Nancy Boulin-Golden '02

Hartwick's Nancy Boulin-Golden Named Grant Panelist

November 22, 2011

Nancy Boulin-Golden '02, Curator of Hartwick College's Visual Resources Center and Coordinator of Foreman Gallery, has been named a member of the Roxbury Arts Group's grant selection panel. She will serve as part of the group selecting grant recipients, a role that serves her longstanding passion for fostering the arts in rural communities.

"One of the criteria of the decentralization grants is to provide underserved communities with an opportunity to present arts and cultural events within their communities, providing people who normally can't get in to the larger cities the opportunity to enjoy art and theatre and music," Boulin-Golden explained. "I feel very strongly about the value of arts and culture, so if I can help generate interest in the community, I'm going to do what I can."

Roxbury Arts Group serves as a regranting agency of the New York State Council on the Arts, dispersing grant funds to qualified applicants in Delaware County. As part of the peer review panel, Boulin-Golden will work with six other members to select grant recipients. Though Boulin-Golden has received similar grants, it is her first such experience as a panelist.

Boulin-Golden has built a life in the arts, and works to support artistic endeavors in much of what she does. While serving on the RAG panel in Delaware County, she contributes to art & culture in Otsego County through her work at Hartwick, as well as on the City of Oneonta's Arts Taskforce.

Boulin-Golden is a 2002 alumna of Hartwick College, having graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in Art History. She has most recently been a member of the Hartwick staff since 2005, having served as the curator of the Department of Art & Art History's Visual Resources Center and Exhibit Coordinator for the Foreman Gallery.

From 2003-2008 she served as Executive Director of The Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, NY, and as the Executive Director of The Andes Society for History and Culture from 2003-2005. In her first stint at Hartwick, Boulin-Golden worked in the Office of Special Programs, coordinating summer and January Term programs, the Performing Arts and Foreman Institute Series, major events and other critical efforts. She also established the equestrian club and coached the equestrian team during her time in Special Programs, from 1987 to 1999. She has also served as the co-director of the Sociology Department's off-campus J Term program in Ireland since 2004.

Boulin-Golden has curated countless dozens of exhibits in her time at the Foreman Gallery and other important arts institutions throughout the region. Her impact on the arts in upstate New York has been substantial, and will grow even further with her appointment to the RAG grant panel. Golden's ardor for the arts - and belief that they hold value for all of us, urban or rural, wealthy or underserved - shines through in both word and deed.

"Programs like the decentralization grants expose people to what is out there, and gives all of us a broader breadth of knowledge," she said. "That broadens our collective horizons, which is a direct benefit to our communities. The more people who can be exposed to all forms of art the better. What can I say? I'm passionate about it."

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