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: email@example.com
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: 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
If you are interested in being a CPAC board member, please complete this form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Gary Reed (Chair) 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.
Donna Altieri (Fundraising Events Committee Chair) 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.
Sarah LaVigne is Photo Editor for 5280 magazine. A native of the East Coast, she has been a photo editor at National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Best Life, and SKI magazines. Sarah holds and 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 and an SPD Merit Award. She also produces “Picture Society” screenings, curates fine art photography shows locally, and does professional portfolio reviews around the country.
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.
Suzi Moore McGregor: Born and raised in the Arizona desert, Suzi Moore McGregor 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 Moore McGregor 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, Colorado.
Haley Jane Samuelson (Exhibitions Chair): to come
Valerie Santerli (Education Chair) 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.
Paul Sisson: to come
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 most recent MoP took place March-April 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.