Art Department

Department Head: S. Chase Hutchison, MFA
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, MFA headshot
Assistant Professor of Art
BFA, Western, Painting, 2004, MFA, Radford University, Painting, 2007
Phone: 970.943.2040
Office Location: Quigley Hall 233
Al Caniff, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Art
A.A., Glen Oaks Community College, BFA, M.A., MFA, 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: Quigley Hall 232
S. Chase Hutchison, MFA headshot
Art Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art
BFA, Western, Graphic Design, 2002, MFA, New Mexico State University, Graphic Design & Printmaking, 2006
Phone: 970.943.2035
Office Location: Quigley Hall 240
Anders Johnson, MFA headshot
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., North Park University, MFA, Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.2192
Office Location: Quigley Hall 229
Emily Loehle, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Art
BFA, Western Kentucky University, MFA, Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.3010
Office Location: Quigley Hall 227
Heather Orr, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Art; Administrative Director Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization; Colorado State Representative, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
B.A., University of Victoria, B.C. Canada, Art History, 1989, M.A., University of Victoria, B.C. Canada, Art History, 1991, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Art History, 1996
Phone: 970.943.3031
Office Location: Quigley Hall 231
Jeffrey Taylor, Ph.D. headshot
MGES Grosland Director
B.A., Oberlin College, Literature and Government, M.A., Central European University, History, Ph.D., Central European University, Comparative History, Certified Appraiser of Impressionism and Modern Art, Appraisers Association of America
Phone: 970.943.2285
Office Location: Quigley Hall 230