Thursday, May 28, 2009

Laid Off Loser of the Day: Amy Pence-Brown

Amy Pence-Brown of Boise, Idaho, recently was laid off as a curator at the Boise Art Museum.

Amy is an independent curator and arts professional in Boise. She is a native Idahoan who received her undergrad degrees from the University of Idaho and her Master’s in Art History from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

She has worked at the Weisman Art Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, as well as the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Most recently, Amy was the Associate Curator of Art at the Boise Art Museum for three years and she is currently an adjunct member in the Art Department at Boise State University. Amy serves on the City of Boise’s Visual Arts Advisory Committee and functions as a Historic Preservation Commissioner for the city. 

Immediately upon her layoff, Amy was hired as a curatorial consultant to help out with the City of Boise’s expanding public art collection as well as consult Eagle’s Woodriver Cellars winery on their exciting new art gallery and artist studio space.

Since the layoff, she also has started a blog about arts, culture, kids and living on a budget, Idaho style. Read it at  

Amy also is now a full-time stay-at-home mom to two little girls, Lucy, 5, and Alice, 1. Her husband, Eric, is a chemistry professor at Boise State University.  

Amy has been honored by rave reviews and interviews in the local media over the past three years, often regarding her work as a stellar young art professional in the community. Her artwork was featured on the cover of a recent Boise Weekly.  

Amy has a wide variety of skills and a unique academic background, and is especially interested in part-time, freelance or consulting work in the fields of art, architecture, teaching and history. She’s also a very big fan of trading and bartering and is open to the possibility of trading services for art.

For Amy’s full resume and portfolio, e-mail


  1. Hey, man, you might want to sanitize that e-mail address before the spam scrapers find it.

    This is a cool feature. I'd be willing to volunteer.

    Am enjoying the playlists, too.

  2. Glad to see you feature Amy as your second Laid Off Loser! I'm a fan and friend of hers. Besides her obvious art talents, I have to say she's a great writer as well.