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VANS Newsletter #392
February 15, 2017

INDEX:

VANS Matters
Announcements
Awards and Scholarships
Education
Employment
Events
Residencies
Submissions
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

VANS is excited to present a FREE public lecture by author & cultural critic Lewis Hyde on Art, Creativity and the Public Good! The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm at the Paul O’ Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. In addition to being a former MacArthur Fellow and Harvard University Professor, Lewis Hyde is perhaps best known for his book The Gift, an extended defense of the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Tickets to this free event will soon be available through Eventbrite so stay tuned.

VANS is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists will get and give feedback on applications from two peers, matched based on the type of application that is being made. Participants will be given two rough draft deadlines and will be expected to send edits back to their peers the following week. To participate in a Peer Application Review Group, members can sign up on our website by March 6. This deadline is to accommodate the Arts Nova Scotia deadline for Grants to Individuals on May 15.

Members’ News is a an opportunity to share brief updates about VANS members’ current practices and professional successes. What have you been up to lately? Let us know completing our online form or by emailing vans@visualarts.ns.ca with the subject line ‘Members’ News’. News items must be no longer than 100 words and written in 3rd person. Deadline: March 9.

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Register today for VANS Winter Workshops! Studio Sessions, the three-part webinar series for artists, is starting on Wednesday, February 15, at 6pm AT and will focus on professional development for artists online. Each one hour session will be taught by artist, entrepreneur, and popular workshop instructor Stacey Cornelius, and will allow artists to learn about branding, sales, and technology tools, from the comfort of their own home or studio. Webinars start at $18 each for members or $45 for all three webinars, which is an amazing deal. These were so well received last year that they have been updated and offered again this year. The webinar format is great, is super easy to use, and you can learn in your pj’s! Registration has begun and there is limited space to click here to register now or check out our Workshops page or call the VANS office for more information.

WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists. VANS, in partnership with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, presents this 2 day intensive workshop (February 24 & 25) designed to help artists with various aspects of their professional practice. Instructed by artist, curator and filmmaker Eryn Foster, all sessions will be held at CBU Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS. Sessions are only $25 each or $60 for all three and will cover finding and applying for exhibitions, festivals, residencies, and grants, as well as networking, marketing, writing artists statements and more! Artists may sign up for one or both days, but if you bundle all three parts you can save. Kick start your practice and register today for these awesome new workshops!

Self-taught artist Rhonda Barrett‘s experimentation with different media has brought her to paper collage and the joy that can be found in little bits of paper glued to canvas. Her pieces are created from newspaper as it has been printed; there is no dying or painting of the paper. This method was chosen in an attempt to reuse that which has already been created. Her exhibition Bird’s Flyin’ High is at the Corridor Gallery February 2 – 28.

The new issue of Visual Arts News (Spring 2017) is on newsstands now. The Order and Chaos issue features articles on Rachel Beach, Graeme Patterson, Will Robinson and Rita McKeough. Want to have Visual Arts News delivered yo your mailbox? You can order individual copies or subscribe on the website.

Our newest Artist Profile comes from VANS Workshop instructor and PAINTS artist Sara Roth. Sara is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work bridges illustration, installation and sculpture. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University and a Diploma in Fine Craft from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She previously worked as part of the collective Moving Arms II (with Bernie MacCuish), whose performance and installation works replicate, celebrate and subvert Cape Breton tourist culture. Roth’s current project, Disturbed Sites, continues to tell stories about Cape Breton, past and present, taking a longer view of history through examinations of and interventions into the natural world. Sara Roth was born in British Columbia in 1980, and lives and works in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Read her full Artist Profile here.

Join Visual Arts Nova Scotia in celebrating our 40th Anniversary! For our 40th year we will focus on offering more accessible and engaging programming across the province. This includes the expansion of our existing programs and the addition of special initiatives. Stay tuned for more details in the following months. Consider supporting our programs this year, like PAINTS, the Mentorship Program and Visual Arts News Magazine, by making a donation of $40. Click here to donate now.

We love our members and we hope that you decide to celebrate with us by renewing your VANS membership for 2017. Check out our membership benefits and renew your membership online, in person or over the phone. If you renewed recently (since October) it will not expire until December 31, 2017.

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Announcements

The Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) is hosting Flotilla, the biennial gathering of artist-run centres in Charlottetown, September 21 -24, 2017. They are accepting proposals from individual artists, curators, practitioners, and collaborative teams to present workshops, installations, interventions, and community-driven partnerships and initiatives during Flotilla. Presenting at the Flotilla event will allow participants to engage with an international community of curators, artists and cultural workers traveling to Charlottetown as well as public participants that will attend the event locally. They are seeking proposals that experiment with site-specificity, respond to and challenge conventional boundaries, and engage a diverse community of participants. They are seeking proposals that activate the social spaces of the event as opportunities for convergence or assembly as opposed to following more traditional modes of conference structure. AARCA encourages applicants to consider submitting proposals that respond to the overarching theme Flotilla, while more specifically reflecting on topics including: space making/space claiming, exchange, intimate space, reconfiguration, and recollecting through archival accumulation and distribution of media. Their aim is to offer an active and progressive discussion around these topics within a broader scope reflecting on: modes of sociability, owning the means of production, and utopian futures. With the majority of Flotilla’s events happening in central Charlottetown, applicants are invited to consider Charlottetown’s public and private spaces, and the significance of many of the city’s characteristics and social/historical/post-colonial identity. For the full call please see the Flotilla website. Deadline for proposals: March 7.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking contemporary public art proposals for the Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre. Located at 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford, as part of the recently constructed Charles P. Allen High School, the Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre is a spacious, fully-accessible, and security-monitored recreation facility. The available budget for this project including artist fees, materials and all expenses is a maximum of $25,000.00 CDN. The Community Centre represents an opportunity for the inclusion of a contemporary artwork or artworks that will heighten the public appreciation of the building design. The intent of this process is to select an artist or artist team to produce an integrated artwork for the Community Centre that enhances the building’s design, accommodates and supports its functional use and reflects the community investment in the facility.  For details click on the links on the Nova Scotia website. Deadline for submission: March 14 at 2pm.

