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Joshua Desnoyers, Marketing and Events Coordinator
ext 305, e: josh@
Joshua Desnoyers joined the Kelowna Art Gallery as Marketing and Events Coordinator in 2012. He spearheads the public relations, advertising and social media efforts, assists with the development of sponsorship opportunities, and coordinates gallery openings, events, and facility rentals.
Prior to moving to Kelowna, Joshua was the Tourism Marketing Specialist at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and also worked with a team that was awarded the Tourism BC “Marketing Campaign of the Year” while at the Van Dop Arts & Cultural Guide to BC. Most recently, he managed sales and marketing efforts at Backroad Mapbooks, a best-selling Canadian outdoor recreation series. He served as hospitality and events manager at Hillside Estate Winery on the Naramata Bench, and has a background in the media sector, which served him well during his time with Sun FM in the South Okanagan.
Growing up in Penticton instilled in him a love for the unique Okanagan culture and landscape, which he now enjoys sharing with his son, Kaden.
Stacey Koosel, Curator
ext 303, e: stacey@
Stacey May Koosel moved to Kelowna to join the KAG team in 2019.
Before moving to Kelowna Stacey worked as a freelance art curator, critic, editor and university lecturer. Originally from Northern Ontario she has lived in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and now B.C. She moved to Europe for university and holds a PhD in Art and Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts. She plans to foster new networks and creative collaboration by reaching out to the artistic community in British Columbia and organizing events to bring people together. Her goal is to create exhibitions and publications at Kelowna Art Gallery that capture the public’s imagination and pay homage to the area’s flourishing culture by showcasing local artistic talent.
She is passionate about socially engaged art, writing, travelling and dogs.
Julie Martin, Acting Registrar
ext 302, e: julie@
Julie Martin moved to Kelowna in 2018 to join KAG team as their Registrar. She began her career at the Cape Breton University Art Gallery where she worked for several years. Her gallery experience lead to opportunities in local museums, archives, theatre companies, and Cape Breton’s contemporary art-at-night festival: Lumière.
In 2015, Julie moved to Ottawa to pursue further studies, and was employed by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canada Council Art Bank. There, she worked across several departments as a Researcher, Content Specialist, and Curatorial Assistant. Julie holds a B.A. in Honours History from Cape Breton University and an Advanced Diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. Hailing from the east coast, Julie is excited to spend time in the west, exploring, learning, and serving the local arts community.
Ady Miller, Operations & Membership Coordinator
ext 306, e: ady@
Nataley Nagy, Executive Director
ext 304, e: nataley@
Nataley Nagy has over 33 years experience in the visual arts sector. She is an alumnus of the Getty Leadership Institute (2007) and the Banff Arts Administration Training Program (1984). Before moving to Kelowna to take on the position of Executive Director of the Kelowna Art Gallery, Nagy was the Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada (2002-2009) where she oversaw the digitization of the Museum’s Permanent Collection of over 12,000 artifacts. She managed a wide variety of complex art projects in her roles as Director of Gallery SAW Gallery/SAW Video (1984-1988), Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council (1988-93), and as Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor (1993-2001). During her tenure at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Nataley oversaw the capital campaign and building project that relocated the AGW first into a six-year interim location in a regional shopping centre and then, into a new purpose-built $27million facility. She received an Honorary Doctorate for her contributions to arts and culture from the University of Windsor. In addition, Nataley was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Museums Association, and President of the Board of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She on the Board of the British Columbia Museums Association, and the Board of Tourism Kelowna and is a member of Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Association (CAMDO).
Kyle L. Poirier, Graphic Designer
ext 308, e: kyle@
Kyle L. Poirier has been the graphic designer at the Kelowna Art Gallery since 1999. He is responsible for handling the image needs of the Gallery. He has designed numerous exhibition catalogues as well as newsletters, advertisements, vinyl graphics and signage, and also maintains the gallery’s website. Kyle was the recipient of the award for Graphic Arts at the 8th annual Okanagan Arts Awards in March 2015. Kyle enjoys films, travelling, cycling and time with his wife, two children and the family dog. He is also an aspiring painter with a soft spot for acrylics.
Dylan Ranney, Preparator
ext 311, e: dylan@
Laura Wyllie, Curator of Learning & Engagement
ext 307, e: laura@
Laura Wyllie received a BA in Art History and English from UBC Okanagan in 2012. She then moved to Ottawa and completed an MA in Art History at Carleton University, which included a practicum with the Public, Educational and Community Programming Department at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Laura joined the Kelowna Art Gallery in 2015 as one of the Art Adventures Supervisors, planning art camps and offsite events. She is now responsible for all of the Kelowna Art Gallery’s education and public programs. Laura is currently completing a MEd with a focus on Art Education at UBC Okanagan.
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