JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Art Association of Jackson Hole announced today it has named two new members of the board of trustees. Scotty Craighead and Jeff Lawrence will take their seats January 1, 2018.
“We are thrilled to add Scotty and Jeff to the Art Association’s board of trustees,” chair Todd Hanna said in a press release. “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.”
The current board includes Hanna (chair), Katrina Ryan (vice-chair), Veronica Silberberg (treasurer), Sue Cedarholm (secretary), Katharine Confer, Mary Armour, Shari Brownfield, and Chas Marsh.
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. Craighead 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. Craighead has served on the Board of Directors for Teton Artlab and Jackson Hole Public Art.
Craighead said, “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.”
Originally from Nashville, 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,” Lawrence said. “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.”