Nicky Rendell - Gallery Coordinator

Practicing artist working primarily in oils.

Registered Paediatric nurse.

Education: Foundation Arts diploma, Taunton College of Art; Fine Arts Diploma, Vancouver Island School of Art. Studied Sculpture with Linda Lindsay & painting with Nicole Sleeth, atelier.

Instagram: @rendellnicky


Mary-Ellen Threadkell 

Practicing artist (watercolour, oil & mixed media) and exhibitor.

Former AGGV Arts administrator and coordinator of the ‘Art Gallery Paint In’ for 15 yrs. Previously with the Calgary Philharmonic (assistant GM), Welsh Arts Council (assistant director of drama & dance).

Education: Victoria Collage of Art, University of Calgary Visual arts, Mount Royal University, Cardiff Institute of Art & Design and Banff school of Fine Arts.


Mary Wolfe

Fibre artist; co-designer of Sooke Fine Arts show.

Music teacher; Spiritual director; gardener.

Education: BA sociology at Berkley, California; certificate in Kodaly at U Vic.

Numerous courses Metchosin international summer school of arts.


Kat Thompson

Practicing artist, primarily in oil painting; also drawing and photography which developed during a 25-year career as a ceramic artist, educator, and gallery owner. Founding member of Toronto’s Harbourfront Craft Centre. Parallel to that, my work as an adult educator took me to remote communities in Canada’s Arctic to work with women’s groups.

Education: Sheridan College of Art & Design, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, St.Francis Xavier University and Banff School of Fine Arts. 


Jessica Whittingham

Practising artist and Victoria resident for the past 20 years.

Studied at Victoria collage of Art, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and North Island College, Vancouver Island.

My career spanned from theater costume design in San Francisco, to working as a picture framer in Campbell river.

Founding member of ‘The fools gallery’ on Quadra Island.

Instagram: @jessicawhittingham_art


Jessie Paterson- Curatorial assistant & social media manager

Jessie grew up on treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta and is now grateful to be a guest on the land of the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples in Victoria.

Graduated from UVic in 2020 with BA in Art History & Environmental studies and is currently working towards a career in art therapy.

Her personal art practice includes lino printmaking, oil painting, and watercolour.

Instagram: @jessie_zeequeen


Arifin Graham- Graphic designer

Arifin, of ‘Alaris Design’ is The Chapel Galleries graphic designer.

Arifin & his colleagues have created a wide range of successful projects for a variety of clients, including artists, non-profit organizations, foundations, book publishers, government and private sector.