Lisa Le Feuvre
Lisa Le Feuvre is a curator, writer, editor, and public speaker. She is the inaugural Executive Director of Holt/Smithson Foundation. Committed to communicating and testing ideas, she has curated exhibitions in museums and galleries across Europe, published writings in international publications and journals, spoken in museums and universities across the world, sat on numerous award panels, and has played a pivotal role in shaping academic and arts organizations. Previously based in the UK, she led the Henry Moore Institute (2010-17), was an academic based in the graduate Curatorial Program at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2004-10), led the contemporary art program at the National Maritime Museum (2005-09), and until 2004 was Course Director of the graduate program in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Brenda Folstad joined the Foundation team as the inaugural Head of Operations & Finance in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts with a Major in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since discovering a passion for accounting and becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1999, she has worked primarily in the field of not-for-profit auditing and tax compliance. She continued work with not-for-profits and small businesses after establishing her own accounting firm in 2004, a move that allowed her to further explore her passion for the arts and art making.
William T. Carson
William T. Carson joined the Foundation in 2019. He is an artist whose work is informed by the landscapes in which he grew up: a cattle ranch in rural southeastern Montana and a small island in the Salish Sea. His artwork raises questions about cultural understandings of coal and its place in nature. William studied architecture at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in 2015 he graduated from Colorado College BA with Distinction in Art Studio. In 2017 he presented his first solo exhibition Unearth at CamibaArt Gallery in Austin, Texas. Previously William worked at 212GALLERY in Aspen, Colorado and at Twyla, an art and technology startup company in Austin.
Edna Riley joined the Foundation team in February 2020 as the Program Assistant. She moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1992 to pursue a Master of Liberal Arts degree from St. John’s College. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, in Film/Television. For nearly 20 years, Edna has worked in the health insurance industry as an independent broker, serving small businesses and individuals in Northern New Mexico. She volunteers at Make Santa Fe, where she has learned 3D printing and laser cutting. She has studied and practiced many crafts and art mediums, including encaustic, pastels, knitting, crochet, and jewelry making.
Board of Directors
Matthew Coolidge is the director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a cultural research organization that produces exhibitions, publications, online resources, and other public programs that examine the built landscape of the USA. He has directed the CLUI since the organization was established in 1994.
Diane R. Karp, Ph.D.
Diane is an arts activist, arts educator, arts connector and devoted supporter of the creative process in all realms of society. She has a Ph.D. in Art History and after teaching 20th-century art history at Temple University she became the curator of the "Ars Medica" collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was responsible for acquiring, researching, and developing “Art, Medicine and the Human Condition,” an exhibition that traveled to 20 countries after opening at the PMA. She collaborated with Dan Fox on “In Time of Plague”, an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Diane moved to New York City in 1988 to become the director of New Observations Magazine, an artist-based, non profit, contemporary arts journal dedicated to presenting a diversity of editorial voices and images to represent the diversity of the national and global arts community. In September 2001 she moved to Santa Fe, NM to become the director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. After 12 years of developing innovative programs that support the creative sectors, in late 2013 Diane retired from her position as Executive Director at SFAI to write and continue her work with art, social justice, environmental responsibility and community building. She now serves as the Past President of the Board of Directors of the Holt-Smithson Foundation.
Christine Steiner is an experienced art lawyer, handling transactions on behalf of diverse art-related clients such as collectors, artists, artist estates, foundations, museums, cultural organizations, auction houses, creative businesses and universities. Prior to private practice, she served as Secretary and General Counsel of the J. Paul Getty Trust, as Assistant General Counsel of the Smithsonian Institution, as Assistant Attorney General of Maryland for state colleges and universities, and as Principal Counsel of the Maryland state public education system.
She is also an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School in visual arts law, and has been a visiting professor in programs of international art law in Florence and Cambridge. She speaks frequently on art law topics, currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is active in the arts nationally. She has been recognized consistently by Best Lawyers, the prestigious national peer-ranking organization, for her contributions to Art Law.
James Lingwood is Co-Director of Artangel, a London-based not-for-profit organisation that commissions, produces and presents new site-specific projects by contemporary artists, film-makers, composers, writers. He also works as an independent curator for museums around the world, most recently curating Richard Hamilton; Serial Obsessions for the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2017-18, and Luigi Ghirri: The Map and the Territory, Photographs from the 1970s for the Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid; Jeu de Paume, Paris and Hayward Gallery, London, 2018-20. In 1993-94, he curated the survey exhibition Robert Smithson - The Entropic Landscape, for IVAM, Valencia; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; and Musée d'art contemporain, Marseille; and in 2002 the exhibition Bernd and Hilla Becher / Robert Smithson: Field Trips at Museu Serralves, Porto.
Jane Crawford studied art history at Finch College in NYC. She first met Robert Smithson while working as an assistant to the Finch College Museum Director. After graduating in 1970, she worked in several galleries before creating the Foundation of Art Performances and Projects, dedicated to performance and site specific works. Since 1978 she has been the director of the Gordon Matta-Clark Estate and a filmmaker working with Robert Fiore. Nancy Holt, who was a close personal friend, invited Jane Crawford to make the films Rundown (1984) and Sheds (2004).