The AANM Board of Directors:
Diane Driedger (Chair)
Diane Driedger has published ten books, including The Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peoples’ International (Hurst, St. Martins, 1989). Her edited book, Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader, was published in 2021 by Inanna Publications. She is also a poet and visual artist, and published Red with Living: Poems and Art (Inanna Publications) in 2016. She has been involved in the disability rights movement for 40 years, which includes working with Disabled Peoples’ International, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN-RAFH) Canada, and Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. Diane also worked with disabled people’s organizations in Jamaica, the Caribbean Region, and Trinidad and Tobago. Diane Driedger is currently Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Ted Howorth (Vice Chair)
E.J.Howorth’s passion has been Printmaking throughout most of his artistic career. He apprenticed under Wilfredo Arcay of Atelier Arcay in Paris. and received an MFA from the University of North Dakota. For over 40 years Howorth has exibited locally, nationally and internationally, received numerous commissions and is a part of many collections. With Michael Schonke, Howorth introduced water-based screen printing to Druckwerkstatt/BBK in Berlin in 1991. In 1995 Howorth was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, R.C.A.
Bram Keast (Treasurer)
Bram Keast is an interdisciplinary artist whose work offers opportunity for jubilant, explorative interpretation. Working playfully with the legacies of minimalism and hard-edge painting, Keast’s practice pushes the visual into the haptic, creating 2D and 3D paperscapes where the process of making imbues art with magic. Keast lives and works in Winnipeg and holds a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. Their work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States and is part of several private collections across the world including England and Switzerland.
Brennan Smith (Secretary)
Brennan Smith is an art historian with a specialization in Canadian art and architectural history. Her research areas include early twentieth century Modernism and the confluence of art, science and religion during this era. Smith has worked extensively in collections management, research and analysis, arts administration, exhibit curation, and in writing for public and professional audiences. She is the co-author of the 2017 book Green Blankstein Russell and Associates: An Architectural Legacy. Smith has an educational background in art history, with an MA from Queen’s University and a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba School of Art.
Kelly Campbell is a multidisciplinary artist with skills in printmaking, digital art, sculpture, drawing, and fiber. They obtained their BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2017, currently teach relief printing at Martha Street Studio, and are the art director of CKUW 95.9’s Stylus Magazine.
Erika-Jean is an artist, researcher, and mentor living in Winnipeg-Treaty 1 territory. Over the past 20 years she has been challenging conventional knowledges and ideologies embedded in symbols, systems, and objects. Her method of artmaking speaks from a perspective of cognitive difference in the style of non-conformity, un-doing, mis-fitting, and troubling. Erika-Jean has been awarded multiple grants over the years enabling her to learn, speculate, and make. She continues to exhibit and attend residencies near and far.
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Board Member Information:
All members of the AANM Board of Directors are expected to assist on a committee in addition to their general board involvement. Please express in your application the area of interest for you. For example, fundraising, promotion, policy development, programming, membership development, governance. We want to find you a position/role that will benefit from both your enthusiasm and professional experience.
Board members spend approximately 5 hours per month on AANM work. Depending on your level of involvement and commitment, this time might increase. Does your schedule allow for a new commitment?
Should you wish to submit an application to join our Board of Directors, you can download and complete the form below. Please attach your CV (or a history of volunteer work, employment and/or other interests) and a statement expressing why you would like to join AANM as a board and/or committee(s) member? Your term of commitment would be a minimum of two years as a Board of Director or a committee member.
Send in and attach or include a resume/curriculum vitae. You can email documents to info@aanm or drop off/mail to AANM at 102-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1T2.
Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.