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Canadian Artists Representation announces new spokesperson for visual artists

Newfoundland and Labrador artist Ingrid Mary Percy to act as spokesperson for visual artists in Canada

Photo credit: Deirdre Logue

Artist Ingrid Mary Percy was chosen to be the spokesperson for visual artists in Canada at CARFAC’s annual meeting, held this year in Edmonton. Percy takes over from Halifax artist Susan Tooke, who has been president of CARFAC since 2015.

It is a pleasure and honour to serve our membership and visual artists in Canada as President of CARFAC National – an organization led by a diverse group of dedicated and hard-working board members, staff, and volunteers from across the country. A healthy visual arts sector is fundamental to the wellbeing of our nation.

New board members include Rankin Inlet artist and activist Theresie Tungilik, Toronto-based artist Joshua Vettivelu, and from Caraquet, NB, artist and photographer Annie France Noël. Edmonton-based artist Paddy Lamb becomes Vice-President, and Toronto artist Yael Brotman completes the Executive as Secretary.

A full list of board members is available on CARFAC’s website

About Ingrid Mary Percy:

Born in Calgary, Alberta, to Irish parents, Ingrid Mary Percy is a first generation Canadian of mixed European and African heritage. Ingrid grew up in Vancouver, BC, studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC (BFA, Dip FA) and completed graduate studies at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC (MFA).

Ingrid has served on the boards of Open Space in Victoria, BC, Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s, NL, and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC). A visual arts educator, she has taught at the University of Victoria and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Ingrid currently divides her time between Victoria, BC, and  Corner Brook, NL, where she is Associate Professor of drawing, painting and interdisciplinary practices in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

Canadian Artists’ Representation /Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is the national association of Canada’s professional visual artists. CARFAC defends the socio-economic and legal rights of artists through advocacy and professional development. CARFAC also produces a schedule of minimum recommended copyright royalties and fees for artists that is widely recognized as the national industry standard. The Status of the Artist Act empowers CARFAC to negotiate with national organizations on behalf of all visual artists in Canada.