2011 Judges

Natasha Pestich
Natasha Pestich earned her BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University in Montreal, and her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Working primarily with site-specific installation and works on paper, her projects have been showcased in both alternative and museum spaces in the United States and Europe in such venues as the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Michigan and Generator Gallery in Scotland.  In addition to her studio work, she is committed to arts-based community projects and regularly partners with schools and social service agencies to create spaces or contexts for interdisciplinary learning, empowerment and dialogue. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she has spent a number of years developing innovative curriculum in the Print Paper Book Area.

Cliff Simon
Industrial designer, musician, artist. Trained in Architecture and Industrial design Cliff has led a 30 year career in these disciplines. Painting and art appreciation are long time interests involving collaborations with many working artists and collectors. Current work includes a series of landscape paintings of locations in the Credit Valley and the Trent Severn Waterway.

Vanessa Cornell
Vanessa Cornell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University, Toronto, specializing in printmaking and photography.  She has participated in exhibitions locally throughout Chatham-Kent, as well as in Toronto and internationally, including exhibitions in England, Scotland, Japan and Australia.  Vanessa is the assistant administrator of ARTspace and on the Board of Directors for the Windsor Printmakers Forum.

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