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Visual Arts News invites all Atlantic Canadian print media/paper-based artists to create new works for a Special 40th Anniversary Edition of the magazine. The bonus issue is scheduled to be released in December 2017. Up to three artists will be commissioned to create new work that focuses on the theme of “connecting the past and the future”. Open to all Atlantic Canadian print/paper-based artists. Accepted work will be printed (1000 copies) and inserted into the magazine for distribution. The magazine is open to a variety of formats but you must describe how the paper work will be inserted/bound into the magazine. Artists will receive an honorarium of $500 plus materials costs (up to $500). Submissions must include: a short description/sketches of proposed work including how it will be inserted into the magazine, budget for materials, 5 – 10 images of previous work (jpegs or link to a website), artist statement and CV. Deadline: Submissions must be received by email to vanews@visualarts.ns.ca on or before 5pm on March 1.

The Thirteenth annual Dal Legal Aid Fundraising Gala will be taking place on March 25, 2017, in support of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (DLAS). They are seeking artists that might be able to donate something toward the silent auction. Dalhousie Legal Aid serves the low income community in Nova Scotia on issues such as CPP disability claims, income assistance matters, landlord/tenant disputes, debtor creditor issues and other such matters. During the course of a day their lawyers, community legal workers and law students give voice to those living in poverty who may not have the skills or energy to advocate for themselves. During this year’s fundraiser they will be hosting a dinner and dance at the Compass Room of Casino Nova Scotia as well as their ever popular silent auction. They are hoping that you will consider donating an item or service for the silent auction. All businesses making a donation will have their company name and/or logo displayed on the DLAS website, Facebook fan page as well as in print material for the event itself. This will include the program for the event, posters and more. To donate contact Reena Davis, Office Manager, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, (902)423-8105, Reena.davis@dal.ca.

The Halifax Regional Municipality offers a number of opportunities ranging from cultural partnership opportunities, to professional and volunteer opportunities. The municipality often requests proposals for culture-related initiatives. These include feasibility and needs assessment studies, reviews, inventories, discussion papers, public art commissions, specialized consulting services, and employment opportunities. The Professional Arts Grant Program applications opened January 18! Deadline: March 20 at 4:30pm.

Attention fellow artists! Marie Koehler happened to meet a Syrian refugee, Janso Isso, who is an artist desperate to make art but without the means to do so. She had some extra materials to give him, but what he really wants to do is paint. She hopes that some of you will be able to donate painting materials for him. The next major challenge is to help Janso support his family. He’s a self taught artist, who works in a variety of mediums, including painting, bas relief, tromp l’oeil, and sculpture. Two members of the community designed a website for him, and Atlantic Digital produced business cards, all pro bono. You can visit Janso’s website at www.jansoisso.ca to get a sense of his talent. VANS is willing to be the drop off point and Marie is willing to drive your donations to his group. He is looking for the following:
– canvasses, preferably not too small – see his website
– acrylic paints, preferably Golden (used is OK if usable)
– any brushes suitable for acrylics
– Small gift card from DeSerres
– personal cheque to Crichton Park Friends of Refugees with mention on the bottom note line “materials for Janso Isso”, can be mailed to th address below.
– email to cpfriendsofrefugees@gmail.com (money transfer)
An email list of all who donate will be made so Janso can email his thanks. Many thanks for anything you are able to give. For more information contact Marie Koehler at superma@eastlink.ca or call if you have any questions/leave message: 902-464-0898.  His refugee group is:
Crichton Park Friends of Refugees
Deborah Woolway co-chair
20 Kingston Crescent, Dartmouth
B3A 2M1
deb@skyeglen.ca 902-497-3688

Canadian Art is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members: Lindsay Nixon is their new Indigenous editor-at-large, and Merray Gerges is their new staff writer. Merray Gerges, the former Critical Writer in Residence at Visual Arts News, was Canadian Art’s 2016 editorial resident. She recently moved to Toronto from Halifax, where she studied journalism at King’s College and completed her undergraduate degree in art history at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. As the new staff writer at Canadian Art, Gerges will be an active voice on the editorial team, contributing regularly to online and print, and representing the publication at various events. Congratulations Merray!

There’s a Toastmasters club at the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia! If you want to banish fear of public speaking, end reluctance to speak up or speak out, become adept at responding to unexpected questions, and present yourself with confidence, the fun and supportive environment at Toastmasters will help. They focus on both speaking and leadership skills for creative people. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month from 6:30 until 8pm, and they love having guests so come down and meet them. Email creativelyspeakinghfx@gmail.com for more information and follow them on Facebook.

The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted to share important program updates and to launch their online applicant portal, your pathway to the new funding model opening April 1.  You can check your eligibility to apply, create an account and complete your applicant profile now on their website.

Grey Matters is an online collective intelligence art project by Mathew Aldred with participants from around the world connecting via a variety of social media platforms to produce a series of works exploring the concept of grey – literally and metaphorically. The work is a response, in part, to the extremism developing in public discourse, and the sound-bite, click-bait, post-truth culture that feeds it. The first piece is now in progress, and can be viewed online at the Oxford Riverside Gallery website and at the project’s main exhibition space www.greymatters.xyz where there are detailed instructions on how to participate.

The Communities, Culture and Heritage Research team invite you to participate in their latest social research project that will help inform their programs and services as well as the Culture Action Plan (CAP). Using a specialized online process called SenseMaker, they are asking you to submit stories about culture and what it means to you. As a valued member of the culture community, they hope that you will not only participate yourself but also promote this project to your colleagues and friends. To submit a story/stories, please visit their website, www.novascotia.ca/culturestories, and follow the instructions provided. Sections of this project don’t follow a traditional format, so you are asked for your patience and careful attention when submitting your responses. Completing the process should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Understanding what culture means to Nova Scotians is of utmost importance to this Department and they thank you in advance for your vital contribution.

New Shared Creative Space in the Market. Calling all artisans! If you are looking for affordable shared creative space, look no further than the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market. They’ve heard there is a need for affordable studio/work space for artisans, and they are excited to be able to offer space in the Market. Located in the second floor boardroom, the shared creative space features: natural sunlight, whiteboard wall, handwashing station, mini fridge, air conditioning, table and chair provided. They are also looking into the possibility of storage. Come grab a table and chair and get creative. Rent your portion of the shared creative space for: $5.00 plus HST per hour, $30.00 plus HST for a full day rental. The shared creative space is available during the Market’s hours of operations. To book, please contact Customer Service at 902-492-4043 ext. 101 or welcome@halifaxfarmersmarket.com.

Art 1274 Hollis is seeking potential artists to become  co-op members of their gallery. Specifically painters but they are open to unique 3D artists. For information please contact Colleen Underwood at 902-443-7032 or Ray Smith at 902-462-2434.

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Awards and Scholarships

The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, is an annual prize given to an artist aged 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. A $50,000 prize will be awarded to the Sobey Art Award winner, along with a $10,000 prize to each of the shortlisted artists, and a $500 prize to each of the remaining longlisted artists.The National Gallery of Canada accepts nominations for the 2017 Sobey Art Award from recognized agents, artists and institutions. Deadline: March 3 at 12pm.

Submit your work for the Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards. There are six awards: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions. The Awards are open to all artists, with no restrictions of age, sex, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks. It is not a requirement that works be previously unpublished. Entries must be submitted using the entry form provided. Entries can be sent by email or by post . Artists may submit as many artworks as they wish but each work submitted constitutes a separate entry. A separate entry fee of $30 +HST (= $34.50) must be added for each work entered. Deadline: April 30.

Nominate someone for The Order of Nova Scotia – it is the highest honour the province can bestow on an individual. It recognizes people who have made an exceptional impact on their community and the province. Some individuals who have been invested into the Order of Nova Scotia are household names. Others have enriched our province through acts and deeds that are known to only a few, but, they all share one very important thing: they have been nominated by their fellow Nova Scotians for the honour. You can nominate someone by downloading a nomination form from the Protocol Office website or request hard copy nomination forms by contacting Melanie Fewer at melanie.fewer@novascotia.ca, or Glennie Langille, Chief of Protocol and Secretary to the Order of Nova Scotia, at glennie.langille@novascotia.ca. Deadline: March 17.

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The Georges Haroutiun Scholarships were established in 2016 to mark Applied Arts magazine’s 30th anniversary. The program is named in honour of Applied Arts’ founder Georges Haroutiun, a notable graphic designer who launched the magazine in 1986 as a way to connect with industry professionals and celebrate Canadian creativity, both established and emerging. In recognition of Georges Haroutiun’s contributions to the design industry, his legacy and his mentorship of students, — whether as art director of Applied Arts, in his days teaching at OCAD University, or now, in his “retirement” consulting on the magazine’s initiatives — they are thrilled to present these new scholarships in his honour. A total of $7,500 to post-secondary creative arts students will be awarded in advertising, design, and image. Deadline: March 15.

Apply now for a Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship! For the fourth year, the NSTT is pleased to announce that its scholarship application process will happen online. They advise applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their applications early since there are a number of changes to submission procedures this year. The deadline for Spring/Summer study is 5pm AST on March 1, and the deadline for Fall/Winter study is 5pm AST on May 1. All applications must be submitted by these dates. For more information, go to their website, or call the NSTT at 902-492-6801.

Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards, open to all artists. Finalist works will be included in 2 Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $ 21,000.00. For the first edition 230 entries were received from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Over 35 submissions came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces and over 55 from the island of Montreal. More than 70 works of art were shown in the two finalist exhibitions. The diverse works created on or with paper included drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books by artists from all over the world and from around the corner.For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website.

Apply for the 2017 Burtynsky Grant Supporting the Creation of Canadian Photobooks. Renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are looking for submissions for the 2017 Burtynsky Grant— a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts of $25,000 to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists. This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2017. Full submission details are available on the CONTACT website. For questions, please email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com. Deadline May 15.

The Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts assists non-profit visual arts organizations and fine crafts professionals in undertaking projects that contribute to an understanding of the fine crafts in Canada via three program components: research and policy development assistance (for organizations and individuals); special project assistance (for organizations); and pre-publication assistance (for organizations). The prize amount is $5000 – $7000 and you can learn more about eligibility criteria, the application form and further information, see the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts Guidelines on the Canada Council for the Arts website. Deadline: March 1.

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. SSNAP is pleased to announce the launch of its second national competition of Canadian visual art. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury from across Canada to participate in the Finalist Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. The finalists’ works will not be revealed to the public until the Gala Opening Night on Friday, September 22, 2017. Deadline for applications: May 31.

Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, The Plaskett Award provides $25,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork or travel in Europe for one year (a required minimum of nine months). Starting in 2015, a second award called The Nancy Petry Award is offered, which provides $10,000 to the runner-up to create artwork and travel in Europe for three months. The candidate chosen for The Joseph Plaskett Award or The Nancy Petry Award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist in the field of painting. A Canadian student currently enrolled or accepted in a master’s program in Canada with a practice specialization of painting, or having recently (within 12 months) obtained a Master’s degree with a specialization of painting. To apply you can download their application dossier. Inquiries to the Joseph Plaskett Foundation: info@joeplaskett.com. Deadline: April 5.

