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VANS Newsletter #402
July 13, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

Come to our Mentee Artist Talk for the 2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial ShowOur four emerging artists, Kate Grey, Ryan Josey, Ben Mosher, and Alexis Vessey will talk about their work in this exhibition as well as their time in the Mentorship Program on Saturday, July 15 at 2pm at The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing.  So come and ask the artists some questions, see their work and the work of their talented mentors Andrea Dorfman, Bryan Maycock, Craig Leonard and Sarah Maloney. If you can’t make it to the artist talk, remember to see The Initial Show before it closes on July 23.

South Shore artist Marla Benton’s exhibition Celebrate!!! shows a body of work inspired by her young daughter who started celebrating everything and anything, all the time. Benton described these celebrations as “a beautiful ritual to take on as an adult”. She started to look at life with a twist of a little girl’s perspective then began making ceramic cupcakes, which lead to cake slices and then to full cakes, without forgetting stands, platters and trays to accompany. Celebrate!!! is a charming, touchable collection of Marla Benton’s ceramic treats. It runs from July 6 – 27 in the Corridor Gallery.

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The 2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial Show is opening at The Craig Gallery on Wednesday, June 28, 7 – 9pm! These four fantastic emerging artists, Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey, will show their new work along side work by their talented mentors Sarah Maloney, Craig Leonard, Bryan Maycock and Andrea Dorfman. Come join us in opening a great exhibition, including some collaborations between mentors and mentees, or visit the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing before The Initial Show closes on July 23. There will also be an artist talk with the four emerging artists on Saturday, July 15 at 2pm. We hope to see you there!

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.

The Summer 2017 Codes + Symbols issue of Visual Arts News is out! 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.

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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Visual Arts Nova Scotia is excited to present an artist talk by visiting artist JJ Lee, in collaboration with Anna Leonowens Art Gallery Art Bar + Projects. Through mixed media paintings and drawings, Lee explores the space between states of being, cultures, histories, identities, representation and abstraction as a result of contemporary global life. Taking place Friday, June 14 at 6pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax, NS, this free artist talk is offered as part of Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s En Route Artist Talk Series. If you are a NSCAD alum, drop by early for the Alumni Social starting at 5pm.

Call for Attendees: Food for Thoughts Artists’ Talks. This summer Eyelevel will be bringing you 5 artists in 3 artists’ talks as part of this discussion series! Each talk aims to prompt critical discussions surrounding art practices while sharing food. This summer they are centring QTBIPOC, POC, and LGBTQ2SIA+ voices as artists speaking in the series and talk attendees! If you self-identify as any of the above, and would like to sign up for one of the talks please email Camila at with your name, preferred talk, and dietary restrictions. Please keep in mind that conversations will be recorded and turned into podcast episodes to be released through the year. The talks are free, but due to limited space, you need to RSVP as soon as possible. Attendees will be chosen on a first-come first-serve basis.
Geneviève Brideau & Parker Houghtaling, ARTFAT- Taking our fat bodies back from the clutches of semiotics, July 23.
Cinthia Arias Auz & rudi aker, August 19.
Annie Onyi Cheung, Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here, August 26.

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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.  They still have space in four Saturdays: July 15, July 29, August 19, and Sept 16! Registration will remain open until all slots are filled. Full information and registration form here.

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council Fundraising Committee is looking for enthusiastic members to assist with an exciting new fundraising event planned for September 23. Help support the work of ARCAC in a great way! Volunteers are needed leading up to and during the event. Contact Suzanne Lee or email
Help feed starving artists! They are seeking volunteers to coordinate and cook the Starving Artist supper during Paint the Town (August 19). They do have a budget for this event so volunteers would not have to seek out food donations. Please email if this is something you are interested in taking on!

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 we 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.

The Sublet Studio at Manual Training Collective (MTC) has been rented, but 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

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

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.

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Awards and Scholarships

AFCOOP’s deadline for their Grants for Filmmakers is coming up! In advance of the deadline the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative would like to draw attention to a number of changes that have been made to the grants and the grant requirements.They are please to announce a new grant entitled the Super 8 Bursary designed to cover all costs associated with shooting, processing and scanning two rolls of Super 8 film. Perfect for first time filmmakers or artists interested in exploring Super 8! Analogue Film Grant (formerly celluloid creation grant) now offers $400 cash support to cover professional lab costs for larger analogue film-based projects. Independent Filmmakers Grant now offers $400 cash support as well as access to AFCOOP’s production insurance. In addition to the regular support material required for all grants, they are now offering the opportunity for applicants to submit one piece of audiovisual support material (via Vimeo or YouTube). Submissions can now be accepted electronically (in addition to in-person or by mail). For more information on all of AFCOOP’s grants please visit their website. Deadline: August 1.

