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: Suzanne Shwetz, President, Washington Studio School, 2129 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, or by email: sshwetz(at)

WSS celebrates 28 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

Barbara Kraft, President
Karen Loehr, Vice President
Gail Jensen, Treasurer
Carol Rubin, Secretary

Jill Bateman
Lee Butler
Jackie Greenbaum
Joanne Kaufman
Sarah Kurfis
Heather Paul
Jill Phillips, Artistic Director and Head of Faculty (ex officio)

Advisory Board

Jo Weiss, MFA, Chair

Mark A. Leithauser, MFA, Senior Curator, National Gallery of Art
Eric Denker, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer and Head of Tours and Lectures, National Gallery of Art

Jack Rasmussen, Ph.D, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen Center

Catherine Kehoe, MFA

Cory Oberndorfer, MFA, Adjunct Professor, George Washington Univ., American Univ., George Mason Univ., Montgomery College

Jennifer Samet, Ph.D, Professor of Art History, City University of New York



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