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Details for "Industry Panel Discussion: How to Approach Galleries"

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 


Monday 9th September

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

Various Speakers


Non-members welcome

Best suited for all Membership levels


Back by popular demand, the Federation of Canadian Artists Industry Panel Discussion. Registration for this panel fills quickly. Register soon to avoid disappointment.


For this panel , the Federation of Canadian Artists brings together three experienced industry professionals, to share with you their stories, wisdom and expectations on how artists should best prepare and approach galleries when developing their professional career, with a Q&A period for those burning questions you've been waiting to be ask.  


Attendees are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to Please make the subject line "Questions for Industry Panel Discussion"


Registrants can expect to walk away with a greater sense of understanding from key individuals in the industry and some good tips and tools they can put to use to help build their career as an artist.


2019 Panellists


Dr. Angela Clarke

Museum Director and Curator, 

Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, B.C.


Dr. Angela Clarke has been the Museum Director and Curator at the Italian Cultural Centre Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia, where she specialized in women, religion and decorative art of the Italian Renaissance as well as museology. Her primary research focus has been the material culture of Renaissance Italy, specifically taking a social-historical approach to Deruta maiolica bella donna plates as they pertain to the lives of middle-class Umbrian women in the domestic space. Since the completion of her dissertation, she has expanded her research to include other domestic decorative arts such as textiles, mirrors, devotional items, costume, jewellery and liturgical textile.


Dr. Clarke’s curatorial work focuses on fine arts working with contemporary interpreters of Italian decorative art traditions including fibre arts, mosaic, tapestry and ceramic in addition to the contemporary visual arts of painting, print-making and sculpture, as well as the history of Italian opera and immigration. She has curated over 30 exhibitions. She has also curated exhibitions in partnership with the annual Feminarte textile exhibition in Montopoli, Italy and with the European Union project Performigrations in cooperation with the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at the University of Bologna. Most recently she has guest Curated for the BC Craft Council.


Dr. Clarke has written for the Surface Design Journal, Uppercase Magazine, Preview Guide to Galleries & Museums, the “Art Speaks” column in The Epoch Times as well as numerous art catalogues. She is a board member for the Craft Council of British Columbia and the B.C. Society for the Museum of Original Costume and is a regular contributor to the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News.



Olga Rybalko

Artist / Marketing Director

The Space - An Art Gallery

Vancouver, B.C.


THE SPACE, an Art Gallery is not your ordinary art gallery. It is a new way to buy art directly from the independent artist with no gallery commissions.


The Space, conceived and founded by Jolayne Devente, is now also run by Bill Higginson and Olga Rybalko. This trio of entrepreneurial, business minded artists have come together to bring this new experience to the art collector.


The Space has a group of artists in residence, who take pride not only in their craft, but also their professionalism. This new concept in the gallery system allows collectors to view art in a fun interactive environment while gaining a new experience in the art buying process. Meet the artists in the gallery, step out back and see their work space and their art being created, learn about what inspires and motivates them, and gain a first hand insight into their mind.


Olga Rybalko (BA, University of British Columbia) is a representational painter who captures the natural landscape with a unique attention to the magic of each place. She combines her artistic passion with her love of travel to create scenery that captures the mind and the heart.





Kevan Seng


Capulet Art Gallery

Vancouver, B.C.


Kevan Seng is a small business owner in Richmond, operating an art gallery, picture framing shop, and an art events company.  He has been in the art business since 2006 after meeting a famous artist named Raymond chow, at a bus stop.  From there, he went on to creating and distributing calendars and prints of Chow’s artwork throughout Chapters Indigo bookstores.  After the calendars, Seng was contracted to create and distribute a collection of Norveau Morrisseau’s artwork onto art card format.  Until this date, these cards have been available in the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian Institution. 


It was around this time when the idea of creating a live painting competition came to fruition.  The name was originally the Golden Brush Live Painting Competition with the first show in 2009.  Over time, the competition was renamed to the Battle of the Brush, and currently there have been 37 competitions in Vancouver, BC and one in Beijing where Seng and his team have worked to promote the art of over 300 artists in the lower mainland. 


Kevan Seng is also an active member of the Lions Club International and was elected Zone Chairperson of Lions Club International 19 A-1 in Vancouver, Canada, in 2016-2017.

A member of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club, Past Zone Chairperson Seng is a second generation Lion who joined into Lionism in 2011 to follow in his father’s footsteps.  He has held office in the association as club president of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club in both 2013-2014 and in 2017-2018.

In recognition of his service to the association, Past Zone Chairperson Seng was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2015.



Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$25.00
  • CAN$25.00 with 2019 Summer Programming LiveCast
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2019-04-08 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-09-08 23:59:00
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