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A special offer of 15% off for VANS members from LIVE LEARN NOW! LIVE LEARN NOW, a company with a mission to become a world leader in cultivating people’s life passions, has a very special offer for VANS members. Register by July 20th for either of the following two classes taking place this coming August and you will receive 15% off. Learn to Paint like Bouguereau with Internationally Acclaimed Instructor and Master Artist: Juan Carlos Martinez. This intensive, 5-day workshop focuses on the classic 19th century academic painting style as used by master painter William Adolphe Bouguereau. Portrait Drawing from Life – A Crash Course with Internationally Acclaimed Instructor and Master Artist: Juan Carlos Martinez. This intensive drawing workshop will allow students to fully examine the canons of proportion of the human head, and discover a number of methods for using this knowledge to more rapidly attain a likeness. For dates, detailed course descriptions, to learn more about Juan Carlos Martinez, LIVE LEARN NOW or to register, please visit: or their Facebook page. To receive the 15% discount just enter Earlybird in the coupon code box provided (please note that it will appear after you click on ‘proceed to booking’). Also, if you have already registered and you are a VANS member, please contact and identify yourself.

Are you considering applying to AFCOOP’S FILM 5 in the fall? FILM 5 is a creative development program for emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers. The program provides a unique blend of classroom instruction, mentorship from experienced filmmakers and hands-on production experience. This year AFCOOP is holding a series of FREE preparatory workshops to help filmmakers develop their ideas and get their applications ready. Don’t miss this opportunity to jumpstart your application and give yourself a leg up on the competition! For each workshop you attend you will be able to receive $10 off your application fee to FILM 5. Attend all three and your application is FREE (a savings of $30!) Registration is required. FILM 5 Prep Courses include: Script Clinic, Producing is Fun!, and Creating Your Dream Team.

Chester Art Centre has a bunch of summer workshop, including Mosaics, Getting to Know Your Digital Camera, Relief Printing, and Intro to Oil Painting. You can register for them by calling the Art Centre ( 902-275-5789) or email them at

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Main & Station in Parrsboro is offering some interesting art workshops this summer at really good prices. Here’s their schedule: June 29, 1:30 – 3pm: Cut & Paste Fun with Judith Appleton. July 29, 11am – 1pm: Plein Air Drawing Excursion with Sara McKarney. August 1, 10:30am – 4:30pm: Doodle Your Way to Tangling with Lori St. Clair. August 2, 1 – 4pm: A Field Recording Workshop: Exploring the Parrsboro Soundscape with Scott Smallwood. August 2 & 3, 6:30pm – 9pm: Painting Realism in Watercolour with Bruce St. Clair. September 16 or 17, 2 – 4pm: Plein Air Watercolour Painting with Brian D. Cohen. Check out their website and register today.

ARTsPLACE is excited to offer more content to enhance your Paint the Town experience – they are offering three workshops on Thursday, August 17 & Friday, August 18. Register today for Speed Painting with Zehava Power, An afternoon with Tom Forrestall (Monica Forrestall assisting), and specifically for Paint the Town artists, Paint the Town Survival – Tips & Tricks with Connie Lowe-Parker and Pat Lohrenz. Sign up is online, via their website – limited spaces available!

Alderney Landing is offering Fine Arts and Theatre Summer Camps for children. Camps are $200.00 per camp per child – $170.00 per camp per child for 2 or more camps with the exception of Camp #7 witch is a 2 week camp for $350.00 per child. Registration includes supplies, daily snack, and lunch on Friday. Please call the Alderney Landing Box Office to make payments (902)461-8401 or contact

Parrsboro Creative’s Cultural Campus is open to everyone who wants to explore their creativity and expand their artistic horizons. This seasonal arts and artisan program, hosted by various venues on the Bay of Fundy, offers classes under the direction of some great instructors, including Wayne Boucher, William and Tom Forrestall, Janet Doble, and Michael Tennyson. Throughout the summer Parrsboro Creative is offering painting, pottery, blacksmithing, rug hooking, basketry, photography, and workshops for youth too. Tom and William Forrestall are giving a 5 day intensive at Art Lab they will share the secrets of painting with Egg Tempera, an ancient medium known for shimmering beauty, power and mystery. A rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of inspiration and creativity. You can visit their website for more information on workshops and registration.

