Petra Holler - Director

My name is Petra Höller and I am a visual artist and poet originally from Summerland, British Columbia. For the last four years I have lived on and off between Penticton and Montréal, Québec where I studied art history and studio arts at Concordia University. During my time in Montréal I contributed to a communal artists’ space called Le Réacteur Nucleaire where I curated performance and poetry showcases in addition to other arts events.

Since childhood my preferred media has been the humble pencil; however my curiosity and infatuation with texture and colour has prompted me to explore other media such as oil painting and fibre arts. Lately I have been focused on creating illustrated poetry books which are themed around memory and subjective experience.
My name is Petra Höller and I am a visual artist and poet originally from Summerland, British Columbia. For the last four years I have lived on and off between Penticton and Montréal, Québec where I studied art history and studio arts at Concordia University. During my time in Montréal I contributed to a communal artists’ space called Le Réacteur Nucleaire where I curated performance and poetry showcases in addition to other arts events.

Since childhood my preferred media has been the humble pencil; however my curiosity and infatuation with texture and colour has prompted me to explore other media such as oil painting and fibre arts. Lately I have been focused on creating illustrated poetry books which are themed around memory and subjective experience.
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Stephanos Liapis - Director

-Stephanos has a B. Commerce Ryerson University, Toronto 1992
-Founder of Cellar Jazz Cafe 1997 in Vancouver
-Cofounder Saint-Germain Cafe, Penticton
-Owner / Operator Pulse Kitchen, Penticton

Anni Phillips - Director


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Skyler Punnett - Director

Skyler Punnett has been a commercial artist for the last 10 years. His clients include Sony Entertainment, Microsoft, Nokia and Rainmaker Media. He has worked as an illustrator, storyboard artist and art director in a variety of media including animation, mobile gaming and traditional illustration. His style combines figurative work with organic, flowing, natural subject matter that lends itself to a wide variety of applications including animation, packaging and stand alone work. He currently runs his own creative studio that focuses on illustration, concept design and creative consultation for business.

Kim Russell - Director

>Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, where she majored in drama and minored in art. After a soul killing stint teaching math and english, she left teaching. She has been a working artist ever since.

She created two arts based businesses along with her partner. The first, a faux finishing and mural painting
company and the second, a fused glass giftware company called Window Candy. She is currently a pet portrait artist, her gallery can be viewed through her website at www.clowndogpetportraits.com.

Recently, Kim has returned to her other passion, drama, by performing in plays for Many Hats Theatre and The Shatford Players.
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Nettie Steuernagel - Director

I am self taught artist, singer and photographer. From a very young age, I have had a love and natural talent for the fine arts. However, growing up in a very small, very conservative town in northern Alberta made it challenging to get involved and develop my skills. My husband and I moved to the Okanagan 2 years ago in order for us to both pursue our passions. I have become involved in the art community having displayed my paintings and sketches in a few art shows. I have been overwhelmed by how supportive this community is to artist in any medium. I think it is important to continue to encourage creativity. It enriches our lives, it touches so many people, it is a part of human history, a part of our existence, and we need to embrace it. My hope is that as a member and board member of the Penticton Arts Council, I can become more involved while expanding my own knowledge and skills as a musician, artist, photographer and actor. And that we can unite with other artists, galleries and organizations to make Penticton a haven for creative minds.
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Chelsea Terry - Director

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Don Wade - Director