2019/2020 Curator, Bonnie Baker Bonnie is a visual artist living in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. After attending Humber College and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she worked for many years in arts administration in Halifax before returning to a full time studio practice. In addition to drawing and printmaking, she is known for her earlier work in textile. The dynamics of experimenting, building on the unexpected, and pursuing increasingly sophisticated compositions drives her practice. Bonnie brings a similar philosophy to her teaching, encouraging students to push themselves through their work and take it to the next level. A founding member of a printmaking collective located in a small rural fishing community, Bonnie believes community engagement, and teaching is integral to creative growth. Among other projects, she has coordinated a traveling exhibit of art books, environmentally sensitive installations on a local walking trail, a collective writing of text and projection during night time exhibit and community printmaking at a local skateboard park using skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and all things wheeled. Her work is included in private and public collections in Canada, US and Europe, including Nova Scotia Art Bank. She received an Established Artist Award from Arts Nova Scotia in 2016 recognizing her longtime practice and contribution to art making in the province. Bonnie Baker