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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.    

Manjari Dutta, Gallery & Events Assistant

Manjari Dutta has been serving as the Gallery & Events Assistant at WVCAC, since November 2023. She diligently collaborates with the Gallery Manager to curate exhibitions and supports the Executive Director with the biweekly Classical Concert Series, membership acquisition and event coordination, infusing the community with vibrant cultural experiences. As a multidisciplinary artist, she brings a unique perspective to her role, drawing from her background in Fine Arts and experience at Gallery Mcube. With honours such as the Global Health 50/50 Awards, participation in prestigious exhibitions in Kathmandu, Nepal, and volunteering at The Gallery George, Vancouver underscores her commitment to the arts community. She advocates for art accessibility and local talent embracing the belief that arts & culture are essential threads in the fabric of community life at WVCAC.

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:

Spring Hours: Wednesday  Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday  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, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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