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VANS Newsletter #399
May 25, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

Send us your news! Putting together Members’ News is always fun because we love reading about all our members’ accomplishments and adventures. Do you have an upcoming exhibition? Are you teaching some workshops? Did you take part in a great residency? If you want to share your professional accomplishments, please send them along to us at!  To participate artists must be current VANS members. News items must be no longer than 100 words and written in 3rd person. Members’ News is emailed to members quarterly and the next deadline is May 31!

VANS is pleased to announce the extension of our Subsidized Studio program offering our members studio space in North End Halifax. Artists can apply to rent space for 2 – 3 months from September 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. Located in the Manual Training Collective, 5557 Cunard Street, Halifax, NS, the studio is 12’9” x 8’5”, corner with tall windows that open.  All studio spaces in the Collective are considered clean spaces and the use of any material that is toxic or deemed unsafe is not allowed, including sprays and airborne particles. Any VANS member over 19 years of age is eligible to apply. Cost to you: $50/month + key deposit (deposit will be returned at the end of the rental). Click here for more info. Deadline for applications: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5pm.

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia has a great new Spring Workshops Series, including some new offerings, around the province in Inverness, Antigonish, Shelburne, Lunenburg, and HRM. Workshops include the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals with Laurie Dalton, Exhibition Prep with John Mathews, and Marketing for Artists, and Pricing Your Work with Stacey Cornelius. There’s still space in our two Lunenburg workshops this Saturday, May 13th (Pricing Your Work in the morning and the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals in the afternoon). Register today for both for just $70. Our new Exhibition Prep workshop needs more folks to run on May 27th so sign up asap. We also have room in our two Antigonish workshops (Marketing for Artists on May 27 and the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals on June 3rd). Workshops are $40 for everyone! We are also offering two free info sessions at VANS: Copyright for Artists, presented by the Artist Legal Information Society on May 13, and Ask A Conservator, presented by conservators Elizabeth Jablonski and Ian Loughead on May 27.  Please register today by calling 902-423-4694 (or toll free 866-225-8267) or register online securely using a credit card or PayPal.

We are offering info sessions on Becoming a PAINTS Artist with Andrea Ritchie, PAINTS Coordinator. Join us as Andrea Ritchie answers your questions about the Professional Artists in the Schools program. If you are interested in becoming a PAINTS artist then drop by for a short, free info session at Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road. Saturday, May 27, 12:40pm – 1pm

The Summer 2017 Codes + Symbols issue of Visual Arts News has arrived! It features cover art by Stephanie Yee, a review of Lorraine Field’s Alas exhibition, articles on Jordan Bennett and Ursula Johnson.  Subscribers and VANS members will receive theirs soon! Want to have Visual Arts News delivered yo your mailbox? You can order individual copies or subscribe on the website.

Read In This Place: The lasting impact of Nova Scotia’s first exhibition of Black artists’ work. VANS Research Coordinator Chris Shapones revisits a powerful 1990s exhibition and asks why we’re not seeing more Black artists in galleries. This is the latest in a series of articles on art is the province over the last 40 years.

SAVE THE DATE! The VANS AGM is Saturday, June 10th at 11am at the Fraser Cultural Centre in Tatamagouche. We have lots of activities planned and 40th Anniversary events discuss so we would love your company. RSVP to

Read VANS’ latest Artist Profile on Kevin Comeau. Comeau is a professional sculptor from Meteghan River, Nova Scotia. He’s an Acadian-Métis, using his surroundings and natural material as inspirations for his sculptures. To date his works have been exhibited locally and regionally, and purchased by private collectors. He is self-taught, sculpting for over 20 years in various media.

Watch our short video VANS Celebrating 40 Years, which gives us a glimpse into artists at work in their studios around the province. Thanks to all our members and artists who sent us their studio shots for inclusion in this video. For more information on our 40 Anniversary activities and events, please click here.

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Sublet Studio available at Manual Training Collective (MTC) from July or August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018. Open studio measures 2.438 m x 4.953 m (8 ft x 16 ft, 3 inches) 129.35 square feet with 2.438 m high window. Rent is $208.51/month. The MTC studios are located between Creighton and Maynard Streets just a block from Gottingen Street in Halifax. If interested please contact Glynis Humphrey at before May 30, or Jim MacSwain at after May 31st. The artist is also subletting their one bedroom apartment: Spacious 1 bedroom Apartment for Sublet from August 2017 – August 2018, or possibly August – April 2018. Only for women, as it is in the Halifax Women’s Housing Co-op, however, no co-op duties required. The Co-op is a duplex containing 6 self-contained apartments, and the apartment in question is on the ground floor of a quiet, tree-lined street. 10 minutes walk from Downtown and/or Quinpool Road. Three minute walk to Commons, and bakery/pubs/restaurants on Gottingen Street. Possible parking spot. Full Bathroom with bath tub and shower. One bedroom, Living room, Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom each have a 6′ tilt/turn window, 10′ ceilings throughout. Dining room has exposed brick, and hardwood floors in Bedroom/Living room/Dining room. Overall dimensions approximately 24’x42′ (1000 sq. ft.). Coin operated laundry in basement, large shared garden. Rent of $825 includes all utilities, except Wifi. Option to share wifi. Contact Emma FitzGerald at

Photopolis: The Halifax Festival of Photography invites you to join their city-wide, month-long celebration of photography this October! Registration deadline extended to July 1st, 2017. Visit for more information.

The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council’s Aestival Festival fundraiser is less than a month away! Each year, to celebrate the beginning of summer, members of the NSDCC donate their work in support of their organization, between 105 and 120 pieces of fine craft are collected for the event. One hundred tickets to the event will be sold. Throughout the evening numbers from 1 to 100 will be drawn, corresponding to the ticket numbers. When a ticket holder hears their number called, they have 20 seconds to select one object from all the craft displayed. Join the NSDCC June 9 for an amazing evening of fine craft. Tickets for the NSDCC Annual Fundraiser are on sale NOW! Contact the NSDCC office for details and tickets, e-mail or call 902-423-3837.

