Chair of the Membership Committee (Alberta)
Tom McFall is the executive director of the Alberta Craft Council, Alberta’s largest provincial arts service organization. The Council operates the second largest public gallery in Edmonton and the only gallery in Alberta dedicated to craft culture. The Craft Council organizes 15 to 20 exhibitions annually for Edmonton, Calgary, provincial and occasionally national or international audiences. The Council also provides a wide range of career and marketing services for emerging and professional craft artists.
Tom’s background is in industrial design and design history and he has taught both subjects at the University of Alberta. He also has extensive experience in curating, writing, lecturing and developing exhibitions, particularly on topics of material culture, regional character and folk as well as fine craft. Tom is involved in arts advocacy, locally, nationally and internationally. He has been president of the Alberta Cultural Action Network and chair of the Craft Working Group for Trade Team Canada – Cultural Goods and Services. He currently volunteers on the Edmonton Artists Urban Village (PAL affiliate) board, Edmonton Arts Habitat board, the US Craft Organization Development Association board and several projects teams of the Canadian Crafts Federation.
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