Lander Art Center
Open Tuesday - Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday - Saturday 10am-4pm
258 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
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Lander Art Center
258 Main St.
Lander, WY 82520
Executive Director: Doug Spriggs
Outreach Coordinator: Oakley Boycott
LAC Staff and Board
Doug Spriggs | Executive Director
As a native of Lander, Doug is excited to be back home after 18 years of being away. After graduating from the University of Wyoming Doug taught English/Communications in Charleston, SC before returning to Wyoming and taking a job teaching and coaching in Casper at Natrona County High School. He went on to earn a MA of Theology/Philosophy that would lead him to the University of Arkansas where he was a Liaison between the University of Arkansas and St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish. After 3 years in Fayetteville, he moved back to Laramie to become a Principal and English teacher within the Albany County School District. Last year Doug returned to Lander to expand his photography and graphic design business. When he found that the Art Center was looking for an Executive Director, he couldn't think of a better way to help give back to the community that helped make him the man he is today. Through it all, Doug has gained a vast amount of experience in leadership and is excited to use his gifts, talents, and knowledge to serve the Fremont County and Wyoming communities; helping artists to grow, develop, and inspire the world around them.
In his free time, Doug enjoys everything outdoors. He can often be found with his camera in tow, documenting the beauty of his home town, state, and everything else he encounters in this beautiful world. Doug is a true connoisseur of all the beauty that life has to offer and wholeheartedly embraces the healing power of all that is Art.email: email@example.com
Oakley Boycott I Member & Outreach Coordinator
Oakley Boycott is a multi-disciplinary artist. Born and raised in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains in Lander, Wyoming adjacent to the Wind River Reservation on Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho land, the majority of her childhood was spent touring with her parents, the Western music duo "The Grizzlies" to communities across the country. Based out of New York City since 2007 after graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, she can be seen regularly on stage and screen and with consistent appearances and accolades at the Metropolitan Opera, The Town Hall Theatre, Feinsteins 54 Below, and Theatre Row. Her production company, Boycott…The Production focuses on connecting art from juxtaposed communities to each other. This also falls in alignment with her work as the Outreach Coordinator for the Lander Art Center.
As an endurance artist, Oakley has performed endurance art piece: SILENCE, based on Marina Abramovics: "The Artist Is Present" in both New York City and Wyoming. Oakley has extensive ongoing collaborations across with artists of varying mediums across the country. Past collaborations include: Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame: Documentary on the last of the Wyoming Cowboys, Flappers to Fringe Exhibit: History of Women's Fashion from the 1920s-1970s , Nervous Means Do It: Lifestyle Concept designed and owned by Mei Ratz, Finding Peabrook: Collaboration with Patricia Heal.
social media: @oakleyboycott
| Education Coordinator
Nancy Pieropan, Vice Chair
Nancy Pieropan has been on the Lander Art Center Board since 2015 and has served as Chair since 2018.
Raised in rural New England surrounded by a family of artists and educators, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1980 and moved to Lander later that year.
In the years since, Nancy went on to serve on the Lander City Council, Lander Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Fremont County Weed & Pest District Board of Directors. During her terms on these Boards she presided as President or Chair. She also served as Secretary of both the Wyoming Weed & Pest Council and Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council.
Nancy enjoys fiber arts and is an avid gardener.
Rebecca Atman, Chair:
Rebecca served as treasurer for 5 years with LAC, and is now serving as the Vice Chair. She supports the Lander Art Center because art is important and brings different perspectives together.
Rebecca works in Lander for Central Bank and Trust and has been with them for the past 11 years. She possess a Bachelors in Business Administration specializing in marketing and accounting. She uses these skills to promote fundraising and budget management for the Art Center.
Rebecca is thought of as a practical and compassionate individual by my family, friends and community members. It is the culmination of these gifts that has made her a valuable asset to LAC and the Lander community.
In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, DIY projects and spending time with friends and family, especially her dog Aiden.
