Board of Directors

Annie Koshy

Chair

Annie Koshy is a talented photographic artist who has been a part of the artist community for several years. She has served from 2016 as president of GTA South Asian Media Network, Inc. In addition to being a photographic artist, Annie is an award-winning media professional, media personality, speaker, radio host and model. Annie has gained a reputation for bridging opportunities for those in a variety of industries. Through her disciplined work ethic, aptitude for branding, marketing and skill in business networking, Annie has displayed her ability to be a role model to many within the community

Abigail Feige

Co-chair

Abigail, owner of the Brampton Denture Clinic & Wellness Centre and recipient of seventeen Readers Choice Awards, has been part of the downtown community since 1972. Her goal is to enhance the artistic vibe in downtown Brampton through supporting and showcasing local yogic, wellness, visual arts and indigenous talents in her office. She has more than a decade of experience in advertisement design and production in the newspaper industry, and is excited to bring her enthusiasm and expertise to the Beaux Arts community.

Tara Cress

Treasurer

Tara Cress is a local artist, having lived and grown up in Brampton. Her artwork is inspired by wildlife; ranging from detailed pen and ink drawings to textured abstract paintings. While her artistic muses have been wildlife since a very young age, they continue to be her main subject of choice to this day. Her work encourages the viewer to consider their relationship to wildlife and how to capture the animal's essence in a contemporary way.

Beaux Arts has been a driving force for her development and showcasing her work, including having hosted her debut solo art show in 2019. From this, it's no surprise that she enjoys connecting with people and takes great pride in being a part of the local arts community.

Jasmine Rock

Secretary

Jasmine Rock is a local abstract artist, graphic designer and illustrator, graduating with Honours from the York University/Sheridan Design program in 2016. Jasmine is constantly experimenting with acrylic paint, asking: "What can I make the paint do? What new technique or tool can I try?" Cultivating an exploratory process is just as important to her as the final creation. She likes to use bold, bright colour palettes alongside neutral ones. Currently, she is working on a series in all white using traditional tools such as palette knives and brushes, but also everyday household objects to create texture. She currently works as a receptionist in Mississauga, where she continues to hone her administrative and organizational skills.

Lela Kornberg

Director of Fundraising

Recently retired from a career in management with a specialized focus in development and public relations in the arts sector in both Canada and the U.S. Lela brings experience in managing through organizational change by facilitating development programs that are aligned with the overall strategic plan. She has deigned marketing and public relations campaigns and created and managed fundraising and special event programs for The Arts Centre, Manitoba Opera Board and JVS Toronto among others.  Lela comes from a family of visual artist’s and now looks forward to devoting time to supporting the ongoing growth and success of Beaux Arts Brampton.

Daniel Owens

Director of Sponsorship

Daniel has been a proud resident of Brampton for the past 31 years, as he grew up on Elizabeth St with his parents and sister.

An active member of the downtown Brampton community via memberships with the YMCA, Brampton Youth Hockey Association, Brampton Minor Baseball Inc, and a former City of Brampton employee, Dan takes great pride in the Arts & Cultural focus of the downtown community and looks forward to supporting Beaux Arts through our many initiatives this coming year.

Roberto Carreiro

Director of Brand Marketing & Design

Roberto Carreiro is an award-winning creative director specializing in print and multimedia. For over 20 years, this graduate of the Design program at Sheridan College has played a leading role in successful programs for a wide range of clients.

Roberto’s talents as a problem-solving specialist have made him an in-demand contributor to projects that have taken him across the globe. 

When not at the helm of Razor Creative Solutions, Roberto can be found on the baseball diamond – still hoping to earn an invitation to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tyler Andrews

Director of Memberships & Volunteers

Tyler is an enthusiastic graduate from York University with a Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies and is a current student at Humber College in their Post Graduate Program of Arts Administration and Cultural Management. While he continues his studies and involvement in this sector, he looks forward to maintaining the meaningful and inspiring connections with the arts community and those who he has come to know, admire, and love. He hopes to bring his unique perspective and growing knowledge to his role on the Board, and continues to learn from them and the members of Beaux Arts Brampton.

Chanice Gray

Director of Programs & Partnerships

The exploration of identity can be found in the work of Chanice Gray. Using both traditional and unconventional mediums, the artist looks to examine how we understand ourselves, through mental health, and the relationships people balance within their communities and society. In her work, objects and symbolism are used to depict thoughts, making them visible and open to discussion. Throughout her practice developing and furthering an understanding of historic and contemporary practices has been of great importance. She received a BFA from OCAD U, and continues to work towards generating dialogue about art and spaces for artists.

Dale Boyd

Director of Facility & Maintenance

Dale is a graduate of the Sign Painting Program at George Brown College in Toronto and after a short time working at Becker Signs, he bought the Sign Painting Business! It’s been said that sign painters are inventors by necessity, as they can introduce originality into their work. Dale offers that in his hand painted signs for his clients. In a long and varied career in Sign painting, some highlights include his paintings on Airplanes for Ward Air and “Think Pink” for the Pink Panther fleet of trailers. Dale is committed to supporting the platforms that Beaux-Arts Brampton offers the visual art professionals in our community.

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