Jackson Hole, WY News

Bronwyn Minton

Bronwyn Minton adjusts her 2018 installation at the Center for the Arts. She spent months saving milk cartons, filled them with water and food coloring, and let winter freeze them.

The nonprofit Art Association of Jackson Hole has named Bronwyn Minton as its new Executive Director.

At a members’ exhibit opening reception this Friday, the association's Board Chair Katrina Ryan welcomed Minton to the post and unveiled a new Art Supply Fund in recognition of the former Executive Director.

“Bronwyn knows every aspect of the Art Association," Ryan said in a press release. "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.”

Minton has served as Director of Exhibitions and 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, the association said. She also led Art Association studio managers in offering three semesters of comprehensive art classes and experiences for ages 1 to 100.

"I believe wholeheartedly in art education, community, and the power of art to contribute to our cultural, mental, and physical wellbeing,” Minton said in a statement. “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 art goods and encouragement.

Last fall, he initiated the opening of the Art Association’s new Art Supply Store to meet community demand for supplies. The fund will support Art Association students of demonstrated need with the necessary art supplies to develop and pursue their studies.

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