2015 AGM and Engagement Session

Our 2015 AGM began with a reception at the Lunenburg School of the Arts with a special artist talk by Andrew Maize. The AGM also included a workshop with the Mahone Bay Printmakers, and an Engagement Session with membership.

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AGM 2011

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2011-12 Mentorship Exhibition

tête-à-tête: 2011-12 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition at the Port Loggia gallery showed August 1 - 19, 2012. Pairing the talents of emerging artists Anne Macmillan, William Robinson, and Natalie Boterman, with work from their individual mentors Peter Dykhuis, Robert Bean and Ariella Pahlke, the 2011-12 program exhibition showcased engaging new works from these interdisciplinary artists. Apprentices from this program created works inspired by histories, places, and the archiving of the mundane. Special thanks to the generous support of Nova Scotia Communities, Culture, and Heritage, the RBC Emerging Artist Foundation and Jack and Joan Craig.

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2011 - 12 Mentorship Program Retreat

This year the program's apprentices William Robinson, Anne Macmillan, Natalie Boterman, along with mentors Bob Bean, Peter Dykhuis and Ariella Pahlke participated in a weekend long retreat intensive at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Special thanks to the generous support of Nova Scotia Tourism Culture and Heritage, RBC Emerging Artist Foundation and the Craig Foundation.

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2010-11 Mentorship Program Exhibition

x2: 2010-11 VANS Mentorship Program exhibition opened to the public on Friday, August 26th and was on view at Eyelevel Gallery August 25 - September 3, 2011. The exhibition paired the talents of emerging artists Ruth Marsh, Kyle Cunjak and Matthew Carswell, with work from their individual mentors Melinda Spooner, Adrian Fish and Cathy Busby. Viewers reveled in inventive sculptural work, found documentation, large-scale drawings, photographic work and text based installations.

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Artist Presentations: 2010-11 Mentorship Program

VANS was pleased to offer Artist Presentations from Apprentices of the 2010-11 Mentorship Program for the first time. These Talks were held in Eyelevel Gallery in August of 2011.

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2010 - 11 Mentorship Program Retreat

This years program featured mentees, Ruth Marsh, Kyle Cunjak and Matthew Carswell, who were paired individually with mentors, Melinda Spooner, Adrian Fish and Cathy Busby.

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2009/10 mentorship exhibit

This batch is all from Tracks: 2009/10 VANS Mentorship Program exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, August 12 -21, 2010 featuring Chantal Tardiff, Raina McDonald, Leslie Menagh, Ilan Sandler, Dawn MacNutt and Sarah Maloney.

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2008/09 mentorship exhibition

The 2008-2009 program featured emerging artists Scott Saunders, Terry Drahos, and Nicholas Johnson, who we individually paired with mentors, Craig Leonard, Susan Wood and Nancy Stevens. The 2008/2009 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition was on view from June 2-6, 2009 at Anna Leonowens Art Gallery in Halifax, NS.

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Nocturne 2010

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Nocturne 2009

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Celebrations of Light

Celebrations of Light is an uplifting exhibition to brighten a dark time of year featuring works by more than thirty artist members of the VANS South Shore Region. The exhibition runs from November 10th to December 2nd at the Lunenburg Art Gallery, 79 Pelham Street, Lunenburg

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS), in conjunction with Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), is pleased to announce an exhibition mounted by the artist members of the Annapolis West Region, from Middleton to Bear River on view April 8 - May 5, 2012 at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal, NS. The artists were challenged to create work outside of their “comfort zone” by working with media or in genres outside their norm, or to address issues and topics that they – or viewers – might find uncomfortable.

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Make Do

Artists Making and Doing, by Making-Do: A Visual Arts Nova Scotia Regional Exhibit - The rugged spirit of Nova Scotias’ resourcefulness is showcased in a group exhibit featuring 23 Eastern Shore artists, all of which are members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. Subtitled “recycle, repurpose, reuse, revisit, reinvent, recreate”, the show runs from June 11th to July 3rd at the Memory Lane Heritage Village in Lake Charlotte.

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this is me

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Paris Salon

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VANS in the Hub, Summer 2012

The exhibition is on public view from July 4 until August 30, 2012. VANS in the Hub features diverse large-scale works by Nova Scotian visual artists: Chris Brobeck, Pat Louks, Therese Bombardier, Margarita Fainshtein, Randy Engelberg and Susan Malmstrom.

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Sky and Steel - VANS in the Hub

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents Sky and Steel, the 5th edition of VANS in the HUB at The Hub Gallery. The exhibition is on view from April 3 until May 30, 2013. VANS in the Hub features a broad range of artworks by Nova Scotian visual artists: Gary Castle, Renate Deppe, Anna Horsnell Wade, Ed Huner, Su Rogers, Kate Stinson, & Barbara Schmeisser.

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Brights In Series VANS in the Hub Fall 2013

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents Brights in Series, the 6th edition of VANS in the HUB featuring a broad range of artworks by Nova Scotian visual artists: Ellen Moershel, Violet Rosengarten, Jacqueline Steudler, and Kate Stinson.

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  1. Great photos! especially the 2015 AGM.

  2. great photos…especially the 2015 AGM!

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