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VANS Newsletter #426
July 12, 2018


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

If you are an emerging artist committed to your practice but in need of some guidance you shouldapply for the VANS 2018-19 Mentorship Program! Each year the program selects 4 emerging artists and pairs them with mentors for a 10-month long program in order to help mentees work towards their goals. We are also accepting applications from professional artists interested in being mentors. The full call for applications can be found here, but if you have any questions please contact us at 866-225-8267 or Deadline: July 16 at 9:30am.  If you want to see what the current Mentorship Program participants have been working on, please visit Conversations: the 2017-18 Mentorship Program Exhibition at the Craig Gallery, from July 12 – 29.

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Please join us for the opening of Conversations: the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2017-18 Mentorship Program Exhibition on July 11 at 6pm! Highlighting the talents of emerging artists NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen Langlois, Conversations also includes work from mentors anna sprague, Kim Morgan, Emily Falencki and Terri Whetstone. There will also be an artist talk by the mentees on July 14 at 2pm. Since the Mentorship Program’s inception in 2006, Visual Arts Nova Scotia has successfully paired emerging artists with established artists to take part in a 10-month mentorship. The Mentorship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging artists to develop both their creative process and professional skills, thus building the foundation for a successful career in the visual arts. For information on the program visit our website. The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 Mentorship Program is July 16.
Conversations is at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing July 12 – 29.
Opening: Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8pm.
Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2pm.

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.  After receiving her BFA from NSCAD University in 2011, she worked at Visual Arts Nova Scotia as the Programming Coordinator until 2015. She has since worked as the Administrative Coordinator at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia. She is currently a co-director of Hermes Artist-Cooperative and has served on the boards of NSCAD University, Eyelevel Gallery, and the Halifax Crafters Society. Her work has been shown at Eyelevel Gallery, the Peterborough Art Gallery, the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Hermes, White Rabbit Open Air Artist Residency, the Centre for Art Tapes and has been supported by grants from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia announces the departure of Executive Director Briony Carros on April 20th. Briony has been with VANS for over 16 years and has served as Executive Director for 14 of them. If you want to say farewell feel free to drop by the VANS office this week. She won’t be going far, though; she is becoming the new Director of Arts Nova Scotia and we wish her all the best! Briony says: I will miss VANS but I’m not leaving the arts community, in fact I will be serving a larger constituency by taking on the role of Director at Arts Nova Scotia. Thank you to all the members, artists and administrators I’ve worked with and come to know as friends and colleagues; your support and contributions have served as inspiration for me and I look forward to making new connections in the years to come.

Remembering Susan Wood. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of artist, member and friend, Susan Wood. Susan was a long-standing member of VANS and had served on our Board of Directors since 2014. Her thoughtful input and support made an invaluable impact on the vibrancy of our organization. VANS was also fortunate to have Susan participate as a mentor early on in our Mentorship Program. When Susan first offered to be a mentor, she recounted a story of how pivotal mentorship was in her own career as an artist and how she wanted pass on that experience to another generation of emerging artists. Her spirit of generosity and dedication to art practice made her a natural mentor and she continued to champion the program for its vital role in the arts community. She will be missed by so many, and VANS would like to pass on our sincere condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Susan’s obituary was published in the Chronicle Herald. There was a Celebration of Life for Susan on Friday, March 9 at The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Thanks to all the VANS members who have already renewed their memberships for 2018! If you haven’t yet renewed your VANS membership (since October 2017) then it expired on December 31, 2017 but renewing is easy to do! You can renew your membership online, in person, over the phone, or by mail.

  • MAIL: Complete a membership renewal form and mail it with your cheque or money order, payable to Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7.
  • PHONE: Call us at 902-423-4694 during regular business hours (9:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday) and renew your membership with a credit card.
  • ONLINE: Visit our website and pay online using the secure PayPal, which also accepts credit cards.
  • IN PERSON: Come say “hi” at the VANS office (1113 Marginal Road) and you can pay with a cheque, cash, or credit card. Unfortunately, we can’t take debit.

We hope that you will renew your membership for 2018 and continue supporting activities and programs like our professional development workshops, En Route Artist Talk Series, VANS in Residence, PAINTS, Open Grants, Subsidized Studio, Mentorship Program, and Visual Arts News. See our website for a full list of membership benefits.

At the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Susan Gibson Garvey was awarded the Portia White Prize, which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in their discipline. The $25,000 prize is given to an established artist who selects a protégé, who is an emerging artist or cultural organization. The protégé receives $7,000 the total prize. The Visual Arts Nova’s Mentorship Program was honoured with the Protégé Award by Susan, which will be used to continue supporting emerging artists in our program for years to come. We are thrilled and so grateful! For over forty years, Susan Gibson Garvey has been active in the visual arts community as an artist, curator, educator, critic, and public gallery director. This includes 17 years at Dalhousie Art Gallery where she organized over 100 exhibitions and published numerous essays and articles focusing on contemporary artists from the Atlantic region. To read more about Susan Gibson Garvey click here.

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Small Towns: Big Art, a symposium for sparking rural creativity, will take place in Bridgewater August 10 – 11! This weekend will be strongly discussion-based on how we can learn from each others challenges, ideas and successful to help each other’s awesome creative initiatives thrive in our rural communities. Please check out more information on their website where you can find the agenda. They would love to hear about what you’d like to discuss and learn about from other folks across NS and beyond.

Community Groups + Galleries can still apply for Nocturne! Do you have a great idea about how you can connect your business or organization to the 2018 festival theme NOMADIC RECIPROCITY and want to participate in Nocturne? The magic of Nocturne is, in part, created by various participating galleries and community groups who put the festival in their programming, year after year. Galleries and Community groups are selected through a juried process. An application is required for consideration to be an official Nocturne: Art at Night event. No funding is provided for these projects. Deadline: July 15.

