Visual Arts

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Indigenous Arts Programmer at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia | 2017 BFA at NSCAD University (majoring in fine art minoring in art history) | Multimedia Visual Artist | Mi’kmaw and French | Halifax NS
Santa Fe New Mexico, Institute of American Indian Arts
Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, from Siksika Nation in Alberta, Canada, achieved an MA in American Indian Studies and a second MA degree in Art History, both from the University of Arizona. Currently, she is Visiting Faculty in the Museum Studies and Cinematic Arts departments at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Latest curatorial projects include organizing the annual fashion show for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts and curating an exhibition for The Tweed Museum in Duluth, Minnesota titled Blood Memoirs: Exploring Individuality, Memory, and Culture through Portraiture. Previously, she was the Director/Curator of Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, the largest Aboriginal artist-run center in North America.
Anong Migwans Beam is an Artist and Curator, living and working in M’chigeeng First Nation. Her personal practice reflects her interests in paint making, and the relationships between water and memory, though large scale oil on canvas, and works on paper. Her curatorial practice reflects her position as Director/Curator of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, and her independent curatorial practice includes an Art Canada Institute monograph for her Father, Carl Beam, and a traveling exhibition of new work by Kim Dorland.
Audrey Dreaver, painter, curator, fine art and museum consultant who focuses on the education and dissemination of art histories of the Americas from pre-contact to contemporary practice through the lens of Fine Art and Museology.
Ottawa, ON
Clayton Windatt
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
Self Portrait with Debra, Polaroid
Banff, Canmore, Edmonton, Alberta
I have a deep interest in place, genealogy, and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous communities. Many years of professional arts administration have allowed me generate unique, large-scale ideas, that explore powerful and potentially healing intersections between art, artists, and the community.
Eli Hirtle
Victoria, BC (Lekwungen Territory)
New York
BA, Art History, City College, NYC
Vice President, Sotheby’s, specializing in historic American Indian, African & Oceanic Art, 1973-1998
Private curator, Manoogian Collection, 1988-1998
Guest Curator, Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, “Changing Hands: Art without Reservation, 1, 2 and 3”, each with fully illustrated catalogue
Currently Guest Curator, Heard Museum, Phoenix, “RE:Define”, opening Spring, 2019
Trustee, Brooklyn Museum, New York; Creative Time; New York; National Advisory Committee, University of Michigan Museum of Art; member AAMC, CAA, ArtTable, SWAIA; Exhibitions Committee, American Federation of the Arts, New York City and many other organizations.
Heather Shillinglaw

Shillinglaw is a guest speaker, presenter, educator, curator, world traveller and an advocate for women and the challenges they face, Shillinglaw’s artwork has been a part of private and corporate collections across Canada for the past two decades. An award-winning artist whose beautiful creations have won numerous awards and found their way into private and corporate collections across the country. Shillinglaw graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design’s drawing program in 1996. A devoted wife and a nurturing mother, Heather has worked with her community locally of all ages and globally; her artwork has been exhibited in numerous art galleries around the country and she’s taken her work and her wisdom beyond Canada’s borders to places that include Paraguay, Argentina, and Budapest among others.