STAA Announces New Executive Director

Meet St Tammany Art Association’s Newest Team Member,
Executive Director Jennifer Dewey

In the coming the weeks, Jennifer Dewey will join the STAA staff as its new Executive Director.

Dewey currently serves as Development Director for the Baton Rouge Gallery center for contemporary art, a 50+ year-old artist cooperative. She oversaw BRG’s membership program, major gifts, grant proposals, annual giving, an internship program, fundraising, volunteers, web development and program execution.

A University of Louisiana at Lafayette alumni, Jennifer Dewey joined the BRG staff in 2013 after a nine-year career as an in-home Applied Behavioral Therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum and small business owner. A Baton Rouge native, she recently relocated to Mandeville.

Dewey’s community involvement includes serving as board president of Culture Candy, a non-profit created by a team of Baton Rouge creatives to unify and promote community creativity. She was also is a grant writer and advisor for the Louisiana International Film Festival and a Red Cross emergency volunteer coordinator during the 2016 flood. She is member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Forum 35, the 705 and Club Blue, a young professionals group supporting the Boys and Girls Club.

“I feel very honored to be chosen as STAA’s next Executive Director,” Dewey said. “St. Tammany has such a strong creative arts community and STAA has been a supportive yet driving staple organization behind unifying and promoting that community. STAA really cares about serving artists and I’m excited to see how I can be a part of that. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”
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