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recreational therapist , art educator , gallery director

Colleen Fraser Skiff, American art educator, art gallery director, recreational therapist. Certified art therapy Maywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Recipient Art in Public Spaces, New York Legislation, 2002, City and Culture Improvement, City of Troy, 2000, Artistin residence, Howard Bush foundation, 2001.


Skiff, Colleen Fraser was born on February 15, 1952 in Troy, New York, United States. Daughter of William Howard Skiff and Mary Lou Walsh.


Bachelor fine arts, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1973. Master of Arts Art Education, University Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1975.


Elementary art specialist Montrose Area School District, Montrose, Pennsylvania, 1974—1987. Art therapist Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1987—1988. Parson art therapist Parsons Child & Family Center, Albany, 1988—1991.

Gallery director Broadway Gallery Member Group, 1994—1997. Art teacher private school, Albany, Troy, 1994—2002. Gallery director Fulton St. Gallery, Troy, New York, since 1997.

Art teacher Berne-Knou-Westerlo School District, Berne, since 2002. President Bethlehem Art Association, Delman, New York, 1989—1992, Women's Gallery Member Group, Albany, New York, 1994—2003. Co-coordinator Womens Caucas for Art, Albany, New York, 1994—2003.


  • Certified art therapy Maywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (catalog) Body Image, 1999, The Figure, 1998. Contributor articles to professional journal. Exhibitions include, since 1974.


Coordinator Troy Art Alliance, Troy, New York, since 1997. Advisory board City Arts Coalition, Scheneciady, 1998. Committee member Art on the Lark, Albany, since 1999.

Member of New York State Teachers Association, American Art Therapy Association.


  • Other Interests

    Music, photography, antiques, dance, creating scupture gardens.


Married Erik Jon Kriss, June 22, 1986. Children: Emily Kriss, Tyler Kriss. Married Mark Erat Caterson, March 23, 1974 (divorced June 9, 1986).

1 child Shauna Caterson.

William Howard Skiff

Mary Lou Walsh

Erik Jon Kriss

Mark Erat Caterson

Emily Kriss Skiff

Tyler Kriss Skiff

Shauna Caterson Skiff