Visual Arts

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.
Clayton Windatt
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
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.
Janice Iniskimaki Tanton
Treaty 7 – Canmore/Banff, AB

Janice Tanton is an interdisciplinary artist, with a focus on painting. Awarded as an Alumna of Distinction (Creative Arts & Design) from Durham College, she also studied at the University of Windsor BFA (Acting), Janice continued her interest in the arts, working professionally in theatre, film, music, vocal performance and graphic design, culminating in the launch of her own art, publishing and design company in 1989.
She quickly developed a wide network for her art throughout North America, securing major corporate accounts and licensing opportunities while operating two commercial galleries and a design/fine art studio in her early years. Her entrepreneurial success led to an invitation as a delegate to the first Businesswomen’s Summit between Canada and the U.S. as well as a nomination for the Rotman Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the young age of 31. Janice’s work resides in numerous corporate and private collections across the globe.

In 2005, Janice moved with her family to Treaty 7 Territory (Canmore, Alberta) where she accepted a position to serve as Program Manager for Indigenous Leadership at The Banff Centre. Setting aside a successful art career to devote time to her family and her new role, Janice discovered artistic inspiration and support through close relationships with faculty and participants from indigenous communities from across Canada and Australia. She is greatly honoured to have been adopted in a traditional ceremony as the daughter of Elder Tom Crane Bear of the Siksika Nation (2008 NAAF Culture and Spirituality Award Recipient), initiated into the pow wow dance circle, is a tipi owner, has been given the Blackfoot name Iniskim-Aki (Buffalo Stone Woman). She served a three year term appointed as a member of the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security for the Government of Alberta.

Curious as to how to reconcile the wide spectrum of diversity within her communities and families, Janice began to work in a new vein of artistic exploration. Focusing upon these cross-cultural relationships through painting, film and a melding of performance arts practices, she launched the Community Fusion Project with the support of a grant award from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Janice retired from her role in Indigenous Leadership at The Banff Centre at the end of 2010 to devote her time solely to her art studio and project work. She continues her strong relationships with indigenous communities and leaders across Canada with the focus of her work centred upon artfully discovering the colourful contemporary threads of commonality woven within the remarkable diversity of our species. Janice’s work breaks new ground by exploring the intersection of collaborative cross-cultural arts practices to strengthen relationships.

She is working hard at becoming a Full Time Human Being.
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Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse
Yukon and British Columbia