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    Ken Brandon


    Salida's creative guru Ken Brandon has worked as a teacher and printmaker and now owns Box of Bubbles, a creative resource center. 

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    Michael Varnum

    Vice President

    Michael is the Arts and Culture Director for the City of Salida and former president of the Salida Chamber of Commerce.

  • Kathy Davidoff


    A Salida native, Kathy works as a software developer. She is also an incredible wildlife photographer! See her work at https://www.kmd.photos

  • Leslie Jorgensen

    Communications Chair

    Leslie is a skier and adventure painter who works from her studio gallery in Salida. See her series Art of the Backcountry at  www.lesliejorgensen.com

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    Nancy Kay

    Art Lovers Chair,
    Valley Visions Co-Chair

    Nancy is a watercolor artist in Salida and an avid hiker.
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  • Debra Norby Colgate

    Secretary, Scholarship Committee

    Originally from North Dakota, Debra teaches 4th grade.  She loves to learn about art and all the good things that art does for human beings.

  • Denise Knapp

    Creative Mixer Chair,
    Scholarship Committee

    Denise is a retired art teacher who is now focusing on her own art.

  • Jim Barker

    Communications Committee

    Jim is a watercolorist and professional photographer. See his work at www.perfectshotphotography.net

  • Patrick O'Brien

    Communications Committee

    Patrick is the Arts and Culture Supervisor for the City of Salida and brings his experience in the film and television industry along with fundraising, programming and brand marketing to the Council.

  • Nancy Konvalinka

    Art Lovers Committee

    Nancy loves all forms of artistic expression...visual, the written word, music, theater and movies. She's excited to put her efforts to supporting the arts in Salida and Chaffee County.

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PO Box 672, Salida, CO 81201

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