Juniper Behrendt has been named Gallery Director for the Key West Art Center, effective March 10, 2017. She succeeds Anna Symington, who is leaving Key West for St. Petersburg, FL.
“In Juniper, we have a talented, enthusiastic and savvy new director who will continue to move the gallery forward as an institution dedicated to exhibiting the work of local artists and to serving the arts community of Key West,” Jane Grannis, board chair, said. “We are confident that, under Juniper’s leadership, the gallery will be in excellent hands.
“She will build on the foundation laid by Anna Symington, who will be missed by all of us.”
Ms. Behrendt recently relocated to Key West from For Myers, FL, where she had been working as an educator and site historian at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a nonprofit organization offering education and community programs in science, history, and the arts.
“I’m very excited to be working at the Key West Art Center and gallery. As a new resident of Key West, I look forward to becoming involved with its diverse artistic culture and to increasing the center’s involvement within the community,” she said.
Ms. Behrendt has a master’s of liberal arts degree in museum studies from Harvard University Extension School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine.
Sharing her new life in Key West is her fiance, Patrick Deja, operations manager at the Truman Little White House, and her Great Dane, Rajah.