About Us

Denise Robert

Denise Robert

Denise Robert studied journalism at Rutgers University and entered the marketing profession as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations. It was an opportunity, early in her career, to engage with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, with the common goal of making a difference in the world.

Opening her own marketing firm in Denver in the 1980s, Denise carried on her work with charities and added to her client roster with government and cultural organizations, entertainment companies, environmental groups and bond issues up for vote, along with authors and their books, law firms, and the hospitality industry with a specialty in Aveda day spas. She has worked with a luxury fractional ownership property in the Burgundy region of France, assisted organizations committed to saving the endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Africa, and designed wine tours of Tuscany. She devoted a good deal of time working in the travel industry, creating and escorting special interest tours for members of cultural organizations. It was a way to raise funds for organizations, introduce people to new ideas and places, and see the world herself.

Constantly an adventure, one project leading to the next, making friends and enjoying referrals that boosted her along the way, she always arrived in new and interesting territory. That brings her today to enjoyment of work in support of the arts and culture in Denver, having watched it explode over the years from a time “when you could shoot a cannon off in downtown Denver and not hit anyone” to the current hot, hip, happening scene in LoDo on a Saturday night “with all the girls in their party dresses and sparkly makeup.”

Keeping true to her passions, Denise supports environmental groups and treasures her time in the field with nature photographer John Fielder. She is devoted to arts and cultural organizations and has a soft spot for programs that benefit seniors. And, she is a gym-rat; if you can’t find her in the office, she’s probably at the athletic club.

"Denise listens. She's curious with a wonderfully positive attitude. Always professional and a real joy to work with." - Vickie Stevinson, Stevinson Design

Elke McGuire

Elke McGuire

Born and raised in Germany, Elke McGuire has been influenced by color since she was young. 

After studying art history in Berlin, Elke began her career in 1985 as a fabric designer in Germany and Spain. Next, Elke moved to Hong Kong where she lived for many years designing clothing under the "Anuschka" label. She worked as a designer and sales manager for a major European import company and later as merchandise manager for May Department Stores. 

After coming to New York in 1991, Elke married, had two children and continued her education and career in the arts. Now living in Colorado, Elke uses her background as a designer to create her vibrant paintings. After having worked as a curator at a local art gallery, organizing art shows with Denise Robert, they decided to form Art D'Elke, an enterprise that produces art shows and sales in artists’ studios, galleries and other venues throughout Denver neighborhoods.

“As always, it has been a great pleasure to work with you and Elke. What a great team you are and truly a pleasure to work with.” – Melissa Basta, Faces of Haiti exhibition