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VANS Newsletter #411
November 16, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This month-long residency, with an additional week for planning, will involve the artists in both their own work, in community with workshops, talks, open studios, and participation in the annual UCA environmental art exhibit. The residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community. The artist will dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency. 30% – 40% of the time will be dedicated to community-based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. 60% – 70% (24 hours) of the time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist; living and work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided. For more information, click here. Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or by email at Deadline: November 30.

In our 40th year, VANS celebrated by bringing more programming around the province. As 2017 winds down and you are thinking about renewing your VANS membership, here’s a look back at the last year.

  • Perhaps you enjoyed Lewis Hyde’s lecture on The Public Life of the Imagination, or the panel discussion Moving Forward, Looking B(l)ack: Visual Art in Nova Scotia with Bria Miller, Lucie Chan, Pamela Edmonds, Jade Peek and Sylvia Hamilton.
  • Maybe you took one of out professional development workshops in Antigonish, Shelburne, Lunenburg, Inverness, or our Artist Boot Camp in Sydney.
  • Or you got to know VANS through our En Route Artist Talk Series with JJ Lee, Grainne McHugh, and Jennifer Angus in Halifax, Wolfville, or Yarmouth.
  • You might have met and worked with the VANS in Residence artists in Musquodoboit Harbour, Herring Cove or North End Halifax. Or you’re an artist in our PAINTS program who brings art workshops to students throughout the province, including a dozen new schools this year, in both English and French.
  • You might be part of an arts organization that has benefited from our Open Grants program, or you’re an individual artist who was part of of the Subsidized Studio program.
  • Maybe you haven’t taken advantage of VANS programs for a while but recognize the importance of supporting the Mentorship Program, or arts advocacy in this province…
  • Or you just like receiving the new Visual Arts News magazine now with even more content on art in the Atlantic provinces.

Whatever the reason that you were member of VANS in 2017, we hope that you will renew your membership for 2018. See you website for a full list of membership benefits and renew your membership online, in person or over the phone – just remember to do so before it expires at the end of December. If you renewed recently (since October) it will not expire until December 31, 2018.

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The Fall 2017 issue of Visual Arts News is on the newsstands now! This issue is the first of our newly redesigned magazine! It has a new masthead and a perfect bind, which also means more pages per issue with more content devoted to visual art in Atlantic Canada. Featuring cover art by Emily Pittman and articles on Brendan Fernandes and Raven Davis, this is the REBUILD issue. VANS Members get a subscription with their membership but non-members can subscribe here.

South Shore artist Terri Whetstone’s exhibition of new collage work entitled Rapport: The Red Black White Series, is on now at the Corridor Gallery. Using a limited palette Whetstone explores a language of aesthetics and design. These striking pieces will be on display until December 15th.

Photographer Carl Snyder is the latest VANS Artist Profile. His work in photography evolved in two different worlds: freelance for hire (1984-2009) in large urban settings and art co-op/small gallery in smaller towns and city. His current work is a series of large panoramic landscapes that show remnants of early Acadian/Planter settlements in the Wolfville area. Check out Carl Snyder’s Artist Profile here.

PAINTS brings together professional visual and fine crafts artists, educators and students all over the province. We’re always looking for more artists who interested in spending some time working with children and youth. All members of VANS or NSDCC are eligible. There is no fee to apply or participate. The application is simple; fill out the online form and send us a copy of your artist resume and some images of your work. The PAINTS program is pretty straight forward. Projects range in scope from 3 hours to 12. While projects of course are made to work for students ranging in age and ability (the program is for grades Primary to 12), there should always be a connection back to the artists own work. Artists are paid a rate of $50/hour. And we also support some materials, and the artist’s mileage expenses. The next deadline for artists to apply is December 1st. Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or

Read Chris Shapones’ (the Visual Arts News Research Coordinator) blog Unearthing buried histories of African Nova Scotian artists. Take a look at what Chris found while digging through the archives.

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.

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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You are invited to the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia’s holiday Open House! As a member of the Cultural Federations, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (along with Dance NS, ANSM, Craft NS, the Choral Federation, SAM, Theatre NS and the Writers’ Federation) invites all our members to join us for a drink and nibblies on Thursday, December 14th between 4 and 7pm. If you can make it, please RSVP by December 7th to We hope to see you there!

Art in the Twenty-First Century Enhanced Film Series ​is on at ARTsPLACE, Mondays, 7 – 9pm. This series provides unparalleled access to the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how artists engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. The featured artists are grouped by their unique and revealing relationships to the places where they live: Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Each program is followed by a talk-back session. Recommended donation per program: $5. November 20 – Program 2: Mexico City, December 4 – Program 3: Los Angeles, and December 11 – Program 4: Vancouver.

The Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibition in Montreal will open on Friday, December 1. There is an opening reception (vernissage) on Saturday, December 2 from 1 – 5pm at 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montreal). The exhibition will remain in Montreal until December 16. There will be a closing reception on Saturday, December 16 from 5 – 9pm. The award recipients will be announced during the closing reception. This year there were over 220 submissions from 16 countries, 131 of these from Canada with 51 from the maritime region and 68 from Quebec. The exhibitions include more than 80 works from artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States. Six awards will be given: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards, the Wellington Church awards, selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions. The print catalogue of the show will be available for purchase at the exhibition for $30 + hst. The 65 page, 8.5 x 11″ coil-bound catalogue includes photographs and a description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions, short artist biographies, and some background about the awards and Main & Station Nonesuch. To order a catalogue by post, please contact

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Presented by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala is a yearly event that celebrates excellence in artistic achievement, notably in the announcements of two major awards, the Portia White Prize and the Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Award. Winners of the Prix Grand Pré, the five Established Artists’ Award and the Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award are also honoured. Collectively, the awards are worth $90,000. This year the event will be held November 18, 8 – 11pm at the Discovery Centre in Halifax. Get your free tickets online today.