Artist/painter Michael Greer’s painting “Eve” was selected to be part of the Society of Canadian Artists’ 50th International Open Juried Exhibition at the Papermill Gallery, Toronto. The show will also be featured online at during the run of the show, which runs from July 24-August 19, 2018. For more on Michael and his work, including “Eve”, please go to

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Call for participants for a research study on Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada. In May 2018, the Canada Council for the Arts began working with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a team of university researchers in order to carry out a study which aims to document the Deaf and disability arts practices in Canada.
Led by a team composed of Deaf, disabled, and allied researchers and artists from various universities, this research will contribute to a better understanding of:

  1. the issues surrounding Deaf and disability arts;
  2. collaborations between Deaf and disability arts sectors and art sectors more broadly and;
  3. practices which allow for the recognition, support, and promotion of the practices of Deaf and disability artists.

Approximately 30 Deaf and disabled artists as well as 50 members of artistic and cultural organizations will be consulted in June, July, and August 2018. Are you a member of an artistic or cultural organization who would like to participate in a focus group? Are you a Deaf or disabled artist who would like to participate in an interview? You are invited to contact the research team at the following email address: For more information, including links to this call in French and ASL, see their website or the Facebook event.

Hallie Watson’s show, The Treasure Project, opens at the Saint John Arts
Centre on July 6th and continues to August 31st. The image/text pieces
in the show can also be viewed on her website

Photographers – have you considered joining ViewPoint Gallery? ViewPoint Gallery is the only gallery in Halifax dedicated solely to photography. Since its founding in 2000 ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 180 exhibitions, bringing Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors. In January 2008, ViewPoint moved to its current location at 1272 Barrington Street, in downtown Halifax. With the new location came an expansion of its operations, including Open Print Reviews and Guest Speakers, and a partnership with to provide educational classes within the gallery’s new space. As an arts co-op, ViewPoint thrives on an active and committed membership. The gallery offers several levels of membership, all of which include access to the gallery’s new Epson SureColor 7900 printer. Membership details can be found on their website.

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2018 Sobey Art Award. The work of all five will be featured in a group exhibition opening October 3, 2018 at the National Gallery of Canada. One of the artists will take home the $100,000 first prize, to be awarded November 14 in Ottawa. As one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art prizes, the Sobey Art Award is presented annually to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. By choosing one nominee from each of the five regions of Canada, the Sobey Art Award provides visibility and financial support to young Canadian contemporary artists, while also offering an opportunity to exchange ideas and to learn about different artistic and curatorial practices from across the country. The five shortlisted artists contending for the grand prize are: From the Atlantic region: Jordan Bennett; From Québec: Jon Rafman; From Ontario: Kapwani Kiwanga; From the Prairies and the North: Joi T. Arcand; From the West Coast and the Yukon: Jeneen Frei Njootli.

Peer Gallery, a contemporary art co-operative in Lunenburg, exhibits On and Off the Wall at the Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Public Archives in Halifax, September 8 – 28, 2018. The exhibit is 2- and 3D from 15 current members. A gallery in its 17th remarkable season. The Power of Cooperation: Support, unpressured, new expressions, cost sharing. Bringing the Lunenburg to Halifax – bringing Halifax to Lunenburg: A dedicated display focuses on Lunenburg: the Lunenburg Art Map, Lunenburg School of the Arts, LAMP and the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts and more. Member artists exhibit locally, Canada and US.

The Maritime Painted Saltbox is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Come celebrate with artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais on the South Shore of Nova Scotia – 265 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere. For the Month of May, they are open Wednesday-Sunday & Holiday Mondays from 10am- 5pm.

ART= WORK T-Shirts Available! VANL-CARFAC is excited to be re-launching the ART=WORK campaign in partnership with the Mary MacDonald Foundation. This joint fundraiser will support visual artists, curators, and art workers living in Newfoundland and Labrador through programs and awards distributed by their organizations. The T-shirts are $20 each and come in sizes include, XS (ladies S), S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

Makers Art Market & Creation Space is an exciting new business opening in Windsor, NS. It is a non-profit social enterprise that will serve as a place of learning, sharing, gathering, buying, selling, creating, and, obviously making! They intend to evolve to the needs of artists and of our community. Windsor Makers have secured a site, and are presently undergoing significant renovations with the intent of opening their doors in April. Makers is a place where the community can learn, teach, tinker, gather, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, build, create, buy and sell. Now they need instructors! Virtually no art genre is off the table. They want to hear from those of you who could offer to teach classes at Makers. You identify the classes and they will find the students and you can teach (and keep the mess) at Makers! They are also seeking supplies for workshops and artwork to sell on consignment in their retail site. They need members! Use Makers rather than building your studio. Use their equipment and support our efforts to deliver this incredible space to our community. Visit their website and Facebook page for more info.

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Awards and Scholarships

AFCOOP’s filmmaking grants support the production of local independent films through in-kind equipment and resources. There are grants that are open to the public as well as some that are only open to AFCOOP Full Members. Application forms can be downloaded on-line or can be picked up in person at the AFCOOP office. There are five types of grants available including the Super 8 Bursary, The First Thing (which provides resources and training to make your first film), Feedback Loop, the Analogue Film Grant, and the Independent Filmmakers Grant. Deadline: August 1.

Apply for an Arts NS project grant for publishing! This program is designed to stimulate literary arts’ production, dissemination, and commissioning. These project grants will be used to support developmental artistic activities and audience or community engagement initiatives. It’s designed to assist in the growth and development of the publishing field and the exploration of new models of publishing activity. Deadline: September 15.

