Staff & Board of Directors
Rupert Jenkins is an arts administrator, photography curator, and freelance editor living in Denver, CO. In November 2011, after serving two years as Board Chair, he assumed the position of CPAC’s Executive Director. Before moving to Colorado in 2005, Rupert directed the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (1995-2005), was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1989-1995), and director of San Francisco’s Eye Photography Gallery (1985-1988).
He has organized numerous photography exhibitions and events for CPAC, including Developing World (summer 2014) and shows by Sharon Harper (Boston) and Vivian Keulards (Holland) in January 2013; Michael Furman (Denver), Tsutomu Yamagata (Japan), and Hector Mediavilla (Spain) in September 2013; and Situating Robert Adams, a group show in October 2011. He also curated Hal Gould: A Retrospective for RedLine, Denver (2008).
Rupert was editor, writer, and exhibition consultant for Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata (1995) a seminal book and traveling exhibition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Other publication work includes numerous exhibitions for the University of Denver, including Warhol in Colorado (editor/curator, 2011), and On the Road in the Soviet Empire: Semyon Fridlyand Photographs (editor, 2008), Camerawork Journal (occasional editor), Points of Entry (series editor, Friends of Photography, 1995), and early editions of Black & White magazine, for whom he contributed a cover interview with Ruth Bernhardt.
Since 2011 he has reviewed portfolios for Photo Alliance in San Francisco, Society for Photographic Education, CENTER Santa Fe, and Houston Fotofest. Several interviews with him can be found on the Untitled Art Show podcast website. email: email@example.com
Rebecca Holt is a Colorado native who just graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology and Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography. She first started with CPAC as an intern in October of 2013 in which she continued until the end of April 2014 when she then took the position of Administrative Assistant at CPAC. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION COORDINATOR (Contract Position)
Mariana Vieira joined CPAC in August 2014. She is a mixed-media artist living in Boulder, CO. She earned her MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked as Studio Coordinator of Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Mariana teaches workshops in photography and mixed media, and is an instructor at the University of Colorado at Denver. Originally from Brazil, Mariana spent part of her life living in Central America before moving to the United States. She loves shooting medium format film cameras. email: email@example.com
Board of Directors
June 1, 2014. CPAC is seeking qualified board members to help implement the organization’s Strategic Plan. In particular, we are looking for members with experience in the following fields: development, marketing, finance, real estate, organizational planning, educational programming, special events, and business initiatives.
If you are interested in working with us, please complete this form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: “Board Application.” (The form is an editable pdf. If you need more room please attach additional pages.)
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.
Edie Winograde (Board Chair, Collections Manager): Edie Winograde received a MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York city in 1995, and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been living and working in Denver since 2007, and teaches photography part-time at the University of Denver. Winograde’s photographs have been exhibited nationally in museums and art venues including the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the International Center for Photography, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Artists Space. Her work is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver and the Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Awards for her work include an Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer’s Fellowship and artist’s residencies at Kala Institute, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts. www.ewinograde.com
Donna Altieri 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 writes that she has been lucky enough to travel around the world, for business and for fun, with her trusty Minolta and now digital Nikon always on her shoulder.
Gary Emrich is a Colorado-based media artist/photographer with a 30 year exhibition record. His work resides in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, the State of Colorado, the City of Denver Public Art Program, the Belger Museum in Kansas City and the University of Colorado Art Museum. He is currently head of the photography/video art program at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Gary received his BA degree from the University of Colorado and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Gary has had a 20 year history of working in the Colorado commercial film industry as a freelance producer/director.
Carol Keller: Carol Keller was the gallery director and curator at the Auraria Higher Education Center for 17 years, and has been 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 more recently, the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver from 2005 to 2010. Keller holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Humanities degree combining fine art and communication. She has participated on public art panels, served as a curator and a juror of art exhibitions, developed collections and has a keen interest in the photo-based arts.
Conor King (Exhibition Committee Chair) received his BFA in 2003 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in 2007 from Pratt Institute. He has been a member of the art faculty at the University of Colorado since 2011 and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design since 2009. King participated in a three year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine Denver until 2012, where he served on the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors as an Artist Representative. He is a founding member of Tank Studios, LLC and is the chair of the Exhibition Committee at CPAC.
Gary Reed: Gary Reed 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 is currently the 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.
Valerie Santerli: Valerie Santerli [aka Valerie Photogoddess] joined the board in July 2012. She received her photographic education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a B.A. in 1998. While studying there, she had the opportunity to work under the tutelage of famed mural artist, Leo Tanguma, assisting on several projects which can be seen throughout Colorado. In 2003 Valerie became a dedicated volunteer at Working with Artists and in 2005 became the Associate Director of the organization. In 2011 she resigned from her position at WWA to once again follow her personal artistic goals. Valerie is currently Gallery Manager at RULE Gallery in Denver, a position she has held since 2007. She also works for Evan Anderman Photography and does freelance photography in the Denver Metro area.
ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Mark Sink is founder and director of MoP (Month of Photography) in Denver, Colorado, where he coordinates over one hundred eighty regional galleries, museums and art spaces biannually to celebrate photography. The next MoP is scheduled for March 2015. 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. This is an outstanding opportunity to have your work seen by MoP’s principle curator as preparations for the 2015 conference get seriously underway.