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Education

Register today for VANS Winter Workshops! Studio Sessions, the three-part webinar series for artists, started Wednesday, February 15, at 6pm AT and will focus on professional development for artists online. Each one hour session will be taught by artist, entrepreneur, and popular workshop instructor Stacey Cornelius, and will allow artists to learn about branding, sales, and technology tools, from the comfort of their own home or studio. Webinars start at $18 each for members, which is an amazing deal. These were so well received last year that they have been updated and offered again this year. The webinar format is great, is super easy to use, and you can learn in your pj’s! Registration is closed for the first webinar but continues for the next two (Brand Essentials and Sales Essential) and there is limited space so click here to register now or check out our Workshops page or call the VANS office for more information.
WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists. VANS, in partnership with Cape Breton University Art Gallery, presents this 2 day intensive workshop (February 24 & 25) designed to help artists with various aspects of their professional practice. Instructed by artist, curator and filmmaker Eryn Foster, all sessions will be held at CBU Art Gallery, 1250 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS. Sessions are only $25 each or $60 for all three and will cover finding and applying for exhibitions, festivals, residencies, and grants, as well as networking, marketing, writing artists statements and more! Artists may sign up for one or both days, but if you bundle all three parts you can save. Kick start your practice and register today for these awesome new workshops!

Visual Voice Art Gallery offers Winter Printmaking Workshops. Want to try printmaking? Black and White Woodblock Printing is the perfect class to be introduced to relief printmaking. Students will focus on mark making, textures, patterns and other ways of creating an interesting black and white image to carve into your matrix. By the end of the workshop you will walk away with your own small limited edition of prints. No previous experience required. Instructor Maria Doering is happy to have students of all levels in her class and will make sure it is interesting for everyone involved. It’s a fun activity to do solo or with a friend/family member. All materials and tools will be provided, please bring an apron or old t-shirt, and maybe even an image idea with you. February 18 10am– 3:30pm only $75 +tax per person. Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464.

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ARTsPLACE has put out their schedule of workshops for 2017. All workshops are 18+, and no experience is necessary. All levels from amateur to professional can participate. The first is a 4 part Batik Fabric Dye Workshop with Cameron McIntosh, starting March 6 ($95). Next is The Considered Drawing with Bonnie Baker, March 31 and April 1 ($110), and lastly a 4 part Painting Workshop with Leya Evelyn starting on October 19 ($275). You can register online now. Image above by Bonnie Baker.

NSCAD University’s The Readymade Institution is a 3-credit studio workshop focusing on the critical role that alternative exhibition spaces and portable galleries have played in the development of emerging artists, curators and other practitioners. The class will consider a spectrum of examples from Duchamp to Fluxus to artists active today who decide to take matters into their own hands. What is the effect on our positions when we work simultaneously as curators, custodians and administrators? What is the effect on artwork when it is exhibited on the body? How do these initiatives relate to more established institutions? Drawing from current and historical examples, this workshop will encourage collaboration within and outside the classroom, bringing together a multitude of perspectives and skill sets as we develop and launch our own alternative or portable gallery spaces throughout the semester. The Readymade Institution Portable and Alternative Galleries Workshop (ARTS 3147), NSCAD University, Summer Session 1B (June 26 – August 15). Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-12pm. Instructors: Michael Eddy and Michael McCormack. Want more info? Email: readymadeinstitution2017@gmail.com

AFCOOP’s Winter Workshop Series presents classes in all aspects of filmmaking from screenwriting to editing and lots in between. The first workshop, “Intro to Filmmaking” is a primer in all things film-ic in the maritime region. Learn about the basic production process and where to find the resources to make your first film. Learn from professional filmmakers who are active in their field and connect with fellow workshop participants in this practical series. New this year they are also offering a 4-part Directors lab that will give participants a more in depth lesson on the art and elements of directing. All workshops are open to the public. AFCOOP’s Intro Package is a series of intro workshops designed to give participants a balanced overview of independent film production and the elements involved in creating a project from first draft to final edit. If you want to learn how to make a film, this package is for you. Workshops can also be taken individually. Price: $180/220*+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members). The Intro series is sold at a discount when purchased as a package and you can register online.

This winter nearly all of the Lunenburg Makery’s workshops will be offered on Saturdays during their regular open hours. Now those of you who need to travel into town can do so during the daytime when it’s safer on the roads! Workshops include making a Needle Felted Narwhal Whale (Saturday Feb 25, 10am – 1pm). See their website for details and registration info.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is offering March Break workshops. Looking for a few creative ways to keep your kiddos entertained for March Break? They’ve got you covered! March Break is just around the corner, and they have some fun ideas to help you keep your gang busy all week long! They are offering workshops in comics, jewellery, clay, and printmaking. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment at 902 539 7491 ext 111. Space is limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. Deadline to register is March 10.

The Lunenburg School of the Arts has put out their winter courses and they look great. They are offering pottery classes for children and adults (taught by Marla Benton and Kara Highfield), a drawing class and a new Introduction to Screenwriting. Register soon as their classes tend to fill up quickly. You can register by phone at 902-640-2013 or by visiting their website.

Chester Art Centre has a series of 3-day Winter Workshops, including Knitting for Men with Annika Junger, Body Work: Underpinning and Overdress with Sally Warren, and Image Transfer and Collage with Beverly McInnes. Contact them at 902-275-5789 to register.

Round Hill Studios in Annapolis Royal is offering Sunday workshops (10am – 4pm) by Helen Opie including, Colour Exploration on February 26, and Play with Oil Sticks on March 26. Each workshop is $75. For more information or to register visit their website.

Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in beautiful Nova Scotia. James Middleton SCA PSC, will be teaching two 5-day plein air painting workshops on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. The workshops will offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth. Workshop Dates for 2017 are August 14 – August 18 and September 4 – September 8 in LaHave. Last year we painted at the Lunenburg Golf Course (spectacular views of the Town of Lunenburg), the Petite Riviere Vineyards, the LaHave Yacht Club, Blue Rocks fishing village, Green Bay, West Dublin Government Wharf and from the front yard of my studio, overlooking the popular LaHave Bakery and the boats passing by. Cost: $625 Cdn + HST each (no increase from last year). Don’t forget to tell your friends. A referral who registers will get you a 15% reduction off your cost – that’s $94 off. Two referrals will be $188 off. Times: 10am to 5pm, with a lunch break. Click here for registration. To register by phone: 902-693-2093. Email: studio@jamesmiddleton.ca. View James’ website.

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Employment

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (HIFF) is hiring a Festival Coordinator to work part-time from March – April, and full-time from May – June 16. The pay is $17/hr (7hr/day). The HIFF Festival Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and managing the planning, implementation and wrap-up of the 11th annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival in June 2017. This position will work with other AFCOOP staff, HIFF Programming Committee and volunteers to produce a 4 day festival which will include screenings, receptions, installations, daytime masterclasses and one-on-one meetings between local filmmakers and guest programmers from Canadian and International festivals. The ideal candidate will have the following: excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, experience with festival or event coordination, proven ability to meet deadlines, experience supervising staff and the ability to multi-task. Please send your resume and cover letter to Martha Cooley director@afcoop.ca as a PDF labeled with your first and last name and with the subject line “HIFF Festival Coordinator”. Deadline: February 27 at 5pm.

The Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council is seeking volunteers. Are you interested in contributing your voice, perspective and expertise to the future of culture in Nova Scotia? They are currently seeking volunteers to join the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council (CNSLC). The Council serves as an advisory body to the Nova Scotia government on matters of cultural policy and cultural sector development. The volunteer council, in partnership with government, advises and makes recommendations to the Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage on matters pertaining to Nova Scotia’s creative sector. In this capacity, Council is committed to enhancing cultural activity in the Province through strategic research and consultation leading to informed recommendations on investment, promotion and preservation. A major focus of Council’s current work is to support the implementation of the Culture Action Plan, a long-term provincial strategy for culture. The Council’s selection committee and two other sector members will recommend volunteers for the 15-member council. The committee is seeking a range of experience among Council members and will work to strike a balanced perspective that includes knowledge and expertise from the creative industries, the heritage sector, cultural institutions and community cultural development. The committee is dedicated to developing a Council that is representative of the Province’s breadth of ethnic, cultural and regional diversity and welcomes applicants from all cultural interests. Application forms can be found here. Deadline for applications: March 3.

Sheridan University is looking for outstanding individuals to join their faculty team as a Professor, Communication Culture, Information and Technology (Web Design and Development). The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Web Design and Development to students in the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) program in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. CCIT is an interdisciplinary program for the study of the art and science of human communication, how communication builds knowledge and creates culture, and how information technology affects the way humans communicate. The ideal candidate will: show strong knowledge of theory and practice of user experience design, graphic design, information architecture and responsive design and layout; be actively engaged in development community to update skills, learn emerging technologies and assist with the selection of guest lecturers; be actively engaged in curriculum development to consolidate different levels of course design from introductory to advanced, fourth year capstone projects; support and engage with other web design stream professors to support their curriculum objectives and goals to consolidate content streams; enjoy teaching a diverse array of students from various cultural backgrounds. Deadline: March 6.

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Halifax Regional Municipality has put out a call for expressions of interest. They are seeking volunteers for their Peer Jury Roster. New to the Municipality’s Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program, the 2017/2018 assessment process will be undertaken through a volunteer peer assessment process. If you are a member of Halifax’s arts community and are interested in being added to the Municipal roster of peer assessors please review and respond to the call for expressions of interest document. Qualified candidates identified through this process will be added to a standing roster of prospective jurors. Reviewers will be selected from this roster annually and invited to perform assessment of applications to the Grant Program. If you have questions regarding this process please contact the Program Officer directly: Jamie MacLellan, Community Developer, Culture & Events, maclelaj@halifax.ca.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is excited to welcome new instructors to join their most beloved artist faculty. Ross Creek welcomes artists of all disciplines from our community and beyond to pass on their knowledge and experience. They have a faculty pool they draw from to staff their school, camp and community programs and they accept submissions at any time. In the future they will be holding annual professional development sessions for our artist faculty, bringing new opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues. To become artist faculty, fill out the faculty pool form along with a CV and reference letter. You are also encouraged you to send digital samples of your work (music, images, film, writing, etc.) Please note: any instructors working with Ross Creek in schools must have a current criminal record check. Deadline: ongoing.

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Events

Join the Centre for Art Tapes on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm for their Winter Fundraiser! Their cabaret fundraiser will be a night of music, short films, and performances. The night has been curated by long time CFAT member and former Programming Director, James MacSwain and will feature films by Josh Owen, Tim Tracey, Becky Welter-Nolan and Ann Verrall with performances by Robin Metcalfe and Veronique Mackenzie. The night will include a silent auction where one lucky person will go home with a beautiful print by Hank Bull. Memberships and CFAT shirts and totes designed by Paul Hammond will also be for sale. The fantastic poster of their location at 2238 Maitland was illustrated by Jason Skinner. Tickets can be picked up at CFAT Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am – 5pm or online at anytime here.

The AGNS Yarmouth presents Family Sunday: Come paint with David Gorman on Sunday, February 19 from 2 – 4pm. They will be looking at ways of expressing how we feel about our surroundings in nature through art. Participants can expect to paint their own masterpiece be it landscape, seascape or whatever else may strike the mind as interesting in nature.

Lunenburg Art Gallery is having their Springtime Tea Fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 at Boscawen Inn from 2 – 4pm. There will be a member art show and sale. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them from Kinley Drugs or by calling Gill Osmond at 902-634-9626.

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Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts 2017 Studio Tour will take place July 14, 15 & 16. Registration is open only to PCAFA Members in good standing. The fee is $50 and you can register online. Deadline for registration is February 17.

Chester Art Centre presents The Donald Curley Lecture Series 2017. This year’s Curley Series begins on February 5 with an illustrated talk by Dr. Harold Pearse and David Woods, who co-curated the ground-breaking exhibition In This Place: Black Art in Nova Scotia. They’ll describe the challenges and discoveries of mounting the exhibition and their ongoing work in documenting African Nova Scotian visual art history and achievement from the 1880s to the present.
February 19 – Magic in her Hands: the Art of Marie Webb.The youngest woman to have a solo show at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Marie’s work includes drawing, painting and photography.
February 26 – Jayne Wark and Peter Dykhuis will explore two movements, which have marked art in Nova Scotia, Realism and Conceptual art.
Tickets for individual lectures in the series are $15 per person, or buy all four for $50  – coffee, tea and nibbles included. All lectures begin at 2pm at the Chester Art Centre. You can reserve your tickets by email chesterartcentre@ns.aliantzinc.ca or by phone at 902-275-5789.