Lynette St. Clair:
Carolina Jaramillo Schadebrodt:
Devan Fross:Devan has lived in Lander off and on for almost 25 years, and currently lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and two beloved dogs. In addition to teaching middle school students and serving on the board for LAC, she is involved in several other grant committees, non-profit organizations, and volunteer efforts. She has a long-standing passion for non-profit work because she believes strong communities are founded on people coming together to make the changes they want to see around them, and nonprofits have the power to facilitate change, involvement, and investment by community members. She is inspired by the arts, and the power that art has to transform people.She has a background in being an independent artist, specifically painting, printmaking, and stained-glass work. She also has a wealth of experience with coordinating people, developing systems and strategic plans for creating and evaluating progress, and teaching new skills to people who learn in many ways. "It is an honor and a privilege to get to be a part of the incredible work we're doing at LAC, and I'm excited to see the work continue."
Noelle Weimann van Dijk:
Noelle is a passionate person who believes deeply in the mission and vision of the Lander Art Center in supporting artists throughout Wyoming and connecting them and their work with the world. She knows that the LAC is more than just a place for art and art education, but also a place that supports tourism and commerce in our rural little town, enhancing community connectivity and sustainability within Lander. She sees and values the events put on by the LAC as they become a part of a larger creative movement, enriching the lives of others and engaging the community on a deeper level.
Noelle is a full time artist who works predominantly with painting. Previously, she had a 15 year tenure in the healthcare industry before making the leap to become a full time professional artist. Noelle currently has regular business hours at SweetWater Studio and is a member of the Alchemy Artists Cooperative here in Lander.
Noelle’s dedication and commitment to art and LAC highlight her abilities to advocate for and be a valuable resource for the arts community and people in general. She appreciates taking the time with others to enjoy a good laugh, share matters of the heart, and explore and engage the courage it takes to live a life of continual growth and impact. She truly looks to be an asset to our community in all of these respects.
In her free time, Noelle enjoys painting, hiking, walking, swimming, and generally exploring this vast world and all that inhabits it.
Alan Garms, Treasurer:
Alan Garms is a Licensed Master Social Worker with an Advanced Practice Certification. He worked in administration providing services to persons with intellectual and physical disabilities for more than 40 years, primarily in Texas. His most recent position was leading a team of social workers and RN's who investigated allegations of abuse and neglect in long term care homes. He retired in 2018 and moved from the Houston, Texas area to Lander, where his daughter and son-in-law reside.
Alan has served on a number of Boards' of Directors including the United Way of Greater Houston, the Texas Association on Mental Retardation, the Private Providers Association of Texas and the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Advisory Board of Harris County.
Alan and his wife are avid collectors of fine art and were supporters of the Arts in the Houston area. This included season passes to the Houston Symphony and the Alley Theatre as well as frequent attendance at visual art presentations in Houston. Alan believes that all types of art are critical to the overall health of a community and its citizens. The Lander art scene is remarkably diverse for a community of this size.
In his free time Alan enjoys hiking with his dogs in the mountains, fishing, rock climbing and biking.
Sophie Barksdale relocated from Australia and joined the LAC Board in early 2017.
Her background is in arts administration, with one of her career highlights being with The National Gallery of Victoria, one of Australia’s premier cultural institutions, for several years. Over the past 10+ years, she has also worked for Handle Media and Music Recruitment in London, the Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board in Ireland and on film festivals in Australia, Ireland and the U.S. She brings a wide range of experience to the LAC Board, having worked in production, project management, promotion, human resources, and venue & event management.
While project management is her forte, her passion is for storytelling through film and she currently produces documentaries with local film company Caldera Productions. Sophie now lives permanently in Lander, where she gets to elevate underrepresented voices and advocate for art and access within the community. She loves to hike and rock-climb year round with her family.
Audie Cunningham, Secretary:
Audie was born and raised in Lander, Wy. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Santa Fe and a Master’s in the Business of Art and Design from MICA. She is a librarian at the Fremont County Library in Lander and also owns her own small business, Audie Rose Design, a stationery line featuring her own original artwork and designs. She also does freelance print design for apparel, fabric and other stationery brands.
In her free time, she loves to mountain bike, read and do yoga. She is passionate about growing and nurturing the art community in Lander and is thrilled to be a member of the Art Center board.