JoAnne has been an active volunteer with the Art Ex Festival since 2009 and joined the steering committee in 2010.
Robert was one of the individuals who incorporated Art Ex in 2012 and currently he sits on it’s volunteer board of Directors.
Nellie has been an active member of the Board of Directors since the Art Ex Festival organization incorporated in 2012.
JoAnne’s passion for visual arts emerged when she relocated from North Bay, Ontario to Central Newfoundland in 1985. A self taught artist, she experimented with a variety of mediums and took advantage of many art workshops offered by the growing art community in Grand Falls Windsor. She became an active volunteer with the Art Ex Festival in 2009 and in 2010 became a representative on the steering committee. In 2012 when Art Ex Festival Corporation achieved it’s not- for- profit status, she became a volunteer with the Board of Directors. Providing opportunities to engage artists and the public in art experiences remains her true focus and motivation. A retired health professional, Art Ex Festival provides great art opportunities and constantly rewards her creative enthusiasm!
Since coming to Grand Falls-Windsor in 1984, as an art and drama teacher in the school system, Robert has been involved with the regional and provincial arts community. In 2009 he was approached to sit on the steering committee which founded Art Ex Festival Corp. When the Exploit Valley Economic Development Council was dismantled in 2012 he was one of the individuals who incorporated Art Ex and currently sits on it’s volunteer board of Directors. Along with the two other Directors he helps to plan the numerous events and activities that have become part of the Art Ex brand.
Nellie is a retired teacher and school administrator and has been volunteering with Art Ex since 2012, the first year of her retirement. She has been an active member of the Board of Directors since the Art Ex organization incorporated in 2012. In her role as a school administrator, she had been involved in ArtsSmarts, a program which introduces children to the visual arts. This experience gave her an appreciation for the quality of art being made by talented local artists, and she is happy to now put her organizational and communication skills to work promoting the visual arts in the Exploits Valley region. When not working together with the other Board members to plan, promote and implement visual arts events in the community, she enjoys painting as a hobby.
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