Wayne Boucher is teaching Painting from the Inside Out – a 4 Day Master Class at Art Lab Studios and Gallery in Parrsboro September 28 – October 1. In this intensive and vigorous four-day workshop Wayne Boucher works one on one with each artist and leads a daily group critique. The objective of the workshop, through preliminary explorations and studies is to create a responsive dialogue between the artist and their paintings in bringing essential elements of signification and process into a final work(s). Parrsboro Creative Cultural Campus. The course is $350 and registration may be completed at:

Argyle Fine Art Gallery is delighted to be launching a series of workshops this Summer season called Art on the Go! These workshops provide a unique, fun and affordable opportunity for you to learn something new with a professional Argyle Fine Art artist while also being outside and on location for inspiration! They will provide your “art box” which is a wooden cigar box supplied by their business neighbours, Sieverts Limited. They’ll transform this little box into everything you need to paint or draw on the go! Each workshop will cost $50. Payment is required at time of registration and nonrefundable. Workshops will go on, no matter rain or shine. Each class is limited to 8 individuals.

LaHave Weaving Studio in Lunenburg is offering great textile workshops all summer, including Introduction to Weaving, Weave a Rag Rug or Rug Wall Hanging, Textile Study Field Trips: Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Tapestry Weaving with Anke Fox, and Weave a Wool Throw & Pillow. Check out their website for more info and to register.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Dalhousie University Art Gallery is hiring a Young Canada Works Project Coordinator. The Dalhousie Art Gallery in partnership with the Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD University) will be presenting the city-wide exhibition of light art titled RESPONSIVE: International Light and Art Project Halifax during 14-21 October 2017. Halifax will be the first iteration of RESPONSIVE which is also scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany in 2018. The Project Coordinator will be working with the curators from Halifax and Cologne to oversee the administration of the event. This will involve liaising with the selected international artists, helping with the preparation of promotional materials and the guidebook production, assisting with the budget development and preparing regular budget updates, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and working with the technical coordinator to organize equipment needs. The position is $18.00/hr, 30hrs/week for 23 weeks. Application deadline: July 16 at 11:59pm.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University is seeking Limited Term Pro Rated Faculty, Division of Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing)
. Subject to budgetary consideration, NSCAD welcomes applications to fill an eight-month faculty position for Fall/Winter 2017-18 in Fine Arts. The Division of Fine Arts seeks applicants for one instructor who will teach the following: In Fall 2017, Intermediate Painting: PNTG 3000 and Foundation Drawing I: FNDN 1100; In Winter 2018, Studio: ARTS 4000/4700 and Intermediate Painting: PNTG 3000. Course descriptions can be found on the NSCAD website under Student Resources. Sessional faculty must be on campus seven days in advance of the semester in which teaching is assigned and classes begin on September 6. Course outlines from the successful applicant are due by August 15. Qualifications an MFA, an active professional studio practice, with evidence indicated clearly on the CV, and post-secondary teaching experience. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and in accordance with the Faculty Salary Grid. Deadline: all application materials are due in the Office of Academic Affairs by 4pm July 15.

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White Rabbit Arts, who run a residency and festival in Economy NS, is hiring for a bunch of different positions including, Sponsorship Coordinator, Residency Coordinator, Residency Administrator, Red Clay Radio Manager, and Residency Cook Staff. If you are interested send an expression of interest or cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you would be a good fit for the position; a resume or other demonstration of prior work, as appropriate and available; prior relationship with Red Clay and White Rabbit, if any; and a proposal, meal plan, philosophy, demonstration of artistic practice, or other supporting material, as appropriate for the position. For full job descriptions please see their website.

Cocktails ‘n Canvas in Halifax is hiring an Entrepreneurial Art Instructor/ Event Host. They are looking for entrepreneurial artists who love to entertain, chat with people and throw a party. The plus is that you’ll be instructing people on how to paint – in a bar! Cocktails ‘n Canvas is currently hiring independent contract artists to operate a region exclusively. Your personality is as important as your artistic skills. What is Cocktails ‘n Canvas? Basically, a master artist walks 25+ people step-by-step through a painting while at a local bar. This is a painting PARTY, not a painting CLASS; these are social events with low-key painting instruction. Please check out their website and look at their Facebook page. For the full job description click here.

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.