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Responding to the expressed needs of the community, the 4Cs Foundation, Halifax’s only source of grants for community arts, announces a new grant for community arts activities. They are calling these new grants SEED grants as they provide funding to explore, to test ideas, to try new methods and to respond to emerging issues and opportunities within a community. Groups, organizations and community artist leaders are eligible and invited to apply for a SEED grant. Two categories of funding make grants are available for up to $3000.00.  There are no deadlines for applying. The process is agile and responsive, with a short turn around between applying and hearing back on your application. See the 4Cs Foundation website for detailed criteria and eligibility information. The SEED grants continue the 4Cs Foundation community arts capacity building work by funding the development of new ideas and approaches for community arts with artists, groups and organizations. If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Terri Whetstone, 4Cs Foundation Executive Director 902-422-4805. Deadline: Ongoing.

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The Art Halifax Festival is on July 22 – 26 and they are offering great workshops like Landscape Work with a Palette Knife on July 20 – 23 and a Portrait Workshop on July 24 – 26. Check out their website for a complete list of Art Halifax Festival events.

Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery has lots of great classes coming up, including: Watercolour Painting with Margaret Wiles Mondays 1 – 3:30 pm from June 11 to October 1; Acrylic Painting with Diana Vertis McIsaacon Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30 – 3:30pm from June 12 to October 2. They are also offering Copperplate Etching with Bob Morouney 9am – 4:30pm, July 11, 18 and 25 and Handbuilt Pottery with Melanie Landau 1 – 3:30pm on June 21 & 28; July 6 & 13; August 3 & 10; and September 7 & 14. They are also offering workshops including a series of three Golden Artist Colors workshops and a free demo session led by Andrea Warren, as well as Drawing and Painting the Face with Soft Pastel with Jean Hearst on July 27, 10am – 1pm, Monotype Printing: An Introduction with Archan Knotz on  August 3 or August 9, from 10am – 1pm, and Artist Trading Cards with Laurell Hamilton on July 28 from 10am – 4pm. To register for classes or workshops or for inquiries, email:  or call 902-661-3205 or 902-667-8555.

Try your hand at a variety of textile and weaving workshops at LaHave Weaving Studio in Lunenburg this summer. “Embellish!”, “Unfolding the Mysteries of Pattern”, “Intro to Tapestry”, “Learn to Spin”, 4 mini textile field trips, and a variety of weaving workshops. or call Lesley Armstrong 902-220-5430.

Starting June 5, Janet Doble will be offering Tuesday night pottery classes for the summer, except July, in Parrsboro. Come join her at Art Lab in Parrsboro for a fun evening of playing with clay. Participants will have the choice of using local red earthenware clay or imported white earthenware clay. There is an endless possibility of things that can be made, whimsical functional dishes, planters, serving platters for your favourite meal, or be creative with a sculptural piece. Each piece can be decorated and glazed to produce useable dinnerware or garden sculpture. Classes will be 6 – 8pm every Tuesday, at Art Lab Studios & Gallery and the cost for all 4 classes is $150. All Materials, glazes, and firing are all included in the cost of the classes. For more information or to register please contact Janet at 902-499-0431 or 902-254-2834.

Sherbrooke Village will be hosting a 4-day painting workshop August 20 – 23. The village offers a wealth of material for painting and has inspired instructor, Susan Paterson for many years. Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is proficient in both watercolour and oil painting and students can choose to work in either one. She’ll be demonstrating various techniques in both mediums and then students will work at their own pace on the subject of their choice. Susan will guide students in drawing, composition, perspective and colour mixing. Each evening the class will get together for a short critique, conversation and socializing. Visit Susan’s website at

Take a workshop at Art Lab in Parrsboro this summer! There are a variety of workshops on offer, including Plein Air with Watercolours and Richard Sneary on June 18 & 19, Demystifying Encaustic with Lynn Rotin  July 14 – 15, and Watercolour Painting with Joy Laking on August 11. There are even more in the fall, like Stone Carving with Heather Lawson on October 13, so check out the Art Lab or the Parrsboro Creative website for more details and registration info.

Great workshops coming up at ARTsPLACE!  Carrie Allison-Goodfellow’s Botanical Drawing for Beginners is over 2 days on July 14 & 15, 10 – 4pm. Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and, Unexpected Materials with Amanda McCavour is August 25 & 26, 10am – 4pm and will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine embroidery and Sulky® water-soluble stabilizers. ARCAC members get a discount. See their website for more info and to register.

Three day acrylic painting workshop with Sandi Komst on September 12, 13 & 14 at the Fraser Cultural Center in Tatamagouche. Get ready to capture the light! These three days will be spent painting from your own photos sketches, with demonstrations daily, and exercises designed to help you see, understand and capture light at different times of day and in different atmospheric conditions. Come prepared to paint, learn and have fun. Space is limited so book early. Cost is $225. For registration and information contact Mary Weckman 902 893 9271 or

Register for their summer workshops at The Lunenburg School of the Arts now! They are offering a ton of fun options taught by excellent instructors. Workshops include: Egg Tempera Painting with Tom and William Forrestall on July 16 – 20; Bowl-O-Rama Ceramics Workshop with Doug Bamford and Marla Benton on July 30 – August 3; A Lunenburg Sketch About with Emma FitzGerald on August 13 – 17 and Summer Screen Printing with Maria Doering on August 20 – 24. They are also offering a Youth Art Week with Jason Skinner and Marla Benton on August 13 – 17. See their website or call Hilda at 902-640-2013.

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Arts Nova Scotia is hiring an Indigenous Arts Administrator! This is approximately a 4-month position from September to December 2018. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills and arts administration capacity. You will also gain work experience and knowledge in all areas of art administration across a variety of Arts Nova Scotia’s programs. The Indigenous Arts Administrator program is a pilot program created by Canadian Public Arts Funders, intended to build capacity for increased inclusion of Indigenous voices within provincial arts funders and provide tangible learning, work experience and professional development for Indigenous arts administrators. Deadline: July 13.

Think Marketing, a creative marketing think tank, is searching for an Art Director to join their team. You must have a minimum of 5 years experience developing high-end design, advertising and digital solutions for small and large organizations; Exceptional conceptual thinking skills with the ability to apply to any medium available in today’s marketing arena; Excellent knowledge of design and typography; Extensive knowledge and practical application of modern web design, usability, and emerging trends, and experience working collaboratively with Web Developers, and more. Check out the full job description here.

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Kent Monkman Studio is hiring a full time Studio Manager in Toronto. They are looking for a driven and motivated self starter with an attention for detail and a love of lists/organization. The job entails managing a studio with 10 full time employees, organizing and upkeeping all existing studio systems and implementing new efficiencies. The studio manager will screen all incoming emails, schedule meetings and maintain the calendar. This is a full time position (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. They strongly encourage Indigenous and LGBTQ2S applicants. We are looking to have this position filled by a person with management and administrative experience. For more information see their Facebook post.

ORB, a growing toy company in HRM, is hiring a Product Designer. In response to continued growth and success, their Product Design Team is growing and they are looking the ideal person to fill a designer role in the Halifax, NS office. As the ideal candidate you are an innovative and creative thinker with a strong connection to your inner child! You have a playful design sense and can communicate your ideas through sketches and prototypes. You feel equally comfortable designing for 2D or 3D concepts. Using Illustrator and Photoshop are second nature to you and you love learning new skills. You’re efficient and flexible and easily adapt to changing priorities in this fast-paced environment. For the full job description please visit their website.

Paint Nite Halifax is looking for a part time lead artist/event host. At Paint Nite they walk inexperienced painters through a simple painting step by step in a restaurant/bar setting. They are not an art class, but more of an art party and they’re looking for someone with experience in acrylic painting that is able to speak (on a microphone) to a group of people to make painting fun! Your position would consist of bringing the supplies from the storage unit to the venue, setting up the venue and then instructing a group of people through a painting. At the end of the event you would then clean up the venue and bring the supplies back to their storage unit located in downtown Halifax. Priority will be given to someone that has their own vehicle – if you do not have a vehicle, they are interested in hiring an assistant as well. This position requires you to meet the artist at the venue to help with set up and take down, and during the event you would be taking photos, giving helpful tips and keeping everyone stocked up with supplies. There would be 2 to 3 events per week as a part-time employee in the Halifax area (Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Lower Sackville). Paint Nite shifts typically go from 5 – 10pm on weekdays and 11am – 4pm or 1 – 6pm on weekends. Check out the paintings on their website and if interested, please contact

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Calling all artists in Nova Scotia working in the Deaf and disability arts communities! Join Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts for an information session about arts funding opportunities, specifically designed for individual artists working in Deaf and Disability Arts. The Information Session will be Monday, July 23, 6 – 8:30pm at Lindsay Children’s Room of the Halifax Central Library. Staff will also be available for one-on-one meetings with artists on July 24 from 1 – 8pm at Arts Nova Scotia, by appointment only. RSVP to Lauren Williams at

You are invited to attend the Broad Cove Community Association’s Mural Unveiling and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 15 from 2-3:30 PM at the Broad Cove Hall, 7137 Highway 331. The organization is excited to reveal this addition to their community hall, made possible through the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg with funds from the Canada 150 project. Local artist and illustrator, Anna Bald, has created three large colorful panels examining the effect of 150 years of colonization and global climate change on the ecosystem of a rural seaside village.

The Wapikoni Cinema on Wheels Screening is Saturday, July 14, 9pm in the AFCOOP Parking Lot, 5663 Cornwallis St. Suite. 101, in Halifax. AFCOOP is pleased to co-present a FREE outdoor screening of shorts made through Wapikoni Mobile!
As part of Wapikoni Mobile’s first-ever coast-to-coast tour last year, Wapikoni – Cinema on Wheels visited various communities and urban centres across the country. Now, the projection van is on the road once again – to help bridge the gap between communities by showing a selection of amazing short films directed by Indigenous youth. These are our stories!

The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival is coming up! This juried event showcases the art of 50+ Nova Scotian folk artists working in wood, metal, fibre, paint, pencil and found items. The festival will be Sunday, August 5 from 12 – 4pm at the Lunenburg War Memorial Arena, 19 Green Street, Lunenburg, NS.

Paint Peggy’s Cove is July 14-16, 10am – 5pm. During this three day event artists from several provinces will be bringing brushes, oils, watercolours, pastels, pencils and setting up on the rocks, wharfs and park areas to create new works inspired by this unique Nova Scotian community. Artists will be on site all three days: Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, and Monday 16th of July, between 10am and 5pm. Once complete, each day’s works, as well as studio pieces by the same artists, will be on view and for sale in a large Mongolian yurt (round tent) located a short walk from the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. There will be demonstrations by local artisans in jewellery, pottery, woodworking and sculpture. A children’s art tent located next to the yurt in Peggy’s Cove, will offer free creative activities.

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Take part in the Textile Conversations at LaHave Weaving Studio. There’s  Sandra Brownlee on Thursday, August 23 from 4:30-6pm.

Small Towns Big Art Conference in Bridgewater August 10 – 11! This weekend will be strongly discussion-based on how we can learn from each others challenges, ideas and successful to help each other’s awesome creative initiatives thrive in our rural communities. Please check out more information on their website where you can find the agenda. They would love to hear about what you’d like to discuss and learn about from other folks across NS and beyond.

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the creation of a weekly Craft Together Group. The group will meet weekly for a 2 hour drop-in session of crafting in a friendly, group atmosphere. The studio will be open to those wanting to work on existing projects, start something new, or pick up a new craft. Please bring a project with you. Limited amounts of materials and equipment will be available for those not sure where to begin! Craft Together Group will be hosted by Emily MacDonald and Olivia Ball. Between them they have experience in knitting, crochet, felting, hand and machine sewing, wool spinning, making stuffed dolls and toy animals, embroidery, painting and drawing. They are happy to help with projects, or to guide participants who wish to pick up a new skill. We hope that participants will forge friendships at the group, and will help to support and encourage each other in their craft process. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cookies will be served at the group. Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $2 per week. The group is open to everyone, although young children will need adult supervision. The first weekly meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 13.  Anyone who would like to attend, but would have difficulty due to lack of transportation or mobility difficulties, is encouraged to contact Olivia Ball at or 902-258-2533.

