In September 2018, Laurie Pavlos was promoted to the position of Executive Director. Laurie joined the Lyme Art Association staff in 2010 and brings to her new position a strong record of experience and enthusiastic support for the LAA mission and values. Laurie will lead the Executive Team joined by Gallery Manager Jocelyn Zallinger and Development Director Gary Parrington.
At the end of this year, Gary will retire after five years with LAA. Gary played a key role in the successful conclusion of our first major capital campaign and has positioned us well to develop the resources needed for the Association to continue to thrive. Soon, we will initiate a search for a Development Manager to strengthen membership outreach and expand a culture of philanthropy in support of the Association.
These are the staff changes you will see over the next several months. What will not change is who we are. LAA remains committed to the presentation of high-quality art shows and special events that artists, members, patrons, and the community have come to expect of us. We will continue to offer a robust schedule of art classes and workshops that nurture burgeoning art talent and that challenge the most experienced artists.
If you have not already met Gary, Laurie, or Jocelyn, please stop by LAA at any time for a brief chat. If you are not sure which of them to approach for a particular question, you can speak to any of them; they work closely together and will find the right person to help you.
Lyme Art Association Board President