Karen Divine is an award-winning photographer known for her masterful composite work using the iPhone. She studied painting, drawing, and alternative photographic processes. Awards include the 2011 Discovery of the Year Nominee from International Photography Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Eomen Photographers, the Prix de la Photographie Gold Award, and a first place WPGA Pollux Awards. Her work has been exhibited around the world.
Patti Hallock teaches photography at the University of Colorado at Denver, and works digitally and with medium and large format film. Her project, “The West Is Here” was shown in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver in 2013. Her work is in both public and private collections and has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She holds a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado at Denver and an MFA in photography from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City.
Katie Harwood is a photography based conceptual artist. She received her BA with Honors from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She received an Innovations in Imaging from the Society for Photographic Education. Katie’s work has been shown in Denver, Boulder, San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, and Chicago and exists in several private collections and is the Founder & Navigator at Big Bad Bettie Press. Katie has taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
Morgan Rachel Levy is a freelance photographer whose editorial work has been featured in US and international publications. Her fine art work has been included in numerous exhibitions including a solo show at the Gulf & Western Gallery and group exhibitions at the New York Photo Festival, the Invisible Dog Art Center, Winkleman Gallery, and other venues. Her work was selected for AI-AP 31 and Review CENTER Santa Fe. She was awarded the 2015 Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer Scholarship.
Kia Neill teaches at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History, and is a multidiscipline artist that works between photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Neill is native to Chicago and has lived and worked throughout the U.S. as a professional artist doing public and private commissions, exhibitions, lectures, jurying exhibitions and grants, and teaching college and continuing education for 15 years. She recently moved to Colorado after starting her latest concentration of works, inspired by the Colorado landscape, for which she digitally collages her photography with elements of her abstract drawing and painting.
Heather Oelklaus is the printmaking and darkroom supervisor in the Art Department at Colorado College. Experimentation with alternative processes is a key element in her photographic art. Heather focuses on the importance of balancing contemporary concepts and iconic imagery with early photographic techniques such as photopolymer plate, Daguerreotype, wet plate collodion, lumen prints, pinhole photography, chemigrams, instant film, various cameraless photography, and traditional silver printing.
Michael Snively is a Colorado native and professional photographer who, for more than 25 years, has created images for commercial and private clients, publications, presentations, and exhibitions. Michael is a traditionalist whose primary medium is B&W film, not out of fear of digital but out of respect for the traditions that have guided his career. Michael is a firm believer that photographic skills are best learned through mentorship. In addition to his technical skills, Michael is highly regarded for his emphasis on light and form.
Christine Szeredy is an international acclaimed photographer, originally from Germany, currently based out of Colorado. Her images have appeared on billboards, in magazines, newspapers, guidebooks and advertising, including Premier Bride, Cinema Magazine, Focus SW Florida, Inspire Magazine and Fab Online. Christine holds a Masters in Fine Art form the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and divides her time between commercial and fine art photography.
Rayna Tedford received her BFA in fine art photography at the University of Texas at Austin, and received her MFA in photography and media arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited at Galeria de Arte Fotografico Meliton Rodriguez, Medellin, Colombia; the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, and other venues. She has taught traditional and digital photography classes at the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado at Denver, Naropa University, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Frank Varney has been an active corporate location and fine art photographer, and a collegiate level photography instructor for over 30 years. Frank is currently an Assistant Professor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and was assistant instructor for the National Geographic Expeditions Wyoming’s Cowboy Country Photography Workshops. Frank holds an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College and a BA in Communication Arts from University of Denver. His work has appeared in AARP The Magazine, ELLE, Glamour, First for Women, and Ladies Home Journal, and books including The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes and Photography for the 21st Century.
Jacqueline Webster has been creating photographic works for more than 25 years. She holds a BFA in video from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she also completed coursework in photography. Working exclusively in traditional and historic photographic processes, Jacqueline has studied under Patricia Ambrogi at Rochester Institute of Technology and Mark Osterman at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. Her work is included in the permanent collection at Oklahoma City Community College.