Abstract Studio: a Show by 12 Artists, features work by Sarah Archibald, Cynthia Dean, D. Gwen Dueck, Kathryn Harley Haynes, Vaughan Irwin, Barbara King, Paulette Melanson, Ruth Ann Moger, Mora Morris, Sue Sadoway, Barbara Scott and Bobbi Young. At the Chase Gallery at the Nova Scotia Archives, the exhibition runs from November 2 – 28. Abstract Studio’s 12 members work in oil, acrylic and mixed media in styles that range from abstract impressionism to neo-expressionism to post-painterly abstraction. While the individual painters take their own unique approaches, they meet bi-weekly to discuss ideas of abstraction in art and see each other’s work in progress.

Every year AFCOOP challenges local filmmakers to shoot short holiday themed films on Super-8 film. Films are silent and shot all ‘in camera’ (no editing). The screening will include live improvised musical accompaniment and an audience choice award for best film. Never used Super-8 film before? AFCOOP staff can give you a quick tutorial on the camera and basic exposure tips and tricks. It’s a fun way to experiment with Super-8 and shoot a film from start to finish! You get 2 day Super-8 camera rental, 1 roll of Super-8 film (colour or b&w), premier screening with LIVE musical accompaniment, and a QuickTime file of your film. The contest opened October 30 and the cost is $50 (AFCOOP members) or $60 (non-members). To book your camera call AFCOOP: 902 405 4474 or for more information email Deadline: December 4.

Acadia University Art Gallery has some great programming scheduled for November, including Mary Hark’s talk on “Paper Making as Community Catalyst: Report from the Field” on November 3, 7 – 9pm, Natalie Honein’s “Unveiling Arab Feminism: A Narrative Discourse with Arab Women of the 19th Century” on November 6th, 7:30pm, and Intro Printmaking with Bob Hainstock on November 18 & 19.

Cape Breton University presents Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the ArtSci Connect. They are mobilizing research and practice that enhances art through the incorporation of science and science through art! Explore creative inter-disciplinary connections between the arts and science by focusing on the visual arts as they are used and expressed in the STEM fields, creating “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Explore how the Mi’kmaw principle of Two-Eyed Seeing can be implemented, integrated and communicated through contemporary artistic practice. They will use this guiding principle to address how Indigenous art intersects with science by connecting contributors of aboriginal identity and heritage with artists, researchers, educators and the public to address new ways of learning through cross-cultural exchange. There are three exciting events to participate in! All are free but registration is required. The ARTSCI Gallery Exhibition is on at the Art Gallery November 17 – February 2, The BioArt Workshop, and The STEAM Conference November 16 – 18.

In residence this month at Main & Station, Shelley Freeman is a visual artist with family roots in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta, B.C. and England. Shelley is concerned with illusion, ambiguity of scale, the juxtaposition of light and dark masses, and the combination of figurative and abstract elements in the same composition. She is currently working on a series of paintings depicting deep areas in pools of water. She says “the underwater world may be perceived as empty, even though in reality, it teems with colour and movement, sometimes too subtle to be visible at the surface.” She plans to use her time in residency to explore new ways of incorporating more abstract elements into her compositions. For more information about Shelley and what she does, check out her site.

reachAbility Association is proud to announce the third annual Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF), Atlantic Canada’s first and only disability focused film festival for adults and youth. This year’s festival takes place November 30 through December 3. The Bluenose-Ability Film Festival showcases the diverse contributions of both experienced and first-time filmmakers, which creates a powerful platform to encourage open dialogue about disability and mental health. They want give a voice to traditionally underserved and misrepresented individuals. With submissions from more than 80 countries and over 1 million in viewership worldwide, join BAFF in this international celebration of disability culture. The entire festival is free to attend!

4Cs Foundation is developing a new set of FREE professional development workshops on community arts. They are interested in hearing from you what topics would best fit your needs. They hope to address a range of needs from how-to plan a project, small group facilitation, through to considerations of values and practises that inform grass-roots arts-based community development and social change through the Art – and other topics along the continuum of community arts practise. Hearing from you will ensure the training/workshops are grounded in the expressed needs of the community. These will be free workshops and will be offered over the next eighteen months. What topics would you be interested in? What are your training/education needs? If you are a community arts artist with experience delivering trainings or an adult/ community educator with an art practise, please self-identify. The 4Cs Foundation will be looking for lead and co-facilitators for some of the workshops/trainings. You can complete their short survey here: or message Terri at with your suggestions.

From October 12 through December 17, the Dalhousie Art Gallery will present five projects to commemorate the centennial year of the Halifax Explosion, a maritime disaster that occurred on the morning of 6 December 1917 as the result of a collision between the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, and the SS Imo, a Norwegian relief vessel. The historical narrative of the Explosion is often considered from a military point of view. As an alternative approach to this well examined event, the Dalhousie Art Gallery is working with several artists, urban planners, social historians, cartographers, and architects to explore its various social and cultural impacts, and will present five exhibitions.Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion by the Narratives in Space + Time Society; Claire Hodge: Negotiations; Arthur Lismer and the Halifax Explosion; Arthur Lismer and The Drama of a City; and From 2D to 3D: Mapping Halifax Over Time.

