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Oklahoma’s 108|Contemporary Appoints Susan Baley Executive Director

108|Contemporary, the Tulsa, Oklahoma–based nonprofit organization that supports local craft artists, announced that Susan Baley has been named executive director. Baley currently serves as the head of the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, which is known for its collection of 2,500 works of American art, and will assume the position in November.

Since Baley joined the Swope Art Museum in 2015, she has expanded its audience by launching several programs, including Art Start, Second Saturday Studio, and Museum on the Move. Under her leadership, the museum increased attendance by more than 66 percent. Previously, Baley served as director of education at the Fred Jones Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma from 1998 to 2015 and as an adjunct lecturer at the Weitzenhoffer School of Art and Art History in Norman, Oklahoma.

“We welcome Susan Baley back to Oklahoma where she successfully launched her long career in the visual arts,” said 108|Contemporary board chair Myra Block Kaiser. “Her leadership experience is invaluable to us as we look forward to further expanding the reach of 108|Contemporary, its mission, exhibitions, and programming.”

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