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VANS Newsletter #419
March 22, 2018
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings
Take our workshop survey! Each season VANS programs the locations and topics of the workshop series based on feedback from members, artists and art organizations. What workshops would help your professional development? Let us know what you would like to see VANS offer by clicking on the link and completing the Spring 2018 Workshop Survey. Please share the survey with artists in your area too! The survey takes less than three minutes to complete and helps us to build quality programming that you want to see. Thanks for your help! Deadline: March 30.
VANS and Uncommon Common Art are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County. It’s a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This residency will involve the artist in both their own work and in community. Alex Mann has been chosen for this initial artist-in-residence collaboration. She is an emerging artist, working in textile embroidery and screen printing. Her focus is on creating unique and hand-made pieces that blur the line between the humorous and the morbid. She currently lives and works in Halifax, NS.
Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Subsidized Studio program is now in downtown Sydney! Member artists can apply to rent subsidized studio space for 2 – 3 months from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019. It is an opportunity for an artist who may be new to working in an independent studio or an artist who has a specific project to work on and could use support to fund a short-term studio space. VANS members over 19 years of age are eligible. Not yet a VANS member? You can become one here. The cost to you is $50/month + key deposit. Deadline for applications for October 2018 – March 2019: Ongoing.
Emerging artist Erin Hollingshead is back in the Corridor Gallery for another great exhibition of her colourful, large scale portraits entitled Summer. The series of realistic portraits of contemporary women is done with oils and acrylics, and sometimes other materials such as pastel, pencil and glitter. In this series, the theme of summer is explored with the figure as the focus and a touch of the fantastical added in. Visit the Corridor Gallery before Summer ends on March 28.
Remembering Susan Wood. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of artist, member and friend, Susan Wood. Susan was a long-standing member of VANS and had served on our Board of Directors since 2014. Her thoughtful input and support made an invaluable impact on the vibrancy of our organization. VANS was also fortunate to have Susan participate as a mentor early on in our Mentorship Program. When Susan first offered to be a mentor, she recounted a story of how pivotal mentorship was in her own career as an artist and how she wanted pass on that experience to another generation of emerging artists. Her spirit of generosity and dedication to art practice made her a natural mentor and she continued to champion the program for its vital role in the arts community. She will be missed by so many, and VANS would like to pass on our sincere condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Susan’s obituary was published in the Chronicle Herald. There was a Celebration of Life for Susan on Friday, March 9 at The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
The Spring 2018 issue of Visual Arts News magazine is out and it’s pretty great (if we do say so ourselves). In this issue artist Mario Doucette questions and reinterprets depictions of Acadian history in Redrawing the Margins/ Redessiner les marges; artist (and former VANS Mentorship Program participant) Ryan Josey explores queer identity by subverting nautical language; artist Stephanie Wu unpacks internet culture, the idea of safe spaces and allies. Also in the Identities in Flux issue are articles on Margaret Nicholson’s recent exhibition at the Museum of Industry, Michael Flaherty’s conceptual ceramics, and Nzingha Millar’s feature on how artists in Bodies in Translation tackle art world ageism. VANS members and subscribers have been mailed their copy, but you can get yours on newsstands soon, or online today.
Thanks to all the VANS members who have already renewed their memberships for 2018! If you haven’t yet renewed your VANS membership (since October 2017) then it expired on December 31, 2017 but renewing is easy to do! You can renew your membership online, in person, over the phone, or by mail.
- MAIL: Complete a membership renewal form and mail it with your cheque or money order, payable to Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7.
- PHONE: Call us at 902-423-4694 during regular business hours (9:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday) and renew your membership with a credit card.
- ONLINE: Visit our website and pay online using the secure PayPal, which also accepts credit cards.
- IN PERSON: Come say “hi” at the VANS office (1113 Marginal Road) and you can pay with a cheque, cash, or credit card. Unfortunately, we can’t take debit.
We hope that you will renew your membership for 2018 and continue supporting activities and programs like our professional development workshops, En Route Artist Talk Series, VANS in Residence, PAINTS, Open Grants, Subsidized Studio, Mentorship Program, and Visual Arts News. See our website for a full list of membership benefits.
We are still accepting Corridor Gallery proposals! It’s a small space for members to exhibit their work for a month. We are currently looking for proposals for February – November 2018 and the space isn’t juried, so it is first come, first served. Our website has details on what to include in your submission here. We are accepting applications from members for July, August and November 2018.
At the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Susan Gibson Garvey was awarded the Portia White Prize, which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in their discipline. The $25,000 prize is given to an established artist who selects a protégé, who is an emerging artist or cultural organization. The protégé receives $7,000 the total prize. The Visual Arts Nova’s Mentorship Program was honoured with the Protégé Award by Susan, which will be used to continue supporting emerging artists in our program for years to come. We are thrilled and so grateful! For over forty years, Susan Gibson Garvey has been active in the visual arts community as an artist, curator, educator, critic, and public gallery director. This includes 17 years at Dalhousie Art Gallery where she organized over 100 exhibitions and published numerous essays and articles focusing on contemporary artists from the Atlantic region. To read more about Susan Gibson Garvey click here.
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 our 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.
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.
Halifax Art Map is calling for artist application submissions from emerging and mature artists interested in participating in the 2018-19 Halifax Art Map and building their profile. Now in its 17th year of publication, Halifax Art Map’s mission is to promote local art and craft and to increase art sales. A well-recognized brand, Halifax Art Map connects audiences and buyers to local artists and artisans through several means. The printed Halifax Art Map guide of 25,000 copies, features artists and galleries and is broadly distributed. Halifax Art Map also makes strategic use of social media to further promote specific events, exhibitions and workshops. Art Off The Map, an annual juried exhibition, invites participating artists to further build artistic reputation and increase sales. This year, the exhibition is themed Crossroads; an intersection in time. For the online application and more info please visit their website. Questions? Please contact Kathryn Fraser, Halifax Art Map Coordinator at email@example.com or 902-210-6325. Deadline: April 12.
Ruth Rideout’s Exhibition is March 23 – May 4 at Parkland at the Gardens, 5732 College St., Halifax. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 23, 1 to 3 pm. Introduction at 1:30. Please sign in at the front desk. Ruth received her BFA in 1949 from Mount A., studying under Alex Colville & Lawren Harris. She mastered various media: oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, printmaking, stone rubbing, sandcasting & pottery. An accomplished portrait artist, she taught art in Yarmouth for many years. Her work has been exhibited widely, including in one of the VANS/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s travelling collaborations. She resides at Parkland Gardens.
Artist and professor looking for a quiet scenic retreat that looks at nature more than people, to work on her book project of photographs and creative non-fiction entitled “The Weather Diaries” that weaves together Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Hawai’i, polar bears, whales, all while exploring our relationship to nature, global warming, and human nature. Looking to rent for the months of June and July, 2018, she is looking for a quiet space to read, write, research, proof print and edit the sound and videos. Needs internet access. Non smoker and very quiet. Since she is on sabbatical and on half pay, an inexpensive option is preferred. By way of introduction, please review her website: www.judynatal.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 312-498-7545.
The Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts is thrilled to announce their 2018 program of events! Major themes for the 9th annual festival include discrimination related to body and gender, as well as mental and spiritual health as it related to our connection to land and water. Nine events are scheduled this year (May 1 – 12) featuring works of painting, photography, poetry, film, music, theatre and dance. All events will take place at the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op at 2203 Gottingen St. And for the first time, the services of a sign language interpreter will be available at certain events. Tickets sales and further details will be announced soon.
Please visit Harvest Gallery from March 16 – April 15 for their 11th annual Printmakers show. PRESS is an exploration of the endless creative and technical possibilities of this traditional art form. Survey a variety of printmaking techniques and delight in the work of Bonnie Baker; Alex Colville; Cecil Day; David Gillespie; Bob Hainstock; Laura MacDonald; Joyce Martin; John Neville; Leonard Paul; Steven Rhude; Julie Rosvall; Kath Kornelsen Rutherford; Robert Rutherford, and Anna Syperek.
MacGillivray Law is seeking artwork from across Atlantic Canada inspired by Viola Desmond’s act of protest at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. They will accept all 2D mediums that can be shipped, the minimum size is a single sheet of paper to a maximum size of 4’ x 8’. Artwork should be inspired by Viola Desmond’s act of protest. However, it is not limited to depictions of that particular event. Other than the piece being 2D, there are no limitations on the form or substance of your work. MacGillivray Law’s Jamie MacGillivray is restoring the theatre where Desmond made her stand. One wall was exposed when a neighbouring building was demolished. The winning pieces of art will be photographed in a high resolution and imprinted onto architectural panels on this wall, which will be permanently placed on the building. There are $20,000 in awards. Deadline: May 31.
Four members of Winding River Art Gallery– Vera Carver, Barb Hines, Virginia Houston and Colette Samson are presenting an art exhibition entitled May Menagerie at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro, NS from May 1 – 31, 2018. Further details to be announced later.
ART= WORK T-Shirts Available! VANL-CARFAC is excited to be re-launching the ART=WORK campaign in partnership with the Mary MacDonald Foundation. This joint fundraiser will support visual artists, curators, and art workers living in Newfoundland and Labrador through programs and awards distributed by their organizations. The T-shirts are $20 each and come in sizes include, XS (ladies S), S, M, L, XL, 2XL.
The Manual Training Collective (MTC) has a studio vacancy! MTC has a small open studio with a 60.96cm x 274.32cm long (2 ft x 9 ft) L-shaped counter at desk height in a space measuring 175.26cm wide x 274.32cm long (5 ft 9 in x 9 ft). It would be especially suited to someone whose work is either computer driven or requires a long counter. The monthly rent is $102.48 and it’s available immediately. They recently moved from their space of 11 years to our new location downtown on Duke Street in Halifax. The Collective comprises 12 members who work in contemporary practices in mediums such as: painting, textiles, mixed media, animation, jewelry, drawing, video and installation, illustration, and photography and film. The studio is a clean space in which only non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials are used. If you are interested please contact the Collective’s Administrator Glynis Humphrey at: email@example.com.
You are invited to the 2018 painting season of the Plein Air Artists Annapolis Valley Group. Twenty-six paint-out locations, dates and map links have just been announced for the 2018 painting season of the Plein Air Artists Annapolis Valley Group. Take a look at their locations and program on their Facebook page.
Makers Art Market & Creation Space is an exciting new business opening in Windsor, NS. It is a non-profit social enterprise that will serve as a place of learning, sharing, gathering, buying, selling, creating, and, obviously making! They intend to evolve to the needs of artists and of our community. Windsor Makers have secured a site, and are presently undergoing significant renovations with the intent of opening their doors in April. Makers is a place where the community can learn, teach, tinker, gather, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize, build, create, buy and sell. Now they need instructors! Virtually no art genre is off the table. They want to hear from those of you who could offer to teach classes at Makers. You identify the classes and they will find the students and you can teach (and keep the mess) at Makers! They are also seeking supplies for workshops and artwork to sell on consignment in their retail site. They need members! Use Makers rather than building your studio. Use their equipment and support our efforts to deliver this incredible space to our community. Visit their website and Facebook page for more info.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust Awards! The awards and scholarships are given each year to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen artistic fields. This year’s winners included VANS mentee NAT chantel, who was awarded a Visual Arts Scholarship for Painting/ Drawing and to Curtis Botham who was the recipient of the $1,000 Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award. Curtis Botham graduated with a BFA from NSCAD and is currently attending the NSCAD University Residency Program in New Glasgow. For a list of all the recipients see the Talent Trust website.
Craft Nova Scotia’s Aestival Festival tickets are now available! Each year, to celebrate the beginning of summer, members of Craft Nova Scotia donate their work in support of our organization, between 105 and 120 pieces of fine craft are collected for the event. One hundred tickets to the event will be sold. Throughout the evening numbers from 1 to 100 will be drawn, corresponding to the ticket numbers. When a ticket holder hears his or her number called, they have 20 seconds to select one object from all the craft displayed. Not just a gift of amazing craft, Aestival is a fantastic evening out with friends, family and other craft enthusiasts. Join in Friday, June 8th at 7pm for a evening of fine craft and great company. For more information or to buy tickets call 902-423-3837 or stop by and visit us at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.
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.
Call for Talent Trust Scholarship Applications! The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields. Their annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design. The NSTT is an open and encouraging organization that invites applications from all pre-professional artists. They support the artistic endeavours of Nova Scotians from all areas of the province and all walks of life. In particular, they welcome applications from individuals who may be making their first attempt to gain funding for their work. See their website for more info and to apply. Deadline for fall/winter studies in the arts: May 1, 5pm.
The Lumen Prize, now in its seventh year, is an internationally renowned award that recognises excellence in the field of digital art. They champion established and emerging artists working with digital technology with a prize fund of $11,000 and a travelling group exhibition. Any artist, anywhere can enter (it costs US$47.50 to enter two works). The categories are Still, Moving Image, AR/VR, 3D/Interactive, the BCS Artificial Intelligence and the Meural Student Award. All finalists are eligible for three further awards: the People’s Choice award, the Founder’s award and the Gold award. All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form. Deadline: June 1.
Responding to the expressed needs of the community, the 4Cs Foundation, Halifax’s only source of grants for community arts, announces a new grant for community arts activities. They are calling these new grants SEED grants as they provide funding to explore, to test ideas, to try new methods and to respond to emerging issues and opportunities within a community. Groups, organizations and community artist leaders are eligible and invited to apply for a SEED grant. Two categories of funding make grants are available for up to $3000.00. There are no deadlines for applying. The process is agile and responsive, with a short turn around between applying and hearing back on your application. See the 4Cs Foundation website for detailed criteria and eligibility information. The SEED grants continue the 4Cs Foundation community arts capacity building work by funding the development of new ideas and approaches for community arts with artists, groups and organizations. If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Terri Whetstone, 4Cs Foundation Executive Director 902-422-4805. Deadline: Ongoing.
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.
The Centre for Craft is offering spring courses in wood, glass, ceramic, metal, and fiber and registration has just begun. Classes run April 22 – June 18. To sign up for a class they need your name, contact info, and a payment (over the phone with visa or master card, in person with debit or cash). Check out their complete course list online and call Emily, the Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524.
Take an Intro to Screenprinting workshop at Inkstorm, 6050 Almon Street (upstairs) on March 26, 6:30 -9:30pm . Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot, spots are limited and fill up quickly! Have you ever wanted to print your own T-shirts /patches /posters /fabric? Come down to this hands on intro to screenprinting workshop, and they will guide you through the whole process start to finish! They will be using an inkstorm image to demonstrate all the steps. You will be able to return with your own image during open hours (or anytime if you become a member) to work on your own project. The workshop is $40-$60 sliding scale or Pay-What-You-Can if you can’t afford the full amount. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All funds go towards keeping Inkstorm running!
Take Basic Acrylic Painting with Jaime Lee Lightle at Round Hill Studio on May 27, 10am – 3pm. This workshop will cover the the basic techniques of painting with acrylics such as materials and set up, composition, colour mixing and pigment choice, brush handling techniques and blocking-in and underpainting. The workshop will start with a 60 minute demonstration by the instructor, then individuals will break away to work on their assigned project with one-on-one guidance and feedback from the facilitator (2-3 hrs). Every one will leave with a finished art project. Cost is $75 plus tax with some materials included.
Sign up for Mixing Colour with Peter John Reid at 14 Bells Art Gallery in Halifax on Sunday, March 27. This one day workshop costs $90. Contact Peter Reid at email@example.com to book.
Learn how to art journal with The Om & Halifax Central Library. Art journalling is a a mixture between writing and painting, drawing, stamping etc. This way of journalling is an amazing alternative to traditional journalling making it an exciting self care method. The purpose of this program is to introduce art journalling to the public, introduce the idea and habit of self care, and have a safe space for youth to explore self expression and discovery through the arts. Journals and materials provided. You will be able to bring your journal home with you and continue working on it! The workshop is Wednesday, April 18 at 6pm. Registration required! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire and register.
Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print is teaching a Reduction Print Workshop on April 7 and 8 from 10am – 4pm at Elephant Grass Print Collective, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove, NS. Reduction method is a printmaking technique when a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block, cutting away more and more of the image in between the printing of each colour/layer. Each layer necessarily fits inside the layer before it. The block is destroyed in the process and a true reprint can never be done. The workshop is $150 for members of Elephant Grass Print Collective, $160 non-members plus a materials fee of $10 (includes lino block, inks, paper). Advance registration is required as space is limited so email email@example.com or contact Bonnie Baker 902-532-0829.
