Beth Taylor

Beth Taylor Baron and Blue FoundationAfter graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Anthropology, Ms. Taylor worked for a cultural resources management firm, Archaeological Services Company, for contracted excavations and field surveys in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky.  She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as the Assistant Administrator at the Sewall-Belmont House, a historic house located on Capitol Hill that served as the headquarters for the National Woman’s Party, an organization founded by suffragist Alice Paul in 1917.

Taylor then relocated to Dallas to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Art History at Southern Methodist University, where she worked part-time as the UAC registrar at the Meadows Museum of Art while teaching as an adjunct instructor at Eastfield Community College and Texas A&M University in Commerce.  After teaching, Taylor was appointed Interim Director for the Gerald Peters Gallery, and left in 1999 to work for the Rachofsky Collection as Manager of Programming for the private collection of contemporary art.

A supporter of the visual and performing arts for all communities, Taylor also served as Program Coordinator for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs on project competitions and installations for public art projects around the city, including sites such as the Main Street Garden Park, the Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Fair Park.

From 2007 through 2011, Taylor was appointed director of the Baron and Blue Foundation, a private foundation that grants funding to local, non-profit organizations that assist homeless men, women, and children in Dallas County.  She is now a member of the Board of Directors.

Currently, Ms. Taylor works as the Director of Talley Dunn Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Dallas that represents Texas-based artists.   She is collaborating with other gallery colleagues on the upcoming “Art + Auction” fundraising event to benefit the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.