Associate Objects Conservator
Mrs. Crozier-Mitsche holds a master’s degree in art conservation from Buffalo State College, specializing in the care and treatment of three-dimensional objects. She has been working with van Enter Studio for the past two years, during which time she has contributed to many projects. One of the highlights has been repairing Octavio Medellin’s beautiful glass from the Trinity Lutheran Church. She also spent many hours with the mosaics from the Mercantile buildings.
Kim has experience in caring for a wide range of objects including ceramics, glass, painted and gilded surfaces, wooden artifacts, and more. She has specialized in historic materials and techniques, particularly relating to decorative arts and fine art. Kim is also committed to promoting preventive care of art and historic artifacts. She has also been working on a mural conservation project for the past two years with another local art conservator.
Mr. Richard Amador has a B.B.A. and was a previous Marketing Coordinator. He moved to Dallas and began working and directly assisting Michael Van Enter in 2011.
In his first year he quickly became our hands on technician. He now manages projects: timeline schedules, materials coordination and on-site coordinator. He also works as our shop manager: maintaining tools/equipment, vehicle upkeep along with working as our hands on technician. He has completed the required OSHA Safety & Health Training and now has worked on over 50 projects with Van Enter Studios.
He has worked on the complete restoration on over 40 vault doors including shutters, hardware, installation and de-installation in 8 county courthouses. He worked over 2 years on the salvage, restoration and installation of Mosaic Collection at The Mercantile Building (Joule Hotel), Dallas, Texas. Richard also has experience with a broad range of metal working, hot/cold waxing and chemical thermodynamics. He has assisted in maintaining Barret Collection, Leibowitz House, SMU University and Modern Art Museum Fort Worth.
JJ Savage is a professional artist, conservator and installer with two degrees in sculptural art and 8 years field experience as an installer, conservator, and custom fabricator in the Dallas area.
He has been with MVE Studios since 2015 and has worked on such projects as the St. Paul’s Hospital Mosaics (UT Southwestern), Navarro County Courthouse vault doors and the Texas A&M University Bonfire Memorial resurfacing.
JJ has also done bronze and stone restoration work for the Rachofsky Collection, the Barrett Collection, SMU, The City of Dallas public artworks, and the City of Fort Worth public artworks.