Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Melony Ward leaving as publisher of
Canadian Art magazine

Melony Ward
Melony Ward, the publisher of Canadian Art since 2000, is leaving the magazine, it was announced today. Ward, who was also on the board of Magazines Canada, is being replaced by Ann Webb in a reorganized role as CEO and executive director. A release from the board of the Canadian Art Foundation said that Webb will be responsible for the foundation's finances, strategic direction and programming. In an interim role, she will also act as publisher of the magazine. 
Ward had been executive director and publisher and the board, in announcing her departure, said she "is leaving behind an incredible legacy" of having pushed the organization in new directions, with an expanded program offering, increased government funding, the redesign of the magazine and the launch of canadianart.ca and canadianartschool.ca
Ann Webb
Webb has worked with the foundation in both volunteer and staff roles since 1995, organized the first Gallery Hop in Toronto, founded the Reel Artists Film Festival and has worked with numerous Canadian and international artists, writers, and curators to present Canadian Art Foundation programs across the country.
The Canadian Art Foundation is celebrating 20 years as a not-for-profit and charitable organiziation.

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