Helen Zenith holds a BFA from the University of Calgary. Initially, Helen was an abstract painter; she participated in the Triangle Residency Open Studio Program in New York City and exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, USA, and England. During her career as an artist, Helen was actively involved in the promotion of the Visual Arts in Alberta: curating, writing and assembling collections.
In 1992, Helen’s studio in Calgary’s Old Dominion Bridge Factory was transformed into NEWZONES. With over forty years of experience in the Canadian art world, Helen has been invited to participate on numerous visual arts boards, art juries and has guest lectured at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). She has been a member of the President’s Circle (ACAD), the Chancellor’s Club at the University of Calgary and served on the Board of Directors for the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts. Helen has been a member of and is on the Board of Directors of Canadian Friends of Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She is an active board member for Contemporary Calgary and currently serves on the Arts Acquisition Committee for Bow Valley College in Calgary.
In 2012, Newzones established the “NEWZONES Gallery of Contemporary Art Fund” at The Calgary Foundation, which contributes to a wide range of charitable organizations supporting Calgary’s Arts community.