The all-volunteer Board of Directors for Washington Studio School (WSS) is comprised of 10 directors, each serves for a three-year term. Directors provide the organization with a broad set of skills with experience as professionals in communications, marketing, legal, finance, and non-profit governance, and as working artists. WSS relies on the board’s strategic leadership and fiscal oversight to help meet organizational goals and in furthering our mission.

Join Our Board and Help Washington Studio School Grow and Thrive!

Board of Directors Retreat August 6, 2017

Annual Board Retreat
August 6, 2017

If you are interested in becoming a member of an engaged and dedicated leadership group, and in helping WSS grow into the future, please submit a letter of interest and current resume to mailing address: Gail Jensen, President, Washington Studio School, 2129 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, or by

WSS celebrates 33 years of teaching and encouraging the artistic creative impulse in the Washington, DC community. Our curriculum provides a spirited, rigorous course of study in drawing, painting and sculpture, and offers teen summer programs, resident and guest artist lectures and workshops, a certificate program competitive with a MFA, studio space in the Atelier for working artists and students, and a community home for artistic events in and around Dupont Circle.

Board of Directors

Gail Jensen, President
Karen Loehr, Vice President
Lee Butler, Treasurer
Heather Paul, Secretary

Jill Bateman
Joanne Kaufman
Sarah Kurfis
Gretchen Whitney
Jill Phillips, Artistic Director and Head of Faculty (ex officio)

Advisory Board

Jo Weiss, MFA, Chair
Catherine Kehoe, Visiting Lecturer, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Cory Oberndorfer, MFA, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer of Painting & Drawing, The George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts & Design; Adjunct Faculty, American University, George Mason University, Prince George’s Community College and Montgomery College
Jack Rasmussen, Ph.D, Director and Curator, American University Katzen Arts Center 
Jennifer Samet, Professor of Art History, City University of New York and Co-Director, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects NYC



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