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Permanent Collection + Archives


Janice La Motta

Executive Director |
Curator of the Permanent Collection

Janice La Motta joined the staff of the WAAM as Executive Director in October 2015. Prior to coming to Woodstock she had an active career in the arts in Connecticut where she was Curator at the New Britain Museum of American Art for five and a half years, followed by eighteen years as gallery owner of Paesaggio Gallery (later La Motta Fine Art) featuring contemporary work by artists that included Sol LeWitt, Tom Doyle, Lois Dodd, and Wolf Kahn. She also served as Artistic Director for the community development nonprofits Charter Oak Cultural Center and Billings Forge Community Works where she inaugurated an urban artist residency pilot program. She has served on numerous grant review panels including the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. She has curated hundreds of exhibitions throughout her career including serving as co-curator of the first Connecticut state biennial held at the Mattatuck Museum. Her work as an independent arts consultant on various private, public and educational projects includes consulting on the creation of the Kaman Print Study Center, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Janice is also a practicing visual artist having exhibited her works in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country.

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Bryana Devine

Associate Director

Bryana Devine is a visual artist and art historian with over ten years experience in arts administration, working with artists and arts patrons to support and foster the arts and bring communities together through creative practice. A Woodstock native, Bryana is grateful to return to the region after earning an MA in contemporary art history, theory and criticism from Purchase College. She joined the staff of the WAAM in 2015 after serving as the gallery manager for the James Cox Gallery at Woodstock for five years. Knitting together her experience managing art galleries, fine art auctions, non-profit organizations, museum curation, and graphic design in her role at WAAM Bryana believes that the arts are central to cultural enrichment, education, personal fulfillment and strengthening community. Past projects include pop art exhibition Visual Vibrations: Perceptual Art (Neuberger Museum, 2008) and a post-structural look at the iPod in iPod iCon: The Perceived Individuality of a Mass-Produced Commodity by Design. Her reviews and essays can be found in Design and Culture, Taylor & Francis Online.

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Diane Dwyer

Gallery Director

Diane Dwyer grew up in Ohio, studied printmaking in college, and taught visual art to elementary students. In her thirties she split most of her time between painting and traveling and ended up landing in New York City for fifteen years. Her work has been shown throughout the US, as well as Canada, Ireland, Austria, Denmark and France. She moved upstate 12 years ago and opened Imogen Holloway Gallery in Saugerties. She now lives, makes paintings and works in Woodstock, NY.

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Beth Humphrey

Education Curator

Beth Humphrey was born and raised in New York City and studied printmaking at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and surface design at Oregon College of Art and Craft and has shown her work nationally. Beth has had residencies at the Ucross Foundation and at the Penland School, and was a NYFA Mark Fellow in 2009. In 2005 Beth co-founded Art Lab, an arts based non-profit that promotes free and low cost arts programming for children based in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has served as the Education Curator for the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum since 2007. Beth lives with her husband, the poet Guy Reed and two daughters in Saugerties NY.

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Emily Jones

Archivist | Collections Manager

Emily Jones is the WAAM Archivist, a position she has held since 2005. She received a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives from Simmons College in Boston. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Prior to her tenure as an archivist, in addition to assorted administrative jobs she served two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA for a non-profit AIDS service organization.

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Joan Clancy

Member and Volunteer Liaison

Joan Clancy studied psychology and film at New York University and went on to become an award winning media producer. Her background includes managing creative teams  – in film, video, public television (The PBS Network and Thirteen /New York), and in corporate and nonprofit communications. 

Working with WAAM’s membership and volunteers is extremely rewarding as she enjoys building relations on both personal and professional levels. Her role in recruiting volunteers for specific events such as art submissions days, opening receptions, and major events is key to WAAM’s operations. As WAAM is historically a membership organization, Joan is frequently the front line liaison with members and volunteers alike.

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