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Maryo Gard Ewell


Maryo Gard Ewell

Online Instructor

Maryo Gard Ewell has done groundbreaking developmental work in community arts for more than 40 years.  She has worked in leadership positions as the Associate Director of the Colorado Council on the Arts, the Community Arts Development Director at the Illinois Arts Council, and the Program Director for both the Westport-Weston and Greater New Haven (CT) Arts Councils.  She currently serves on several boards and advisory committees, including the Gunnison Council for the Arts (CO) and the Robert Gard/Wisconsin Idea Foundation.  She has won many prestigious awards, including the 2003 “Arts Are the Heart” award for service to the arts in Colorado and the 1995 Selina Roberts Ottum Award from Americans for the Arts, their highest award for community arts development, and an Honorary Doctorate from Goucher College.  In her recent consulting work, she has been contracted by distinctive arts organizations including the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, and the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service to develop and evaluate programming.  Ewell also co-teaches in the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Goucher College.  Maryo has Masters Degrees in Organizational Behavior from Yale and in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver

Courses Recently Taught

Grantwriting for the Arts