Published on: May. 28, 2024
Visit Savannah Celebrates Calvin Woodum’s Transformative Leadership at FAAA

Visit Savannah’s First Impression Specialist, Calvin Woodum, the outgoing president of Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts (FAAA), has concluded a remarkable three-year term. When Woodum assumed the presidency in May 2021, the FAAA boasted a modest 33 members. Thanks to his unwavering dedication and visionary leadership, membership has surged to nearly 150. The current membership includes student artists, up-and-coming artists, and world-renowned artists like Suzanne Jackson, Jason Miccolo Johnson, and Jerome Meadows.

Woodum’s tenure has been marked by his relentless advocacy for small, local artists and his efforts to forge strong connections between FAAA members and various project spaces. His passion for promoting young, local talent has been instrumental in the organization’s impressive growth.

Although Woodum is stepping down as president, his dedication to the FAAA cause remains steadfast. He will continue contributing to the organization, ensuring his generated momentum persists.

Woodum’s leadership has not only expanded FAAA’s membership but also deepened its engagement with the community. His appreciation for local art and emerging artists has laid a solid foundation for future growth and new leadership. His legacy of development and community building will inspire the organization for years.


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