Joy Peterson Heyrman is New VCCA Executive Director
“Dr. Heyrman’s personal and professional skills, passion for the arts and commitment to our mission make her the ideal candidate to lead VCCA into the future,” said Mr. Hunt. “Her experience working closely with boards, volunteers, arts advocates, and donors made her the VCCA Board’s unanimous choice after a competitive national search.”
|Photo: Courtesy the Walters Art Museum|
Dr. Heyrman holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology from the University of Maryland, as well as a B.A. in English from Amherst College (Amherst, MA). She speaks French and German, a great asset, given VCCA’s international partnerships and established residency program in Auvillar, France.
“I am thrilled to come to VCCA, which plays such a vital role as a forum for artists,” said Dr. Heyrman. “It is an honor to take my place in this pastoral place of retreat for intensive individual creativity in Amherst and in Auvillar as well as in VCCA’s global network of artist Fellows and people who care about what they have to say. I look forward to working with a great staff and committed Board and Fellows to build on the strong foundation already in place at VCCA.”