Originally from Montreal, Joss and his family made Fredericton their home in 1994. A visual artist with a particular interest in drawing and sculpture, he taught art to children, adults, and seniors for the University of New Brunswick, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and at the NB College of Craft and Design. Joss served on the board of Connexion Artist-Run Centre as treasurer and chair of the selection committee, and also chaired the exhibition committee at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre for several years. Prior to joining artsnb, he was manager of UNB Online for nearly 15 years. Joss holds a B.Sc. from the Université de Sherbrooke, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Guelph. You can contact him at
(506)478-4610, or by email (direct@artsnb.ca).


Tilly Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature and minors in both Chemistry and Drama from the University of New Brunswick. She is an arts administrator, a writer, a self-professed bibliophile, and a theatre artist. By day, she’s Program Officer at artsnb, but by night, she’s pretty much always in rehearsal. Tilly has worked with many local theatre companies over the last nine years, as an actor, improviser, director, and playwright. You can contact her at (506) 478-4422, or by email (tjackson@artsnb.ca).


Corrina Merasty – Wapisiw (White Swan) is a proud Cree, Dene, Mi’kmaw and Metis First Nation woman belonging to the Mathias Colomb Cree First Nation, from Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. Corrina was 11 years old when she moved to New Brunswick in 1989. Her passion is to explore various media, such as graphic design & illustration, sculpture, photography, painting, beadwork, and traditional Indigenous art forms. In 1998, she received her diploma in Multimedia Communications from BKM Research and Development; she also holds a diploma in ICT/Mobile Application Development from CCNB in 2014. Before joining artsnb, she worked as a Digital Literacy Workshop Facilitator & Instructor for the Joint Economic Development Initiative. You can contact Corrina at (506) 238-4071, or by email (corrina@artsnb.ca).

Rebecca Salazar, PROGRAM OFFICER

Rebecca Salazar (she/they) is a queer second-generation immigrant currently living as a guest on the territory of the Wolastoq people. She holds a BA in English Literature from Laurentian University as well as an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. The author of sulphurtongue (McClelland & Stewart), the knife you need to justify the wound (Rahila’s Ghost) and Guzzle (Anstruther), Rebecca has also published poetry and non-fiction in periodicals across Turtle Island. In their spare time, they co-host the Elm & Ampersand poetry podcast and tend to a growing ecosystem of houseplants. You can reach Rebecca at (506) 440-0037, or by email at prog@artsnb.ca.


Originally from Montréal, Audrée has called Fredericton her home since she moved to NB in 2009. Before joining the team at artsnbshe worked as a communications officer for NB Sports Hall of Fame and as jewellery and visual arts instructor. She has taught for the District Scolaire Francophone Sud, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and the Beaverbrook Art GalleryAudrée is a professional jeweller and metalsmith whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours from the University of New Brunswick, and a Diploma in Fine Craft with Honours from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. You can contact her at (506) 259-9776 or by email comm@artsnb.ca .