Victoria Josslin is retiring from her longtime role as publicist for Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, the organization announced this week.
Lindsay Latimore Masters has been hired to replace Josslin, said Susan Jackson, executive director of Bainbridge Arts and Crafts.
“I am really pleased to announce that Lindsay Latimore Masters has been hired to take over Victoria’s responsibilities for publications, marketing, grant writing, and all web-based communications,” Jackson said.
Masters has worked as communications manager for the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council; a staff arts writer for the Bainbridge Island Review; a freelance technical and marketing writer; and a writer and editor for Microsoft.
“However, Lindsay’s best qualification for the job is a serious passion for art and a strong affection for BAC,” Jackson noted.
Major staffing changes are rare at the organization, she added.
“It has been a very long time since we have seen such a significant change at BAC. Victoria has been a colleague, collaborator, teacher, friend, sister, political analyst and mother superior to us for 10 years and will be a very hard act to follow but I firmly believe that Lindsay is more than up to the task,” Jackson said.
Josslin plans to continue writing for Glass Quarterly, a national publication, and to experiment with other forms of writing.
“I’m eager to have more time to write, but very sad to leave the best colleagues and the best job I’ve ever had,” Josslin said.
Masters will begin working at BAC on Jan. 2.
“I’ve loved BAC since the moment I walked through the door just days after moving to the island,” Masters said.
“At that point, I wasn’t aware of the depth of BAC’s programs and services and didn’t realize what a special place it holds in the heart of this community. I just knew that the staff was bright and passionate, that the gallery held a beautiful, eclectic and accessible selection of artwork, and that being there made me happy,” she said.” And now I get to work there. Pinch me.”