Karen Brownlee's art focuses on landscapes, rural Alberta communities and grain elevators. Her watercolor series, Rural Prairie Communities and her Back Home 2005, a touring centennial exhibition, have been exhibited in galleries throughout Alberta. Karen Brownlee has been a juror for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, is a recipient of the Prairie Heritage Preservation Award and is the Founder of the Artist in Residency Program in Lethbridge, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Ken Tingley is a historic resource consultant, author and editor who has lived and worked in Edmonton for most of his life. His interest in grain elevators was stimulated when he wrote A History of the Ester Grain Elevator for Alberta Community Development.