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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Every summer the Lunenburg Art Gallery hosts a wet paint sale called Paint Sea on Site. As many as 70 artists will converge on Lunenburg for a two day painting extravaganza on July 22 and 23. The artists set up their easels all over town and the surrounding area. Paint Sea on Site sale is a wonderful opportunity for the public to observe artists at work and to have the chance to buy work they’ve been watching the artist create. The artwork produced each day is sold in a silent auction. Proceeds from each painting are split between the artist and the Gallery.

Experience Mi’gitu (Grandmother) Teachings Summer Workshops. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Yarmouth is very pleased to host a series of workshops with Marilyn Francis, a Mi’kmaq Elder from Acadia First Nations in Yarmouth.  Participants will learn about Sacred Teachings, along with how to make simple crafts representing Native teachings. The program will culminate with a Smudge, Feast (pot luck) and Sharing Circle. See their website for more info and registration. To register call 902 749 2248  or email

The NSDCC’s Summer Designer Craft Show is coming up July 21 – 23. It will be held once again in Victoria Park, at the corner of Spring Garden and South Park St., across from the Public Gardens. This is an incredible location, taking in the sites, sounds and smells of bustling Spring Garden Area Business Association area and just a stones throw from the Halifax Seaport. 12-15,000 attendees peruse and purchase the work of the NSDCC’s fine craftspeople each summer. Demonstrators will be on hand throughout the event to show their skills in handcoiling clay, stitching, basketry spinning, weaving and metalwork to name but a few. Admission is free! For more information, including a list of vendors, please visit their website.

We Bring the BIPOCalypse Pt II is at The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 – 10pm. Showcasing the stories of local Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who are queer, trans or two-spirit. Pay what you can, $10 suggested donation. All proceeds go to the performers & crew. No one will be turned away for lack of funds! Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

In conjunction with Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Lunenburg Doc Fest is bringing a collection of short documentary films to the Lunenburg School of the Arts. The Lunenburg event will be the only Atlantic stop on a cross country tour. Commissioned by Hot Docs, In The Name Of All Canadians is a compilation of six short documentaries that explore what it means to be Canadian through the lens of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At a time when many nations are redefining their self-image and relationship with other countries, it can be an insightful exploration to reflect on what constitutes being Canadian. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is our foundational document, a commitment we have collectively made to ourselves. The film anthology brings the words off the page to show us some of the challenges and implications of our successes and failures to live up to these ideals. The screening and conversation will be held on July 22, 7:30pm, at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. There will be no charge to attend.

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Produced by the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), the 18th annual AFF Outdoor Film Experience is thrilled to be presenting at the historic Public Gardens this year! Along with Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, it is also the 150th birthday for the Public Gardens and what better way to celebrate than with Canadian comedy, eh? Once a month this summer, the Festival will project a Canadian comedy favourite on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the beautiful Public Gardens through June, July and August. This year, the Outdoor Film Experience is honoured to partner with Feed Nova Scotia for the first time. They ask that any patrons that are able to please bring a food donation.  The Grand Seduction is July 21 at 9pm and Meatballs is August 11 at 9pm.

Gathering of the Arts (GoArts) is converting the interiors of 12 businesses on main street into ad-hoc art galleries with the art work of 21 artists from the region. GoArts will also be hosting four “Secret Pop Up Events” throughout the summer. Venues include: The People’s Place Library, Happenstance Ltd., Dreamcatchers Cafe, Myer’s Tea Room, Maritime Inn, Arthur J. Gallacher Insurance, Waffle Bus Stop, Micro Boutique Living, A.H. Roy & Associates Ltd., Sunflower Natural Health Foods, Tall & Small Cafe and Cheryl’s Place. GoArts will take place in Antigonish July 4 – August 23. For further information please contact:

The 2017 Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts will open on the evening of Thursday July 6. The Opening Night, hosted at Shining Waters Marina, will feature live musical entertainment, refreshments, a silent auction of art and craft works, and a “Community Canvas” created by attendees. Two events will highlight the Festival in 2017. The first is a three day plein air painting event with 35 artists participating, held between July 8 and 10 in the village of Peggy’s Cove. Artworks produced will be offered for sale in the Yurt located in the centre of the village.  A Children’s Art Tent will offer free creative activities next to the Yurt. Entertainment will also include demonstrations by local artisans in jewelry, pottery, woodworking and sculpture. On the second weekend of the Festival between July 14 and 16, a Studio Tour including over 60 studio artists, galleries and art groups will welcome visitors through their doors. This is a unique opportunity to meet and interact with painters, potters, sculptors, wood and glass workers and jewelry artists at work in their studios. For more info visit the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts website.

