Welcome to the 2013-14 Board of Directors + Annual Report

The 2013 Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, June 1st at the Celtic Circle in New Glasgow was an eventful occasion filled with fantastic artworks by VANS Members and great conversation about the achievements of the organization outlined in the 2012-13 Annual Report.


At the AGM, VANS said their thanks to the staff and 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 member and regional representative Onni Nordman (Cape Breton), who passionately served the organization, contributing to our shared legacy of advancing the visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia.

During the AGM, the membership elected the 2013-14 Board of Directors, please join us in welcoming, new and returning board members:


Andrea Puszkar, Interim President and Treasurer
Katie Belcher, President (1-year leave, 2012-13)
Eliza Fernbach, Vice President
Susan Malmstrom, Secretary

Regional Representatives:

Kelli Janson – Representative, Yarmouth and La Baie Sainte Marie (Region 1)
Alexa Jaffurs – Representative, Annapolis West (Region 2a)
Lis Van Berkel – Representative, Annapolis East (Region 2b)
Sally Warren, Representative, South Shore (Region 3)
Natasha Krzyzewski, Representative, Halifax (Region 4a)
Judith Brannen, Representative, Eastern Shore (Region 5)
Pam Swainson – Representative, Cumberland, Colchester and East Hants (Region 6)
Carolyn Vienneau, Representative, Guysborough, North Shore, Antigonish (Region 7)
Adelle Schemm, Representative of Cape Breton (Region 8)


Charlotte Wilson-Hammond, CFNS Representative
Bonnie Baker, AGNS Representative
Gillian Jowsey, NSCAD student representative


Our current board of directors is comprised of practicing 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 2013-14 VANS Board of Directors, please visit: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/about-vans/board-of-directors/.

Should members be interested in serving on the VANS Board of Directors, there are vacancies for a regional representative in Dartmouth, Bedford , Sackville (Region 4b). Should you be interested in serving on the board of directors in that region, please forward a letter of interest to director@visualarts.ns.ca.

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