Corporate Member Spotlight

WMA works with our corporate members to make the Wiregrass region a more creative, connected place to live, work, and visit. We talked with Elaine Taylor of RealTime, LLC, to talk about their support for the museum, and their company’s culture and priorities. RealTime, LLC, proudly supports WMA as a Supporter level corporate member.

WMA: Tell us a little bit about your company. What is important to you and your team?

Elaine: RealTime, LLC is a service provider – we provide both managed services for technology in our IT division and revenue cycle management services for physician practices in our RCM division. Our mission is to deliver client success through exceptional service. We work hard to provide the support our clients need which will allow them to focus on what they do so well, without the distractions.

WMA: Why do you support the arts as a company and specifically as an individual?

Elaine: RealTime values our community and we believe it’s important to give back. We know that helping to create a positive and exciting environment here in Dothan and the Wiregrass – which the museum certainly does – will help to bring new people into our area and keep them happy here as well. Supporting the museum is an important part of our community involvement at RealTime.

For me, individually, when I was young, I didn’t have a lot of exposure to the arts. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in college, taking a required art appreciation class, that I visited my first museum. I was amazed to learn that art comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. Visiting museums made me realize that everyone can enjoy art for whatever it is that draws them in and whatever it means to them.

WMA:  Do you have any experiences at WMA that you’d like to share with us?

Elaine: Yes! I moved to Dothan back in the late nineties when my children were young. They were very fortunate to have an art program in their school with a wonderful art teacher who loved to expose them to the WMA and encourage them to participate in its children’s programs.

My children, now grown, recall their visits to the museum fondly. My daughter, who lives in another area now, and I had the opportunity to visit WMA as it recently reopened for Art After Hours. When we walked through the door, her face lit up with joy as she recalled how much fun she had had there in the past and how much the museum had meant to her.

WMA:  What do you hope for in the future?

Elaine: I hope that all children in the Wiregrass of all ages, even adults, can have the opportunity to experience the museum. I hope that they can learn how to appreciate whatever art inspires them and take encouragement from that art back out into our community. I hope that every person who crosses the door of the museum has that moment of pure joy. Thank you, WMA, for all that you bring to us.

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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