Kate Rawlinson (President)
Kate Rawlinson, recently became the owner of Plowed Table Farm in Paonia, Colorado, where she grows produce, fruit, flowers, herbs, and pasture raised eggs. Prior to her move she was assistant director for education and public programs at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, an art and design museum located in Miami Beach. She led multiple research-based, arts education initiatives, including Teen Thoughts on Democracy; the Artful Truth-a Healthy Propaganda Arts Project; Artful Citizenship (U.S. DED funded arts-integration curriculum for grades 3-5); and Page at a Time (bookmaking curriculum focused on conflict and resolution). She has a BFA in printmaking and a MFA in painting, and has benefited from several artist residencies in her painting career. She taught at both university and high school levels. Forty years of art-making, teaching, and curatorial experience inform her practice as a farmer, manager, artist, and new board member at Elsewhere Studios.
Willow Windgood (secretary)
Willow is an eclectic artist of many mediums. Willow is one of the original founders, vision holders, and builders of Elsewhere. Willow worked as a Faux Finisher and artist in Aspen, Colorado for many years before landing in Paonia to begin the remodel of the old General Electric building into “something amazing!”, which resulted in “Elsewhere Studios”. The construction-site became her studio and classroom, and the building her canvas. Willow was the Artistic Director of Elsewhere Studios from the beginning until 2013, when Karen Good took over the director and managing role. In 2012 Willow founded Elsewhere’s “Community Supported Art Library”, a grass roots gallery system promoting local artists to local art lovers, circulating art through their homes and businesses. Willow currently shows her art in the library and throughout Paonia, publicly and in private collections, and still adds greatly to the novelty and function of Elsewhere.
Kelly grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado. He spent most of his time outside, hunting, fishing Mountain biking. He graduated from Mesa State College with a B.S. in Biological sciences in 1992. His interests include woodworking and renovating houses and likes the challenge of finding that house that no one wants and turning it into a gem. Kelly spent 15 years in retail customer service and another 8 years in energy service. He appreciates the ability that Elsewhere has in bringing talented artists into the North Fork Valley.
Steve Clisset (treasurer)
Steve is a recent resident to Paonia having moved to the North Fork Valley from the Front Range of Colorado in April of 2016. However, he lived in Paonia in the early eighties and actually was a resident at the Elsewhere building before it was occupied by Elsewhere.
Steve’s interests are varied. He has spent 43 year as an installer and contractor in the roofing industry. He is currently the instructor for the Colorado Roofing Association sharing his experience and mentoring with the industry. This especially equips him to help maintain Elsewhere’s facility.
Steve is a creative individual in his own right. He has patented inventions, created unique kinetic water fountains, one of a kind wood pendant carvings and writings. His real love though is creating and performing his original musical compositions that have been categorized as Folk Fusion offering a hopeful vision for our world. His music can be heard on Reverbnation.com/clissetco.