President, 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 and has completed graduate work in marketing and economics. She taught art and design in the US and Spain, writes for national and regional publications, has authored several books, and hosted her own public radio show in Colorado, “Focus on the Arts.” She also teaches art at MCA and through private instruction.
Ms. Burke 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, Kathleen Molosky
During Kathleen’s 14-year career at Microsoft, she was a volunteer helping to maintain the corporation’s 5,000-piece contemporary artwork collection which focused on emerging artists. In the same period Kathleen was a volunteer art docent for King County, Washington schools, elementary grades. As a Junior Girl Scout troop leader Kathleen most enjoyed the artistic endeavors the troop pursued.
Kathleen enjoys mix media and textile weaving. As a member of the Seattle Weaver’s Guild, she considers herself blessed to have received training from some of the world’s renowned weavers.
When not pursuing artistic adventures, Kathleen is a member of the Uncompahgre DAR and Montrose Women’s clubs.
Treasurer, Don Mace
After residing in Atlanta, GA from Montrose, CO Don chose to return to Montrose where in 1984 he began a thirty-year career with the Montrose County School District as Payroll Coordinator. He presently continues his association with the District by substituting upon request. Don was introduced to MCA by his wife, Maggie, a founder of Montrose Center for the Arts. His skill in sales tracking, payroll and general treasury duties are valued at MCA. Don and Maggie enjoy hiking in beautiful Colorado.
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, Robin Farkash,
Robin grew up in the mountains outside of Denver always enjoying and exploring art. She attended the University of Colorado, majoring in art, but is primarily self-taught.
Robin and her husband were small business owners of retail paint stores in Evergreen and Conifer, allowing her opportunities to explore different types of artistic expression. She developed a fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity in conjunction with their business. Robin also color consulted on several commercial, contractor and builder projects as well as consulting homeowners on colors for their homes.
Currently she has many clay projects in the works and also volunteers at Heirlooms, rehabilitating and recreating furniture pieces.