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.

 

Haley Jane Samuelson (Secretary)

Haley was born and raised in Denver until the age of thirteen when her family relocated to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was there she first fell in love with photography. After ten years in New York City, she recently relocated back to Colorado, where she is now acting as the Chair of the Exhibitions Committee at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and teaches at Metropolitan State University. Her work has been shown at art fairs across the globe, including Photo LA, Photo Miami and Art Basel. In June 2009, she had her first NYC Solo Show, “Another Room” which was well-received, gaining some publicity, most notably a short review in The New Yorker by Vince Aletti. A second solo show followed at Housprojects Gallery in 2012. Her work has been published in several international magazines including Zoom Magazine, Oxford American Photo France, and Korea Photo+ among others.

 

Cathy Harvell (Treasurer)

Bio coming soon

 

Donna Altieri (Fundraising Events Committee Chair)

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.

 

Sarah LaVigne

Sarah is Photo Director for Yoga Journal. A native of the East Coast, she has been a photo editor at 5280 magazine, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Valerie Santerli

Valerie joined the board in July 2012. She received her photographic education from the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a BA 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

Originally from Minneapolis, Paul has lived in Colorado since 1998. He received his BFA in photography from the University of Colorado 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 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.