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November 27, 2013


I attended UCLA and received both BA and MFA degrees. I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who, along with Franz Kline, continues to provide inspiration.

I am an Emeritus Professor of Art (Metropolitan State University of Denver), where I taught for 26 years, after having taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Arizona State University.

I have an in-home studio, constructed when I retired in 2003.

I write a weekly opinion column for eight Douglas County, CO newspapers. A compilation, This is not a dachshund, will be printed by Tattered Cover in 2013.

Image: Craig Marshall Smith, Figure 8

Written by CSArtColorado Posted in Uncategorized November 27, 2013


The ideas that inform my practice are based on the experience of being on the periphery of social norms. By using WIC checks, I am exploring how a simple piece of paper defines and alters my social standing to others, while functioning as framework to support and sustain life for women, and children.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University in Art History with a minor in Philosophy. I wrote my thesis on Robert Smithson’s last earthwork: the Amarillo Ramp located in Amarillo, Texas. While at Texas Tech, I studied sculpture with an emphasis in metal working, film, dance, and sewing. A major influence for my work was my time working at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. My studio work is comprised of hand sewn paper documents. My work is currently featured in Fiberart International 2013: An Exhibition of Contemporary Craft.

Image: Kate Serralde, Splashing In 1920

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Nature, the seasons, color, organics, flow are all ideas that inform my art. I believe these are all just applications I use to create a sense of winsomeness.

Amelia Caruso was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado 17 years ago and now considers it her home. Caruso’s work has been seen at the Carl Solway Gallery and the Paul Chidlaw Gallery in Cincinnati, The 825 Gallery in West Hollywood, ArtPic in North Hollywood, California, The Malton Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Columbine Gallery in Loveland, Colorado, and Nine Dots Art Consulting in Denver, Colorado. Caruso’s work is in the permanent collection of the Ft. Collins Museum of Contemporary Art. She is an alumna at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati.

Image: Amelia Caruso

Written by CSArtColorado Posted in Uncategorized November 27, 2013

As an artist who wants to sink roots in Colorado and have a meaningful relationship with the community, an affiliation with CSArt would be a natural fit. I would love to carry through with some of my artistic ideas that incorporate the community directly.

I’m a huge advocate of making art about like rather than strictly art for art’s sake. The project idea I’ve proposed is based directly from my life at home – my life as a family man.

Andrew Williams received his BFA from Utah State University and is currently pursuing an MFA from CU Boulder. Williams has exhibited work in Utah, Colorado, and New York.

Written by CSArtColorado Posted in Uncategorized November 20, 2013


Stephen Witty lives with his wife on a small ranch in Chaffee County. He earned a BA in  English Literature at Yale College, an MFA in film making from NYU (where he studied black and white photography with Paul Caponigro), a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and has been taking photographs since he was a child. He also paints and has published poetry in a number of magazines. He practices Jungian analysis and clinical psychology near Salida, Colorado and in Colorado Springs

He practices Jungian analysis and clinical psychology near Salida, Colorado and  in Colorado springs

Image: Stephen Witty, Reverie

Written by CSArtColorado Posted in Uncategorized November 20, 2013


I live and work near Gunnison, Colorado, in an open and rugged landscape. My interdisciplinary work spans both the physical and the experiential or temporal, and draws upon my own experiences of body and mind in the larger world.  I am interested in physical hardship or brutality as a stand-in for, or guide to, psychological hardship or brutality.

My series Marie Antoinette in America begins with a historical fiction, imagining that Marie Antoinette has escaped the French Revolution and acquired a new life in the American west. Each work in this series portrays the character’s attempts at livelihood or survival and explores the roles allotted or prescribed for her based on gender, class and skill set.  The landscape is used as a metaphor for a psychological ‘wilderness’; it implies isolation and makes her societally-based efforts at survival all the more inept.  Externally, the character of Marie Antoinette allows me to investigate class, privilege, sexuality and power while internally this character allows me to examine my own conflicts in these arenas.

Image: Julie Wills, Hunted

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Rebecca Vaughan was born and raised in Denver, CO, and has lived in the Netherlands and Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA cum laude in Sculpture at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently the Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She held a residency as a Resource Artist at Redline Denver from 2011-2013. Previously she worked as the project manager for Ann Hamilton’s 2008 Circles of O performance, and assisted in other projects in Dialog: City, a city-wide arts event for the Democratic National Convention in Denver. She served as an Artist-Teacher for the Vermont College of Fine Art and was a visiting instructor at Bowling Green State University, OH.

She recently exhibited her work in the 2013 Denver Biennial of the Americas exhibit First Draft. She has shown widely in the Colorado region as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada and China. Her work has been in publications including the Chicago Art Journal and KnitKnit. Vaughan has received state grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council.


Image: Rebecca Vaughan, Medallion

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My photographer career began when I attended the Salt Center for Documentary Photography and photographed a school for pregnant teenagers for a semester. This work led me to study with Alex Harris, Robert Cole, and Wendy Ewald at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in Durham, North Carolina.

After my time at CDS, I was a photo editor in the outdoor industry for 11 years.  I worked for Outside, Skiing, and Backpacker.  In 2011, I was laid off from my job and 2 hours later my husband was laid off too.  For three years, I’d been half-listening to the unemployment stories on NPR during my morning commute. And now, with one grand gesture of bad timing, I found myself with my own story, a story of a husband and a wife who have become a part of the 13.3 million unemployed Americans.  This event catapulted me into my photography career and resulted in a body of work, Sidelined.

My handmade photography book, Open Spaces, which looks at the changed Boulder landscaped since the 100 year flood has been selected by Denver Botanic Gardens and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to be apart of the 2014 Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado).

Some of my clients are Whole Foods, Sunset, 5280, AARP, Cooking Light, Noodles & Company, Entrepreneur, Parenting, and Vail Resorts.

Image: Julia Vandenoever

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Laura Carpenter Truitt has been painting for 11 years in Colorado. She is originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio, and she was awarded her BA in painting from Goucher College in Baltimore. She received her MFA from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2012. She has studied additionally at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her recent work uses architecture and landscape as a visual language to explore space, time and memory. She currently lives and works in Fort Collins and is represented by William Havu Gallery in Denver.

Image: Laura Carpenter Truitt

Written by CSArtColorado Posted in Uncategorized November 20, 2013


My paintings present an environment where ideas, images, and materials work with and against each other simultaneously. The paintings propose a binary system shifting between abstraction and the landscape references.  Raw canvas extends from the sides of each painting into the picture reminding the viewer of the tension between the materials used to create the work and their appearance.

Image: Andrew Roberts-Gray, Abstraction #83

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