February’s Brown Bag Lecture will be by Ottawa Art Gallery’s Director and CEO Alexandra Badzak. Come on over to OSA on 35 George St at noon on Tuesday Feb. 12 to hear her talk about her journey to becoming the brilliant arts and culture advocate she is today! What a lady!
02/12 Alexandra Badzak – Arts Administrator
Director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, Alexandra Badzak worked for ten years at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Masters of Adult and Continuing Education with a focus on informal leaning in a gallery context. She was Editorial Chair and a Board Member of Blackflash Magazine for many years and sat on the Board of the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance as well. During her tenure as the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum’s first Executive Director, the Diefenbunker significantly increased self-generated and grant revenue, launched a series of bilingual programs. She recently sat as Chair of the Ottawa Museum Network Board of Directors and was a member of the National Historic Sites Alliance of Ontario Steering Committee. She is currently a member of CAMDO (the Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Organization) and one of the 13 member Arts and Heritage Steering Committee charged with renewing the City of Ottawa’s 20/20 cultural plan.
“The City of Ottawa,” Badzak has been quoted saying, “with its strong diplomatic, political and technical sectors, provides a truly unique opportunity for dynamic partnerships that could profile local artists within a wider context, and provide the public with a cultural experience not found elsewhere in the region or in Canada.”