VANS Welcomes the 2012-13 Board of Directors

The 2012 Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, June 2nd, was a wonderful day filled with many discussions on the advancement of the visual arts as reviewed in the 2012 Annual Report and through various networking and socializing opportunities made available to VANS members throughout the day.

At the AGM, VANS said their thanks to the VANS staff and the 2011-12 VANS Board of Directors for their dedication, team work and collegiality, spiriting the visual arts in Nova Scotia forward. In particular, thanks was given to outgoing board members Janet Larkman (Past President) and regional representatives Nadine Belliveau (Yarmouth, La Baie Sainte Marie), Janice Guinan (Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants) who all passionately served the organization, contributing to our shared dynamic 36-year legacy advancing the visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia.

Afterwards, the membership elected in the 2012-13 Board of Director’s. Please welcome, returning and new board members:

Katie Belcher – President
Andrea Puszkar – Treasurer
Susan Malmstrom – Secretary and Regional Representative for Annapolis West
Sally Warren – Regional Representative South Shore
Natasha Krzyzewksi – Regional Representative Halifax
Dawn Josey – Regional Representative Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville
Judith Brannen – Regional Representative Eastern Shore
Eliza Fernbach – Regional Representative Guysborough, Antigonish and Pictou
Onni Nordman – Regional Representative Cape Breton
Bonnie Baker – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Board of Directors representative
Charlotte Wilson-Hammond – Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia Board of Directors representative
Alani Caruso – Student Union NSCAD Board of Directors representative

Our current board of directors is comprised of practicing visual artists who have a range of experience working in the visual arts sector, bringing a variety of professional skills to the organization.  To learn more about members on the 2012-13 VANS Board of Directors, please visit:

Should members be interested in serving on the VANS Board of Directors, there are vacancies for regional representatives in Yarmouth and La Baie Ste. Marie (Region 1) and Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants (Region 6). Should you be interested in serving on the board of directors in that region, please forward a letter of interest to



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2 Responses to VANS Welcomes the 2012-13 Board of Directors

  1. How do I contact my representative? There is no email address included here. I am living on the SouthShore, so Sally Warren is my rep.

    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Hi Terri,

      Thanks for your comment. We don’t make our volunteer reps’ contact info publicly available on our website for privacy purposes, normally it is sent to you in our initial e-mail welcoming you to VANS with your attached receipt.

      I will e-mail you your regional representatives’ contact info shortly.

      You may always request this info by e-mail to


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