JACKSON HOLE, WYO – At the members’ exhibit Opening Reception this Friday, February 8, the Art Association of Jackson Hole Board Chair Katrina Ryan announced a new Executive Director for the nonprofit organization, as well as a new Art Supply Fund in recognition of the former Executive Director.
Ryan said that following an internal application process, the Art Association Board is excited to promote Bronwyn Minton as the nonprofit’s new Executive Director.
“Bronwyn knows every aspect of the Art Association. She has been a student in classes, the parent of a student, a class instructor, and she also guided the organization in offering a diverse art curriculum. Her experience as an educator and professional artist, combined with her skills in community organizing, make her the ideal person to lead the Art Association,” said Ryan.
Minton has served as Director of Exhibitions & Programming at the Art Association for the past year-and-a-half. During that time, she revitalized the Gallery with community-oriented exhibitions that provoked participation and discussion. She also led Art Association studio managers in offering three semesters of comprehensive art classes and experiences for ages one to 100.
“I believe wholeheartedly in art education, community, and the power of art to contribute to our cultural, mental, and physical wellbeing,” said Minton. “As one of the oldest arts nonprofits in the valley, the Art Association has an amazing history and track record. We are poised to serve a larger audience and offer even higher quality art education and studio facilities to our community.”
The Art Association will also start a new Mark Nowlin Art Supply Fund for Students in honor of the former Executive Director. Nowlin owned and operated the Master’s Studio store in Jackson for 33 years, supplying the valley with much-needed art goods and encouragement. Last fall, he initiated the opening of the Art Association’s new Art Supply Store to meet community demand for this important resource. The fund will support Art Association students of demonstrated need with the necessary art supplies to develop and pursue their studies.
More about Bronwyn Minton
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, where she most recently served as Associate Curator of Art and Research. 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.
During the past 15 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.