New York, NY – December 8, 2022
I want to share the news that after more than 35 years of service with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Kerrie Buitrago has retired as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Kerrie joined the Foundation in its early days, collaborating with PKF’s Chairman and CEO Charles C. Bergman to develop a critical source of support for visual artists and organizations around the world. Kerrie’s many years of dedicated work have been instrumental to the success of the Foundation, which today has provided nearly 5,000 grants totaling more than $84 million to working artists and arts organizations in 79 countries. Her commitment to advancing the legacy of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock is unparalleled.
Kerrie’s contributions span from the Foundation’s beginnings to the present. It is thanks to Kerrie’s leadership that such an incredible number of artists received financial resources at critical moments in their work. I can think of no greater service to the field.
Kerrie shares this message:
It is with a deep sense of pride that I look back on my years at the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Over the decades I have seen the enrichment of spirit that artists give to all of us. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to help facilitate the artistic process and to honor the generosity of Lee Krasner. I want to thank you for your support over the decades—for your collaboration, your camaraderie, and your friendship.
I know you all will want to join me in thanking Kerrie for her unflagging commitment to making a difference in the lives of artists and people throughout the arts community.
Ronald D. Spencer
Chairman & CEO