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society is offering a watercolour workshop on Fishing Coves and Harbour Scenes with Annabelle Caissie on March 31. Do you have a watercolour landscape you want to paint or one that you need to finish? This workshop is for you. Whether a novice or an experienced watercolourists, begin with a fresh start learning the basics of using this magical medium to compose realistic bold landscapes that include atmospheric skies, trees, rocks, and water. Also not to be missed, adding light and shadows, selecting a vibrant color scheme and adding those intricate details that are needed. Workshops are for all levels of experience and are held at the South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street, Dartmouth, from 9:15am – 3:30pm. Spaces at DVAS workshops fill up quickly, so register early. For registration please contact Violet Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-403-7630 or Kitty Wiley at 902-406-6096.
Twila Robar-DeCoste is teaching a watercolour workshop at Visual Voice Fine Art in Truro on botanical painting. In this day long workshop you will look at a brief history of botanical painting. You’ll learn a few of the basics of drawing and painting a simple botanical piece. Some drawing and painting skills would be an asset for this class. The workshop is Saturday, March 24 from 10am – 2:30pm and costs $75 +tax per person. Pre-registration is required by calling: 902-843-9464.
ARTsPLACE is offering Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and, Unexpected Materials with Amanda McCavour. This
2-day workshop is August 25 & 26, 10am – 4pm and will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine embroidery and Sulky® water-soluble stabilizers.
Three day acrylic painting workshop with Sandi Komst on September 12, 13 & 14 at the Fraser Cultural Center in Tatamagouche. Get ready to capture the light! These three days will be spent painting from your own photos sketches, with demonstrations daily, and exercises designed to help you see, understand and capture light at different times of day and in different atmospheric conditions. Come prepared to paint, learn and have fun. Space is limited so book early. Cost is $225. For registration and information contact Mary Weckman 902 893 9271 or email@example.com.
ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax offers a variety of photography courses and workshops as a part of its annual programming. Along with their regular programming the gallery provides space for photography classes taught by ViewPoint member Eric Boutilier-Brown. You can sign up for Photo 101 (April 11 – June 13): a ten week course that examines the basic photographic skills and gradually introduces advanced approaches to applying these skills to a variety of subjects and assignments. There is also Digital Black and White Photography (April 16 – June 25), which is a six session (bi-weekly) course that explores the potential of monochrome images and Creative Photography (April 14 – June 23): a bi-weekly critique, review and discussion group encourages photographic creativity through topics or keywords assigned to focus on for two weeks.
Great workshops coming up at ARTsPLACE! A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words: Ekphrasis 2-part Workshop (attendance at both sessions is required) with Geoff Butler & Ted Lind is April 16 & 23, 7 – 9pm. Taking Risk: The Considered Drawing 2 (Intermediate/ Advanced) with Bonnie Baker is a 2-day workshop April 14 & 15, 10 – 4pm. Next is Modeling on Clay and Mannequin Plaster Mould: Basic Sculpting with Vasilis Vasili, a 2-day workshop May 12 & 13, 10 – 3pm. Large-scale Watercolour Flowers with Carrie Allison-Goodfellow is a 2-day workshop on June 9 & 10, 10 – 4pm and if you can’t get enough then the same instructor is teaching Botanical Drawing for Beginners over 2 days on July 14 & 15, 10 – 4pm. ARCAC members get a discount. See their website for more info and to register.
Leya Evelyn is offering workshops in abstract painting at St. Luke’s United Church in Tantallon, NS. Working in water-based paints, a series of exercises will help loosen your brush work and pull you out of the realm of the representational. They will look at balance, tension, focus, image, colour and ground. All levels of experience welcome. Dates: Every other Wednesday, April 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, June 13. Time: 11am to 4pm. Cost: $360 for all six workshops, or a drop-in fee of $65 for the day. The workshops include discussion, work time and critiques of work done in class as well as on your own time. Explore where your art is now and where it could be. The format will be with exercises for the first hour or two and then you can work on your own pieces or continue with what you started in the morning. The exercises are intended to open up different possibilities within the realm of abstraction. These workshops will challenge, satisfy, frustrate and give you a foundation for creating solid painting ideas. Contact: Leya Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 876-8326 (cell: 499-4111).
There will be a Collage and Abstraction Workshop at Front Room Studio (ages 14 +) on March 24 from 10am – 4pm for $45. This full day of art making is a creative retreat allowing participants to unplug and be in the space of personal expression within a supportive community. Open to all levels of experience, the workshop will start with basic collage skills. Building from these skills, we will explore how to think abstractly. Looking for shapes and texture in the real world, we will re-arrange them into new relationships, seeing how juxtapositions stimulate new ways of seeing. After lunch we will use intuition as our main faculty to create personal abstract landscapes. This will give you permission to explore collage with mixed mediums adding paint, chalk, pastel and crayon. Limited spaces available. For more information or questions please contact Front Room Studio, 5519 Black St, Halifax, NS at 902-999-3433 frontroomstudio.ca.
The Lunenburg School of the Arts is always thinking ahead, so you can actually register for their summer workshops now! They are offering a ton of fun options taught by excellent instructors. Workshops include: The Magic Landscape with Hangama Amiri on July 2 – 6; Egg Tempera Painting with Tom and William Forrestall on July 16 – 20; Bowl-O-Rama Ceramics Workshop with Doug Bamford and Marla Benton on July 30 – August 3; A Lunenburg Sketch About with Emma FitzGerald on August 13 – 17 and Summer Screen Printing with Maria Doering on August 20 – 24. They are also offering a Youth Art Week with Jason Skinner and Marla Benton on August 13 – 17. See their website or call Hilda at 902-640-2013.
