Jamie Blosser, Executive Director
Toni Gentilli, Residency Program Manager
Kourtney Andar, SFAI Works Manager
Renée Innis, Design & Communications Manager
Nuttaphol Ma, SFAI Alumni Fellow
Cristina González, Story Maps Program Manager
Board of Trustees
Joyce Idema, Chair
Lael F. Johnson, Treasurer
Edith Dillman, Secretary
John L. Marion
Marilyn Lee Steinbright
Meet our team
Jamie Blosser, Executive Director, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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.