Carla McGrath, Executive Director
As a co-founder and Executive Director, Carla McGrath manages the day-to-day operations of Highpoint (including, but not limited to financial management, personnel and marketing activities); plans and participates in grant writing and fundraising activities undertaken by the Board and staff; and designs and implements educational and community programming. Ms. McGrath is also charged with building board leadership and capacity. Carla McGrath previously served as Art Lab Coordinator in the Department of Education and Community Programs at the Walker Art Center from 1995–2000. While at the Walker she was responsible for designing and teaching hands-on art projects for a wide range of visitors, with emphasis on K-12 education. Ms. McGrath holds a BA in English from Connecticut College and earned her JD from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Cole Rogers, Artistic Director & Master Printer
Cole Rogers is a co-founder of Highpoint and HP’s Artistic Director and Master Printer. From 1995–2000 he was Printshop Director and Printmaking Coordinator at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he taught, shaped curriculum and advocated for the art of printmaking. Previously he was chief printer at AKASHA in Minneapolis, and a Senior Printer at Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. He earned his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio State University, and a Master Printer certificate from Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Highpoint Editions’ print publications created in collaboration with Rogers over the last ten years are represented in the permanent collections of many major museums, corporations and numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Zac Adams-Bliss, Senior Printmaker & Webpage Design
Zac Adams-Bliss began working for Highpoint Editions as an intern in 2003. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His own artwork blends traditional and modern printmaking techniques, often so that the printed object interplays with its environment.
Josh Bindewald, Exhibitions & Artists’ Cooperative Manager
Josh has an MFA in printmaking from Bradley University and a BFA with a printmaking emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. From 2010–2012 he taught printmaking, foundations and art appreciation courses at Bradley University and Illinois Central College. Josh’s work is comprised mostly of intaglio and screen prints, monotypes and collages that use a little bit of everything. His images record the observations he’s made as a human being in the twenty-first century, with references made specifically to personal experiences, and humankinds interactions with our physical space and its inhabitants.
Jessie France, Operations & Communications Manager
Tyler Green, Education & Community Programs Manager
Hailing from White Bear Lake, MN, Tyler finished college at UW Madison with a BFA in printmaking and a minor in Environmental Studies. He began working at Highpoint in 2012 as an Education Intern. He has held positions at all levels of Highpoint’s education program before eventually becoming the Education & Community Programs Manager. Tyler also works with youths with autism, and maintains his own printmaking practice.
Jessica Krueckeberg, Gallery Director
Jessica has been part of the fine art print community for almost a decade. She received her BA in Art History and Anthropology from University of Illinois. Working for Armstrong Fine Art in Chicago, she fell in love with editions early in her career. She moved to New York to study Visual Art Administration at New York University and received her MA, focusing her studies on the fine art print market. While working in client development at both Pace Prints and Gemini G.E.L., Jessica’s interest in editions only deepened. A Midwest native, she is dedicated to Highpoint’s mission and growth.
Sarah Mering, Education Fellow
Sarah moved to Minneapolis from North Dakota in 2012 to attend the University of Minnesota. There she obtained her BFA in studio arts with a focus in printmaking, as well as a BA in communication studies. While attending the U of M Sarah was an Education intern at Highpoint, and she is excited to return as the Education Fellow. Since graduating in 2016 Sarah has continued her own printmaking practice, and organizes live screen printing events with local organizations and businesses.
Sam Orosz, Teen Mentor
In 2014, Sam received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking, drawing, and painting from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Sam got his foot in the door at Highpoint through an internship in the professional studio. Since the internship, he was awarded the 2015/16 Jerome Emerging Printmakers residency and has continued to push his own pursuit through the mediums of printmaking and drawing. In his current work, Sam uses the intaglio processes to explore the evolution of landscapes. A concept that examines both mankind and the natural world’s ability to continually reshape the environment around us.
Interns & Volunteers:
- Soren Carlson-Donohoe, Studio Intern
- Emily Marsolek, Studio Intern
- Grace Filek, Education Intern
- Bridget Kranz, Education Intern
- Kristin Bickal, Education Intern
Highpoint would also like to thank our former staff, interns, & volunteers. -more here