Selection Committee

The selection committee strives to ensure a high level of exhibitions at the Gallery while embracing a judicious balance of established and emerging artists.

2019 Gallery Exhibition Selection Committee (as of September 2019)

Committee MemberBiographyTerm
Tegan Chermokora – ChairTegan is a multi-disciplinary artist, and community arts advocate. Encountering the world through a creative practice focused upon the intersection between traditional art and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she majored in photography. She recently completed the New Media Design and Web Development program at BCIT. Involving herself in the arts community has always been something she has been proud of. A winner of numerous community grants for arts events, Tegan has contributed to the burgeoning arts scene in New Westminster. When she’s not at school, finishing projects or working, you can find her exploring local lakes, rivers, and trails.2019
Gregory GeipelGregory Geipel s a fine art photographer whose work reflects the experience of growing up in post-Expo 86 Vancouver. Captured with an objective and clinical eye, Geipel explores the evolving city of his childhood: the rapidly disappearing corner stores, ghostly abandoned industrial spaces, gentrifying urban enclaves and the iconic West Coast landscape that stands in bold contrast to city life.

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2019-2021
Susan GreigSusan is an award winning artist and owner/founder of 100 Braid St Art Studios and Gallery, a co-working space in a heritage New West warehouse.. She served as Art Director and writer for WordWorks Magazine for two years and is a published children’s book author. Susan has been a member on a number of non-profit boards and committees in New Westminster.

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2017-2019
Greg KeroAs a native of Vancouver, Greg Kero has lived in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia for most of his life. His life-long interest in painting stems from his childhood in the 1960s, when he was tutored in various artistic techniques by his parents, who were graduates of the Vancouver School of Art. As a result of Kero’s post-secondary training in the field of photo-journalism in the mid-1980s, Kero moved to Toronto, where he worked as the assistant editor of Photo Life magazine. While travelling to Toronto, he was struck by the vastness of the land, intrigued by the artistic possibilities of recording what he had seen. Subsequently, at Photo Life, Kero soon gained an enhanced appreciation of the characteristics of light and the aesthetics of its effects on subjects he felt drawn to record. Until that point, Kero had been painting intermittently throughout his life, but it was his daily exposure to photographic art while at Photo Life – together with the inspiration provided him by his move to Eastern-Central Canada – that inspired him to devote more of his time to painting. Following further travels throughout Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, in 1994 Kero returned to Vancouver, where he began to paint full-time, resulting in a series of exhibitions of his work and a continuation of his artistic training through courses offered by the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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2018-2020
Lex IretonLex Ireton was born in the Kootenays and raised in New Westminster. Attending Capilano University from 2008-2011 she dabbled in printmaking, ceramics, painting, drawing and sculpture. After moving to Calgary in 2011 to study at ACAD she discovered glass and that has been her primary material ever since. Graduating with a BFA in 2014, Lex continues to travel back and forth across Canada working as a studio assistant while continuing to build her own body of work.

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2018-2020