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adamwithtapeAdam Bateman – Executive Director/Curator

Adam Bateman, an Ephraim, Utah native, is a practicing artist who has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally among the institutions are HPGRP Gallery and Benrimon Contemporary in New York City, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, BYU’s Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Art in Utah, Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland, and Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles. He is the the 2013 Joan Mitchell Fellowship and 2008 recipient of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums Visual Artist Fellowship . He also founded and operates Birch Creek Ranch—both a summer camp for kids and an artist residency program at Spring City, Utah that works closely with CUAC. At CUAC, Adam was the first director to bring contemporary art. During the last 8 years he has served alternately as director and as a board member, as well as being the primary curator of exhibitions that have made CUAC relevant on an international scale. He views himself as an artist first. Adam’s approach as a curator is more of a facilitator with good artists and outside curators.  His aim with CUAC has been to foster community and to explore ideas related to his own art through the medium of curatorial practice, which he sees as related to artistic practices within the field of relational aesthetics.


Katelyn Rose White – Education Specialist

Katelyn Rose White, a recent transplant to Salt Lake City, Utah, is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working out of Poor Yorick Studios. She received her BFA in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2014 and completed her Teaching Artist Residency and Teaching Artist Practicum at the College of Visual Arts in 2012. Katelyn’s work has been nationally shown and internationally published. Aside from her studio practice, Katelyn has taught and assisted at several institutions including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Perpich Center for the Arts, Amicitia American School Fes, Silverwood Park and Nature Center, the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul Como Zoo and Conservatory, and Public Art St Paul.


img_0301-2Jacqueline Scheider – Associate Director

Jacqueline Scheider studies Communication at the University of Utah, and is one of the Associate Directors at CUAC. Jacqueline is interested in facilitating the involvement of youth culture in the High Art community, thus creating an accessible space for all to participate in the art scene. She loves the internet, design, dancing, and terrible coffee.



14753906_10155292059582538_6761693024441874503_o-2Kathryn Nelson – Associate Director

Kathryn Nelson received a BS in sociology with an emphasis in gender and sexuality from Westminster College in 2016, presenting their thesis concerning the visible and invisible borders in the art world in New Orleans at the PCA/ACA conference. In 2013, Kathryn interned at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami where they discovered their passion for contemporary art, both inside and outside gallery walls whilst working alongside Miami resident and furniture artist Emmett Moore. While their art is intended to inform the queer self, most of Kathryn’s time is spent focusing on the narratives of other artists. Their hobbies outside the art community include vegan food, biking, and cats.



screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-34-22-pmJames Roberts – Board Chair







Chris Anderson – Board Secretary

Chris lives in Spring City, Utah, and is a shareholder with Durham Jones & Pinegar in its Salt Lake City office. His law practice focuses on business, securities and international legal issues, and he has extensive background in venture capital transactions for emerging-growth companies, and in the representation of high-technology companies in the initial stages of development. Chris is a past President of the Securities and International Sections of the Utah State Bar. Other nonprofit affiliations include work with the Utah MicroEnterprise Loan Fund, the Tanner Dance Program and Spring City Arts. Chris comes from a large family of art aficionados, enjoys traditional Utah art, and is a closet painter-wannabe. His free time is spent working with his wife, Alison, to restore a pioneer era home, or enjoying the adventures of their four children.


unnamedJohn Bell – Board Member

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburg (1987), Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist incorporating painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, writing, installation and performance into his work. Exploring the intersections of social media, digital imagery, performance & natural processes. His work depicts wide-ranging themes from political satire, pop culture values to the diminishing public domain. “I like to refer to my work as post modern mash-ups. Combining elements from various artistic disciplines while commenting on the ironic complexities of contemporary culture & challenging its veracity”.



Erik A. Christiansen – Board Member

Erik A. Christiansen is a lawyer, art lover, art collector, a former Chair of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the International Sculpture Center.






Daniel Daines – Board Member

Daniel Daines is an Associate with Snell & Wilmer, where his practice focuses on general corporate transactional law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, business finance, and negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and business agreements.





Michael Horne – Board Member

Michael Horne is the CEO of Skweez, a SLC based marketing firm.  He is a fan of contemporary art.  He studied business and film at the University of Utah.





Andrew Shaw – Board Member

Andrew Shaw, a Nebraskan transplant to Utah, is a musician, sound artist, designer, librarian, and communications professional. Andrew wrote, performed, and recorded the musical score for the feature film “Must Come Down” and has performed and exhibited sound works for the Oh Nancy collective at GARFO Gallery in Salt Lake City and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles. He currently works in Communications for the Salt Lake City Public Library.  Andrew lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Mary Toscano, and chihuahua, Buddy.



Diane Stewart – Board Member

Diane Stewart resides in Salt Lake City and is a community leader and activist. She is an art patron and collector. Diane is a Governor appointed member of the Utah Arts Council, and also serves on several community boards, including Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts National Leadership Council, Art Access/VSA Utah, Spring City Arts, and the Education Resource Development Council for the University of Utah. She is an avid traveler and enjoys leisure time with her husband Sam, and their 7 grandchildren.

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