Who We are
The Hozhoni Artist Studio and Gallery is a non-profit visual arts program where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, sell and collaborate with other artists in the local community of Flagstaff.
The artists come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are historically underrepresented in the mainstream commercial and Native American art world.
We recognize the importance of making this art available for viewing, collecting and researching. Because of the unique inner-personal perspectives that can be universally and collectively felt upon seeing it.
Terri is an artist of Celtic Heritage and raised in the Mid-West. She attended Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) where she studied Fine Art and attended Art Therapy classes with Don Jones a founding member and past President of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Ohio State University (OSU) where she studied Art Education with an emphasis on Special Education. She founded Hozhoni’s Expressive Arts Therapeutic Program in 1995. Some of her interests include Traveling, Outsider and Primitive art, Surrealism, and Native American Art and Culture.
2007 Advocate of the year City of Flagstaff Commission on Disability Awareness
2000 ”Best Practice Recognition” Arizona Department of Economic Security Department of Developmental Disabilities.
2012 Viola Award nominee
Timothy Robert Johnson
Timothy Robert Johnson is the manager of the Hozhoni Art Gallery. Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Johnson was raised in Ohio, and has lived and worked on both coasts, and in many places in-between. A lifelong surrealist, and an activist for outsider artists, Johnson has curated and participated in numerous exhibitions featuring surrealist, tribal, visionary, and folk art. Johnson has also been an art instructor, and an advocate for artists with developmental disabilities, since 1995. Celtic and ancient art, tribal cultures, collective self-expression, and visionary science are among his many interests.
Hozhoni Foundation provides individualized residential, vocational, and educational services primarily for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to enhance quality of life, self-sufficiency, dignity and self-respect of the individuals we serve. We provide opportunities for education and interaction within the community to heighten awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.
- Being a strong, visible advocate for the rights and care of people who have developmental or related disabilities
- Creating opportunities that enhance clients self esteem and well being.
- Encouraging clients to make appropriate life choices.
- Sustaining fiscal viability.
- Employing experienced, well trained, caring, and dedicated professionals.
- Providing a healthy, rewarding work environment.
- Offering quality, creative, and innovative programs.
- Providing a safe and supportive environment for each client.
- Providing quality vocational training and skill enhancement opportunities.