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Jennifer Lord, Executive Director

Jennifer has a wealth of experience as an arts administrator in the not-for-profit sector with over fifteen years professional experience including project management, arts programming, revenue generation, financial management, strategic planning & community engagement. Most recently she worked for Creative City Network of Canada as the General Manager for three years & Vancouver Opera for eight years as the Special Projects & Community Engagement Manager. Past experience includes General Manager of Dancers Dancing as well as arts administration for the Vancouver Playhouse, Belfry Theatre (Victoria) & Harbourfront (Toronto). Jennifer is a passionate advocate for arts, culture & heritage, & welcomes the opportunity to work for this dynamic organization.  

Jennifer joined WVCAC as Executive Director in April 2016.

Steven Snider, Gallery & Communications Manager

Steven Snider has been with the WVCAC since 2009, having started as part-time summer staff while attending the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University. As Gallery & Communications Manager, he believes in & supports the WVCAC's mission to make the Arts accessible & impactful for all members of the community, while also fostering the talents of local artists. Steven's background in design, illustration, festival management, professional organizing & retail management - alongside over a decade with the WVCAC - has granted him the perspectives & skills of a creative, a client liaison, an administrator & community activator, which he proudly & enthusiastically dedicates to providing the public with opportunities to meaningfully engage with Art as part of the Arts Council.

Ardis Nelson, Volunteer & Art Box Coordinator

Ardis brings experience in human resources & the volunteer sector to her position as Coordinator of Volunteers & Art Box. She has many years of experience as a volunteer with Yaletown House Society and Foundation, BCIT Alumni Association, Ballet Productions Canada Society, Coastal City Ballet, & other community organizations. She worked in the health care sector in HR administration prior to her career as a “knowledge philanthropist”. As a lifelong supporter & consumer of the arts, she has a particular love for dance & theatre, as well as visual arts.  She is committed to the notion that arts & culture play a vital & necessary role in the life of communities, & welcomes the opportunity to put this commitment into practice at WVCAC.    

Juneida Abdul Jabber, Gallery & Events Assistant

Juneida Abdul Jabber is an artist & researcher. She received her BA from University of the Arts London in 2015. She has been working within the Arts & Design industry for the last 5 years, ranging from Art fairs to non-profit arts foundations. She supports the West Vancouver Arts Council team & assists in facilitating exhibitions, public art projects & events.    

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday 12  – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

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