University of New Brunswick professor, Dr. Jennifer Pazineza is an artist and educator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Earning undergraduate degrees at Patterson State University and Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Pazienza has worked in UNB’s Faculty of Education for twenty years, winning the prestigious Blizzard Award for interdisciplinary teaching. Recently she held the position of arts educator in residence with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. She has served on national and international juries and worked as a consultant for the Getty Centre of Arts in Education. She has exhibited her painting nationally and her work is in international collections.
Peggy Woolsey is an artist and educator versed in curriculum development, adjudication and mentorship. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, A Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, A Bachelor of Education from McGill University and a Master of Education in the Arts from Goddard College, Vermont and the University of New Brunswick. She has taught art at all levels in and out of the New Brunswick school system, winning the NBTA Innovation in Teaching Award. She developed the James Venner Russell Portfolio Development Scholarship Program at Saint John Arts Centre, taught at St. Thomas University, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and Dragonfly summer camps for children with autism in St Andrews, N.B. Ms. Woolsey was selected by artsnb as the artist in residence at New Brunswick Museum in 2009 and is currently working as an International Baccalaureate Examiner. Her work is in international collections.
George Fry is an artist, arts advocate and esteemed educator. Classically trained in England, he has worked in film, theatre and graphic design before immigrating to Canada to accept a position teaching art in Saint John. Fry became provincial co-ordinator of Art Education as well as director of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. An active arts advocate, he is noted for his involvement in the Canada Crafts Council. A master mask maker of international renown, he has extensive experience in set and costume design. In 1994, Fry was awarded the prestigious Province of New Brunswick Award of Excellence for his work in furthering the recognition of New Brunswick crafts. In 2003 Fry received a Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee medal for his service to Canada. Fry continues to exhibit his work, most recently in the collaborative movement “Beyond Words” with many prominent New Brunswick artists.