Four commercial art galleries in Halifax are presenting the Halifax Talks Art series Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8pm.  On September 19th Studio 21 is offering Building your collection: Prints, paintings and more, and the final talk is at Secord Gallery on October 3 with What to do with your art once you have it: Framing and Installation.

Main & Station is hosting a Saturday morning life drawing session. Main & Station’s Life Drawing sessions are Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm with a half hour break. This is an uninstructed session. They provide the facility, the seating, and the model. They will also have some drawing boards available on a first come, first served basis. You bring your own supplies. Some paper will be provided.

Inspired by the surroundings that envelop White Point Beach Resort and the 7400 km coastline of Nova Scotia, SEA’spired Outdoor Sculpture Show is a celebration of the sea. Starting Sunday, May 6 and continuing until October 8, you are invited to meander and stroll along the shoreline to discover more than 30 sculptures by a collection of 18 Nova Scotian artists. White Point is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with this collection of artists in presenting this intimate and unique presentation of their works in their outdoor gallery, in honour of their 90th Anniversary. Curated by Gift Shop Manager, Cathie Pincombe, this show promises to be one of the most dynamic to be enjoyed in 2018. Sea’spired Artists include Franz Fraitzl, Tom Alway & Peter Blais, Brad Hall, Sarah Irwin, Mary Jane Lundy, Beverly McInnes, Jan Hull, and Shauna MacLeod.

Fort Sackville Foundation is hosting Painting at Scott Manor, Art in the Making 2018, at 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford, on Saturdays from July 7 to August 11. Come and find your inspiration to paint on the grounds of Scott Manor House. Complete information and registration form are available here.

The Canadian Craft Federation/FCMA’s 13th national contemporary craft conference titled Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community and Tourism, will take place in Nova Scotia from October 10th – 15th, 2018. This national event will highlight the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development. By exploring the positive impact of craft practice on both physical and virtual communities, the conference will share information on craft culture’s role in enhancing the sense of belonging, understanding, and appreciation of community members, leading to happier, healthier, more positive social interactions. Through the presentations, workshops, networking sessions and cultural events of Placemaking, the use of culture as an impetus for positive change will drive conversation through creation, expression, sharing and celebration. In partnership with Craft Nova Scotia, Craft Alliance, NSCAD University, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Lunenburg School of Art and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, this year’s event includes more collaboration than ever before. There will be a limited number of seats available at all these events. Stay tuned for more details – coming soon.

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The deadline is fast approaching for the Visual Arts Nova Scotia/ Lumière Artist in Residence program in Sydney, NS. This is a great opportunity for artists to work and live in Sydney and present their work at Lumière’s Art-at-Night Festival on September 29! It’s a 5-week residency from August 27 – September 30, 2018 for 40 hour/week. Approximately 30% of the time will be dedicated to community based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations and 70% to the artist’s own work. The selected artist will receive a studio space and accommodations in Sydney, as well as a $2500 stipend. Questions? Contact Carri at Visual Arts NS at 866-225-8267 or Deadline: Monday, July 16.

Artist-in-residence opportunity in Annapolis Royal! Lucky Rabbit & Co. is an artist’s’ collective in Annapolis Royal, NS. They have a small apartment with kitchenette on the third floor (shared bath during the day, second floor). Studio and retail opportunities available. Join them for a residency. The minimum stay is one week and they have reasonable, artist-friendly rates. Talk to Deb Kuzyk at or 902-532-0928.

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Chester Art Centre is more than excited to be hosting an Artist in Residence opportunity with internationally recognized ceramic artist, Teresa Bergen, who will share working space in her studio and offer self-contained accommodation above the studio, located minutes outside Chester. The time frame of the residency is the 2 months from September 15 to November 15, 2018. The Centre will offer the chosen artist a $2,000 stipend for the 2 months, and will reimburse the artist the cost of rental of the apartment and of the shared studio space. The chosen artist will be expected to engage the community with activities such as teaching a workshop at the Centre, exhibiting the final project, hosting a lecture or talk at the Centre, or any other activities which the artist may propose. For more information and an Application Form please go to the Chester Art Centre’s website. Deadline: July 22.

The airCRAFT Emerging Artists Residency at The Centre for Craft NS strives to support emerging artists taking the next steps in their careers. Through a 9-month residency the Centre will work with each resident one-on-one to individualize and tailor the program to suit their particular objectives for their art careers. Whether the resident would like to pursue a career in production or to create a new body of work to exhibit in galleries, this residency is for them to explore and develop their practice towards the next step in their career. With studios in Ceramics, Wood, Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile the program supports up to 3 participants. Deadline: August 17.

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency in the Central Pacific Coastal area of Costa Rica provides artists with a tranquil and inspirational space where they can immerse themselves in their individual projects. There, artists are encouraged to be self-directed and pursue their personal, creative objectives. The program focuses on furnishing artists with luxury accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can be worked on, and creativity can flourish. At the Mauser EcoHouse artists can expect a lush jungle setting on our 1.5 acres of land. The property contains numerous indigenous fruit trees, edible plants, herbs and a working greenhouse. Two banana circle composts andfive swales are also on the site. Pricing: $16-$35 per night depending on length of stay and private or shared room. Deadline: Ongoing.

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people at Women’s Studio Workshop. Their Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing a limited edition artist’s book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. Deadline: All applications must be physically mailed and postmarked by November 15.

New residency program at Beaver Dam Farm in Nova Scotia. Starting in mid June or first of July, they are holding week long Artist Residency programs. They’d like to host experienced artists at their beautiful farm. Artists who are able to work independently taking advantage of all the farm’s facilities. There are a few more details on their Facebook page.

The SPiN Artist Residency at Pikes Ibiza is an art escape that engages in creating a better world through art. Without the pressures from normal daily life, the attending artists will engage in progressive ideas, take risks and have mutual dialogue with other international artists. In addition to painters, sketch artists and print makers, the residency accepts writers, photographers, videographers, new media artists and graphic designers. At the end of the month they organize a group gallery show for all of the art residents at Pikes. This is a funded residency with little or no cost to the artists. Residents share an open studio space. They also have a 9 meter weather proof geodesic dome that will be available to work in. Residents can work in their studio space for 7 days a week, at all hours. Depending on the scheduling of the rooms, selected artists can choose to attend for a one (1) week, two (2) week or a full month period. This residency has been formulated to encourage creative, experimental thinking and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Each artist will work among a community of artistic fellows while creating art through an autonomous and unrestricted working atmosphere. Deadline: September 15.

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Visual Arts Gallery have partnered to offer a funded summer residency and exhibition. We welcome applications from emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists working in all media, and especially those interested in community engagement, social practice, and socially-engaged works. Artists will reside at the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists duplex as they develop new work for the exhibit. The residency start date is flexible depending on the needs of the artist and proposed project, but can last anywhere between four to eight weeks. The University of Illinois, Springfield is funding a summer residency in Enos Park. It can be up to eight weeks in duration, beginning as early as June 1st and ending by August 4th. The stipend is $1,000 and the housing costs of $200 per month will be covered. At the conclusion of the residency, the artist will hold a show in the Visual Arts Gallery on the UIS campus. Deadline: August 1

The Nonesuch Residency program offers residencies in Parrsboro, NS and Montreal, QC. The Nonesuch mission is to have fun and to encourage artistic activity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community involvement. Residencies are available to established and emerging visual, literary, sound and performance artists as well as philosophers, historians and anyone else whose application is accepted. Nonesuch Residents in Parrsboro will be offered accommodation in one of the following: the third floor apartment of Main & Station, a room in a ground level 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of town, a cottage perched on a cliff overlooking the Minas Basin, or a billet in a private residence. Standard residencies can last from 2 to 4 weeks. For more information please visit their website. Deadline for applications: ongoing.

Apply today for 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Fiber Residency in Mexico. 360 Xochi Quetzal is an artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, visual artists, fiber artists, new media artists, dancers and string musicians working with fiber materials or content are all welcome to apply for a free one month residency from December 15, 2018 – January 14, 2019. You could spend the winter working on your art in sunny Mexico. This year they will focus on fiber related applications. For visual artists, this may include all fiber related media: fiberart, fiber installations, basketry, embroidery, quilting, textile design and printing, knitting, mixed media, paper-making, book arts, crochet, felting, beading, dyeing, rug hooking, wearables, jewelry, weaving and tapestry, fiber sculpture, and vessels. Read their full call for entry hereDeadline: July 29.

The Nonesuch Chefs Residency. The Nonesuch Café is a small coffeehouse and eatery located in the picturesque seaside town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The café is on the ground floor of Main & Station along with myriad used books, kickshaws, and art. The upper levels of the building offer accommodation space for Nonesuch artist’s in residence as well as workshop, exhibition, and performance space. They specialize in mushrooms, sea vegetables, and an international vegetarian cuisine. The Nonesuch Chefs vegetarian residency program offers chefs of all styles and experience the opportunity to try something different. This is for someone who seeks inspiration, a challenge, an opportunity, or maybe just a change of scene. The challenge is to run a successful café eatery in a very small seaside town. The opportunity is what you make it into. Applicants who are selected will be provided with personal accommodation, a furnished, heated, and powered kitchen and dining area.To apply for a Nonesuch Chef’s Residency, write them a letter about who you are and what you would like to achieve and email it to or mail it to Main & Station, PO Box 507, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M 1S0.

Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island offers self directed residencies. Focus on your work in a distraction-free environment! They offer a range of comfortable accommodations for your self-directed residency. All of the studios feature high ceilings and large windows that get lots of natural light; the bedrooms are modest yet cozy, appointed with a single bed, side table, lamp and blackout curtain. Linens are provided. Their Winter season runs from October 1 to April 30, and the Summer season runs from May 1 to September 30. Different rates apply. Availability can be limited during peak season (May to September) so they encourage prospective guests to book well in advance to secure preferred dates. Visual Arts Studios range in size from 250 to 750 square feet. The studios feature large wall surfaces, work tables with lamps, and a comfort area with chairs and a coffee table.

The Textilsetur Textiles Skill-Share Residency in Blönduós, Iceland calls for artists. The Icelandic Textile Centre residency seeks to promote an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and reflection for artists and scholars working inside the textile field. They hope that the scenic setting, including the old town of Blönduós and the river Blanda, support and enhance the creativity of artists and scholars by providing them with uninterrupted time for work and exploration. Each artist in residence will be invited to present a skill-sharing workshop for their fellow residents. In return you receive numerous skill-sharing sessions from other fellow residents. Duration: November 2017: 3 weeks; December 2017: 3 – 4 weeks; January to April 2018: 1 – 4 months. Cost is €525 per three-week period in November and December; €700 /month January – April standard residency cost, all facilities included. Deadline: ongoing.

