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Founded in December 2009 by Martha Weidmann and Molly Casey, NINE dot ARTS grew out of the premiere regional art consulting firm McGrath & Braun. Martha’s and Molly’s opposite yet complementary strengths created the foundation for a dynamic partnership built on integrity, transparency, collaboration and a passion for art. With an entire staff formally trained in the arts, NINE dot ARTS’ expertise includes studio practice, art history, arts administration and creative writing.

The NINE dot ARTS name is taken from the classic brain teaser known as the nine dot puzzle. The challenge is to connect all nine dots using only four straight lines without lifting the pen off the paper. Most people think within the perceived grid. The key is to think outside the box.

 

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

 

Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder View Details
Molly Casey

Molly Casey

Studio Chief & Co-Founder View Details
Kinsey Alexander

Kinsey Alexander

Staff Assistant View Details
Kally Mott

Kally Mott

Associate Curator View Details
Chris Roth

Chris Roth

Associate Curator View Details
Danni Simon

Danni Simon

Associate Curator View Details
Grant Adams

Grant Adams

Sr. Art Administrator View Details
Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Art Administrator View Details
Hannah Penny

Hannah Penny

Arts Administrator View Details
Natalie Greenberg

Natalie Greenberg

Communication / Graphic Design View Details
Arielle M. Myers

Arielle M. Myers

Special Projects Curator View Details
Kit Steffen

Kit Steffen

CPA View Details
Devon Stevinson

Devon Stevinson

Regional Curator View Details
Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards

Dotfolio Librarian View Details
 Jason Astorino

Jason Astorino

Art Handler View Details
Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder

Martha Weidmann serves as NINE dot ARTS’ CEO where she leads the firm in business development, strategic planning and financial forecasting. She is a guiding force in shaping the company’s unique approach to art advising and, together with her partner, Molly Casey, has helped to set the standard in how businesses and artists connect. Martha’s major projects include The Colorado Convention Center, The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station and the Town of Avon. Her volunteer experience includes the Public Art Selection Panel for Denver Union Station, PechaKucha Denver and Downtown Denver Partnership among others. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Martha moved to Colorado shortly after the close of the 20th century to study communications and fine arts at Colorado State University. She holds a BFA in photography, a BA in communications and certificates in Italian art, language and wine from the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior to co-founding NINE dot ARTS in 2009, Martha worked as a gallery manager with Walker Fine art and as an art consultant with McGrath & Braun.

Molly Casey

Molly Casey

Studio Chief & Co-Founder

A Colorado native, Molly Casey co-founded NINE dot ARTS and works as Studio Chief, overseeing the creative side of the business. She studied sculpture at the University of Colorado Denver, where she earned a BA, in addition to completing an independent art history study in Paris, France. Prior to NINE dot ARTS, Molly worked as an art consultant for the 25-year old firm McGrath & Braun and served as a gallery assistant at Plus Gallery before that. Molly has led the curatorial vision for many of NINE dot ARTS’ key projects including The Colorado Convention Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, Jackson National Life Insurance and The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station to name a few. She regularly provides pro bono artist portfolio tutorials in addition to serving as a guest juror for the University of Colorado at Denver and Boulder Open Studios.

Kinsey Alexander

Kinsey Alexander

Staff Assistant

Kinsey Alexander has her roots in St. James, Missouri, where she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies. Before joining NINE dot ARTS in July 2017 as Staff Assistant, Kinsey managed a fine-dining restaurant. Kinsey supports both CEO Martha Weidmann and Controller Cheri Bayless in her day-to-day roles of office management, accounting support, and scheduling. Kinsey’s volunteer experience includes the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and Aurora Youth Options, an ongoing youth mentorship program. Kinsey believes art enables critical thinking while providing a much-needed emotional outlet. She dabbles in watercolor painting in her free time.

