Youth Committee

  Amanda Foulds
Amanda Foulds is an emerging artist and educator who is passionate about engaging communities in contemporary issues through visual arts programming. Her art practice focuses on the re-contextualizing of narratives through time-based media and collage. She studied Drawing and Painting at OCAD University and currently works as a Programming Coordinator, sharing her knowledge of Studio Art and History with children and families across the GTA.

Ashly Baptista
Ashly is a passionate Mississauga artist with skills in digital and traditional art. Ashly completed the Art Fundamentals program at Sheridan College, and is currently enrolled in Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Illustration program. Ashly applies her creative and interpersonal skills in professional and recreational environments. She works primarily with paint, sculpture, multimedia and digital software as an illustrator and instructor. Ashly strives to find new ways of adding creative flair to her artwork.
Chelsea Ryan
Chelsea Ryan is an emerging artist from Oakville, Ontario. Chelsea earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College, specializing in the Art & Art History program. Her engagement with the arts community involves working in Oakville and Mississauga, while recently completing an internship in the public programming and learning department at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. She is excited by opportunities that allow her to connect with communities through the arts!
Heather Riley
Heather Riley is an emerging artist working with whatever she can get her hands on, though primarily in printmaking. She completed a degree in Art and Art History at the University of Toronto Mississauga and holds Diplomas from Sheridan and Georgian College. Heather currently works teaching art to children and youth in the GTA, while expanding her practice.
Jacqueline Mak
Jacqueline Mak served as the Art Director for Ogilvy One and BBDO Asia and in 2016, Jacqueline became a full time Digital Collage artist. Jacqueline studied Advertising at OCAD and is currently finishing her Post Grad in Sculpture and Installation Art. As a visual artist, Jacqueline’s work challenges society’s views on critical issues that affect our daily lives.
Linh Thai
Linh Thai is a multidisciplinary artist. She makes drawing-based installations and intricate papercuts that begin as drawings and seek to expand on the traditional definition of what a drawing can be. She combines analog drawing techniques with a technological twist, providing a new outlet and outlook for personal narratives.
Linh completed her BScH at the University of Guelph, where she majored in Studio Art and Animal Biology. She is currently an artist instructor at Visual Arts Mississauga; a not-for-profit charitable arts organization.

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