Amy Griffin
Interim Director
Exhibitions and Marketing Manager
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Amy Griffin has been an arts writer for the Albany Times Union, and other publications and has taught in the art departments of The College of Saint Rose, Purdue University, Russell Sage College, and University at Albany. She previously worked as image researcher and photographer in the exhibition department of the New York State Museum and at the NYC Municipal Archives. She received an MFA in Photography from Hunter College, CUNY, and a BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas.

Judie Gilmore
Director of Special Programs
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Judie GilmoreJudie Gilmore is an arts administrator, curator and consultant who works with creative organizations and individuals on public projects, site-specific installations and project and organizational development. She recently served as the Project Director for Breathing Lights, a $1.5 million temporary public art installation that illuminated hundreds of abandoned buildings in New York’s Capital Region.

Previously, Judie served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Philadelphia Mural Arts where she developed award-winning, large-scale public art initiatives that focused on economic development, behavioral health, workforce development and prisoner re-entry.

She received her BA in Art History from the Johns Hopkins University, and MPA, concentrating in arts administration and community development, from New York University where she was a Public Service Fellow.

Natasha Holmes
Gallery Assistant
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Jim Richard Wilson
Director Emeritus

Jim Richard Wilson served as Gallery Director and Art History Lecturer for Russell Sage College for over 20 years (1992-2013). In retirement he served as advisor to the gallery and Russell Sage College. Previously, he was with the State University of New York as Assistant Director of University-wide Programs in the Arts (1989-1992). He was consultant to and lectured for numerous arts organizations and museums and was Director of the Peter S. Loonam Gallery in Bridgehampton NY for ten years (1976-1986) prior to relocating to the Capital District of New York State.

Jim began curating and mounting exhibitions in 1975. He is best known for his work with post-World War II American Art and Jewish history and experience in the Capital Region of New York State.  Among Jim’s writings on art and culture are: New York School: Another View, Dona Ann McAdams: Some Women, George Hofmann: Inner Life Articulated, Wimberleys Mode, A Place by the Sea (exhibition catalogue essays), Style and Appearance: Alex Katz at the New York State Museum (a version of which appeared in Chronogram), Bridging the Gaps, The Nature and Responsibility of Visual Arts Writing (Apollo, ASLA), and Cuneiform Currency (included in Toward A Second Dimension: A Sociology Reader, ed. McGuire & Purtusati, Kendal/Hunt Publishers).

Jim Richard Wilson passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.