Yaddo Announces New Leadership
(Saratoga Springs, New York) - Yaddo, the artists' community in Saratoga Springs, is under new leadership, having just elected two artists long associated with the organization, the author A.M. Homes and the photographer Susan Unterberg, to serve as co-chairs.
Homes and Unterberg succeed Peter C. Gould, a New York City intellectual property attorney who is stepping down after 10 extremely successful years as Yaddo's board chairman. The new co-chairs - the first in Yaddo's history to share the chairmanship, and the first former guest artists to take the helm - assumed their new positions at the annual meeting of The Corporation of Yaddo held September 7 at Yaddo.
Gould said: "It has been both a distinct privilege and a delightful pleasure to serve in the leadership position of the wonderful and important cultural asset that is Yaddo, whose century of service to the creative process is unmatchable. After a decade in the position as Yaddo's chair, I am honoring the principle of term limits to refresh our board. I am returning to Membership to continue my full support of Yaddo, confident that it is in the talented and energetic hands of those who will guide Yaddo through a future and continue to bring it to its full potential."
Homes is the author of the novel May We Be Forgiven, which was awarded the 2013 International Women's Prize for Fiction, as well as the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, the short story collections Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, a best-selling memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, a travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist's book Appendix A. Her work appears frequently in magazines and literary journals. Additionally, Homes has created original television pilots for HBO, FX, and CBS and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.