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.

Barbara Newby (Board Chair)

Barbara has lived in Colorado since 2005 moving to Denver from Telluride in October of 2012. The southwest landscape of the San Miguel region was the initial influence in taking her interest in photography seriously. Telluride Landscape Photography Company was created in 2012. She has studied photography at various schools including the New York Film Academy. Barbara has used her 30 plus years of business in sales and marketing in New York and Phoenix to help grow nonprofits that serve children, families and the arts because she strongly believes in giving back to her community. She has held Executive Board positions for a youth theatre troupe, a public TV station, arts center and local and regional boards of education.

 

Dietrich C. Hoefner (Vice Chair)

Dietrich is an attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, where his practice focuses on regulatory law and litigation. He works with companies and organizations in the energy, natural resources, and real estate sectors to advance their goals before numerous state and federal agencies. His experience includes matters related to regulated and cooperative utilities, environmental permitting, public lands, water rights, water quality, air quality, hazardous substances, wetlands, mining, renewable energy projects, and related issues. Outside of work, Dietrich enjoys trail running, skiing, backpacking, and photographing Colorado’s unrivaled natural beauty. He holds an engineering degree from Lafayette College and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.

 

Jessica Margetson (Treasurer)

Jessica is a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate with the Caplan Group of UBS in Denver and specializes in providing comprehensive wealth preservation, estate transfer and charitable giving guidance. In addition to her commitment to CPAC, she serves a congressional policy advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. Her involvement with nonprofit organizations began with the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s young professionals group for grant making. She also helped fundraise for the American Red Cross (Los Angeles Region) and Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. Jessica graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies. The arts and photography, in particular, have always been influential and important in her life.

 

Wendi Schneider (Secretary)

Wendi is a visual artist whose painterly photographs illuminate a deep reverence for the natural world. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in art history from Stephens College and a BA in painting from Newcomb-Tulane College. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design, art direction and marketing for clients, she recently returned to her fine art roots. Her work has been exhibited in more than 70 venues, including The Griffin Museum of Photography, A Gallery For Fine Photography, Panopticon Gallery, and the Berlin Foto Biennale. A Critical Mass finalist in 2017, Schneider has been honored with numerous international awards, as is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography in New Orleans and Galeria Photo/Graphic in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

 

Carol Keller

Carol was the gallery director and curator of Emmanuel Gallery for 17 years at the Auraria Higher Education Center, also 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 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver from 2005-2010. Keller holds a BFA degree and a Master of Humanities from the University of Colorado combining fine art and communication. She has participated on public art panels, served as a curator and juror of art exhibitions, and has developed collections. She has a keen interest in the photo-based arts, which play an important role in contemporary art today.

 

Maria Lawson

Maria graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BFA in Photography and BA in Art History. In practice she explored alternative photographic processes and developed an affinity for, and love of, photo-based arts. Now she collects and creates pieces of her own, with a specific interest in wet plate collodion. Her professional experience started with art institutions and private galleries such as The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Currently a digital media strategist and planner for Amélie Company, she specializes in greater good marketing and behavior change. Throughout her life Maria has been an active volunteer involved in numerous non-profit groups focused around education, community outreach and animal welfare. She also is a Co-Founder of the nonprofit horse rescue, Mile High Rescue.

 

Anna Nadasdy

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 Operating Partner with The MBM Group and Armadillo Insight, 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.

 

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.

Mark Shaiken

Mark is a retired corporate bankruptcy attorney and a sports and action photographer. He sat for a number of years on his law firm’s board of directors and was a member of its strategic planning committee. He is a current cohort in the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ Leadership Arts program and will graduate in May 2019. He holds a B.A. from Haverford College and received his J.D. from Washburn University. Mark’s wife is a veterinary radiologist and they moved to Denver from Kansas City in 2015.

Paul Sisson

Originally from Minneapolis, Paul has lived in Colorado since 1998. He received his BFA in Photography from the University of Colorado at Denver, graduating with high honors in 2013. Paul is now a local artist represented by Michael Warren Contemporary. 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 and 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 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.