Printmaker and educator, Dan Steeves was elected chairman of the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation in 2023, bringing his knowledge of professional career concerns and his passion for youth to the management of the foundation’s programs. A recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Award as well as the Strathbutler Award for Excellence, Steeves also won first place in the competition for Open Studio’s National Printmaking Award. He has also been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work has been exhibited in public exhibitions across Canada, in the United States, as well as several countries throughout Asia, Europe and Ukraine. His images are represented in the Canada Council and New Brunswick Art Banks and in public, institutional and private collections. He has published two books: “The Bone Fields” and “The Light That Lives in Darkness”. In addition, he also published “The Mutability of Knowing”, a boxed folio suite of images with printed essays by Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press. Steeves is represented by the Abbozzo Gallery of Toronto, Ontario, and the Spicer Merrifield Gallery of Saint John, New Brunswick.
Since retirement as Printmaking Technician in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University, Steeves continues to lecture part-time at Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University, continuing to inspire and mentor young artists.