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. She is a hybrid professional working in both the visual and literary arts as a writer, curator, artist, and project manager.
As a versatile writer, she has published short stories, poetry, and arts criticism in addition to developing a variety content—marketing, social media, proposals, catalogs, books—for businesses. Her work has been published in Daily Serving, Quaint Magazine, Scintilla, Into the Void, Treehouse, and Infinite Rust. She was most recently a writer in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in March 2019. She’s at work on an essay manuscript exploring parental estrangement.
Deanne has over ten years of project and program management experience in the creative industries with both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations. In 2018 she founded Hey Hue, an experimental arts agency aiming to make original art more accessible and affordable. She has worked with thousands of artists, galleries, and dealers the world over. Her curatorial projects include Art in the Park 2019 for Civic Center Park and the 2019 Between Us: Alleyways Project for Downtown Denver Business Improvement District among others. Her current art project, Things Men Said to Me, embroiders phrases on men’s underwear and was most recently shown at GEORGIA.
She 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 CBCA EY Emerging Leader in the Arts and has been featured in Westword, Denverite, and VoyageDenver.
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