St. Petersburg, FL — Imagine Museum announced that Jane Buckman is appointed as Imagine Museum Executive Director. Jane Buckman received her MA in studio arts from Western Illinois University. She has been involved with the arts and arts administration throughout her professional life. From her earlier years as an Artist in Residence for the city of Chicago, moving forward as an administrative executive at private arts colleges in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle, she has advanced opportunities in the arts to all audiences she has served. In 2007 she moved to Sarasota, FL and shifted from executive leadership at the college level to being the Director for the Longboat Key Center of the Arts, a division of Ringling College. In this capacity, she gained additional administrative experience in gallery management, community education development as well as originating the Sarasota Glass Weekend in partnership with Ferdinand Hampson founder and past president of Habatat Galleries (MI) beginning in 2010 and continuing through to today. Ms. Buckman came on board with Imagine Museum in March, 2017 as the Deputy Director opening the Museum in January, 2018.