Matt Steffich Gallery founder - benevolent dictator
After moving to Salt Spring Island in 1992 Matt opened the doors at Steffich Fine Art. The gallery began under the guidance of the regional arts community and the support of family and friends who shared Matt’s enthusiasm for fine art the gallery.
Matt’s natural passion for leadership and teamwork is the guiding force behind the gallery. The result is twenty five years in business, while nurturing connections with esteemed galleries across Canada and around the world while maintaining a deep commitment to the local Salt Spring community. Contact Matt
Alli Hames Gallery Manager
In 2012 Alli joined Steffich Fine Art. She and Matt have a lot in common, such as the community they live in and a love of art. Alli’s father, Michael Hames is one of the artists represented by the gallery. With these binding ties and shared sympathies Matt and Alli have endeavored to create a spirit of growth and creativity within the business that will carry it through the next twenty four years. Contact Alli
John Bateman Graphic and web Designer / Social Media Consultant
John has been doing graphic and web design since the mid 90's. In 1998 he was appointed as a judge for the Juno's in the best album design category. John has a BFA ('98) from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he studied printmaking, sculpture and woodwork. Presently John splits his time between doing custom woodwork and creating web sites. From photography and layout to writing copy and social media integration and marketing, John covers all the virtual bases. Contact John
Ehren McPhee Cinematography and Video Expert
In 2011 Ehren attended Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada. He was taught by world renowned cinematographers Ross Kelsey and Danny Nowak. He excelled at all of his classes, and graduated with a certificate in cinematography.
Since then Ehren has been filming for faultline tv, where he films alongside Eric Peterson, Jim Vanerhorst, and other independent film makers. As well as filming productions from Smart Surface Technologies, and Stand Up Apparel. Contact Ehren
Austin Steffich Art consultant and technical wizard
Austin grew up in the gallery. His earliest memories have been that of fine art and business. His interest continues into adulthood as he studies business and establishes himself as an entrepreneur. Austin’s special area of interest is in film and video production, especially where it applies to advancing small business.
Austin shares his fathers passion for leadership, his ideas are broad, his outlook positive and creative. Contact Austin
Lynn Demers Sales
Lynn is our weekend warrior and art expert. She is a successful, professional artist who's primary focus is sculpture. Lynn is a long time islander that has been with Steffich Fine Art for years. She is an integral and informed part of the team.