about1Photo by David Ogilvie

The Grand Manan Art Gallery was established in 1993 under the umbrella of the Grand Manan Historical Society and the leadership of Wade Ruppert. The Locke family donated the land and the building which was renovated under the direction of architect John Large. The gallery was formally incorporated in 2010.

Our goal is to provide island residents and visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a diversity of quality exhibits by both established and emerging artists.

We are a non-profit gallery, and a volunteer Board of Directors maintains the building, plans the exhibitions, and serves in many other ways including hanging shows, preparing press releases, making refreshments for opening receptions, and meeting gallery visitors. In this task the Board is ably assisted by a dedicated group of gallery volunteers.


John Edwards (President)
Deborah Harrison (Secretary)
Freda Large (Treasurer)
Alexis Phillips
Bev Ingalls
Charles Savedoff
David Ogilvie
Dawn Locke
Linda L’Aventure
Mary Hawkins
Sara Griffin

Clyde McCulley (2012-2016)
Deborah Upton Savedoff (2011-2012)
Janie Hepditch-Vannier (2011)
Adele Peacock
Andrea Morse
Judy Stone
Ann Chudleigh
Ken Byrd
Bev Parker
Linda Kling
Carole Forbes
Cathy Hoey
Norma Neves
Dyanne Frame
Ramona Stanley
Edith Mullen
Ruth Clowater
Elaine Brown
Sue McCulley
Hilda Shaffleburg
Walter Schenkel
John Peacock
Wendy Dathan