Art Department

Department Head: Chase Hutchison
Administrator: Becky Kenlon

Department Mailing Address:

Western Colorado University
Quigley Hall 202
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.3093
Fax: 970.943.2329


Tina Butterfield headshot
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western State College of Colorado, M.F.A., Radford University
Phone: 970.943.2040
Office Location: Quigley Hall 233
Al Caniff headshot
Professor of Art
B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., Western Michigan University; , Ed.M., Nazareth College, , Ph.D., Canbourne University.
Phone: (970) 943-3083
Office Location: Quigley Hall 234
Mayela Cardenas headshot
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: 970.943.3080
Office Location: Quigly 232
Chase Hutchison headshot
Art Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., Western Colorado University; M.F.A., New Mexico State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2035
Office Location: Quigley Hall 240
Anders Johnson headshot
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., North Park University, M.F.A., Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.2192
Office Location: Quigley Hall 229
Emily Loehle headshot
Lecturer in Art
B.F.A., Western Kentucky University, M.F.A., Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.3010
Office Location: Quigley Hall 227
Kerry Mason headshot
MGES Consultant and Internship Supervisor; Art Historian and Consultant; Instructor in Canadian and Northwest Coast Art, University of Victoria, Victoria College of Art
B.A., French Certificate, University of Victoria, M.A., University of Victoria
Office Location:
Heather Orr headshot
Professor of Art - Art History ( Administrative Director Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization ( Colorado State Representative, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (
B.A., M.A., University of Victoria; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-3031
Office Location: Quigley Hall 231
Don Seastrum headshot
Emeritus Professor of Art
B.A., Western State College, M.L.S., University of Denver, Ph.D., The Union Institute
Office Location:
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D. headshot
Grosland Associate Director, MGES Specialization; Art Department Gallery Director; MGES Instructor
B.A., Oberlin College, M.A., Central European University, Ph.D., Central European University
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D., AAA headshot
MGES Grosland Director
B.A., Oberlin College, Literature and Government, 1990, M.A., Central European University, History, Budapest, Hungary, 1995, History, Ph.D., Central European University, Comparative History, Budapest, 2011, Certified Appraiser of Impressionism and Modern Art, Appraisers Association of America
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230