Jenel Shaw is a self-taught visual artist. Her artistic focus is learning new ways to craft and explore artistic expression. Jenel graduated with her masters in Disability Studies from the University of Manitoba. Her dissertation, An Autoethnological Study of Art as a Tool of Empowerment, examined her own experiences with mental illness and disability art. From 2012 until 2016 Jenel was the Vice-Chair of the Board of directors for AANM. Jenel become the executive director of AANM in 2019. Jenel is also the Liaison Director for the Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf.
Sacha was born and raised in rural Manitoba. She holds degrees from University of Winnipeg in International Development and Environmental Studies, and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Sacha has worked in social and environmental justice for most of her career and is a practising artist, primarily working in cast glass, metalsmithing, and oil painting. To learn more about Sacha’s art, visit her website at https://sachakopelow.wordpress.com. Alt Text is provided on most images for the blind and those with low vision.