Amber Nussey

Amber is a photographer, potter, graphic designer, print maker and mixed media artist in Temiskaming Shores. Her artistic style is always evolving as her favourite art form is exploration and experimentation. She is a member of C.A.Y.A.C. (Cobalt & Area Young Artist Collective) and enjoys creating eccentric and “unhinged” mixed media projects. Her goal with her art is to confront and validate raw emotions in order to invoke inner healing through authentic expression and honest reflection. In her photography, she enjoys making creative and personal portraits of people and animals. 

Debora James

Mixed media, oil on canvas, photography 

Loretta Stevens – RedHeadRoots

As an artist who works across several mediums, Loretta doesn’t consider herself a specialist but tries to make connections that viewers can relate to, and which evoke emotions based on common experience.


Terre Chartrand

Terre Chartrand is a non-status Algonquin artist who has a background in literature, theatre, visual arts, photography, technology, and science. Terre was the founder and artistic director of multiple collectives and projects, including: Pins and Needles Fabric Company, an inter-arts collective, founder of an urban Indigenous youth arts collective (Endaayaang – Our Home), and co-founder of O:se Kenhionhata:tie #LandBackCamp – a culture and Land Back camp for Two Spirit youth. Terres current projects reflect principled engagement in identity and Indigeneity, including collective embroidery of medicinal plants, curating Emerging from the Broken Forest – an artistic collective experience for emerging and established Indigenous artists, and Estrange(ment) – a historic play that challenges the romantic narratives of the fur trade era, and the Indian Act (2022-2023).

Nicola Alexander

Nicola is an artist and built heritage specialist with a background in architecture. Her illustrative artwork reflects her lived experience across diverse contexts, ranging from the familiar landscapes of her South African homeland, to the Namibian desert, and Canada’s north. Drawing and collage enable her to convey the complex layers of the natural and built environments that inspire her work. This approach extends to her workshops and experiences, which explore how cultural heritage can play a pivotal role in forging meaningful connection through place-based storytelling, inspiring a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world around us.

Paige Weir – Notch & Co.

Originally from western Canada, Paige has lived in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, and now resides in Timmins with her husband, daughter and two, very large dogs. She has multiple creative disciplines – from room set styling, product and wardrobe styling to event decorating, merchandising and display, decorating, graphic design and art direction. Paige has delved into many mediums over the years, from acrylics, pencil and ink, collage and crafting.

After a 20-year hiatus from making macramé jewelry during her beach-side days in Vancouver, she revisited her love of the craft during lockdown in early 2020. She started with small pieces ranging from rainbows, leaves, earrings and keychains and moved into more functional items like tea towel holders, plant, hat and guitar hangers. Her large-scale, custom wall hangings are unique and incorporate weaving techniques as well. Paige has an elegant and elevated aesthetic to her work and is constantly evolving as a creator, trying new things all the time.