The OUTeast Film Festival Association is the only exclusive presenter of LGBTQ film in Atlantic Canada. We are committed to bringing the best in local, national, and international queer film to our audience in Halifax and beyond. Each June, they host the OUTeast Queer Film Festival – an action packed four-day celebration of queer film and culture. The 2017 OUTeast Film Festival, presented by RBC, will be held from June 15 – 18, 2017 in Halifax, NS.

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The Atlantic Filmmakers Coop is pleased to announce the 2017 dates for the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival! This year, HIFF will run from June 7-11th, and the majority of screenings and events will take place at Neptune’s Scotiabank Stage Theatre. In 2017, HIFF will play host to a diverse group of visiting filmmakers and programmers from as far away as Thailand and Switzerland, who will share their work and expertise with local audiences and filmmakers. The lineup includes two feature films, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s mesmerizing “By the Time It Gets Dark,” from Thailand and “Never Eat Alone,” a gentle, nostalgic first-feature that explores morality and aging by Toronto-based Sofia Bohdanowicz. The festival will present two retrospective programs including the varied and insightful work of Montreal-based, Indigenous filmmaker Caroline Monnet and a collection of experimental work by recent Governor General’s Award winner Mike Hoolbloom. In partnership with The Centre For Art Tapes, HIFF will present a collection of experimental film and media art works from the Southeast Asian Video Centre called “MONITOR 12 Figures Pointing Outside the Frame.” Local filmmakers will be celebrated at HIFF 2017 through the presentation of two diverse programs of short films. The Atlantic Shorts programs have recently been selected by a peer-jury of filmmakers and they will releasing the names of the films and filmmakers soon. In addition to screenings, HIFF is proud to offer several professional development opportunities for local filmmakers such as the Programmer Initiative, the Distribution Initiative and the HIFF Talent Lab. These initiatives will provide opportunities for local filmmakers to learn valuable skills and expand their networks through connecting with visiting guests.

The Antigonight submission deadline has been extended to May 26th! Antigonight Art After Dark is an interactive, contemporary art festival that takes place in Antigonish, Nova Scotia every September. They are seeking dynamic, interactive project proposals from professional artists or groups for our 2017 festival. Since its inception in 2010, Antigonight Art After Dark has been Antigonish Culture Alive’s most recognizable and popular public art event. It is specifically designed to offer the public an opportunity to appreciate art in a public venue. The festival provides both the opportunity for artists to display their work and become known within the community but also gives the community the opportunity to interact with contemporary artwork of different media, such as dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and other forms of live artistic interaction. Each year, artists are invited to submit proposals and selected to present projects that are participatory in nature. Over the years, projects have including music, dance performances, painting, sculpture, workshops in visual art, storytelling, and theatre. Download the application and email the completed form to or mail to: Antigonish Culture Alive, PO Box 1175, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2L6. Application Deadline: May 26.

Sue Borgersen is selling a lovely large, solid, easel. It once belonged to the well known Canadian artist John Cook and it has been the solid foundation for Sue’s own art for 25 years. She has photos and measurements if anyone is interested. There is also a maker’s name: Talens of Italy. While hers goes back years, a similar easel with similar specifications can be found here. $400 is her rock bottom price. She’s on the south shore and can be reached at

AFCOOP is looking to fill one vacant seat on the Production Committee. AFCOOP’s Production Committee deals mainly in the policies, management and allocation of equipment and production resources at AFCOOP (equipment acquisition, maintenance, repair, disposal and circulation/rentals of AFCOOP’s production, post-production and exhibition equipment and assets). If you are interested in sharing knowledge related to analogue and/or digital production (or learning about these topics) you may want to consider filling this vacant position on AFCOOP’s Production Committee. Contact Alex if you have any questions about this position:

Paint the Gardens in Halifax’s Public Gardens! To celebrate this special year, the Friends of the Public Gardens (TFPG) will bring the Gardens alive with events and activities between May and November. The celebration will involve Nova Scotia groups, organizations and individuals showcasing the arts and cultures of our community. With this goal in mind, they are extending an invitation to Nova Scotia artists to Paint the Gardens. Selected Saturdays from mid-June to mid-September will be set aside for this purpose. Art Groups and individual artists will be invited to select one of the dates, bring your easels, pick your sites, and be inspired by the historic statues, fountains, bandstand, architecture, gates or the beautiful flowers, trees, ponds and life within the Public Gardens.  Full information and registration form will be available here.

Lynn Jones’ African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection, now proudly housed at Saint Mary’s University’s Archives. The Collection documents the lives of Lynn, her family, and over 50 years of African, African diasporic and African-Nova Scotian heritage and history. It is a rich resource for researchers, community members and organizers, educators and students, and more.

Lunenburg Doc Fest will be back with an expanded program Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24. The Festival will return to the historic Lunenburg Opera House that hosted last year’s successful event. This year’s presentations will include a feature length documentary on immigration created by local seniors through the Seniors Program. For the fourth year the festival will present the popular Youth Program, screening short animations created by local teens during a 5-day summer camp. Joining the lineup this year will be a series of Docupoems created by some of Nova Scotia’s best filmmakers and poets who will explore the theme of “A Sea Change” thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts. There will also be a screening of hands-on of animated 35mm micro-documentaries created by local professional artists called “Second Impressions” supported by Arts Nova Scotia. Filmmaker-focused industry events will include education-based sessions and one-to-one meetings with industry experts. Lunenburg Doc Fest has selected an Atlantic Canada Delegation of documentary film producers who will attend the festival and industry activities, hoping to gain exposure for their films and fund future projects. The full program and diverse lineup of challenging and relevant documentaries will be announced over the coming months.

Artists can apply today to the Antigonish Art Fair. The Art Fair is a non-profit organization which has three simple goals: to support new artists, of all ages, in the community; build a reputation as being the cultural centre of eastern Nova Scotia; and bring more activity to downtown Antigonish.The art fair is working on growing into a larger community event. Their goal is to get more artists and artisans involved in the event so register online today.