Take a workshop at the LaHave Weaving Studio in Lunenburg! The LaHave Weaving Studio encourages students to pursue their own artistic expression. They specialize in courses in weaving, textiles, and design and they have announced their new workshops for summer 2018. Workshops include, Introduction to Weaving/Refresh Your Weaving Skills with Lesley Armstrong (5-day workshop), Rug Weaving with Lesley Armstrong (5-day workshop), Weave a Rag Rug or a Rag Wall Hanging with Lesley Armstrong (4-day workshop), Weave a Set of Coasters with Lesley Armstrong (2-day workshop), Textile Discoveries: Traditions of the South Shore (4 days of workshops), and Unfolding the Mysteries of Pattern with Nancy Price (5-day workshop). To see their full list of workshops as well as dates and registration information please visit their website.
The Chester Art Centre is taking registration for their winter programs. Register today for Still Life Painting with Lynda Shalagan on March 24 & 25 (10am – 4pm) for $140. For more info or to register see the Chester Art Centre website.
Lunenburg Doc Fest is hiring a Festival Production Coordinator. The Festival Production Coordinator assists the organization’s core staff and volunteers with day-to-day support for their annual festival and programs. They seek a team player who brings a positive and creative energy to work, is organized, and has a keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have a passion for film, show flexibility, take initiative and enjoy a friendly fast-paced working environment. The Festival Production Coordinator will support and contribute to the growth of a successful community-based arts and culture organization.This job will be funded through the Job Creation Partnership Program (JCP) of Employment Nova Scotia. The position is 30 weeks at $18/hour (30 hours/ week). See their website for the full job description. Deadline: March 23, 5pm.
The 4Cs Foundation and Wonder’neath Art Society are building a team of four Art Bikers, which may include two positions for returning post-secondary students who qualify for Canada Summer Jobs. Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with art materials and supplies to locations, the Art Bikers work as a team facilitating free community art activities with children, youth and others at a neighbourhood level throughout HRM. They hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. This is a full-time term position starting May 15 and ending August 25 for 35 hours/week at $16/hour + $100 bike fee at completion of full term. To see the full job description click here. Deadline: March 31.
Call for Applications: seeking counselors for Alderney Landing’s Children’s Art and Theatre Camp. Art and Theatre Camp Counselors are responsible for all aspects of the children’s art and theatre camps, including programming and preparing materials. During the weeks of the camps they are responsible for the safety and well being and hapiness of children aged 6-12. Other tasks are registration, check-in, check-out, filing reports, assisting instructors, assisting children with art work, directing activities and related class structure and child supervision. To qualify for this position the candidate should currently be a full time student who is returning to full time studies in the Fall. Candidates should also enjoy and have experience working with children in a team environment, have an interest in art and performance, take direction well, be organized and have a very positive outlook. Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and resume listing applicable experience to email@example.com. For more info on this year’s Art and Theatre Camp Programming check out their website.
Uncommon Common Art is seeking creative and innovative proposals from curators for a temporary public art exhibition to take place in the summer and fall of 2019. Uncommon Common Art is requesting proposals that detail a curatorial vision for the exhibition and the development of a theme. This curatorial position is open to experienced professional artists and curators who reside in Nova Scotia. Curators must have at least a 3 to 5 year history of prior curatorial work and/or production of exhibitions. It is required that the curator has the resources to travel to various locations in Nova Scotia. Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is an annual site responsive art project that brings visual art out of institutions and into rural communities of Kings County, Nova Scotia; between June 1 to October 31. The Curator will be responsible for participating in artist selection, helping to coordinate artists, review of grant applications, delivering 2 artist talks, assisting in educational programming, assisting in the selection of artwork sites, as well as supporting promotion and communications regarding the exhibition. Curator will work closely with the UCA Creative Director, Terry Drahos. Curator fee will be between $1000 and $5000 depending on the success of grants and fundraising. Artwork sites will be selected based upon the curatorial theme and in collaboration with the director of UCA. Deadline for submission: March 30.
Downtown Halifax Business Commission and Art Zone Gallery will be hosting People of Halifax: Live Portrait Painting on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, from 11am – 2pm, in the front space of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission office, 1546 Barrington Street, Suite 104. Portraits will be created by AZG artists, Mohamed Ahmed and KimmerT in pastel, charcoal, and/or acrylic paints. The artists will sketch and photograph the participant during a 15-minute, pre-scheduled time slot and finish the portraits at the Art Zone Gallery. There is no cost for participation and individuals will receive a framed 8’’ x 10’’ printed copy of their portrait in May. For more information on the event and to sign up for a time slot, visit the People of Halifax event page or contact Kuda Ndadzungira, Membership Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-444-1510.
NSCAD Print Club’s annual print sale is coming up! This will be a relaxing evening of print perusing, talking to friends, and listening to music. Make your Good Friday a better Friday and see what current printmaking students are doing. Hot Prints is open to students and members of the public of all ages! If you are a student interested in submitting work, you can check out Print Club’s Facebook group for more information. The sale is Friday March 30, 4- 10pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS.
Spring Cleaning with Arts Nova Scotia. They are challenging you to throw out your old assumptions about Arts Nova Scotia’s programs and join us for a discussion about all they have to offer! So, clear out your cache, toss your old guidelines and application forms, check your assumptions at the door and meet the Arts NS team at the Halifax Central Library, Room 301, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30pm. All are welcome, though other programs focus on professional artists and arts organizations.
New in the Craft LAIR at the Centre for Craft in Halifax: Respire by Julie Wagner. Emerging artist Julie Wagner is showing an interactive ceramic installation entitled Respire in the Craft LAIR next to the Mary E. Black Gallery from March 23 – May 13. Julie will be available Sundays, 11am – 3pm for open studio visits.
As part of the exhibition The One Who Keeps on Giving, Maria Hupfield will be giving a performance with artists Raven Davis, Ursula Johnson and Amy Malbeuf (resident artist at NSCAD) at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. The artists will activate selected works from the exhibition, generating a multi-sensory spectacle and exchange of ideas across cultures and disciplines. Hupfield’s collaborative approach to sustaining trust and support is informed by her seven-year involvement in the Brooklyn Performance Art community. The performance is March 17, 2 – 4pm and the exhibition runs until May 13.
The AGNS presents a curatorial tour of Perfect Brightness on Thursday, March 29 at 7pm. From Detroit to Sable Island, Italy to China – see the world through the photographers’ lens and the works on view in Perfect Brightness as Chief Curator Sarah Fillmore leads this evening tour.
The Truro Art Society is pleased to present their first sculpture/ 3D art show held at the Truro Campus of the N.S.C.C. McCarthy Gallery, 36 Arthur Street, Truro, NS. The call for submissions led to an eclectic collection of mediums and subject matter from 21 artists from around NS. At the Opening Reception on March 6 they will announce the recipients of “Best in Show”, “Honourable Mention” and “Viewers’ Choice” awards, determined by members of the art community who are not TAS members, and introduce participating artists. France Arruda, Carolyn Bedford, Joel Calabrese, Blythe Church, Lisa Cochrane, Brandt Eisner, Mark Hamilton, Kelly Harper Moorehouse, Pauline Kaill, Mary Jane Lundy, Rob MacIntosh, Shauna MacLeod, Jenifer Marlow, Andrew Quon, Diane Redden, Nancy Roberts, Christene Sandeson, Danielle Sawada, Jo Ann Shaw, Matt Taylor, and Heather Waugh Pitts have work in the exhibition. Join them at the McCarthy Gallery on March 6 from 6 – 8pm for the opening reception, or pop by the gallery throughout March, during gallery hours until March 28.
The Women Filmmakers 1931-1969 Series, curated by Ron Foley MacDonald, has screenings Tuesdays at 7pm at the MacAloney Room, 4th floor, Dalhousie Arts Centre this winter. In the first installment of this year-long series focusing on women filmmakers, they survey films by female directors, from the early ‘talkies’ to the wilder challenges of the late 1960s. Female directors have always been the exception to the rule in this male-dominated industry. However, from Leni Riefenstahl’s first self-directed film The Blue Light to the studio exploits of Dorothy Arzner to the visual and narrative inquiries of Shirley Clarke and Agnès Varda, this series will offer proof of continuity of women at the helm of ground breaking cinematic projects through the middle of the 20th Century. Presented by the Dal Art Gallery.
Centre Pompadour, the laboratory of neo-feminism in Ercourt, France, welcomes like-minded creative professionals from all over the world to work on projects that place gender equality and feminist empowerment at the heart of the creative process and outreach. Accommodations are spacious individual rooms to work and live in, all with private bathroom, in a chateau built in 1949, newly renovated over the past 5 years. For a studio/ workspace you either work in your room or share the attic studio for painters, library for research on art and feminism, dark room for photographers, music room with piano, and 10 acres of woods. Centre Pompadour offers flexible fees for its residents – it is up to you to propose the amount you would like to pay for your creative residency. If you are interested in joining the creatives-in-residency program which runs May through September, you should be currently pursuing arts of any skill or mastery (visual arts, applied arts, writing, music, research on feminism or gender politics,etc.) and identify with a neo-feminist outlook on the world. Deadline: March 30.
Ceramic artists can apply to be the Artist in Residence at Medalta, in Medicine Hat, AB. Artists from all over the world come to Medalta for lengths of time from one day to one year to make in a community that validates risk and nurtures creativity. This creativity is transferred to the community through both their exhibition and education programs. The resident artists also teach in Medalta’s education program, which includes curricular and co-curricular programming, as well as summer camps. They have several residency options, including a long term residency. Deadline: April 1.
The Outdoor School Residency at Banff will bring together visual artists with an interest in outdoor culture and recreation, field naturalist practices, experiential modes of learning, ecology, and the environment. Participants will join in hands-on workshops, engage with and learn from members of the community, and explore the connections between art, outdoor culture and the landscape. The residency activities will draw upon a history of land-based education models, local environmental expertise, and Indigenous knowledge and understandings of place to develop critical, experiential, and site-responsive artworks that consider the location and communities where Banff Centre resides. Deadline: March 28.
The SPiN Artist Residency at Pikes Ibiza is an art escape that engages in creating a better world through art. Without the pressures from normal daily life, the attending artists will engage in progressive ideas, take risks and have mutual dialogue with other international artists. In addition to painters, sketch artists and print makers, the residency accepts writers, photographers, videographers, new media artists and graphic designers. At the end of the month they organize a group gallery show for all of the art residents at Pikes. This is a funded residency with little or no cost to the artists. Residents share an open studio space. They also have a 9 meter weather proof geodesic dome that will be available to work in. Residents can work in their studio space for 7 days a week, at all hours. Depending on the scheduling of the rooms, selected artists can choose to attend for a one (1) week, two (2) week or a full month period. This residency has been formulated to encourage creative, experimental thinking and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. Each artist will work among a community of artistic fellows while creating art through an autonomous and unrestricted working atmosphere. Deadline: September 15.
