The Founding Directors

The Cultural Heritage Association is comprised of a number of Canada’s most established and respected proponents of public art and community social responsibility. Together, these individuals comprise a unique cross-section of the Canadian Art world.


Jeffrey Spalding

Jeff Spalding is an artist, writer and curator. He has served as the director of major art museums, including the Glenbow Museum, the University of Lethbridge, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Appleton Museum of Art in Florida.

He is the author of numerous books and catalogues and has been the organizer of countless exhibitions including Canada’s visual art entry for Expo ’93 Korea.

Jeff Spalding is the current President of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, a recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) and has been awarded the Order of Canada (2007).


Walter Moos

Walter Moos comes from an historic line of art dealers dating back to 1899, with immediate family having continuously owned and operated notable galleries in Karlsruhe Germany, Zurich and Geneva since that time.

Gallery Moos opened its doors in Toronto on May 2, 1959 and for more than half a century, it has consistently brought local and emerging talent to a wider audience while exposing the Canadian art-going public to international perspectives.

A founding member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, Walter Moos served as President of PADAC from 1973 to 1975, as chairman of the appraisal committee from 1972 to 1989, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Walter served on the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council and is founder and past trustee of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation. In 2003, the complete files and records of Gallery Moos was welcomed into the Archive Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Stephen White

After studying sociology at York and University of British Columbia, Stephen White, in 1989, became partners with Arnold Gottlieb of the Arnold Gottlieb Gallery, one of Toronto’s leading alternative commercial galleries. He was only 24 years old.

In 1995, White opened his own contemporary gallery, the DeLeon White Gallery, on King Street near the flourishing art district of Spadina Avenue in Toronto with the mission of representing nature-based contemporary artists. Two years later, he founded the non-profit organization Ecotecture Centre for Ecological Art and Architecture, which later obtained charitable status in 2001.

White continues to be an instrumental agent in sourcing unique, national and international collections for collector clients. A prominent part of both his curatorial and gallery career has been working with individual collectors as well as galleries and public institutions across Canada to encourage the development and strong public collections of art and culture.


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