Kally Mott

Kally Mott

Associate Curator

A Colorado native, Kally Mott began as an Art Administrator at NINE dot ARTS in July 2017. Kally graduated from Colgate University where she majored in Art History and minored in French. While at Colgate, Kally served in numerous leadership positions in sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. Before NINE dot ARTS, Kally worked as a studio assistant for Patricia Aaron, an exhibitions intern at the Arvada Center, and curatorial assistant at Colgate’s Picker Art Gallery. Outside of the arts, Kally taught English in France during her study abroad and has recently worked in multi-family property management. Her projects with NINE dot ARTS include Embassy Suites Boulder, The Elizabeth Hotel, and St. Paul Collection. She sees art as vital to the advancement of culture and enjoys working at a women-owned business that supports living artists.

Chris Roth

Chris Roth

Associate Curator

A displaced New Yorker with an Art History degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, Chris works to source artwork for projects both locally and nationwide in addition to managing project logistics including procurement, shipping and installation. Chris came to NINE dot ARTS in 2014 from the nonprofit arts sector, working at Studio in a School, The Philip Johnson Glass House and Whitney Museum of American Art. Chris’ past NINE dot ARTS projects include several multi-family residential projects for Holland Partners as well as private residences in both Mexico and England. His upcoming projects include Denver’s Theatre District, a three-year large-scale project, and The Dairy Block, a full city block mixed-use development in downtown Denver. Chris currently sits on RedLine Denver’s Board of Directors and has previously volunteered for the Robert Rauchenberg Foundation, Sotheby’s and MoMA: PS1.

Danni Simon

Danni Simon

Associate Curator

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Danni Simon joined NINE dot ARTS as a Art Administrator in November 2016 before becoming an Associate Art Curator in 2017. Danni brings a unique background of theater, contemporary art history and nonprofits to the NINE dot ARTS procurement team, playing a key role in The Oxford Hotel renovation, 21 Fitzsimons Apartments and Urban Farmer restaurant. An undergraduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Danni has performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Danni earned her Master of Arts in Contemporary Art with Honors from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York in 2015. She moved to Colorado soon after, serving as Assistant to the Director of Gildar Gallery, where she performed a wide range of curatorial duties, before becoming the Development & Individual Giving Associate at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Danni’s volunteer experience includes New York’s MoMA, The Watermill Center and The Armory Show. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Grant Adams

Grant Adams

Sr. Art Administrator

Grant Adams serves as a Senior Art Administrator at NINE dot ARTS in addition to overseeing office maintenance and the internship program. He joined NINE dot ARTS in 2011 after earning an MFA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in Communications Marketing. His projects with NINE dot ARTS include several multi-family residences with Holland Partners as well as multiple projects with Children’s Hospital Colorado and The Eating Recovery Center. Grant’s arts administration experience includes serving as Collections Manager at Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and Marketing and Public Relations Assistant at Utah Shakespearean Festival. Grant has sat on PlatteForum’s Artist Committee since 2014 and has interned at both the Museum of Northern Arizona and Southwest Wildlife Foundation.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Art Administrator

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Amy Smith joined NINE dot ARTS in July 2017 as an Art Administrator. She was drawn to the company’s creative placement of art outside traditional art spaces. Amy graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater with a focus in Dramaturgy and a minor in History. Soon after graduation she moved to Seoul, South Korea, serving as the Seoul Museum of Art’s first English language docent and becoming a founding member of Crazy Multiply Art Collective. While in Seoul she interned for Arario Gallery Seoul and worked as a contributing writer for Seoul Auction’s English Hong Kong auction book. Additionally, Amy advised American students studying abroad at Korea University. She also volunteers at RedLine, produces her own visual art, and as has performed as a voice actor.

Hannah Penny

Hannah Penny

Arts Administrator

Hannah Penny was born and raised on the East coast. She has a rich backstory involving art in both schooling and work history. Graduating from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts Painting and a Minor in Art History, Hannah was awarded the Munich Study Abroad Program. Hannah interned at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY as the assistant to the Gallery Director, worked with the head stage painter to create the set of “The Secret Garden,” and was later hired as the head stage painter for the production of “Carousel.” Hannah then became the Associate Director of Atelier Newport, a contemporary art gallery in Newport Rhode Island. Hannah has also intertwined art with her personal life as a creator of abstract, mixed media paintings.

