UCDA Foundation Board
David Whaley's Biography
Director of Publications and Visual Arts
David Whaley has served as Director of Design for Longwood University since 1997, where he has been instrumental in the establishment of Longwood's graphic identity, the initial design and subsequent redesign of 'Longwood' magazine, the successful completion of a $38 million comprehensive campaign, and the promotion of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA). He has received over 80 awards for his design work, including first place from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for the catalogue 'Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art' and the gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for the catalogue 'Three Ring Circus: Highlights from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection.'
David is dedicated to the promotion of the Visual Arts. He is a volunteer Advisory Board member at the LCVA where he also serves as Chair of the Collections Committee. In this capacity he has given generously of his time and resources by advising the LCVA on potential gifts of art as well as giving works of art and financial contributions. He has lent works from his private collection for several exhibitions, most notably the exhibitions 'Improvisation: African-American Quilts from the Collection of Michael David Whaley' and 'The Design of Charles and Ray Eames.' Additionally he has spoken on the LCVA's behalf to many prospective donors, garnering significant financial and in-kind support. Behind the scenes he assists with a range of projects from special events to exhibitions by offering his time and expertise.
He has also served on boards at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), 1708 Gallery, and The Folk Art Society of America (FASA) in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.