Amber Phelps Bondaroff
Amber Phelps Bondaroff is an interdisciplinary visual artist, performer and arts organizer, living on Treaty 4 territory. Her work strives to find meaning and connection between people, places and things. Amber works across many mediums, including; performance, soft sculpture, costume, drawing, printmaking, music and film. There is a strong emphasis on the re-use and the re-imagining of materials and objects throughout her work.
Amber has exhibited and performed extensively across North America and has attended residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, and the Art Shanty Projects. Amber is passionate about non-traditional spaces for artistic presentation. In 2017 she co-founded Swamp Fest music and arts festival which presents independent music and art to diverse audiences outside of traditional venues. Born in Calgary, AB, Amber moved to Regina in 2012. She received a BFA in interdisciplinary fine arts from NSCAD University, Halifax in 2007, and an MFA in Intermedia Arts from the University of Regina, in 2014.
A trained musician and skilled arts administrator, Allison brings extensive experience in arts management to the role of Administrative Director. Allison previously served as the Managing Director (Interim) of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto and held roles as Development Officer of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and President of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association-Regina Branch.
An accomplished pianist, Allison has pursued her music education all over Canada, the United States, Germany, and Hungary. Allison holds a double Master’s of Music in Piano Performance and Music Education from Western University, London, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from the University of Alberta. In 2018, she received a Diploma in Kodály Music Education with a specialization in piano pedagogy from the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Allison loves to cook, travel, and spend time with her orange tabby-cat, Calcifer.
Cyril Chen (陳嘉雯, he/they/hers) is an animator and expanded media artist who was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 Territory with family from the Guangdong and Hong Kong regions of China. Cyril’s work stems from the exploration of migration, separation, and the ways in which we are intertwined with cyberspace. This upcoming fall, they will be a third year Honours Bachelor of Animation student at Sheridan College. They previously studied expanded media at NSCAD University. Last summer, Cyril was an archives assistant at Neutral Ground ARC. They are excited to start their second summer term at Neutral Ground, this time as a gallery assistant.
They’re looking forward to working with the staff, board of directors, Le Petit Chien, and exhibiting artists, digging a bit more into the Neutral Ground archives, and assisting with the new website!
Le Petit Chien
LePetit Chien (Chienny for short) is a very good boy! Voted Regina’s Third best Dog (Prairie Dog Readers poll – 2017 & 19) he is constantly striving to be the best boy he can be. He has had starring roles in promotional materials for Malty National, Swamp Fest and various OneTakeSuper8 films in the city of Regina. LePetit shares his home with three felines, who he gets along with splendidly. Chien began in his role as Puprator for Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre in 2017. He enjoys long walks, belly rubs and eating garbage.
Board of Directors
Lillian O’Brien Davis (Chair)
Brian Gladwell (Treasurer)
Robyn Barclay (Vice-chair)
Hilarey Cowan (Secretary)
About our Board of Directors
Neutral Ground is member-driven with a hands-on working board. Our Board of Directors consists of up to 12 members in good standing. Two-thirds of the Board of Directors must be self-declared practicing visual or media artists or arts professionals, as outlined in the Neutral Ground bylaws. The role of the Board of Directors is to steward, support, the organization in accordance with the Neutral Ground’s mission, mandate, vision, and values.
An Annual General Meeting of Members will take place each year no later than 4 months following the year-end of the Corporation (i.e. no later than December 31st of each year). The Board shall issue a call for nominations for elections to the Board of Directors when it sends notice of an Annual General Meeting to Members. A Member shall stand for election if they accept the nomination of at least one Member in good standing. Nominations may also come from the floor at a duly constituted Annual General Meeting.