The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Visual Arts Gallery have partnered to offer a funded summer residency and exhibition. We welcome applications from emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists working in all media, and especially those interested in community engagement, social practice, and socially-engaged works. Artists will reside at the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists duplex as they develop new work for the exhibit. The residency start date is flexible depending on the needs of the artist and proposed project, but can last anywhere between four to eight weeks. The University of Illinois, Springfield is funding a summer residency in Enos Park. It can be up to eight weeks in duration, beginning as early as June 1st and ending by August 4th. The stipend is $1,000 and the housing costs of $200 per month will be covered. At the conclusion of the residency, the artist will hold a show in the Visual Arts Gallery on the UIS campus. Deadline: August 1.
Flux Factory offers a unique residency program that provides workspace for artists within a socially engaged and immersive environment. Flux hosts over 40 artists annually from around the world, who work together in a labyrinthine building that houses studios, common spaces, workshops and a large public exhibition space. The Flux Factory Residency grew organically out of a DIY artist’s collective founded in 1993 in an old spice factory in Brooklyn. Flux is now happily nestled in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York. They offer short & long-term residencies, work facilities, as well as direct exhibition and programmatic opportunities. There are typically 16 – 20 cultural creators in residence at Flux Factory at any given time. Residents collaborate and learn from one another to realize new works, propose and produce our public programming, and have equal input in the overall direction of the organization. Deadline: March 30.
Eyelevel is seeking submissions for its 2018 Printed Matter Artist-in-Residence program. The residency will take place throughout the month of May 2018, alongside the Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 8, a biennale exhibition of artists’ books, multiples, and printed matter. The local artist-in-residence will be invited to spend up to one month experimenting with printed matter at Eyelevel. They will receive access to twenty-four hour studio space and space to host up to two public presentations of their choosing (workshops, artist talks, performances, facilitated discussions, etc.). The artist-in-residence will receive a stipend of $1,200, plus an additional $300 per public presentation. Material costs up to $200 can be covered by Eyelevel. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Deadline: March 30 at midnight.
The Nonesuch Residency program offers residencies in Parrsboro, NS and Montreal, QC. The Nonesuch mission is to have fun and to encourage artistic activity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community involvement. Residencies are available to established and emerging visual, literary, sound and performance artists as well as philosophers, historians and anyone else whose application is accepted. Nonesuch Residents in Parrsboro will be offered accommodation in one of the following: the third floor apartment of Main & Station, a room in a ground level 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of town, a cottage perched on a cliff overlooking the Minas Basin, or a billet in a private residence. Standard residencies can last from 2 to 4 weeks. For more information please visit their website. Deadline for applications: ongoing.
Apply today for 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Fiber Residency in Mexico. 360 Xochi Quetzal is an artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, visual artists, fiber artists, new media artists, dancers and string musicians working with fiber materials or content are all welcome to apply for a free one month residency from December 15, 2018 – January 14, 2019. You could spend the winter working on your art in sunny Mexico. This year they will focus on fiber related applications. For visual artists, this may include all fiber related media: fiberart, fiber installations, basketry, embroidery, quilting, textile design and printing, knitting, mixed media, paper-making, book arts, crochet, felting, beading, dyeing, rug hooking, wearables, jewelry, weaving and tapestry, fiber sculpture, and vessels. Read their full call for entry here. Deadline: July 29.
The Centre for Craft in Halifax has three residencies, two of which have deadlines in April. The Craft LAIR (Local Artist In Residence) supports artists with at least three years of independent professional practice who emphasize community engagement in their process. These eight to ten week, project-based residencies offer craft-artists a free, semi-private, work/display space adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery. In exchange, artists are asked to dedicate a significant portion of their time to create new work during the residency, make themselves available for open studio/public interaction, and offer a craft-based public programming event at the centre. Application deadline: April 17 at 4pm. The Summer Professional Development Residencies in Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal/Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile Studios are for advanced students and recent graduates. If you are a pre-professional and self-directed artist who needs time and space to develop a body of work while exploring individual style and technique you should apply for the Summer Residency. It takes place June 28 – August 30. Application deadline: April 26 at 4pm.
The Nonesuch Chefs Residency. The Nonesuch Café is a small coffeehouse and eatery located in the picturesque seaside town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The café is on the ground floor of Main & Station along with myriad used books, kickshaws, and art. The upper levels of the building offer accommodation space for Nonesuch artist’s in residence as well as workshop, exhibition, and performance space. They specialize in mushrooms, sea vegetables, and an international vegetarian cuisine. The Nonesuch Chefs vegetarian residency program offers chefs of all styles and experience the opportunity to try something different. This is for someone who seeks inspiration, a challenge, an opportunity, or maybe just a change of scene. The challenge is to run a successful café eatery in a very small seaside town. The opportunity is what you make it into. Applicants who are selected will be provided with personal accommodation, a furnished, heated, and powered kitchen and dining area.To apply for a Nonesuch Chef’s Residency, write them a letter about who you are and what you would like to achieve and email it to email@example.com or mail it to Main & Station, PO Box 507, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M 1S0.
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the third year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The Artist in Residence Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all Canadian professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent of the program is to provides the time and space for creativity and productivity and introduces visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Residencies are awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. The AiR program invites artists to ‘Come, share the experience” and engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. Within the spirit of this framework, collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community which involve off island artists are actively encouraged. Application information is available on their website. Deadline: May 1.
