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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.