WAAM Board Members, Officers and Committee Chairs 2019-20

Laurie Marshall, Chair

Laurie Marshall is an artist, art historian and independent filmmaker specializing in programming about art.  She was VP, International Executive Producer at Christie’s for 17 years and previously developed and supervised departments/projects at Scholastic, Hearst, IBM/Workman Publishing and WNET/Thirteen. Past films include Jeff Koons Speaks (featured at Art Basel);Holly Solomon: On Warhol & SoHo Story; Studio in a School (WNET/ Thirteen).


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Suzanne Parker, Vice Chair

Suzanne Parker has a background in nonprofit arts management as both an employee and board member. She was the Deputy Executive Director of Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) for 10 years. She was a founder and Vice President of Friends of Station Square (FOSS), an historic preservation nonprofit organization, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. She is also a published author of “Eating Like Queens: A Guide to Ethnic Dining in America’s Melting Pot, Queens, NY,” Jones Press 2006, and a food reporter and restaurant critic for the Times Ledger Newspaper Group (12 Queens weeklies). She currently gives cooking lessons locally under the name Cookskills.

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Erica Price, Treasurer

Erica Price graduated from Baruch College, City University of New York in 1992 with a Bachelors in Business Management and a minor in Finance. She and her husband currently run two businesses. In 1993 they incorporated Uniforms USA which serves the tri-county area. Erica also runs the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, a 14,000 square foot catering facility in Saugerties, NY. She is equally involved with her pottery which she does in her home studio.

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Maxine Davidowitz

Maxine Davidowitz is a painter and printmaker, whose works have been shown in galleries throughout the Hudson Valley and in collections throughout the US. For over 40 years she served as Creative Director for major consumer magazines such as Redbook, Parents, TV Guide, Health, Prevention, More and Modern Farmer, garnering many awards from the Society of Publication Designers and The American Society of Magazine Editors.  Her consulting practice included work for Country Living, Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, and other newsstand publications.

Her non-profit volunteer efforts include a 5-year stint on the board of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, and since 2013 she has served on the exhibition committee for Gallery Lev Shalem at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

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Suzi K. Edwards

Suzi is a mosaic artists with dozens of public art commissions in parks, libraries, theaters and corporations throughout Florida. She has created educational art projects and community engagement art projects working with foster kids, children’s hospital wards, the homeless, primary school children and high school students. Suzi serves on the board of the Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation and teaches workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY.

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David Freilich

David Freilich served as the senior VP & General Counsel of Volvo’s global financial services company. He worked in various legal and business positions at Volvo for 29 years, prior to his retirement from the firm in 2014. Before joining Volvo, he was the General Counsel of WearEver-ProctorSilex, a housewares and appliance manufacturer. David received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy from Miami University, Ohio. He also graduated from Capital Law School in 1983 and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. David has been active in supporting the visual arts since he became an attorney, including advising museums and representing dealers and artists on a pro bono basis.  David serves as a Director of the Weatherspoon Arts Foundation which owns and maintains the arts collection of the University of North Carolina Weatherspoon Museum Association.

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Maralyn Master

Maralyn Master graduated from F.I.T with an AAS degree and studied at the Art Students League with Knox Martin and Hugie Lee Smith.  She also studied with Susan Goetz and Lois Woolley. Ivan Karp, director and owner of O.K. Harris Gallery said “Master’s work is fine and Intelligent”. Maralyn has exhibited throughout Westchester County, Connecticut, Rockland County, Ulster County, the Adirondacks and The Albany Historical Museum.

She has published articles in The New York Times, Gannett Papers, Albany Times Union, and The Woodstock Times. She worked  at The Woodstock Library and Alf Evers Archives at Byrdcliffe Guild.

Maralyn has been an active member of The Woodstock Artists Association since 1997, on the Exhibition Committee for ten years and has helped write the current Bylaws. She also is a volunteer for the Exhibition committee and doing intake for shows.

Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Bard College.  His primarily areas of research are the history of art in the Woodstock, New York, art colony, and Asian American art.  Recent publications include The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2015, “Woodstock Artists Association: One Hundred Years of Community and Art,” The Woodstock Artists Association, 2019, and “Doris Lee in Woodstock,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, forthcoming.

William Lanford
William Lanford is a Professor of Physics at University at Albany.  One of his interests is the applications of physics in art and archaeology and he has taught courses on that topic at Albany and at Yale. He is a member of the Board of Directors, UAlbany Foundation.  He has been an external advisor for national laboratories in the U.S. and in Canada.  Dr. Lanford had a deep interest in American arts, both decorative and fine.  He initiated the creation of the Riders Mills Historic District, now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  He is currently restoring a 220 year old house known locally as the Budd Tavern. He has a 25 year interest in the art and the artists of Woodstock and has assembled a number of Woodstock paintings and sculptures, some of which can be seen on his website:
Jen Dragon
We’re pleased to welcome Jen to the Board! Her bio will be posted soon.