Anna Leonowens Gallery opened a Treaty Education Space. On October 2, NSCAD dedicated its new Treaty Education Space as part of the Port Loggia Gallery at the Port Campus. The Treaty Space Gallery is one of the initiatives NSCAD has undertaken in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Beginning in summer 2017, Indigenous students Carrie Allison Goodfellow (MFA 2018), Brandon Hollohan (BFA 2018) and Glenn Knockwood (BFA 2019) researched “responses to treaty” and the ways treaty education spaces have been used on university campuses. The gallery has been developed under the guidance of the Anna Leonowens Gallery and NSCAD professor Dr. Carla Taunton. The Treaty Space Gallery will continue NSCAD’s commitment towards Indigenous knowledge mobilization and ongoing support of Indigenous contemporary art. Working in the spirit of the Anna Leonowens Gallery, in which the work of leading artists is shown alongside NSCAD students, this new space will foster the merging of current Indigenous community-based knowledge with productive academic and artistic research.

The Khyber Member Shop is a non commercial small storefront located at 1880 Hollis St in Halifax, which carries original artworks, craft, publications, music, fashion and miscellaneous items for sale by the artists. Space for selling items is available to Khyber Members, which you can become through signing-up online or in person! This is not a commercial space, however you can choose to make a donation to the Khyber when your items are sold or at any time. Items should be small and limited in number. Although they will take all possible precautions, the Khyber is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items and cannot offer compensation should something to that effect occur. If items do not sell within 6 months, they will be returned to the artists. Apply by filling out their application form and they will be in touch soon if your work is selected and space is available.

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Bonus Announcement!

Studio vacancies at the newly relocated Manual Training Collective! This month, after eleven years residing on Cunard Street, the Manual Training Collective (MTC) is in the process of relocating to their new studios in the Champlain Building on the corner of Duke and Hollis Streets, above the Bluenose Restaurant in downtown Halifax. They have two extra studios for rent effective December 1st.

One studio is very bright with two windows measuring 101 x 182 cm, a floor space of 226,889 cm, and a monthly rent of $388.84. The other is in an interior space measuring 279.40 cm wide x 497.84 cm long with a sink unit, and a monthly rent of $228.21. MTC’s ten members engage in painting, textiles, mixed media, film and photography, web based work, jewelry, drawing, and installation, all using clean and environmentally safe materials. If interested please contact MTC Administrator Glynis Humphrey as soon as possible at

Awards and Scholarships

Do you know a young artist who is going to art school next year? They can apply for the Krylon® Clear Choice Art Scholarship. In an effort to help students with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, Krylon is awarding five scholarships of $1000 to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies. In addition, the art program at each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a large gift package of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.  Krylon Products Group Clear Choice Art Scholarships are available to high school seniors (graduating before June 29th, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the US and Canada.  Students must be enrolled or accepted and seeking a degree at a US or Canadian university, college or art school as a declared major in a visual arts program such as painting, drawing, sketching (excluding graphic design, fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts). The full application is available on their website. Deadline: May 31, 2018.

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The Visual Artists Awards is now accepting entries for the 2017 Digital Edition honoring excellence in the field of projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality. They believe that anybody who has the ability, the passion and the drive to create new, exciting, innovative, and visually appealing content should also have the right to showcase their talent on a global stage. The intent of the Visual Artist Awards Digital Edition is to provide a global platform for the artist. If you have those characteristics, we want to see your art.  But more importantly, they want the world to see your art. For more information please see their website. Deadline: December 31.

The 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards honour excellence in the field and celebrate many important contributions to the community. In the spirit of design excellence, the municipality is seeking student talent to design and build trophies that will be presented to the winners of each category at the 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards.The winning submission will be replicated five times – one for each award category: Urban Design Plans, Urban Architecture, Civic Design Projects, Urban Elements, and Community Connections & Initiatives. Participants must be NSCAD students and may enter individually or in teams. Applications must include a short participant biography, detailed design plans, design rationale, a material cost breakdown and photographs of any models if available (preferred). The winning submission will receive an award of $1,000. The winning design will be built, replicated and presented to the winners of each category at the 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards. See the full call here. Submission Deadline: December 5.

Did you know that you can apply for Access Support through the Canada Council? Access Support funds individual applicants who are Deaf, have disabilities or who are living with mental illness, as well as Deaf and disability arts groups and organizations. Grants provide a contribution towards costs for specific services and supports required to complete a project funded through a Canada Council program. Access Support responds to the financial disadvantages that many Deaf or disabled artists routinely experience in creating, producing and disseminating art.  Funds are available as a supplement to an awarded grant and provided to recipients who identify specific disability-related supports that are needed to carry out their proposed activities. An individual applicant who self-identifies as Deaf, living with a disabilities, or mental illness, and has been awarded a grant through any Canada Council program can apply. See their website for more details. There is no deadline for applications.

