Greetings artists and art supporters! We have been receiving a number of questions regarding the state of VAM and the organization’s activities lately. I’d like to take a moment and provide an update. At the end of VAM’s 2017 fiscal year the board and I decided to suspend programming and begin taking the necessary steps to dissolve the organization. After the 2016 fiscal year VAM struggled to recoup a loss of 10% of annual revenue. The organization’s overreliance on two chief funding organizations as well as board and staff fatigue has culminated in the understanding that the organization is no longer sustainable or capable of adapting to a changing arts environment.
In the 2018 fiscal year, VAM will continue to work with our partners to responsibly dissolve the organization in a way that is sensitive to VAM’s legacy and the community’s values.
VAM is grateful for YEARS of support from the enumerable partners, funders, volunteers, board members and artists that have participated in VAM’s exhibits and activities.
Executive Director: Christopher Zlatic
Board of Directors:
Shane Mahon, Board Chair, Artist
Regan Stommes, Secretary/Treasurer, Opportunity Matters, CEO
James Spaniol, Board Member, Falcon National Bank, Business Development Manager
Laura Ruprecht, Board Member, Paramount Center for the Arts, Art Studio Coordinator
Visual Arts Minnesota’s office is located at the Artist Bindery in the old Quad Graphics building, 660 Mayhew Lake Rd NE, St. Cloud, MN 56304. Enter at Door D, around the side of the building.
To contact us, you may send us an email at email@example.com