The people who work at the Assiniboia Gallery mesh together really well. While their own pursuits and quirks keep the gallery engaging, it’s the things they have in common that make it fun: a love of CBC radio, an insatiable appetite for lunches from the neighbourhood cafes, and the innate understanding that cupcakes are appropriate for any occasion (“Keep calm and eat cupcakes!”). They are a group of people who love what they do and it shows.
Mary and Jeremy Weimer – Gallery Owners
Since acquiring the gallery in 1999, Mary and Jeremy’s approach has been to showcase original, Canadian fine art in an atmosphere that is friendly and relaxed, to help people find just the right piece for their homes or offices and to provide exceptional service. It’s all about making the purchase of artwork a great experience for the buyer.
Tammi Keith – Gallery Manager
With a business degree from the University of Western Ontario, extensive experience as an investment portfolio manager, certificates in both interior and lighting design from Ryerson University, and an art history degree currently underway at the University of Regina, Tammi brings a unique depth of knowledge and skills to her role as gallery manager. In her spare time, she relies on Pilates to temper the buzz of her daily 16-ounce lattes.
Ben Holbrow – Art Services
Ben completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina in 2006 and continues to build his own art practice. His abstract paintings of ephemeral experiences of place and time have been exhibited in small galleries, coffee shops and restaurants throughout Regina. Currently, his role as vice chair of Permaculture Regina allows him to explore and promote simple approaches to the complex issues of food security, pollution and urban sprawl.
Moranda Ferguson – Art Services
Moranda received her training in professional framing and art preservation techniques at the Frame Tutor School in Edmonton, Alberta. Outside of work, she has completed a number of courses in the New Media Communication certificate program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) and enjoys spending her free time supporting and cheering for her children in their sports events and activities.