The Polygon Gallery is pleased to welcome five new members to its Board of Directors. Dee Dhaliwal, Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George, Rushabh Jhaveri, Liz Magor, and Diana Sawers were all appointed at the Gallery’s Annual General Meeting on June 28, 2021.
Please join us is welcoming them.
Dee Dhaliwal is a publishing professional and entrepreneur whose thirty years in print and digital media includes her role as Publisher of Western Media Group where she led Western Living and Vancouver Magazine. She also served as Publisher of the Vancouver Courier, The Westender, and Vita. Dhaliwal’s contributions to the community include serving on the Boards of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Vancouver Community College, BC Chamber of Commerce, the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation and MONOVA. Dhaliwal is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Community Service.
Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George
Chepximiya Siyam’ Janice George is an accomplished weaver and teacher from the Sḵwx̱wu7mesh Nation. She co-founded L’hen Awtxw Weaving House, to share the practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving, and Mitelnexw Leadership Training, to share Sḵwx̱wu7mesh based teachings for individuals, businesses and corporations. She is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator, and educator.
Rushabh Jhaveri is the Vice President of North Shore Commercial banking for Royal Bank of Canada. He leads a team of commercial account managers responsible for the area that includes the North Shore, Sunshine Coast and Sea-to-Sky corridor. Jhaveri is active in a variety of North Shore community initiatives including, most recently, fundraising for the Lions Gate Hospital Mental Health Unit.
Liz Magor is a highly respected Canadian visual artist and educator based in Vancouver. Magor has exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad at venues including Documenta 8, the Venice Biennale, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Power Plant, the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and many more. Magor has received numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and the Audain prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Presentation House Gallery.
Diana Sawers has had a career in the visual arts spanning over twenty-five years. Sawers holds a BA in Spanish Literature and Art History from the University of Washington. Since 2000, she has worked as an independent art consultant and curator for individuals, institutions, and arts organizations. From 2001-2013, Diana served as the Curator for the Seattle University Art Collection. Diana serves on the host committee for the Seattle Art Fair and has previously served as a founding member of the Henry Contemporaries at The Henry Art Gallery, and on committees for Artist Trust, PONCHO, Youth in Focus, ArtAble and The Vancouver Art Gallery.
Image: Ema Peter