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 endeavor as a Financial Professional.

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! Creating a financial roadmap for a person, family or organization that allows them to make decisions based on their true values rather than money alone is the goal. 

Mycole is working toward a Bachelor of Innovation in Finance  and Accounting from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to continue to refine the art and science of managing money and investments.


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.


Skylar Call | Board Member at Large


Skylar Call has lived in Colorado for over 20 years. She has been active in our thriving arts community for the last 10 years as an Artist and Advocate. She works for Art 111 Gallery and is also represented by them. One of her main focuses is to  help connect and support local artists in our 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.





Lisa Cross | Program Manager


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 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.

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