Beth Warren is the Manager of Resource Development & Community Partnerships for the Denver Public Library, working with internal and external stakeholders to connect community needs and responsive actions. She has been involved in partnership development for 15 years, with experience in the corporate, nonprofit and government arenas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has successfully completed the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts Program. She joined CPAC’s Board in August 2019.
The arts have been a meaningful part of Denise’s life since her mother, an art educator, took her to the Detroit Institute of Arts when she was five years old. While she built her career in corporate brand strategy, digital marketing and ecommerce, Denise continued to embrace the arts through museum and gallery visits across the U.S. and internationally. A trip to Africa years ago instilled in her a deep love of photography; one that she continues to refine through travel and time shared with friends. In 2021, she launched The Sharon Prize, an annual grant program honoring women multi-disciplinary artists in Colorado. Denise recently retired as CEO of Towwn Media, a digital platform start-up supporting Art & Culture events in Colorado. Prior to launching Towwn, she led e-commerce for the West Division of Comcast. Denise has an Executive MBA from the University of Denver and a graduate certificate in Digital Media & Technology from the University of Colorado. She is a 2022 graduate of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ Leadership Arts program. Denise and her husband, Jay, split their time between their home in Evergreen, Colorado and a working farm in southern Michigan.
Nathan is a Colorado Licensed Architect and has been practicing for 12 years. He has a professional practice background split between a large multinational firm and small regionally- focused design boutiques, all Denver based. He has worked on complex Net Zero Energy government facilities, highly complex and detailed high-end single family homes, and most project types in between. In addition, Nathan is a Lecturer at University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning, and enjoys working with younger members of the Art & Design community on licensure goals and professional development. He is a Past President of the American Institute of Architects Denver. In addition to Architecture, he enjoys competing in distance triathlons, is an accomplished home cook and pastry chef, and covers countless quality miles with his three dalmatians, Inky, Archer and Parker. While enthusiastic, he would describe himself as a decidedly amateur photographer.
Krista is a Lakewood-based art manager, curator, writer, and self-defense instructor. Krista grew up in the Denver suburbs with a darkroom in the basement of her childhood home. She attended college and lived for 10 years in Santa Fe, NM before returning to Colorado in 2010. Krista has held various art-world jobs in both Denver and Santa Fe, such as art gallery manager, curator, artist assistant, and private collection manager. Most recently, she was the art show coordinator at the National Western Stock Show in Denver for 8 years. Currently, she is an assistant to a fine art appraiser and is the Program Director with IMPACT Colorado, a self-defense organization. She has an BFA degree in photography from the College of Santa Fe, and a Masters of Arts in Gallery Management from Western Colorado University. Krista continues to take pictures, and also is a writer, watercolor painter, artist-book maker and book binder. She is interested in photography books, vintage and non-traditional photographic processes, and vernacular photography. Krista completed the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Leadership Arts Program as of 2020.
Travis is a lifelong resident of Colorado, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Visual Arts Education, and is a career educator primarily working with at-risk and alternative education students in private and public programs for the past 15+ years. Having taught all ages and nearly all subjects, Travis’ preferred area is still Visual Arts, with a special interest in Photography and Bookmaking. Being legally blind, Travis was drawn to Photography due to the accessible nature of the medium, exploring both analog and digital practices. Travis volunteers with the Colorado Art Education Association and ArtSource Colorado to help promote Visual Arts education and support professional development for Art educators. He continues to explore his own artistic interests outside of teaching through photography, bookmaking, fiber arts, and printmaking.
John Kenney is the founder and partner at John X Ed, an Artist Management Agency with offices in NYC and Denver. Over the past 30 years, John has successfully represented award winning photographers and directors, nationally and internationally, from New York to Tokyo. He has shared his experience and knowledge of the photography industry as a guest panelist and lecturer before the APA, ASMP and SPAR. John has been a judge for the IPA / Lucie awards for the past seven years and a reviewer for the Palm Springs Photo Festival, New York Photo Festival and New York Fotoworks. He has consulted with numerous advertising and design agencies and has worked directly with clients such as Nike, Coca Cola, Adidas, Apple, Ford, BMW, ESPN, AT&T, Reebok, Sony, Verizon, American Express. After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, John’s passion for photography lead him to Parsons and the Photo District of New York City. John enjoys working on his own personal photography projects and is in the process of completing a book of his own work.
Anna is a Colorado native and a true lover of the arts. Her lengthy and successful career in the craft beer industry has helped her to forge an extensive and diverse local network. As Director of Customer Success for Fintech and Operating Partner with The MBM Group, Anna uses her sales, marketing and management acumen to consult with companies on their organizational structure and business strategy. Anna holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and resides in Northwest Denver with her husband, John and daughter, Evelyn.
