Meet the Dignity Art Battle Artists


Nicole Brunel is an artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. She is a third year painting major at ACAD and also holds a BA (Honours) in Archaeology from the University of Calgary. Nicole’s explorations at ACAD have been broad, and include work in comic art, sound installation, and painterly sculptures. She has animated for the National Film Board and traveled internationally both as an Archaeologist and musician. These diverse interests and experiences now inform her art practice.


Canadian emerging artist, Danielle Folkerts was born and raised in small town Lacombe, Alberta. Currently living in Calgary, Alberta she is balancing creating art, work and travel.  Her education includes a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB.

Her current mixed media art practice involves painting, drawing, collage and installation. In using these methods she integrates fragments of: collecting, layering and arranging to convey evolving concepts of memory, history, narrative, and loss.

In addition, Danielle annually organizes and instructs print-media workshops and artist talks with students at Lacombe Christian School.  Presently she is selling work at Timeworn Charm, Lacombe, AB. You can also find her participating in local art markets and shows throughout the year.

This past September-October (2013) Danielle traveled to Italy to participate in a painting workshop, as well as toured around England, Ireland + Scotland to further her artistic research and exploration.  She surrounded herself with new people, culture, history, art and wine.

Twitter: dkfolkerts


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Fadia Omar is a self-taught artist from Calgary Alberta.  Fadia’s art can be described as expressionistic with a distinctive use of color and a hint of childlike quirkiness.  Fadia just finished her bachelor’s degree in psychology and has been teaching preschool for the past five years; which may explain where she gets her hint of childlike quirkiness from.  Fadia wishes to eventually pursue a career in the non-profit sector, and although she hasn’t had the best luck there, she has been very fortunate in her artistic field. Fadia has played an active role with the Western Muslim Initiative’s Muslim Art Movement, she has also had the opportunity to display her works at Waves Coffee house on 17th ave, as well exhibited her works at Market Collective. See Fadia’s art on her Facebook page: and instagram: