Bio
Samantha is a photographer based in Denver, Colorado. She is the Executive Director at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. She received her BFA from Alfred University School of Art & Design in 2002 and her MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design in 2009.

Photo Credit: Grant Leighton

Photo Credit: Grant Leighton

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Group Exhibitions 
2016       Home, Juried by Kevin Miller, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2015       Somerville Toy Camera Festival,
Juried by Aline Smithson, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2015        Juried Members Shows, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO                                                                                         
2015        Photo-Synthesis: SW Voices, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                            
2014        Cell Phone Photography III: Moving Past the Camera, Texas Photographic Society, Johnson City, TX                                                    
2014        ICEBREAKER 5, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                           
2014        One by One (special mention), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO                                                                                        
2013        Red Handed 6, Tenn Street Art, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                                                        
2013        Photo-Synthesis, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                                                    
2013        Travelers on Tenn 4, Tenn Street Art, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                         
2013        Objectified, Lesley University’s Washburn Hall Gallery, Cambridge, MA                                                                                                              
2012        SPESW Member Show, Juried by Jim Robischon, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO                                                      
2011        MFAconnects@POSTAIB.edu, The Art Center in Hargate Gallery at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH                                                        
2011        The Digital & Darkroom Print Event, Open Press, Ltd, Denver, CO                                                                                                       
2011        Can You See Me Now: Photos Made on Phones, ArtSpace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK                                                                             
2011        The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Traveling Exhibition                                                                                                                              
2011        MFAconnects@POSTAIB.edu, Fourth Wall Projects, Boston, MA                                                                                                                               
2010        Art Prize Exhibition, Riverview Arts Center, Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                          
2009        Phot09raphy Show, Salem Arts Association Gallery, Salem, MA                                                                                                                                 
2009        MFA Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston Main Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                                    
2008        Boston Young Contemporaries, Gallery 808, Brookline, MA                                                                                                                      
2008        Artists’ Choice Exhibit, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA                                                                                                              
2002        BFA Exhibition, Harder Hall Alfred University, Alfred, NY                                                                                                                       

Education
2015      Certificate in Arts Development & Program Management, University of Denver, Denver, CO
2009      Master of Fine Arts, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
2002      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred University School of Art & Design, Alfred, NY

Scholarships/Awards
2013      Newberger Scholarship Fund, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO

Professional Development
2015        Flash Powder Projects, Flash Powder Retreat
2015        Atmospheres: Climate, Equity and Community in Photography, SPE National Conference                                                                     
2014        A Collective Vision, SPE Southwest Regional Conference                                                                                                                                           
2014        Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue, SPE National Conference                                                                         
2013        Digital Image Processing with Adobe Lightroom                                                                                                                                                               
2013        Get Smart, Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA) Art Conference                                                                                                               
2013        Letters to an Emerging Artist, SPE Southwest Regional Conference                                                                                                    
2013        Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum, SPE National Conference                                                                          
2012        Delusion, SPE Southwest Regional Conference                                                                                                                                                                
2012        Advanced Placement Studio Art Training, Cherry Creek Summer Institute                                                                                                         
2012        Intimacy and Voyeurism: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, SPE National Conference                                            
2011        Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image, SPE National Conference                                                                                                               
2009        Digital Studio Workshop: Photoshop, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston                                                                                              
2009        Charting a Course for the Arts and 21st Century Learning, Arts Education Partnership                                                                  
2008        Agents of Change: Art and Advocacy, SPE National Conference                                                                                                                                 
2008      Modern Age Symposium, Fogg Art Museum                                                                                                                                                                         

2006        Digital Storytelling, The Oxbow School                                                                                                                                                                          
2006        Sculpture Toolbox for Educators, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park                                                                               
2006        Media Teacher’s Workshop, The Maine Photographic Workshops                                                                                                                   

Copyright
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