Kathleen Buckley, Executive Director / Programming Coordinator
Katie Buckley is an arts organizer and writer from Saint John, New Brunswick. She holds a BA from the University of King’s College in Halifax and an MA in Art History from SACI College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy. Katie has worked with a number of arts organizations including Saint John Arts Centre, New Brunswick Museum, and most recently New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium. Her writing has appeared in Visual Arts News and CreatedHere Magazine.
Zoë Boyd, President
Zoe Boyd is a producer based in Saint John, New Brunswick who works for Hemmings House Pictures. Zoë earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of New Brunswick and has always been involved in the art community. She currently runs a pop-up gallery that features local and emerging artists – BOYD POP UP.
Ben Peterson, Secretary
Ben Peterson lives and writes in Saint John. His training is in architectural history and theory and his current writing practice interrogates the soft power our daily lives exert over the built environment. Put plainly by friends: Ben really likes buildings.
Jericho Knopp, Communications
Jericho Knopp is a freelance journalist, arts administrator, and embroidery artist based out of Saint John, New Brunswick. She is a fierce supporter of the arts, and believes that artistic work is critical to the provincial economy. She currently works as ArtsLink NB’s CATAPULT program coordinator. Previously, she’s worked in business, fundraising, teaching, and retail; and her work has appeared in the CBC, Civilized, Visual Arts News, Huffington Post, the Telegraph Journal, Buzzfeed, and The Georgia Straight. She spends her spare time trying to keep up with the ever-expanding corpus of great literature, sneaking a few romance novels in between classics. She also loves climbing, hiking with her greyhound, baking, and promptly devouring everything she’s baked.
Graeme Stewart-Robertson, Member at Large
Graeme Stewart-Robertson is the Global Hub Coordinator for People Protecting Landscapes and Seascapes, a project of WWF-International, supporting the vital role Indigenous and local communities around the world play in protecting and safeguarding land and seascapes essential to global conservation goals. Contributing to environmental and arts initiatives across Atlantic Canada, Graeme brings his unique insight and passion to issues ranging from arts advocacy to climate change. With over thirteen years of experience in designing, implementing and managing community-based projects, his work challenges our collective relationship with landscape and nature and continues to explore the depths of how we define humanity and its role in natural systems.
Christiana Myers, Member at Large
Christiana Myers is a Saint John-based curator, writer, and artist, born of settler ancestry. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University and an MLitt Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Previously the Programming Coordinator of Third Space, she is now employed at the New Brunswick Museum and teaches part time at NBCCD. She has exhibited her work and participated in arts panels throughout New Brunswick, as well as Montreal, Toronto, the UK, Finland, and the Netherlands. In 2018 she was selected for an editorial residency at Canadian Art magazine in Toronto for which she continues to write critical reviews. Her writing has also appeared in Visual Arts News, CreatedHere Magazine, and in books and catalogues circulated by St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Museum, among others.
Lindsay Jacquard, Member at Large
Lindsay Jacquard is an arts educator and administrator from Nova Scotia, now living in Saint John, New Brunswick. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University. She is passionate about encouraging and enabling creative pursuits, working with organizations such as the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Halifax Regional Municipality, and Imperial Theatre. Lindsay’s own artistic practice involves painting, portraiture, strangeness, and play.
Peter Rowan, Member at Large
Peter Rowan is an artist manager, festival provocateur, and industry professional of over 25 years; co-founder of Halifax Pop Explosion and PopMontreal; past management clients include: Sloan, Eric’s Trip, Hardship Post, Julie Doiron, Motherhood and a host of other weird and wonderful artists. Currently managing Saint John’s traveling noise complaints Little You Little Me, Tooth & the Fang, and Sadie Donahue; producing the Greville Tapes Music Club project, and is co-founder, and lead instigator, of The Quality Block Party; a twice yearly, multi-day independent music and art festival in Saint John.