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The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity* incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta.

*(Registration No. 12293 0019 RR0001)

Vision: SNAP is a diverse collective of artists, members, and patrons who strive to connect with and create contemporary culture through the fine art of printmaking.

Mission: SNAP provides accessible and inclusive opportunities for creative practice, exhibitions, learning, and building community.

Values: We believe that printmaking is a vital form of contemporary art and that, through the arts, we can build diverse, creative, and engaged communities.

SNAP Values:
Artistic Development
Accessibility & Equity
Community & Collaboration
Mentorship & Education

Mandate: SNAP is a non-profit artist run centre dedicated to printmaking in all of its traditional and contemporary forms, carrying out the following:

  • Maintains a publicly accessible printmaking studio facility to enable artists and members of the community to work in a creative environment that is safe and inclusive.
  • Programs a public gallery featuring print and print-related works by local, national, and international artists.
  • Offers a wide range of public educational programs in the processes of printmaking and related media.
  • Connects with the larger arts and culture community in Edmonton and beyond through a publications program.
  • Produces community events and outreach programming in cooperation with other organizations and partners.

We’re proud of our roots

In 1982, a handful of artists established SNAP as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop in the historic Great West Saddlery Building, in central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SNAP‘s mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate printmaking as an art form. In 1996 SNAP opened a gallery. In 2000, the society built its own gallery, the SNAP Gallery, which exhibits print and print-related art. In that year SNAP also added its second printshop.

Board of Directors

Megan Bertagnolli

Andrew Benson
Vice President

Elliot Kerr

Joanne Madeley

Chelsey Campbell

Janis Galloway

Émilienne Gervais

Nicholas Hertz
Director (Student Rep.)

Mark Henderson

Ashna Jacob

Gordon R. Johnston

Fren Mah

Marian Switzer

Megan Stein

Matt Whitson


April Dean
Executive Director
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Morgan Wedderspoon
Communications Coordinator
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Amanda McKenzie
Printshop and Programs Coordinator
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SNAP Standing Committees

Special Events: Chelsey Campbell, Fren Mah, Mitchell Chalifoux, Jessica Hong, Darcy Paterson, Marie Winters, Piyush Patel, Alyson Davies, Janet Kwan, Shenali Weera

SNAPline Publication: Charlie Crittenden, Cindy Couldwell, Carolyn Jervis, Sergio Serrano, Alex Keays

Printshop: Megan Stein, Sara Norquay, Erica Vaskevicius, Sally Mayne

Get Involved

SNAP is a non-profit artist run-centre and a CRA designated charity. We are grateful for the support of our donors as your charitable donations enable SNAP to thrive. Additionally, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the help of volunteers and members. If you are interested in the arts and are in a position to contribute, get involved with SNAP!

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