The Ou Gallery Residency in the Cowichan Valley, BC. The Ou, located on Vancouver Island, was an old boatbuilding workshop that is converted into a gallery and studio space. They aim to be ‘more than just wall space’ and their monthly exhibitions are curated to reflect a contemporary & emerging art space unique to the Cowichan Valley.  The goal with the residency program is to bring international creativity & perspectives to our Gallery & Workshop, and bring artists of all different cultures here to share their art & ideas with the community on their little Island. The Ou welcomes 2D & 3D artists, printers, writers, poets, performers – makers who need time away to focus on a series, or who would like to teach workshops & gain experience. They’re open to hosting events & interesting, challenging, ideas. Artists here for 2 weeks + are eligible to present an exhibition of their work. In addition to your suite with your private bedroom, you will have access to the Hall for studio space. The amount of space provided will depend on your project goals, but you can always feel free to setup an easel. Cost: 1 week: $350 | 2 weeks: $750| 3 weeks: $900 | 3 Months: $2,100. Deadline: ongoing.

The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. They now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. They offer a personal residency that can be applied for throughout the year.

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.

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Are you aged between 16 and 18 and have always wanted to participate in ARCAC’s annual Paint the Town plein air painting event? Now you can! A small number of places for youth artists are available. You can register online or stop by ARTsPLACE. It’s only $10 to register and artists retain 50% of any auction sales made at the weekend. Paint the Town is on ​August 18 & 19 in Annapolis Royal.

Jones Gallery in Saint John, New Brunswick, is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals. They are looking for early to mid-career visual artists who are based in or have a connection to Atlantic Canada. Artists should have strong conceptual component to their work, and they value a record of public exhibition and a challenging visual practice. Artists who fit their mandate are invited to submit a proposal to Submissions must include a CV, Artist statement, letter outlining career goals and plans for your practice, five to six artwork images and link to online portfolio. For more information, visit Deadline: ongoing.

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Submit work for “Revolution”, Craft Nova Scotia’s Member Exhibition. This year Craft Nova Scotia is challenging their members to create works exploring the concept and meaning of “revolution”. The exhibition will be open to Craft Nova Scotia members only; new members may join the organization for the purpose of entering the exhibition. The exhibition will be juried. For more information please review the application. Deadline: July 27.

The board of directors of the 2018 Liverpool International Theatre Festival is calling for submissions for original designs for this year’s festival awards. These awards will be presented to participants from around the globe and will serve as a one-of-a-kind Maritime keepsake for each winner. Interested artists are asked to consider that the awards should be lightweight and easily packed for travel. Please consider packaging for travel within your submission. In addition, the award should incorporate the LITF brand – the Jester Fish – and provide a place to identify the award (e.g. Best Canadian Production, Best Actor). Ten awards are required, with a budget of $2,000, including HST. The successful artist will also be highlighted in the festival program. Deadline for submissions: July 31.

Trashorama 2018: a celebration of art made from garbage is September 21 – 30 in Parrsboro. Main & Station are seeking proposals and submissions from artists, environmentalists, and scientists. There will be exhibitions, speakers, workshops, and a communal project to create large outdoor sculpture using trash collected from local beaches. For more information please check out their website or contact

The Giants of Nova Scotia Photo Contest is looking for the most outstanding photographs of trees and forests from across Nova Scotia. 12 monthly photos will be selected for a calendar, the proceeds of which go to the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute for work to prevent the spread of invasive pests in our forests. The winner receives $50 per photo selected; 1 cover photo will be selected and the winner receives $100. Up to 3 photos per photographer. Winners will be notified September 24. More details can be found on their websiteSubmission deadline: September 14. 

Main & Station is seeking sculpture for the Parrsboro area. Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display. It should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to 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. Any artist can apply and each chosen work will receive an honorarium. For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit their website, phone 514-717-4823, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at

Presented by Avon River Arts (formerly the Hants County Arts Council), Artisans in Action is a series of pop-up shows and demonstrations showcasing Nova Scotian artists and artisans, taking place the first Sunday of the month, June through October, at the Avon River Heritage museum in historic Newport Landing. They are currently accepting artists for all of the upcoming 2018 Artisan in Action events, the cost to participate is $25 per person/per event. As always artists and artisans are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and they accept up to 3 artists from each medium, for each event (excluding Paint Avondale, which is open to as many artist as can be comfortably accommodated along the historic Newport Landing waterfront). To register please visit their website and download the registration form.

Call to artists for NSCAD University’s Treaty Space Gallery, located at the Port Loggia (1107 Marginal Road), will continue NSCAD’s commitment towards Indigenous knowledge mobilization and ongoing support of Indigenous contemporary art. This new dedicated permanent space aims to foster treaty education and understanding of the treaties signed on this land. NSCAD’s Treaty Space Gallery is calling on professional artists and students to submit proposals that respond to the notion of treaty, in historical and contemporary as well as literal and conceptual forms. This space will explore concepts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ‘co-existence’ stipulated in the recent Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (June 2015) as a key framework towards decolonizing together. Artists who work in a diverse range of mediums as well as contemporary and traditional disciplines are welcome to apply. They welcome the personal and unique perspectives of all Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to take part and engage in the notion of treaties and to become familiar and respond to the ‘Peace and Friendship’ Treaties specific to this territory. Deadline is ongoing.

Hardware Gallery is a new art gallery in Kentville, NS and they are currently taking artist submissions for all media. This is an ongoing call. Currently there are no deadlines for submissions. Artists should send 10 images of artwork, image list and a CV to info@hardwaregallery.caImage files should be no larger than 1mb each, filename’s being labeled with the artist’s name and the image list document should be clearly correlated with filenames and include year completed and dimensions. For video, please send web links. Video files are too large to receive over email. Hardware Gallery will collect 35% commission on sales, with funds being used to help keep the nonprofit gallery in operation.

Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax will be showing work by a new artist every month. Individuals are allowed to sell their work from the space and keep 100% of the sale money, but they are also welcome to simply display their work if they prefer. The space is mostly limited to flat works that will be displayed on the walls with a track and wire hanging system, but some accommodations can be made for artists who also have three-dimensional works. While they have a great community at their gym, and have not had any serious incidents, please be advised that Seven Bays will not be liable for any damage to works while they are being shown. Anyone interested can email with images of their work, titled with their name, the medium, and the dimensions as well as which months would work for them. Seven Bays will be trying to install on the first Tuesday of every month and require that the artist be present to assist with the install and take down.

