Our Team

 
 

This Festival is made possible by the passion & creativity of our team, volunteers, and partners.

 
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David Vertesi

Executive Director

Andrea Curtis

Director of Operations

Gabriel Hall

Director of Branding & Design

Adrian Sinclair

Director of Engagement

 
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Donna Dixson

Manager, Partnerships and Sponsorships

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Thomas Nichini

Manager, Special Projects

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Lisa Wong

Manager, Marketing & Communications

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Britany Lawrence

Murals Production Manager 

 
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Jordan Myers

Site Manager

Kayla Drobot

Artist & Wall Coordinator
 

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Ellena Neel

Indigenous Youth Program Coordinator

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Jasmine LeBlanc

Social Media Coordinator

 
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Savannah Erasmus

Volunteer Coordinator

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Natasha Frankowski

Partnerships Animation

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Chloe Allard

Social Manager

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Jeska Slater

Indigenous Program Advisor

 
 
 

2019 Curators

Drew Young (b.1987 Victoria, BC) currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at The Victoria College of Art and received his diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts (IDEA) at Capilano University. Young is an internationally exhibited painter with shows in LA (Thinkspace Gallery), SF (Gauntlet Gallery), Denver (Abend Gallery), Tokyo (Amp), London (Rook and Raven), NYC (Re:Form Projects), Bogota (Come Together) and featured by Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom.com, Supersonicelectronic and BlueCanvas.  Young is the youngest instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists and also teaches Commercial Illustration at Langara College.  His painting accolades have brought him many curatorial and creative director opportunities in recent years. He’s acted as the Visual Arts curator for TedX Vancouver 2014/2015 as well as Curator/Coordinator for Snag — a weekly live-painting exhibition focused on illuminating Vancouver’s alternative arts culture. He currently acts as Curator and Artistic Director for the Vancouver Mural Festival as well as Visual Arts Director for Skookum Festival 2018.

Drew Young (b.1987 Victoria, BC) currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at The Victoria College of Art and received his diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts (IDEA) at Capilano University. Young is an internationally exhibited painter with shows in LA (Thinkspace Gallery), SF (Gauntlet Gallery), Denver (Abend Gallery), Tokyo (Amp), London (Rook and Raven), NYC (Re:Form Projects), Bogota (Come Together) and featured by Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom.com, Supersonicelectronic and BlueCanvas.

Young is the youngest instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists and also teaches Commercial Illustration at Langara College.

His painting accolades have brought him many curatorial and creative director opportunities in recent years. He’s acted as the Visual Arts curator for TedX Vancouver 2014/2015 as well as Curator/Coordinator for Snag — a weekly live-painting exhibition focused on illuminating Vancouver’s alternative arts culture. He currently acts as Curator and Artistic Director for the Vancouver Mural Festival as well as Visual Arts Director for Skookum Festival 2018.

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Scott Sueme is a Canadian artist raised in Vancouver, BC. Since attending Emily Carr in 2006, Sueme has been working as a graphic artist and painter. Starting in the graffiti subculture he has ventured personally and commercially through art, design, and installation painting. Sueme has been commissioned to work with collaborators such as HCMA Architecture, P22d Design, and The City of Vancouver. Recently, he has completed large scale mural projects with The City of Vancouver and Hootsuite, wrapping a full 3 story building for the Vancouver Mural Festival (2016). Sueme currently works out of his studio near Vancouver’s Olympic Village. He is represented in Vancouver by Kimoto Gallery. In recent works, Sueme explores a fundamental study in form, shape, and interactions of colour. The colour palette ranges from high contrast, to subtle neutral and off-white. The selection of these colours aims to capture the zeitgeist of our modern landscape - a fresh take on primary tones and in-between values. The result looks at a new association with colour, memory, and how we personally identify with them. The simplicity of the compositions reflect a sense of ‘quiet’ that allows the viewer to observe the harmony in various marks, colour and composition.

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Drew Young

VMF Lead Curator

Linnea Dick

Guest Curator

 

Scott Sueme

Guest Curator (Graffiti)

Jeff Hamada

Guest Curator
 

 

Board of Directors

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Kailyn Skuban

Chair


Sandra Nomoto

Board Member

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Miranda Liu

Board Member


Ambrosia Vertesi

Board Member