President & Acting Treasurer, Jodine Broscovak
Jodine received her art education at the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colo., where she developed and conducted watercolor classes in the evening adult education program for a number of years. During this time, she maintained her career as an artist and teacher and was also employed by a Denver, Colo. Financial planning firm where she held positions as Office Manager and Field Life Insurance Underwriter for nearly 20 years. She has authored and published a biography and is a former member of Toastmasters. Jodine is a founding member, past president, and fundraiser chairman of the Cancer League of Colorado, Denver, Colo. She is a signature member of Western Colorado Watercolor Society, former president of the Montrose Visual Arts Guild, and founder and current president of Montrose Center for the Arts.
Vice President. Kathryn R. Burke
Kathryn (Kate) Burke has been involved in creative endeavors all her life, writing and making art from her early school years to the present. As the owner of San Juan Publishing Group, Inc., she has an impressive record of web design and publishing outstanding print and. online publications including the San Juan Silver Stage, dedicated to promoting the arts. Kate holds a BA in Art and Social Sciences from the University of Miami, Fla. and has completed graduate work at Wharton School. She taught art and design in the US and Spain, writes for national and regional publications, has authored several books, and hosted Focus on the Arts for KVNF public radio in Paonia, Colo. Kate has served on various boards in Montrose and Ouray counties. Her work and volunteer endeavors support community and creativity: “This is my passion. I love working with people, helping them discover their own creativity, build success, and maintain the enthusiasm to carry it forward.”
Secretary, Jana Gray-Adams
Jana’s artistic endeavors began while she was a youngster in Texas. Her love of pottery took her into the tactile arts which turned into a 40-year long career. Eventually, she moved to Paonia, Colo., where, for 25 years, she managed her own pottery production and retail business and taught art classes. After relocating to Montrose in 2016, Jana discovered and pursued successful production and sales of artworks in Alcohol Ink and Encaustic Wax mediums. She is a gallery participant and award winner with her Raku pottery. Jana is a member and volunteer of Montrose Visual Arts Guild(MVAG) and Montrose Center for the Arts (MCA).
Director, Virginia Blackstock
Virginia is a professional watercolorist who has had her paintings published in five watercolor books and three art magazines. She has also been featured in 60 five-month long solo shows in three states. Her 17’ x 40’ mural (in downtown Delta, Colo.) honors the Cattlemen of Delta County. She has taught watercolor and drawing workshops for over 25 years. Virginia holds a National Signature Membership in 13 states, and a Master Painter designation in one. She has been listed annually in Who’s Who in American Art since 2001 and in 2018 Marquis Who’s Who honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been an advisor and director to the MCA board of directors for the past four years.
Director, Pat Brown
Pat has been a Montrosian for the past 16 years. She is an artist and has served as a board member for Montrose Visual Arts Guild and coordinated the guild’s annual art show for several more years. Pat and her husband, Bob, are former owners of the Around the Corner Art Gallery in Montrose, where for seven years, their focus was on the promotion of local artists through exhibitions, art sales, and classes. Pat serves on the board of Public Art Experience (PAX), which represents the acquisition of sculptures on Main Street in Montrose, Colo. She is also on the “Save the Sculptures” committee for downtown. Pat is an active volunteer in assisting MCA in the establishment of an art center.
Director, Sandy Martin
Sandra is a fiber, gourd, and felting artist. She is a basket maker and prefers to create in sculptural form rather than in traditional style. She is also a gourd artist by extending the art form into combinations of gourds and basketmaking techniques. Felted pieces are also treated in this same manner. After relocating to Montrose, Colo. from California, Sandra has continued her membership in the Bay Area Basket Makers Guild. She is a current member of the San Juan Weavers Guild and serves as a board director of Montrose Center for the Arts.
Director, Nancy Shorter
An avid watercolor Artist, Nancy’s talent and skills were a strong influence in her leadership roles in art organizations on the western slope of Colorado. She brings her experience as a past board member of the Palmer Lake Center for the Arts and a member of the Palmer Lake Art Club, Palmer Lake, Colo. After relocating to Montrose, she became an active member of the Montrose Visual Arts Guild (MVA) and held positions on the board as Membership Chair, Vice President, and Art Partner representative for the Guild to the MCA board. Nancy is a member of the Montrose Center for the Arts and has served on a variety of MCA volunteer teams.