Susan Golets, Chair
Julie Riches, President
Sarah Teikari-Buie, Treasurer
Shi Qiu, Secretary
Governance, Nominations & Operations Committee
Henry Wiercinski - Chair
Gilles Latour, Susan Golets, Julie Riches
Membership and Volunteer Committee
Gilles Latour - Chair
Charlotte Mickie, Janice Warren
Young Professionals & Creatives Committee
Erin Wiley - Chair
Sophie Golets, Melissa Martens, Max Thompson
Susan Golets - Chair
Nestor Golets, Lindsay Shaddy
Special Events Committee
Gilles Latour - Co-Chair 2023 Symposium
Julie Riches - Co-Chair 2023 Symposium
Janice Warren - CNE Association Rep
Charlotte Mickie - Co-Chair
Julie Riches - Co-Chair
Anthony Wu, Erin Wiley, Caroleen Molenaar,
Winniefred Kuang, Gilles Latour, Janna Eggebeen
Aefa Mulholland, Stephanie Rebick
Editorial Advisory Committee
Sarah Alford - Chair
Honorary National Council
Frank Hall, Calgary
Mary Macaulay, Vancouver
Steven McNeil, Victoria
Martin Segger, Victoria
Marilyn Joan Wade, Winnipeg
Joan Carlisle-Irving, St. Andrew's
Jay Remer, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
John O’Dea, St. John’s
Gilles Latour, Toronto
Henry Wiercinski, Committee Chair, Toronto
Bruce Bolton, Montreal
Prince Edward Island
Martha Deacon, Charlottetown
Linda Berko, Charlottetown
SaskatchewanRaymond Bailey, Yorkton
Susan Golets (Chair) has spent more than 30 years working in the not-for-profit and public sector. She is an experienced leader with the Ontario provincial government, and has worked in a variety of ministries. Over the years she has lead transformational change initiatives in complex policy and political environments by: conceptualizing strategic policy frameworks, designing integrated programs, building partnerships and effective relationships with stakeholders, and developing high performing teams to deliver timely results. She is currently the Director, Sport Recreation and Community Programs Policy Branch for the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Susan has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and most recently, for six years, served on the board of the Fred Victor Centre, where she also chaired the Service Quality Committee. Susan and Nestor love to travel in Canada and abroad, and they are avid collectors of whatever moves them.
Julie Riches (President) is Principal of Riches Appraisals & Consult. She has worked within the decorative arts and fine art sector for over a decade. Julie provides USPAP compliant personal property appraisals throughout Canada and the United States. Areas of expertise include ceramics, silver, glass, furniture, textiles, coins, and militaria. Julie is Chair of the Antiques, Furnishings & Decorative Arts Committee (AF+DA) for the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and is an Accredited Member of the same organization. Following in the footsteps of her family matriarch, Julie developed an appreciation of antiques at a young age. She is an avid collector whose passions have led her to become steeped in the arts, working to create and provide opportunities to give back to the larger community while utilizing a network of artists, collectors, and like-minded professionals. Additional volunteerism with non-profits and not-for-profits has focused on the development of new member strategies, membership retention, and the implementation of innovative learning platforms.
Sarah Teikari-Buie (Treasurer) is
an accountant by profession and is working on obtaining her
professional designation (Chartered Professional Accountant). She has
worked in public practice for 2.5 years. Sarah’s work experience prior
to entering the CPA program in 2018 consists of project coordination and
administration assistance. She has worked as a project manager and
managed KPI reporting and client relations for Rogers and CIBC branches
and office locations. She was a project assistant for Workplace
Solutions Inc (managed by BGIS) in Victoria, British Columbia. Sarah has
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in World Religions and Classics from Bishop’s
University, Sherbrooke, Quebec (graduated 2012). Her post-secondary
education, work experience, and travel spirit gave her the opportunity
to live in various parts of Canada, including Quebec, British Columbia,
and the Northwest Territories. She grew up in the Greater Toronto Area
and she is very happy to have returned home this year to live closer to
family. Sarah was very enthusiastic to discover this group as she has
always enjoyed material arts, with a particular interest in musical
instruments, furniture, and textiles.
