Staff

Mark Nowlin

Executive Director

Mark first joined the Art Association to manage the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking Studio and in April 2016, he was named Interim Executive Director. His background is in fine arts with degrees from the University of Wyoming. Nowlin has been active in the Art Association for almost 40 years. He’s advocated for the drawing program as a crucial core offerings and believes in strong classical skills as a necessity for all artists. Likewise, Nowlin believes artists need to experiment with all mediums before favoring just one, and supports the idea that art is the connector of all other disciplines including science, math, engineering, and chemistry. Nowlin graduated from University of Wyoming with a major in English, and received an additional degree in Art. He owned and operated The Master’s Studio, a frame and art supply store, for 33 years.

Bronwyn Minton

Director of Exhibits & Programs

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.

Jill Callahan

Director of Development

Jill is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and began her Development career with the American Cancer Society. Following that role, she worked for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Since moving to Jackson in 2010, Jill has successfully raised funds and executed special events for the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Jackson Hole Community School, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Most recently, Jill managed the Jackson Hole Art Auction, an annual destination event with multi-million dollar revenue. She is inspired by all of the creative energy in Jackson, and the wonderful arts patrons. In her free time she enjoys skiing, biking, and adventuring with her rescue-mutt Sadie.

Kathryn Jeffords

Director of Marketing & Communications

Kathryn is a native North Carolinian, where she studied Strategic Communications and Business Administration at Elon University. In 2015, Kathryn moved to Jackson to explore the beautiful landscape and immerse herself in a passionate community of thinkers and doers. In Jackson she has worked in marketing and development for forward-thinking nonprofits like the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Jackson Hole Public Art. She was drawn to the Art Association because of her personal interest in visual art, filmmaking and photography. Kathryn is looking forward to a new endeavor with the Art Association!

Molly Fetters

Director of Events

Molly brings her arts-focused education and management experience to her role as Director of Events. She received her BA in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Masters in Arts Management from George Mason University. Having a father in the State Department meant exposure to many different places and cultures growing up. She fell in love with Jackson and decided to move here in 2006. She has been working with Art Association events since 2013.

Annessa Melnick

Youth Studio Manager

Annessa is originally from Accord, New York, a small town 90 miles north of New York City. She has lived in Jackson for 12 years and enjoys exploring the great outdoors and also dabbles in the variety of arts that this community has to offer. Annessa has a degree from NY in Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming. She has worked in the public school system for the past five years and is excited to expand her artistic thinking here at the Art Association.

Sam Dowd

Ceramics, Multi-Purpose + Silversmithing Manager

Sam Dowd was born in Omaha, NE. Sam was introduced to art at an early age and by the seventh grade was enamored by the responsive qualities of clay and has pursued that medium to present day. In 2002, he earned his MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University, and in 1996, his BFA from the University of Nebraska Kearney. In addition to managing the ceramics, multi-purpose and silversmithing departments, Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam also co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold in many regional art fairs and in local shops. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, and cross country skiing in the winter. dowdhousestudios.com

Brittany Hill

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking & Photography Studio Manager

From the foothills of South Carolina, Brittany received her BA in Studio Art with a concentration in printmaking and a minor in Arts Management from the College of Charleston. Upon graduation, she took a printmaking residency at the Vermont Studio Center and has interned with master printer and originator of the printmaking technique called Solarplate, Dan Welden. In 2015, Brittany moved to Jackson for opportunities to apply her passion in fine arts and relish the massive outdoor lifestyle Jackson has to offer.

Ivar Brock-Utne

Director of Finance

Andrew Munz

Development & Enrollment Coordinator

Andrew was born in 1987 in Catskill, NY, then grew up in Jackson Hole. He has been a long-standing, dedicated member of the local theatre and writing communities. Andrew is best known as the writer and director of the Jackson-based theatrical trilogy, “I Can Ski Forever”, the third of which he wrote as an original musical. An avid traveler to Iceland, he has worked as a whale watching guide and a sous chef in a remote, rural fjord. As a novelist, he is represented by Bradford Literary Agency.

Michelle Fullenkamp

Spanish Outreach Coordinator

Michelle hails from the Midwest, but her heart is in Wyoming.  As a public history and Spanish student at Ball State University in Indiana, she became interested in the power of informal education opportunities.  To further pursue this passion, Michelle obtained a Master’s in History with a concentration in Museum Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. With her educational and professional background in museum studies, she has worked under the wings of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, alongside the treasures of the Smithsonian, amid masterpieces from Matisse to Warhol at the Charm City’s BMA, and in the crazy, play and wonder filled spaces of Jackson’s own children’s museum. Michelle now turns her attention to leading the Art Association's Outreach programs.

Jennifer McNaughton

English Outreach Coordinator

Jen McNaughton has lived in Wyoming on and off since 2000. She attended Michigan State University where she received a BA in English. She has always supported and participated in the arts but her interest in metal smithing came together with the help of the fabulous teachers here at the Art Association over the past several years. As an educator, she enjoys helping children experience and explore what art can be for them.