Washington Native to Lead Region's Top Non-Profit Contemporary Fine Arts Organization
Washington, DC - Today the Board of Trustees of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces the appointment of Lisa J. Gold as the new Executive Director of the organization, now entering its 34th year as a leader in the support of regional contemporary fine art. Ms. Gold begins her new role on March 18, as the leader of the storied and highly successful non-profit organization that has come to be recognized as one of the most influential and important arts groups in the region, and the U.S.
Ms. Gold's appointment follows the nearly five-year leadership of Kim Ward, who successfully guided the WPA through the 2007 separation from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and subsequent re-establishment of the WPA as a fully independent force in the arts community.
"The Washington Project for the Arts is very fortunate to have found Lisa Gold from such a great pool of highly qualified candidates," said Board of Trustees Chair Andres Tremols. "Her experience, insight, familiarity with Washington, DC and with the world of contemporary art will be a great asset for WPA and the greater region."