New to 2017, CFAT will be holding a monthly Crit Night! They know that often studio practices can consist of working alone in an editing suite or studio space. Sometimes all it takes is a second pair of eyes to get some fresh perspective on your work. On the third Wednesday of every month they will meet in the CFAT project room for an open critique. Artists in all stages of their careers are welcome to bring in their current work (works in progress are encouraged!) to receive feedback from the group. CFAT will provide a screen, projector and laptop. Anything else required for viewing must be brought by the artist. All time based works must be under 10 min.

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Residencies

The Banff Centre is offering a Photography Practicum. As part of the Photo Services team, Photography Practicum participants work and learn through exposure to a wide range of projects under the supervision and mentorship of Banff Centre staff, faculty, associated practicums and artists. Practical skills are developed through exposure to all areas of The Banff Centre including the arts, leadership development, mountain culture and conference business. These skills will be applied in studio and on-location for diverse Banff Centre projects. The program strives to fill in the gaps left after formal education by providing a real-world work environment with training and skill building. Candidates should have formal training/education in photography and experience in Photoshop or other post-production programs. Experience managing competing priorities and able to producing to schedule, often while managing several projects at various phases of completion is required.  Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing are essential. Deadline: February 22.

Ayatana presents Drawing Life: Biology for illustration Residency. Biophilia is a series of immersive research residencies for Canadian and international artists interested in biology. This is a specialized Biophilia program for illustrators, drawers and painters to study wildlife and ecology. Drawing Life will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the summer of 2017. The residency will involve twice daily excursions into natural habitats for collection of materials and obsrvation within a wide range of Canadian wilderness. Expeditions into forests, wildlife sanctuaries, farms and research labs will be enriched by biologists, naturalists and experts. Ayatana residencies are designed to enrich the practice of visual and conceptual artists. This residency will host only five or six selected international artists. Ayatana residents are not expected to produce work during the program because the action packed research residencies leave little time free for making art. Deadline to apply: March 15.

The Banff Centre’s Summer Studio Residency. Seek retreat from the everyday and engage in an international community of artists from all disciplines for an intense period of creativity which defines summer at Banff Centre. Summer Studio is a self-directed program in visual arts offering the space, time, and inspiration in which to make new work. This program offers up to five-weeks of intensive studio time and opportunities for interaction, collaboration, and experimentation. Demonstrations in visual art production techniques will be offered, and their knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer support and provide access to our world-class facilities. Take advantage of attending public talks by faculty and artists from around the world who join them in the summer months, or retreat with dedicated time to work in your studio. Residencies during this period can vary between two weeks (minimum) to five weeks. All residencies start on a Monday and end on a Friday. This program invites visual artists working in all mediums including ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital technology, performance, video and sound. Curators, researchers, and other arts professionals are also welcome. Application deadline: March 1.

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The North West River Artist-in-Residence Program is a pilot program which is an initiative of the Labrador Institute and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery/Fine Arts Division, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The program is situated in the Labrador Institute Research Station at North West River, Labrador. The residency is open to artists of all disciplines (including visual arts, film, audio, music, theatre, writing and curatorship). The residency welcomes artists who wish to research, develop and/or produce ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists will be expected to make a community presentation (workshop, public lecture, studio tour, reading, for example). Subject to availability, residencies are from up to 4 to 12 weeks in duration. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art is a valuable opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significant track record of exhibiting. The fellowship duration is 3 months (October-December 2017) and support will be given as a research and travel grant of £1,500/month, plus a grant towards a short pre-residency visit to the British School at Rome.  Applicants must be of British or Commonwealth nationality, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since February 2014). Further information upon this Fellowship is available here. Application fee: £25. Deadline: March 17.

2017 will be the second year for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Artist-in-Residence program. The goal of the six-month residency is to enable an artist to create new work that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing their art practice. They are looking for an artist who wants to help share the stories of Canadian immigration and identity with visitors to the museum. See past projects and application guidelines on their website. The image above is previous AiR (and PAINTS artist) Kyle Jackson working on his project To Those Still at Sea. The successful artist will be expected to spend 16 hours per week on-site and to represent the Museum and interact with the public. The artist must be friendly, outgoing and genuinely enjoy visitor interaction in order for everyone to have a great experience. They must also be willing to talk about their project to the media. The compensation for this six-month program is $15,000.00 including materials. The focus of their second year is a visual art project in the public programming area of the Canadian Immigration Hall exhibition that complements Canada: Day 1, their Canada 150 exhibition which will be on display in the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery. Ideally, the selected project will cover the most highly visible walls over the course of the six-month residency so that the space is still of interest and can be interpreted on days when the artist is not working on-site. Application deadline: March 1.

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Submissions

Call for Exhibitions for Photopolis, the Halifax Festival of Photography (October 1-31, 2017). Photo-based artists, photographers, curators, and galleries are invited to join this city-wide celebration of Photography! Plan an exhibition for Photopolis 2017. Exhibitions are featured in public art galleries, commercial art galleries, artist run galleries, museums, libraries and community centres, as well as alternative exhibition spaces such as studios, cafes, restaurants, foyers or lobbies, university corridors, malls, storefront windows, billboards and other public venues. Photopolis exhibitions include photography shows planned by public and commercial art galleries, as well as exhibitions where photo-based artists/photographers, independent curators or organizations line up venues for photography exhibitions. Registration fee is $175. The online registration deadline for exhibitions is March 31.

