- Art Supplies
- Artists & Opportunities
- Art Supplies
- Artists & Opportunities
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 & Marketing
Amy Goicoechea is an arts & culture non-profit professional. She holds an MA in philosophy from the University of Utah. Amy joined the Art Association after working in the Education and Programs & Events Departments at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for nearly 20 years. She has two decades of experience in formal and informal education program development, fundraising and constituency raising event management. She contributed to the success of numerous advancement related programs & events by working closely with donors and sponsors. Amy has collaborated with many local organizations to promote the arts in Jackson Hole.
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.
Gallery & Retail Coordinator
Jen Hoffman is a professional artist and long-time Jackson resident who has always been involved in the local art community. She earned a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from the University of Delaware. She joined the Art Association after being a partner at Trio Fine Art and a full time artist for many years. She has exhibited in national and international exhibitions and holds signature memberships in the American Tonalist Society and the Pastel Society of America. Her work is in private collections internationally and held in the permanent collections of the National museum of Wildlife Art, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Jackson Hole Airport, and St. John's Sage Living Center. Hoffman enjoys the opportunity to connect our community with creativity and expression through the unique and community-centered gallery space and the best (and only!) art supply store in the valley. Learn more about Jennifer's work at www.jlhoffmanfineart.com
Events & Membership Coordinator
Kaylee Pickett is a longtime ceramics studio user, artist and lover of the Art Association. She holds a BS from Colorado State University and is currently studying nutrition science. After completing her undergraduate degree, she pursued adventure and professional opportunities in Queenstown, New Zealand. Enamored by steep mountains, she moved to Jackson to continue learning to backcountry ski and climb. She has extensive experience in operations and is very excited to apply her skills to coordinating the Art Association's many annual events.
Director of Education
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jessica moved to Jackson two decades ago after a summer-long family road trip brought her to the mountains. After graduating from Jackson Hole High School, she received her BA from Colorado College in art history with a focus on Late Ming Dynasty Monumental Landscape paintings with a minor in mathematics. Following a brief stint in the beautiful city of Seattle, she returned to Jackson to be near family and enjoy the outdoors. Jessica has spent the last ten years in the buzzing and fast-paced restaurant industry in management and is excited to return her focus back to art, education and creativity at the Art Association.
Elle Shafer is a lover of the natural world through art, focusing on primarily watercolor, acrylic and printmaking. She holds a BA in geology and studio art from Colorado College and an MA in Education and Human Development from the University of Colorado, Denver. Elle joined the Art Association after over ten years in local non-profits including Mountain Academy of the Teton Science Schools and the Jackson Hole Children's Museum, where she often combined art with her educator mind by bringing otherwise complex subjects (such as geology, peleontology, science, math, and literacy) to life through artwork, lessons and instillations. Elle's studio practice is anchored in her love of drawing, painting and printing as a process of creating, exploring and playing. Her artwork can be found in small shops around Teton Valley.
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.
Cara O'Connor is an artist and current printmaking teacher at the Art Association. Originally from Texas, she came to Jackson to be a ski instructor after years of working in outdoor education. She found her passion for printmaking while studying at Harvard University where she received her BA in Comparative Religious Studies and Studio Art. Cara now serves as the Studio Coordinator where she is able to combine her love of community and art in all its many forms. When she is not in the studio, Cara can be found baking, thru hiking and generally exploring outside with her lab puppy Nala.
Ceramics Studio Assistant
Originally from Austin, Texas, Shane has been teaching both adult and youth ceramics at the Art Association for about 8 years. He enjoys skiing and mountain biking with his 14 year old son and will soon be teaching yoga in the valley, as well. Before arriving in Jackson, Shane was a scientific diver for the University of Hawaii; if he’s not in the mountains, he’s in the ocean surfing and diving!
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.