Art Association of Jackson Hole Welcomes Two New Board Members
The Art Association is pleased to announce that Jeff Lawrence and Scotty Craighead will join the Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2018.
The Art Association of Jackson Hole is the largest visual arts education resource in Northwest Wyoming and is dedicated to encouraging a vital, creative community by providing everyone with exposure to, education in and enjoyment of a wide variety of art experiences. The current Board of Trustees slate includes Todd Hanna (Chair), Katrina Ryan (Vice-Chair), Veronica Silberberg (Treasurer), Sue Cedarholm (Secretary), Katharine Confer, Mary Armour, Shari Brownfield, and Chas Marsh.
“We are thrilled to add Scotty and Jeff to the Art Association’s Board of Trustees,” said Chair Todd Hanna. “Scotty and Jeff each bring tremendous talent, perspective, experience, and enthusiasm to the Art Association. In addition, both are professional artists and active members of the Jackson community. We are fortunate to have them on the team.”
Originally from Nashville, TN, Jeff moved to Jackson in 2001 to work for Carney Logan Burke Architects in order to produce inspiring, meaningful architecture. He has been practicing architecture with them since then- working on many commercial and residential projects in the valley including several projects for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Aerial Tram Enclosure, Bridger Center, Rendezvous Lodge and the upcoming Solitude Station), as well as other projects such as the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center, Daisy Bush Employee Housing, and work at the Jackson Hole Airport.
“I have been drawn to the Art Association since I moved to Jackson in 2001 because of my continued interest in learning about and making art. Since moving to Jackson, I have participated in the Whodunnit event almost every year; my family and I have taken multiple courses, attended probably every Art Fair and I also had a booth at Takin’ it to the Streets. During my term, I hope to provide support by exploring and finding creative ways to further the positive evolution of the association.”
Scotty Craighead grew up in Kelly, Wyoming, where he enjoyed playing in the wide open landscapes. He has always had a strong affinity for art, taking extracurricular classes throughout his childhood. Scotty attended Colorado College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Since graduating, he has been living in Jackson where he makes and teaches art. Scotty has served on the Board of Directors for Teton Artlab and Jackson Hole Public Art.
“As an Artist I have always been drawn to the Art Association. Over the years, I have taken many inspirational classes that have improved my personal practice. I am thrilled to be joining The Board of Trustees so that I can help an organization that has given me so much.”
Art Association names Bronwyn Minton new Director of Exhibitions and Programming
August 15, 2017 – The Art Association is excited to announce that Bronwyn Minton will be joining the leadership team as the new Director of Exhibitions & Programming. Minton most recently served as the Associate Curator of Art and Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
“I am so excited to be joining an organization that has been enriching my life since I moved here in 1992. I believe wholeheartedly in art education, community, and the power of art to change our lives. I look forward to creating exhibits and programs that highlight the mission of the Art Association,” said Minton.
Beginning in September, Minton will oversee all art education programs, curriculum development and exhibitions in the Art Association gallery. She will report to Executive Director Mark Nowlin and work directly with the leadership staff and studio managers.
“Bronwyn’s experience as a curator, educator and professional artist, combined with her leadership within the Jackson community, make her the ideal person to help strengthen programming and reinvigorate the Art Association gallery space,” said Todd Hanna, Chairman of the Board.
Executive Director Nowlin agrees. “I am very excited to have her bring energy, creativity, sense of community, family, and laughter to the Art Association.”
Bronwyn Minton is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is joining the Art Association after being at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for over 13 years. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, and is in public collections including the Wyoming State Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum, St. John’s Hospital Foundation, Teton Media Works as well as private collections. Over the past fifteen years Minton has curated many art exhibits that brought together a wide range of the Jackson Hole community. She has been awarded two Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships, and the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole’s Creative Pulse Award.