December 23, 2015

Posted In: Press, Press Release

Photos clockwise from top left: Marianne Boesky, David Fuente, Robin Zendell and David Wasserman

Snowmass Village, Colo. (December 23, 2015) — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination and catalyst for critical dialogue in the contemporary art world, is pleased to welcome four newly appointed members to the Board of Trustees, effective December 17, 2015. Marianne Boesky, David Fuente, David Wasserman, and Robin Zendell join the 18-member board in its efforts to fulfill Anderson Ranch’s mission and help strengthen the Ranch’s vision, opportunities and successes within the arts community.

“We are delighted to welcome such accomplished and dynamic new members to Anderson Ranch’s Board of Trustees,” says Nancy Wilhelms, Executive Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center. “Their experience, expertise and dedication to the arts ensure the Ranch will continue to reach new heights as a leading contemporary arts institution.”

“It is an incredible time to become involved with Anderson Ranch,” explains Ann Korologos, Chair, Board of Trustees at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. “There is such momentum going into our 50th anniversary year—with our Scholarship/Partnership Program, our Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations, Visiting Artists Program, our exceptional faculty and more. I have no doubt our new Trustees will fuel the organization forward in new and exciting ways.”

Marianne Boesky has over 20 years of experience as an international art gallerist, collector and advocate for the arts. Boesky’s eponymous gallery promotes an experimental and ambitious program, launching the careers of artists such as Lisa Yuskavage, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Barnaby Furnas. The gallery has occupied its flagship space on West 24th Street since 2006. More recently, the gallery has expanded to include spaces on the Upper East and Lower East Sides of Manhattan, with plans to incorporate a project space in Aspen in 2016. Boesky is a member of the selection committee for the annual Armory Show and Expo Chicago art fairs, and sits on Middlebury College’s Arts Council and the Steep Rock Residency’s Board of Trustees.

Born and raised in Chicago, David Fuente joined Office Depot as Chairman and CEO in 1987. Under his direction, the company grew from fewer than a dozen stores to over 1,000 company-owned office supply superstores throughout the United States, Canada, France and Japan by the end of 2000. The company enjoyed sales of more than $10 billion in FY00. Fuente retired from Office Depot in July 2000. He has served on the Board of Directors of Office Depot, Ryder and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Vitamin Shoppe and Sunrise Senior Living. He now serves as Senior Advisor at Peter J. Solomon Company and is Chairman of the G100 companies.

With over 30 years of institutional real estate experience, David Wasserman maintains a diverse geographic portfolio including mixed use and hospitality assets. He was the catalyst in growing Wasserman Real Estate Capital into an international company known for its successful and innovative work in real estate development and investment. Since 1999, Wasserman acts as a principal and fiduciary for institutional capital partners including Starwood Capital and Vornado Realty Trust. He is a member of the faculty of the NYU Stern School of Business Administration as Adjunct Professor of Finance.

Robin Zendell offers innovative representation for leading clients. Zendell’s expertise stems from a rich tapestry of experience from fine art, high fashion and luxury retail, and Manhattan real estate. Before her success in the real estate world, Zendell worked as a curator for influential Manhattan galleries and foundations. After acting as the director of the John McEnroe Gallery, she subsequently worked as a Special Projects Assistant at MacAndrews & Forbes. Aside from her tenacity and understanding of the market, Zendell is also known for her warmth, sophistication and generosity, which enabled her to cultivate relationships with world-renowned fashion brands, art galleries and auction houses over the course of twenty years.

The Board of Trustees includes: Ann Korologos, Chair; Sue Hostetler, Vice-Chair; Judy Mann, Vice-Chair; Ann Cook, Secretary; David Fuente, Treasurer; Janice Beck; Marianne Boesky; Bunny Burson; Rona Citrin; Sam Harvey; Erica Keswin; Barbara Lee; Lee Lyon; Becky Murray; Nancy Stevens; Anne Tobey; David Wasserman; Robin Zendell.

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 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 for everyday, emerging and established artists 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, 2016) honoring the National Artist Award recipient; the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (Saturday, August 6, 2016), 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 will celebrate its 50th anniversary, furthering its mission to provide transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue and community. Learn more at or 970/923.3181.

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For further information, please contact

Jennifer Slaughter at 970/923.3181 x 301 or [email protected]

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