Staff & Board

Artesian Performing Arts is a registered non-profit charitable corporation in the province of Saskatchewan and is operated by a voluntary Board of Directors - Christina Carlson, Jayme Oakley, Ashley Seidler, Rania Al-Harthi, Marilyn Turnley, Jaime Carlson, Aurora Marinari, and Keiffer McLean. If you need to contact the board directly for any reason please email . Artesian staff members do not have access to this email inbox.

The organization employs an Artistic Director, Dana Rempel. A large part of his work for the Artesian is centred around booking the performers we host on our stage. If you're interested in performing at the Artesian, email him at  . All submissions are considered and replied to.

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Dana Rempel is a musician, sound technician, and teacher living in Regina, Treaty 4 Territory, Saskatchewan. Prior to working at the Artesian, Dana worked as a substitute teacher for the Regina Public School Division for three years. As a member of Regina bands Bears in Hazenmore and Wolf Willow, he has toured across Canada and performed at festivals including Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Sled Island in Calgary, and Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife. An active member of the Saskatchewan music scene, he has also performed, toured, and recorded with a number of Saskatchewan artists including Megan Nash, Ellen Froese, Kara Golemba, Poor Nameless Boy, Nick Faye + the Deputies, Gunner and Smith, and more. When not performing or recording, Dana spends a considerable amount of time doing administrative work for bands, including booking tours and writing grants for a variety of artists. He hopes to continue the Artesian's legacy as a community cultural hub by building programming around inclusivity and collaboration. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Regina. 


The organization also employs an Operations Director, Bruno Hernani Merino. Bruno manages our non-profit operations and works on resource and partnership development in the community. If you'd like to get involved as a sponsor or community partner email Bruno at .

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Bruno Hernani is a Peruvian – born artist with engineering background and passion for the environment. He has lived in Regina, Treaty 4 Territory, Saskatchewan for over 12 years. Bruno has experience working with non-profit organizations, conducting research, and practicing environmental engineering. His art practice is influenced by these experiences, and has allowed him to integrate different disciplines into his artwork. Bruno art practice involves mainly painting with acrylics and the construction and design of tridimensional pieces made of recycled materials. He has created art pieces for different organizations, including the City of Regina, the First Nations University of Canada, the City of Prince Albert, Nuit Blanche Regina, and Frost Fest Regina. He also enjoys sharing his passion for art by teaching creative painting to kids, youth and adults. Driven by strong commitment to community development, Bruno is excited to contribute to the Artesian’s vision to foster a diverse community through access of an inclusive and supportive environment.