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Awards and Scholarships

The Artist Recognition Awards are presented annually to artists in three categories: Emerging Artist, Established Artist and Indigenous Artist.  Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, each award carries a cash value of $5,000. The awards help showcase the recipients’ work to residents of the province and to people beyond our borders. This visibility will encourage artistic and economic well-being for the recipients and contribute to the health of Nova Scotia’s artistic sector in support of a well-rounded community.
The Emerging Artist Recognition Award recognizes artists of any age who are in the early stages of their professional career, have completed specialized training, and have presented their work publicly.
The Established Artist Recognition Award recognizes artists who have emerged from their initial training and development to become recognized, established artists in Nova Scotia.
The Indigenous Artist Recognition Award recognizes artists of Indigenous backgrounds who have emerged from their initial training and development to become recognized, established artists in Nova Scotia.
Artists may be nominated by individuals or organizations. Nominees must have achieved professional recognition, as recognized within their arts discipline. Application deadline: June 15.

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The Salt Spring National Art Prize offers $30,000 in awards. SSNAP is pleased to announce the launch of its second national competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity— resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 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 September 22, 2017. There is an application fee for this award. Application Deadline: May 31.

Important updates on the Canada Council for the Arts’ portal for online grant applications! They will, unfortunately, have to delay this launch due to technical issues uncovered in recent testing. Following the latest testing, they have detected errors that could compromise the online application process. This is a risk they do not wish to take and will therefore not be opening the portal for submissions this month as planned. All April and May deadlines have been deferred. Please refer to their website for all the new deadlines per program component. The new launch date for online applications is now June 5, 2017.

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are granted to artists in recognition of remarkable careers in either of those fields. There are up to eight awards of $25,000 each, up to six awards of $25,000 each for distinguished achievement in the visual (including architecture and photography) or media arts; one award of $25,000 is presented as the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts; one award of $25,000 is given to recognize the outstanding contribution to the visual arts (including architecture and photography), media arts or to fine crafts of an individual or group in a volunteer or professional capacity. Nominations must be submitted to the Council by a recognized Canadian specialist in the visual or media arts or fine crafts. A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all nominations received. For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on these prizes, see the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Guidelines and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts website. Deadline: June 1.

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James Middleton SCA PSC will be teaching two 5-Day plein air painting workshops on the 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. The workshops will be from 10am – 5pm, with a lunch break, and the cost is $625 + HST each (no increase from last year). Click here for registration. To register by phone: 902-693-2093. Email:

The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity for people new to media arts. Selected applicants are required to make a media art piece in a medium in which they have little to no previous experience. CFAT provides mentorship through an established media artist working in the scholars selected medium, in kind use of all of CFAT’s gear and facilities, workshops in all necessary skills to complete the project, one on one tutorials and a final presentation of their work including a presenting artist fee. The Scholarship program will consider any project that falls under the umbrella of ‘media arts’ this includes but is not limited to: video, recorded sound, animation, interactive presentation, electronics, media performance and installation. The Media Art Scholarship Program is open to any member of the public who is not currently attending a similar program. (The program is not open to students). You do not need to be an artist to apply, but you do need to have a clear vision/concept for your art project. Scholars must be prepared to attend ALL workshops, monthly mentor meetings, scheduled critiques, and other related events. The majority of workshops and critiques take place on weeknights. While the Centre will try to arrange classes and meetings with the schedules of the Scholars in mind, it is expected that Scholars will dedicate at least six hours per week to the program. Submissions are due by midnight on Thursday, June 15.

Join the Black Lives Matter Reading Group at the Khyber Centre for the Arts: BLM HFX Reading Group is an opportunity for learning and conversation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and Canada. Throughout June-July 2017, facilitators Shaya Ishaq and Jade Peek will lead a SECOND reading group and series of public events presented by the artists/facilitators and The Khyber Centre for the Arts. At this time, we are opening registration for up to 20 individuals who would like to participate in the summer session, which will be held at and co-sponsored by the Halifax North Memorial Public Library. Content for BLM HFX Reading Group has been gathered by facilitators Shaya Ishaq and Jade Peek through primarily the resources made available by Prof. Frank Roberts’ Black Lives Matter Syllabus, but also includes material from their own independent research, consultation with knowledgeable parties and The Black Lives Canada Syllabus. To register, email with your: Preferred name, contact info, commitment to meet 6-8PM Wednesday evenings June and July 2017. Deadline to register is by 5PM Monday 29 May 2017.

Register your child for Summer Art Camps at NSCAD! New this summer: Combine your love of art and curiosity for science. NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies has collaborated with the Discovery Centre to bring you selected art camps that include a specialized, hands on workshop at the Discovery Centre. The workshops align thematically with their Art camps enhancing the learning experience. The field trips will also include time for free exploration of the New Discovery Centre’s state of the art facilities. Camps include all materials, lunch supervision, early drop-off (8:30am), and late (5pm) pick-up. Students are each given a free NSCAD t-shirt to encourage an uninhibited art practice. Lunchtimes are not only supervised, they offer creative and engaging activities for kids of all skills levels! Register online at or call 902-494-8185.

Main & Station in Parrsboro is offering a Collage Workshop with Rhonda Barrett. This one day workshop is dedicated to expanding knowledge of collage techniques and artists and to learning the techniques of collage used by artist Rhonda Barrett. Rhonda will discuss her own definition, ideas, and techniques of modern collage. The workshop is Sunday, June 4 from 9am – 5pm at Main & Station, Parrsboro, NS. To register call 514-979-3978 or email

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Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne is holding a Youth Art Camp August 7-11 & August 14-18. Explore your inner artist and let your creativity shine! The Osprey presents a brand new art camp for youth with artist instructor Melissa Strachan-Boutin. Participants will create art using a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and clay. There are two week-long day camps, one for ages 5 to 8 and another for ages 9 to 13. At the end of each week, campers will present their created works in a gallery exhibition in the Osprey’s Lobby Gallery. No experience necessary, all youth are welcome! The cost is $75 per week for participants. Contact the Osprey box office to register at (902) 875-2359. Camps fill up fast so register soon. Scholarships are available, ask for details.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia has a great new Spring Workshops Series, including some new offerings, around the province in Inverness, Antigonish, Shelburne, Lunenburg, and Halifax. Workshops include the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals, Grant Writing, Exhibition Prep, Marketing for Artists, and Pricing Your Work.  As this is our 40th Anniversary, workshops are $40 for everyone or you can bundle two or three workshops and save. Some workshops are filling up fast so register today! We are also offering two free info sessions at VANS: Copyright for Artists, presented by the Artist Legal Information Society on May 13, and Ask A Conservator, presented by conservators Elizabeth Jablonski and Ian Loughead on May 27.  Please register today by calling 902-423-4694 (or toll free 866-225-8267) or register online securely using a credit card or PayPal.

