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


Lisa Cross | Past President


Lisa was raised in Black Forest, Colorado and has spent most of her life in the Pikes Peak region. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has her master's degree in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. In addition to the Pikes Peak Arts Council, she serves on the Public Art Commission for the city of Colorado Springs and as the regional representative for the Colorado Art Education Association. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and working on artwork in her home studio.



Kate Hudgens | Treasurer


Kate is a mixed media artist by night, an Accounts Payable Specialist by day, and a mother around the clock. She has been creating art for as long as she can remember, working with paper, fabric, clay, wire, feathers, fur, sticks, stones, and bones. 
"Inspiring beauty surrounds us every day; the fierce mountain wind in the pines, the laugh of a child, the kindness of a word, and the light of a smile," says Kate. "To create something beautiful in this world is my purpose in life."


Audrey Gray | Secretary


Audrey is a Colorado native, and has lived near Pikes Peak since 2007. She is an active member of the arts community and regularly exhibits her artwork throughout the region. In addition to serving the Pikes Peak Art Council, Audrey is Treasurer of the Manitou Springs Arts Council. 




Jasmine Dillavou


Jasmine is a Boricua mixed-media/assemblage artist based out of Colorado Springs. Dillavou received her B.A from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has shown in numerous exhibitions including the WOC in Solidarity Conference and the A.I.R Gallery in New York City. Her interests lie in documenting the quiet and misunderstood narratives of the diaspora-Latinx community. 







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.





Robin Schneider


Colorado born & raised, Robin Schneider has always had a love for nature & the outdoors. “The weather is always changing and makes for the best one-of-a-kind moments, as though it was only for you. I simply try to capture that moment.” Schneider says when talking about his art & photography.

His work in the community is continually recognized because of his volunteering with non-profit organizations like The Walk To End Alzheimer’s & Just Be Colorado, & always asking “How can I help…?”

Robin’s passion in his work can be seen in almost every aspect of what he does. There is an energy that is transferred from Robin when you see his smile & he gives you that amazing big bear hug! Talk with him for more than just “hello” & you will soon realize that Robin’s drive for life is genuine, & truly a gift he wants to share with you.

Although Schneider went through a life changing bout of cancer treatment, it will not define him. His legacy will be what he has done with life since then & how he documents it with his art. “I see the world differently now & I want to show it to you!”


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