February 5, 2023
Artwork Base chief Skye Skinner to go away ‘huge sneakers’ after finish of yr exit
Skye Skinner is stepping down as govt director of Artwork Base on the finish of 2022.
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After three years as govt director at The Artwork Base, Skye Skinner is stepping down on the finish of 2022.

She has been part of The Artwork Base since its beginnings 26 years in the past. She began there as a fundraising advisor. When she took on the function of govt director, it was simply earlier than the pandemic.

“The rationale I accepted the function was, I’d say, certainly one of necessity. It was a really difficult time when COVID struck. Quite a lot of small companies and nonprofits didn’t make it by way of that on this nation. It was vital for me to lean into that and ensure we obtained by way of that chapter efficiently,” she mentioned. “I simply need this place to final endlessly.”



Skye Skinner’s work with the Artwork Base started at its founding practically 26 years in the past.
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Skinner helped The Artwork Base with the acquisition of the Three Bears Constructing in downtown Basalt. The brand new facility has allowed The Artwork Base to develop its instructional and exhibition programming.

“I’ve actually gotten an exquisite chicken’s-eye view of the evolution of this superior nonprofit for its entire life. I believe that’s actually added depth to my time right here,” she mentioned.



Board of Trustees member Tim Brown mentioned Skinner’s imaginative and prescient, coordination and knowledge had been essential within the acquisition of the brand new constructing. Even all through the pandemic, she was capable of proceed rising The Artwork Base packages and enhancing exhibitions.

“The Artwork Base board and neighborhood are full of appreciation for all the things Skye has achieved previously three years as govt director. I don’t suppose she might have set us up higher for the approaching years,” Brown mentioned.

He additionally serves as head of the search committee for the brand new govt director of The Artwork Base. He described Skinner as leaving “huge sneakers to fill.”

“We’re additionally seeking to keep the ethos and the wholesome tradition throughout the group, with the way in which the employees helps one another. It makes for a smooth-running, comfortable group. We undoubtedly need to see that proceed,” he mentioned.

“My greatest hope,” Skinner mentioned, “is somebody is available in with a gentle hand and maintains and continues the expansion and nice progress that we’ve made. I’d like us to not skip a beat.”

Going ahead, The Artwork Base will proceed to develop into its new house in downtown Basalt. Brown mentioned they’ll proceed increasing each instructional packages and exhibition areas.

Though she is going to miss The Artwork Base neighborhood dearly, Skinner mentioned she is wanting ahead to specializing in herself. She plans to journey, create, backyard and spend extra time with household and pals.

“It’s been an actual present to be right here. I’m deeply connected and can keep concerned,” she mentioned.

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