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© 2014-2019  James Black Gallery - Vancouver, BC. 

STAFF

Zandi Dandizette

Executive Director & Founder

A lover of color and movement,  Zandi Dandizette is interested in engaging and creating immersive spaces. They graduated with a BMA in Animation in 2014 from Emily Carr University. Zandi tries to bring the medley of ideas together in their interactive installation works and curatorial practice. Co-founder of the JBG since 2014 and longest residency from the artists-in-residence program. Zandi is a firm believer in supporting artists as the Programs and Membership Coordinator for CARFAC BC and on the Board of Directors at VIVO Media Arts Centre.  They've shown work on four continents.

Angelique Coralie Kendall

Ceramics Studio Head

An artist in her thirties with a Diploma in Fine and Applied Art majoring in Ceramics, which she received in South Africa in 2005. She has experience working in multiple ceramic studios and in teaching workshops and a history in performance art. She also has two years’ experience as the part-time studio manager at the UBC Pottery Club.

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Kat Wadel

Social Media Coordinator

​Kathryn is an interdisciplinary mixed media artist, exploring the relationships between culture, art, science and social-engagement within her practice. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2017, and has been handling social media for Deserres BC. 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eden Cooke

Secretary

Originally from Seattle, Eden Cooke is an illustrator and maker based in East Vancouver.  Obsessed by the obscure she seeks out fragments of other worlds and times to imbibe into her work.  Collecting curios and coincidences fuels her love of creating stories through imagery.  Eden has been in shows and part of the collective of the JBG since 2014.

Bradley Leaf

Treasurer

Arts Administrator from Vancouver BC, with a focus on LGBTQ cultural programming and creating accessible spaces for all artists. They are committed to the creation of safe and inclusive events and believe that everyone is an artist regardless of background or education.

Allison Watters

Board Member-At-Large

A Visual Artist residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, she holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (2014). Allison has also pursued serious studies in Performance, Dance, Clowning, and Equestrian training, which all inform her artistic practice. In 2018 she founded Conduit Gallery, an artist-run project space in the DTES, and is currently curating monthly art shows and happenings in the Gallery.

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Advisors

Justin Snell

Vice Chairperson

Multi-genre'd visual artist and filmmaker that focuses on themes of shadowy abstraction. He has been involved in the nightlife in Vancouver, and previously put on an event at the JBG.

Mily Mumford

Board Member-At-Large

A dancer, musician, writer and director for film, theatre and multimedia and an MSc. researcher at Simon Fraser University in interactive technology. Her creative work explores the intersections between arts and sciences in exploring the human condition. She runs the Nebula Theatre Company and has previously activated the JBG for events.

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Wynne Palmer

Advisor

Wynne Palmer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, an independent curator, producer and mentor. She is a serial collaborator, interested in the dynamics of improvisation and participatory art practices. Currently, Wynne is curator and co-producer of Digital Carnival for Cinevolution Media Arts Society, board member and secretary for the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society, and an advisor to several art collectives and artist run galleries. From 2013 - 2016 she was artist in residency (with LocoMotoArt) through the Vancouver Park Board and from 2011 - 2018 she was co-founder and manager of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra.

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