residency manager, daniel fonken
Daniel is delighted to be back at Elsewhere as Residency Manager after two stints as an artist resident (July-December 2014, and September-December 2016). Daniel brings much experience as an artist, art teacher, exhibition installer, and exhibitor. He is excited about continuing work on several photographic series. Daniel loves mixing mediums (photography, video, sound) and degrees (BA Theater - Whitman, BA Studio Art/Film - Evergreen, MFA Video - School of the Art Institute of Chicago). The Colorado native’s career highlights include: Audio Visual (Denver Art Museum), Adjunct Instructor (Front Range Community College), Artist-in-Residence (Elsewhere Studios, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Kala Art Institute, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts), and Juried Exhibitor (Fort Collins Lincoln Center Gallery, Rocky Mountain Biennial, SFMoMA Artist Gallery, Center for Fine Art Photography), and video screenings at film festivals around the planet.
“This extension of my Elsewhere time is such a gift, especially since my projects involve the people, bounty and beauty of the North Fork Valley. Plus experiencing every season here brings more and more to photograph!"
executive Director, Karen Good
Karen Good joined the Elsewhere team in 2010 and was a major player in developing the Artist Residency Program as its first Executive Director. She holds an MA in Holistic Education from Antioch University/Seattle. She comes from 24 years of teaching in many different kinds of schools, every age and every subject – most recently 7 years as Art Department Chair at the Orme School of Arizona, teaching ceramics, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. During this time she also directed the annual Orme Fine Arts Festival which brought over 20 artists to the school for a full week of art making. Students worked for the full week with one master artist (Painting, creative writing, glass blowing, African drumming, modern dance, graphic design, etc). Karen is passionate about the importance of the arts in individual lives and in the life of a community. She is thrilled to be a part of creating opportunities for artists to have time and space in their lives to focus on art, and to share this with the incredible communityof Paonia. She is also excited about all the innovative projects that emanate out from Elsewhere.Karen’s artistic expression has mostly been in the area of Ceramics. Her particular love is Raku because she loves being midwife to the birth of the pots through the firing process. She is also an avid gardener, plays guitar and tai chi, and is the doting grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren!