Ms. Maryo Gard Ewell
Maryo Gard Ewell of Gunnison, Colorado, is the Director of Community Impact for the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (Colorado). She is a 2017 recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. She serves the community arts development world through keynote speaking, writing, training and teaching. She teaches the community arts class for the MA in Arts Administration program at Goucher College, and teaches Grantwriting at Western State Colorado University and for the Arts Extension Service. Ewell has worked for community arts councils in Connecticut and for state arts agencies in Illinois and Colorado. She’s past president of the Gunnison Arts Center. Honors include the 2003 “Arts Are The Heart” award for service to the arts in Colorado; the 2001 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Goucher College. She received the Selina Roberts Ottum Award from Americans for the Arts in 1995. She holds an MA in Organizational Behavior and an MA in Urban & Regional Planning.