Speaker & Moderator
Shannon Robinson is a former corporate litigator who retired to become the president of a nonprofit foundation known as Windows to the Divine which promotes patronage and philanthropy through the arts. Through exhibitions, symposia and salons, the foundation encourages everyone to become a patron of the arts by collecting original art and supporting the vocation of the living artist. The foundation also promotes the vocation and charitable works of the Dominicans in Denver in their service of the poor and elderly.
Since 1999, Shannon has served as the curator and chairperson of the Windows to the Divine biennial national exhibitions. In 2015, through the foundation, she launched a national network of collectors and artists called Collectors for Connoisseurship (C4C) which provides educational programming and access to special arts events such as “The Renaissance of Realism” symposium held last year at the Denver Art Museum and the upcoming C4C Arts Weekend in 2016.
As an art collector for over 30 years, Shannon is passionate about the arts and education. Her work as an advocate for artists and art collecting has been featured in several arts publications, including Fine Art Connoisseur, Larry’s List and Southwest Art Magazine. With her Master’s certification from Regis University in Art History and Collecting, Shannon speaks on a wide range of topics at collector salons hosted by Windows to the Divine and its partners at museums and galleries in Colorado and around the country.