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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 VALUCOOP (a founding member) on top of representing BC at ARCA. 

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.

Ron Luther

Board Member-At-Large

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

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.

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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