Ruth Hall Daly, Interim Associate Director, is an independent curator and gallerist. She began her career while a student as a co-founder of the art gallery at Union College, Schenectady, NY. She was responsible for the development of the Viewpoint Gallery art program at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. She served as manager and director of Alexander F. Milliken Inc., New York and J. Rosenthal Fine Art, Chicago. Most recently, she was director of contemporary art for the Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Ruth has a long association with The Sage Colleges, first assisting installations in the Rathbone Gallery in 1996. She aided in the realization of a number of subsequent exhibitions as well as curating Randy Garber: Reverberations (2010) and John Van Alstine: Arrested Motion/Perilous Balance (2012) for the Opalka.
Jacqueline Lynch, Gallery Assistant, assists with exhibition development as well as related programming and events. She manages artist correspondence, programming and marketing of the Gallery. Jacqueline supervises the Gallery’s student workers. She also assists in the installation, shipping, and archiving of all exhibitions at the Opalka Gallery.
Prior to joining the gallery, Jacqueline spent two years as an Administrative Director of The Photography Center of the Capital District (PCCD). While at The Photography Center, Jacqueline taught tutorials on basic photographic interests, organized events and exhibits and was in charge of all installations and de-installations. As head instructor in Photography, Jacqueline taught photography at Point O’ Pines camp for Girls (Brant Lake, NY) instructing girls ages 10-15 in traditional, alternative, and digital photography techniques. Jacqueline holds a BFA in Photography from Sage College of Albany.
Jim Richard Wilson, Director Emeritus, served as Gallery Director and Art History Lecturer for The Sage Colleges for over 20 years (1992-2013). In retirement he serves as advisor to the gallery and The Sage Colleges. Previously, he was with the State University of New York as Assistant Director of University-wide Programs in the Arts (1989-1992). He has been consultant to and lectured for numerous arts organizations and museums and was Director of the Peter S. Loonam Gallery in Bridgehampton NY for ten years (1976-1986) prior to relocating to the Capital District of New York State.
Among Jim's writings on art and culture are; New York School: Another View, Dona Ann McAdams: Some Women, George Hofmann: Inner Life Articulated, Wimberleys Mode, A Place by the Sea (exhibition catalogue essays), Style and Appearance: Alex Katz at the New York State Museum (a version of which appeared in Chronogram), Bridging the Gaps, The Nature and Responsibility of Visual Arts Writing (Apollo, ASLA), and Cuneiform Currency (included in Toward A Second Dimension: A Sociology Reader, ed. McGuire & Purtusati, Kendal/Hunt Publishers).