Board

Daniel Parr received an English degree from the University of Regina in 2008, and has dedicated his adult life to the arts community in Saskatchewan. With almost ten years of experience as a program manager for SaskBooks, he has traveled the length and breadth of the province (and beyond) promoting Saskatchewan publishers and books. Six years sitting on the board of the Saskatchewan Book Awards, three as the Chair, provided further opportunities to champion books. Experience with serving on juries and advisory groups rounds out his experience of the arts ecology of the province.

Jaime Boldt is a dedicated member of the Saskatchewan community who is committed to a personal and professional life rooted in holistic, collaborative and humanizing approaches. Jaime holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy with an undergrad in Human Justice. Jaime is a champion for vulnerable populations and those without access. She has received a number of awards for her work in this area both locally and nationally. Jaime has held various strategic and leadership roles in provincial not-for-profits as well as the Saskatchewan government.

Her unique combination of education and experience laid the groundwork to open her own consulting business which she operated for 8 years. With a strong knowledge and background of not-for-profits, she provided support and guidance in development, sustainability and governance to groups across western Canada. Jaime currently is the Executive Director of Globe Theatre, a recently created position within the organization. She also sits on the Saskatchewan Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Board of Directors and continues to teach and facilitate in the practice of restorative justice at the University of Regina and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

Tara Janzen is the Director of Development for the Remai Modern, a new museum of modern and contemporary art that opened in Saskatoon in 2017. She and her team are responsible for generating revenue for the museum through donations, sponsorship, grants, membership and special events. Prior to joining Remai Modern, Tara served as Director of Development for Wanuskewin. During her tenure at Wanuskewin, she led the Thundering Ahead capital campaign and UNESCO World Heritage application process and contributed to raising more than $40M for the institution. 

An active contributor to community arts and culture, Tara was a founding board member of Saskatoon’s Nuit Blanche Contemporary Arts festival. She is past chair of Heritage Saskatchewan and has served on Saskatoon’s Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee. Tara’s career spans a variety of industries including finance, government relations, administration and fundraising for cultural and contemporary arts institutions and boards, and sharing her skills and networks to hold space for artists to be artists.

Tara has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently completing graduate work, both at the University of Saskatchewan. Raised in a culturally-mixed home, Tara has parental ties to India and settler Saskatchewan.

Jeff Morton (he/him) is a media artist, curator, and musician based in rural southeast Saskatchewan, on Treaty 2 territory, land of the Blackfoot, Anishinabewaki, Assiniboine, and Sioux, and the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.

As an artist and composer, Jeff’s work integrates music and media art, exploring themes of sound-making, communication, and transcription. Drawing on traditional instruments, found musical objects, natural materials, and technology, his performances and installations have been presented in galleries, festivals, and showcases across Canada and internationally over the past 20 years.

Jeff is currently the Director and Curator of the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Newsletter Editor for CARFAC SASK, and Co-Artistic Director of of-the-now, an artist collective based in Victoria, BC. Over the past 15 years, Jeff has also worked with arts organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian New Music Network, Zula Presents, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, SK Arts, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery, Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, Holophon Audio Arts, Open Space, and the University of Victoria, among others.

Chasing dreams and honouring family legacies, Krystal Glowatski is an artist and entrepreneur in Weyburn, SK. She is the owner of Olive’s Branch Art Studio, which is only possible with the ongoing support of her mom, Kathy Glowatski, dad, Brian Glowatski, and step-mom, Lynda Thomas. She is also the co-owner of CollabARTive Studios, alongside Malia Brackpool.

Krystal’s mission is to carry on the family legacy of female owned and operated entrepreneurship through the art industries. The family matriarch, Olive Demencuik, is the inspiration for Olive’s Branch. Building a female owned ceramics business from the ground up in the 1970s, she was a trailblazer in her own right.

These businesses came about on a healing journey, using art to reconnect to our true selves, to those who have come before us, to those we love in the present, as well as those we will love in the future. Krystal is a recovering academic, having spent 17 years in university as a student and teacher, pursuing first a BA Honours with international distinction in sociology, followed by a Masters in justice studies, and then a PhD in criminology. At the tail-end of the PhD, she decided academia wasn’t for her anymore. While she still teaches at the university level, she’s unsure if she feels a need to finish her dissertation on the experiences of being related to someone who has taken a life. Timing can’t always be perfect, but all is not lost.

Krystal is considered an expert in the field of restorative justice, and uses her education and skills in teaching, facilitation, research, writing, management, event planning, and more in building her businesses and doing as much philanthropic and community work as she can. With an expertise in restorative justice, she infuses her work with the values aligned with restorative practices, such as humility, compassionate curiosity, understanding, inclusivity, kindness, respect, and dignity to build communities and businesses capable of taking on the world.

Krystal dabbles in many art mediums and processes, but currently works in resin, and is now expanding the business to include ceramics. She is thrilled to go back to her roots in this medium, exploring the businesses that both her grandmother, Olive, and her mother, Kathy successfully ran in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. 

Bio to follow!

Alejandro is an independent visual and interdisciplinary artist, curator and consultant in Arts and Culture. His leadership as an arts administrator include the renovation of an old theatre, public performances, lectures and public speaking. His work explores anonymous interventions, social activism, cultural resistance, photography, painting and poetry with the concepts of identity, post-colonialism, prophecy, construction and perceptions of reality.
 
Alejandro is a full-time artist, facilitator, art administrator and instructor. He has exhibited in Puerto Rico, USA, Morocco and Canada. His art is also in private collections in Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Spain and the United States. He is also the Public Arts Consultant for the city of Saskatoon. He loves horses and volunteers to promote and preserve the endangered Paso Fino breed.

Staff

Em Ironstar
Executive Director
306-780-9820
director@artsalliance.sk.ca
Jessica Riess
Communications & Outreach Officer
306-780-9820
outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca