Staff

kim-head-shotKim McCarty, Executive Director
Kim brings over 20 years of experience in community relations, marketing, communications, human resources and fundraising to PlatteForum. Kim’s most recent position was as the director of Marketing & Development with the Art Students League where she helped ASLD create new funding sources while dramatically increasing the League’s exposure. Kim studied journalism and art at Arizona State University and continues to dabble in visual art and creative writing as a hobby. She has volunteered for multiple nonprofit organizations, has sat on multiple boards including the Art District on Santa Fe, and is a member of the DAM Associates and MCA Denver. 

 

 

 

Rebecca Vaughan, Artistic & Programming Director
Rebecca received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA cum laude in Sculpture at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Ms. Vaughan has fifteen years of teaching at the college level and mentoring emerging artists, having served as the former Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She also worked as the Program Director of the Art Students League of Denver and 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.

 

 

amandaAmanda Flores, Youth Programming Coordinator
Amanda is a youth activist dedicated to creating space for students to explore the arts. After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in Creative Writing, she realized her passion for community building and social change. Amanda found that one of the most valuable aspects of art-making was sharing the process and experience with others. She spent the last three years developing a one-on-one mentorship for youth experiencing homelessness to develop a personal art practice and address social justice issues affecting their lives. Through her work Amanda has fostered a deep appreciation for the different ways youth learn and how art holds space for everyone’s experience. She is a lover of poetry, experimental art-making, walkabouts in the forest and wild rumpus.

 

 


Board of Directors

Beth Moyski, (Chairperson) Downtown Denver Partnership
Michael Gadlin, (Vice Chairperson)
Artist, former PlatteForum Resident Artist (2010)
Daniel Flora, (Secretary) OZ Architecture
Keith Ambuhl,
(Treasurer) Entrepreneur
Jerry Barnett, (Immediate past Co-Chairperson) Moments Notice Entertainment
Renata Dolz, (Immediate past Co-Chairperson) The Art Connection
Jonathan Kelley,
Wells Fargo
Mariette Moore
, ARTINFO
Brendan Picker-Mahoney, Arts & Venues, City of Denver
Megan Vizina, Colfax Community Network
Kim McCarty, Executive Director, PlatteForum (non-voting)
Leilani Abeyta, ArtLab Intern, Senior at Colorado Academy High School (non-voting)
Rogelio Munoz Vargas, ArtLab Intern, Senior at DSST Cole High School (non-voting)

Interested in joining our board? Contact us to learn more!

 

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