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Board and Staff

Emily Nestor

Interim Programming Director

Emily Nestor (she/her) is an emerging artist and arts programmer residing on the traditional territories of Treaty Four. Her practice is primarily housed within printmaking and conceptually driven by feminist theory, notions of gender, and the nuances of interpersonal relationships.

Born in the southern Saskatchewan, Emily has had the pleasure of serving in numerous positions across Regina’s art community, including roles with Queer City Cinema, Dunlop Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, and the Fifth Parallel Gallery. She is excited in her joining of the Neutral Ground team to both continue and further her support and connection with contemporary arts.

Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Regina receiving a BFA with Great Distinction in Visual Art and a BA. Honours with High Honours in Art History in 2022.

Jera MacPherson

Administrative Director

Jera MacPherson (she/her) is a community-driven arts administrator, arts writer, and arts programmer, living on Treaty 4 territory. She is passionate about supporting and participating in the arts ecology of Regina. 

You may have crossed paths with her at her former stomping grounds: the MacKenzie Art Gallery or seen her name on an exhibition review here and there. She has been published with Galleries West, BlackFlash Magazine, and Capilano Review, among others.

She holds a BFA with Distinction from Concordia University (Montreal) in Art History and Studio Arts where she was executive editor of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History and co-ran a small DIY art space.

artwork by Cyril Chen @cyberspacevoid

Amber Phelps Bondaroff

Program Director

Amber Phelps Bondaroff (she/they) is an interdisciplinary visual artist, performer and arts organizer, living on Treaty 4 territory. Her work strives to find meaning and connection between people, places and things. Amber works across many mediums, including; performance, soft sculpture, costume, drawing, printmaking, music and film. There is a strong emphasis on the re-use and the re-imagining of materials and objects throughout her work.

Amber is passionate about non-traditional spaces for artistic presentation. In 2017 she co-founded Swamp Fest music and arts festival which presents independent music and art to diverse audiences outside of traditional venues. Born in Calgary, AB, Amber moved to Regina in 2012. She received a BFA in interdisciplinary fine arts from NSCAD University, Halifax in 2007, and an MFA in Intermedia Arts from the University of Regina, in 2014.

artwork by Cyril Chen @cyberspacevoid

Le Petit Chien


LePetit Chien (Chienny for short) is a very good boy! Voted Regina’s Third best Dog (Prairie Dog Readers poll – 2017 & 19) he is constantly striving to be the best boy he can be. He has had starring roles in promotional materials for Malty National, Swamp Fest and various OneTakeSuper8 films in the city of Regina. LePetit shares his home with three felines, who he gets along with splendidly. Chien began in his role as Puprator for Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre in 2017. He enjoys long walks, belly rubs and eating garbage.

Board of Directors

Listed alphabetically by last name

Mika Abbott

Marnie Archer

Brian Gladwell, Treasurer

Jesse Goddard

Sam Heinrichs

Kelly Husack, Secretary

Yvonne Niegas

Jess Richter

Larissa Tiggelers, Chair

Nic Wilson, Vice-Chair

About our Board of Directors

Neutral Ground is member-driven with a hands-on working board. Our Board of Directors consists of up to 12 members in good standing. Two-thirds of the Board of Directors must be self-declared practicing visual or media artists or arts professionals, as outlined in the Neutral Ground bylaws. The role of the Board of Directors is to steward, support, the organization in accordance with the Neutral Ground’s mission, mandate, vision, and values. 

An Annual General Meeting of Members will take place each year no later than 4 months following the year-end of the Corporation (i.e. no later than December 31st of each year). The Board shall issue a call for nominations for elections to the Board of Directors when it sends notice of an Annual General Meeting to Members. A Member shall stand for election if they accept the nomination of at least one Member in good standing. Nominations may also come from the floor at a duly constituted Annual General Meeting.

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