Petronio Residency Center Director
Marya Warshaw is the Founding Executive/Artistic Director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where she led the organization and its wide slate of programming, strategy and development for nearly thirty years. Warshaw succeeded in two successful capital campaigns for BAX which resulted in the doubling of BAX’s space and programming. She is the founder and served as Director of the BAX Artist in Residence and Space Grant programs whose alumni include Reggie Wilson, George Emilio Sanchez, Young Jean Lee, Dean Moss, Ni’Ja Whitson, Maria Bauman-Morales, Katy Pyle, Yasuko Yokoshi, Faye Driscoll, Luciana Achugar, Aya Ogawa, Kristine Haruna Lee among others. Warshaw was recognized by Bard College in 2019 with their John Dewey public service award and has received two NY Dance & Performance Awards (the “Bessies”) both in 2018 for outstanding service to the field of dance and 1998 for “building a house and a home for the arts in Brooklyn”. She was recognized by the LAMBDA Independent Democrats of Brooklyn for her support of LGBTQ artists at all stages of their careers and received a 2010 Cultural Practitioner Residency from the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Italy. Warshaw serves on the Board of Mt. Tremper Arts and Gametophyte.
Warshaw serves as a consultant and Creative Producer to non profit arts and culture both to individual artists & projects as well as organizational initiatives. She is a recent transplant to the Hudson Valley and is thrilled to turn her attention to the Petronio Residency Center.