Red Clay Arts announces their 2017 Workshop Series: Further Down the Rabbit Hole. A summer weekend of art instruction & practice, adventures by the sea and food fresh from the gardens. This June – August weekends will be spent learning, practicing and participating in a series of workshops lead by artists that inspire with their skills. Limited to 12 participants per workshop. No application required, first come first serve. Just send an email to with the subject: Workshops. The workshop fee is $120 per workshop and includes, meals, instruction, and supplies. Weekends will be focused on art but include trips to the beach, campfires and local food. Workshops run 3 days Friday 6 pm – Sunday 6 pm. The workshops include woodblock printing, making rituals, creating comics, and environmental design.

The Spring Courses at NSCAD have been announced! Their exciting new term of courses at NSCAD Extended Studies includes Botanical Drawing, Super 8 Film Making, Portrait Painting in Oil and so many more! There are also Summer Camps for ages 5-18, including: Comic Cave, Colours from the Garden, Ceramics and Underwater Adventures. Registration opened April 18th. Please contact them if you have any questions at or 902-494-8185.

Sign up now for weaving and textile workshops held in Lunenburg this summer run by weaver and teacher Lesley Armstrong. Contact 902-220-5430 or visit for more information and to register.

Register for Experimental Drawing 1 & 2 with Nonesuch Artist in Residence Carlos Gomez.​This series of workshops will pull away from academic drawing and will instead explore a more intuitive side of drawing. Drawing as a complex world of symbolic relationships and a way of expressing thought. We draw with our brains, which can be divided into rational and irrational thinking. Rational drawing is concerned with control of the line, representation, and managing light and volume. Irrational drawing involves emotions, sensations and abstraction. These workshops will focus on bridging these two sides of drawing to foster creativity.​ May 13 and 20, 1 – 4pm at Main & Station in Parrsboro. For detailed information and to register visit their website.

Lunenburg School of the Arts has announced its summer 2017 workshops and instructors. This third year of week-long courses runs through the months of July and August. Spaces go very fast (ceramics with Walter Ostrom and drum making with Alan Syliboy and Todd Labrador are already full), so register today. LSA ceramics instructor Marla Benton is teaching a beginner ceramics workshop. They also have a watercolour workshop with Tom Ward, sketching with Emma FitzGerald and Jay Langford, oils and acrylics with Hangama Amiri, screen printing with Maria Doering and bookbinding with Joe Landry and Katherine Victoria Taylor. There’s even a summer camp for kids! Full details of Summer 2017 offerings can be found on the LSA website at or by calling 902-640-2013.

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 they develop and launch their own alternative or portable gallery spaces throughout the semester. The Readymade Institution Portable and Alternative Galleries Workshop (ARTS 3147) is at NSCAD University June 26 – August 15, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm with instructors Michael Eddy and Michael McCormack. For more info email:

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There is an 8 week Summer internship available with Uncommon Common Art (UCA) in Kings County Nova Scotia.  UCA is a not profit public art and education organization. The successful candidate will work closely with the UCA director and members of the board in all aspects of the annual UCA project.  Tasks will include but are not limited to the following – assisting with 2 weeks of summer camp for children ages 7 to 12, answering email communications, providing original content for social media, working with public relations firm, monitoring and distribution of mailings and publications, and office related tasks. They are looking for an outgoing individual with great communication skills both written and verbal, who has an interest in visual art. The successful candidate must be returning to full time post secondary education in the fall of 2017. Skills that are necessary include working with children, proficient with word processing and Excel, various social media platforms, an ability to work independently and get around Kings County, and flexible hours. Skills that are not necessary but an asset include knowledge of Adobe suite including In Design, Photoshop, Muse. The job is June 19 to August 11, averaging 35 hours per week, $12.50 per hour, located in both Kentville and Wolfville. Please email your resume and cover letter to, subject – summer intern. Deadline: May 30.

Huminah Huminah Animation in Dartmouth is looking for full time Storyboard Artists (as well as 2D background artists). Do you love to draw? Do you want to have fun at work? Do you want to draw Storyboards on award winning productions? Then what are you waiting for? Huminah Animation is looking for talented, inspired storyboard artists to join their team. Their clients include Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Hasbro, DHX, Corus, Activision, and more and they produce animated TV series, games, movies, stories, mobile apps across all platforms. Please send demo reel link. Candidates must have a passion to draw, a strong work ethic, the ability to keep continuity, and style of the show in check,a decent sense of the principles of animation and a strong portfolio. Candidate MUST be legally eligible to work in Nova Scotia. For more information see their website.

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Gallery 215 has an exciting opportunity for an assistant to join the Gallery from May to August this year. The Gallery Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of Gallery operation under the leadership of the Board’s Gallery 215 Chairperson. Gallery 215 is located in Selma, near Maitland, NS. Candidates must be enrolled in post-secondary education, preferably arts or business related studies, and must be returning to school for the 2017- 18 term. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required as well as a high level of attention to detail. Proficiency using office software applications is required. This position requires maturity and leadership to operate independently and in a supervisory role. Candidates must be fluent in English and an intermediate knowledge of French will be considered an asset. This position is non-permanent working 35 hours a week for 16 weeks from May to August. Applicants must be prepared to work weekends on rotation. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted by email. Applications will include a resume of skills and work history. To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest as a pdf attachment to: In your letter, please briefly introduce yourself, tell them why you’re interested in this position and explain how your past experience will assist you in becoming the Gallery 215 Coordinator. Deadline: April 30. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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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You are invited to the group exhibition of plein air paintings of the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes. Join the artists at the Keshen Goodman Library in Halifax on June 3rd from 2 – 4pm for their opening reception or drop by before the show closes on June 30th. The artists hope to raise awareness for the importance of a public park in that area.

