Kim Keith, Executive Director
Steamboat Springs Arts Council
Kim Keith is a catalyst for art oriented endeavors in the Yampa Valley with an eye for innovation and creative problem-solving. She has lived in Steamboat for 13 years and worked on a variety of collaborations with organizations and businesses to create local festivals and fundraisers for authors, artists, and women's causes. With a prodigious creative skill set and experience revolving around design, marketing and event coordination, she is an multi-faceted contributor to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Undergraduate and graduate studies in her home state of Louisiana include experimental psychology and sociology. She also attended the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver with a focus on photography and design. Kim is an accomplished artist in her own right with work including sculpture installations, mixed media and photography. With numerous gallery exhibitions and vast commissioned work, her art resides in private collections throughout the United States. Gallery affiliations have included RED Contemporary, Artists’ Gallery (which she co-founded) and the Steamboat Art Museum as well as a variety of alternative art venues in and around Steamboat Springs. Current exhibitions focus on paper transformed into 3-D sculptures as seen in the 20 foot long installation comprised of 7,000 origami doves at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. She also likes high-heels and anything that sparkles.
Denise Bohart Brown
Denise Bohart Brown is a Colorado native who has lived in Steamboat since 2005. A lifelong artist with a degree in photography and a background that includes fiber and clay, she now spends her right-brained time working with kiln-formed glass. Her left brain has always worked well with numbers and after having various experiences doing bookkeeping for employers large and small, she joined the Arts Council in 2016 and is thrilled to be able to put her skills with numbers to work in a way that supports and furthers the arts. When both sides of her brain need a break, she loves reading, teaching dance fitness classes, hiking and snowshoeing.
Dagny McKinley was given her start as a photographer at the Steamboat Springs Arts Counci. She was also fortunate enough to receive a 'Give Creativity A Shot' re-grant from the SSAC fo rher book on the hisotry of Perry-Mansfield. When the job of Development Coordinator came up, Dagny realized there was a way that she could give back to the SSAC for all they have given to her. She can't wait to learn more about everyone who calls Steamboat home in order to find ways the SSAC can benefit them.