Ed is a Colorado native, retired educator, and photographer. He discovered the magic of photography at an early age, shuffling prints from tray to tray in his father’s darkroom. His formal photographic studies began at The Center for the Eye in Aspen in 1970, where he learned from Michael Simon, Robert Heinecken, Gary Metz, Garry Winogrand, and Todd Papageorge. After receiving a BA from Wesleyan University, he studied and worked at the Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) in Rochester for ten years, working extensively with Nathan Lyons and Joan Lyons. He received his MFA from SUNY Buffalo in the Program in Photographic Studies at the VSW. Ed has taught photography and artist’s bookmaking at VSW, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Community College of Denver, and University of Colorado, Boulder. His longstanding photographic interests have been centered in the landscape, both urban and natural.
Rebecca has worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs since graduate school at George Washington University. She moved from Washington D.C. to St. Paul, Minnesota, to San Francisco; then landed in Denver where she stayed and raised a family. Reb has worked for Veterans Affairs for over 30 years as an Analyst, Outreach Specialist, and Public Affairs Officer. Currently she is the supervisor of the Public Contact Team for the Denver VA Regional Office, with offices across Colorado. Her work has brought together her love for serving the Veteran community and her photography, showing her work at the Veterans Arts Council Gallery at the VFW Post 1 in Denver. Reb is also a member of the Roxborough Art Council. In addition to running her own photography business, Memories by Reb, she enjoys spending time with her two children and pets.
Wendi is a visual artist illuminating impressions of grace in the natural world with photography and precious metals. Inspired by a background in painting, art history and the lush beauty of Memphis, New Orleans and New York, she began layering oils on photographs in the early ‘80s and applying gold leaf to translucent prints for her ongoing ‘States of Grace’ series in 2012. Her work has been exhibited, honored and published internationally and is held in permanent collections at New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Center For Creative Photography, and Auburn University Library, among others. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography (New Orleans); Arnika Dawkins Gallery (Atlanta); Catherine Couturier Gallery (Houston), Etherton Gallery (Tucson); Galeria PhotoGraphic (San Miguel de Allende); Rick Wester Fine Art (New York); and Vision Gallery (Jerusalem).
Rob is an attorney practicing as a founding member of McConnell Van Pelt, LLC. His law practice of 15-plus years focuses primarily on the defense of litigation brought against licensed professionals, including lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers and health care workers. Rob obtained his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he played a pivotal role in the exoneration of a Wisconsin state prisoner after 18 years of wrongful incarceration. He graduated from Boston College with degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy. Rob has a passion for ski mountaineering and enjoys the opportunity it provides for sunrise photography in remote Colorado locations. He resides in southeast Denver with his wife Kathleen and their two children.
Evan is a Denver based social landscape photographer who seeks to challenge the intricate relationship between human development and the natural world. His aerial and terrestrial photography endeavors to bring into focus the difficult to see wide-spread elements of the way our society uses the land. His work can be found in the collection of the Denver Art Museum and many private collections across the country and has been exhibited at institutions nationally and internationally. He received a BSE in Geological Engineering from Princeton University and a MSE and PhD in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He has served on numerous non-profit Boards and is currently the President of the Board of CENTER in Santa Fe, NM.
Tya is an Interdisciplinary Artist + Curator who explores the intersections of Ecology, Ritual, and Storytelling through sculpture, photography, collage and reliquary. She is the Executive Director and Founder of Mahogany Vu Contemporary Art, an online thriving gallery for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). She is currently a TANK Studios artist, 2018 Redline Residency Alumni and serves on the Advisory Board for Leon Gallery, a non-profit gallery and creative space dedicated to mentoring emerging artists across multiple disciplines, along with the Board of Tilt West, a non-profit dedicated to fostering critical dialog in art and culture in Denver. She holds a BFA with high honors from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Presently, she lives and works in Denver, producing performance, photography, and installations, including the exhibit, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, to be shown at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Spring of 2021.
Ann has lived in Denver for 27 years. She has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of Colorado Denver. She has worked at a large trade association, a college, an investment banking firm and has sold residential real estate. Ann is also a certified (TEFL) teacher of English as a foreign language. She taught English to business executives and students for several years. Ann and her husband have a small but cherished collection of photos and photogravures, including pieces by Hal Gould and Wendi Schneider. She was a long-time board member of Curious Theatre and has been a supporter of the Civic Center Conservancy, Opera Colorado, Clyfford Still Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. Ann has a passion for travel, gardening and film and loves going to Seattle with her husband to visit family.
Mark is founder of MoP (Month of Photography) in Denver, Colorado, where he coordinated 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 RedLine. 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.
Stewart Tucker Lundy is a consultant based out of Denver, at Stewart T Lundy and Associates, LLC. Stewart, a native of Maryland, has lived in Colorado since 1995, holding positions over the years that have focused on systems advocacy, continuing such work on various Mayor-appointed boards and commissions in the City. A quadriplegic since 1982, (diving accident) Stewart has lived his life following in the footsteps of his namesake, one of the first Black principals in Miami, Frances Stewart Tucker; focusing on leadership, making a difference, and highlighting the fact that persons with disabilities (#PWD) are important assets in society.