“I value sharing and mutual learning in artistic community. As part of my weekly artistic practice, I
find ways to promote other artists whose work I appreciate. I’ve initiated and curated exhibits for
this very purpose. I am thrilled to actively support the development of a beginning artist through
a mentorship with The Snow Lake Initiative.”
— Jennifer Hicks

The Snow Lake Initiative is proud to announce Jennifer Hicks as the first visual arts mentor for 2019.


Throughout this three-month, one-on-one mentorship, Jennifer will offer assistance with:

  • Finding your niche.

  • Portfolio building including identifying your strengths and exceptional artworks.

  • Composing an artist's bio, artist's statement, exhibition proposal or statement (or assistance fine tuning your existing ones).

  • Considering which grants could work for you & how to apply.

    In addition, Hicks will assist the mentee in securing an exhibition, the details of which would be determined throughout the mentorship period & offer the opportunity to sit in on a local art show on radio.



Jennifer has a passion for art and community that has informed her artistic practice. She had a pivotal year of training with Ontario artist Marguerite Larmand, then studied Art and Sociology in Guelph and England. Jennifer graduated Teachers College with an Arts Specialist degree and went on to learn the arts-rich Waldorf teaching methodology. Training through University of British Columbia with Reconciliation through Indigenous Education in 2018 brought depth to her current artistic path delving into concepts around colonialism and the indigenize movement.

Jennifer's early exhibits were centred around Hamilton, including Dundas where she worked as the Technician in the Pottery Department at Dundas Valley School of Art. After a decade in Korea where she worked and studied Traditional Korean Pottery Methods, Jennifer curated monthly art exhibitions at The Staircase- Hamilton's Arts Incubator, then coordinated community exhibits and an Arts Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario. Lately she has aligned herself with a few other artists in different provinces, to collaborate on art projects while maintaining a steady flow of group and solo exhibitions.

Reach & Accomplishments
10 Solo Art Exhibits
15 Group Art Exhibits
Coordinated 15 Art Projects
Curated 13 Art Exhibitions
Art Workshop Facilitator for Influencers Motivating Influencers starting in October 2019
20+ years of experience as an exhibiting artist, teacher, curator, coordinator, and technician.

All members of The Snow Lake Initiative are free to apply.


Email: info@thesnowlakeinitiative.ca
Subject line: MENTOR ME
Attach: Your pitch as a pdf (Max 2 page)
2-3 images of the artwork you want to begin the mentorship with.

Mentors read through the submitted pitches and select their Mentee personally.


  • Must be a member of The Snow Lake Initiative.



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