I am involved in a number of initiatives to build Saskatchewan’s art community. I am the owner of void gallery, dedicated to supporting emerging artists and improving access to art. I helped found Ink Slab Printmakers as well as Studio 4417, the only printmaking studio in northern Saskatchewan, which two former students started in 2013. I co-organized Repetition - Printmaking in Saskatchewan, a touring, group exhibition featuring the work of printmakers from across the province that will be shown in a total of 17 Saskatchewan communities. And this past January I helped found, and sit on the board of directors for, the Saskatchewan Printmakers Association and Finding City Community Arts.
void supports local, emerging artists and offers affordable, accessible art. We help young artists develop their professional practices and establish a sales history while partnering with local businesses to show art in their spaces. Since opening, we have shown the work of over 60 artists.
The Saskatchewan Printmakers Association is an umbrella organization that will serve to connect and promote printmakers throughout the province, providing opportunities for exhibitions, networking, and support.
Finding City is a public art organization that builds relationships between artists and the larger community through collaborative projects focused on the idea of city and the experience of contemporary urban living.
Ink Slab is Saskatoon’s only printmaking collective, providing a publicly accessible studio.