will serve as a touchstone for WCCD Health Science programs. Artists participating in Caring […]

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WMA receives technology award at Southeastern Museums Conference

WMA receives technology award at Southeastern Museums Conference

DOTHAN, Alabama – November 5, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it was awarded a bronze medal in the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Technology Competition for digital marketing. Award winners were recognized at the organization’s annual conference, held this year from October 20-23 in Charleston, South Carolina. “The Southeastern Museum […]

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WMA’s Impact: Art + Economic Development

WMA’s Impact: Art + Economic Development

Did you know the arts play a significant role in regional economic development? The arts spark growth and innovation by creating a fast-growth, dynamic business sector; helping mature industries become more competitive; providing critical ingredients for innovative places; catalyzing community revitalization; and delivering a better prepared workforce.1 At the Wiregrass Museum of Art, we’re grateful […]

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Get to know ceramic artist Jessica Smith

Get to know ceramic artist Jessica Smith

This summer, WMA’s communications intern, Harley Masoner, set out to learn more about ceramic artist Jessica Smith, whose exhibition, In Flux, is on display in the Dove Gallery through the end of the year. Smith will teach a Visiting Artist Workshop on Saturday, November 16. In the one-day class, students will create a functional plate […]

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WMA’s Impact: Art + Empowered Conversation

WMA’s Impact: Art + Empowered Conversation

Did you know visual art empowers people by making space for needed conversation? Art helps us critically and creatively imagine our communities.1 Students recently experienced this kind of empowering conversation in action at WMA. During 17 summer field trips to the museum, 664 students took in Carolyn DeMeritt’s portraits of Native American tribe members as part […]

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WMA is recipient of funds from annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament

WMA is recipient of funds from annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament

Museum will receive more than $77,000 from this year’s tournament DOTHAN, Alabama – October 15, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it was selected as one of ten organizations nationwide to receive proceeds from the 30th Annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament, which was held October 7 in Greenville, South Carolina. WMA […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a guest post by Jared Ragland

Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a guest post by Jared Ragland

Today, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, is being honored as communities across the US thoughtfully reexamine our national history, critically question privileged Western narratives, and celebrate the native peoples of North America.     To help mark the occasion and contribute to the national conversation, Cary Norton and I are delighted to guest here on #wmaINSPIRED and share photographs […]

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Corporate Member Spotlight – PRemployer

Corporate Member Spotlight – PRemployer

WMA is supported by the regional business community, and welcomed PRemployer, Inc., a division of PR Companies, to its corporate member program this past spring. We spoke with Mary Beth Maddox, Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources, about the company’s values and vision. PRemployer, Inc. generously gives at the Supporter level. WMA: Tell us […]

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Letter from the Director – Fall

Letter from the Director – Fall

Dear Friends and Members, The Wiregrass Museum of Art is where inspiration and creativity thrive each and every day. We are a place where learning is fun and children can explore new ideas; we are a platform for artists to activate new ideas; and we provide space where the community gathers to share their stories. […]

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WMA launches Educator’s Lair blog

WMA launches Educator’s Lair blog

Online platform aims to help K-12 teachers meet state art standards in the classroom DOTHAN, Alabama – October 1, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Educator’s Lair, an online platform that serves as a resource for all K-12 educators. The blog, created by WMA’s education department, will […]

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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.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

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.