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 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.


Hubert Francis hails from Elsipogtog Mig’Mag Indian Reserve. Eaglefeather, an internationally award winning rock group lead by Hubert Francis, has been around since 1990, setting itself apart by its unique sound combining traditional chants and contemporary rock. Hubert has also been a cast member of a production titled DRUM! for over 10 years. A musical production based out of Halifax N.S.,produced by Brookes Diamond, DRUM! tells through song and dance the story of the Acadians, Celts and Black cultures and the history of how they came to be in the Maritimes and how the Mig’Mag people have contributed to their survival on this land.


Léo 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.


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.


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.

Domenic Bro

Domenic Bro is an Acadian director and photo director from Tracadie. With his brother François Pierre, they formed the duo Les frères Breau, which has created more than 300 videos since 2010 (documentaries, video clips, commercials, short films, etc.), including a documentary on the 50th anniversary of the Festival acadien de Caraquet and an Acadian DocHumour. Recently, he co-directed a feature film, Planet Clare, a collaboration with Arthur Comeau and Georgette LeBlanc from Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia. The artistic signature of Domenic can be observed in some musical videos of Arthur Comeau, including Les Bikinis.

Mélanie Parent

Mélanie Parent is a visual artist from the Restigouche are and member of the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick. She attended Université de Moncton in Visual Arts and McKenzie College of Art and Design. Her works have been presented in multiple solo and collective exhibitions throughout the province. As a professional in cultural community development, she now owns and operates her own multidisciplinary artistic center. Mélanie is a founding member of the executive committee for the BDC Symposium, which was realized in 2014.

Darren McLeod

A resident of New Brunswick for over 13 years, Darren McLeod has worked in the not-for-profit sector for most of it. He is the current Executive Director of the New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to attracting back and retaining New Brunswickers wanting to attend medical school and practice in the province. He was previously involved in development, fundraising, communication, marketing and stakeholder engagement for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Canadian Council on Learning.


Cécile Lepage, Manager, Arts Section, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Joss Richer, Executive Director, New Brunswick Arts Board


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.

To obtain further information: www.gnb.ca/0012/ABC/index-e.asp or contact the Chair or Executive Director.