Olmsted Arts, LLC believes in the power of the arts to enrich society and create a greater cultural understanding. We are proud to introduce Olmsted Gallery — a digital gallery that represents extraordinary original works of art created by Artists throughout the United States. At a time when art can feel farther away than ever, our goal is to bring you closer to both the creators and the work itself with commentary that examines the background, emotion and intimate details. We desire that each work of fine art available for your collection truly is a connection between you and the artist.
We are honored that you have invited Olmsted Gallery, our artists and guest experts into your life and promise to provide a unique fine art experience.
Lillian Ansley is co-founder and managing director of Olmsted Arts which produces the prestigious Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Georgia Color Plein Air and Olmsted Gallery. She works in tandem with strategic partners and oversees the entire marketing process on behalf of Artists and purveyors of fine art. Lillian began career as a medical illustrator where she illustrated for international pharmaceutical companies, national healthcare institutions, medical device companies and private physicians.
Following her illustration career she advanced into marketing and strategic planning career that includes leadership roles for several nationally recognized health care organizations and 14 years tenure with Golin, an international public relations firm before she established the virtual communications agency KirboAnsley.com.
Lillian is originally from Bainbridge, Georgia and completed her BFA in Graphic Design at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and completed her graduate studies at the Medical College of Georgia, receiving a Master of Medical Illustration.
Mary Ferguson brings decades-long experience in sales, entrepreneurship, and creating exquisite art experiences to the Olmsted Gallery as its Director and Curator. She seeks to elevate art by empowering artists to sell successfully in an easy and transparent matter. Her keen eye and ability to nurture relationships serves the Gallery and the art community well. She started with Olmsted Arts in 2016 as Chief Paint Handler for the annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational event.
From “Rookie of the Year” at age 23 in real estate to earning the “Art Find of the Year” by Henri Bendel, Mary demonstrates passion for success and talent for identifying opportunities. She co-founded The BrushWork Society, a dedicated critique group of philanthropically minded artists. She has been instrumental in crafting workshops around the world in a way that brings artists and art-lovers together.
Mary is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and is an avid collector and promotor of the arts.
Over the past 2 decades, Mitzi Navarra has creatively worked with innovative companies and talented individuals, many of whom I have known for years and have come to know as friends. They have been inspirational and creative forces in her career. She consistently strives to make each project better than the last by providing clients with the best customer service, experience and design possible.
She acquired her bachelors of fine arts degree with a concentration in graphic design from the College of New Jersey. Upon graduation, with her new husband they headed South, where she began her graphic design career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while freelancing at night. After working in the corporate world for a few years and developing a strong client base, she ventured her own and established Minava Design – a home-based full-service graphic design studio.
As a mother to a third grader and wife of 25 years to a 5th grade teacher, she takes pleasure in cooking, bike riding, art collecting and traveling whenever possible, taking photographs all along the way.