Judie Gilmore, director of the Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus, has been named to the Albany Business Review’s 40 under 40 list of executives and innovators who are shaping the future of the Capital District.
Gilmore joined Sage in 2017. She is the Opalka Gallery’s chief curator; collaborates with faculty to link exhibitions to educational programming; and is a liaison to the wider arts community, representing the gallery locally, regionally and nationally.
Her work collaborating with Capital Region organizations and individuals on public projects, site-specific installations and project and organizational development helped her stand out for the recognition. She was recently project director for Troy Summer Square, a three-week series of public arts events in downtown Troy’s Monument Square, and Breathing Lights, a $1.5 million temporary public art installation that illuminated hundreds of abandoned buildings in New York’s Capital Region.
Gilmore has also served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Philadelphia Mural Arts where she developed award-winning, large-scale public art initiatives. She received a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in arts administration and community development from New York University, where she was a Public Service Fellow.
About the Opalka Gallery
The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the gallery hosts lectures, films, concerts and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.
This academic year marks the Opalka Gallery’s 15th season. The 40th Annual Photo Regional: Effects That Aren’t Special, opens Thursday, March 15 and runs through April 21. Visit opalka.sage.edu for more information.