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.

Caitlin Bodewitz

Mixed-media printmaker, Caitlin Bodewitz, pushes the boundaries of traditional silkscreening by incorporating this practice with photo transfers, graphite drawings, and works solely on birch wood. Deeply rooted in an unique upbringing in the isolated mountain community of Powder King in northern BC, Bodewitz decided to pursue her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with Honours in Printmaking at the University of Calgary. Her contemporary canadiana artwork explores concepts of natural versus geometric structures, seeking a balance between the two opposing worlds. All materials, themes, and process reflect a conscious effort to be mindful of the land we walk.

Tara Cooper

Tara Cooper draws from meteorology and creative non-fiction, resulting in projects housed under the moniker Weather Girl. The outcomes combine print, found objects, sculpture, text and video with installation. Recent accomplishments include residencies at Ox-Bow, Anderson Ranch, The Wassaic Project and Landfall Trust, as well as several arts council grants. She is also the co-editor of Printopolis—a recent publication that examines contemporary print culture. Tara is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts.

Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie is a visual artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from the University of Alberta. Her creative practice focuses on printmaking processes such as photolithography, relief and silkscreen as well as experimenting with photography and collage. The use of fabric, patterns and found materials interests her image making.

McKenzie has taught art programs at City Arts Centre, Gallery@501, Smeltzer House, Red Deer College Summer Series Program and coordinated the community art programs at Art Gallery of St Albert. McKenzie is the Printshop and Programs Coordinator at SNAP Gallery and Printshop.

Sergio Serrano

Sergio Serrano is a graphic designer and artist born in Mexico, now based in Edmonton. He received a BA in Design from the University of Alberta in 2009. His design client-work focuses mainly on the arts and education. Literature and mythology are recurring themes in his artwork, which explores the narratives humans create in order to understand themselves and their place in the world around them. He works in print media and book works, creating images and objects that feel both familiar and unknown. His work also deals with the communication and transformation of these narratives in language, content and form. Serrano’s artwork was presented in Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and he has co-produced public art commissions for the City of Edmonton Civic Art Collection.

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 College, graduating in August of 2003. His print and installation works have been exhibited across Canada and internationally including: Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, and the USA, the former Yugoslavia. He is co-founder of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) and was inducted into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2013. His work is collected by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Alberta, The University of Alberta and several 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 an artist and educator living in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her BFA from York University in Toronto, Ontario and has recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has taught both in the University and in the wider community. Her art practice is based primarily in photography methods and photo-based printmaking, and explores themes of land and place and the relationships between physical and psychological spaces.

Megan Stein

Megan Stein is a visual artist and printmaker currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. Recently returned to YEG, Megan was the Printmaking Practicum at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for the past year. Her practice is almost completely drawing-based and largely encompasses relief, silkscreen and typography.

Marian Switzer

Marian has been a picture framer for over 12 years. After obtaining her fine arts degree from the University of Guelph, she moved to Toronto where she apprenticed with a master picture framer for a year. Her methods combine a sensitivity towards design with museum archival standards. She has been a picture framer in Edmonton since 2005 and can currently be found at her shop, The Gilded Rabbit.

Phoebe Todd-Parrish

Phoebe Todd-Parrish is a visual artist and graduate student at the University of Alberta where she is an MFAcandidate specializing in print making. Originally from Toronto, after completing her undergraduate BFA she went on to complete her MA in English Literature at York University, moving to Edmonton in 2016. She enjoys taking her art practice, which explores various media- from installation to animation- to as many places as possible, drawing inspiration from the mundane and the extraordinary in equal parts.

Dawn Woolsey

Dawn Woolsey is an Edmonton designer and printmaker and joined SNAP in 2005 to return to her roots in letterpress. She is an avid bookbinder, boxmaker and papermaker. Dawn has over 35 years commercial experience in presentation graphics, posterwork, print design and animation for television; plus over 130 CDs and 60 web sites to her credit. She loves birds of any kind and is a cherished SNAP member.