Jayne Butler Goodman

Jayne Butler Goodman (pronounced jay-knee) is an arts administrator, educator, and new media artist based in Denver, CO.

She served as an Arts Program Officer with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation from 2018-2021 where she led grantmaking efforts in cities across the U.S. that connected people to place and to each other through arts & culture. In this role, she managed a portfolio of nearly $8M and over 40 grantees including individual artists and collectives, non-profit organizations, and city and county arts & culture projects. During her tenure, she co-led the transition of the Arts program strategy to focus solely on investments at the intersection of the arts and technology. 

Prior to joining Knight, Jayne received her MFA in Emergent Digital Practices from the University of Denver where she studies art, design, culture, and technology. Her artistic practice blends tech with craft and she works in a variety of mediums including video, digital fabrication, and design. 

Jayne is the Development Manager at Access Gallery, a non-profit arts organization for a community of artists with disabilities that connects them to the public through their artwork. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Denver’s college of continuing and professional studies where she teaches art interpretation and communications courses with a focus on digital culture. In addition to being a board member of Leon, she is also a trustee of Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).

Heather Link-Bergman

Heather Link-Bergman is an artist, creative communicator, and educator whose art practice includes collage, photography, artist books and zines, and visual communication. She is Affiliate Faculty of Art at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and an Adjunct Instructor of Multimedia Graphic Design at the Community College of Denver. She teaches communication design and typography at both institutions. While she is not in her studio or in the classroom, Link-Bergman has spent the last 10+ years working in public service communications specializing in purpose-driven marketing, behavior change, and public policy. She is currently the Economic Mobility Communications Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she leads the Get Ahead Colorado and Hacia Adelante Colorado campaigns to reduce maternal and child poverty and promote financial well-being. Other professional accomplishments include serving as the teaching artist for three semesters (2019-2020) for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s teen program, POV (Point Of View).

Link-Bergman has exhibited nationally in New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and, notably, in Denver, CO, in Citizenship: A Practice of Society at MCA Denver. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts. Her work is held in various public collections, including The Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; The Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL; The Joan M. Flasch Artist Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC; The University of Denver Special Collections, Denver, CO; The Tutt Library, Colorado College Special Collections and Archives, Colorado Springs, CO; The University of Connecticut Special Collections, Hartford, CT; and private collections. 

Link-Bergman is a Partner of is PRESS, a publishing and design consultancy founded in 2015 with Peter Miles Bergman. is PRESS offers publishing, design, graphic arts, and letterpress printing, specializing in artists’ books, zines, and catalog publishing services. She is also the Director of Intelligence of the Institute of Sociometry, an international artist collective and communications cooperative headquartered in Denver, CO.

Noah Larsen

Noah is a UI/UX designer and developer with a background in the arts, both as a creator and supporter. He joined the Leon board to help wrangle all things technical in an effort to support Leon’s mission of fostering emerging artists and the flowering Denver art scene.

Eric Nord

For the vast majority of his life, Eric Nord has been actively involved with performing and visual arts. The son of an opera singer, and an actress and painter, he was raised in an artistic environment that energetically fostered creativity. He graduated High School from The Academy of Performing and Visual Arts in Chicago, IL, attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and received a Bachelor’s Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude from The University of Denver, majoring in Art History, and minoring in Business and Studio Art. While attending DU he was the recipient of the Peter Northway Memorial and DU Visionaries Scholarships, as well as an award for academic excellence from DU Art.

Throughout his career, in addition to being co-owner of Leon Gallery, he has worked in the financial, administrative, and production departments of some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including, The New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The New York Society for Ethical Culture, Sperone Westwater Gallery, and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In 1994, he served as Executive Director of the E. E. Cummings Centennial Celebration, producing poetry readings, manuscript exhibitions, panel discussions, and walking tours, throughout New York City, in partnership with The New York Public Library’s 42nd St. Branch and Jefferson Market Branch, The 92nd Street Y, The Poetry Society of America, and The Metropolitan Transit Authority.

His own art has been exhibited in recent years at Redline, Understudy, The McNichols Building – Arthyve’s Archives as Muse, and The Vicki Myhren Gallery, and his music compositions have been performed Off-Broadway, at The Public Theater, and at the N.Y. Public Library.

Nord brings his extensive knowledge and experience in the administration and finance of non-profit arts and cultural organizations, his passion for art history and the everevolving conversations within art, as well as his dedication to the development and enrichment of the Denver Artistic Community

Eric Dallimore

Under his leadership, Leon Gallery has enjoyed a period of unprecedented success, initiating pioneering partnerships with artists, collectors, and cultural institutions. Eric received his BFA from Louisiana State University in 2004 and studied Economics at the University of Wales, Swansea in 2000. Life as a practicing artist has also been very rewarding, from solo exhibitions to public art sculptures, Eric continues to engage audiences with his driven works of art. Mr. Dallimore’s work has been shown in galleries and museums including Leon, Denver Art Museum, McNichols Building, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Understudy, The Buell Theater, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and The New Orleans Museum of Art, Back to the Picture San Francisco.

His public art sculptures have been showcased across Colorado and Louisiana. In 2014, Eric was honored with the Mastermind Award for Visual Arts from Westword Magazine. Works of art created by Eric have been featured in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, 5280 Magazine, The Westword, Denver Post, The Times Picayune, The Advocate, and also an expose for his Burnt Negative Series in Time Magazine.

As an arts educator at Think 360 Arts since 2009, Eric has worked with over 65 schools across Denver to bring photography, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking, installation, and public art to over 1,500 K-12 students. In Fall 2015, Eric became the adjunct professor of Professional Practices at RMCAD, a senior level course designed to teach aspiring graduates how to create a sustainable business from their art practice. Eric has also mentored teens at Leon through First Lady Mary Louise Lee’s Bringing Back the Arts Foundation, as well as mentoring interns from CU’s Experiential Learning Center and the Pioneer Career Network at the University of Denver.

Tya Anthony

Tya Alisa Anthony explores the intersections of Ecology, Ritual, and Storytelling. While Anthony’s research driven practice is an investigation of Rituals interspersed into our daily lives, fact with a little fiction, her practice observes, reimagines and preserves inclusive spaces for people of color through sculpture, photography, collage and reliquary.

Anthony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) honored as Valedictorian, from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Presently, Anthony lives and works in the city of Denver, producing performance, photography + installations. Tya is currently a TANK Studios artist, 2018 Redline Residency Artist and serves on the Advisory Board for Leon Gallery, a non-profit gallery and creative space dedicated to mentoring emerging artists across multiple disciplines, along with the Board of Tilt West, a non-profit dedicated to fostering critical dialog in art and culture in Denver. She has exhibited in Baltimore, MD and Colorado region including a permanent collection commissioned by the Octopus Initiative and Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Visual Arts, LEON Gallery, and at RedLine. 

Frank Lucero

Frank Lucero is an independent curator and artist who lives in Denver, Colorado. Frank has a degree in Communication from the University of Colorado. Recently, he curated the exhibition, Liminal Space, at the Museo de las Americas which featured seven Denver Latinx artists. Creating access and opportunities for emerging and mid-level artists of color is a primary focus. As an abstract artist he works through issues of identity and place. Frank is a creative collaborator and as an award-winning community developer, he is always looking for the next great project.

Alyssa Mora

Alyssa Mora is a hand-lettering artist and designer, born and raised in Denver, CO. Alyssa is a self-taught hand-lettering artist, who has worked over the past few years to learn more about the art of hand-lettering and to hone her craft. She is a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver pursuing a BFA in Communication Design, as well as the President of MSU’s Student Chapter of AIGA Colorado. She has been doing freelance work through college, including logos, commissioned lettering pieces, and other types of design. Inspired by typography and letter-forms, Alyssa has been expanding her skills between different media, from hand-done work to digital, from small scale to large murals. Alyssa is working to become a freelance designer with a focus in lettering. 

Michael Dowling

Born in Denver in 1972, Michael Dowling spent much of his early life as a typical kid apart from being an obsessive drawer. It wasn’t until the age of 25, and after several years studying various subjects as well as working in many fields, that Michael started painting. With that late beginning, Dowling dove full in and began studying extensively. At 28, he decided to sell a burgeoning art sales company and moved to Florence, Italy to focus on painting. He has since returned to his native Denver where he lives with his childhood love and three naughty children.Michael is represented in Colorado by K Contemporary, Chicago by Studio 6F, California by Peris Contemporary , Miami by G Rossi Fine Art and Little Rock by M2 Gallery. His work has been featured in the films “the Frame” and “Ink”, and will be the focus artist on the upcoming showtime release “Devils”. Michael has  worked with and shown at the Museum of Contemporary art Denver and Denver Art Museum, and has work in several private and public collections both nationally and throughout Europe. 

Camille Rose Shortridge

Camille Rose Shortridge, a French-American who grew up in Denver, has a long standing relationship with Leon. She started as a post-undergraduate intern from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business after having completed a curatorial internship at the Clyfford Still Museum. Shortly into her internship, Camille was invited to become a Co-Director and Curator of the gallery. After 2 years, Camille moved to Paris, France in 2016 to pursue an MBA in Contemporary Arts Sales, Exhibition Display, Collections Management and Marketing alongside a Title 1 Expertise Certificate in Art History, where she graduated as Valedictorian of the masters program. This led her to a management position at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, where she worked with artwork and artists including Maurizio Cattelan, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Annette Messager, Mark Bradfor, and more. Camille has curated exhibitions in Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Paris, France, and Mexico City, Mexico. Her work has been mentioned in Juxtapoz, Art Ltd. and Vice, both online and in print. She currently lives and works in Denver in Marketing and has an art studio at The Temple where she creates massive oil paintings.