CVAF - In-Person Quick & Dirty Artist Talks

The Artesian

CVAF - In-Person Quick & Dirty Artist Talks

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This event will happen in-person at The Artesian (2627 13th Avenue).

Quick & Dirty is a series of short artist talks by artists in the community. Talented artists that are involved in the Regina arts community will talk about their inspirations and creative processes in celebration of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

Doors open at 4:00 PM, talk starts at 4:30 PM. Presented in partnership with The Artesian (2627 13th Avenue) and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

Please be advised that admission to this event will require proof of vaccination in accordance with Artesian's current COVID-19 policies, which are available at

Masks required for all guests.

Participating Artists: Geanna Dunbar, Allan Dotson, Gerri Ann Siwek, Jamie Slawson, Gavin de Lint, and Josh Goff.

Geanna Dunbar is a Cree - Metis mixed media, spoken word artist, body piercer and tattooer from Regina, Saskatchewan. She works in mixed media collage, sculpture, acrylic, street art, chalkboard and window painting and her poetry often reflects real life issues and art. With a special interest in sustainable art and interdisciplinary community collaboration, Geanna often sets personal challenges that help her grow and deepen her relationship with her environment and with others.

Allan Dotson is a comics artist, game designer and educator living in Regina. He has travelled the world as a documentary assistant director, and received a Bachelor of English and Art from the University of Lethbridge, and an Arts Education Degree from the University of Regina. He teaches art and science at Prairie Sky School, and teaches comics creation at the Neil Balkwill Centre. Allan was a founding member of Regina’s Valuable Comics collective, and contributed to all 22 issues of their anthology comic series. He has also self-published 10 role-playing games. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, City of Regina, and Regina Public Schools. Allan’s first graphic novel, “Critters: Underdark” was published in 2019, and Allan is hard at work on the next volume. When Allan is not drawing, reading, or teaching comics, he enjoys climbing trees and playing D&D.

Jamie Slawson is an artist and educator living and working in Regina, Saskatchewan. Interested in community engagement Jamie has been a teacher with Regina Public and SaskAbilities and an Artist in Residence with multiple organizations in the community. Currently Jamie works for SaskGaming and is on the Board of Directors with Nuit Blanche Regina.

Working in mixed media and encaustic, Gerri Ann Siwek explores themes of encounters with Nature and the Supernatural. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Art Students League of New York and the University of Regina. She has taught workshops and exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. Her works of art are included in numerous private and public collections and can be viewed at

Since graduating from the U of R in 1993 with a BFA in Drawing and Film, Gavin de Lint has been illustrating and designing non-stop: in his career in the promotional goods industry; on commercial freelance projects; and on more personal artistic pursuits. While his personal work leans towards pop surrealism, he's constantly exploring and developing other styles, whether by necessity or curiosity. One of his greatest failures is never quite reaching 6 feet in height.

Josh Goff is a practicing artist with twenty years of experience. He has been a muralist/street artist who took his skillset from painting to then teaching art workshops back in 2004. The newest part of his practice has been tattooing which he started in 2017. He is now running his own private tattoo studio. Josh's work has focused on many aspects over the years such as community, nature, and cultural connections. He continues to develop the integration between work and life into self-expression.