Museum of Art Fort Collins, Inc.

The Museum of Art| Fort Collins presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community programs, publications, and educational programs for children and adults. You have helped the museum bring extraordinary educational programs and local, regional and beloved blockbuster exhibitions to our community.

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Laura Riley, General Manager
Start Date: 2020

Laura Riley received her BA in Graphic Design from Northern Kentucky University in 2004. As General Manager she is responsible for human resources, AP/AR, budget reports, and working as a liaison with artists during our annual Masks Exhibition. She is a City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Transformer Artist 2014, 2017 and attended Kansas City Art Institute Summer Residency Program with an emphasis on painting. She has worked in financial services for the past 5 years, including both the public and private sector. Laura firmly believes that the arts are the heartbeat of thriving communities and should be accessible and enjoyed by all.

Elizabeth Martin, Development Director
Start Date: 2020

Elizabeth has built a career in the social sector based on creating impact. She believes in consensus-built-strategy based on clearly articulated vision and mission. Those who have worked closely with her know that her passion for creating change has played a major factor in her success. Her personal mission is to create an impact. To inspire others. To ignite passions in those who can create an impact. Her work in Development and Fundraising grew naturally from a desire to impact change. Creating new solutions for funding everything from literacy to the arts to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis-a personal passion.

Elizabeth Morisette, Education Director
Start Date: 2017

Elizabeth Morisette is a 1994 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Design and received a Masters Degree in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. She has been exhibiting her weavings and sculptures throughout the country for more than twenty years.She was featured in the April/May 2008 issue of American Craft Magazine and an April 2009 article in The New York Times. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.Bringing art to the Community is an important part of Morisette's career. She has worked as an Artist in Residence for the Maryland Arts Council Artists in Education program, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Elderhaus Adult Care, and Fort Lewis College. She also taught for the LEAP Program at CSU.Most recently, Morisette collaborated with Artist Bonnie Lebesh on a mural for the Community Creative Center in Fort Collins.

Cheryl Rogers, Registrar/Preparator
Start Date: 2014

Cheryl Rogers is the Registrar and Preparator for the museum. As Registrar she is responsible for unpacking and repacking the artwork as it is delivered to the museum, documenting the packing process for reference, preparing and filling out condition reports for loaned artwork, and assisting with the shipment of works. As Preparator, she oversees all aspects of exhibition installations. Responsibilities include patching, spot painting, decorative wall painting, artwork installation, lighting, and exhibition fixture creation. In both of these capacities she is responsible for the supervision and training of volunteers working on the exhibitions. BFA, Printmaking & Sculpture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, BS in Finance, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lisa Hatchadoorian, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2014

Lisa Hatchadoorian is currently the Executive Director of the Museum of Art | Fort Collins. She received a B.A. in Art History and Music from the University of Virginia and an MA in Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art from Bard College. Her experience in arts administration, curating, public art projects and fundraising has ranged from the corporate to academic, municipal and non-profit venues. She has over a decade and a half of experience in arts administration, grant writing, curating, conceiving, and writing about contemporary art exhibitions and artists. She is currently a Board member of the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Osher Institute, Colorado State University, Casper College, Casper, WY and Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

"I see MOA as being integral to the artistic life and health of Fort Collins as well as the Front Range. I would like the museum to be a must-see stop for the community, for people moving through Northern Colorado, and for tourists coming to the west to explore."


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