March 1, 2016

Posted In: Press, Press Release

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. (March 1, 2016) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, announces the promotion of Ashley Todey to Deputy Director.

In her expanded role, Todey will assist the Executive Director in overall management of Anderson Ranch with responsibilities focused on leadership, strategic planning, program management and operations. She will continue to manage the Ranch’s popular Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations and to oversee relations with the organization’s Board of Trustees.

“Ashley has proven herself to be an outstanding strategic thinker and a builder of excellent relationships on behalf of the Ranch,” notes Nancy Wilhelms, Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. “She is a strong leader, and it is a pleasure to announce her new position.”

Todey has over 10 years of professional experience in the nonprofit and consumer visual arts sectors. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia in art history and was most recently Anderson Ranch’s Special Projects Manager & Board Liaison, spearheading the establishment of the Summer Series as an important program in the contemporary art world, in addition to overseeing Board of Trustees relations. Todey is a leading advocate for public art in the Roaring Fork Valley, serving five years on the Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC), including three as the chair. Prior to joining Anderson Ranch in 2011, Todey worked at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga., and ran her own art consulting company.

About Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination in America for art making and critical dialogue, bringing together aspiring, emerging and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., the Ranch hosts extensive workshops in eight disciplines, including Photography & New Media, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Furniture Design & Woodworking, Sculpture, Woodturning, Printmaking, and Digital Fabrication. In addition to the Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations, the Ranch also hosts engaging events throughout the year including: the Recognition Dinner (Thursday, July 21) honoring the National Artist Award and Service to the Arts award recipients; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (Saturday, August 6), a thirty-six-year-old tradition which features works of local, national and international artists; and the Artists-in-Residence Program, fostering artistic growth for emerging and established visual artists. In 2016 Anderson Ranch celebrates its 50th anniversary, furthering its mission to enrich lives with art, inspiration and community. Learn more at or 970/923.3181.

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