The Wellington Art Society will feature Jessica Ransom on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The meeting will open with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. For more information, contact Heather Bergstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ransom manages, curates and oversees the installation of all exhibitions as the director of artist services at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Cultural Council is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the Palm Beaches. In its sustaining effort to foster growth of the cultural sector, the council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education, and promotes cultural tourism.
Ransom serves as the primary contact for professional visual artists in Palm Beach County and leads the council’s Artist Resource Team. She has held positions throughout the art industry as an art advisor and appraiser, developing clientele for a fine art handling firm, and managing the contemporary art space Culture Lab at CityPlace.
Her experience includes advising private collectors on purchases, sales and appraisals, overseeing both private and public art installations, and managing all aspects of art loans. Ransom received her master’s degree in the history of art and the art market from Christie’s Education in New York City. She is the current chair of the City of West Palm Beach Art Life Committee and is a board member of Impact the Palm Beaches.
For more information about the Cultural Council, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.
The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through art. To learn more, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.