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Make something wonderful this winter! Registration for NSCAD Extended Studies Winter 2018 courses is now open! Winter adult course highlights include, Hand Lettering, Screenprinting on Textiles, Character Design Throwdown, and Martitime Monsters. Winter youth course highlights include, Toys, Kites and Other Delights (ages 9-11), Saturday Youth Ceramics Program (ages 12-14 & 15-18), Sketchbook: An Artist’s Practice (ages 15-18) and March Break Camps for ages 5-18, including Young at Art (ages 5-8), Pinball Wizards (ages 9-11), Comics and Zines (ages 12-14) and Art 101: behind the scenes at NSCAD (ages 15-18). Full course descriptions are available online at

Charles Blackhall will be offering a one day Contemplative Photography Course on November 18 from 9:15am – 4pm at the Halifax Shambhala Centre at 1084 Tower Road.  This talk will address what are the obstacles to seeing clearly. And introduce a practice that cultivates a way into direct perception. This is a simple, available creative process that requires only a curious mind and a camera that can tune us into the magic of everyday life. How to use our lives to communicate without confusion the magical nature of what we see, hear and touch. This practise cultivates not only our ability to see but also to express the awakened nature of our heart and mind. Charles Blackhall has been a photographer for the past 40 years.  He has studied and trained with Michael Wood and others who developed the Contemplative photography curriculum as well as studying and teaching Shambhala Contemplative Arts, which is more about the creative process that may be applied to any art form. He and his wife Kerry Crofton are practising Buddhists involved with the Shambhala Centre in Halifax and internationally. They have taught Contemplative photography workshops on the east and west coasts of Canada and the U.S. as well as Hawaii. He considers himself a beginner and is passionate about art of life and how developing clear perception can open our hearts, minds and eyes to what is already there. No photography experience necessary. For more information or to register click here.

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Languages of Nova Scotia is a film training initiative celebrating language diversity in Nova Scotia, presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP). AFCOOP is offering free Filmmaking Weekend Workshops in five non-English language communities across Nova Scotia this fall. The five languages being celebrated as part of this initiative include: A’ Ghàidhlig / Gaelic, Farsi, Français / French, Maritime Sign Language / American Sign Language, L’nui’sin’simk / Mi’kmaq. Please reach out to a Languages of Nova Scotia Coordinator to express interest in participating in the workshop via email: These weekend workshops will focus on storytelling, a screening of a short film in the chosen language and hands-on practical group exercises immersing participants in the process of filmmaking and feature instructors with a connection to the chosen language/culture. It is free to register and no prior filmmaking experience is required. See their website for workshop dates and registration.

Award winning artist Leonard Paul is offering private art lessons in the basics all the way to advanced techniques in drawing and watercolour. The classes are at his studio gallery in Valley (near Truro). Workshops are tailored to the beginner or the professional artist who wants to illustrate comics, novels or animation. Private lessons are $75 for individuals or $55 for a group of three. For more information please see his website and contact

Register today for the Christmas Books workshop with Katherine Taylor at the Lunenburg School of the Arts! Get ready for the festive season in this one day workshop on November 25, 10am – 4pm. Learn how to make a miniature half bound leather book with an optional ornament hook. The fee is $100 plus a $15 materials fee. Bookbinding experience is useful but not necessary.

John and Linda Powell, Bob Ross Instructors in land/seascapes, florals, and wildlife, will be giving a painting workshop on Sunday, November 19 from 9am – 4:30pm at the North Woodside Community Centre in Dartmouth. Cost is $85 per person and all materials are provided. For more information call Linda at 902-521-1695 and email her at John and Linda Powell are producers and artists of the Wonderful World of Painting as seen on EastLink TV.

Autism Arts classes will take place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth on Saturday, October 23 and will continue until Saturday, December 16. Classes will consist of hour-long, hands on, art projects that will entertain and engage. Autism Arts is designed to create opportunities for people on the autism spectrum by presenting a variety of meaningful and positive art experiences. Art can be an effective and inspiring tool for self-expression, especially if words are missing. There can be limited recreational activities as well that consider the unique needs of people on the spectrum and provide appropriate and respectful modifications to ensure enjoyment and fulfillment. There will be two sessions every Saturday morning: Session 1 (ages 6 to 11) from 9:45am – 10:45am and Session 2 (ages 12 and up) from 11am – 12pm. Six participants will be accepted for each class, pre-registration is required. The cost: $10 per class ($80 for the term).  Assistance with fees is available. Please inquire with a staff member if you require assistance. To register please contact the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth at 902-749-2248 or by email at

Strengthen and build your portfolio with a Ross Creek Portfolio prep course. Thinking about applying for art school or interested in building your portfolio? Their portfolio prep courses will help you explore new skills and develop a strong visual arts portfolio. In addition to focused studio time, students will learn to document their work for submission to art school and receive critical feedback from NSCAD professionals. The course will also include studio visits to local artists practicing in the community and will conclude with an exhibition of student work. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts provides a unique setting in which to explore artistic creation with multiple studio spaces and access to an inspiring 178 acres of field and forest. Instructor: Jessie Forman, BFA, BEd. Various dates and times.

Chester Art Centre is offering great workshops, including Winter Scenes Acrylic Painting with Pat Christiansen on November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1 – 4pm. See their website for full course descriptions and registration info.

Ross Creek is offering PD Day Camps! Make art, enjoy nature and meet new friends… while your teachers learn! Spend the day making art, playing games and meeting new friends at PD Day Camps! Surrounded by the beautiful natural surroundings at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts kids will have the opportunity to explore the landscape and try out a variety of art activities in a studio setting. The registration fee includes all materials and a tasty homemade lunch!  Ages: 5-12. Dates: November 10, November 30 from 9am -5pm. The cost is $50 per child, which includes all materials + lunch and snacks!

The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Their workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation. From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, they endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels. Classes this fall include Parent & Child Painting, Mi’kmaw Basket Weaving, Introduction to Weaving: Tapestry Techniques, Linocut Printmaking, Steampunk Assembly, Wire Wrapped Jewellery and Painting a Watercolour Still Life. For more information, or to register, please visit their website.

