Buff Elting – Emma Hardy – Lisa Michot – Joy Pak – Jane Saltzman
Mary Jo Hamilton – Trudi Horowitz – Susan Knickle


Buff Elting has been exhibiting paintings, drawings, prints and photographs for over 30 years including at the The Dairy, Boulder; Denver Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Autry Museum, L.A., CA; and Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy. Her work is in numerous private, public and corporate collections. She received a BFA from CU.

Emma Hardy is a local sculptor, living and working in Jamestown.  Emma was born and raised in England and received her BA honors in sculpture from the Wimbledon School of Art in London. In the past 10 years she has shown across the country including the Shelburne Museum in Vermont and Denver Int’l Airport in 2011.  Most of Emma’s large works to date have been figurative sculptures using a paper sculpting technique that she has developed.  She also works in clay, wax and bronze.

Lisa Michot is a mixed-media artist who resides in Lafayette, CO. She received her BFA from Louisiana Tech University and her MFA from Brooklyn College in New York. She has exhibited her work at many locations around the Denver metro area including Spark Gallery, PlatteForum where she was a creative resident, the Colorado State capitol and the Denver International Airport. She teaches art courses at Front Range Community College.

Joy Pak is the Executive Director of the Dairy Center for the Arts. She previously worked in development for New York arts organizations including the Roundabout Theatre Co. and the New York City Opera, as well as for the Arizona Opera and the Arizona Theatre Co. Joy has a degree in music theater performance from Arizona State University and an executive master’s degree in public administration from the City University of New York.

Jane Saltzman is the Executive Director of OpenArts, a local nonprofit visual arts organization serving Boulder. OpenArts produces Open Studios, Open Arts Fest, Clementine Studio and more. Jane is a fiber artist in her spare time. Her work has shown at the Library Gallery and the CU UMC Gallery. In a previous life Jane was a criminal defense attorney and political operative in Chicago, until she saw the light.

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Mary Jo Hamilton is a Boulder artist and a local business owner. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from CU and has exhibited her work in Boulder (watercolor works) and in Umea, Sweden (watercolor and charcoal pieces). Her experience also includes bookbinding, visual journaling, paper arts, calligraphy, oil pastels and encaustic painting, and has been applied to the atmosphere and product choices at Blue Skies Gifts, a boutique she opened in 2004.

Trudi Horowitz has been involved with the arts since 1982, first managing the Maclaren Markowitz Gallery  (till 2000). In 2000 she created Trudi Horowitz Interior Art Design which started her 5-year exploration in design and creating. Her time was divided for four months of the year, partnering in a gallery – Ginger Bread Square Gallery in Key West, Florida  between 2006 and 2009. Since 2009 to present, Trudi has partnered with Susan Knickle and developing Art Movement Colorado, an art-consulting firm representing over 40 regional and national contemporary artists.

Susan Knickle has been active in the arts all of her life.  She studied sculpture, painting and art history at Illinois State University from (1969-1974). She was the director of Maclaren Markowitz Gallery in Boulder 2000-2003) and opened Blink Gallery in Boulder in 2006. Since 2009 Susan has partnered with Trudi Horowitz in managing the Art Movement Colorado, an art-consulting firm representing over 40 regional and national contemporary artists. She is a member of the Committee for Marketing and Strategic Alliance at the Denver Art Museum.