Shi Qiu (Secretary) is a passionate art professional with experience in both the private and public sectors. He is currently a part of the Curatorial team at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, where he has worked closely with the Chief Curator to realize more than 10 exhibitions, many of which toured across Canada. Prior to joining the McMichael, he worked for many years in decorative arts auction and was one of the leading Asian Art auction specialists in the country. An immigrant and fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Shi’s engagement with the decorative arts and design is continually informed by his cross-cultural background. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Sarah Alford is a craft and design historian with an interrelated art practice. She has undergraduate degrees in Jewellery/Metalsmithing and Art History and was awarded a Fulbright to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned an MA in Visual and Critical Studies, and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. She earned her PhD in Art History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University, Kingston, and has exhibited across Canada, Scotland, and the United States, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She has published articles in the Journal of Stained Glass, Journal for Artistic Research, and Journal of Design History, and has an upcoming book publication: Art Botany in British Design Reform: 1830-1865 for Bloomsbury Press.
Charlotte Mickie – Charlotte is an avid collector of contemporary art and has served in the past as a Director of the Board for the Powerplant and Advisory Board Member of C Magazine. On a professional level, Charlotte is the Vice-President of international arthouse film sales company Celluloid Dreams, based in Paris. She has most recently handled IMAGINE (Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival, 2022), HIT THE ROAD (Cannes, Directors’ Fortnight, 2021), BABYTEETH (Venice Biennale Competition 2019, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni prize), and Oscar short-listed THE PAINTED BIRD (Venice Biennale Competition 2019). Through her career Charlotte has represented movies by directors such as Jacques Audiard, Francois Ozon, Atom Egoyan, Todd Haynes, Michael Moore, Benh Zeitlin, Todd Solondz, and Hirokazu Koreeda. Charlotte is a returning Expert for ACE (Ateliers du cinéma Européen) and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Stephanie Rebick is a curator, editor and writer based in the unceded territories of the xʷmə kʷəyəm (Musqueam), S wxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwəta (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is currently Director of Publishing and Content Strategy at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She also frequently collaborates with Information Office, a Vancouver-based art book publisher and design practice. Stephanie has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including Fashion Fictions (forthcoming); Where do we go from here?; Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia; Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980; Out of Sight; Guo Pei: Couture Beyond; Cabin Fever; MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture; and Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. She has contributed to a number of publications including KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art; Visceral Bodies; Unreal; Grand Hotel; and MashUp. Most recently she has edited volumes on the work of Jan Wade and Omer Arbel. Her curatorial interests include visual culture, new media and the intersection of craft, design and contemporary art.
Janice P. Warren - is a lawyer who specializes in business immigration, primarily representing Canadians wishing to relocate to the United States. She is an ardent collector of art glass, keenly encouraging young makers in Ontario. She was on the Board of Craft Ontario for 10 years as well as chairing its event/fundraising committee. Until recently Janice volunteered in the same capacity with Dress for Success. She was a regularly published restaurant reviewer/critic.
Henry Wiercinski, Chair - was a partner in a national law firm practicing in business law. Since retirement he consults on legal matters. Henry has interests in transportation, urban development and the arts. He is vice-chair of the Annex Residents’ Association, vice-chair of Rail Safety First, a coalition that advocates for safe, transparent and accountable rail, and a director of pointA, a not for profit transportation demand company.
Erin Wiley - is currently working as decorative art assistant at A.H. Wilkens. Her past experience includes working in operations and interning in marketing at the Gardiner Museum, which cemented her passion for ceramics and the decorative arts. Erin earned her BA in Art History from Queen's University and completed a graduate certificate in Culture and Heritage Site Management from Centennial College. She volunteered with the Sarnia Historical Society and the Union Gallery in Kingston, Ontario. In joining CSDA/CCAD and the Young Professionals & Creatives Committee, Erin hopes to bring together young people from all over the country into conversation about what the decorative arts mean in Canada today.
Anthony Wu - is an Asian Art consultant and researcher with a specialisation in Chinese decorative and fine art for various auction houses and clients in Canada and the USA. Recently, he has been in charge of setting up Asian Art auctions at Heffel’s. Anthony has a B.A. and M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto. He is a Certified Member with the Appraisers Association of America and is USPAP compliant through January 2023. He is also a consultant and official Asian Art blogger for the New York-based auction platform Bidsquare.com, a regular contributor to Orientations magazine in Hong Kong, and on the board of directors with the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers. His goal is to provide excellent customer service based on the requirements of his clients, whether it is identifying, selling, or acquiring Asian Art pieces.