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The Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) is seeking applications from creative, community-minded and energetic individuals for the short term contract position of Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator will play a leading role in membership and community cultivation. This position is funded through the Job Creation Partnership (JCP) Program. The Outreach Coordinator will take the leading role in developing strategies for increasing membership, accessing new communities and creating avenues to celebrate CFAT’s existing community of media artists. The Outreach Coordinator will be tasked with planning a major community-building and fundraising event that is sensitive and accessible to CFAT’s diverse community and coincides with membership recruitment, such as a membership drive. Beyond the planning and executing of this single event, they will be tasked with brainstorming and implementing strategies to access new communities, create a welcoming environment at CFAT, and attend community-oriented outreach events as-needed. Please see CFAT’s website for a full job description and application details. Deadline: November 24 @ midnight.

Atlantic Filmmakers Coop is hiring an Outreach and Communications Intern who will work on their new program, Languages of Nova Scotia a training and production program focused on creating five non-English language short films in partnership with community groups and cultural liaisons. The OCI will assist with the planning and promotion of the professional development and production phase of this project in the winter and spring of 2018. In this role the OCI will liaise with diverse cultural groups to distribute information about the program, assist with the development of the training component and assist with the implementation of the professional development and production phase of the project. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in the film & television industry and/or art practice/administration. Eligible candidates are entry-level and emerging cultural professionals who have graduated from college or university within the past 24 months and have recently entered the workforce. For a full description see AFCOOP’s website. Please send a resume and cover letter as one PDF labeled with your first and last name by email to AFCOOP’s Executive Director Martha Cooley ( with the subject line: “Outreach and Communications Intern”. Deadline: November 27 at 5pm.

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NSCAD University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. Subject to budgetary and final approval by the Board of Governors, this is an initial three-year appointment, renewable for continuing appointment.The Jewellery program contributes to the diversity of NSCAD through hands-on research into materials and fabrication that includes both traditional practices and new technology. Priority will be given to candidates with an active studio/research practice in tandem with advanced traditional jewellery fabrication skills and aptitude with digital fabrication methods. Knowledge of jewellery history and understanding of contemporary craft discourse is considered an asset. The selected candidate should have a strong vision for the future of the field and will help shape evolving curriculum. Teaching will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a minimum MFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, active research and/or professional practice, and college-level teaching experience. Deadline: December 15.

Think Marketing is a creative agency focused on providing smart, nimble and affordable marketing solutions for small and medium businesses here in Nova Scotia and across the country. They are currently seeking a Senior/Intermediate Graphic Designer in Halifax. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of global design trends and approaches, excellent understanding and passion for typography, experience in both print and web design, experience in modern web design principles, responsive design, interface design, and an understanding of CSS (optional), as well as boundless creativity. Think Marketing is committed to growing their creative and knowledge economy here in Nova Scotia, and are looking forward to growing their team. Please visit their website at to learn more. See the full job ad here. Please quote competition number SIGD1012-CB when applying.

jRoss Creek Centre for the Arts is hiring new artist faculty, an environmental programmer, a chef,  art camp counsellors and many more. Ross Creek welcomes artists of all disciplines from our community and beyond to pass on their knowledge and experience. Check out their website for full job descriptions and application details. 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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Coming up at Wonder’neath Art Society on November 19 from 3 – 5pm! Show Yourself is an art making session, creative writing and mixed media workshop lead by Artist in Residence Bria Miller and Poet El Jones. This will be a closed space for racialized people to be together and connect across experiences. Supplies will be provided. For more information please see the Wonder’neath Facebook page.

The Craft Nova Scotia’s 42nd annual Designer Craft Show will be returning to Cunard Event Centre for 2017, located at Pier 23, 961 Marginal Road, on the Halifax Waterfront. The event, open to all current juried Craft Nova Scotia members, will take place November 17 – 19, 2017. You’ll find original, interesting and contemporary fine craft by Nova Scotian and Atlantic Canadian artisans. Enjoy demonstrations from many talented exhibitors, local guilds and members of the Craft Nova Scotia. See the demonstration schedule at the east end of the Cunard Event Centre for a list of fibre artists, wood turners, printmakers, metal workers, glass artists and many more sharing their craft throughout the weekend. Craft Nova Scotia will have its 9th Annual Designer Interiors showcase featuring the finest in locally handcrafted architectural and design elements, home décor and visual art, sponsored by East Coast Living Magazine. Hours have been extended for evening shoppers and Farmers’ Market attendees. Friday, 10am to 9pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is adult $7, students & seniors $6, weekend passes $9 –children under 12 are free! For further information, please contact Craft NS at (902) 423-3837 or by email, programs@craftnovascotia.

Head to Christmas in Petite, a multi-venue event in Petite Riviere, on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. The times are Saturday and Sunday, November 18 & 19, from 10 am – 4 pm and one of the events is a craft fair at the Petite Riviere Vineyards.

Nine Compositions: InterActions with Art is a series of Public Performances at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. This series by Halifax Theatre for Young People showcases nine new short plays by Nova Scotian playwrights. Each play was written in response to, and will be performed beside, an artwork on view. Tickets are available online and at the information desk (902) 424-5280. All nine shows happen at every performance, but you will see three short 15 minutes works. Performances will be November 16, 2017 at 7pm and November 18 & 19 at 1pm & 3pm.

