Board member since 2006

Kay Kimpton Walker owned K Kimpton Contemporary Art gallery (formerly Ivory/Kimpton) in San Francisco from 1980 to 2006. An active member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA), Walker served as president of that organization in 1990 and 1991.

Since closing her gallery in 2006 she has focused her efforts on CCA's Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and the CCA writing programs as well as being an advocate for issues of mental health. She currently serves on the board of Friends of Langley Porter and on the National Council of McLean Hospital.

Walker has served as chair or co-chair for five CCA gala fundraisers. Thanks to her leadership, these galas raised a total of $1.4 million for CCA student scholarships.   

She earned her BA from Vassar College.