PINKPROGRESSION addresses a variety of concepts, such as human rights, equality, gender identity,* and inclusivity. Progression refers to the hope for progress in the issues that we explore as well as progressing away from prejudice/erroneous stereotypes. Follow us on Instagram @pinkprogression.

*These exhibitions include all gender identities and expressions.


O’Sullivan Art Gallery
Regis University, 3
333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO, 80221, NW Denver Campus 

Exhibit Dates: August 23-September 23, 2022

Reception: September 1, 4:30-7PM

Artist Talk: September 15, 7PM

PINKPROGRESSION is an open collective that explores social issues and concepts, such as human rights, equality, gender, identity, feminism, and more. In 2020, PINKPROGRESSION organized a series of exhibitions that featured collaborations. A selection of eight artworks from these shows are featured in SYNERGY. The synergy between artists in this exhibition inspired multi-faceted works with diverse approaches. Collaboration involves a leap into the unknown, a place of vulnerability, a way to find humility, and the blending of minds to obtain wisdom + common ground.


Tya Alisa Anthony + Kim Putnam, Veronica Hererra + Lola Montejo, Tiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Corrina Espinosa + Elisa Groglio + Joanna Bugajska, Deborah Howard + Laurel McMechan, Susanne Mitchell + Janelle W. Anderson, Moe Gram + Grow Love, Ashley Frazier + Becky Wareing Steele

A special thank you to the incredible creative, Addie Tsai for writing an essay on creative collaboration for our exhibit. Thank you to O’Sullivan Art Gallery Director Robert St. John and the Regis art community for providing us with this opportunity!



Philip J. Steele Gallery
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
1600 Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80214

Exhibit Dates: October 21-November 18, 2021 

This show features fifteen figurative artists who take a close look at not only what skin looks like, but what it represents culturally and emotionally. The exhibit is curated by artists Irene Delka McCray, Tya Anthony,and Kim Putnam

“The artists in this exhibit, Pink Progression: In Skin, ask viewers to take a look at assumptions we may harbor about what skin means to us personally and how we view those who look different from ourselves. Here we may consider the dignity of humans in a bright new light. If we can really see the marvelous subtleties of the skin in which our humanity is contained, with its ability to express the mystery of human emotion, perhaps then we can also share our mutual appreciation at the ability of our own skin to mend, to grow, and to express ourselves.” —Tree Bernstein*

Carol CoatesEriko TsogoIrene Delka McCrayJade PhillipsJames OverstreetJoseph SchwebachJulie Puma, Kim Putnam, Lee LaBier, Melinda KernSarah BowlingTony OrtegaTya Anthony, William StoehrXi Zhang

Thank you to Chief Curator of the Philip J. Steele Gallery Rick Dailey, gallery staff, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and all participating artists + curators for creating this dynamic, meaningful exhibit.

*This excerpt comes from Tree Bernstein’s essay for Pink Progression: In Skin. Bernstein is an author, poet, artist, Professor of writing and literature, and RMCAD Alumni.




PINKPROGRESSION: COLLABORATIONS at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities from July 2 – November 8, 2020.

This exhibit incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways of finding common ground. One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote, was ratified. This historic centennial offers us the opportunity to commemorate a milestone, recognize the consecutive dates in which all women attained the right to vote in America, and explore the complex struggle for universal suffrage today. Pink Progression: Collaborations features ideas of feminism, equality, inclusivity, gender identity, unity, community, and more. Over 150 artists, writers, dancers, and musicians utilize the power of networks to inspire social change.


Deidre Adams + Brooke AthertonJudy Anderson + Ginny Hoyle + Christopher HeckerTheresa Anderson + Alicia Ordal + Kim Shively, Tya Alisa Anthony + Kim PutnamFawn Atencio Bonnie Stolzmann + Sarah Wallace Scott Mindy Bray + Tonia Bonnell, Trine Bumiller + Kathryn WinogradKatie Caron + Lisa DiMicheleIrene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Sally Elliott + Katie Elliott/3rd Law Dance + L. Ashwyn Corris, Corrina Espinosa + Elisa Groglio + Joanna BugajskaBonnie Ferrill Roman + Judy GardnerAshley Frazier + Becky Wareing SteeleSteven Frost + Frankie ToanSarah Fukami + Brooky Blunt Nico Wilkinson, Melissa Furness + Rian Kerrane, Jennifer Ghormley + Victoria EubanksAnia Gola Kumor + Leah Swenson, Susan Goldstein + Gayla LemkeMoe Gram + Grow Love, Jane Guthridge + Voices of Light Chamber Choir, Kim Harrell + Lynda Ladwig, Ana Maria Hernando + Amie Knox, Veronica Hererra + Lola MontejoDeborah Howard + Laurel McMechan, Micaela Ironshell-Dominguez + Renee Chacon-MillardRochelle Johnson Sylvia Montero, Samara Johnson + Alanna Lacey + Samantha Bares, Tsehai Johnson + Leslie D. BoydMargaret Kasahara + Jina Brenneman, Anna Kaye + Sarah Wallace Scott, Sammy Lee + Megan Gafford, Jessica Loving + Rachel Doniger, Marsha Mack + John Roemer, Virginia Maitland + Melanie Walker + George Peters, Julie Maren + Jessica Drenk, Laleh MehranJayne ButlerSusanne Mitchell + Janelle W. Anderson, Sophie Lynn Morris + Hannah UntiedtJennifer Pettus + Rebecca Vaughan, Sandra Phillips + Virginia Folkestad, Julie Puma + Patricia MclnroySangeeta Reddy + Jodie Roth CooperSusan Rubin + Peter Illig, Martha Russo + Tina Suszynski + Anna Suszynski + Emma HardyJulia Rymer + Drew Austin, Dylan Scholinski + Daphne Scholinski, Sue Simon + Mark Brasuell, The Great ShoutAutumn T. Thomas + Tricia WaddellSusan Vaho + Elaine Stires, Sherry Wiggins + Luís Filipe BrancoKate Woodliff O’Donnell + Stacey Stormes, Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman + Akin Koksal


This book is designed by Nancy Rice and will accompany all of our 2020 exhibits. To purchase a copy of the book, click HERE.


Constance E. Boyle + Petra Perkins + Brooke Granville + Gail Waldstein, Irene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Joslyn Green + Deb Y Felio + Nancy Rice + Susan Bickert, Marj Hahne + Kathleen Willard, Ginny Hoyle + Judy Anderson, Theresa Rozul Knowles, Courtney E. Morgan + Eileen Roscina Richardson,  Kimberly O’Connor, Eleanor Perry Smith + Chloe Heglin, Tanaya Winder + Precious Vicente, Kathryn Winograd + Carol D. Guerrero-Murphy, Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman

ARTIST TALK 1: Mindy Bray + Tonia Bonnell, Moe Gram + Grow Love, Rochelle Johnson + Sylvia Montero, Ania Gola Kumor + Leah Swenson, and Susan Rubin + Peter Illig

ARTIST TALK 2:  Judy Anderson + Ginny Hoyle + Christopher Hecker, Bonnie Ferrill Roman + Judy Gardner, Sammy Lee + Megan Gafford, Deborah Howard + Laurel McMechan, Renee Millard-Chacon + Micaela Iron Shell Dominguez, Julie Puma + Patricia McInroy, Rian Kerrane + Melissa Furness, Ashley Frazier + Becky Wareing Steele, Katie Caron + Lisa DiMichele, and Martha Russo + Tina Suszynski + Anna Suszynski + Emma Hardy

ARTIST TALK 3:  Trine Bumiller + Kathryn Winograd, Deidre Adams + Brooke Atherton, Jennifer Pettus + Rebecca Vaughan, Laleh Mehran + Jayne Butler, Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman + Akin Koksal, Sherry Wiggins + Luis Branco, Susan Goldstein + Gayla Lemke, Veronica Herrera + Lola Montejo, Sophie Lynne Morris + Hanna Untiedt, Corrina Espinosa + Elisa Groglio + Joanna Bugajska

Thank you to all participating artists for sharing your creative inspirations and collaborative explorations with us! The talks were so engaging, we urge you to check them out!

PINKPROGRESSION: COALESCE at McNichols Civic Center, from January 18 – April, 5 2020

This boundary-pushing exhibit coincides with the centennial of women’s suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn’s March. In Dearly Disillusioned, four local collectives, Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa, and Pink Progression, come together with unique and compelling perspectives on gender identity, protest, and equality. Curators and artists collaborate to explore new intersections of historical and contemporary narratives that inspire change in our community.

In Dearly Disillusioned, Pink Progression: Coalesce incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. This collective process utilizes the power of networks to inspire social change influenced by over a century of suffrage movements. Themes of inclusivity, equality, and gender identity are interwoven into mixed media approaches. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways of finding common ground


Jane Dodge + Judy AndersonTiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Kathy Mitchell-Garton + Diane Allison, Regan Rosburg + Sarah PickmanEileen Roscina Richardson + Courtney E. MorganLouie Trujillo + James Mullane, Eriko Tsogo + Batkhishig Batochir + Tsogo Mijid and Liz Quan + Sabin Aell


Arvada Press, Pink Progression uses social momentum for artistic exploration, by Clarke Reader, September 14, 2020

Denver Post, Pink Progression is keeping the spirit of the Women’s March alive, hats and allby Ray Mark Rinaldi, August 30, 2020

Westword, Art Attack: Ten Ways to See Art Live or Otherwise This Week, by Susan Froyd, July 1 2020

