Art NOW series presents Naomi Potter

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Art NOW presents Naomi Potter
A Decade of Esker Foundation
12 pm | November 18, 2022
University Recital Hall
Free admission, everyone welcome

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Esker Foundation recently marked its 10th anniversary and with this in mind, Potter will share some of the highlights, lessons learned, and cautionary tales from the last decade of one of Canada’s leading private art foundations.

Naomi Potter is the Director/Curator of Esker Foundation in Calgary. From 2009-2011, she was curator of Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre where she produced solo projects, exhibitions, and public art commissions. In 2003, Potter was awarded a yearlong Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) artist residency in Istanbul, and from 2003 to 2007 was co-director of the international artist residency program at CESTA in the Czech Republic. In 2015 was a guest of both the Australian Arts Council and British Council International Curatorial Visit programs, and has been a jury member for numerous Canadian art awards and jury’s including: a member of the Curatorial Selection Committee for Venice 2019; BMO 1st Art! Selection Committee (2017/18); Sobey Art Award (2016); and the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2014). Potter holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University, Montreal.

Image credit: Robin Arseneault, Studies for Lantern, 2022. Photo: John Dean. From the exhibition Falling Off The Log, July 23 - December 18, 2022, Esker Foundation. Courtesy of the speaker.

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