Current term – June 2020 to June 2023
Recently retired from faculty at Brock University's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (St. Catharines, Ontario), Sharilyn J. Ingram came to academia from a career in cultural management.
A native of Alberta, she began her career at the Royal Alberta Museum, and subsequently held such senior positions as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museums, Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and President and CEO of Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada).
During her time as Director of Planning and Management Services at the National Museums of Canada, she directed the preparation of legislative proposals for the establishment of independent national museum corporations. As a consultant, she has directed studies in governance, strategic planning, operational effectiveness, collections development, foundation establishment, and public art for such clients as the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts, the National Museum of Science and Industry (U.K.), and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.
Current and past Board and committee service includes ICOM Canada, the Region of Niagara's Culture Committee, the Cultural Human Resources Council, the St. Catharines and Area Arts Council, the American Public Gardens Association, the Rodman Hall Art Centre, and the Niagara Symphony.
Named a Fellow of the Canadian Museums Association in 2005, Ms Ingram chaired the Fellows Committee from 2014-2017. She lectures internationally on the intersection of gardens and art, and lives in Grimsby, Ontario, where her garden is a Trillium Award winner.
Retired partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Current term – March 2020 to March 2023
Glen Bloom is a retired partner of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Ottawa where he practiced intellectual property law for over 36 years. He was recognized among his peers for his expertise in copyright law. He has litigated patent, copyright and trade-mark causes before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and Copyright Board of Canada. Mr. Bloom has taught Intellectual Property law as Adjunct Professor, York University Law School and from 1990-1997, taught Intellectual Property Protection of Computer Technology and Copyright Law at the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Bloom is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hnatyshyn Foundation, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the School of the Photographic Arts of Ottawa. He has also been a past Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Ottawa School of Art, as well as Vice-President of the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation. In 2009, Carleton University Art Gallery featured an exhibition, The Collector: Glen Bloom, curated by Diana Nemiroff.
Director/Curator, Acadia University Art Gallery.
Adjunct Professor, Department of History and Classics, Acadia University
Current term - January 2021 to January 2024
Dr. Laurie Dalton is director/curator of the Acadia University Art Gallery and adjunct professor, Department of History and Classics, Acadia University. She brings over 15 years of multifaceted museum and gallery experience, which includes a successful track record in curating, public programming, collections stewardship, and fiscal planning. This has been further supplemented by over a decade of academic research and teaching in art history, museums, and cultural studies.
She holds a Master of Arts in art history from Queen's University and a PhD in Canadian studies from Carleton University. Her research is cross-disciplinary, with a focus on Canadian visual culture, museums, and display within transnational frameworks. She is a champion of cross-disciplinary initiatives and the central role that the arts can play in this process.
Dr. Dalton is active in promoting the importance of the arts through service to the community. She is currently president of the Atlantic Provinces Art Gallery Association. In addition, she currently sits on the Art in Public Spaces committee for the town of Wolfville, is a board member for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award, and is a council member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, which works to provide advice and leadership to Nova Scotia government through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
Director, The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Current term – March 2021 to March 2022
Based in Montreal, Theresa Rowat has been the Director of The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada since 2013. She was previously Director and University Archivist at McGill University. Over the course of her career, she has held archival, curatorial, policy analysis and planning positions with the National Archives of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada), federal government departments, the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Recently completing her mandate as President of the Réseau des Services d’archives du Québec, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, and continues to serve on the Executive Council of the James McGill Society and on the Board of Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).
Library and policy consultant, writer, book and art collector
Current term – February 2021 to February 2024
Paul Whitney is the award winning former head of the Vancouver and Burnaby Public Libraries. He is a consultant and volunteer on library and public policy issues. Paul has worked on copyright and public-lending-rights issues as both a member of the Canadian Public Lending Right Commission and as the author of two research studies for the Commission. He co-authored a book on trade eBooks in libraries. Since 1983 he has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses on publishing, library collection management and copyright at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Alberta.
He has served on several cultural sector governance boards. As well as being a book and art collector, he wrote a regular column on books and book collecting for Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society.
Director, Feheley Fine Arts
Current term – May 2018 to May 2021
Patricia Feheley is the Director of the Feheley Fine Arts Gallery located in downtown Toronto. This Toronto gallery specializes in early and contemporary Inuit art. Over the last decade Feheley has spearheaded the gallery's ongoing program of catalogued exhibitions and has championed both senior Inuit artists such as Shuvinai Ashoona and Michael Massie as well as emerging artists such as Ooloosie Saila and Johnny Pootoogook.
Feheley holds a Master's Degree in Museology and Art History from the University of Toronto. She has an extensive administrative background in the visual arts, coupled with a lifetime of experience with Inuit and the Canadian Arctic. She has also published widely on the subject of Inuit art. Feheley is Past President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) and currently serves on the ADAC Foundation Board. She is also a member of the Inuit Art Foundation Board.
Director, Graff Gallery
Current term – May 2018 to May 2021
Since the early 1980s, Madeleine Forcier has actively promoted contemporary art through exhibitions at Galerie Graff, which she co-founded in 1980. She also organizes and participates in events outside the gallery. In 1984, she began presenting Canadian artists at international fairs (Art Basel, FIAC, ARCO), and she has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Art actuel présence québécoise (Château de Biron, France), IMPRIMATUR (UQAM gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Graff), Objet VS Objet (Pointe à Callière Museum), and the retrospective Pierre Ayot hors cadre(s) (Montréal Museum of Fine Arts). She was also an advisor for Pierre Ayot – Regard critique in 2016-2017, held in Montréal under curator Nicolas Mavrikakis (Grande Bibliothèque, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, B-312, Fondation Molinari, Galerie Graff). Madeleine Forcier has a bachelor’s degree in visual arts and a master’s degree in art history from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and in 2007 she received the UQAM faculty of arts recognition award.
For more than 30 years, she has been called on as a consultant, owing to her vast expertise in the Canadian and international art markets. Madeleine Forcier completed a core course at the International Society of Appraisers and a related course at the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and she appraises fine art for Canadian institutions and collectors. She regularly sits on juries and committees, including for the Prix Borduas (1996), the Conseil des arts et des lettres (2003), Art Public, the City of Montréal (2009) and the City of Longueuil (2013). In addition to sitting on the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, Madeleine Forcier is also a specialist with the public art committee as part of the 1% policy of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.