Amber Phelps Bondaroff
Amber Phelps Bondaroff (she/they) 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 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.
Jera MacPherson (she/her) is a community-driven arts administrator, arts writer, and arts programmer, living on Treaty 4 territory. She is passionate about supporting and participating in the arts ecology of Regina.
You may have crossed paths with her at her former stomping grounds: the MacKenzie Art Gallery or seen her name on an exhibition review here and there. Recently, she is proud to have led the artistic programming of Nuit Blanche Regina 2021, published an article in Blackflash that nestles the intersection of her own personal history and relationship with contemporary art, and curated an exhibition currently touring through the Organizations of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
She holds a BFA with Distinction from Concordia University (Montreal) in Art History and Studio Arts where she was executive editor of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History and co-ran a small DIY art space.
Interim Programming Director
Emily Nestor (she/her) is an emerging artist and arts programmer residing on the traditional territories of Treaty Four. Her practice is primarily housed within printmaking and conceptually driven by feminist theory, notions of gender, and the nuances of interpersonal relationships.
Born in the southern Saskatchewan, Emily has had the pleasure of serving in numerous positions across Regina’s art community, including roles with Queer City Cinema, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, and the Fifth Parallel Gallery. She is excited in her joining of the Neutral Ground team to both continue and further her support and connection with contemporary arts.
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Regina receiving a BFA with Great Distinction in Visual Art and a BA. Honours with High Honours in Art History in 2022.
Sage Wosminity (She/her) was born in Regina Saskatchewan, on Treaty 4 land and is currently pursuing a BFA in Art History at the University of Regina. She is extremely passionate about the arts and writing. You may recognize her from her previous work with Saskatchewan Fashion Week, exhibiting collections from 2014-2016. Or perhaps you’ve seen her name amongst the costume credits through her work as a stitcher at the Globe Theatre in Regina.
She is excited to be a part of the Neutral Ground team and have the opportunity to work within the rich artistic community of Regina.
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
Tomas Jonsson, Chair
Brian Gladwell, Treasurer
Robyn Barclay, Vice-Chair
Alex King, 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.