Founder and Executive Director


Alyson
Baker


Before founding River Valley Arts Collective, Alyson was the executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2011–2017) in Ridgefield, CT and, prior to that, Socrates Sculpture Park (2000–2011) in Long Island City, NY
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Curator and Director

Candice
Madey


Before joining River Valley Arts Collective, Candice founded and ran the pioneering Lower East Side gallery, On Stellar Rays (2008–2017) and since then has, through Stellar Projects, been a consultant to private foundations and collections.

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Founding Board Members


Mark
Dion


An internationally acclaimed artist, Mark is also the co-director of Mildred’s Lane—an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.


Kristen
Dodge


Kristen is the Owner/Director of the gallery SEPTEMBER in Hudson, NY—the spirited ethos and activity of SEPTEMBER includes performers, academics, activists, chefs, curators, writers, and other creative thinkers, makers and doers.


Clay
Rockefeller


An artist and entrepreneur who works at the intersection of creativity, real estate, community development and the environment, Clay is the co-founder of the Steel Yard, an award winning nonprofit organization and urban renewal project that provides workspace, tools, training and education to a community strengthened by creative networks.





Thank you

Nicole Cherubini and Patrick Purcell
Stef Halmos / Foreland
John B. Koegel, Esq.
New York Foundation for the Arts
Richard Salomon Family Foundation
SJ Weiler Fund



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