Cameron Anderson
Executive Director

Cameron Anderson is an artist and writer. He is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson and they, with their dog Seamus, live in Madison, Wisconsin. Cam earned an M.F.A. in painting and drawing form Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in art history and art criticism. Prior to joining CIVA, Anderson served as the National Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. In 2016, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust invited him to be their Visiting Senior Scholar. Recently he completed his first book The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts (InterVarsity Press).

Dawn AndersonDawn Anderson

Having recently retired from a long career as a middle school language teacher, Dawn is enjoying a “second career” as an editor, volunteer, and resident dog-walker. She is an avid supporter of the arts and, especially, arts education programming. Dawn and her husband, Garwood, are the proud parents of three adult children and two children-in-law and enjoy opening their home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to many gatherings of family and friends.



Kate AustinKate Austin
Membership and Exhibits
608.433.9339 Office

Kate received her B.A. in Art Education at Wheaton College, completed the Gordon in Orvieto semester abroad program of Renaissance Art in Italy, and studied stone sculpture at the Chicago Botanical Gardens under masters from Chapungu, Zimbabwe. She taught elementary art in the Chicago suburbs, the Mississippi Delta, and small town New Hampshire, before moving to Madison, Wisconsin to establish roots. Kate continues to enrich the lives of young children through service in her local church as Youth Ministry Team Leader. She and her husband, Jacob, have three wonderful daughters, a dog named Blue, and a small flock of backyard chickens.

Ned Bustard

Ned Bustard
Graphic Designer

Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, and printmaker. His most recent book is History of Art: Creation to Contemporary. In his spare time, Ned is the curator of the Square Halo Gallery and the creative director for Square Halo Books, for whom he edited the book It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. He grew up in the Reformed Episcopal Church and now serves as a ruling elder in a Presbyterian church. Ned is also on the board of The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). He and his wife, Leslie, have three lovely daughters, one dog, and an unreasonable number of books.


Paul Escalante
Web and Digital Designer

Paul is creative at heart. He works as a local videographer and editor, and, when he isn’t behind the camera or in front of a computer, he is figuring out his next craft project. Paul received his B.I.S (Bachelors of Individualized Studies) with specializations in Video, Spanish, and Social Issues from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and helps CIVA with its website and digital media. Paul loves to travel and has graduated from film programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Mexico City. He and his wife Shelene live in Madison with their son and dog.


staff-Sangren_Karen-headshotKaren Sangren

Retiring in 2017, Dr. Karen Sangren was a member of the Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA) faculty for over 40 years, 24 of which she served as Chair of the Department of Art and Design. During Sangren’s career she taught art education, art appreciation, and selected studio courses, while helping to build the broader art and design program. She created community partnerships with San Diego art museums and local school districts. Sangren taught homeless children in the inner city and later developed an Arts Partnership with South Bay Union School District that served over 9000 students across a 12-year period. Sangren participated in state arts assessment teams and was a 20-year member of the Art Advisory Panel for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She directed the CCCU/CIVA National Study of Art and Design Programs between 2008-2010, resulting in its national status report. Sangren served on the national Board of Directors of CIVA from 2009-2017.

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