The Pikes Peak Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor, connect, and enrich local artists, working to ensure that artists are thriving in, and essential to, the Pikes Peak Region.


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STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Robert Gray  | President 


Robert has lived in the Pikes Peak Region for over 20 years and has become a staple in the art community. His leadership style stems from his prior Engineering experience, as well as from his teaching roles. 

Robert brings a fresh eye to photography with a raw intimacy that captures the human spirit. His love of the arts, creativity and adventure led him to photography back in 2008. This was the beginning of his journey to master the art of storytelling. Robert’s dynamic style guides the viewers' imagination to run rampant with their own creativity, while simultaneously reaching them on an emotional level. In addition to the Pikes Peak Arts Council, he serves on the Public Art Commission for the city of Colorado Springs


Mycole Eversole | Interim Treasurer


Although music is an integral part of his story, finance and business acumen brought Mycole Eversole to the Pikes Peak Arts Council. The discipline and commitment that it took to be a 4-time state drumline medalist and part of the Top of the Nation Honor Band has served Mycole well, especially in his entrepreneurial endeavors in home improvement, business consulting, E-commerce, and direct sales.

Mycole believes that the topic of finances has become one of the most overcomplicated, taboo topics in our society, but it doesn’t have to be! His goal is to help artists be able to do what they love, by helping them do it profitably.

Mycole is working toward a Bachelor of Innovation degree in both finance and accounting from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.


Sarah Freeman | Interim Secretary


Sarah is an active member of the arts community and owner of Skye Candle Company in Manitou Springs. In addition, she is also owner of Dwell Reality and brings over 15 years of business experience to the table.


Tara Gonzalez | Board Member at Large


Tara is a Mexican-American artist based out of Colorado where she was born and raised. Tara received her BA in Art Education and taught K-8th Art for Denver Public Schools. She began focusing on her own work when she moved to California and became inspired by San Francisco’s culture. Tara has been honoring all that truly inspires her, which is the subject matter of her art. Her work is a reflection of childlike wonder that is like a blissful state obtained in a memory or dream.  In returning to Colorado, Tara wants to share art experiences with the local community and to share her passion for empowering others creativity. You can visit her studio at the Cottonwood Center and take a painting class with her at Painting with a Twist.


Brandon A. Miera | Board Member at Large


Brandon A. Miera (BAM) is a Colorado native that is a graphic designer by day and professional illustrator by night. BAM enjoys adrenalin rushes, creating art, reallllly spicy food, cold beer, 80s music and fine cigars. When he's not rubbing elbows with celebrities, he loves spending time with his trophy wife and his ridiculously good looking children.









Eve Tilley | Director Emeritus


Eve is an artist and native of Colorado Springs. She directed the Pikes Peak Arts Council for 15 years, and holds a B.A. and M.A.T. in Humanities from Colorado College. Eve presided over the Star Bar Players for seven years, directing, acting and producing, and writing. Eve is a calligraphist, and  makes pop-up greeting cards and award-winning three-dimensional assemblage art. She is married to engineer Sol Chavez and enjoys cats, gardening, travel, cooking, and giving parties.


Lilly Gray | Board Member at Large


Lilly is an environmentalist, wisdom enthusiast, barista, social activist and creative who has found home to the springs since birth. Multifaceted she values and explores expression between the limits of human condition. Whether use of poetry w pencil, paint, language and voice, fabric, body, or space, Lilly leaks art to light up her world. You’ll find her making lattes at your local cafe, thrifting vintage trinkets and threads, listening to cassettes and live music, playing with worms, engaged in social activism, crafting, or sharing a beer with friends.


Sam Ken | Board Member at Large

Sam is an oil painter and sketch artist that currently resides in Colorado Springs. He specializes in portraits and figurative paintings but is always in search of ways to challenge and express himself. He is relatively new to Colorado Springs, but he loves the art community and is constantly inspired by his surroundings.


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