I’m really passionate about museum education and nonprofit arts education and have been for a long time. If these are your passions, too, we're definitely friends and have lots to talk about. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, I wanted to find a career that put equal weight on my interests in social work and in fine art — and this has been my path ever since. I’ve been honored to work at some amazing arts organizations: New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Venice Arts, and the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, to name a few.
The only time I deviated from nonprofit arts education was during a three-year stint as an English teacher in Japan in my early 20s. While there, I got a chance to travel all over Asia. I look back on my time there with zero regrets.
Fast forward many years, I received my MFA from CalArts in 2013. After five years in Los Angeles, I came to Wassaic. Now I have five chickens, three rabbits, my own compost, and grow my own vegetables. Quite the change!
Photos by Verónica González Mayoral
Tara Foley, Wassaic, August 2017