2017 INAP AWARD International Judges

The 8th annual ANCA World Autism Festival & Trade Show is proud & honored to announce our 2017 International Panel of Judges:

Representing Taiwan: Ms. Suky Chen

Ms. Chen is an international business woman, economist, Columnist: Business Times and Economic Daily, Cultural contributing advisor the the Ministry Of Culture, professor – Faculty of Culture, Faculty of Education, Department of Education and so much more…

 


Representing Canada: Mr. Tony Ivan O’Hara

Tony Ivan O’Hara is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who performs as a solo performer and as part of the Fraser Valley Music Awards (Blues category 2016) nominated R&B/ Blues band “LazerKatz”, the roots/folk /country band “Roads Unknown”, and the acoustic duo “Boilie’s Goat” (with violin- player Jennie Bice). His songs promote hope, peace, and joy, and he performs them in a soulful style, seeking to pay homage to those who have paved the way. You can find his original songs on iTunes performed by LazerKatz. Check out the song “Mess with my blues” for an example of an original hopeful, humorous blues song that features inductee to the Blues Hall of Fame, ANCA World Autism Festival patron, INAP AWARDS judge/performer Jimmy D. Lane on lead guitar! 

 


Representing Canada – “A representative of Saskatchewan Metis People”: Mr. John L. Klyne

John Klyne is a Career Councilor for the Gabriel Dumont Institute in Nipawin Saskatchewan. He also serves on a board for Community Futures for North East Saskatchewan. He is on the advisory council for Cumberland College Indigenous people. He serves with SIIT (Sask Indigenous Institute of Technology) Steering Committee. 

John is a former Huskies football player (University of Saskatchewan)  and  also a red seal chef and has volunteered to teach to teach cooking in small communities to many different groups. 
John’s ADHD makes him a natural comedian and he credits ADHD for his success in sports and life. He would not be where he is today without it.

 

 


 

Representing Mexico: Carolina de la Cajiga

SHORT: Compulsive creator.  Loves to share what generates in her mind.

De la Cajiga’s introduction to fine art started in Paris where she took History of Art at the Louvre Museum, one of the major art houses of the world. She spent hours observing the great masterpieces; seeing how each painter has distinct ways of handling the brush to apply the paint and how sculptors use their chisels in particular ways leaving one-of-a-kind marks-like fingerprints. This inspired her to become a visual artist. As of late, she has added creative photography to her artistic endeavours.

De la Cajiga has managed to incorporate her experience in painting and sculpture into her fine art photography to create abstract, conceptual digital designs which seem tridimensional.

Her art education has been eclectic, taking courses as needed. She has attended Langara College, Capilano University, Focal Point, Vancouver Photo Workshops, and Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada; the Art Institute in San Miguel Allende, Mexico, and the Academy of Realist Art in Seattle, USA.

She has exhibited in various galleries in Canada, Mexico, the U.S., and Venezuela. She has artwork in these public or private institutions: West Vancouver Museum, Business Council of BC, and Richmond Hospital, BC; as well as in private collections in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Mexico, Spain, the U.S., and Venezuela.

Carolina was born in Mexico City and has lived in Vancouver, Canada, for over 30 years.

 


 

Representing Turkey: Altan Demirkaya

Bio coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 


Check this page daily for more photos and bios on our impressive international panel from around the world coming to you this week.