Staff & Advisors

The Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation was established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Jane Woodward, Founder


Holly Knapp, Executive Director
Kristin Poole, 
Artistic Director
Kristy Esparza, Education and Programs Director
Anna Gawarecki, Education Programs Assistant
Anne Baxter, Arts Manager
Tonia Boeye, Special Events and Venue Manager
Eileen Howard, Data Manager
Mattias Lanas, Consultant


James K. Ballinger, Director Emeritus of the Phoenix Art Museum

Graham W. J. Beal, Director Emeritus of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Michael Engl, Philanthropist, collector, and patron of the Georgia O’Keeffe museum

Peter M. Fairbanks, Owner of the Montgomery Gallery

Peter H. Hassrick, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum

Karen Kienzle, Director of the Palo Alto Art Center

Duncan Robinson, Director Emeritus of the Fitzwilliam Museum and former Chair of the Henry Moore Foundation

Gail Severn, Owner of the Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Annie and Bill Vanderbilt, Wilderness Educators and Adventurers