Join Outsider Insight Art for a barbecue fundraiser for mental health on May 26th from 5-8pm at Sea Shell Design, 10 Inglis Street in Truro.

You’re invited to Little Gems, a Small Works Fundraiser for the Cape Breton Centre for Craft! Little Gems is a lively and fun way for ticket holders to own a small work of fine art or craft made and generously donated by their professional artisans. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design will be hosting this exciting event again on Friday, May 26, from 6:30 – 9pm. The game of Little Gems is played like a draw or lottery, where every ticket holder is guaranteed to win. Tickets are $50, which includes a piece of pizza and ‘liquid art’. Get your tickets online at Eventbrite, phone 902-539-7491 or drop into the Centre in-person.

The annual St FX Art Gallery Fundraiser, Silent and Live Auction Gala will be on Saturday, June 10 from 7 – 9pm at the Keating Millennium Centre, St Francis Xavier University. Phone 902-867-2303 or email for tickets or more information. Get your ticket today for $40 and support the gallery!

Spring Seconds Sale at Wonder’neath Studio, 2891 Isleville Street, Halifax! Pottery clearout and other fine art, featuring work by Bread and Butter Pottery, Therese Bombardier Designs and Christine Waugh on Sunday, May 28th 11am – 2pm. Bring cash!

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The IWK Auxiliary Art Show & Sale is May 18 – May 27 at the Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue in Halifax. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the IWK Auxiliary’s Kermesse Art Show and Sale. Did you know that the Art Show and Sale started as a children’s art show and sale? Although the format of Kermesse and the Art Show and Sale have changed, they still continue to raise money to support the Auxiliary’s contributions toward providing care and comfort to patients and families of the IWK Hospital.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth presents Community Culture & Cocktails special event on May 26 from 6 – 8:30pm. Emily Falenki: A Kind of Truth involves an artist talk, live music and signature cocktails. Reserve your ticket before May 24 by calling 902-749-2248.

The Avon River Heritage Society cordially invites you to attend their 19th annual Great Little Art Show, held at the facility in Newport Landing, situated along the majestic Avon River. Organized by the Hants County Arts Council, the Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in the community and is a significant fundraiser for the Avon River Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard. This year the exhibit will once again extend throughout the month of May, with the exhibit being open to the public each weekend. Viewing times throughout the rest of month are from 10 am to 5 pm, every Saturday & Sunday at the Avon River Heritage Museum, 17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing/Avondale.

ARCAC presents Maud Lewis Weekend in partnership with King’s Film Society! It includes screenings of “Maudie” at the King’s Theatre Film Society, King’s Theatre Annapolis Royal on Friday, May 26 at 7pm and Sunday, May 28 at 2pm. At ARTsPLACE on Saturday, May 27 they are showing “The World of Shadows” (10 minutes) at 2pm followed by memories of meeting Maud Lewis and buying her paintings, introduction of paintings or memorabilia by Maud Lewis or inspired by Maud Lewis. The will be a showing of “The Illuminated life of Maud Lewis”at 3:30pm then a recounting our evolving understanding of Maud Lewis, including Ken Maher playing Everett, a reading from Lance Woolaver’s “Heart on the Door” and our reactions to “Maudie” that some of us saw the night before.

Antigonish International Film Festival (AIFF) presents the First Friday Film Festival, which is a monthly program that extends the opportunity to view documentary films in Antigonish throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Recent themes included music, dance, art, animal rights, human rights and the environment. Choices include films that express the inherent mystery and intrigue of life, history and circumstances while celebrating challenging, creative and investigative storytelling. Admission by donation.

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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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 is ongoing.

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The Deep Bay Artists’ Residency at Riding Mountain National Park of Canada is a multi-disciplinary program that provides professional artists and administrators with time and a facility in which to focus on their work. Artists also have the opportunity to interact and share their work with other artists, residents, and visitors in the Riding Mountain area. The park hopes the Deep Bay Artists’ Residency helps engage, connect and ultimately inspire artists, and in turn these artists share their experience through art with others. Riding Mountain National Park offers outstanding Manitoba landscapes including breathtaking vistas, forests, grasslands, pristine lakes, concentrations of wildlife, and recreational opportunities. The area is also rich in cultural heritage. It is part of the Treaty land for the Anishinabe people. Its history is also woven through the stories of settlement, the beginnings of tourism, to the evolution of parks management. The program is made possible through a partnership between the Manitoba Arts Council and Riding Mountain National Park. Artists may be emerging or established, but must have completed a minimum of one year of professional artistic activity. Professional Indigenous artists working in contemporary or traditional indigenous arts, in a variety of disciplines are also eligible to apply. Grant amount: $250/week (stipend) and $200 (travel expenses). Deadline: October 15.

The Rooms Art Gallery offers, along with its partners, a maximum of five artist-in-residence opportunities outside of St. John’s each year, including the Residency at Gros Morne National Park, offered in partnership with Parks Canada. This residency offers professional artists the opportunity to focus for a concentrated period of minimum 4-6 weeks on developing new projects, or to work on existing projects within quiet, natural surroundings by the Atlantic Ocean. Located on Newfoundland’s West Coast at Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gros Morne Residency includes: Artist honourarium, accommodation and workspace (two-bedroom townhouse) located in Woody Point, NL, provided by Parks Canada. Artists may apply to stay for minimum 4-6 weeks and should indicate two choices for their preferred time frame of stay (May-October). Some form of public access must be offered during the residency, in consultation with Parks Canada (ex: “open studio”, slide talk, workshop). Artists are responsible for their own transportation and a vehicle is highly desirable. Applications are reviewed once per year by a jury of internal and external curators, artists, educators, and by representatives of the partner organizations. Applications are open to professional provincial, Canadian and international artists with an established exhibition history, working in any medium. Deadline: November 1.

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.

Apply for the Branscombe House Artist Residency! The City of Richmond Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage invites professional artists in all disciplines (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary, social practice and performance artists) to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, BC. In exchange for an average of 22 hours/month of hands-on community art engagement on approved projects/programs, the artist will receive 11 months of 100% subsidized rent of a self-contained, semi-furnished 2-bedroom suite in a recently restored heritage house located in Steveston, about 17 km south of Vancouver. They are seeking proposals for interesting new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities. The Branscombe House residency will begin in January 2018 and run until mid-December 2018. Deadline: May 29.

