Staff

Staff

Lisa Le Feuvre

Executive Director

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

Head of Operations & Finance

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 nonprofit auditing and tax compliance. She continued work with nonprofits 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

Program Manager

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

Administrator

Edna Riley joined the Foundation team in February 2020 as the Administrator.  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

Board