Board & Staff

Stephanie Vegh
Executive Director

Born in Hamilton, Stephanie Vegh studied Art and Comparative Literature at McMaster University before leaving for the Glasgow School of Art to complete her MFA.  She returned to Hamilton in 2007 where she continues to create art and write essays and reviews for various galleries and publications in Canada and the United Kingdom while staying active in Hamilton’s arts community as a past Board member of Hamilton Artists Inc. and Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts (formerly The Print Studio) and her role as a member of the Supercrawl Curatorial Committee.  She is a two-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Project Grant and the 2016 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Arts Management.

Both her passion for her hometown and her experience of Glasgow's lively post-industrial arts scene fuel her commitment to the Hamilton Arts Council as Executive Director. Since taking on the role in 2011, Stephanie has implemented an organizational shift from arts programing to communications and advocacy, working to promote the works of artists and organizations in Hamilton while raising awareness around issues that impact their careers. Serving this mission involves juggling many tasks on a daily basis, from writing and speaking at City Hall to attending to the day-to-day financial needs of this small-scale charitable organization to the more enjoyable task of providing professional guidance to artists on an individual basis.

 

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