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.

Open Call for AIRspace Residency in New York. The Abrons’ AIRspace program offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators, providing free workspaces and opportunities to present/exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibits and performances in the Abrons’ galleries and theaters, and teach in school-based education programs. All US and International applicants may apply, emerging and mid-career artists and cross-disciplinary curators are eligible. The Visual Arts Residencies are 16-week residencies awarded to painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, video or installation artists. Residents must make use of the studio a minimum of 20 hours per week, are required to participate in one free public program during their residency cycle, and include finished artwork in Abrons’ annual AIRspace exhibition. Residents work in collective, semi-private studio spaces on the ground level of the Abrons Arts Center located at 466 Grand St, New York, NY. A small shared kiln is available on-site for artists trained in ceramics. The Curatorial Residency awarded applicant receives a shared office space and the opportunity to curate up to three shows in a variety of on-site exhibition spaces. Deadline: May 31.

Honey & Salt: Self-Directed Residences at Red Clay. Red Clay, in Upper Economy Nova Scotia is offering weekly residencies for individuals seeking a place to work within the woods, by the sea. Red Clay is a utopian homestead of gardens, lawns, pathways and ponds. Within this landscape, the Red Clay house has a well-lit studio space where resident artists can set up individual workplaces. The intention is for the space to be clean and uncluttered to allow for thought and introspection. The Honey and Salt residency program is for creative and productive people who seek and can derive inspiration from a place to work from in rural Nova Scotia (such as a charming cabin in the woods) with access to a workspace or studio. To apply, send a little information about yourself, the dates you would like to come and the project you will be working on to Include ‘Honey & Salt’ in the subject line. Resident artists have a choice of accommodations: the white room in the main house, one of two small lofts in the Green House or “Candle”, the tiny cabin in the woods built for one person. Cost per week ranges from $40 to $80 and includes cooking facilities, internet, solar shower, and studio space. Food, transportation, and workshops not included. Honey and Salt residents are accepted based on the quality of their application.

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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Call for Submissions: Picturing Health Photo Exhibit. ViewPoint Gallery invites Nova Scotia photographers to submit photographic images for consideration in an exhibit about wellness and creativity. All Nova Scotia photographers, including ViewPoint members, are eligible. The exhibit will take place in February 2018. Each photographer selected for the group exhibit will receive CARFAC fees. Submissions to the Picturing Health project are expected to use photographic imagery to explore the relationship between wellness and creativity and will convey the conceptual underpinnings of hope, wellness, healing, harmony, holism, and care. The Picturing Health project is funded by the Robert Pope Foundation. Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a dedicated Nova Scotia artist who died at the age of 36 after a ten year battle with cancer. For more information and submission form please go to their website. Deadline: September 30.

Winding River Art Gallery has put out an open call for Nova Scotian artists to submit 2D and 3D art on the theme: Nova Scotia Landcapes, the Real or Manmade for a juried exhibition and celebration. The opening celebration and presentation of awards will be July 1, 2 – 5pm. The exhibition dates are July 1 – 30 at the The McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Campus, 10 Arthur St., Truro. For more information visit their website or call the gallery at 902-639-1646.

Nocturne has put out a call for artists. Nocturne would not be what it is without the passion, creativity, and genius of Halifax’s artists. The majority of individual artists participate in Nocturne: Art at Night by applying to have a work or concept selected as a Beacon Project. The projects are selected through a juried process and the artists are funded by Nocturne following CARFAC guidelines. The call for applications is now out! Every year Nocturne and our curator bring art and artists to create fixed points for the evening. These projects echo the year’s theme and create gathering spots to which to explore the festival from. The 2017 curatorial theme is Vanish. Deadline: June 11 at midnight.

NSCAD students! Deadline for Fall 2017 exhibitions at the Anna Leonowens Gallery is June 1! Only students entering the final year of their program can apply for a solo exhibition. Solo student exhibitions may only occur during their final two semesters while enrolled in the University. This application must be accompanied with a detailed Assessment Form completed by a Faculty Studio Advisor. This is a competitive application process. Not everyone who applies for an exhibition will be given the opportunity to exhibit. In the case that the Gallery Staff notices a common theme amongst a number of applicants Staff will curate 2-4 person exhibitions in consultation with the exhibitions committee. Students are encouraged to curate exhibitions amongst their peers to increase the potential of their proposals being accepted. In all semesters, priority for exhibitions is given to a limited quota of Faculty, Visiting Artist and Graduate student exhibitions, then solo undergraduate applicants entering their final semesters. Although there are major fluctuations in the number of solo applicants from semester to semester, the Gallery encourages proposals for two/three person projects and group shows from students in all levels of the University. These projects will be considered after all applications for solo, final-semester exhibitions are programmed. See the submissions page for information and to download an application form. Deadline: June 1.

The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council has put out a call for submissions for Oh! Canada, their Member Exhibition. The year 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation.  The NSDCC believes there is no better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than through a juried exhibition of fine craft exploring our members’ interpretation of Canadian identity and/or celebrating Canadiana. An invited panel of three jurors will select the works to comprise the exhibition from amongst those submitted in response to the Call for Entries. Entry deadline: July 28.

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.

Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery has put out two calls for submissions: for their Young Artists show and their Small Wonders Exhibition. Youth (ages 12 to 19) are invited to submit artworks for their Young Artists exhibition, using any medium (e.g., drawing, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery, etc.). AWARDS for best works! Application deadline: Midnight, Saturday July 1. You will be informed whether your work is accepted by email or phone as soon as possible. Established or emerging artists are invited to submit artworks in any medium for the Small Wonders juried exhibition. Artwork must measure exactly 6 inches by 6 inches (work of other dimensions will not be accepted) and must be a sturdy surface that can be wall hung (work on paper can be mounted on wood) or be unframed and have a hanging device, wire or hooks. For more information on submitting work to these exhibition please see their websiteSubmission deadline: August 1.

