Rosemarie Oakman


Rosemarie Oakman is a visual artist, creative aging educator, philanthropist, and cultural administrator. She was born, raised, and currently resides in New York’s historic Hudson Valley. Rosemarie has eight years of professional experience leading high-quality arts and cultural programming at community-focused nonprofits, arts organizations, and art museums in New York and Oregon. She has written and received grants as an individual and as a member of multiple grant teams for diverse nonprofit arts organizations. Rosemarie has been awarded artist in residence and cultural opportunities nationally and internationally. 

She is the founder and director of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron Project, a cross-generational community arts program that utilizes the arts to increase understanding about Alzheimer’s disease and act compassionately to those touched by it. The Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron Project hosts creative programs and educational events that elevate community, art, and understanding. Rosemarie is currently a virtual Artist in Residence with the Memory Maker Project, a NY-based organization that sparks creativity, community, and connection with elders.

Rosemarie recently earned her Master’s in Nonprofit Management and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management at the University of Oregon, graduating in Spring 2020. She is a recent inductee into the Nu Lambda Mu, International Nonprofit Honor Society. She received her BFA with honors along with a minor in Gerontology from Alfred University in 2014.