Staff & Board of Directors
Rupert Jenkins is a photography curator, arts administrator, and educator 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 curated numerous photography exhibitions and events for CPAC, including Role Play (with Conor King, RedLine, March 2015), Developing World (summer 2014), and Situating Robert Adams, a group show in October 2011, and has organized numerous others during his tenure. 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 exhibition catalogs 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). Other publication work includes Camerawork Journal (p/t 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Balkissoon joined CPAC in April 2015. She received her BFA in photography from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014; she is an mixed/multi media artist and curator in the Denver arts community – including curatorial work at Gildar Gallery and DATELINE gallery, and serving as an active member of the CPAC exhibition committee. She has also shown in numerous venues around the greater Denver area including Robert Anderson Gallery, Gildar Gallery, and Emmanuel Gallery. email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
If you are interested in being a CPAC board member, please complete this form and return by email to email@example.com. Subject line: “Board Application.” 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 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.
J. Forrest Hale has spent much of his adult life working with non-profit organizations (often centered around public broadcasting and environmental justice), as a volunteer or staff member, and enjoys working with member- and volunteer-cultivation. Currently, he is employed with a regional health insurance company, and is pursuing his goal of finishing a bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration/Project Management. He is enthralled with the democratic nature of photography, that people of diverse backgrounds can enjoy creating this art, and amazed by its ability to allow us to see better the nature of society, and the physical world and communities in which we live
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.
Bob Lay (Treasurer): Bob graduated from the University of Denver with a BS and MAcc in Accounting. He has 20 years experience in all aspects of finance and accounting in organizations of all sizes. He has helped build and develop teams and work within organizations to improve their overall performance. Currently he works as a Principal at Adam James International , a premier executive recruiting firm that helps world class companies find premier talent to fill their critical staff needs. He is an active CPA in the State of Colorado.
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 [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.