A Colorado native, Deanne Gertner holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Art and a BA in English Literature with a minor in Fine Art from Regis University. As a versatile writer, she has published short stories, poetry, and arts criticism in addition to developing content for custom books, websites, blogs, and training manuals for businesses.
She has over ten years of project and program management experience in the creative industries with both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations. She has worked with thousands of artists, galleries, and dealers the world over. She currently sits on the board of Lighthouse Writer's Workshop and serves as a pro bono Ambassador for Presenting Denver. Previously she served on the board of CultureHaus and has volunteered for the Center for Visual Art, Arts for Colorado, and Create Denver to name a few. She was a finalist for the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts EY Emerging Leader in the Arts and has been published in Daily Serving, Quaint Magazine, Scintilla, Into the Void, Treehouse, and Infinite Rust. She will be a writer in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in March 2019.
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