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 Development Director Hannah Thompson know by email at hthompson@andersonranch.org or phone 970/924.5052.

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!

Liza Mauck & Leigh Smith
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

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.

Visionary

$50,000+

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

$25,000+

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.

Benefactor

$10,000+

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.

Leader

$5,000+

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.

Member

$3,000+

National Council members at the Patron level enjoy advanced notice and early registration for the Summer Series, priority mailings of the Summer Workshop and Annual Art Auction catalogs, 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.

Membership Benefits and Privileges

Benefit Visionary Chair’s Circle Benefactor Leader Member
Private art making experience with an Artistic Director
Opportunity to spend time with a Featured Artist of your choice
Reserved seating at Summer Series programs upon request
Invitation to an exclusive dinner with the Chairman’s Choice artist, hosted by the Chair of the Board of Trustees
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-inResidence and President and CEO of Anderson Ranch
Complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs
Opportunity to register early for Summer Workshops
Invitation to the National Council Summer Celebration, parties and events in Aspen and other cities including studio visits and special previews