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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.
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.
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.
Special Events Manager
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.
Youth Lead Instructor
Alexandra Giorno (Ally) is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Art Education with minors in Painting & Printmaking and Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has studied studio art and taught art related topics to Italian high school students in Rome, Italy and studied education in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before Jackson, Alexandra was the Art Specialist for the JCC in Richmond, Virginia and in Tucson, Arizona over the course of two and a half years. Her favorite thing about teaching is introducing new artists to students. In her spare time she enjoys painting, skiing, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Painting, Drawing & Printmaking 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 in the massive outdoor lifestyle Jackson has to offer.
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.
Manager of Student & Retail Services
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
Youth Studio Manager
Frances grew up in Denver, Colorado where she spent her youth skiing tree lines with friends, hiking 14ers and exploring all types of food in the city. Her love of creating art grew over years of participating in after-school and summer camp programs— inspiring her to continue the study and practice of art in college. Frances received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Colorado State University with a concentration in Printmaking and Focus in Gifted and Talented education. She went on to teach art in public elementary schools in the Denver Metro area for four years. In her years as a teacher, she specifically worked on developing curriculum for English Language Learners through art by inviting community members and partnerships into the classroom. She believes art has the power to transcend all learning levels, content areas and elevate student’s confidence, collaboration, flexibility, critical thinking and communication. After spending summers working as an educator at the Denver Art Museum, she came to Jackson Hole pursing more opportunities for community-based education and has come to love the collaborative nature of non-profits. In her time in Jackson Hole, she has worked at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, and Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. She is very excited to return to her roots of youth art education at the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Let’s make ART!!
Photography Studio Manager
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.
Multi-Purpose Studio Manager
Kate grew up in Boston and spending her summers in Teton Valley. She received a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Utah where she also studied Studio Art and Art History. Kate has been involved with facilitating several community art programs in Utah. She has also enjoyed teaching art in schools and for community programs. As a business owner, Kate owned and operated a picture framing and art consulting business. She has curated art shows and facilitated the Art Lab at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City. Kate has also worked as a professional artist in a variety of mediums. When she is not enjoying spending time with her family, she loves to make art and play outside.
Leigh Reagan Smith
Video & Digital Arts Studio Manager
Leigh Reagan Smith graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and since then has worked in film production for the past 20 years. Leigh has produced, shot and edited environmental and sports programming in the form of network shows, independent documentaries, web shorts, and a children educational video series for PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Fuel TV, and academic distribution. She was the award-winning Director of Photography on Bag It, a feature length documentary about world-wide plastic consumption and the health of our oceans. Her latest project was as editor for the PBS documentary, The Drift, a film about the last remaining cattle drive done solely on horseback along the Green River. As a teacher of art, photography, video, screenwriting, and creativity workshops, Leigh continues to assist and inspire students in accessing their creative voice and their visual sensibilities. Her website is www.mountainfiremedia.com
Ceramics Studio 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. 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/