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Ucross, Wyoming – August 6, 2018 – Ucross Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Dorie McCullough Lawson of Sheridan, WY and Maine, Teri Rueb of Boulder, CO, and Kate Schutt of New York City.

The full Ucross board of trustees also includes Jim Nelson, Chair (Big Horn, WY), Charles Alsdorf (New York City), Kim Cannon (Big Horn, WY), Bill Gilbert (Albuquerque, NM), Mark Gordon (Cheyenne and Buffalo, WY), Michael Hammer (Jackson, WY), Charlie Hart (Big Horn, WY), Lisa Hatchadoorian (Ft. Collins, CO), Steve Jimenez (Santa Fe, NM), Jesse Marion (Houston, TX), and Susan Miller (Sheridan, WY).

The three new trustees bring to Ucross a diversity of professional backgrounds but a united passion for the mission of Ucross. All three have a deep understanding of the arts world both in our region and nationally. They also have personal experience that will be of great value to the organization: Lawson is a published writer, Rueb is a practicing artist and professor, and Schutt is a composer, singer, and musician. Rueb and Schutt are also past residents of Ucross.

Ucross President Sharon Dynak states, “We are honored to welcome these three exceptional individuals to the Board of Trustees and know that their dedication to Ucross will ensure both exciting growth and stability for the organization in the future.”

Dorie_Lawson_headshot.jpgDorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel Along Comes a Stranger and a children’s book, Tex. Her first book was Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, an anthology of the words and wisdom of 68 Americans. Lawson has a B.A. in history from Middlebury College. She and her husband, acclaimed artist T. Allen Lawson, divide their time between Sheridan, Wyoming and Maine. Lawson will moderate an “Explore Hemingway: Along Wyoming Highways” reading event (co-hosted by Ucross and Sheridan College, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Creating Humanities Communities Along the Hemingway Highway) with Sigrid Nunez and Darla Worden that will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on August 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

TerTeri_Rueb_headshot.jpgi Rueb is an artist and professor of Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her practice unfolds in the extended fields of sound, mobile media art and land-based critical spatial practices. She has received awards including a Prix Ars Electronica Award and nominations for the CalArts Alpert Award, the Rockefeller New Media Award and the Boston ICA Foster Prize. Her work has been supported by numerous institutes, universities, artist residency programs, and state arts councils. She lectures and presents widely and her scholarly writings have been published by MIT Press, Routledge, and University of Minnesota. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University, a master’s degree from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program and a bachelor’s degree in Art and Literary and Cultural Studies (honors) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kate_Schutt_-_Todd_Estrin_Photography-1.jpgKate Schutt is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer living in New York City. Raised in Chadds Ford, PA, Kate was schooled in Boston, both in Harvard’s English department, where she studied the influence of jazz on modern poetry, and at Berklee College of Music, where she studied jazz guitar. She is an alum of the Teton Valley Ranch Camp and has served on its board. A constant collaborator, Kate has worked with John Ellis (Charlie Hunter), Terri Lyne Carrington (Herbie Hancock), and Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell), to name only a few. In 2007 and 2009 Kate was the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Winner in the Jazz Category and received the ASCAP Plus Awards for Jazz Composition from 2006 - 2009. Kate is also a change coach through her company Incandescent Coaching. She was a two-sport Division I All-Ivy athlete in Women’s Ice Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse, and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming.

About Ucross
Located in northeast Wyoming in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Ucross fosters the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains, while serving as a good steward of its 20,000-acre ranch. Residencies are awarded to nearly one hundred artists each year. Ten individuals are in residence at one time, typically a mix of four visual artists, four writers and two artists working in the performing arts.

Since its establishment in 1981, Ucross has provided over 2,000 residencies to writers, visual artists, and composers, including such distinguished fellows as Annie Proulx, Terry Tempest Williams, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Ricky Ian Gordon, Bill Morrison, Theaster Gates, Anthony Hernandez, and recent Academy Award and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Other Ucross national partners include the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the Alliance of Artist Communities, and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. The Ucross Art Gallery is a significant cultural resource for surrounding communities and beyond. For further information, visit

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