Directors + Advisors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

If you are interested in being a CPAC board member, please complete this application form.

 

Applications are reviewed twice annually. If you are selected for consideration, you will be contacted for an interview. Allow up to three months for the process to be completed.

Keith Brenner (Interim Board Chair)

Keith received his BA in Economics at the University of Calgary and has over 40 years of diversified business experience in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This experience has been divided between holding senior marketing and general management positions with large international companies and managing or investing in a dozen small entrepreneurial companies. He has also held seats on the Board of Directors with several companies both public and private. Keith is a lifelong photographer whose work focuses on discovering and expressing an uncommon view of common objects. He has published work and has been exhibited at Mike Wright Gallery in Denver and the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder.

 

Cathy Harvell (Treasurer)

Cathy joined CPAC as Treasurer in June 2016. She is a Finance and Transformation Leader at IBM, where she has worked for 13 years as a Trusted Business Advisor focused on transforming business and financial processes and leading organizational change.  She was born and raised in Alaska and has lived in Arizona, New York, Connecticut and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but now calls Colorado her home. Cathy has a passion for photography and for giving back to her community. She holds a degree in Finance from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

 

Sarah LaVigne (Secretary)

Sarah is a Visual Media Consultant and Curator. A native of the East Coast, she has been a photo editor at 5280 Magazine, Yoga Journal, National Geographic AdventureMen’s Journal, and SKI magazines. Sarah holds an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she began her career in picture making and editing. Her photo editing work has been honored by the American Photography Association’s AP25, ASME and SPD Merit Awards. She is the founder of Picture Society, a biannual multimedia photography event in Denver and is a reviewer at regional photography events.

 

Donna Altieri

Donna has lived in Colorado since 1970 and holds a BA from Connecticut College (back then COCOforWO) and an MA in English and Education from Columbia University, NYC. In 1980, she started Altieri Instrument Bags (AIB), a basement business that evolved from her passion for design and a tuba-playing friend who needed a custom backpack bag for his instrument. AIB moved from the basement, to an enterprise center, to a 1960’s building a block from home, while growing into an international business. Donna feels lucky enough to travel around the world, for business and for fun, with her trusty Minolta and now digital Nikon always on her shoulder.

 

Dietrich Hoefner

Dietrich is an attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, where his practice focuses on regulatory law and litigation. He works with companies and organizations in the energy, natural resources, and real estate sectors to advance their goals before numerous state and federal agencies. His experience includes matters related to regulated and cooperative utilities, environmental permitting, public lands, water rights, water quality, air quality, hazardous substances, wetlands, mining, renewable energy projects, and related issues. Outside of work, Dietrich enjoys trail running, skiing, backpacking, and photographing Colorado’s unrivaled natural beauty. He holds an engineering degree from Lafayette College and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.

 

Carol Keller

Carol was the gallery director and curator of Emmanuel Gallery for 17 years at the Auraria Higher Education Center, also a gallery owner and consultant. Devoted to the arts, she served on the Board of the Alliance for Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum for six years and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver from 2005-2010. Keller holds a BFA degree and a Master of Humanities from the University of Colorado combining fine art and communication. She has participated on public art panels, served as a curator and juror of art exhibitions, and has developed collections. She has a keen interest in the photo-based arts, which play an important role in contemporary art today.

 

Suzi Moore McGregor

Born and raised in the Arizona desert, Suzi has spent most of her adult life viewing the world through her lens.  Over the years, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, American West, Audubon, Sierra, National Wildlife, Wilderness, and various other national and international publications.  She is the recipient of numerous awards for her fine art images. Suzi is also the author of Under the Sun, published by Little, Brown & Co. and the co-author of Living Homes:  Sustainable Architecture and Design, published by Chronicle Books.  She currently resides in Denver.

 

Barbara Newby

Barbara has lived in Colorado since 2005 moving to Denver from Telluride in October of 2012. The southwest landscape of the San Miguel region was the initial influence in taking her interest in photography seriously. Telluride Landscape Photography Company was created while she living there. She has studied photography at various schools including the New York Film Academy. Barbara has used her 30 plus years of business in sales and marketing in New York and Phoenix to help grow nonprofits that serve children, families and the arts because she strongly believes in giving back to her community. She has held Executive Board positions for a youth theatre troupe, a public TV station, arts center and local and regional boards of education.

 

Gary Reed

Gary graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in photography, and since 1991 has been the General Manager of Reed Art & Imaging. From 2004 – 2010 he co-managed the Reed Photo-Art Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and in 2005 became an art district board member. He served as Treasurer / VP and has been an integral part of their growth and success. Still an avid photographer, he occasionally exhibits and sells his work in various local galleries and art fairs.

 

Paul Sisson

Originally from Minneapolis, Paul has lived in Colorado since 1998. He received his BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado at Denver, graduating with high honors in 2013. Paul is now a local artist represented by Michael Warren Contemporary and a member at Ice Cube Gallery. He began contributing to CPAC as an intern in 2011 and began working as the Installation Manager in 2013. In addition to being on the Board of Directors, Paul also serves on the Exhibition Committee.

ADVISORY ARTS COUNCIL

Evan Anderman

Evan is a social-landscape photographer best known for his aerial images of less-traveled regions such as Eastern Colorado and the high deserts and forests of the Western United States. Trained as a geologist, Anderman earned a PhD in Geological Engineering and worked for two decades in the field before becoming a full-time photographer. In November 2013, Anderman was honored for his unique environmental photography with the inaugural Photo District News Duggal Image Maker Award. His work can be found in the Denver Art Museum collection and in several private collections, and has been exhibited at the American Mountaineering Center, Denver International Airport, Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, The Denver Art Museum, Niza Knoll Gallery, Robischon Gallery, and Lamont Gallery. A former CPAC board member, Anderman is based in Denver and remains active in the photographic community by serving on the Denver Art Museum’s Photography Department Advisory Committee and the board of CENTER Santa Fe in New Mexico.

Mark Sink

Mark is founder and director of MoP (Month of Photography) in Denver, Colorado, where he coordinates over 180 regional galleries, museums and art spaces biannually to celebrate photography. In addition to curating extensively for MoP projects, Mark regularly curates exhibitions at MoP’s host venue RedLine, where he is currently a resource artist. Mark is also an internationally-recognized photographer in his own right. In 1991, he co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver and opened his own gallery space, Gallery Sink. He is a regular portfolio reviewer for the Houston FotoFest Meeting Place, SPE, and Photolucida. He is always looking for unique talent for his many ongoing curatorial exhibitions, projects and collection placements, and regularly places the artists he reviews with various gallery and museum exhibitions.