Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Boom Arts Welcomes Associate Managing Director Janet Oh

Boom Arts Welcomes
Associate Managing Director Janet Oh
We are thrilled to announce that Janet Oh is joining Boom Arts as our first Associate Managing Director. Ms. Oh will join founding Curator and Producer Ruth Wikler-Luker as the organization’s second full-time staff member. Starting in mid-May, Ms. Oh will help Boom Arts launch our sixth season bringing timely, cutting-edge theatre and performance from around the world to diverse audiences in venues around the Portland area; expand Boom Arts’ visibility and community impact; and develop our infrastructure. This new position was made possible in part through a capacity-building grant from the Oregon Community Foundation as well as significant gifts from individual donors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Janet to Boom Arts,” says Board Chair Cheryl Grossman. “We're confident that her wide-ranging expertise will help our organization to grow and flourish.” Curator and Producer Ruth Wikler-Luker is also looking forward to Janet’s arrival: “I’m proud to have founded and led Boom Arts for the past five years—but I can’t wait to see what we’re able to achieve with two times the womanpower.”

Janet Oh comes to Portland from New York City, where she has been serving as Institutional Giving Manager at New York Live Arts, a premier presenter and champion of contemporary performance and the artistic home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Previously, Ms. Oh served as Proposal Writer at Phillips Auctioneers; Manager for Lectures and Performance Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago; and a freelance writer for publications including Art in America, ArtSlant, and Interview. She also assisted in the organization of the exhibition Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-33 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Ms. Oh is a graduate of the MA in Modern Art program at Columbia University and received a BA in Art History with a piano concentration from Northwestern University. She is thrilled to be on board with Boom Arts and looks forward to what next season has in store.

Please help us welcome Janet to Portland and into the Boom Arts family! Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to meet  her in person and to learn about our '17-18 season!

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