Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be closed from September 24th – October 2nd.

National Council

A community of friends and supporters.

Friends and supporters of Anderson Ranch are a central part of the Ranch family. The loyalty and deep friendships that form and grow within this group and our community of artists is truly inspiring. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together has not changed, even if the circumstances have. The support of National Council members is critical to our success.

If you are able to renew your membership this year, or are able to join for the first time, please let our Philanthropy Support Coordinator Kimberly Patterson know by email at

We would be happy to renew your membership now and invoice you later in the year. As we plan for the future during these uncertain times, counting on your support means a great deal.

The National Council is a dynamic community of supporters who play a leadership role at Anderson Ranch. They provide the annual support to sustain and advance the Ranch’s high caliber workshops, artist residencies, visiting artist projects, exhibitions, artist lectures and community outreach.

As a National Council member, you become part of a global arts community that champions Anderson Ranch and its advancement as a place for artistic discovery, community and dialog. National Council members receive invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes events held in Aspen and beyond, and enjoy intimate access to top contemporary artists, art fairs and collection tours. There are many ways to get involved with Anderson Ranch and the broader world of contemporary art by joining the National Council. We look forward to welcoming you!
Leigh Smith & Philae Knight
National Council Co-Chairs

All that Anderson Ranch has accomplished and the opportunities it provides wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our National Council.

Join the National Council

Your Annual Fund gift of $3,000 or more to Anderson Ranch entitles you to membership in the National Council for one year from the date of payment.

Questions? Contact our Development Office: 970.924.5052

2023 National Council Celebration

Featured Artist: Rose B. Simpson

This special gathering will feature acclaimed artist Rose B. Simpson, a mixed-media artist whose work explores the impact, both emotional and existential, of living in the postmodern and postcolonial world. Growing up in a multigenerational, matrilineal lineage of artists working with clay, her practice is informed by indigenous tradition. Simpson lives and works on her ancestral homelands of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.

Represented by Jessica Silverman (San Francisco) and Jack Shainman Gallery (New York City), Simpson has exhibited internationally and is collected by numerous museums across the continent.



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Membership Benefits and Privileges

Benefit Visionary Chair’s Circle Benefactor Leader Member
Private art making experience with an Artistic Director
Reserved seating at Summer Series programs upon request
Two complimentary tickets to a Critical Dialog Program or symposium
Opportunity for a special meeting with the President and CEO and Curator-in-Residence of Anderson Ranch
Exclusive access and opportunities with Featured Artists including invitations to private luncheons and dinners
Invitation to salon style conversations with the Curator-in-Residence and President and CEO of Anderson Ranch
Complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs
Opportunity to register early for Summer Workshops
Early access to exclusive prints from the Anderson Ranch Editions program
Invitation to the National Council Summer Celebration, parties and events in Aspen and other cities including studio visits and special previews

Events, Opportunities and Recognition

As a member of our leadership group of donors, you will be invited to exclusive events including parties, studio tours and receptions. As an additional thank you for your generous support, you are eligible for a newly expanded list of National Council privileges.



Members at the Visionary level demonstrate a significant commitment to Anderson Ranch’s success and sustainability. Visionary members receive personalized service and an exceptional curated experience at the Ranch, either through art making or spending time with Anderson Ranch’s Featured and Visiting Artists in addition to the benefits below.

Chair’s Circle


Members at the Chair’s Circle level receive complimentary access to top contemporary arts programming including Critical Dialog and special symposiums in addition to the benefits below.



Members at the Benefactor level receive exclusive access to Anderson Ranch leadership and Trustees. Events include invitation-only dinners and parties throughout the year in private homes with special guests, including artists and collectors in addition to the benefits below.



Members at the Leader level deepen their membership and relationship with the Anderson Ranch community. Leaders receive special invitation-only events and priority access to art fairs with complimentary VIP passes. They also receive the opportunity to register early for our summer workshops in addition to the benefits below.



