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Board Members



Carol Collicutt, Chair

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Carol Collicutt is a visual artist living in Fredericton. For nearly 25 years, she sat on the board of Gallery Connexion–a nationally respected artist-run centre–where she fulfilled several roles, including that of President for six years. Through her involvement in many committees and organizations, she has helped advance contemporary art and promote emerging artists in New Brunswick. Her work has been shown in many solo, group and joint exhibitions across the Maritimes, gaining her wide critical attention. Ms. Collicutt holds a Diploma from NSCAD, a BA from Dalhousie University, and a BEd from St. Thomas University.

Victoria Hutt, Vice-Chair

Jennifer Stead

Victoria Hutt is a freelance graphic designer and artist in Florenceville-Bristol, NB. A NSCAD design graduate, she has worked as a website designer, art gallery director and curator. Victoria currently sits on the ArtsNB board, ArtsLink NB board and on the Western Valley Wellness Network.

Léo Goguen, Secretary-Treasurer

LeoLéo Goguen is a registered architect and member of the AANB, Architects Association of New Brunswick. Léo earned his Master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Montreal and gained a diversified work experience within the same locale for reputable firms such as Fournier Bersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architects, Brière + Gilbert et associés as well as Riopel et associés architects. He has accumulated a wide variety of work experience in many fields including construction in harsh climates and isolated areas, urban design with municipalities, and project management. Léo eventually returned home and took a position within a local firm further diversifying his work experience. Léo is now a partner at Design Plus Architecture.

Board Members

Gemey Kelly

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Gemey Kelly is an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, and Director and Curator of the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville. She holds a BA in Honours English from the University of Toronto and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art (NSCAD). Ms. Kelly has over 30 years of curatorial experience organizing national and international exhibitions. She is committed to providing mentoring opportunities for young and emerging museum professionals, and to developing relationships with artists and audience.

Alain Boisvert

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Alain Boisvert is the Director of the Acadian Peninsula Campus of the NBCC. However, he is better known as a former reporter for Radio-Canada and broadcaster with TFO. He has 25 years of experience in the field of arts and culture administration, communications and education. He also served as Executive Director of La Nouvelle Scène (Ottawa), as Head of Communications at the National Gallery of Canada, and as Director of the Kings Landing Historical Village. Inspired by his two years of touring fifteen countries with Up with People, Alain has served on several boards, including the Ottawa Arts Council. His first novel, mépapasonlà (Éditions David, 2016), received enthusiastic praise. He was awarded the Prix Ambassadeur from the Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles in 2016.  He spends his free time at the Bed & Breakfast Le Poirier in Caraquet, which he owns.

Victoria Clarke

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Victoria Clarke is a recognized economic development leader, communicator and community fundraiser.  She took on the role of Executive Director of Discover Saint John in 2015 (you know, #SaintAwesome!) and previously the Acting CEO of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, where she honed her skills in strategic planning, stakeholder and government relations, board governance, marketing and communications. Victoria sits on a number of boards including the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Atlantic Canada Cruise Association and is currently Chair of the United Way of Greater Saint John’s Annual Campaign.

Jennifer Stead

Jennifer Stead

Jennifer Stead is the Director & Curator of the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. She holds a Master of Fine Art, Chancellor’s Gold Medalist from the University of Calgary, an Art Education Diploma from McGill University and a BFA from NSCAD. Along with a successful professional art practice, Ms. Stead has over 25 years of art education experience. Her work is represented in many private, public and corporate collections nationally.


Thierry Arseneau, Executive Director, Culture, Heritage and Archaeology Division – Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Joss Richer, Executive Director – artsnb

Nomination of a Board Member

The New Brunswick Arts Board is the statutory arm’s length funding agency whose professional juried grant programs support the work of New Brunswick artists. The twelve-member volunteer Board also advises the Minister responsible for the Wellness, Culture, and Sport Secretariat on cultural policy and provides cultural leadership in the province.

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