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 previously working for CARFAC BC & NATIONAL. They are on the Board of Directors at VIVO Media Arts Centre, Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, and a founding member of VALUCOOP and have represented BC at ARCA. 

Gloria Han

Ceramics Studio Head

A ceramic artist whose work explores the question ‘how do we inhabit the world that we’ve inherited?’ by creating regenerations of traditional Korean pottery. This mode of working serves as a case study for how traditions change within a diaspora while connecting her to her heritage..Gloria has been filling in as ceramics studio head during COVID-19 and will continue in this role.

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Bradley Leaf

Social Media Coordinator

Bradley Leaf who has served on the JBG board for the last 2 years join the JBG to help manage Social Media and some general duties. Their art practice focuses on reworking damaged and discarded jewelry, fashion, & accessories into new one of a kind pieces inspired by art, culture, and other subjects.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Connie Laalo

Secretary

Connie Laalo has a background in creating public arts event programming as well as exhibition design. An active member of music and arts communities in Vancouver, she is happiest when nurturing and amplifying marginalized voices.

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.

Ron Luther

Vice Chairperson

Ron is an active member of the Vancouver electronic music community and has produced and performed new music, as well as produced events in collaboration with other artists and promoters in the community. He is also an industrial designer by vocation and has his own business and several collaborative projects that bridge the space between art, music and design.

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Justin Snell

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.

Kat Wadel

Studio Board Member-at-Large

​​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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Sara Gold

Board Member-At-Large

Sara Gold is a sound enthusiast, performer, and curator. She founded the Vancouver Low Frequency Festival and actively seeks to support artists in their endeavors while focusing on inclusion and diversity.

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