Osprey Gallery will be opening on Main Street in Mahone Bay this April. They are currently looking for maritime artists and artisans who would like to sell their work with them on consignment. Please send your information, along with a couple of images or a link to your website, to theospreygallery@gmail.com or call Kerry and Guy Hobbs direct on 902 531 2779 for more information. Deadline for applications is March 3, with all works being at the gallery by March 24.

Applications are open for the Dartmouth Makers Market. Applications are open to all craftspersons and are carefully reviewed by Active Board members. Applications are confidential and juried heavily on the photos submitted. Work is considered for its craft and quality foremost with an emphasis on design, local fabrication and production processes. The board curates each show striving to create a balanced and varied marketplace that reflects the community. Work that meets the shows criteria is then discussed by category on a point, quota and majority vote system. Feel free to ask any questions before applying at: thedartmouthmakers@gmail.com. The Dartmouth Makers are a 100% volunteer run non-profit organization whose goal is to create a vibrant curated marketplace that supports handcrafted and locally made products.

The Dart Gallery has put out a Call for Submissions for mon·o·chrome. For this upcoming show (opening March 10, 2017) artists are invited to submit work of any variety consisting of a monochromatic palette. Black & white and grayscale works may be given preference, but works of any monochromatic palette are welcome. Please see their website for complete application guidelines. Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm on March 5.

Main & Station are seeking outdoor sculptures to be installed in the Parrsboro area. Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display and should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to transport and install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance. Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental and will remain on exhibit for at least one year. Each chosen work will receive an honorarium. Send submission and/or CD/DVD to: Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to fun@hmsnonesuch.com.

Apply to be a part of the 6th Annual Avondale Art Fair & Ginger Fest. Artists will again fill Avondale Sky Winery’s beautiful vineyard grounds on Saturday, June 17, where you will find exceptional juried art, including paintings, jewellery, pottery, glass, sculpture, fiber, leather, photography, iron work and more. To apply visit their website.

St FX University Art Gallery has put out a call for submissions for Creative Resistance: A Collective Exploration of Women’s Stories. Organized and Curated by The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, they welcome all levels of artists to submit pieces for consideration. Please send the selection committee a description of your work, and its relevance to your lived experiences with gender from a female perspective. Email creative.resist@gmail.com or call 902-863-6221. You can also drop off pictures or descriptions to the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association at 219 Main St. Submitted wall works must be ready to be hung. Please consult with the organizers regarding the display of sculpture. The exhibition will be held from March 5 – 19.

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Open Call for Proposals: Uncommon Common Art. Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is an annual site responsive art project that brings visual art out of institutions and into rural communities of Kings County, Nova Scotia between June 1 to October 31. This free event, now in its 10th year, highlights the exceptional location of the Minas Basin Valley. UCA Guidebooks leads residents and visitors to explore the art installations in the communities, nature trails, and country lanes. Their projects expand the relationship of art and nature, and constantly work to make visual art and physical activity a more important part of life in Kings County. The image above is of Barbara Lounder’s piece The Gloaming in 2016. Drawing on the rich geological, historical, and the possible futures of Kings County, Uncommon Common Art 2017 seeks public art installations that frame this landscape through concepts of the terrestrial and the subterranean. This is a visual art project and all media is welcome. Artwork is to be completed and installed by May 25 and removed October 31, 2017. Fees to artist based on CARFAC guidelines. Please send your submissions electronically to uncommoncommonart@gmail.com, subject line “submission”. For the full call for submissions please visit their website. Deadline: March 1.

The StART Festival is seeking submissions by emerging artists working in all artistic disciplines. This includes but is not limited to visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, fiction, sketch comedy, animation, spoken word poetry, and installation art. The work will be displayed, distributed, performed, or screened at the Bus Stop Theatre in either the black box theatre or the lobby space. This will be the START Festival’s fourth year. It will run from Saturday March 25th to Sunday March 26th 2017 at the Bus Stop Theatre. The festival gives artists exposure to new audiences as well as the opportunity to meet like-minded peers working in other disciplines. Along with performances and exhibitions, this year’s festival also features a workshop and social events for participants. Here’s the application form. Deadline: Friday, February 17.
For details, please email startfesthalifax@gmail.com.

Applications are available online for the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival. Thirty-five qualifying plein air artists selected from across North America will compete for more than $6000 in cash and product awards. Applications will be juried by professional artists Bill Rogers and Joy Laking. Application to attend this Festival can be made on line as of January 20, the sales event will take place on June 18. Artists who are accepted to the festival will be provided housing via the Parrsboro Creative hospitality initiative.

The Mary E. Black Gallery is pleased to receive proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists/craftspeople and curators for the year of 2019. Annually, seven shows are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the gallery’s mandate, as Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, to exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft created by aspiring and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible. Year round the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design hosts exhibitions in the Mary E. Black Gallery which educate the public about craft and design and promote the pursuit of excellence in the craft community. Submissions must include the following: a letter of intent/proposal and support material, including a list of works to be exhibited, images and your CV. Proposals and support material must be submitted via Dropbox link to administration@craft-design.ns.ca by 4pm on March 30, 2017.

The Antigonish Art Fair is a non-profit organization which has three simple goals: they work to support new artists, of all ages, in the community; they aim to build a reputation as being the cultural centre of eastern Nova Scotia; and the Art Fair works to bring more activity to downtown Antigonish. To achieve these goals, the Antigonish Art Fair presents a set of five events celebrating the artists of Nova Scotia. Chisholm Park will be full of fantastic performances to view and an array of wonderful art, artisanal goods, and multicultural food to purchase. If you are interested in being an artist at the 2017 Art Fair you can apply online.

The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Society is inviting artists to submit expressions of interest in displaying works of sculpture at the Historic Gardens. A few years ago, in partnership with the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, the Historic Gardens started incorporating sculpture into the Gardens on a seasonal basis. The Society is continuing its commitment to arts in the community and promoting the relationship between arts and gardens by acting as an outdoor gallery for the display of sculpture.  The Gardens is seeking new pieces to display on a temporary basis, with the opportunity for the artist to sell their piece(s) through agreement with the Historic Gardens. You can find the full call for applications on their website. Please send exhibition proposals to: Sculpture Advisory Committee Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, P.O. Box 278 Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0 or e-mail to: hort@historicgardens.com. Deadline to display for the 2017 season: March 3.

