MN Center for Book Arts names Jeff Rathermel Executive Director

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Jeff Rathermel, the new Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis.

After a six month search for a new Executive Director, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts has named its own Artistic Director, Jeff Rathermel, to the position.

For the past six months Rathermel has been serving as interim Executive Director in addition to his curatorial and program management duties. While the MCBA board conducted a national search, in a letter to members Board Chair Luca Gunther stated “Jeff Rathermel stood apart outstandingly from the other applicants” due to his deep understanding of the craft, his sense of innovation and his management experience.

A press release announcing Rathermel’s appointment stated it “is a sign that MCBA is refocusing its mission on the artist.”

Back in April the MCBA let go of its then Executive Director, Dorothy Goldie, just as the organization was celebrating its 25th anniversary, citing a desire to expand its scope and reach as an organization.

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