Gallery Nineteen Nineteen seeks artist submissions. The gallery is a 450 square foot art gallery/community-gathering space in north end Halifax. It is housed within Halifax’s oldest flowershop, Dean’s Flowers which was established in the year 1919. Local Atlantic Canadian artists’ work are featured in five-week cycles, the slots they are filling begin September 2018. If you are interested please send a 150-word bio, six or more images of your works and a link to your website to or call 902-454-0900.

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: Whose Maud?, Laura Kenney and Steven Rhude, June 12 – July 28.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Karen Thomas, July 10 – 14. Gallery 2: Videlicet: A Group Show, curated by Jolee Smith, July 10 – 21,
Artist Talk: July 13, 12pm. Gallery 3: 2017 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, July 3 – 14. Gallery 3: Nose/Knows\Notes of Care, Curated by Lucy Pauker and Luke Mohan, July 17 – 21. Opening: July 16, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Without Words: New Paintings by Gordon MacDonald, Opening: July 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, opened July 6.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Blue Rocks, Gerald Ferguson, Marsden Hartley, and John Hartman, May 19 – November 4. On the Edge of Modernism: The Group of Seven and Lismer’s Legacy in Nova Scotia, May 19 – September 3. Folk/Funk, July 22 – July 15. The Light Fantastic, March 23 – September 16. Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, April 13, 2018 – March 17, 2019. Transatlantique: the art of fashion and costume design in Paris and Halifax, March 31 – September 23.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: Terroir: Then and Now, June 23, 2018 – June 9, 2019.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: ARC: Living Room, Amanda McCavour; and As Seen on Tumblr, Ambivalently Yours; July 8 – August 26. Chapel: Plein Air Art Group; Mym: Maria Longmire, 2017 Scholarship Recipient, July 8 – August 26.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: stuff, Jamie Shannon, Jonathan Royce, and Callum Donovan-Grujicich, July 27 – September 14. Opening reception: July 27, 6 – 8pm.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Conversations: Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s 2017 – 18 Mentorship Program, July 12 – 29. Opening reception: July 11, 6 – 8pm.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Read Me, Liz Mac Friday, July 13 – 26.

FRASER GALLERY, TATAMAGOUCHE: Three Artist Show, Jane Grady, Brian Morris & Pat Loucks, July 13 – August 1. Opening reception: July 13, 7 – 9pm.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: See like me…,Ted Coldwell, July 9 – August 10.

HARDWARE GALLERY, KENTVILLE: Red, group exhibition, June 29 – July 25.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Women’s Work: Celebrating Our Women in Art, opened June 16.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Heart Matter(s), Angella Parsons, July 7 – 29.


INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: Hands Dancing, ICCA Members; Small Treasures: Juried Small Works Show, June 30 – July 29.

LAURIE SWIM GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Ocean’s Edge, Hangama Amiri, July 21 – August 31.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Connection, Janet Rimmington, Jo McGee, Heather Drysdale, June 26 – July 29.

MMFI GALLERY (MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTRE), TRURO: Institutionalized, Brandt Eisner, opened July 5.

MAIN & STATION NONESUCH, PARRSBORO: Nonesuch Residency Showcase + More, Carlos Gomez, July 14 – 31. Opening: July 14, 5 – 7pm. Artist Talk: July 14, 5:30pm.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Cloth of Time, Penny Berens & Judy Martin, July 13 – August 26.

MCCARTHY GALLERY, TRURO: The Homecoming, Janice Guinan, July 9 – 27.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Material Remains, Frances Dorsey, Nancy Edell, Svava Juliusson, Leslie Sampson and Anna Torma, May 26 – August 26. Curious, Jane Kidd, June 23 – August 26.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: OREC Summer Exhibition 2018, students of Oxford Regional Education Centre, June 27 – August 22.

PEER GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Member Artists Exhibition, Zalman Amit, Jennie Carton, Regina Coupar, Bob Hainstock, Anke Holm, Susan Hudson, RCA, Barbara Mclean, David Pember, Anne Tweed, Tom Ward, Sally Warren, Jane Whitten, and Lisa Wright, June 1 – 28.

ROSS CREEK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANNING: Thundermaker, Alan Syliboy, July 1 – ­ October 26.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: What the Tides Bring, Andrea Pottyondy, July 6 – 28.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Grand Theft Terra Firma, David Campion and Sandra Shields, June 9 – August 5.

SATSO GALLERY, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Bonnie Baker, Don and Louise Pentz, Ted Lind, Sharon Irving-Kennedy, and Vasilis Vasili, July 1 – July 31.

SEELY HALL, PORT MEDWAY: The Seely Hall Art Exhibition, Louise Sinclair, Fran Whitelaw, Rachel Summers, Pam Purves and Doug Guildford, July 6 – 15.

SISSIBOO COFFEE BAR AND GALLERY, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Emotional Landscapes, Sophie Paskins, June 1 – July 15.

SISSIBOO COFFEE BAR AND GALLERY, BEAR RIVER: The Elephant in the Room, Elephant Grass Print Collective, June 1 – July 15.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Models, Paintings and Sculpture, Robert Murray, July 7 – August 31.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: A Walk in the Woods, Shelley Mitchell, May 29 – June 30.

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY, TIDNISH BRIDGE: Look Twice…., Laurell Hamilton, until July 20. Plein Air and More, Jean Hearst, July 22 – July 30. Opening reception: July 26, 3 – 5pm.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Light Abstracted, Paul Haresign-Williams, July 5 – July 29. Artist’s Talk: July 15, 2pm.

VISUAL VOICE FINE ART, TRURO: Summer Group Art Show, June 18 – July 14.


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