About the Greeley Arts Legacy Project

Our Mission!

The mission of the Greeley Arts Legacy project is to recognize, acknowledge, and preserve the awareness and history of those individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a significant contribution of leadership or excellence within the arts community of Greeley, by establishing a Greeley Arts Legacy “Hall of Fame.” 

What We Do!

The Greeley Arts Legacy project, established in 2017, exists to support and acknowledge the most highly regarded artists, art educators, arts leaders, benefactors, creatives, and arts organizations who have contributed to the development and richness of the arts in Greeley, from 1870 to the present.  The creation of the Arts Legacy Hall of Fame recognizes and establishes  the historical context of these individuals and groups.

Nominees and honorees for the Hall of Fame must have demonstrated the highest ideals of integrity in their areas of expertise.  They must have brought about significant events, substantive improvements in the arts, and/or contributed to the betterment of the arts and artists in the community through their exemplary service.

Where We’re Going!

Beginning in 2019, and each following year, the selection committee of the Board of Directors will select a diverse class of up to six artists/organizations/creatives for induction into the Arts Legacy Hall of Fame.  The selection committee will evaluate nominees in accordance with the Criteria of Selection  and will forward to the Board a slate of up to 12 finalists for that year’s awards.  The honorees for that year will be the top six voter leaders from that group.  

The Hall of Fame has received consideration to be be  located at the Union Colony Civic Center, and online information  will be available regarding each honoree. 


The Board


Sue Anschutz

Retired Educator and Principal, Lifelong Resident

(Community Representative)

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Noel Johnston

Board Secretary, Retired Educator, Actor, President of the Stampede Troupe Community Theater

(Education and Theater)

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Christy O’Connell Black

Director of the Greeley Central High School Arts Magnet Program, and Dance Professor at the University of Northern Colorado

(Education and Dance)


Diane Bolden-Taylor

Professor of Voice, School of Music, University of Northern Colorado

(Music and Music Education)


Ed Rogers

Board Chair, Artist and Retired Art Educator, Chair of the Greeley Art Commission, Former Member of the Greeley Creative District

(Art Education and Visual Art)


Jason Evenson

Board Treasurer, Manager of Cultural Affairs for the City of Greeley

(Civic Representative)

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Jim Klingman

Potter and Member of the Greeley Art Commission

(Visual Art)

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Dik Munson

Board Vice Chair, Professor Emeritus of the University of Northern Colorado in Art and Design, Board Member of the Greeley Art Commission, Board Member of the University District

(Visual Art)


Frank Garza

Artist, Public Art and Mentoring

(Visual Art)

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Marsha Davis

Educator, Literary and Research