Jurors

Carla Davis

Carla Davis

Carla Davis is the owner and principal interior designer at the Albuquerque, NM-based Interior Design Firm, Accentricks Interiors, Inc. She has 29 years of experience in all facets of interior design and purchasing for commercial, hospitality, and residential projects including concept design, design development, contract documentation, FF&E selections, and specifications. Additionally, she has expertise in planning, programming, budgeting, and project management. Client focus and enthusiasm for design are what drive Carla’s success. Read complete bio
Suzanne Fricke

Suzanne Fricke

Suzanne Newman Fricke has a doctorate in Native American art history from the University of New Mexico. For the past 30 years, she taught art history and worked as a curator, putting together museum shows exhibited in the United States and abroad. She has written articles published in different journals and her book of interviews, As We See It: Interviews with 10 Native American Photographers, will be published in 2023. In 2020, Dr. Fricke opened Gallery Hózhó at Hotel Chaco, a fine art gallery dedicated to contemporary art from New Mexico.

Molly Ryckman

Molly Ryckman

Molly Ryckman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is responsible for creating and driving innovative branding, communications, marketing, and business development strategies to increase awareness, capture market share, and build revenue. Molly oversees Heritage Hotels & Resorts, and Sawmill Market multichannel marketing operations including revenue management, national sales, e-commerce, reservations, branding, advertising, communications, web, and digital marketing, and market research. She has had a successful 18-year career in the hospitality and tourism industry with an emphasis on sales and marketing beginning in National Sales with the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2004, she joined Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. as the Director of Sales & Marketing for Hotel Albuquerque. In 2013, she moved into the General Manager position before being appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Heritage portfolio in 2015. Ryckman holds a BA in Business/Communications from Michigan State University.

Jennifer Sinski

Jennifer Sinski

Jennifer Sinski is the senior vice president at Giant Noise, a public relations and social media management firm, based in Austin, Texas with offices in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Sinski is a graduate of Southwestern University and joined the Giant Noise team in 2014. Her PR expertise includes working with beverage, lifestyle, media, culinary, hospitality, corporate, and entertainment clients. Sinski works on the public relations team representing the New Mexico Department of Tourism, Heritage Hotels & Resorts, and Meow Wolf.

Lauren Tresp

Lauren Tresp

Lauren Tresp is publisher and editor-in-chief at Southwest Contemporary. She has a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Chicago where she studied Medieval and Renaissance Art History, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History from UCLA. She offers consulting services to artists and arts businesses at laurentresp.com and has previous experience working in contemporary art galleries in Santa Fe and Chicago.

Rebecca Tuccillo

Rebecca Tuccillo

Rebecca Tuccillo currently serves as Executive Director of the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation and the General Manager of the retail concept shop, Spur Line Supply Co. While earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rebecca gained a deep appreciation and understanding of all aspects of design. She has an extensive professional background in Interior & Retail Design, Branding, and Merchandising, and knowledge of how these elements impact the buyer and guest experience. Rebecca has held management roles in local businesses for a decade—culminating in her work at Spur Line Supply Co. where she’s been for the last 5 years.

 

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