Our Team

Janet Jarrell | Executive Director

Janet Jarrell is a published author in books, magazines and poetry. She has extensive experience as an editor-in-chief and associate editor. She spent over ten years profiling local artists for print, writing historical pieces and building and maintaining lasting relationships with the artistic, cultural and heritage community. Janet was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. After highschool, she headed West to go to school and live in British Columbia. She studied Business, marketing and economics. Her education includes strategic planning, legal studies and finance for nonprofits. She moved her family back to the Belleville area in 2002. She is a part-time Professor at Loyalist College in Belleville.

Janet is engaged in her community as Chair for five years of Options for Social Growth, as President of the Justice Studies Board at Loyalist and 15 years with the Board of Directors for her local soccer association. She currently sits on the City of Belleville Arts and Culture Review Team and as a community partner with the City of Belleville Economic and Destination Development Committee.  She is dedicated to the strategic vision of the Quinte Arts Council and keeping arts on the table.

Contact: janet@quinteartscouncil.org

 

 

Adam Gray | Creative Director

Adam Gray is an award winning documentary filmmaker with a degree in communications and a diploma in theatre arts. He co-runs Gray Brothers Films with his brother Andrew. The Gray brothers have made more than a dozen documentaries that have played at some of the most prestigious festivals across Canada and the US. Their films have aired on networks such as HBO, TMN, The Sundance Channel, CBC and Bravo! Adam is also the coordinator for Belleville’s Downtown DocFest.  He has taught Writing For The Screen at Loyalist College, and has worked as a mentor for young filmmakers at The Doc Institute. Adam is a passionate advocate for artists of all disciplines and is dedicated to promoting arts and culture in the Quinte region. 

Adam has also been the coordinator for Belleville’s Downtown DocFest since 2017 and teaches Writing For The Screen at Loyalist College.

Contact: adamquinteartscouncil@gmail.com

Fiona Campbell | Director of Communications & Outreach

Fiona is a freelance writer, journalist, editor and runner. She’s also a passionate storyteller who never outgrew her love of the question, “Why?”

Over the past 17 years she’s written for national magazines and websites on topics related to food, farming, the environment and social justice, and has worked with several NGOs and not-for-profits. She is also past editor for Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario,  and enjoys teaching workshops and mentoring new writers. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College, a BAA in journalism from Ryerson University, and a BA in international development from the University of Guelph. Fiona is currently working on a collection of lyrical essays and poetry called Digging Deep: On Food, Farming and a Life in Contradiction.  She lives in Madoc with her two teenage kids, one dog, and too many books.

Contact: communications@quinteartscouncil.org

 

Kim Lidstone | Bookkeeper

Bio to come.

Ella Wagner | Historical Archivist

Ella has been an artist since she was two years old. At age 15 and a high school student at CHSS in Madoc, she now uses art to help understand and express herself. Lately she’s been using acrylic, watercolour, and pencil, but is always open to learn and experimenting with new mediums. She is happy to be working at the Quinte Arts Council for the summer, and learn more about the history of art and artists in this community.

Phoenix Bridge | Membership Services

Phoenix is a high school student working at Quinte Arts Council over the summer. She hopes that the business experience and art surrounding her will help her succeed in her dream career, interior design. Phoenix works mostly with graphite or paint, but loves working on installations.