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.
Lindsay Jacquard, President
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.
Graeme Stewart-Robertson, Vice President
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.
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 programming director. Previously, she’s worked in business, fundraising, teaching, and retail; her literary interests lie primarily in long-form non-fiction, spanning topics such as gender politics, social justice, the environment, and arts and culture. Her work has appeared in the CBC, Created Here, Visual Arts News, the Huffington Post, the Telegraph Journal, Buzzfeed, and the Georgia Straight. In her spare time, she spends time in the woods, eats baked goods, and creates cross-stitch and embroidery art as Jeri Stitches.
Matt Shields, Member at Large
Matt Shields is a lifelong lover and supporter of the arts. He is a part-owner of casual lifestyle boutique Pristine, and a freelance consultant and designer. Living and operating a business in Uptown Saint John, Matt strongly supports investing in and cultivating the arts community in our city. Matt has a wide variety of practical skills and years of experience in the fashion, design, and manufacturing industries. Matt believes creating a safe platform for artists to share their message is a vital part of any community, especially given the current social climate.
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.
Laura Oland, Member at Large
Laura Oland is a PhD Art History Student and a Museum Educator, currently based in Saint John, New Brunswick. She holds a BAH History degree from Acadia University and a MLitt Art History degree from the University of Glasgow. Since moving back to Saint John, Laura has been active in the Saint John community, as a member of the IACT Board, employee at the New Brunswick Museum, and sales associate at The Urban Shoe Myth. Laura is passionate about history, art, Saint John and shoes, as she is keen to further the development of the arts and culture scene in Saint John.