Executive Director & Chief Curator
Vicky Chainey Gagnon
I am from the Eastern Townships in Quebec and came to Campbell River in 2017 after many years working as a curator and arts administrator in Sherbrooke, Quebec City, and St. John’s. My research interests look at contemporary art practices and community outreach in an expanding field.
I possess over twenty years of management experience with significant knowledge of business standards, sales, and marketing and am a multi-faceted team leader with a comprehensive business focus, expertise and vision. It is very exciting to become a part of the Campbell River Art Gallery team, working with the Executive Director and Board to move the vision for our art gallery, into reality.
Curator of Contemporary Art Jenelle Pasiechnik
I am originally from Calgary, but have been living on the Island for nine years. I deeply love the culture of respect for the environment and each other that many live by in this beautiful place, and am grateful to call it my home.
The focus of my graduate studies research at UVic centered on contemporary artists of West Asia living abroad in the world, and the need to open the discourse of art to accept alternative narratives of cultural production globally. I hope to continue that interest as a curator in Campbell River by focusing on giving space and voice to under-represented communities.
Assistant Curator of Engagement Stacey Oakley programs(at)crartgallery.ca
I’ve bounced between the East and West coasts for most of my life and spent a number of years in Campbell River growing up. I studied art history and social justice studies at UVic and also cultural resource management, which I did by distance in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador while working in education and writing novels. However, the opportunity to work with CRAG and all of the exciting projects they have coming up brought me back and I’m looking forward to bringing the skills I’ve learned to back the community.
Curatorial Assistant Jessica Missio curatorial assistant(at)crartgallery.ca
Always a curious child, I loved going to art galleries and museums as a kid, so this opportunity is an absolute dream come true, and I hope to inspire a similar love of knowledge in the community. Pursuing studies in Art History and Anthropology, I want to bring the cultural aspects of art to life, and increase the platform for artists to allow visibility for all.
Communications Assistant Paige McGowan contact(at)crartgallery.ca
Having grown up in Campbell River, I spent many happy and formative hours at the Campbell River Art Gallery and so am thrilled that I have the opportunity to work as Communications Assistant here this summer. Meaningful service is a great motivator to me and I look forward to helping with CRAG’s integral work in supporting contemporary artists and fostering art appreciation and education in our community. I can’t wait to learn from all the staff, artists, Members, and visitors over the next few months!
Art Educator – Super Saturday
I am a graduate from Emily Carr University with a Fine Art Bachelors Degree and would describe myself as a creative enthusiast. With eleven years professionally working with children through various mediums – including face painting and Henna, I am also homeschooling my child from Grade 7 to 10. I find joy in mentoring, inspiring and encouraging creativity through these mediums and beyond and look forward to sharing my skills and appreciation for the arts.
Gallery Assistants Sarah Nicole Dart & Heather Hughson
Preparator Shannon Proctor-McLeod
Graphic Artist Rachel Sanvido
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm; Friday 12 noon to 5 pm
Location: 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7