People

 Staff

Jamie Blosser, Executive Director
jblosser@sfai.org

Robert Gomez Hernandez,  Development & Communications Director
rgomezhernandez@sfai.org

Toni Gentilli, Residency Program Manager
tgentilli@sfai.org

Kourtney Andar, SFAI Works Manager
kandar@sfai.org

Nuttaphol Ma, SFAI Alumni Fellow
nma@sfai.org

Cristina González, Story Maps Program Manager
cgonzalez@sfai.org

Board of Trustees

Joyce Idema, Chair

Roger Gullickson, Vice Chair

Lael F. Johnson, Treasurer

Edith Dillman, Secretary

Sydney Cooper

Zane Fischer

Joseph Kunkel

Andre Mamprin

Richard Martinez

Amy Westphal

Emeritus:

Gay Block

John L. Marion

Marilyn Lee Steinbright

Edwin Thorne

 

Meet our team

Jamie Blosser, Executive Director, jblosser@sfai.org

Jamie, an architect, has based her practice on issues of equity, resilience, and participatory processes. She completed a Loeb Fellowship in 2015 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and served as an AIA delegate for the UN Habitat III convening in Quito in October 2016. Jamie was the Director of the Santa Fe office of AOS Architects for 10 years. Her community design work with Ohkay Owingeh, a Pueblo tribe in Northern New Mexico, led to revitalization of their historic plaza area, and has been published in several magazines and books.  She received her Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Robert Gomez Hernandez,  Development & Communications Director, rgomezhernandez@sfai.org

Robert is a visual storyteller whose work changes what people feel and know about ideas, products, and companies. He has directed films, social entrepreneurship projects, and company launches in the United States, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Haiti, and Italy. His work focuses on the applied impact of story, design, brand, and image. His portfolio includes work within areas of conflict in Mexico & Brazil, 6 million aggregate online video views, and $20 million in sales & investment. He received his Masters Degrees from California College of the Arts (Masters of Fine Arts in Media Arts, & Masters of Arts in Visual Critical Studies),  his Bachelors Degrees from the University of New Mexico (Bachelors of Arts in Latin Languages, & Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting), and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 

Toni Gentilli, Residency Program Manager, tgentilli@sfai.org

Toni Gentilli is an artist, curator, and anthropologist whose research-based mixed media work explores relationships between technology, nature, perception and consciousness. She collects and creates her own pigments and often incorporates found natural objects, antique optical equipment, and modern digital devices into her art. Toni received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Museum Studies from Arizona State University, and her BA with double majors in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before relocating to Santa Fe, she spent six years in the San Francisco Bay Area working as an Arts Administrator, Independent Curator, and Exhibition Preparator. Prior to that, Toni was an Archaeologist and Cultural Resources Project Director for an environmental planning firm in Phoenix, AZ (2000-2010), and in Milwaukee, WI (1996-2000). Her work has been included in international exhibitions juried by Corey Keller (SFMOMA), Rebecca Senf (CCP), Katherine Ware (NMMA), Christopher James, and Tom Persinger. In 2012, the San Francisco Art Institute awarded her the Graduate Fellowship in Photography. In 2016 she received the Alternative Exposure Grant funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support her curatorial projects at the Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA.

 

Kourtney Andar,  SFAI Works Manager, kandar@sfai.org

As a writer, activist, and social justice educator, Kourtney has trained hundreds of men and women on violence prevention, pro-feminism, and environmental justice. As the Board Vice President of the international peace organization Veterans For Peace, he leads membership recruitment efforts and is organizing a dismantling patriarchy committee. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kourtney co-advised a male ally program and sexual violence prevention student organization, and assisted with implementing a comprehensive bystander intervention program. After having worked as an office administrator for the Center for Social Justice, Kourtney lead the People of Color Caucus with Fertile Ground Institute, worked as the administrative assistant for Culture Reframed – a leading NGO educating on commercial sexual exploitation – and was a featured speaker at the 2014 Earth At Risk: The Justice & Sustainability Conference. Kourtney is a published author and his articles are available on several activist websites. He grew up in Illinois, served four years in the Army National Guard, and moved to Santa Fe with his wife in July 2016.

 

Nuttaphol Ma, SFAI Alumni Fellow, nma@sfai.org

Nuttaphol Ma is a recipient of the following fellowships and residencies:  Dunhuang Projected Artist Fellow, California Community Foundation Fellowship, The Feitelson Art Fellowship, Pitzer College Emerging Artist Fellow and 18th Street Art Center Artist Fellow.  Ma received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, MSc in Architectural Conservation from The University of Hong Kong and his BA in Economics from the University of California San Diego.

 

Cristina González, Story Maps Program Manager, cgonzalez@sfai.org

Cristina González is an artist, arts educator and arts administrator whose work revolves around embracing complex contradictions of identity and history. Trained as a painter, Cristina’s recent work has expanded to include cut paper, vinyl, and steel—contemporary adaptations of papel picado, a traditional Mexican folk craft. In 2015, she collaborated on “Warriors Repose,” a publicly funded, Vietnam War memorial dedicated to two Chicanos from Albuquerque’s South Valley. As a result of this project, Cristina has become increasingly interested in how she might use the practice and processes of art towards reconciliation and healing of trauma, particularly for women and girls of color. Among the artist grants she has received are fellowships from Skowhegan, Yale, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts in New Berlin, NY.  She was a USA Fellow Nominee in 2016. Known as a dedicated teacher and administrator, Cristina was the Founding Chair of Visual Arts at New Mexico School for the Arts, a public high school dedicated to the arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She received her M.F.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her B.A. from Yale University. Cristina currently lives and works in northern New Mexico.