Press Release

           For Immediate Release

Frances Charteris Honored by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Art Education and Tourism

Ms. Charteris’ tour company specializes in helping women fully experience the art of Europe

BOULDER, CO, November 23, 2016, Frances Charteris has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As the founder and owner of Charteris Art Tours, Ms. Charteris spearheads the company’s mission to allow women to travel safely and comfortably while seeing art in a foreign setting. Her goal is to ensure that each trip is a unique and memorable experience while building a sense of community among travelers. Typical mornings during an art tour will feature a group visit to an art museum, gallery or other site of cultural interest. Afternoon activities are individually tailored to each traveler’s taste, and may include painting, writing, taking photographs, shopping, and more. Ms. Charteris is happy to assist with anything that will allow women to fully immerse themselves in each travel destination, while taking time for themselves to create, explore and discover. Her maiden tour will take place in February 2017.

Originally from France, Ms. Charteris earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of York in 1970. She relocated to the United States in 1977 and graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1979. Years later, she expanded upon her education by receiving an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 1992 and a Master of Arts in clinical counseling from the University of Colorado in 2012.

Ms. Charteris has spent a majority of her career as an art educator, writer and artist. She worked as a photographer and acted with Inroads Performance Group prior to leaving England. She also spent two years teaching at Kingston College in Jamaica. From 1980 to 1983, she worked with Bettmann Archives in New York City, and then garnered experience as a photo printer for the United Nations, also in New York City. Ms. Charteris then moved across the country to become a teaching assistant at the University of California, San Diego while earning a Master of Fine Arts. Her career proceeded to take her to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she spent more than two decades as a senior instructor. While working at the school, she also directed global seminars in Madrid and Paris for many years.

Outside of her professional experiences, Ms. Charteris remained busy through involvement with a number of civic and art associations. She founded and directed the Farouche Performance Troop from 2006 to 2007, and has had her artwork exhibited at museums and galleries in Colorado, California, Argentina, Slovenia and more. Further, Ms. Charteris is proud to be a member of Women in Network Generate Success, also known as WINGS.

In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Charteris was chosen to be featured in the 62nd through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America, the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the World, and the 26th through 28th editions of Who’s Who of American Women.

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