Alex R.M. Thompson

Alex R.M. Thompson is a printmaker/artist pursuing his MFA at the University of Alberta. His work engages with the built environment, reflecting on the timeliness/timelessness of architecture, how structures shape the individuals occupying them, and the compression of distances that technology enables. He has exhibited at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Open Studio (Toronto), Megalo Print Studio + Gallery (Kingston, AU), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), and The Power Plant Gallery (Toronto), among others. He has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Centre[3] (Hamilton), and has worked as a printer/instructor at Open Studio and technical assistant in printmaking at OCAD University. Thompson holds a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto.

Instagram: alexrmt

Specializations: Photo-etching, etching, aquatint, Photoshop

Availability: flexible, not available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-3pm

Comfortable teaching youth and adults, one to one or in small groups.

Andrew Benson

Andrew Benson is an illustrator, designer and printmaker based in Edmonton. He is inspired by comic books, photocopied textures, wobbly lines, punk rock records, and scribbled type. He has worked in advertising agencies, grimy print shops and everywhere in between. He is also the Events Chair on the Graphic Designers of Canada Alberta North board and a frequent contributor and instructor at SNAP.

Availability: Evenings and weekends except Friday evenings

Specialization: Screenprinting

Richard Borowski

Richard Borowski was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He completed a B.Ed. (Art Major) at the University of Alberta in 1974 and spent thirty two years as an art educator in the public school system working with students from grades 7 to 12. After retiring in 2008, he has spent his time working with acrylic and oil paint and printmaking with copper plate etchings, linocuts and woodcuts. His work is exhibited in the Edmonton area.

Stacey Cann

Stacey Cann is a multidisciplinary artist and bookkeeper working in Edmonton, Alberta. She works with non-profit organizations to organize their finances and to grant writing, as well as showing her artwork locally and internationally. Stacey believes that sound financial practises help artists and arts organizations reach their goals and do their best work.

Sean Caulfield

Sean Caulfield was named a Canada Research Chair in Fine Arts (Tier 2) from 2000 – 2010, and is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, living and working in Treaty Six territory. He has exhibited his prints, drawings, installations and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: Dyscorpia, Enterprise Square Gallery, University of Alberta; The Flood, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Firedamp, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; The Body in Question(s), UQAM Gallery, Montreal; Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta.

Graeme Dearden

Graeme Dearden is an Albertan fine artist and writer working primarily in printmaking, drawing, and visual poetry. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2015, majoring in glass. He has produced fine art prints for numerous Albertan artists and has work collected by The Alberta Foundation For The Arts.

He has been silkscreening since 2009 and worked professionally as a silkscreen printer and lab technician for five years at Goldray Industries in Calgary. Here, he specialized in silkscreen prepress/printing for architectural decorative glass, as well as colour matching and production of silkscreen enamel and glass paint. Previous to this, Graeme worked as a garment printer for slow-pitch apparel.
Additionally, Graeme taught silkscreen and served in numerous board governance positions through the Alberta Printmaker’s Society for three years.

Tamara Deedman

Tamara Deedman is an artist and educator based in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Tamara currently sits on the boards for The Art Mentorship Society of Alberta, and is an advocate for the importance of art in the mental health sector. Her studio practise includes printmaking, drawing, installation and fibre with a heavy emphasis on photographic methods within the framework of printmaking. Her work focuses on concepts of memory, comfort, collection, and destruction.

Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans is an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of printmaking. Incorporating rapid prototyping, microelectronics, and virtual reality alongside traditional printmaking and drawing techniques, he employs the languages of folklore, games, and data visualization as forms of speculative world building. Drawing on current research in technology ethics, data violence, and data dignity, his work explores the material impact of digital infrastructures, the intersection of physical and virtual spaces, and the interconnected relationship between the physical and digital self. He completed undergraduate studies at MacEwan University and the Alberta University of the Arts, and holds an MA in Design from the North Wales School of Art and Design and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta. His work has been included in exhibitions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Finland.

Cate Kuzik

Cate Kuzik is a local artist with a passion for traditional handmade techniques in this increasingly digital age. While eager to explore a variety of craft & printmaking techniques, she often finds herself returning to the mechanical, tactile nature of Letterpress. Her work tends to explore the interpretation of language and frequently employs hand-drawn, carved typography or sign language with a bold graphic aesthetic. Never accused of using too many neutrals, Cate’s creative energy and down-to-earth nature is immediately evident in her fun and colourful creations. She is based in Edmonton and is the creative force the drives Ochre Lea (“oh-kerr-lee”). Her posters and stationery feature a combination of her own hand-carved images with handset antique lead and wood type. Her work has a bold graphic aesthetic & often employs her own drawn, carved typography and geometric patterns.

Billy Marshall

Billy Marshall is an Edmonton based artist, who was born and raised in Fort McMurray. There she received her Art and Design Certificate from Keyano College. She completed her BFA at the University of Alberta in December 2019. She has been in a variety of shows, including Anthropocities in 2018 and Nocturne in 2019. She has worked as a print technician assistant at both SNAP and the U of A. She has taken a hiatus since the completion of her degree and is hoping to re- enter the Edmonton art scene despite the pandemic. Her work focuses on how social environments affect identity and exploring the psychological impact of violence. Through humor, sarcasm and narrative elements, she explores her own anxieties and how they affect her relations to those around her and herself. Common elements include zoomorphic metaphors, houses with all the lights on, coffee at 10 pm, utilizing paper as background and enjoying herself through it all.

Sally Mayne

Sally Mayne is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design where she majored in printmaking. Her primary interest lies in the integration between printmaking and other mediums, including installation, video, photography and performance. She is passionate about how art plays a role in personal wellness, community involvement and education. Now living back in her hometown, Sally is thrilled to be a member of and teacher at SNAP and engaging with fellow Edmonton artists!