The Gaspareau Art Market is at the Community Centre, 2806 Greenfield Road, Gaspereau on Saturday, November 18, 1 – 4pm.The Art Market will include art for sale from local artists. Come take a look or buy a piece of art from the following artists; Misty Cogswell- Hand crafted wooden and metal jewelry, Tracy Horsman- Ceramics, Miyoshi Kondo- Gouache paintings and cards, Ryan Hupman- Acrylic paintings & wood working, Scott Hupman- Bird carvings, Deep Hollow Print- Letterpress Prints, Hen of the Woods- Artisan Soaps and homestead crafts, Natasha Hope-Simpson- Watercolor cards and dyed silk scarves, The Quarrelsome Yeti- Prints and Apparel, Gabrielle Leenhouts- Chocolate, Alvin Harvey- Wooden bowls, and The Virgo Tiger- paintings. You can also buy refreshments from Jenny Osburn while you shop or sit and take a break with friends. Jenny will also have her cookbooks for sale at this event. Donations are a freewill admission for The Wolfville Children’s Centre for new art supplies for the kids!

Visual Haiku: A Mother Daughter Journey Fundraiser is Sunday, November 19th from 2pm to 5pm at the home of the artist: 31 Newport Drive, Fall River, NS. In 2015 the Andrea Pottyondy’s daughter, Jasmin Aurora, wrote a haiku a day while living and teaching in Nunavik (Northern Quebec). In 2016 Andrea chose one haiku a week and responded to it by creating an artwork. In 2017 Jasmin and Andrea decided to exhibit and sell the artwork with all proceeds going to two charities: a women and children’s shelter and for cancer research. Jasmin Stoffer is a recent Masters of Inclusive Education Graduate at Acadia University. After five years in the north she is back in Nova Scotia teaching at Bridgeway Academy and working part time for Autism NS. Andrea Pottyondy is an artist ( ), volunteer docent at AGNS and practices art in her “artarage”. During the year long process she began to understand her daughter and their relationship more deeply. Artworks are small visual haiku and very affordable (poetry included!). They will accept cash, cheques and internet banking. To RSVP and for directions please email: or text/call (902) 233-0315.

The Seaforth Market: Seaside Christmas is November 18 & 19, 10am – 5pm at Seaforth Community Hall, 6060 highway 207, Seaforth, NS. A dozen local eastern shore artists and craftspeople will display their goods. The kitchen will be open for a hot meal, coffee or snack. Shop for local art, baked goods, textiles, home decor and jewelry just to name a few. This event is part of the greater Seaside Christmas happening along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.

Halifax Crafters Society’s highly anticipated Winter Market is taking place Friday, December 1 from 5 – 9pm, Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3 from 10am – 5pm at the Olympic Centre. Admission is free! Please remember, a lot of the crafters take cash only. There is an ATM on site, though sometimes it runs out of money!

The Crescent Clay Show and Sale featuring Jo Beale, Sarah Irwin, Mary Jane Lundy, Denise Cormier Mahoney, Lynette Richards, Denise Sooley and Susan Vitale is December 1st, 2nd and 3rd! It’s at 274 East Dover and opening night is December 1 at 7pm and it is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5pm.

The Dartmouth Makers Winter Market is November 24, 2017 5 – 9pm and November 25, 10am – 5pm at The Parish Hall, 61 Dundas Street, Dartmouth. Featuring 58 Dartmouth Makers bringing Ceramics, Clothing, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Apparel, Print and Paper, Textiles, Food and more! Come shop local in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth. Admission is free.

Arthur Lismer and the 1917 Explosion: When War Came to Halifax is Thursday, November 23 at 7pm. The Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present a talk by curator and historian Alan Ruffman in conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Lismer and ‘The Drama of a City’. In this talk, Ruffman will review Arthur Lismer’s time in Halifax, and his generally unknown body of work on the 1917 Explosion.

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The One Size Fits All Art Show and Sale during the Father Christmas Festival in Mahone Bay is coming up soon!  Seventy-seven artists from across the province have created 260 – 6×6 inch panels in a variety of media, priced from $50 to $150 each.  All proceeds from art sales go to the artists, but The Mahone Bay Community Arts Committee will give a generous donation to the Mahone Bay Centre sourced from the modest registration fees paid by each artist. The public is invited to attend the preview and reception on Friday, November 24, 4 – 8 pm at the Mahone Bay Centre. Those wishing to purchase work can return November 26 and 27 and December 2 and 3. Hours are 10am to 4pm. One Size Fits All is just one event going on in Mahone Bay during the Father Christmas Festival. See for a full list of festival activities.

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Adventurous artists can apply for the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency! Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, the US National Park Service and the Skagway Arts Council seek three visual artists to participate in a cross-border creative journey within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in British Columbia. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Each artist will be required to provide and carry all of their backpacking gear, food and art supplies for the journey (though food caches are available, provided artists arrange delivery in time for May flights). Bringing a support person, friend or family, is highly recommended. Artists will receive up to $100 USD support from Skagway Arts Council in purchasing necessary art supplies and will receive a $1000 CAD honorarium from the Yukon Arts Centre. This residency is open to applicants of any nationality for the 2019 edition. For more info or to apply click here. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency is offering a Printmaking Artist Residency in Spring & Summer 2018 in Puebla, Mexico. The Printmaking Artist Residency is a self-directed Art Production residency for experienced printmakers. It offers the unique opportunity to work at the studio of a prominent printmaking museum in the central historic district of Puebla. The techniques offered are intaglio, linoleum, woodcut, polyester plate, silkscreen and the unique opportunity of working with a specific lithography stone from Mexico. Spaces are limited. Fee Reduction Possible. See their website for more information or email Chris at Deadline: December 3.

Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed and controlled. Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, media art, etc. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion). The essence of Luminous Bodies is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply. The cost is $1020 for shared accommodation or $1230 for private bedroom, plus HST, and the package includes accommodation, large shared studio, workshop facilitation, programming, and an exhibition. Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018.

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Apply for the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Residency for 2018! Artists working in any medium whose work draws on the natural environment are invited to apply to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Program (located along Nova Scotia’s Marine Drive). The program is designed to provide work space and accommodation in a retreat environment where participants can work independently on their own project(s) for a two week time period. At this time, they are only accepting applications from Atlantic Canadian artists/writers who are currently living in Atlantic Canada. Some element of public access must be provided at the end of the residency, such as an artist’s talk, open studio, or workshop to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Artist in Residence Program. Deadline: midnight on January 23, 2018.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia. It’s a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This residency will involve the artists in both their own work and in the community. The call for artists is now open. In this 4-week residency (plus 1 planning week), the artist will dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency. 30% – 40% of the time will be dedicated to community-based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. 60% -70% (24 hours) of the time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist and live/work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided at no cost to the artist. Applications must be received via email at on or before Thursday, November 30. Find the details on the full call and guidelines here.

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.

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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Lumière Arts Festival Association is seeking artists working in visual arts, performance, sound, film & video to present work at Lumière First Night 2018. Lumière First Night 2018 is a free, family-friendly outdoor event held on the waterfront in Sydney, NS, on Sunday December 31, 2017 from 6 – 9pm. This event is part of a larger New Year’s Eve celebration coordinated by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Artists fees will be paid based on national standards. Lumière brings art to the public in an accessible, interactive, educational, and engaging festival that underlines the importance of public participation and cultural democracy. For the complete call for proposals please click here. Proposals should be sent to Deadline: November 27.

Regent Park Film Festival is seeking proposals from emerging to mid-career Indigenous media artists and media artists of colour across Canada to create short (5-10 minutes) works that engage with personal or institutional archives and reflect on how they shape our understanding of the past, present and future. This commission is part of Home Made Visible, a national project that will expand the representation of Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada’s media archives. The commissioning component will engage three Indigenous media artists and three media artists of colour to create works that explore how archives shape the ways we remember, engage with colonization and think about collaboration and coexistence between our many communities.Each artist will receive a cash contribution of $6,000 to support creation and production costs. Additional support towards production will be sought through partnerships with local artist-run centers. Completed projects will be screened at the 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival in November 2018 and toured through five library systems in Canada in 2019. For complete application details please click here. Deadline for submissions: November 20 at 11:59pm.

Round Hill Studio (280 St-George St. Annapolis Royal, NS) is accepting submissions for Wee Art and encourages new artists to be part of this exciting event. This year, they are offering the opportunity to submit up to 4 works whose size and dimension are 6” wide x 6” high ( 6” deep for 3D). Hung and 3D art are welcome for consideration. All pieces will be priced at $75, so please consider this when creating your pieces. The exhibit will run December 1 – 24. Deadline for submissions: November 25.

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The Sunroom at Halifax Central Library encourages emerging artists to apply for an exhibition! It’s a complimentary exhibit space dedicated to highlighting emerging and professional visual artists of Halifax Regional Municipality. The Sunroom exhibit space will showcase artists who reflect the region’s diverse expressions of imagination, knowledge, creativity, intellectual activity and community culture in a welcoming and supportive environment. 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). Artists can submit a CV, exhibition proposal, no more than 5 jpegs of examples of works, email contact, artist statement and artist bio to See their website for more details. Deadline: December 15.

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.

Through a conference and artist projects in Hamilton in spring 2018, Art & Social Strata will address the formal, political and ethical dimensions of socially-engaged art practices. Art & Social Strata are accepting proposals from artists, collectives, researchers, curators and other arts workers to present papers, workshops, artist projects, as well as other participatory or socially-engaged projects that may not fit a conventional conference format. They are interested in a range of themes that reflect on the social and political dimensions of contemporary arts practices and institutions. These can include but are not limited to: addressing increasingly precarious labour and instability in institutions dependent on project-based funding; gentrification and the prohibitive rents faced by artists and organizations; barriers to arts education and the ongoing expectation of free labour within the arts; systemic inequality and the ongoing tokenization of racialized and marginalized cultural producers; and hierarchical structures within organizations that limit participation. Proposals should include a short project description (max. 300 words), brief bio (max. 150 words) and CV; if the proposed project is visual in nature please also include 5-10 images or a link to video work (max. 5 minutes) and an image list contextualizing the support material. Please indicate any technical requirements in your description. Application packages can be sent to Deadline for proposals: December 21.

Call for vendors for the Khyber Night Flea Market.  It’s back and they are looking for up-to 35 vendors! They have 5ft. X 3 ft. square sales area for your artwork, craft, wintage, services, fashion, handmade items, books, music, food or other items. It is $35 regular, OR $25 for Khyber members. To register, send images and description of what you will be selling OR to express interest, contact:

Each year, the Multifaith Action Society invites artists to submit works of art for publication in their annual Multifaith Calendar. The theme for the upcoming 2019 edition is Coming Together: Exploring New Connections. They believe this theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions. This year, show them how you come together and how you explore new connections. Please submit a work of art in any medium that showcases the theme. The aim is to produce a calendar that will include a variety of interpretations on the theme while creating a visually cohesive calendar. They encourage all artists to submit images including artists who have had their work showcased in past. Please submit a work of art / works of art (upt to 5 pieces) in any medium that showcases Coming Together: Exploring New Connections. They encourage all artists to submit images including artists who have had their work showcased in past. Deadline for submissions: January 19.

