2016 Jury Members.

We are pleased to present the selection committee for the Artist Project 2016:

Natalie Ribkoff

Betty Ann Jordan

Founder, Art InSite

Betty Ann Jordan is the founder of Art InSite cultural tours and an arts writer living in Toronto. Originator of the Artist File in Canadian House and Home magazine, she was formerly a gallery columnist with various Toronto publications and managing editor for Canadian Art magazine. Dedicated to bridging the gap between the art-curious public and the art world, Betty Ann is also a popular speaker who identifies trends and talents that define the present moment.


Mia Nielsen Curator The Drake

Mia Nielsen

Curator, The Drake Properties

Mia Nielsen is a curator with a keen interest in programming for public spaces. Over the last 15 years, she has curated exhibitions and public installations for galleries, art fairs and museums in Canada, the US and Europe. Since 2007, she has been curator of the Drake Hotel and now Drake Hotel Properties, overseeing exhibitions, installations and cultural partnerships for all three locations of the distinctive Toronto brand.


Vlad Spicanovic

William Huffman

Arts administrator, curator, educator and writer

William Huffman is an arts administrator, curator, educator and writer with a history of extensive involvement on both local and international cultural fronts. He was Executive Director with Inuit Art Foundation, Coordinator of the Audience and Market Development Office at Canada Council for the Arts, Associate Director with Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation and has held other leadership positions at Blackwood Gallery, Arts Toronto, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, A Space Gallery, Canadian Art Foundation and Art Gallery of Sudbury. Huffman is currently Marketing Manager at Dorset Fine Arts a division of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and is an occasional instructor with University of Toronto, Toronto School of Art and Visual Arts Mississauga. He is a past Board member of Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Ontario Cultural Human Resources Council, Canadian Artists Representation / Le Front des Artistes Canadiens, Alliance Française de Toronto and Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation. He serves as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Art & Art History, a joint program between Sheridan College and University of Toronto and in 1998, Huffman created the program’s annual William Huffman Award for Excellence in Studio Practice. His recent curatorial initiatives include several international traveling exhibitions.