Samantha Johnston

Executive Director and Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)

Samantha has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora J. Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter Photo Festival. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch. CPAC is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibition, education, and community outreach.

She is interested in viewing both finished projects and works in progress. She is interested in all types of portfolios; however, limited feedback can be provided to commercial portfolios, traditional nudes, or travel photography. Solo and group opportunities are available in CPAC’s gallery.

 

Reviewing Thursday, September 19, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22