Staff

Bronwyn Minton

Executive Director

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 joined the Art Association after being at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for more than 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, and 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 raised funds and executed special events for the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Jackson Hole Community School. Jill serves on the Old Bill's Fun Run Committee and the Thursday Roundtable Group Outreach Committee. She is also a regular volunteer with Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding.

Anika Youcha

Director of Communications

Raised in Minnesota, Anika Youcha has spent the past twenty years in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Both a professional painter and ceramicist, she has a deep love for the environment, solitude, mountains, large cities, color, and people.  Educated at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Anika has a deep love for community and art education.

Brittany Hill

Director of Education

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 in the massive outdoor lifestyle Jackson has to offer.

Sam Dowd

Director of Studios

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.  He earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University.  Sam moved to Jackson in 2007 to manage the ceramics department. Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold locally and in regional art fairs. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, cross country skiing in the winter, and watching "B" movies year-round with his wife and their cat Merlin. https://www.dowdhousestudios.com/

Kelli Reinertson

Associate Director of Development

Kelli has planned events for hotels for the past 14 years. Since moving to Jackson in 2016, Kelli worked at Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge as the Catering and Conference Services Manager and, for the past two years, as the Director of Catering. Kelli is thrilled to join the Art Association and be a part of the creative arts community. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, skiing, hiking, floating the rivers and exploring all that Jackson has to offer.

Sevi Hagen

Ceramics Instructor

Jen Hoffman

Gallery & Retail Coordinator

Born and raised in a Pennsylvania Dutch family in the small town of Ephrata, Jennifer began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her love of the outdoors was only exceeded by my fascination with art. After a year in college as an English major, her desire to create art took over. In 1992, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Painting from the University of Delaware, where she studied under Stephen Tanis, Robert Straight, and Rosemary Lane. A few years later, she moved to Jackson Hole to explore her budding interest in landscape painting. By serendipity, she found employment as a studio assistant for the great landscape artist, Scott Christensen. She learned volumes about painting outdoors and about the business of art in his studio. In the years since, she has been fortunate to be mentored and befriended by many generous artists, including Ned Jacob, Greg McHuron, Hollis Williford, Kathy Wipfler, and Skip Whitcomb, among others. Learn more about Jennifer's work at www.jlhoffmanfineart.com

Billi Harrington

Associate Outreach Coordinator

Billi Harrington serves as our Outreach Coordinator. The Art Association now serves 36 organizations in our community outreach partnerships. Billi has an active schedule that includes sessions run in collaboration with Teton Behavior Therapy, Community Entry Services, and St. John’s Living Center. Billi, a Wyoming native, focused on art therapy in college and is thrilled to be able to bring healing and artistic enrichment to the wider Jackson community.

Nina Palomba

Instructor

Nina Palomba's diverse creative experience includes professional opportunities ranging from the Graphic Arts to Production Design. Nina's career is on the rise and she has already begun to make moves as a young woman in her field, leading projects for the Chicago Bulls, Apple, Playboy, Adidas, and Heineken. Alongside her career in entertainment, Nina's whimsical personal art style has become affectionately known globally as Nina's World.  Her work is a unique blend of street and pop art, inspired by the early ages of animation. As an lgbtq+ advocate, Nina supports the community by painting uplifting murals, leading student workshops and partnering with nonprofits on dedicated forums.

Jon Stuart

Associate Photography Coordinator

Jon Stuart's photographs examine the modern West. He began teaching as an assistant to Ansel Adams' Yosemite Workshops. Since the 1970s he has led workshops for Teton Science Schools, Snake River Institute, Central Wyoming College and the Art Association. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Wyoming State Museum, and the Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.