Skowhegan is pleased to announce the appointment of Cerrie Woodner Bamford as its new Director of Development & Events. Ms. Bamford joins Skowhegan from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where she spent 14 years in the Special Programming and Events, Development, and the Affiliate Programs Departments. She currently manages The Friends of Education at MoMA, a membership group focused on diversity initiatives with a mission to foster a greater appreciation of art created by African American artists and to encourage African American participation in the activities and membership of the Museum.
At Skowhegan Ms. Bamford will work closely with the Board and Staff to lead fundraising efforts that leverage Skowhegan’s distinguished history, current programs, and ambitious future. In a statement, co-directors Katie Sonnenborn and Sarah Workneh said: Cerrie is a passionate advocate for artists who shares our deep commitment to advancing opportunities for artists from many backgrounds. In this pivotal moment for Skowhegan, as we embark on a campus Master Plan and look ahead to the school’s 75th Anniversary in 2021, we are thrilled to have her on board.
Ms. Bamford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photography & Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology from St. Edward’s University, and an AAS in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. She is the Board President of Hivewild, a contemporary movement initiative dedicated to community engagement, and a member of POWarts.