Arts Council of Mendocino County


Alyssum Wier | Executive Director

alyssum-lgACMC Executive Director, Alyssum Wier, joined the Arts Council in the Summer of 2009. Prior to moving back to Mendocino County, Alyssum was the assistant director at a contemporary art gallery in New York City.

She has managed the studios of contemporary artists in New York City; consulted for national foundations; managed membership and the annual conference for Grantmakers in the Arts (Seattle); and completed internship programs at the Alliance for the Arts (NY) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC).

Alyssum holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University and is an adjunct instructor at Mendocino College. She is vice-chair of the Mendocino County Promotional Foundation and a member of the Steering Committee of Leadership Mendocino.

Alyssum is also a jewelry artist whose work can be found at boutiques in Mendocino and Sonoma. Alyssum graduated from Kenyon College in 1996 with a B.A., double major in English Literature (poetry emphasis) and Psychology; and from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2004 with an M.A. in Arts Administration.

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