Board of Directors

Scriba’s volunteer Board of Directors combine a broad and bright palette of knowledge and experience in the literary and visual arts with a passion to assist and support unaffiliated, emerging Canadian art writers.

Martine J. Reid, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Martine was born and educated in France, where she graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). In 1975, she moved to Vancouver to continue her studies, earning her doctorate from UBC. Her collaboration with the BC Kwakwaka’wakw people resulted in the award winning as-told-to biography, Paddling to Where I Stand: Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noble Woman, (UBC Press, 2004). Martine was married to the late Haida artist Bill Reid for the last half of his creative life and was instrumental in the creation of The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. Her passion for the arts of the Northwest Coast led her to curate many national and international exhibitions and publish their companion books. Aware of the lack of financial support for art writing, she founded Scriba International Art Society.

Mary K. Butterfield, B.A.

Fundraising strategist

Mary is a lifelong resident of Vancouver with extensive knowledge of local prospects at all giving levels. Her talent lies in professional fundraising and administration in the art-related field. As Capital Campaign Director for the non-profit VanDusen Botanical Garden Association from 2002 to 2012, she was the driving force that led to $20 million being raised for the creation of the recently completed and internationally acclaimed Garden’s Visitor Centre. The Campaign proceeded effectively and cost-efficiently through the tightest period of donor-financial constriction in 70 years. Mary built a significant major gift-donor database, including governments at all levels, high net-worth individuals, major institutions and corporations. Mary is currently Director, Individual & Legacy Giving at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Peter Braune

Peter Braune is an enthusiastic master printer and engraver. After obtaining a diploma in printmaking and drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1981), he attended a master print program at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. He then worked at Tyler Graphics in New York and at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. For the last 28 years he has been the owner of New Leaf Editions and New Leaf Creative Solutions, a collaborative printmaking shop in Vancouver, where he offers the collaborative exploration of image making using assorted print media. As a publisher, New Leaf Editions specializes in etching and relief printmaking. Some of Peter’s activities include organizing the Biennial International Mini Print Exhibitions and managing the Society of Contemporary Works on Paper.

Michael LeGeyt, Ph.D.

Scientist, outdoorsman, writer, artist and lecturer, Michael brings knowledge and enthusiasm to his interests. During his working career, Michael was Vice President of Chemex Labs Ltd, a major international laboratory. Michael has volunteered with such organizations as SCRIBA, VanDusen Botanical Garden and the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. An accomplished watercolour painter, Michael paints British Columbian’s wildflowers in their natural habitat. In 2003, the VanDusen Botanical Garden mounted a solo exhibition of his work entitled Fragile Beauty with the intent of encouraging the need to protect our native flora. He published a book of his artwork, Fragile Beauty: Wildflowers of Southwestern British Columbia (2006). Michael was editor of the VanDusen Botanical Garden newsletter for six years, and he recently co-authored Bird Lady (2014), a memoir of his mother’s century of birding activities.

Linda Stanfield, MLIS

Project Manager

Linda Stanfield came to Scriba via The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, where she was project manager for The Ravens Call website. A passion for art and story connects her role at the gallery with her previous incarnations as librarian, digital asset manager, visual researcher and knowledge manager for videogame company Electronic Arts. The search for new ways to express narrative across media continues to inspire her work as editor, photographer, marbler, papermaker, and creator of handmade books.

Scriba is grateful for the valuable contributions of its past Board Members.



Editorial Committee

  • Michael LeGeyt, Ph.D.
  • Martine Reid, Ph.D.
  • Linda Stanfield, MLIS

Artistic Committee

  • Peter Braune
  • Michael LeGeyt, Ph.D.
  • Martine J. Reid, Ph.D.
  • Linda Stanfield, MLIS

Fundraising Committee

  • Mary Butterfield, B.A.
  • Michael LeGeyt, Ph.D.
  • Martine J. Reid, Ph.D.

Advisory Committee

  • Celia Duthie, Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island, B.C.
  • Howard White, CEO, Harbour Publishing, Garden Bay, B.C.