Tim Peterson Named as New Executive Director

The Northfield Arts Guild is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Peterson as its next Executive Director. Peterson is a Minneapolis-based independent curator, who most recently served as Chief Curator for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Art and Director and Curator of Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis).

As Director of Franklin Art Works, a former Minneapolis alternative space, Peterson managed all operations, administration, budgets and fundraising and oversaw the renovation of the organization’s historic facility. He is also a noted curator, having organized ambitious annual exhibitions programs premiering works by an exceptionally diverse slate of local and global artists.  In addition, Peterson has collaborated with nonprofits, museums and colleges in organizing public programming, engaging youth and adult audiences with artist-led workshops, lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances.

“As a committed advocate for artists, nonprofits and audiences, I am excited to champion the mission of the Northfield Arts Guild and its service to Northfield and the larger Southeastern Minnesota community,” Peterson said.

This is a wonderful match for the Northfield Arts Guild’s mission-driven board of directors, who are thrilled to welcome him to the staff. Peterson received an M.A. degree in art history from Williams College and a B.A. from St. Olaf College. Please join us in welcoming him into our community.

The Guild staff and board invite and encourage you to meet and greet Tim at Winter Walk between 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Guild!