Jones has a Master’s of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University, and lectures at galleries and universities across Atlantic Canada. Her own studio practice focuses on urban and industrial culture.
Jones has had solo exhibitions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario, and has participated in group exhibitions in France and elsewhere. Her academic research and studio work have received numerous citations and awards, including several Creation Grants from the New Brunswick Arts Board (ArtsNB). Jones and her brother Caleb own and operate Jones Gallery + Studio in Saint John, NB. She is also represented by Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB.
Hello! I am thrilled to be joining ArtsLink to implement the second round of this special project.
A little bit about my background:
I am a visual artist based in Saint John and have owned a gallery here for seven years. Through my own art career and gallery business, I am very aware that arts entrepreneurship sometimes requires a special mindset and approach. Artists may need more than commercial success to be creative fulfilled, and I understand (and try to observe myself) the balance between commercial pursuits and creative integrity. I hope to bring a respect for this balance to the Catapult programming.
I participated in ArtsLink’s first Catapult cohort myself, and I was also co-coordinator of Enterprise Saint John’s Emerging Entrepreneurs program for a number of years before that, so I have a good handle on being both the recipient of entrepreneurship training and the person responsible for delivering it.
I look forward to the next round of Catapult sessions. I know it will be a valuable experience for everyone involved. More details about our 2017-18 programming will be coming soon.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time to discuss the Catapult program, or just to chat about business stuff.