Jayme McLellan is an artist, educator, curator and gallery director. She is the founding director of Civilian Art Projects, a gallery supporting emerging and established artists located in Washington, DC. McLellan has worked in the arts since the mid-nineties curating over 100 exhibitions and organizing events in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces in Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Miami, FL; Canada and Europe. Prior to Civilian, McLellan co-founded and served as co-director of Transformer (2002-2006), a non-profit arts organization community to serving emerging artists. From 1998 to 2001, she was director of development for the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), where she organized the Tandem Project, a large scale, international exchange and exhibition for artists from the countries of the former Yugoslavia funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding. In addition to running Civilian, she is adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art and American University where she leads classes on professional development for artists. She is also project manager for HARD ART DC 1979 (Akashic Books), a book and traveling exhibition about the birth of the punk movement.