Lisa DeLosso
Executive Director

Lisa DeLosso grew up in a creative family in southern coastal New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degrees in art education and art history from Pennsylvania State University. She has a Masters in art education from the University of Texas at Austin, where she went on to work in the School of Architecture as the associate director for development.

Prior to coming to the Art Base in 2023, DeLosso was the chief development officer at the Aspen Art Museum and the director of development and strategic partnerships at Aspen Public Radio. She has served as a member of the Gallery Committee at the Red Brick Center for the Arts to help select artwork to display in gallery spaces and the new Aspen City Hall building. She has also served on the peer review panel for a Colorado Creative Industries grant program, and she helped moderate the 2022 “Community Read” book discussion for the literary nonprofit Aspen Words.

In 2014, DeLosso founded the Adventure Book Club, a social opportunity for adults who like to read outdoor, travel, and adventure-based fiction and nonfiction books. She was a part of the 2009 Texas 4000 for Cancer team where she bicycled more than 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. And in 2012, she summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with the nonprofit group Survivor Summit. She is also an alumna of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

She is humbled and honored to lead the rich, community-focused tradition of creativity and possibility at the Art Base.

Brit White
Operations Manager

Brit White is a Colorado native born and raised in Denver with a long history in the Roaring Fork Valley. After earning a Masters Degree in Music from the Boston Conservatory where he studied singing and acting he remained in Boston for many years performing in regional theater and working in non-profit development and hospitality.  A few years ago, the Rockies called him back home to Colorado to be nearer to family and to reconnect with the outdoor lifestyle. As a new “dabbler” in painting he is interested in exploring the creative process through visual arts and seeing how a lifetime in performance arts informs that process. He currently lives in Basalt.

Dana Higbie
Studio Manager

Dana Higbie has spent her life surrounded by art, design, and beauty. A native of Michigan, and later Aspen, Dana received her design degree from Colorado Institute of Art an her BFA from California College of Art. For many years, Dana was a principal in the Denver-based Partners in Design, an award-winning graphic design studio. For 15 years after that, Dana lived and traveled with her family in Mexico and Central America, sourcing native artwork and artisan wares for her retail business, La Tiende (The Store), with locations in Mexico and Honduras. Dana currently resides in Basalt.

Jess Gray
Gallery + Shop Manager

Jess Gray is a fourth-generation Coloradan, born and raised outside of the town of Montrose. She is an abstract artist working in many realms of mixed media. Jess is a published independent author of three books for youth: Trinity Stone, Under Siege, and The Wide Mouthed Hog. She is currently working on a fourth book for adults, Lights on Red, about the notorious red-light district of Silverton, Colorado. Jess is a Master Medical Aesthetician and permanent makeup artist and has owned several businesses. Her family is of the utmost importance to her and you can almost always find her enjoying one of her favorite little mountain towns in Colorado. She’s elated to be working at the Art Base and hopes to bring a new, fresh perspective to the gallery and shop.


Barbara Glass, President
Krista Klees, Vice President
Lauren Cornish, Treasurer
Amiee White Beazley, Secretary


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