Board

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Josephine Condotta

Director of the Board

Josephine Condotta is dedicated to creating artworks with purpose and character. Her paintings are centred around the concept of identity; depicted through the infusion of reused materials, ethereal forms, and emotionally charged abstract elements. 

Josephine has an HBA in Visual Arts from McMaster University and an Interior Decorating Diploma from Humber College. She is excited to bring her knowledge and skills of space planning and decor to the exhibition hanging team within the Gallery Committee at Beaux Arts!

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Amanda Bhika

Director of the Board

Amanda is a local artist and owner of Ravinzangel. She is a graduate of Sheridan College for Art Fundamentals and Child and Youth Care as well as a graduate of  OCAD U for Illustration. Amanda has a love for creating artwork inspired by angel wings, mental health and positivity, and more recently has been inspired by the classic horror genre. In 2016, she founded Ravinzangel in memory of her brother, featuring wearable art clothing with angel and mental health themes. Ravinzangel won the Brampton Board of Trade Arts and Culture award this past May.