CARFAC is excited to announce the speakers for the panel Empower yourself: Confident negotiation for visual artists to be held in Saskatoon on Saturday, May 30th.
Mary Longman (Aski-Piyesiwiskwew) has been exhibiting nationally and internationally over a course of twenty seven years. Her artistic genres are sculpture/installation, drawing, digital media and book illustration. Her education includes; DFA (1989), ECUAD; MFA (1993), NSCAD and; Ph.D. Art Ed (2006), UVIC.
Her work has been exhibited at: Museum of Modern Art, NY, National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Civilization, Vancouver Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery and others. Her works are in the collections of the McKenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts and University of Saskatchewan. Public works include a permanent bronze sculpture installation at the McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, titled, Ancestors Rising. Awards include Distinguished Alumni, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2000), Lieutenant Governor Award finalist: Saskatchewan Artist Award category (2012) and the Provost Teaching Excellence Award in Aboriginal Education (2015).
Mary Longman is also a professor of Fine Art and Aboriginal Art History. She has illustrated three children’s books and is currently working on two new children’s books that she has authored and illustrated.
Clint Neufeld makes ethereally beautiful car engines, transmissions, and other mechanical components out of cast ceramic that is decorated and displayed like fine china. In his work, he aims to investigate notions of masculinity and beauty as they intersect in memory and the contemporary imagination. His work is also strongly engaged with the history of display aesthetics, and notions of extroversion and introversion.
Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including last year’s much-anticipated Oh, Canada, at MassMOCA in North Adams, CT. In 2011 the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC, published a monograph of his work. That same year, he was shortlisted for the Winifred Shantz National Ceramics Award.
Neufeld was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and grew up Warman. He completed his BFA at the University of Saskatchewan (2002) and received his MFA from Concordia University in Montreal (2006). Prior to becoming an artist, he was a reservist with the Canadian military, and completed a sixth month tour under the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. He also briefly pursued a career as a firefighter. Neufeld lives on an acreage just outside of Osler, where he also keeps his studio, about 20 minutes from Saskatoon.
Amy Banford received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. Amy also studied English and Linguistics at the University of Regina and became an associate at McKercher in 2014.
While attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, Amy was awarded the Douglas A. Schmeiser Prize in Criminal Procedure.
Amy has been a member of Mensa Canada since 2009 and was elected to the Board of Directors as Secretary for CARFAC Saskatchewan in 2013.
As one who loves to learn, Amy has a broad interest in all areas of law, but also has a particular interest in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law.
When not in the office, Amy enjoys travelling and partaking in the arts, including movies, music, and visual art. Amy is also an avid reader and enjoys reading almost anything from travel literature and horror fiction to books about quantum physics and behavioural economics.