Sherbrooke Village announced a new artist in residence program for 2018. Three established, professional Canadian artists, crafters or writers will be juried by a selection committee to live and work in the historic village for a three-week period. A gallery/studio will be provided with separate living accommodation available for the artist. An honorarium will be provided to assist with travel and living expenses. There is an expectation that the artist will have their studio/gallery open for the public while in residence. The 2018 residency season is June 4 – October 1. Interested artists can apply by sending a cover letter with their name, address, phone number and website (if applicable); resume; 10 JPEGS of their work (visual artists); preferred dates of three week residency; a statement of interest and proposed plan of work while on site. . Artists will be notified of the selected artists within two weeks of the juried selection. Please send your application package to: Artist in Residence Program, c/o Sherbrooke Village, 42 Main St, Sherbrooke, NS, B0J 3C0. Deadline: April 15.
The Elizabeth Bishop House Committee of the Saint James Church of Great Village Preservation Society is now accepting applications for a two week residency at the EB House in Great Village from September 16 – 29, 2018. The house was the centre of Bishop’s universe until October, 1917, when she was taken to Worcester, MA, by her paternal grandparents. This residency is open to both established and emerging artists in all disciplines: visual art (any medium), writers (any genre), musicians (any style), performing artists, cultural researchers and curators. During this residency, it is required that the artist meet once with the community to talk about his or her work. This could also include a workshop. This event will be coordinated with the EB House Committee of the Preservation Society. Applications should include: 1. A brief professional curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages) 2. A plan for your residency at the EB House (max. 2 pages) 3. A letter of reference 4. A recent example of your work 5. Artist’s full address, phone number and email. “EB House Residency 2018” Laurie Gunn, 178 Parkwood South, Truro Heights, NS. B6L1P3 or electronically firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: applications must be received by committee by April 15.
Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island offers self directed residencies. Focus on your work in a distraction-free environment! They offer a range of comfortable accommodations for your self-directed residency. All of the studios feature high ceilings and large windows that get lots of natural light; the bedrooms are modest yet cozy, appointed with a single bed, side table, lamp and blackout curtain. Linens are provided. Their Winter season runs from October 1 to April 30, and the Summer season runs from May 1 to September 30. Different rates apply. Availability can be limited during peak season (May to September) so they encourage prospective guests to book well in advance to secure preferred dates. Visual Arts Studios range in size from 250 to 750 square feet. The studios feature large wall surfaces, work tables with lamps, and a comfort area with chairs and a coffee table.
New Adventures In Sound Art (NAISA) is now offering discounted short-term accommodation for its artist residency space for artists who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. The Artist Residency Space, located within NAISA North Media Arts Centre, is a one-bedroom self-contained unit in the heart of South River in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario. South River is a neighbour to 2 provincial parks with Mikisew Provincial Park 12 kilometers to the west & a paddling entrance to Algonquin Park only 20 kilometers to the east. The residency space is available for weekly rentals and is ideal for artists looking for a space to edit sounds/video, paint, or write. There is a small fully equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area, bedroom, 3-piece bathroom and workspace that is within its own self-contained unit. NAISA has equipment available for rental during your residency in the residency space. Equipment includes studio monitor speakers, studio and field recording microphones, video display monitors, and soldering equipment. Rental includes assistance from technician for basic set up. NAISA’s Artist Residency space is ideal for artists who need a quiet environment to work, meet a deadline, conduct research, edit sound/video, paint, or simply to escape urban life. All residencies are self-directed. Artist Residency Rates are $345 CDN per week plus $50 for an additional guest sharing the same room. For consideration of an artist residency, please complete the Artist Residency Submission form which can be found 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: 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.
Call for Submissions for the 2018 Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival! Antigonight aims to provide a safe, unique, participatory environment for festival-goers to interact alongside professional artists in Antigonish. Curated projects invite the public to experience creative discovery and learning through artistic expression. Since its inception in 2010, Antigonight: Art After Dark has been Antigonish Culture Alive’s most recognizable and popular public art event. It is specifically designed to offer the public an opportunity to appreciate art in a public venue. The festival provides both the opportunity for artists to display their work and become known within the community but also gives the community the opportunity to interact with contemporary artwork of different mediums, such as dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and other forms of live artistic interaction. Annual attendance at the festival has been around 3,000 for the last two years! Contact email@example.com for details. Deadline: May 1.
Cape Breton’s annual contemporary art festival, Lumière, is accepting artist submissions from March 16 until April 30. Lumière 2018 will celebrate the unique character of Unama’ki / Cape Breton Island by inviting artists to consider its place both within and beyond the boundaries of Unama’ki, Mi’kma’ki, and Turtle Island. Issues of identity, place, and “exchange at the edge” are some of the suggested topics to connect with this year’s Lumière theme of Erosion. Professional and emerging artists, performers, and local community groups are encouraged to apply. Festival organizers are looking for fresh, engaging projects from artistic disciplines including visual arts, theatre & performance, music & sound, film & video, fine craft, and dance. Lumière will take place over three days: artist talks and workshops will be held on September 27th and 28th, and the signature art-at-night event will begin at sunset on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, ending at midnight. Deadline: April 30th.
The Avon River Heritage Society invites you to join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hants County’s beloved flagship art show! Organized by the Avon River Arts Society (formerly the Hants County Arts Council), the Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in the community and is a significant event for the Avon Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard. The opening will take place Friday, May 4th, from 7 pm to 9 pm with a reception and a screening of their latest video production. Viewing times throughout the rest of month are from 10am – 5pm, every Saturday & Sunday. Apply to have your work included! Works created in all mediums are accepted into the show and artists are invited to enter a maximum of six work. There is a $30 entry fee per artist. See their website for the entry form and details. Deadline to register: April 6.
The Mary E. Black Gallery invites proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists, craftspeople and curators for exhibitions in 2020. Annually, seven shows are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the gallery’s mandate, as Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, to exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft created by aspiring and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible. