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Artists and their agents are welcome to submit proposals for exhibitions.

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Daisy McGowan

Director, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art
Galleries of Contemporary Art
(719) 255-3504

Stephanie Von Fange

Gallery & Events Preparator
Galleries of Contemporary Art
(719)255-3504 x3874

About GOCA

Vision Statement

We can see the future: GOCA will be the leader in producing and providing access to significant contemporary art experiences of national and international relevance in the region.

Most importantly, GOCA is a social place. We're an institution that's about you, our friends and visitors. When we think about upcoming exhibitions and lectures, we're thinking about you and what you might think is cool/fun/challenging/exciting/new. We're a place for the people, where exhibitions are free, refreshments are plentiful and humor is welcome.


  • Offer diverse opportunities for visitors to engage with new ideas, aesthetics and cultural perspectives through exhibitions, programs, lectures
  • Promote and exhibit excellent work in contemporary visual art
  • Emphasize work outside the gallery through site-­specific installations, performances and happenings
  • Increase public awareness and support for GOCA
  • Collect and analyze visitor feedback


Gina Perenchio, Chair
July, 2018 / Board member since October, 2014

John Ramirez, Vice-Chair
July, 2018 / Board member since February, 2017

Katie Whitford, Secretary
January, 2019 / Board member since July, 2018


Jem Brock / UCCS Student / October, 2018
Jasmine Dillavou / November, 2019
Karin Ellis / November, 2019
Carol Montgomery / December 2016
Jerry Morris / October, 2019
Debra Schoen / UCCS Student / October 2018


Dr. Katherine Guinness / July 2018


Salvador “Cinco” Placensio / Senator of Arts / Student Government Association / Aug, 2019
Dr. Suzanne MacAulay, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
Rex Welshon, Dean Letters, Arts and Sciences
Chad Garland, Interim Managing Director, UCCS Presents