Gem Salsberg, BFA

Exhibits - Festivals - Publications

Inspired Lives, book launch, reading (2005)
contributing author, Timeless Books

Panasonic Video Award, experimental video
(2005) BC Institute of Technology, Vancouver BC

dANDelion Magazine, contributing author (2005)
Poetry, Science-Fiction Issue, Calgary AB.

Divine Feminine Art Exhibition, Curator (2005)
Multimedia exhibition, Vancouver BC

Ascent Magazine, Food Columnist (2005)
Quarterly vegan food articles
Montréal, QC

Ascent Magazine (2004)
Commissioned Article
Publication in Liberation issue #23

Dawson City International Short Film Festival (2002) Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
16mm Film, selected for festival repertoire

Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (1997-02)
Graduation Exhibition, 16mm film
BookArt Exhibition, sculptural books
Staplegun Quilting Bee – Curator

James Bay Inn Readings, (2001)
Poetry, open-mike Victoria BC

Kootenay Festival of the Arts, (1995)
Jury Selected for BC Festival of the Arts
Photography, Nelson BC

BC Festival of the Arts (1995)
Representative of East Kootenay Region
Photography, Kamloops BC

Kootenay Festival of the Arts (1994)
Honourable Mention, Drawing
Grande Forks BC

Management Skills and Experience
  • Volunteer Coordinator, organizing, scheduling and directing
  • Generation of innovative marketing plans
  • Business strategy – concept, collaboration and research
  • Master of Ceremonies - cultural events and nonprofit fundraisers
  • Curator, multimedia and community-generating art exhibitions
  • Skilled researcher - grants, nonprofit funding sources
Community Action
  • Outreach Yoga Teacher, offered free classes to sex-trade workers in Vancouver Downtown Eastside
  • Collaborated with First Nations youth, interviewing Elder’s, archiving stories/language for younger kids
  • Instructing youth on visual storytelling to create short documentary videos
  • Video documentation of youth-mentorship and aquatic-ecosystem stewardship program
  • Eelgrass transplanting, Gary Oak habitat restoration and conservation

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Intermedia Major, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver BC (2002)
Foundation Art Studies, Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson BC (1996-97)
Highschool Diploma with Honours, L.V. Rogers Secondary School, Nelson BC (1996)

Further Education

Yoga Development Course, Hatha Yoga teacher certification, Yasodhara Ashram (2004)
Food Safe (2004)
Creative Process, Atlin Art and Wilderness Center (1997)

Career Experience

Assistant Chef (2005)
Lake O’Hara Hiking Lodge, Lake O’Hara BC

Planning and Management Team (2004-05)
Arts Liaison/Curator, Administration, Yoga
radha yoga and eatery
Friends of Radha Foundation, Vancouver BC

Hatha Yoga Teacher (2004-05)
Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay BC
radha yoga & eatery, Vancouver BC

Internship Positions (2002-04)
Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Bay BC
Video Editing, Project Manager
Kitchen Manager
Retreat Centre Garden Manager, volunteer coordinator

Instructor, First Nations Youth and Video – Visual Storytelling (2001)
Tsartlip Reservation, Brentwood Bay BC

Treeplanter (1996-2001)
Brinkman and Associates Reforestation, BC/Alberta


Engaged Spirituality Forum (2005)
Friends of Radha Foundation, Vancouver BC

Outreach Hatha Yoga Teacher (2004-05)
WISH, Sex-Trade drop-in centre for women
Vancouver BC

Videographer, Eelgrass Conservation Projects, (2001-05)
Seachange Marine Conservation Society
Victoria BC, and surrounding areas

Endangered Gary-Oak Meadows, Conservation (2005)
Habitat Acquisition Trust, Esquimalt BC

Saturday Night Show, musical performances, storybook- theatre (2005)
Weekly performances, Lake O’Hara Lodge, BC

Videographer, Community Waterfront Forum (2002) Architects in The Community
Nelson BC

Filmmaker, Documentarian (2001)
Seachange Marine Conservation Society, Brentwood Bay BC

Emily-Free Radio, Scheduling Manager (2001)
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

Assistant Wilderness Guide (1995)
Atlin Art and Wilderness Centre, Atlin BC

Kamloops Senior-Centre Mural Painting (1995) BC Arts Festival, Volunteer Projects
Kamloops BC

Nelson Environment Committee
Selected Youth Representative (1994- 1995)
Nelson City Council, Nelson BC