View arts and culture center in Old Forge launches search for next president

Mark Salsbury

Mark Salsbury

View President Mark Salsbury has announced he will step down from his role by the summer.

Salsbury and View’s Board Chair Kathy Ruscitto have jointly announced plans to begin the process of searching for his replacement.

Founded in 1951, View is a center for arts and culture based in the Adirondack Region. Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions and shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. It serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.

Following several years of retirement, Salsbury joined View in 2019 to help build a foundation for the future.

“It has always been my intention to build a strong foundation to prepare View for the next stage of our development, and the View team has stepped up to the challenge to make that happen,” Salsbury explained.

“Our needs going forward are different than they were three years ago, and I look forward to helping transition a new leader in steering View forward to reach its full potential.”

“The Board is grateful for Mark’s contributions and the solid foundation he has created for the next leader,” Ruscitto said. “We anticipate a wide search for someone with a balance of art management, business development and community engagement skills. We appreciate the time Mark has given us to conduct a thoughtful search.”

View’s Board of Directors will now commence with a formal search for his replacement through a board-led search committee. A position description and requirements document has been prepared and will be posted on View’s website, and a recruitment firm will be engaged to conduct the search.

“This position is a great opportunity for a passionate and community-minded leader to make a significant difference for View and the Old Forge community,” Ruscitto said. “View is an economic engine within our region and we’re truly blessed to have such a beautiful, large, multi-purpose arts center in our own backyard.”

View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View’s programming, visit

This article originally appeared on Times Telegram: View arts and culture center in Old Forge searching for next president

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