February 2023 marks the beginning of SK Arts' 75th anniversary year. On February 3, 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board opened its doors, supporting artists across the province. As we celebrate this milestone, we look to honour the past, the present and the future of the province's vibrant arts community with the We Celebrate You campaign. SK Arts asked 75 established artists to nominate one strong, emerging artist, program or training opportunity that makes the future of Saskatchewan arts exciting.

Michael Gamble - Black and white close up portrait of man wearing a hat, and glasses. He has a mustache and goatee.

Photo Credit: Pot Hole Studio Sound Solutions

Michael Gamble

Performing artist, musician, singer, songwriter and entertainer. Michael is a hard-working musician who has been on the Saskatchewan music scene for over 25 years. His work as a singing guitarist has garnered him work recently as a solo performer or fronting one of two groups: Whiskey & Wine or Trashville Honky Tonk. He has just launched a sound production company Pot Hole Studio Sound Solutions.

Darion "Dee Cee" Campeau - Indigenous man in black hat, shirt and jeans. He has long plaits in his hair and is holding a guitar. The photo is in black and white.

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Darion 'Dee Cee' Campeau

Darion 'Dee Cee' Campeau is a Saskatchewan based artist raised in the small-town prairies, bringing that small town feeling wherever he goes. He started music at eight years old, inspired by his father and grandfather's music. He was raised with a sound he shares in his original songs - Creedence Clearwater revival, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Johnny Cash, Blake Shelton Morgan Wallen, and many more. 

Today Dee Cee is a producer in film and music. From learning multiple instruments to singing his whole life, Dee Cee is changing and healing a lot of people on his musical journey, especially artists he works with. He has been recording all winter with artists signed on his music label, Prairie Stone Productions.

“...a go-getting, self-made man.” — Michael Gamble

I chose this young fellow because he is a go-getting, self-made man and do-it-yourself-er just like me! He is a hard worker very passionate and well disciplined. His energy is enthusiastic and magnetic! With his creativity and drive, he creates work for himself in many ways tied closely to all things music.