STAFF

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 master’s degree 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.

Katherine Grey Walker
Gallery + Communications Manager

Katherine Grey Walker is Colorado born, raised on the Western Slope. She spent her youth adventuring in Colorado nature, cross country and internationally. After graduating from Colorado Rocky Mountain School she moved to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication and Print Media. In 2017 she relocated back to the Valley. An artist in herself, Katherine is elated to be a part of the vibrant art community here in the Valley being fostered by the Art Base and many others.

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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 interesting in exploring the creative process through visual arts and seeing how a lifetime in performance arts informs that process. He currently lives in Basalt.

Gabriela Galíndez
Program Director

Gabriela Galíndez is from the El Paso, TX / Ciudad Juárez, MX region.  She received her Master’s in Latin American and BorderStudies from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York (SVA). Her artwork is mainly focused on political and social issues. Her works are in two and three dimensional and uses mixed media including circuit boards and analogue electronics. Gabriela has worked in other art non-profit organizations like Creative Kids in El Paso, Texas and at the Aspen Art Museum as program manager and educator. She moved to Colorado with the goal to offer art education to the fast growing Latinx community in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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 with her husband and daughter.

Ryan Prince
Installations + Facilities Manager

Ryan received a BFA in sculpture from Alfred University. In addition to his personal practice, he’s worked as a collaborative installation and theatre artist, art educator, and art handler. He served as a scenic and props designer, facilities manager and production manager at Creede Repertory Theatre for many years. There he co-founded the nationally recognized KID Show Youth Theatre program with Renee Prince (currently in its 20th year).  Ryan has lived in the valley, off and on, for 4 years working as an art handler for Peak Fine Art Services, educator and installer at the Aspen Art Museum and facilities and install manager at the Powers Art Center. He is thrilled to be joining the Art Base team and immerse himself in the vibrant creative communities it supports.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

 

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