The Khyber Centre for the Arts presents the De-celebration of Canada 150 by Raven Davis, June 19th – July 15th. The De-celebration of Canada 150 will be marked with a provoking contemporary exhibition that critically explores Canadian propaganda and how the celebration of Canada 150 perpetuates the erasure of Indigenous people in Halifax and in the rest of Canada. The multi-disciplinary exhibition aims to bring attention to Indigenous issues both historical and current and create engagement with gallery visitors through installation, photography and media. Pieces such as “Whiteness is Civility” and “Canada-Playing with Our Lives” an installation piece speaking to the negligence and lack of efforts made by the Canadian Government to protect Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and children’s lives, will be on exhibit bookending July 1st. Artist talk: July 11 at 12pm.

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.

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The Banff Centre is offering a residency in Inherent Design: Visual + Digital Arts. The history of place-making is often rife with nation building; claiming territory, oppression, conformity, and exclusion. How might a place acknowledge or remember the lived experience and collective enterprise of Indigenous peoples? Architecture has the potential to be more than a closed system of structures or containers in which people and things inhabit. Can we create ephemeral experiences, temporary and permanent structures, actions and interventions that expand our understanding of each other and the collective, respect local knowledge and relationships to the environment, and strengthen our connection to place? This five-week program will explore several global Indigenous perspectives on architecture, art, traditional design methodologies, and materials. Participants will delve into  history, function, and contemporary explorations and appropriations.  As artists, architects, designers, and community leaders, you will discuss your respective roles in the process of place-making. Participants will bring their own diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and will discover other types of knowledge and processes that can inform their studio practices, public art, community, and architecture based practices.  Visual artists, designers, and architects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous backgrounds are welcome to apply. Application deadline: July 26.

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Residency Opportunity for Artists! The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning Artist in Residence program gives artists the opportunity pursue their own practice in a beautiful and engaging space while teaching and engaging youth with the arts. They are looking for proposals from dancers, musicians, filmmakers, graphic designers, writers, animators, theatre professionals, and visual artists.  MCCL will provide a gorgeous third story loft studio space in a Downtown Dartmouth heritage building (shared with 2 artists in residence- recent NSCAD grads), program facilitation opportunities and experience, grant writing and research mentorship, and exhibition space. As part of the program, their Community Resident Artists will work with community members and students to increase interest in the visual arts through the development and instruction of a weekly youth art program. 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 (i.e. exhibition, public lecture, reading). If you are interested in this residency opportunity, please check out the MacPhee Centre website for more information. Deadline: July 16.

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 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.

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.

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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The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On September 22, at the launching of the competition, the 3 elements to be in the short film will be announced and each team will draw a genre from the hat. The teams then have to complete the film in 48 hours. The film is screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families. Filmmakers from all over the Halifax area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner. Early Bird registration ends July 14 and regular registration ends September 1.

Photopolis: The Halifax Festival of Photography invites you to send submissions for a group exhibition that will take place in October as part of their photography festival! Lynn Ellis will be curating the group show hosted by VANS Corridor Gallery. For more details about the exhibition and submissions, visit their website at  Submission deadline: September 1st.

Image Makers Photography Club in Truro, Nova Scotia is holding its 37th Harvestfest Photography Competition once again. This is their third year going completely digital. The competition is held annually in the fall, and is designed to permit photographers of all ages and skill levels to participate in a fun and educational experience. Through entering, photographers are able to get out shooting with a purpose, stretch their abilities and learn more about the wonderful activity of photography. Everyone is encouraged to participate. This competition is open to all residents of Nova Scotia. For more information on categories and to enter, visit their website. Deadline: September 15.

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Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery has put out a call for submissions for their Small Wonders exhibition. Established or emerging artists are invited to submit artworks in any medium for this 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 Small Wonders please see their website. Submission deadline: August 1.

Afterglow Art Festival is a free art at night celebration of community creativity held in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. For four years the event has brought together artists of all kinds, from budding young artists to experienced professionals from across Lunenburg County to bring exposure to the talent of our rich community. Inspired by the Halifax’s Nocturne Art at Night event, Afterglow hosts unique creative exhibits and experiences for citizens in public spaces in Bridgewater, in particular highlighting it’s downtown core – King Street. Each project will be artist-led and each artist initiative is organized independently for the event. Last year (2016) they supported over 30 projects with over 150 artists. The 2017 dates are September 29 & 30.  For more info or to apply click here. Application Deadline: July 31.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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AMICUS GALLERY, CHESTER: William Downey, July 14 – 26.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1, Alcuin Society 2016 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, July 18 – 29. Gallery 3: Crybabies, Abby Bent, Brandon Hollahan, Brea McAllister, July 18 – 22. Opening Receptions: July 17, 5:30 – 7pm. Gallery 2A: Connect/Contact, Carrie Allison-Goodfellow; Gallery 2B: Surviving Emotional Implosion, Amanda Kopas; Gallery 3: Crystallizing Craft, Nathan Wilson, July 25 – 29. Opening Receptions: July 24, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Swell, Melissa Townsend; Surfacing, Abigail Lower, June 24 – July 15. Adjectives, Gordon MacDonald, Opening Reception: July 21.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: 150 Lighthouses, Opened June 29.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, June 17 – September 10. 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.

