WAG Staff and Board

Staff

Title Name 519-539-6761
Director/Curator Mary Reid ext. 2800
Head of Education Stephanie Porter ext. 2802
Head of Collections  Nell Wheal ext. 2803
Education Assistant Deanna Logan ext. 2804
Gallery Operations Coordinator Sara Cuthbert ext. 2808

Communications/Facility Rentals Coordinator 

Robin De Angelis ext. 2809

Facilities Maintenance — Culture

Kellen Hodgins  

Advisory Board

Name Position
Lynne Moyer Chair
Martha Gingerich Vice-Chair
Natasa Veljovic Treasurer
Judy Dent Past Chair
Connie Lauder City Council Representative
Brian Hadley Member

David Hilderley

Member

Leslie Sorochan

Member
Jay Heaman Member
Maxine Noel Member
Asma Khanani Member
Magda Stroinska Member

Board Meetings

Advisory Board meetings are open to the public and are posted in advance on the Agendas, Meetings and Minutes page.

 Attend as a Delegation

The Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board welcomes members of the public to appear as delegations on matters of interest. Meetings are recorded and the delegate information is made public on the agenda and minutes. Recordings of Advisory Board meetings are made available to the public upon request to the Director/Curator.

Delegations will have five minutes to outline their requests or concerns. To appear as a delegation, please complete the delegation request form by 2:00 pm on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.

Delegation Request Form

 Attend as an Observer

The Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board welcomes members of the public who wish to observe a meeting. Observers can listen only and are not permitted to participate in the meeting. Meetings are recorded. Recordings of Advisory Board meetings are made available to the public upon request to the Director/Curator.

To attend as an observer, please complete the observer request form by 2:00 pm on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.

Observer Request Form 

Board Recruitment

Good governance demands informed and educated Board members who understand and are committed to the organization. In accordance with the City of Woodstock’s Chapter 0032 Art Gallery Advisory Board and the Board’s Policy on Governance Process, the Executive and Nominating Committee will provide cultural leadership by identifying, recruiting and training skilled and knowledgeable leaders to act as Advisory Board members of the Gallery. These individuals will share in the commitment to develop the visual arts at the community, regional and provincial level.

The Executive and Nominating Committee will recruit Advisory Board Members from the City of Woodstock and the local region who are leaders in their community, who share in this commitment to the development of  the visual arts, and who have skills in one or more of the operational functions areas of arts and culture, finance, academia, personnel, communications, marketing, legal, and fostering community wellness. Nominees must also have a sound knowledge of governance functions such as policy development, strategic planning and organizational assessment, or a willingness to undertake further training in this field.

 Board Recruitment Process

The Executive and Nominating Committee will review its composition and identify potential membership needs as well a balanced representation of cultural diversity, gender, age and skills.

The Executive and Nominating Committee will receive and review applications for Board members positions in accordance with the recruiting procedure outlined below, and will present vetted candidates for consideration and deliberation of the entire Board on an on-going and/or as needed basis

 Recruiting Procedure
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Executive and Nominating Committee which will agree to either:
    • give “provisional approval” to prospective member. “Provisional approval” means that the Committee has approved the application provisional on interviewing the prospective member and provided references to learn more about the candidate.
    • reject the application.
    • “file” the application for review at a later date.
    • request additional information from the candidate.
  • Official response returned to candidate. Where the candidate has received “provisional approval” they will be provided with an invitation to meet with members of the Executive and Nominating Committee and the Director/Curator.
  • An interview is conducted with the candidate asking a standard set of questions.
  • A formal nomination is put forward to the Board for deliberation at the next scheduled meeting.
  • Candidate is informed of the Board’s decision within 5 days of the Board Meeting.
 Applications

Advisory Board Member

The powers and obligations of the Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board are as defined and as delegated by The Corporation of the City of Woodstock. The Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board is charged with recommending and guiding the Woodstock Art Gallery operations, including the collecting and stewardship of art under the care and control of the Director/Curator. As such, the Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board is the governing authority of the Gallery and is responsible for overseeing, sustaining and monitoring the organization’s business in a manner consistent with the terms of the authorizing by-law. The responsibilities of the Woodstock Art Gallery Advisory Board Members are to:

  • Develop, evolve and pursue the vision and mission of the organization;
  • Create an organizational strategic and business plan and oversee achievement of organizational goals;
  • Promote and execute good governance through accountability and stewardship, Board recruitment, education and development;
  • Cultivate and maintain positive governmental relations;
  • Pursue and maintain financial sustainability;
  • Undertake fundraising activities.

Please complete the online form to submit an Advisory Board Member application.

Advisory Board Member Application Form

Associate Advisory Board Member

The intent of the Associate Board Member category is to engage young professionals in supporting and advancing the mission of the WAG. Associate Board Members will have the opportunity to contribute their skills and talents to foster the Gallery’s long-term sustainability and growth. The Associate Board Member category is designed to serve as a training ground for board membership on the WAG Advisory board. The Associate Board Member category requires a commitment of one year and is specifically geared to interested candidates who are looking to gain Board experience. Associate Board Members are able to attend and weigh in on discussions and deliberations but are not permitted to vote.

Please complete the online form to submit and Associate Advisory Board Member application.

Associate Advisory Board Member Application Form

Contact Us

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Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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