Veronica Rose Waechter

Veronica Rose Waechter Danes

Veronica Rose Waechter (Gitxsan) grew up in Terrace, BC, on Ts’msyen territory. From 2014- 2016 she attended the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, where she learned the fundamentals of traditional wood carving from prestigious carvers Ken McNeil and Stan Bevan. In 2018, she graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a BFA, as the first ever Freda Diesing transfer graduate, and soon after assisted working on totem pole carving in different locations around Vancouver. Waechter received the YVR Art Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award for 2018 and 2019, recently working one-on-one as an apprentice to master carver Dempsey Bob back in Ts’msyen territory.

YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist Award 2018
YVR Art Foundation Emerging Artist Award 2019