S.O.S. The Good Ship VCFA is now without a captain !

On March 16th, 2010 VCFA announced that Jessica Lutz, Co-Founder and Director of the MFA in Visual Art program, is no longer on staff.

This event serves as a distress call to take collective action NOW.

Let our collective voices speak loud and clear. Hold the administration accountable for keeping the VCFA legacy alive!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Captain Overboard !

Dear Students and Graduates of the VCFA Program in Visual Art --

I’m writing to tell you about staffing changes in Visual Art. Danielle Dahline has accepted the position of Interim Director of the program following the departure of Jessica Lutz as Director. Jessica will be greatly missed at VCFA and we know, of course, by so many of our students and alumni who have been through the program under her watch. The College is grateful for Jessica’s many years of committed service and we all wish her well in her new directions.

As many of you know, Danielle has worked for years with Jessica and is an experienced administrator. She holds an MFA in Writing from VCFA and is well-acquainted with College personnel and procedures. She is an experienced college teacher. Thanks to eight years of work with the MFA in Visual Art, she knows program operations thoroughly and is well prepared to help faculty assure a smooth transition.

Faculty will work with administration to select a new program director, and I hope to send news before long about plans for that search. In the meantime, please know that all of us here at the College will be working hard to ensure that your needs as students and graduates of the program are met. VCFA is proud of the distinctive teaching methods and strong reputation of its program in Visual Art and looks forward to investing and planning with faculty to build the program an even greater future.

Please contact me if I can be of help.


Gary Moore

Academic Dean

Vermont College of Fine Arts

36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602


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