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Alberta Craft Council Board of Directors

 

Tara Owen (Chair), Calgary, AB

Tara is a metalsmith living and working in Calgary.  She graduated with a BFA from ACAD in 1996, and works out of her home studio.  Tara makes art jewellery, wearable art and small sculpture, and also enjoys writing about the arts.  She is active in the metals community in Alberta and an advocate for craft within the wider cultural community.  She has served on the board of the Alberta Craft Council since 2000.
(Chair since 2013, was Vice Chair from 2006-2012). Contact Tara

 

Dawn Detarando (Vice-Chair), Red Deer, AB

Dawn has been working in clay for over 20 years and has been teaching ceramics and giving workshops at various arts programs, colleges and universities.  She is currently a studio artist and co-runs “Voyager Art & Tile” with her partner Brian McArthur. Together, they have created a successful public art and decorative tile business in Red Deer.  Dawn received her MFA from The Ohio State University, Columbus and received the Alberta Lieutenant Governor Emerging Artist Award in 2009.  Dawn has served on the board for since 2006 (Vice-Chair since 2011). Contact Dawn

 

Jennifer E. Salahub, Calgary, AB

Jennifer teaches Art History and Craft History at the ACAD. Her BFA and MA in Canadian Art History were awarded by Concordia University, Montreal and she received a Ph.D. in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, London and in 2001 she was the recipient of the Veronika Gervers Fellowship at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.  Before moving to Calgary she taught art history at Concordia University, University of Ottawa and Montreal's Marianopolis College.  She writes and lectures internationally on art, craft, and design. Jennifer has served on the board since 2010. Contact Jennifer

 

Meghan Wagg, Edmonton, AB

Meghan received her BFA majoring in Jewellery and Metalsmithing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 2003.  She settled in Edmonton in 2006 and began apprenticing under Wayne Mackenzie at Electrum Design Studio. She spent 4 years there developing her work and establishing herself in the craft community.  Her present work consists of anatomy inspired silver jewellery and tableware that incorporate colored plastics. She has served on the board since 2010. Contact Meghan 

 

Kari Woo, Canmore, AB

Kari is a full-time studio jeweller who also doubles as a mixed media assemblage artist. She was co-founder/owner of INFLUX Jewellery Gallery in Calgary, and a founding member of crafter collectives in Calgary and Vancouver that advocate for the handmade and buying local. In her spare time she likes to think about the role of Craft in contemporary culture. Kari graduated with her BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design, 2003.  Kari has served on the board since 2009. Contact Kari

 

 

Mary-Beth Laviolette, Canmore, AB

Mary-Beth is a long-time writer about the visual arts and a freelance curator. She is also the author of An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art (2005) and the co-author, with Patricia Ainslie, of Alberta Art & Artists: An Overview (2007). Intended for a general audience, both books include craft. Mary-Beth has served on the board since 2009. Contact Mary-Beth

 

 

Kris Kelly-Frere, Calgary, AB

Kris is currently the Innovation Lead with the Civic Innovation YYC Project at the City of Calgary. After earning a Master’s degree in Architecture, he was part of the core team that designed the experiences and operations for Canada's newest science centre, TELUS Spark. He brings broad experience with both design and strategic thinking at a range of scales to the Alberta Craft Council. He is an active artist, community leader, and critical writer.  Kris has served on the board since 2017.

 

Natali Rodrigues, Calgary, AB

In 1999 Natali graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Glass.  After traveling, working and making art and a production line of blown work she was accepted at the Australian National University.  She completed a Masters of Arts (Glass) in 2003.  She is now an Associate Professor of Glass, at ACAD and continuing her glass and art practice. Natali’s research interests looks at the boundary of silence, transformative, and embodied experience. Natali has served on the board since 2017.


Click here to view a list of The Alberta Craft Council's Past Board of Directors