Chris’s career is one that is rooted in service to the arts. His energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his experience, will mean promising things for the future of Pilchuck Glass School.
As the current President for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, in his tenure Chris is credited with significant organizational growth, audience expansion efforts, and unprecedented fundraising successes.
The international search was led by Arts Consulting Group in partnership with the Pilchuck Board of Trustees.
"We are delighted to have Chris take the helm of Pilchuck Glass School. The board and staff are energized by his approach to emboldening both audience development and engagement. An artist himself, his perspective will help enrich the student experience that we continually strive to enhance each year. We value Chris’s experience and track record in sound management and development.
-Kent Carlson, Board President
"I am thrilled to accept the opportunity to be a part of Team Pilchuck and lead this celebrated organization. For years I have admired Pilchuck Glass School and the many artists who credit its renowned educational experience and unique environment in their development. The versatility of glass is layered with complexity and possibility, when it’s used alone and when it’s used in partnership with other mediums. As Pilchuck looks forward, I’m excited to support the advancement of outreach programs, continue improvements of campus facilities and offerings, and build upon its excellent legacy as an international center for artists."
Pilchuck looks forward to introducing Christopher Taylor as the next Executive Director later this spring, as his appointment overlaps with Interim Executive Director Ethan Stern.
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