5280 Magazine, Inside ‘Pink Progression: Collaborations’ at the Arvada Center, by Jessica LaRusso, June 29, 2020

DARIA, Dearly Disillusionedby Mary Voelz Chandler, April 3, 2020

Westword, Ten Best Things for Denver Art Lovers to Do This Weekendby Susan Froyd, February 20, 2020

Westword, Art Attack: Fourteen Best Things for Denver Gallery Lovers to Do This Weekby Susan Froyd, January 15, 2020

Westword, In Dearly Disillusioned Denver Artists Offer a Fresh Take on Women’s Suffrage, by Cori Anderson, January 16, 2020

303 Magazine, Don’t Miss These Denver Events in 2020by Cori Anderson, January 9, 2020



Center for Visual Art, May 31 – August 18, 2018

Denver Public Library, March 2 – July 29, 2018

Boulder Public Library, February 16 – March 23, 2018


Tya AnthonyFawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Estee Bershof, Tonia BonnellMindy Bray, Mark Brasuell, Joan BremnerTrine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham-TierneyRachael DelaneyIrene Delka McCray, Rebecca DiDomenicoSally Elliott, Bonnie Ferrill RomanDon FodnessSteven FrostMelissa Furness, Jennifer GhormleyAnia Gola-KumorEmma HardyKim HarrellAna Maria HernandoVeronica Herrera, Katie HoffmanTsehai JohnsonMargaret KasaharaAnna KayeRian Kerrane, Karen Kielpikowski, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy LaneViviane Le CourtoisLauri Lynnxe MurphySuchitra Mattai, Laleh MehranAmy MetierDaisy McGowanSusanne Mitchell, Kelly MonicoSophie Lynn MorrisDaisy Patton, Mark Penner-Howell, Marie Perin-McGrawJennifer PettusMartha RussoAjean Ryan, Julia RymerDylan Scholinski, Natascha SiedeneckSue Simon, Bonnie StolzmannJodi Stuart, Edie Tavel, Frankie Toan, Susan VahoRebecca Vaughan,  Sarah Wallace ScottChinn WangKate Woodliff O’Donnell, Melanie Yazzie


Diana Khoi Nguyen, Jessy Randall, Jessica Comola, Tanaya Winder, Kim O’Connor, Sommer Browning, Janice Gould, Eleanor Perry-Smith, Natanya Ann Pulley, Phuong Thao Vuong, Jami Frush, Constance E. Boyle, and Laurie Duncan.


Brian Essig-Peppard and Kevin Caron

SPECIAL FEATURE @ DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY highlighting photographs from the Women’s Marches: Photographs and Narratives


Met Media, Pink Progression art exhibit challenges social justice issues, by Ali Watkins, August 22, 2018

Golden Transcript, Pink Progression exhibit pays tribute to Women’s March Events, by Sonya Ellingboe, July 9 2018

Westword, Five Things for Art Lovers to Do and See this Weekend in Denver, by Susan Froyd, August 15, 2018

Westword, Reviewed: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer (Closing) and Seven More Shows to See Now, by Michael Paglia, August 10, 2018

Denver Post, More than 50 artists remember landmark Women’s March with “Pink Progerssion” on Santa Feby Ray Rinaldi, June 22, 2018

Westword, Review: CVA’s Pink Progression is a Must-See Showby Michael Paglia, June 6, 2018

Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, May 29 through June 4by Westword Staff, May 29, 2018

Westword, Eight Arty Things to Do and See This Weekendby Susan Froyd, March 7, 2018

Medium, Embracing the Society of the Spectacle as a Strategy to Combat It, by Steven Frost, in response to the Tilt West Roundtable: The Lure of Spectacle in Politics and Art

KGNU Radio, Pink Progressionby Maeve Conran, February 26, 2018

5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine, New Exhibitions Celebrate Unity & Empowerment Through Art, by Rejena Carmichael, February 16, 2018

Daily Camera, Boulder Library launches ‘Pink Progression’ art exhibit inspired by Women’s March, by Syndney Worth, February 19, 2018 

Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, Westword Staff, February 13, 2018

Westword, Five Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denverby Susan Froyd, January 24, 2018

Westword, Ten Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denver: Pink Tea Social, Pink Fibers Collecting, and Pink Crochet Hats at Processusby Susan Froyd, January 10, 2018

Westword, Mark Your Fall/Winter Calendar for These Top Colorado Art Events, by Susan Froyd, November 3, 2017

Westword, Don’t Toss Your Women’s March Signs, by Ana Campbell, January 17, 2017


Panel 1

Collaborative Art


PINKPROGRESSION’s theme for 2020 was collaboration. These mixed media artworks were on view at McNichols Civic Center Building from January 18 – April 5, 2020 and the Arvada Center from July 2 – November 8, 2020. We also participated in a word play collaborative project in which each participating artist was invited to contribute a word to create a loose, collective narrative. Thank you to Veronica Herrera for inspiring us to create this project! 

