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Ray Niebergall – Chair

Board Member since 2017.

Ray Niebergall is a clay artist and part of Mustard Seed Clay Ceramics in Roberts Creek along with his wife Bev. Nestled amongst the cedars, the working studio & showroom feature a wide range of unique, functional and sculptural pieces in porcelain, stoneware and whimsical clay art.

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Janice Talbott – Treasurer

“With more than 36 years experience in Television and Theatre Arts administration, I feel I have something to contribute to the Sunshine Coast Arts Council Board. I believe the Sunshine Coast has a wealth of talented artists in many different fields and I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to support this amazing community.”

Jennifer Drysdale – Secretary

When I moved to the coast, the SCAC was the first gallery where I had the privilege to exhibit my artwork. It opened a door for me to connect with the lively Sunshine Coast art scene allowing me the opportunity to exhibit, volunteer and meet many amazing people. I hope I can do the same for others wanting to get involved in this unique artistic community.

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Arwen MacDonald – Member at Large

“The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is a legacy organization that serves an awesome cross-genre of groups, talents, and individuals. I’m proud to be able to contribute to and support the work they do both for advocating and serving artists and artistic endeavours.”

Martha Beardsworth – Member at Large

I moved to the Coast in 2014 for a teaching position with School District 46. As an art teacher and printmaker, I have children and the arts in mind and hope to spend my time on the arts council exploring options to serve our youth community.

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Allyson Clay – Member at Large

Over the years Allyson has worked in painting, photography, video, artist books, text works, and installation. Allyson’s last body of exhibited work, shown at the McLaren Art Gallery in Barrie Ontario and Elan Gallery, Vancouver, was a series of monochrome paintings on shaped aluminum panels. Allyson has a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, an MFA from U.B.C. Vancouver and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work resides in many collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Banff Centre, and the Art Gallery of Windsor.  Awards include, Senior Artist Grants from the Canada Council, the Mexico/Canada/USA Artist Exchange Residency, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program.

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Teryl Mullock – Member at Large

Following a successful career as an architect on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, in 2019 Teryl closed his architectural practice to devote his time to large scale mixed media abstract art. Teryl is also a songwriter, singer and musician and lives in Gibsons, BC, Canada.