- Carla McGrath, Executive Director
- As a co-founder and Executive Director, Carla McGrath manages the day-to-day operations of Highpoint (including, but not limited to financial management, personnel and marketing activities); plans and participates in grant writing and fundraising activities undertaken by the Board and staff; and designs and implements educational and community programming. Ms. McGrath is also charged with building board leadership and capacity. Carla McGrath previously served as Art Lab Coordinator in the Department of Education and Community Programs at the Walker Art Center from 1995–2000. While at the Walker she was responsible for designing and teaching hands-on art projects for a wide range of visitors, with emphasis on K-12 education. Ms. McGrath holds a BA in English from Connecticut College and earned her JD from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Cole Rogers, Artistic Director & Master Printer
- Cole Rogers is a co-founder of Highpoint and HP’s Artistic Director and Master Printer. From 1995–2000 he was Printshop Director and Printmaking Coordinator at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he taught, shaped curriculum and advocated for the art of printmaking. Previously he was chief printer at AKASHA in Minneapolis, and a Senior Printer at Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. He earned his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University, and a Master Printer certificate from Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Highpoint Editions’ print publications created in collaboration with Rogers over the last ten years are represented in the permanent collections of many major museums, corporations and numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
- Zoe Adler, Gallery Director
- Zoe has a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Art History from Haverford College. She worked previously in architecture/ design and the art world. On the gallery side, Zoe was Assistant Director at Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art and later worked in the Education Department at the Walker Art Center. She looks forward to putting her skills to use in support of Highpoint's mission. Zoe notes: “it’s been great fun to connect with new and old friends in our community as I learn the ropes!”
- Johanna Winters, Education & Community Programs Manager
- Johanna Winters received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2007 with an emphasis in printmaking. She first became involved at Highpoint in 2008 when she completed an education internship and has been involved with Highpoint’s growing youth and adult programming ever since. She has headed the Access/Print Project, a young artists’ mentorship program for high school students, and completed a one-year Education Fellowship at Highpoint. She recently took on the role of Education and Community Programs Manager in 2011. She works mainly in intaglio and screen print processes.
- Josh Bindewald, Exhibitions & Artists’ Cooperative Manager
Josh has an MFA in printmaking from Bradley University and a BFA with a printmaking emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. From 2010–2012 he taught printmaking, foundations and art appreciation courses at Bradley University and Illinois Central College. Josh’s work is comprised mostly of intaglio and screen prints, monotypes and mixed media collages. He describes them as “visual journals that address humankind’s interaction with and subjugation of the natural world.”
- Kaitlin Frick, Information & Membership Manager
- Kaitlin earned her BA from the University of Minnesota in a self-designed major focusing on art + social change and arts administration. Over the last ten years, she has worked with several arts organizations including Forecast Public Art, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Weisman Art Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Ted Mann Concert Hall.
- Zac Adams-Bliss, Senior Printmaker & Webpage Design
- Zac Adams-Bliss began working for Highpoint Editions as an intern in 2003. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His own artwork blends traditional and modern printmaking techniques, often so that the printed object interplays with its environment.
- Nuno Nuñez, Assistant Printer
- Nuno Nuñez grew up in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX. He received his BA from Carleton College and went on to receive his MFA in Printmaking from Tulane University. He has been an assistant at Frogman's Printmaking Workshops, a member of Grupo Soap del Corazon, and has helped perform steamroller printing events for children across Minnesota. His woodcuts are in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND.
- Ashlin Mears, Education Fellow
- Ashlin is from Duluth and received her MFA from Washington Sate University in 2011. She completed an internship at the Walker Art Center this past spring.
- Emma Colón, Access/Print Project Artist Mentor
- A Minneapolis native, Emma Colón became involved with Highpoint as an education intern over the summer of 2012. She earned a BA in creative writing at Macalester College and currently works with Living Proof Print Collective, a local DIY operation focused on promoting screenprinting through free workshops and collaborations with various community groups.
Interns & Volunteers:
- Kat Aymeloglu, Education Intern
- Ellen Bogen, Studio Intern
- Christine Cosentino, Education Intern
- Tyler Green, Education Intern
- Travis Trible, Studio Intern
Highpoint would also like to thank our former staff, interns & volunteers.