ART LAB STUDIOS AND GALLERY, PARRSBORO: Life and Still Life, Tom Forrestall and William Forrestall, July 9 – 29.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Parallel Play, Amanda Rhodenizer; Chapel Gallery: Morning Sun and Evening Sky, Charlott Zimmermann; Mym Gallery: All you Need is Love. And Lobster, Cynthia Henry, June 18 – July 16. Main Gallery: Displaced, Carrie Allison-Goodfellow; Chapel Gallery: World’s Apart Revisited, Pene Domries; Mym Gallery: Beginning, Alannah Journeay, Opening July 23.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947), June 9 – August 11.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Celebrate!!!, Marla Benton, July 6 – 27.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: The Initial Show: VANS’ 2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition, June 29 – July 23.

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

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: LIFE : Land – Ice – Fire – Experienced, Sarah Jane Conklin, Andrea Pottyondy and Monika Wright, July 20 – August 10.

DIS.CORD GALLERY, LUNENBURG: HISTORIA ATLANTICA: Assemblages and Reliquaries, Su Rogers, opened June 30.

FRASER CULTURAL CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: Art 5: Art to the Power of Five, Carolyn Bedford, Irene Boudreau, Leslie Morin, Christene Sandeson and Todd Vassalo, July 7 – 26. Murder of Crows, The Pugwash Artists’ Collective, July 28 – August 16. Opening: July 28, 7 – 9pm.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: The Poet Tree, Ken Ward, Opening August 2, 6pm. Artist Talk: August 12, 1pm.

GRACE JOLLYMORE JOYCE ARTS CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: These Are For You, Lynda Shalagan, June 30 – July 23.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: OH! Canada All, Opened June 30.

HERMES, HALIFAX: The Queer Set and Opioid Wall Book, Cliff Eyland, July 8 – July 19.

INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: inFlux Pop-Up Exhibition, Darren Julian, July 10  – July 23. Hands Dancing 2017: Let’s Celebrate Canada 150!, July 2 – 30. Tiny Houses, Opening Reception: Sunday, July 16, 6 – 8pm.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Change and Exploration: Life on the Coast, Carolyn Mallory and Peter Martocchio, June 17- September 10.

KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX:  De-celebration of Canada 150, Raven Davis, June 19 – July 15.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Perceptions, Paul Clarke, Lynn Johnson and Anna Rail. June 27 – July 30.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Ritual Objects of Everyday Life: Hand-Painted Porcelain, Gina Etra Stick, July 14 – August 27.

MCCARTHY GALLERY (NSCC CAMPUS), TRURO: Winding River Art Gallery presents Canada 150 Art Exhibition and Celebration, July 1 – 30.

ROSS CREEK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANNING: Disrupting Assumptions, Lou Sheppard, Jo Napier, July 1 – August 20.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Lisa-Maj Roos and Joan Taylor, July 1 – 29.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: AgitProp: Soviet propaganda 1905-1945, June 17 – July 30.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Summer Exhibition: Art & Form, July 8  – September 12.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: City and Light, Evgenia Makogon, July 2 – 31.

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY, TIDNISH BRIDGE: Pottery, Suzanne Hughes & Phil Hoy, July 9 – 20.

LE TRÉCARRÉ, POINTE-DE-L’ÉGLISE: Exposition Tout en couleur pour Canada 150, until September.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Canada 150 Exhibition, July 6 – July 31. Artist Talk: July 16, 2pm.

VISUAL VOICE FINE ART, TRURO: Artist’s Proof: Printmaking Art, Kate Georgallas, Ed Porter, Kath Kornelsen, Judith Leidl, Diana Baldwin, Rob Maloney, Robert Rutherford, Maria Doering, Nuri Guerra, Bob Hainstock, Anna Syperek, and Bonnie Baker, June 19 – July 15.


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