Sara Norquay

After attending The Alberta College of Art for two years in the mid-1970’s, and then working for eight years in the Canadian opera world as a stage manager, Sara returned to university for degrees in English and Education. In 1989, she moved with her family to Santa Barbara, California where she lived for almost 20 years. During that time she produced and exhibited prints and artist books extensively and taught printmaking and book arts at the Continuing Education Department of Santa Barbara City College. In June of 2009, she moved to Edmonton where she is printing, making books, and teaching the occasional workshop.

Deltra Powney

Deltra holds a Visual Communications Diploma from Medicine Hat College, a BFA from the University of Alberta. She has worked as a graphic designer for national and international public relations, advertising agencies and a distribution company, and has exhibited paintings, sculptures, installation, and print based work in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She has participated in residencies both in Alberta and the Yukon Territory, and taught community art classes in the greater Edmonton area. She currently divides her time between her home studio in Stony Plain, SNAP in Edmonton, and A/P in Calgary. Her work is retained by Parkland County Art Collection, The University of Alberta Printmaking Teaching Collection, SNAPs Membership Collection, and numerous private collections.

Marc Siegner

Marc Siegner is a printmaker and artist living and working in Edmonton, Alberta. He completed his Masters of Visual Arts at Norwich University, Vermont in 2003. His print and installation works have been exhibited across Canada and internationally including: Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA. He is co-founder of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP). His work is collected by: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Alberta, and corporate and private art collections both in Canada and internationally.

Robin Smith Peck

Robin Smith Peck (MVA University of Alberta) has spent most of her career in northern Canada. She grew up in Goose Bay, Labrador and has taught printmaking in the remote communities of Holman, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit. Originally born in Newfoundland, and now residing in Alberta, Robin Smith-Peck has exhibited her artwork across Canada and internationally.

Angela Snieder

Angela Snieder is a visual artist working primarily in photo-based printmaking and installation. Her practice explores relationships between physical and psychological spaces, and invites deep attention and empathy as ways of being in the world. She completed her BFA at York University (2013) and her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta (2017). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with upcoming solo exhibitions at Alberta Printmakers (Calgary) and Martha Street Studio (Winnipeg), and groups exhibition at Gallery 44 (Toronto) and at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland. She was recently awarded second prize in The Contemporary Print at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. Angela currently lives in Edmonton Alberta, where she teaches at the University of Alberta and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP).

Megan Stein

Megan Stein is a visual artist and printmaker currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her practice often starts with drawing and encompasses collage, relief, silkscreen and typography. She uses repetition, comparisons, concealment and distraction as tools to create visual dissonance and a disruption of clarity to inform the visual perception of her work. Megan earned her BFA in 2013 from the University of Alberta. She was the Printmaking Practicum Artist at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from 2016-2017 and has taught relief and silkscreen courses through SNAP since 2014. Megan is consistently working to expand her knowledge of printmaking while striving to inspire others to explore the methods and mediums of print.

Kelsey Stephenson

Kelsey Stephenson is a Canadian artist working primarily within print media, and with print based installation. She is currently an instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design, alternating between working in Edmonton and Calgary in her art practise, as well as working and teaching at SNAP. Kelsey received her Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta in 2011, and her Masters of Fine Art at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville in 2016. Kelsey’s work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions, most recently including the 2018 Okanagan Print Triennial, the 2nd International Print Biennial Łódz, the International Print Triennial Krakow–Falun 2016, and the 2017 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (winning a Chancellor’s Purchase Award). Her work focuses on place based memory — the shifts within place, landscape and people that occur over time as each interacts with the other, altering, and transforming each.

Phoebe Todd-Parrish

Phoebe Todd-Parrish is a visual artist and graduate student at the University of Alberta. She is an MFA candidate specializing in printmaking, working primarily in bookmaking and installation using screenprint and relief. Originally from Schomberg, Ontario, Phoebe moved to Toronto to complete her undergraduate degree in Visual Arts and English Literature at York University. She went on to complete her MA in English from York University in 2015-2016, and began her MFA at the University of Alberta in the fall of 2016. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has received accolades and awards for her research such as the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Phoebe enjoys teaching all ages the art of printmaking; from children’s art camps at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, adults at SNAP and undergraduate students at the U of Alberta.

Erica Vaskevicius

Erica Vaskevicius is an emerging designer who lives and works in Edmonton. She loves all things indigo and challenges herself to combine this natural dye with conductive technologies through the technique of screen printing to create unique, interactive pieces.

Dawn Woolsey

Dawn Woolsey is an Edmonton graphic designer and printmaker. She has been a member of CBBAG, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild for several years and joined SNAP in 2005 to return to her 70’s roots in silkscreen, etching and letterpress. She is an avid bookbinder, boxmaker and papermaker and has been teaching workshops for 22 years. Dawn has over 30 years commercial experience in presentation graphics, print design, videographics and animation for television. At Neatstuff, Slides Plus and Projected Images, she specialized in technical drawings, flow diagrams and schematics. As in-house animator and designer for Vicom Multimedia, she spent six years creating graphics and animation for broadcast and commercial video as well as multimedia CD & DVD interface and packaging for corporate clients. Dawn’s current commercial work encompasses print, packaging and promotional materials for musicians as well as corporate print and web design. Family’s work in the music industry resulted in recommendations for project work when she started her own business, resulting in over 130 CDs and 60 websites for North American, Asian and European clients. She loves birds and fish of any kind, and is currently working on graphics for three letterpress books to print at SNAP.