N@N – Dawn Saunders Dahl: Artist, Connector, Maker

N@N – Dawn Saunders Dahl: Artist, Connector, Maker

October 26, 2023

Event Details

This presentation is about Dawn Saunders Dahl’s experiences developing public art projects, programs and events while maintaining a visual arts studio practice.

Dawn is a practicing artist, currently based out of Canmore, Alberta in STUDIO 209. Since 2007, she has been creating artwork based on farming, geneology, community and identity. Dawn’s family origins are British, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, French and Metis (Red River Ojibway) and she is a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta.

She is the Curator for Galerie Cite in Edmonton and is the Manager of Indigenous Programs at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff. She is also the Curator for the Indigenous Public art for Adisoke – the City of Ottawa Public Library and Library & Archives Canada joint facility.   Dawn Saunders Dahl arts administration experiences include the development of the Canadian Indigenous Art Program while she was the Director at The Works Art & Design Festival, Lead Project Officer at the Edmonton Arts Council for various projects such as the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park and Street Art Pilot Project in Edmonton, Alberta. She is also a board member at the Alberta Craft Council and a member of BUMP – mural festival and the Moh’kinsstis Public Art Guiding Circle for the City of Calgary.  She is also in the development stages of creating Listen Studios and Retreats, as well as contributing to the development of CanmoreLand – a not for profit community land trust in Canmore, Alberta.

Presented in person in the Gallery Hall, ground floor Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary

Always free!

Dawn Saunders Dahl, Camrose Watercolour, 2018, Courtesy the artist.


Dawn Saunders Dahl, self portrait. 2021, Courtesy the artist.