Lauren Barnett Director of Development
Lauren Barnett joined Art21 as Director of Development in September of 2018 with over ten years of non-profit experience. Previously, Lauren was Director of Development at Delivering Good, a New York-based non-profit focusing on the needs of those affected by poverty and natural disaster where she helped fortify the fundraising program and start an Associate Council of young retail industry leaders. Prior to her role there, Lauren managed events and communications for the Center for Visual Art at MSU Denver, an award-winning gallery and interactive art laboratory serving MSU Denver students and the larger Denver community. She began her career at Royal Academy America (RAA), an organization based in New York which raises funds and awareness for the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London. During her time with RAA, Lauren grew membership stateside and assisted colleagues at the RA with their capital campaign to expand the 250-year-old institution and link their Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens Galleries.
In addition to her experience in fundraising and non-profit development, Lauren brings with her a deep passion for art. Lauren is an art collector, a painter and a comic artist. She has exhibited across the country and has produced ten comics publications ranging from full length books to mini comics, a few of which are held in the Library of Congress. Her work has been nominated for multiple industry awards. Lauren received her B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Vermont.