National Council members at the Patron level enjoy advanced notice and early registration for the Summer Series, recognition in the Annual Report, Recognition Dinner program and Annual Art Auction catalog, complimentary parking and seating at the Annual Art Auction and a 10% discount in the ArtWorks Store.

National Council Members

Rita and Jeffrey Adler
Carly Allen Martin
Ian Alteveer and Stephen Figge
James Aresty and Sallie Golden
Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm
Dawn Arnall
Lucy Baird
Stephen and Susan Baird
Nancy and Jeff Baumann
Barbara and Bruce Berger
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Nancy Blank
Leslie and Jack Blanton
Carey Bond and Henry Lambert
Jo and Bill Brandt
Jackie and John Bucksbaum
Charles and Bunny Burson
Sarah Calodney
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Betsy and Jim Chaffin
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Jane and Bob Clark
Christin Cleaver
Bunni and Paul Copaken
Steve and Nancy Crown
Sylvie and Gary Crum
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Claire Dewar
Tony DiLucia and Nick Lincoln
Sara Paschall Dodd-Denton
Laura Donnelley
Lori Dresner and Pete Wycoff
Marcy and Leo Edelstein
Alfred and Gail Engelberg
Melanie Falk

Moti and Idit Ferder
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Martha and Richard Finger
George Framptom and Carla D’Arista
Karen and Jim Frank
Anna and Matt Freedman
Jami Gertz and Antony Ressler
Jennifer Goff
Susan Gordon and Scott Francis
Jan and Ronald Greenberg
Michelle and Perry Griffith
Jeff Grinspoon and Jon Foley
Rodger and Joan Gurrentz
Bush Helzberg
Jennifer Hermelin
Vicki and Bruce Heyman
Sharon and John Hoffman
Soledad and Robert J. Hurst
Caryn and Mark Israel
Sylvia Kaufman
Erica and Jeff Keswin
Katherine Kitchen and Paul Kovach
Sally and Jim Klingbeil
Philae Knight
Rick Koopman
Rosemarie Lavender
Elaine LeBuhn
Jonathan and Barbara Lee
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Melony and Adam Lewis
Jim and Dianne Light
Karen and Courtney Lord
Mike and Linda Lyon

Marlene Malek
Judy and Robbie Mann
Liza and Jon Mauck
Anthony and Brie Mavunga
Justina McLean
Anne McNulty
Brad Miller
Joanna Miller
Barclay and Randi Miller
Madeleine Morrison and Chuck Bellock
Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz
Becky and Mike Murray
Katherine Neisser
Sara and Don Nelson
Tom and Janet O’Connor
Nedra and Mark Oren
Diane Oshin
Gabriela Palmieri and Scott Harford
Clarisse Perrette
Doren Pinnell
Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
Donna Pohlad
Noah Pollack
Jody and David Post
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Kevin Ramnaraine and Richard Edwards
Sara Ransford
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Jude and Lori Reyes
Anne and Chris Reyes
Amnon and Katie Rodan
Holly Meeker Rom

John Rowland and Sarah Broughton
Capera Ryan
Gail and Richard Sachson
Alex Sanchez
Pamela and Arthur Sanders
Louisa Sarofim
Betty and Lloyd Schermer
Carole and Gordon Segal
Michael and Beatie Seidenberg
Jeannie and John Seybold
Jim Shallcross and Ghislaine Boreel
Isa Catto Shaw and Daniel Shaw
Rachel Shechtman
Terry and Cynthia Siegel
Cyrena T. Simons and Marcus Ryu
Reggie and Leigh Smith
Kirstie Steiner
Dana and Andrew D. Stone
Ellen Susman
Evan Snyderman
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
Anne Tobey
Kate Tomford
Carlos Treistman
Laura and Michael Umansky
United Airlines
Brijetta Hall Waller and Parker Waller
Marjorie Weber
Bryan and Margie Weingarten
Rudy F. Weissenberg
Carrie and Joe Wells
Marie and Bill Wise
Kim and Evan Wyly
Harold and Mary Zlot

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