Author Archives: VANS

Art Talks Gallery Tour

Join Visual Arts News for ART TALKS free bus tour of K’jipuktuk/ Halifax galleries featuring talks with indigenous artists and curators: Carrie Allison, Aiden Gillis, Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfeld & Wanda Nanibush! This event is in partnership with the Aboriginal … Continue reading

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“Emotive Landscapes” by Kate Ward

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, Kate Ward shows her watercolour studies inspired by a month long residency at SIM in Iceland. Her immersive experience in the raw landscapes inspired Ward to recreate the sublime grandeur of nature … Continue reading

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Register for Fall Workshops!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia has announced our Fall 2018 Professional Development Workshop Series! Taking place in Sydney, Parrsboro, Wolfville and Halifax, this series covers some of the most requested topics you identified in the VANS Workshop Survey. Join us for … Continue reading

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Peer Gallery – Member Profile

Peer Gallery, is an artists’ co-operative gallery, formed January, 2001. This spring Peer Gallery is celebrating 17 years of operation. Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, the gallery exhibits the work of 14 Nova Scotia artists … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Peer Application Review Group

It’s starting to feel like autumn so that means it’s time for another round of the Peer Application Review Groups. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help current members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists … Continue reading

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Visual Arts News has a new Editor: Shannon Webb-Campbell

After a lengthy search, the Visual Arts News hiring committee selected Shannon Webb-Campbell who will begin her work as Editor with the Spring 2019 issue. Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Her forthcoming book, … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2018-19 Mentorship Program Artists

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to officially announce the participants of this year’s Mentorship Program. After receiving some great applications, the program will be supporting four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists. Carrie Allison, Emily Lawrence, Jenny Yujia Shi, and … Continue reading

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VANS Code of Conduct Policy

CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY PURPOSE This Code of Conduct is a broad-reaching policy aimed at addressing the expectation of behavior placed upon all representatives of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) as well as users and stakeholders participating in any and … Continue reading

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2018-19 Mentorship Program

Mentees: Carrie Allison Carrie Allison is an Indigenous mixed-race visual artist born and raised in unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Situated in K’jipuktuk since 2010, Allison’s practice responds to her maternal Cree and Metis ancestry, thinking through … Continue reading

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“Observations from the Aries Factory” by Gary Castle

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, established artist Gary Castle presents 17 recent, topical collages from a project he undertook to make a collage a day for a year. Come down to the Corridor before September 28 and … Continue reading

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Hallie Watson – Artist Profile

Hallie Watson spends ten months of the year in Halifax and two months on a farm in Ontario. She makes landscapes and still life with oil pastel on paper and oil on canvas. Her practice also includes regular life drawing. … Continue reading

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“No Photography!” by Jesse Webber

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, artist Jesse Webber shows his unsettling photographs of mannequins and storefront displays. While they provided good practice with his new camera, taking these photographs in stores gave the artist new insight on … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Grad Program!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce the New Grad Program! This 14 week program is designed to help recent graduates navigate the transition from a full time student to a professional artist. During the program, all participants will … Continue reading

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Visual Arts News Editor

Visual Arts News magazine is seeking an Editor. Visual Arts News is the only magazine dedicated to contemporary visual art in Atlantic Canada. Published three times a year in May, September and January, every issue includes engaging essays, profiles, reviews, … Continue reading

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“The Pantry” by Ada Denil

In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, artist Ada Denil shows her series, entitled The Pantry. This collection of painted works, drawings, and some small three-dimensional pieces depicts twisted and contorted figures that appear to be bound by the … Continue reading

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VANS in Residence in partnership with Lumière!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia, in partnership with Lumière Arts Festival Association, will host a 5-week Artist in Residence program in Sydney, NS. This residency provides for the artist to work a 40 hour week. Approximately 30% of the time will … Continue reading

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VANS Announces New Executive Director

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce their new Executive Director: Becky Welter-Nolan.  After a lengthy search, the VANS Board of Directors has hired Becky, who will start as the ED in July. Becky Welter-Nolan is a professional artist … Continue reading

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2017-18 Mentorship Exhibition at The Craig

The Craig Gallery, July 12 – 29. Opening: Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8pm. Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2pm. Highlighting the talents of emerging artists NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen Langlois, the Visual Arts Nova … Continue reading

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Apply for the Mentorship Program

The call for applications is out for the 2018-19 Mentorship Program! The VANS Mentorship Program is designed to support the individual artistic methods and professional ambitions of emerging artists in Nova Scotia by providing access to the skills and experience … Continue reading

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“Colour Kerfuffle” by Randy Engelberg

In the exhibition, Colour Kerfuffle, artist Randy Engelberg, shows a small retrospective of her process-oriented abstract painting work from the last five years, including work from her current series. All the paintings in this collection are non-objective, hard edged, abstraction … Continue reading

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VANS’ AGM is June 21

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting is Thursday, June 21 at Wonder’neath, 2891 Isleville Street in Halifax. The short meeting will begin at 6pm and will be followed by pizza and a facilitated art making activity! We will be … Continue reading

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“In Place” by Gerard McNeil

In his exhibition, In Place, Gerard McNeil explores issues of location and permanence through a series that combines abstract photographs and linocut memory maps of familiar places. These diptychs and triptychs contain hand drawn memory maps of the places and … Continue reading

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Apply for a Subsidized Studio

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Subsidized Studio program in Sydney and Halifax is accepting applications from VANS members. There is no expectation of work to be completed during the studio rental. It is an opportunity for an artist who may be … Continue reading

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Register for our Spring Workshops!

This spring we are offering great workshops on topics including Grant Writing, Exhibition Prep & Installation, Photoshop Essentials, Writing Your Artist Statement & Bio, and Writing Professional Applications. These workshops, taught by professional artists, experts in their field, and educators … Continue reading

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