Call to artists: Lunenburg Art Gallery is looking for artists to paint in its 17th annual Paint Sea on Site Fundraiser on July 22 and 23. Proceeds from sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and Lunenburg Art Gallery. Registration is $25, which includes morning coffee and muffins, ball cap, two lunches and a Saturday reception. Further information is available on the gallery’s website.

The Dart Gallery calls for submissions for their exhibition 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Artists are invited to create inspired by the many musicians, artists, cultural events and figures that made 1967 such a memorable time in history. For more information please see their website. Deadline: July 4.

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The Sunroom at Halifax Central Library is a complimentary exhibit space dedicated to highlighting emerging and professional visual artists of Halifax Regional Municipality. This exhibit space will showcase emerging and professional artists who reflect the region’s diverse expressions of imagination, knowledge, creativity, intellectual activity and community culture in a welcoming and supportive environment.The Sunroom enables visitors to Halifax Central Library to engage with the creative life of their community, experiencing high-caliber works of visual art. Each art exhibit will be displayed between 6 – 8 weeks. The exhibit space is located at the south end of the 5th floor of Halifax Central Library in the seating area adjacent to the café. It consists of one large wall and one small wall on the East side (Large: 180cm x 350cm, Small: 180cm x 180cm) and one wall on the North side of the space (180cm X 400cm). Visual artists may only exhibit once every two years, unless invited by the Art Selection Committee. There is no deadline but the committee meets twice a year in April and September. An application can be found online.

Jack’s Gallery, located in JustUs! Cafe in Wolfville has put out a call for submissions. They are asking for submissions of music themed 2 dimensional artwork to help celebrate the Deep Roots Music Festival which takes place September 22 – 24, 2017. The works will be displayed from September 10 – October 1. The Devour Food and Film Festival takes place in Wolfville October 25 – 29 and for this they are asking for submissions of food themed work for a show to be held from October 1- November 5. For submission forms go to

Submit your application for Gathering of the Arts. The exhibition is open to artist members of Antigonish Culture Alive working in all visual media. All pieces must be new submissions to the Gathering of the Arts. A jury of peers from the Nova Scotia arts community will select the works to be exhibited. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, GoArts will be showcasing 20 art installations in 20 unique venues around Downtown Antigonish. Art allows us to examine ourselves and ask questions of the world at large. This year the aim is to bring GoArts out of the Library and into your every day world. ACA is seeking dynamic, interactive project proposals from professional artists or groups for their 2017 festival. One of their aims is to get as many different mediums into the show. Find more information on submissions see their website. Application Deadline: June 13.

The Dallaire Initiative has put out a call for artwork for Allons-y. Canada is repositioning itself internationally as a leader in peacekeeping, reengaging with the UN system and preparing to deploy military and police personnel. The UN and regional peacekeeping system is also facing unprecedented challenges due to the use of child soldiers, multiplying internationalized conflicts, violent extremism, lack of respect for the UN’s neutrality, and the challenges of peacebuilding and stabilization. This issue of Allons-y will examine how Canada can play a vital role in moving peacekeeping forwards in challenging times, with a specific focus on issues involving children and armed conflict. In addition to academic papers for Allons-y, the Dallaire Initiative is inviting submissions for art work focused on the issue of children in armed conflict to encourage broader engagement with this topic and explore alternate ways of portraying it. Young artists age 30 or under are invited to submit Visual art such as photos, drawings, and paintings; Musical or spoken word recordings; Poems not longer than 1 page; Short stories not longer than 2,500 words; Any other form of art that can be displayed on our website and/or on paper. Successful submissions will be included alongside academic pieces in the next edition of Allons-y. Select submissions will receive a $100 honorarium. Submit to allonsy@childsoldiers.orgDeadline: August 1.

Enter the Youth Art Competition for the 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The year 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. To celebrate the protection and promotion of human rights in the province, the Commission, in collaboration with Partners for Human Rights, is inviting Nova Scotia youth ages 12 – 24 to submit their original works of art for exhibition and display in Nova Scotia. They call on educators, youth leaders and parents to work with youth to help them make submissions on the theme: Human Rights for all Nova Scotians. Download the contest guidelines and consent forms, and find out how to make a submission here. Deadline: May 31.

Apply for CanadART. Round Hill Studio invites you to apply to be one of the many fine artists for this Canada 150 celebratory exhibit! CanadART will run June 1 – 29 at Round Hill Studio in Annapolis Royal. Art submissions will be considered if they have a Canadian National or Nova Scotia Regional Theme. Apply between May 17 – 30 in person or online.

Registration is now open for Paint Peggy’s Cove, part of the 7th Annual Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. This event is open to all artists and registration information and forms can be found at the Festival website. Participants will have three days to paint on-site in and around Peggy’s Cove, and display their works for sale in the Festival Yurt, along with a small number of previously completed studio pieces. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is on a first come – first served basis. The registration fee is $25 for the event (some or all days). Please contact the event Registrar Patricia Lindley ( if you have any questions. Deadline: June 9.

South Shore Public Libraries have put out a Call for Art Exhibits. The South Shore Public Libraries promote arts awareness and education through its Arts Exhibit Program. Exhibits are for one month starting on the first of each month. Artists are encouraged to organize an event that helps members of the community learn about and engage in the arts.The library is holding a competition to select month long exhibits for the calendar year from September 2017 to August 2018. Applications can be submitted in person at the library during business hours or emailed to Additional copies of the application can be found on their website. The submission deadline is May 31 at 5pm.

The Northumberland Arts Council has put out a call for submissions for A Show of Friends! The start of the 2017 season will be a Members’ Show and Sale at the Fraser Cultural Centre from June 9 to July 4 in Tatamagouche. NAC plans to open the season with a special members’ show and would like to invite members, past and present, to invite an artist friend (or two) to submit work along with them. To celebrate the relationship, they would ask you to include a brief statement about your friendship- how you met? How long have you know each other? Is art part of your friendship? They will post the statement along with paired works. This is an opportunity to celebrate friendship, highlight the wonderful work of our artist members and introduce new artists to the Gallery.  Artists and friends may submit up to four pieces and all media are welcome. Art should be delivered to the Fraser Cultural Centre, 362 Main Street, Tatamagouche on June 7 between 4 – 5pm. Opening Friday, June 9 at 7pm.