Natalie Greenberg

Natalie Greenberg

Communication / Graphic Design

Natalie first joined NINE dot ARTS in 2017. As a native, she was born and raised in the Denver art scene. Natalie brings both critical and creative thinking to our team with a degree in Industrial Design from MSUDenver and experience with La Napoule Art Foundation and Arts Students League of Denver. Natalie acted as lead assistant for Konstantin and Adele Dimopoulos during The Blue Trees project curated by NINE dot ARTS for the Denver Theatre District. One can find Natalie reading fantasy novels when she isn’t fixing something or working as Assistant to the Owner and Product Technician at Animal Handmade.

Arielle M. Myers

Arielle M. Myers

Special Projects Curator

Hailing from Clearwater, Florida, Arielle Myers joined NINE dot ARTS in June 2017 as an Associate Curator before becoming Curator of Special Projects in October 2018. Drawn to the generative nature of curatorial work, Arielle sees art as a weathervane for culture and relishes the opportunity to leverage art for client-based solutions. Arielle’s past projects with NINE dot ARTS include curation of the St. Paul Collection in Cherry Creek, project management of large-scale installations at Moxy Hotel and Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Embassy Suites in Boulder, and Firehouse Alley at The Elizabeth Hotel in Ft. Collins, and acquisitions for private collections in Denver, Ft. Collins, New York City and Mexico City. As Curator of Special Projects, her focus is on art exhibitions, initiatives, and programming, temporary art activations, large-scale art installations, and art advising for private collectors. She is also serving as the Chief Curator for Union Hall, a non-profit and non-collecting exhibition-focused arts space located in the Union Station neighborhood, where she curates six exhibitions of local and nationally recognized contemporary artists per year. In addition to her roles at NINE dot ARTS and Union Hall, she continues to develop her curatorial practice through exhibitions produced independently and collaboratively.

Kit Steffen

Kit Steffen

CPA

Denver native Kit Steffen, manages NINE dot ARTS’ taxes. She holds multiple degrees including an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. She earned her Certified Public Accountant’s license in 2006. Before becoming self-employed in 2000, Kit worked in cable television as General Manager of Rapid Communications Partner, LP and was co-owner of Current Telecommunications Engineering, LLC. Kit’s experience includes a range of industries such as engineering, construction, retail, health care, technology, real estate and the arts.

Devon Stevinson

Devon Stevinson

Regional Curator

A Denver native, Devon Stevinson joined NINE dot ARTS in February 2017 as a Small Projects Curator to work on such projects as the Dairy Block, Husch Blackwell and Unico. Devon’s diverse background includes television production, arts administration, digital marketing and events management. Before working at NINE dot ARTS, Devon worked for the Food Network Challenge, as a gallery assistant at Space Gallery and most recently at Carriageworks, Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary arts center, in visitor services. Devon studied abroad at Ireland’s University College Dublin Quinn School of Business in 2007, earned a business administration degree from the University in Denver (DU) in 2009 and went on to receive her MBA from DU’s Daniels College of Business in 2010. Her volunteer activities include fundraising and planning efforts for The Denver Police Foundation, The Gathering Place and Children’s Museum of Denver.

Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards

Dotfolio Librarian
 Jason Astorino

Jason Astorino

Art Handler

Jason comes to NINE dot, half builder and half artist. His degrees in Art History, and Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh give him the knowledge needed to be an art handler. While His Master’s Degree in architecture from the University of Colorado allows him to understand the built environment, and how art and architecture enrich our daily lives. Working his way through graduate school in the construction industry has left Jason with the ability to hang varied art in creative ways, and lend a hand fixing just about anything around the office. As an artist Jason works in mixed media sculpture, and oils. Jason enjoys creating large site specific pieces like his interactive installation for “Gunther Gerzo: A Mexican Master” at Denver’s Museo de las Americas. Jason also co-curated this collaboration between the Museo, and the Denver Art Museum for the Biennial of the Americas.
A recipient of the Hobart Wagener Travel Fellowship, Jason loves to travel in the pursuit of architectural and design masterpieces, his recent studies in Scandinavia have left him in search for hygge, craft and creative space back in the states.