Monday, January 6, 2020

Lake George Arts Project Names New Director

Tanya Tobias-Tomis of the Lake George Arts ProjectLake George Arts Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Tobias-Tomis as Executive Director, following the retirement of John Strong.

Tanya Tobias-Tomis has close to two decades of non-profit experience, including 12 years at Saratoga Arts, most recently in her role as Associate Director. She was also responsible for many of their projects, including their Art@Work + Home program, and First Night Saratoga.

Prior to this, Tobias-Tomis was Education Coordinator at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. In addition, she sits on a number of Boards, including The
Adirondack Folk School, The Hudson River Mill Museum, and the steering committee for the Saratoga County EOC’s Latino Advocacy Program’s Estamos Aqui fundraiser.

The search for John Strong’s replacement began in the summer of 2019, after he announced his plans to retire at the end of the year.  Tobias-Tomis will step into the new role in late January, with John Strong staying on through January in order to assist with the transition, an announcement sent to the press said.

A retirement celebration for John Strong is being planned during Lake George Arts Project’s annual Spring Golf Tournament. Lake George Arts Project was established in 1977. The organization manages year-round Courthouse Gallery exhibitions, the Lake George Jazz Weekend in September, and a Wednesday evening Summer Concert Series during July and August.

Photo of Tanya Tobias-Tomis provided.

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One Response

  1. Amy Godine says:

    What good news! Tanya will be amazing! Lucky LGAP, lucky Lake George!
    Congrats to the LGAP board for choosing this inspired successor to the Great and Chill John Strong.

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