Saratoga Arts' mission is to enrich the region by
cultivating a vibrant arts community and by
ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Staff

Meaghan Golden
Interim Executive Director

Alisa Forman
Education Coordinator

Rebecca Zeh
Exhibitions and Membership Coordinator

Diane Swanson
Community Arts Grant Coordinator

INTERIM DIRECTOR: Meaghan Golden (mgolden@saratoga-arts.org)
After graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design, I honed my skills at several design/marketing agencies on the east coast, working primarily in marketing, brand development, design and photo. Moving west to Salt Lake City, I joined the Huddleston Malone design agency. I was founder and co-creative director of the SLC Women’s Art Center. Returning to Manhattan, I became Creative Director at Flashpoint Media, part of the Omnicom Group. I am currently the principal for MGolden Design and Photo.

EDUCATION COORDINATOR: Alisa Forman (aforman@saratoga-arts.org)

Alisa comes to Saratoga Arts with nearly 10 years of professional experience in all aspects of arts administration from program development to database management and finances. As the Assistant Director at the New York State Summer School of the Arts, Alisa coordinated a program that served over 200 faculty, staff and visiting artists all over New York State. 
 
 From her most recent work as the Database Coordinator at the Interational Center for Photography she will bring experience in metrics analysis – to better serve student needs and improve enrollment – and substantial experience in marketing and database management. Prior to her work with the International Center for Photography and the New York State Summer School of the Arts, she held staff and internship positions with The Palace Theater, Tanglewood Music Center, The Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the National Museum of Dance. 
 
 Alisa has a BA in Music from Barnard College and an MA in Arts Administration from Florida State University. 


Exhibitions Coordinator: Rebecca Zeh (rzeh@saratoga-arts.org)

Rebecca is a fine artist who grew up in the Saratoga Springs area. In 2012 she received her BFA with a concentration in drawing from Pratt Institute. She has had a passion for the arts since a very young age and has exhibited her work in several businesses and art galleries in the Capital Region as well as some during her time at school in New York City. Prior to joining the Saratoga Arts team, she was a custom framing specialist at a local craft store for several years. She gained knowledge in coordinating art shows from working as gallery manager at Spring Street Gallery, gallery assistant at Mimosa Gallery as well as volunteering at Saratoga Arts. As an artist with roots in the Capital Region she is passionate about providing opportunities for regional and emerging artists. In her spare time she attends modern dance classes that she has been taking since she was a little girl.  She also loves to travel with her husband, and she visits art museums and galleries as much as she can! Her home, which is also her studio, is located in Ballston Lake, NY.

Community Arts Grant Coordinator: Diane Swanson (dswanson@saratoga-arts.org)

Diane comes to Saratoga Arts with many years of experience in arts administration, having served in a variety of roles over the years, including Gallery Director at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council from 2005-2010, Executive Director of American Women Artists from 2013-2016 (a national arts organization dedicated to serving women artists working in the visual fine arts), and the last three years as Patron Services and Marketing Manager with the Glens Falls Symphony. 
 
 Diane has dedicated her time and passion to volunteering for many other regional arts and cultural organizations and particularly enjoyed participating as a member of the Grant Advisory Board for Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council for several years. She found this to be a valuable and rewarding experience that gave her much insight into the important role NYSCA’s Decentralization sites have in supporting the artistic goals of individual artists and community organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Crandall Library in Glens Falls. 
 
 Diane has a BFA in Illustration and English (as dual degrees) from Syracuse University.