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts is seeking registrants for 2017 Studio Tour. Registration is open only to PCAFA Members in good standing. The fee is $50. If you wish to register using the online form, please click here. When you have completed and submitted the form, directions for payment using PayPal will be provided. You can also print the membership form and send payment (cheque payable to Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts) by mail. Send payment by mail to: Philip Hodges, 173 Langley Avenue,Toronto, Ontario M4K 1B8. Registration closes February 17.

The Art Gallery de Lorraine invites submissions for its upcoming online art exhibition: Colors of Life. All artists and photographers, national and international are encouraged to submit artwork that may range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. The Art Gallery de Lorraine is an online art gallery dedicated to providing alternative exhibition space for artists outside the commercial gallery system. Online exhibition is April 1 – 30, 2017.  Deadline for entries: March 15.

The Teichert Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is currently accepting submissions. New works are juried biweekly by their volunteer accessions committee who meet every other Monday. The deadline for submission is every other Sunday before 3pm. Artists may submit up to five works at a time. Please have your works titled (title should be written on the back of the work along with your name) and attach or email your biography, CV, or both. You will need to determine the sale price for you work. The gallery’s commission rate is 35%. If you are unsure about pricing your work they encourage you to browse around the gallery and look at comparable works. Works may be dropped off anytime during gallery hours, no need to set up an appointment. For more information see their submission guidelines.

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Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

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ACADIA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Annual Acadia Art Exhibition, January 14 – March 1.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Boreal Reverie, Tamika Knutson; Gallery 2: We Are the Griots, Monique Anderson, Michael Davies Cole, Bria Miller & Jade Peek, curated by Jade Peek; Gallery 3: The Living Heritage, Building Bridges with Art Works from Raghurajpur, India, Kshitish Das, February 14 – 18. Opening receptions: Friday, February 17, 5:30 – 7pm.
Gallery 1: Two’s Company, Trevor Novak & Tamsin Sloots; Gallery 2: Surfaces and Subtleties, Vicky Gallagher, Shelby Johnson & Steven Zuo; Gallery 3: La vie à vélo, Chris Shapones & Susie Shapones, February 28 – March 4. Opening receptions: February 27, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Ticky Tacky, Damien Webb, February 18 – March 11. Opening Reception: February 18, 1:30 – 3:30pm.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Autism Arts, June 23 – May 28. Return to Nova Scotia, September 17 – February 20. Confederation – 150 Years: 23 Prime Ministers, October 22 – March 26. The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976–2016, February 4 – May 28. Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective, ongoing.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: After Image, works from the permanent collection. Emily Falencki, November 19 – April 23.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Black & White with Red, ARCAC Members, ​February 12 – March 25. Mym Gallery: Colours in Motion, Jeannie Allen, February 12 – 25.

ARTZONE, HALIFAX: Urban Construct, Intangible Thoughts, Endless Possibilities. Member Artist Show.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: ProletariART: The People’s Art Exhibition and Photomatic Travelling Tintype Studio, Karen Stentaford, February 3 – April 13.

CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: Statements: recent works from The Black Artists Network, Julian Covey, Anja Clyke, Jonathan Cromwell, Louise DeLisle, Letitia Fraser, Angel Gannon, Wendilee Poitras, Debra Strong, Jasmine Wongus, curated by David Woods, February 8 – 25.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Bird’s Flyin’ High, Rhonda Barrett, February 2 – 28.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Corpus Melliferous, Ruth Marsh, February 2 – 26. Extension: Unfinished business: part 2, Bryan Maycock, February 1 – 26. Call and Response: Collages and Paintings, Terri Whetstone, March 2 – April 2, Opening Reception March 1,  7 – 9pm, Discussion & Demonstration Workshop March 4, 1:30 – 3pm.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey, January 13 – April 9.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Imaginary Garden, Monika Wright, February 8 – March 10.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Cord, Barbara Lounder, February 10 – March 5.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: I too am in the Anthropocene, Shasta Grant, January 15 – February 26.

KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX: Companions to the Body, sophia bartholomew: Studio Residency, January 16 –  April 21.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Golden Moons, Frances Dorsey; Exuvia, Rachel Morouney, January 27 – March 19.

MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: Bread and Circuses, Megan Connors, February 3 – 28.

MCCARTHY GALLERY, TRURO: The Sarah Diaries, Anna Horsnell Wade, February 2 – 24.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: How Do I Look? February 11 – April 9. Sculpture, Tove Storch, February 25 – April 9. Artist’s Talk: February 25, 2 pm.

MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY, NEW GLASGOW: Secrets Codes: African Nova Scotia Picture and Narrative Quilts, until February 28.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: Partitions, Patrick Rapati: February 18 – March 24. Opening reception February 18, 1pm.

PORT LOGGIA GALLERY (NSCAD), HALIFAX: Je vous emmène, Geneviève Brideau, February 10 – 21.

ROSS CREEK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANNING: Each Zone, A Mantle, Dave LeRue, Jonah McKay and Ian Funke-McKay, December 19 – March 15.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Alas, Lorraine Field, January 14 – March 5.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery Artists, February 1 – 28.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Abstract, Romeo Savoie and selected gallery artists, February 3 – March 1.

LE TRÉCARRÉ, POINT-DE-L’ÉGLISE: Hors Confort, Cora Anne Belliveau, Nadine Belliveau, Annette Comeau, Denise Comeau, Jocelyne Comeau, Rolande Comeau, Noella De Mille, Christophe Dol, Alvina LeBlanc, Jay LeBlanc, Elizabeth Lore, Diane Nadon, Valérie Nadon, Isao Sanami-Morrill, Dany Sheehy and Dianne Surette. Opened January 9.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Postcards from Cuba, Kathleen Flanagan, February 2 – 26.

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