Ashley Woods Hollister, has named her art curation, consulting and representation business after her daughter Hannah Rose.
Ashley is an awarded Arts Champion in the State of California by the esteemed Californians for the Arts Organization, in 2020. She received this honor, as one of ten selected state-wide, for her Executive Directorship of the Morris B. Squire Non-Profit Arts Foundation for 12 years, and for her many contributions to the arts from Los Angeles through Santa Barbara County, in roles ranging from arts curator to serving on local arts boards.
Ms Hollister’s curatorial work includes the Lotus Land annual arts gala fundraiser, where she raised over $100K in 2021 through art sales; the Elements of Healing CALM benefit December 2021; and co-curator for "Visions in Light Windows on the Wallis", for The Wallis Organization in partnership with TZS Project and the City of Beverly Hills, November 2020.
She is presently a Board Member for the Music Academy of the West Women’s Auxiliary; former Board President for Art From Scrap/Explore Ecology Santa Barbara 8 years; former Board Member The Arts Fund Santa Barbara 6 years; and former Board member at the Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara, while working in the public schools administering the "No Child Left Behind" program 3 years.
Ashley is a freelance Arts Contributor for The Ojai Vortex. She and her husband Kyle received the 2021 Pacific Coast Business Times 40 under 40 Business Award as co-founders of T.W. Hollister and Company.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, England in 19th and 20th Century Fine and Avant Garde Art; and a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College English and Art History. She received the prestigious J.P. Getty Trust Foundation Research Librarian Grantee Award and was adjunct faculty at Claremont University through Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Getty Leadership Institute, in collaboration with Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.