Word Play artist list (left to right, top to bottom):

Danielle Cunningham (now future), Jina Brenneman (peace), Deidre Adams (frisson), Brooke Atherton (sunshine), Judy Anderson (empathy), Christopher Hecker (YOUnity), Kim Putnam (YEARNING), Bonnie Stolzmann (doleful), Sarah Wallace Scott (bloom), Mindy Bray (hope), Tonia Bonnell (Grow), katie caron (love), Irene Delka McCray (mystery), Tree Bernstein (patience), Sally Elliott (intuition), Bonnie Ferrill Roman (becoming), Katie Elliott (equanimity), L. Ashwyn Corris (now), Belgin Yucelen (honesty), Joanna Bugajka (modern), Judy Gardner (quiet), Ashley Frazier (synergy), Becky Wareing Steele (compassion), Frankie Toan (notice), Melissa Furness (buoyancy), Rian Kerrane (muddle), Jennifer Ghormley + Victoria Eubanks (Serenity through Wisdom), Leah Swenson (fall), Susan Goldstein (endure/embrace), Gayla Lemke (persistence), Jane Guthridge (strength), Keith Arnold (pouring out), Samara Johnson (resilience), Belgin Yucelen (ameliorate), Lynda Ladwig (responsibility), Ana Maria Hernando (fluid), Veronica Herrera (emergence), Deborah Howard (courage), Laurel McMechan (fear), Sylvia Montero (heal), Rochelle Johnson (freedom), Tsehai Johnson + Leslie D. Boyd (disupt), Margaret Kasahara (love), Anna Kaye (transform), Megan Gafford (anti-fragile), Jessica Loving (rise), Rachel Doniger (together), Marsha Mack + John Romer (resist), Belgin Yucelen (imaginary), Virginia Maitland (foward), George Peters (breathe), Jessica Drenk (positivity), Janelle Anderson (listen), Sophie Lynn Morris (kardashian), Jennifer Pettus (mending), Sandra Phillips (fearless), Virginia Folkestad (focus), Belgin Yucelen (shibui), Rebecca Vaughan (longing), Patricia McInroy (vote), Jodie Roth Cooper (purple), Susan and Peter Illig (redemption), Sherry Wiggins (occupy), Rebecca Peebles (yourwholeself), deb y felio (advocacy), Louis Trujillo (Genderfuck), Sue Simon (science), Belgin Yucelen (wisdom), Kate Woodliff O’Donnell (Love), Emily Grace King (Greek word for honest, fair, decent), Tricia Waddell (unbreakable & magical), Autumn Thomas (subvert), Constance E. Boyle (inclusion), Carol Guerrero-Murphy (community), Gail Waldstein (hotdamn), Unknown (brave), Karen Kielpikowski (kindness), Joslyn Green (embody), Marj Hahne (hot cocoa at midnight), Kimberly O’connor (truth), Eileen Roscina (balance), Stacey Stormes (breathe, rest, revive), Liz Quan (spirit, humor), Brooke Granville (tenderness), Mary Chandler (clearing), Drew Austin (wonder)

Collaborations are multi-layered explorations in which a fusion of ideas and creative approaches occur. They inspire inquisitive discussions and observations, a profound jump into the unknown, the bending/flexing of methods/ideas, and a celebration of our strengths and expressions.


For Pink Progression’s Center for Visual Art exhibit, artists were invited to pick an artist to collaborate with.


Fawn Atencio & Susan Vaho • Mindy Bray & Sophie Lynn Morris • Katie Caron & Marie Perrin-McGraw • Sally Elliott & Bonnie Stolzmann Melissa • Furness & Estee Bershof • Jennifer Ghormley & Jodi Stuart • Kim Harrell & Katie Hoffman • Tsehai Johnson & Edie Tavel • Anna Kaye & Mark Brasuell • Irene Delka McCray & Karen Keilpikowski

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Our group of artists were split into two geographic areas. Each artist has one week to complete their marks and deliver the collaborative artwork to the next artist. The collaboration started on September 18th and ended on December 10, 2017. 

The Denver and Aurora group consists of artists Mindy Bray, Frankie Toan, Dylan Scholinski, Kellie Cannon, Fawn Atencio, Trine Bumiller, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Viviane Le Courtois, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Kim Harrell, and Jennifer Pettus.

The West & North of Denver + Colorado Springs group consists of artists Anna Kaye, Katie Caron, Julia Rymer, Veronica Herrera, Rian Kerrane Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Ania Gola-Kumor, Susanne Mitchell, Irene Delka McCray, Ajean Ryan, and Margaret Kasahara.

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