Art Gallery of Alberta

New Appointment to AGA Board of Directors

New Appointment to AGA Board of Directors

Edmonton, AB (October 1/12) – Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) Board Chair, Barry Zalmanowitz, Q.C. announced today the appointment of Chris Fowler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Western Bank (CWB), to the AGA Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to have Chris join the AGA Board. His judgment and experience will help us to grow and continue to be recognized as a leading Canadian public art gallery,” commented Zalmanowitz.

In his role at CWB, Fowler is responsible for banking operations, credit risk management and CWB’s residential mortgage division and mutual fund dealer. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Fowler will bring this knowledge and expertise to the AGA Board of Directors. Fowler received a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and is a former member of the Canadian National Rugby Team.

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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.


The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.