People


Staff

Jamie Blosser, Executive Director / 505.424.5050 ext. 1004 / 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.

 

 

 


Toni Gentilli, Residency Program Manager / 505.424.5050 ext. 1003 /  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 / 505.424.5050 ext. 1001/  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.

 


Winoka Begay, Story Maps Program Manager / 505.424.5050 ext. 1005 /  wbegay@sfai.org

Winoka is a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies program at the University of New Mexico with a graduate minor in museum studies. Her focuses are Indigenous education, identity studies, decolonial and critical race theory, museum interpretation, and art education. Of Diné (Navajo) heritage, Winoka Begay was born and raised on the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. She is a semi-fluent speaker of her Navajo language, an advocate for the sustainability and revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages, and a strong supporter for the arts and arts education. Winoka currently holds two degrees; a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law and Native American Studies and a Masters of Arts in American Indian Studies with a concentration in Indigenous education. Winoka is currently in the process of working on her dissertation research which aims to identify alternative and new representations of Indigenous identity from a decolonial perspective through storytelling and discussion, while also identifying how art-based practices impact the development of identity for Indigenous youth. Most of her work is directed toward young Indigenous people, as a means of helping them develop their own voice within their community and to inspire the youth to take action in their communities, whether that is through activism, policymaking, self- expression, or creating new learning opportunities for future generations.

 


Renee Innis, Design & Communications Manager / 505.424.5050 ext. 1006 / rinnis@sfai.org

Renee Innis is a branding and design strategist, communications director, and event producer. Prior to coming to SFAI, she was the Principal of Rinse Design in Santa Fe for 5 years, a design studio that delivers strategy, branding, and communications for businesses and organizations driving social impact. In 2015, she co-founded and launched The Design Corps of Santa Fe to make visible the role of leading visual communication professionals in the community and to promote the value of design as a catalyst for social change. She has collaborated on such projects as the Immigration Impact Project, a partnership with the Santa Fe Dreamers, Design Corps of Santa Fe, and SFAI, and the inaugural SFAI Works by providing Design Corps’ professional expertise to entrepreneurs. She graduated with a BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and moved to Santa Fe in 2005 after primarily working as an independent designer for 10 years in the Bay Area. She was the Senior Designer for the ReBrand 100 Award Winner, Lovelace Health System Campaign, at Kilmer Kilmer Marshall Duran in Albuquerque and then held the position of Art Director at Cisneros Design in Santa Fe. She has been participating in, producing, and designing for events since 1999 including The San Francisco International Film Festival, the NFL Pro Bowl, and FOG Design+Art International Fair. Renee continues her commitment to design for social good as the Design and Communications Manager at SFAI. Her branding expertise works hand-in-hand with SFAI’s mission and will highlight the accomplishments of SFAI’s social justice programs and creative leadership.

 


Nuttaphol Ma, SFAI Alumni Fellow / 505.424.5050 ext. 1002 / 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Board of Trustees

Joseph Kunkel, Chair

Lael F. Johnson, Treasurer

Edith Dillman, Secretary

Sydney Cooper

Zane Fischer

Daniel Hernandez

Joyce Idema

Andre Mamprin

Richard Martinez

Amy Westphal

Marie Wilkinson

Emeritus:

Gay Block

John L. Marion

Marilyn Lee Steinbright

Edwin Thorne