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FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES


ELIZABETH BUHR MFA, Cranbook Academy of Art Working as an art educator in the Midwest and Colorado for 20 years, Buhr is licensed in K–12 Art Education from Regis University. Her works on paper are held in many private as well as public collections including DEX Communications, The Cardinal Stafford Library, John Paul II Center for New Evangelization, and the Lanteri Center for Ignatian Spirituality.


JOANNE BURNEY


Burney believes that art is an exploration of the unknown, and seeks to introduce this same journey to her students. Her art hangs in numerous corporate and private collections, including those of Hewlett Packard, Kodak West, and Anheuser Busch.


KATHI CARICOF BA, Art Center College of Design Caricof has received many awards, including the People’s Choice Award at the International Snow Carving Championships. She installed public art on the façade of the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. Her work can also be seen at the Miranda Galleries in Aspen and Laguna Beach, CA.


JUDITH CASSEL-MAMET MA, Columbia University Cassel-Mamet is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and has had an extensive career teaching art to middle and high school students. She has presented numerous workshops on altered books and artist’s books, and notes that “books feel intimate and mysterious, yet accessible.”


MITCH CASTER Caster has worked as an illustrator and courtroom artist for 9News for many years. His oil paintings—found in numerous private collections and galleries—have been nationally recognized.


MARK DAILY American Academy of Art


Daily has painted professionally for over 30 years and credits the Denver School—“a group of young, poverty-stricken and devoted artists” he painted with in the early ‘60s and ‘70s—as a major influence. His work appears in recognized collections and galleries.


MOLLY DAVIS


Davis is a realist watercolor and oil painter who has won regional and national awards for her art. She paints half of the time en plein air and the other half in the studio. She has been an invited artist to Salon d’Arts 2005 and 2006, Salon d’Musee 2008, and the American Art Invitational 2008.


DOUG DAWSON


Dawson is a noted pastel expert and the author of Capturing Light and Color in Pastel. His work has been published in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, Tonal Value, and many other books and magazines. He has received many prestigious honors and is a member of the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame.


SALLY ELLIOTT MFA, University of Colorado


Elliott has been teaching at the college level for over 30 years. She exhibits locally and nationally, and her work is in public and private collections including those of United Air Lines, IBM, and Kaiser Permanente. She has received numerous awards and is a member of Spark Gallery in Denver.


KIM ENGLISH BFA, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design As a professional artist, English has received numerous awards, including the Joseph Hartly Award at the Salmagundi Club in New York. English has been published in Southwest Art, Figure Drawing Workshop Magazine, and Art Talk.


JOSHUA FALLIK Fallik has taught drawing and painting for the past 24 years at schools including the Art Students League of New York, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and the University of Colorado. He is featured in the DVD/video Oil Painting Portrait from Life. Fallik is represented by the Willow Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.


JENNIFER GRAY BA, The Colorado College


Jennifer Gray is a professional mosaic artist and multi-media art teacher. She strives to help her students achieve their full artistic potential through teaching the fundamentals of art in a fun and creative environment.


DAVID GRIFFIN


Both abstract and realistic at the same time, Griffin’s work transcends traditional landscapes and still lifes. His work has been featured in Forbes magazine and in private and corporate collections from New York to Los Angeles.


THERESA HABERKORN BA, University of South Florida Haberkorn has exhibited her woodblock prints in national and regional galleries and exhibitions. In June 2006, she served as artist-in-residence at the Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim. Her work can be seen at Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque, NM.


JOE HIGGINS BFA, University of Wyoming Higgins was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and has exhibited in many regional venues, including the Aspen Art Museum, Sangre de Christo Art Center, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.


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ROB GRATIOT MFA, University of Denver Gratiot was selected by American Artist magazine as a finalist in the American Realism Today competition. Gratiot’s “John Lennon Sunglasses in Cellophane” won first prize at the Colorado Art Open Exhibition at Foothills Art Center. His work can be seen in numerous group shows and private collections.


JO FITSELL


Fitsell co-founded Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Along with fiber pieces, she explores collage using paper, fabric, and the stitched line. As a teacher, Fitsell strives to help others find their artistic voices and solve technical problems to allow for self-expression. Her work is shown locally and at Chameleon Nation in Kingston, Ontario.


TIM FLYNN BA, Western Illinois University


Flynn works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, small-scale sculpture, lighting, and monumental sculpture. He is a member of Edge Gallery. In 2006, Flynn installed a large steel sculpture and numerous wire drawings for Le Cirque restaurant in New York City.


MARK FRIDAY


A printmaker and graphic artist, Friday’s whimsical prints can be seen in the corporate collections of Kaiser Permanente and Qwest. His work was included in several group exhibitions, as well as in a solo exhibition at the O’Sullivan Gallery at Regis University.


MICHAEL GADLIN Pratt Institute of Art and Design Gadlin was the youngest artist ever to win “Best of Show” at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. His work is in the permanent collection of the Vance Kirkland Museum. He is currently exhibiting in Aspen, Denver, Vail, and Telluride. His public art installation hangs permanently in Denver’s District 2 Police Station.


MARGARETTA GILBOY MFA, University of Colorado Gilboy has received numerous awards and grants, including the Eugene M. Kayden Colorado Arts Award. Her paintings are in many private and public collections, including those of the Denver Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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