Artspace in Peterborough, ON has put out a general call for submissions. The centre is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. It strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is an alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CAR/FAC. All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system. Proposals are judged in relation to Artspace’s mandate and programming focus. Artspace’s next submission deadline: December 8.

The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth is currently seeking proposals for exhibits of 3 dimensional artwork, craft and digital work to show in their window extension space in late 2017 to early 2018. If interested please submit Artists CV, proposal statement and up to 10 images of proposed work to Lee Cripps, Fine Arts Program Director/ The Craig Gallery Coordinator at The larger display is 84″h x 36″d x 72″w and the smaller is 84″h x 36″d x 36″w.

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: Emptying Landscapes: An Altered Place, Bob Hainstock, October 6 – December 1.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Underpinnings: 130 Years of NSCAD, November 21 – December 2.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Toys Art Us, Kim Floyd; Slow Century, Andy MacDonald, opened November 3.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: Wood, Winter and Winter, Marilyn Lohnes and Ted Monk, November. opened November 2.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Folk/Funk, July 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018. Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, May 5 – January 28. An Expression of Faith: Sacred Art of Centuries Past, May 5 – January 28. Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature, Bruce MacKinnon, August 26, 2017 – April 1, 2018, Kepe’kek From the Narrows of the Great Harbour, September 30 – January 14. Perfect Brightness: Discovery and Escape in Contemporary Photography (Photopolis), November 10 – April 29. An Abecedary of Printmakers in Nova Scotia, October 21, 2017 – March 4, 2018. Art From The Heart, October 12, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

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

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: My Story Photo Project; ​Layered Visions: pulling back the blanket, Elephant Grass Print Collective; Metamorphic, Kate Wasteneys, October 15 – November 18.​ Annual Show & Sale (ARCAC Members);  ​​Janet Larkman;  A Sense of Trees, Jennifer Modigliani, November 26 – December 21, Opening reception: November 26, 1-3pm.

THE BREAD GALLERY, BROOKLYN: Long Winter Nights, Avon River Arts Community, November 3 – December 31.

THE BISTRO, NEW GLASGOW: Routes and Roots, Shannon Bell, Norene Smiley and Diane Wile-Brumm, October 1 – December 31.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the ArtSci Connect, November 17, 2017 – February 2, 2018.

THE CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: Abstract Studio: a Show by 12 Artists, Sarah Archibald, Cynthia Dean, D. Gwen Dueck, Kathryn Harley Haynes, Vaughan Irwin, Barbara King, Paulette Melanson, Ruth Ann Moger, Mora Morris, Sue Sadoway, Barbara Scott and Bobbi Young, November 2 – 28.

CHIVES WINDOW SPACE, HALIFAX: Woven Fire, Becky Gartner (as part of Photopolis), October 4 – November 17.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Rapport: the Red Black White series, Terri Whetstone, November 2 – December 15.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main gallery: Focus, George Smith. Case gallery: NSCAD Ceramics, November 2 – 26.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: The Halifax Explosion, October 12 – December 17. Negotiations (Photopolis), Claire Hodge, October 13 – December 17.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Pure Wool Art: Whimsy, Fantasy and Fun, Linda Inge Tremblay with Dorothyanne Brown, November 3 – 21.

14 BELLS FINE ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: 110 Years of Community, December 2 – 16. Opening reception: December 2, 1 – 4pm.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: LIFE: Land – Ice – Fire – Experience, Monika Wright, Andrea Pottyondy, and Sarah Jane Conklin, November 6 – December 8.

GRACE JOLLYMORE JOYCE ARTS CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: Locally Grown: An Exhibition of Local Art, October 30 – December 2.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Holiday Show of New Works, November 18 – December 31.

HERMES, HALIFAX: big/SMALL, Red Head Gallery Exchange, November 4 – 26.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Paintings by Evangeline Artist Coop members, closes January 7.

MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: With Wonder and Joy, Janice Guinan, November 1 – 30.

MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, HALIFAX: Hope and Survival: The Halifax Explosion Memorial Quilt, Laurie Swim, November and December. Artist talk: December 6, 1pm.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Forging a Life: 47 Years of Blacksmithing, John Little (curated by Andrew Terris), November 10 – December 22, 2017 and reopens January 6 – 21, 2018. Artist talk: November 19, 2 – 4pm.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design, November 15 – December 15. Mount Annual Community Show, November 15 – December 10.

NAVAL MUSEUM, HALIFAX: Faces From the Great War (Photopolis), October 16 – November 17.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: Shaun Whalen, September 22 – November 17.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Stone and Sand and Sea and Sky, Helen Opie, November 2 – 30.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Faculty, Alumni, Student, Staff Exhibition, November 23 – December 17. Opening reception: November 23 at 12pm.

ST FX UNIVERSITY GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Bloomfield Gallery: Fencelines, Ruben Irons, Fenn Martin and Raina McDonald, November 5 – December 15. Schwartz School of Business: Indigenous Art, Loretta Gould, Amanda and Darren Julian, Chelsea Brooks, David Brooks, Jay Bell Bird and Lorne Julien, Opened October 12.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: New works, Alan Bateman, November 3 – 24.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: A Bloomsbury Garden, Karen Kulyk; Halifax Explosion, Jane Reagh, Janice Leonard, Charley Young and Richard Mueller,  November 17 – December 22.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Love You More Than Anything, Doretta Groenendyk, November 1 – 30.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Prairie Portrait(s):A Memoir of Space and Place, Allan Neilsen. November 2 – December 3.



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