Vermont Studio Center Announces New President Gary Clark
The Vermont Studio Center’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Clark as VSC’s new President, concluding a four-month, nationwide search. Gary has served as a key member of the Studio Center’s staff since 1993 in several capacities, including Writing Program Director and Director for Development.
Gary has been responsible for envisioning and implementing an international program for writers and translators, which also inspired the construction of the Maverick Studios for writers, VSC’s first completely new building. He has initiated, developed, and maintained many of the enduring relationships with VSC’s individual and foundation supporters.
As President, he will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the Vermont Studio Center, strengthening and advancing VSC’s mission and ideals, overseeing all operations, and implementing the Board’s policies and strategies. He will assume the duties of President later this year concurrent with the planned retirement of Executive Director George Pearlman after 30 years of distinguished tenure.
“Gary Clark is one of the most significant and influential pillars among those directly responsible for VSC fulfilling its mission,” says Board Chair and Founder Frederick Osborne. “The Center is very fortunate to be able to call on his talents to envision and guide its future at this time in its history. He is committed to providing the leadership that will ensure the Studio Center’s continuing to determine its own growth and path.”
Founders Jon Gregg and Louise von Weise responded to the announcement by stating, “Gary truly embodies the spirit and vision of the VSC community, and we are delighted to support him in every way possible as he assumes this well deserved position.”
Gary holds a B.A. in English and Drama from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He has published poems in several leading literary journals across the country and is a regular participant in the VSC reading series. He lives in Johnson with his wife and three children.
“I am truly honored to serve as the Vermont Studio Center's next President,” Gary Clark comments. “I have loved and worked for everything VSC is and stands for and as President will do everything I can to carry on the spirit and artistic culture of this very special place for generations of artists and writers to come.”
Each month, VSC welcomes more than 50 writers and visual artists from across the country and around the globe to its historic campus along the Gihon River in the village of Johnson. Vermont Studio Center’s mission is to support artists and writers by providing studio residencies in an inclusive international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.
Feel free to contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org.