The Art Ex Festival Corporation is seeking artist’s submissions for Art Ex 2017 proposed projects and/or workshops. Art Ex is a weekend visual arts festival being held September 29th to October 1st, 2017 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. Visual artists working in all media are invited to submit proposed activities for Art Ex 2017. Artists may want to consider the following proposed activities, an exhibitions, art talks, hands-on workshops for children, youth and adults, an installations, short film making, professional development, artist circle or discussion panel. Artists are encouraged to consider innovative and fresh ideas for Art Ex 2017 that relate to this year’s theme: “Excited about Art”. For further information, please email Deadline for submission: June 30.

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.

Apply today to the Antigonish Art Fair. The Art Fair is a non-profit organization which has three simple goals: to support new artists, of all ages, in the community; build a reputation as being the cultural centre of eastern Nova Scotia and bring more activity to downtown Antigonish. The art fair is working on growing into a larger community event. Their goal is to get more artists and artisans involved in the event. Visit their website for more information on dates and the application.

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

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.

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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ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Blood Work, Kim Morgan; Gallery 2: Site Collaborations, Liz Ingram; Gallery 3: The BIBELOT, Jay Crocker (In collaboration with OBEY Convention), May 24 – June 3. Gallery 1: The Skewed Persona, Erica Flake, Seamus Gallagher & Lydia Hunsberger; Gallery 2: A Round, Isabelle Foisy; Gallery 3: stand back 5 feet/tenez vous 5 pied en avant, Evan Peacock & Levana Schutz, June 6 – 10. Opening Receptions: June 5, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Ancestra Obscura, Michelle Saint Onge, May 5 – 24. Salt Water, Katharine Burns; Yachts, Luke Naylor, May 26 – June 7. Opening Receptions: May 26, 7 – 9pm.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: After a very long winter, Gallery Artists, Opened May 4.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Autism Arts, June 23 – May 28. The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976 – 2016, February 4 – May 28. Harold Edgerton: The Man Who Made Time Stand Still, February 2 – August 13. Vimy Ridge: artists document the First World War, April 1 – October 15. Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, May 5 – October 29, Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective, ongoing.

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

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Lookabout, Jennifer Angus; Chapel Gallery: Drink and Draw, Community Art Group; Mym Gallery: The Mask I Wear, James Lightle, May 7 – June 11.

CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: IWK Auxiliary Art Show and Sale, May 18 – 27.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: The Fine Print, Nova Scotia Printmakers, May 2 – 25. Resonance, Krista Sheehan, June 2 – 29.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: with GUST-O!, Barry Colpitts; Extension: Ideal Bounds, Ruth Marsh, May 4 – June 4.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, May 5 – July 16.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: The Year of The Fire Rooster And Other Impossible Feats of the Occult, Lee Cripps, opened May 12.

FRASER CULTURAL CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: A Show of Friends!,​ Group Exhibition, June 9 – July 4. Opening: June 9, 7pm.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Spring is in the Air, Soil and Streams, Sarah Jane Conklin, May 23 – June 23.

GRACE JOLLYMORE JOYCE ARTS CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: Fate’s Four Favours, Ian Funke-McKay, May 5 – 26. Ivan Fraser Solo Exhibition, June 1 – 25.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Painting as an Art, Steven Rhude, May 20 – June 19.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Last Chants, Jacques Gaudet, Merle Harley, Sam Kinsley, Michael Mccormack, Jesse Mitchell, Andrew Patterson, William Robinson, Lou Sheppard, and Anna Taylor, May 13 – June 4. Closing Reception June 2, 6pm.

INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: Intangible and EXTREMEs, Nova Scotia Printmakers, May 28 – June 24. Opening reception: May 27, 2 – 5pm.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: It’s Elementary!, works by local students, April 30 – May 28.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Lunenburg Art Gallery Members’ Spring Show, April 25 – May 28. Coastal Impressions, Ron Kuwahara, Gail Sutherland and Robert Sutherland, May 30 – June 25. Opening Reception: May 30, 5 pm.

MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: Greg Yorke & Doris Soley, Opened May 6.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Florilegia, Beth Biggs & Holding Patterns, Rachel Ryan, May 19 – July 19.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective, April 22 – July 9. Panel discussion: May 27 at 2pm.

NSCC CAMPUS, TRURO: Generations Together, Truro Art Society, June 6 – 23. Opening reception: June 6, 7 – 8:30pm.

PEER GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Not Just Black and White, Anke Holm & Barbara Mclean, May 20 – 31.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Art for Life Series: Our Community, May 1 – 30.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: tell me where to go, Works from the Permanent Collection, April 22 – June 4.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Paint and Perception, Carol Mahtab and Randy Engelberg, April 28 – May 26. New Works, F. Scott MacLeod, June 2 – 30. Opening Reception: June 2, 7pm.

SISSIBOO COFFEE ROASTERS CAFE AND GALLERY, BEAR RIVER: Parting My Hair, Isao Sanami/Morrill, April 8 – May 30.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Eighty, David Sorensen; 100% real humdinger, James Kirkpatrick, April 28  – June 7.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: The Semi-Annual Group Show, May 11 – 28.

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY, TIDNISH BRIDGE: Land Sea Sky, Laurel Hamilton, June 11 – 22. Opening Reception: June 11, 1 – 4pm.

LE TRÉCARRÉ, POINTE-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-Murill, Dany Sheehy and Dianne Surette. Opened January 9.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Áilleacht Nádúrtha, Eric Boutilier-Brown, May 4 – 28. NSCC Photo Graduation Exhibition, June 1 – July 6. Opening Reception: June 1, 6 – 9pm.

VISUAL VOICE FINE ART, TRURO: Skies, Mary Doane, Carol Morrison, Kath Kornelsen, Nora Gross, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Lynn Johnson, Rosa Carr, Judy Arsenault, Joanne Solway, Robert Rutherford, Paulette Melanson, Cheryl Flemming and Dorothea LeBlanc, May 8 – June 10.


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