MPA Welcomes Development Director, Board Members

MPA Welcomes Development Director, Board Members


Krista Vita, development director for McLean Project for the Arts

McLean Project for the Arts welcomes Krista Vita as its new Development Director. Vita has worked in non-profit development for more than 10 years. She is a member of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and manages a volunteer writing workshop for high school seniors.

MPA also elected four new board members: Debbie Jardot, a longtime McLean resident, formerly MPA development director and manager for government relations for the Walt Disney Company; Derrick Swaak, supervising broker for the McLean office of TTR Sotheby’s and is involved in McLean community affairs; George D. Swygert, Jr., currently a regional executive in local distribution for Capital One Bank and also serves on the board of the Phillips Collection; and, Brittany Yam, formerly director at Project 4 Gallery and administrative coordinator for Arlington Arts Center.

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit visual arts center founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists. In addition to its program of professionally-curated art exhibitions, MPA offers art classes for children and adults taught by professional art instructors. MPA also presents the Art Reach program for area schools, gallery talks, and day trips to area museums and galleries. MPA is a partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Fairfax County Public Schools.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA. Emerson Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 - a.m.-5 p.m. Atrium and Ramp Galleries are open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–11 p.m; Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.– midnight; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Visit or call 703-790-1953.