Jim draws upon his deep experience in art, architecture, and land conservation to connect people to place in engaging and transformative ways. A graduate of RISD and the School of the Art Institue of Chicago. His architectural work has received Design Awards from the American Institue of Architects and Progressive Architecture.
The American Planning Association Award of Excellence for Outstanding Rural Planning was awarded to Jim in 1993 for his work in the Gallatin Valley.
Madden’s Public Art projects have had broad exposure and influence across southwest Montana, including About Town, a large interactive installation with the Award Winning Bozeman Public Library.
Rachel was raised in the mountains of Montana and has an eye for detail. She is a lover of color, innovative design and has a passion for strategy, fundraising and supporting the arts. We are happy to have her join our team as the Communications Assistant.
With more than a decade of experience in event planning, experiential design, communications and nonprofit management, Rachel specializes in creating unique and memorable events and products. She has worked with many nonprofit organizations including the Archie Bray Foundation, Holter Museum of Art, Florence Crittenton and The Foundation for Animals.
Mary Ellen Strom
Mary Ellen’s installations and site-specific projects unearth submerged narratives within art, history and cultural discourse. Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, passenger trains, large-scale video projections onto industrial sites and mountain rock faces, in empty retail stores and horse arenas.
Recent awards include an International Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, a Bogliasco Fellowship to the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, The MAP Fund, a Rockefeller Fellowship, Artadia The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Art Matters and Creative Capital. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, the ICA Philadelphia, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Walker Art Center, Mpls., the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH, the Pompidou Centre-Metz, Paris, the Satouchi Trienniale in Japan, the Hayward Gallery, London, Nagoya Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan, Fundacion Union-Espacio Cultural Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia.
Isabel originates from Boston but will reside in Bozeman this summer. She is currently an intern for us throughout the WaterWorks summer 2017 series. She is also an Upstream artist.
She visualizes scientific research through immersive installations that utilize a range of media. Isabel is interested in the philosophy of science, the intersecting histories of art and science, and how both are implicated in conceptions of nature and current cultural responses to climate change.
Dede Taylor is a founding partner in Mountain Time Arts. She is a former art history professor at Montana State University and a longtime promoter of community-focused cultural projects. She has led campaigns for historic preservation, founded the Friends of the Story Mansion, a landmark now in public use, and PechaKucha Bozeman, a wildly successful story-telling series. Taylor is an in-demand lecturer on a range of art and history topics. She avidly promotes the arts as a vital ingredient of sustainable communities.
Joseph Carlson-Strom was born in New York City and has lived in California, Massachusetts, and Montana. Currently, he is receiving his BFA from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, with a concentration in sculpture. Joseph’s academic awards include an Ali Pratt Travel Grant 2016-2017, Presidential Research Grant 2016-2017 and a Mary Baker Emerick Scholarship for the Visual Arts from UM-Western. Joseph is currently an intern at Mountain Time Arts assisting in all aspects of production for their four summers 2017 projects.
Joseph has composed and played music for a number of video installations that have been exhibited in galleries, museums and in public art. His other interests and commitments are volunteer firefighting, martial arts, and social justice concerns including Native-American civil rights and Black Lives Matter.