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Heather A. Ferrell

Heather A. Ferrell, museum director, curator. Recipient Best of Boise: Arts Professional, Boise Weekly, 2004; Museums Leaders the Next Generation, Getty Leadership Institute, 2004, 1997 Dorothy Zieburtz Buckhold Teaching Assistant, Case Western Reserve University, 1997. Member of Idaho Association of Museums (board member 2003-2005), Western Museums Association 2003-2005, American Association of Museums.

Background

  • Ferrell, Heather A. was born on August 15, 1970 in Boise, Idaho, United States. Daughter of Christine Louise and Michael Claude Kenyon (Stepfather).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Utah State University, 1988—1994. Master of Arts, Case Western Reserve University, 1995—1997.

    Career

    • Director-adjunct art faculty Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery, University of Minnesota, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1998—1999. Collections manager/registrar Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, 1997—1999. Associate curator of art Boise Art Museum, 1999—2005.

      Director Salina Arts Center, Salina, Kansas, since 2005. Board member, newsletter editor Museums in North Dakota, 1998—1999. Board member, executive committee Western Museums Association, Berkeley, California, since 2003.

      Board member Idaho Association of Museums, Boise, Idaho, since 2003. Graduate Getty Leadership Institute, Los Angeles, 2004.

    Works

    • Director(project director and artist): Snapshots: Lives in Transition. Exhibitions include The Allegorical Figure, CWRU Mather Gallery. Author: (museum brochure) Lucinda Parker: New Paintings, Ron Jude: 45th Parallel.

    Membership

    Member of Idaho Association of Museums (board member 2003-2005), Western Museums Association 2003-2005, American Association of Museums.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, photography, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Nathan Gary Niederhauser, May 14, 1994 (divorced January 2, 2003).
    • father: Christine Louise Ferrell
    • mother: Michael Claude Kenyon (Stepfather) Ferrell
    • spouse: Nathan Gary Niederhauser
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    Born August 15, 1970
    (age 47)
    Nationality
    • 1997 - 1999
      collections manager/registrar Plains Art Museum
      Fargo, North Dakota, United States
    • 1998 - 1999
      Director, -adjunct art faculty Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery
      Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
    • 1999 - 2005
      associate, curator of art Boise Art Museum
    • 2005
      director, Salina Arts Center
      Salina, Kansas, United States