Melissa Whitwam
Executive Director – Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis, MO

Melissa Whitwam has coordinated nearly fifty exhibitions at Foundry Art Centre since 2013 as Exhibition Manager. Melissa received a B.A. in Literature and a B.F.A. in Fiber Arts from Truman State University in 2003, earned a M.F.A. from Arizona State University in 2007, and now resides in St. Charles, MO. As an artist, she exhibits her work throughout the country and is a member of many local art organizations, including Missouri Fiber Artists, Surface Design Association, Women’s Caucus for the Arts – St. Louis, and is a supporting member of Craft Alliance and Laumeier Sculpture Park. Since accepting the role of Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre in November 2015, Melissa has worked to connect the Foundry to the community, establish relationships and connections to local businesses and organizations, and elevate the Foundry’s role in the arts community.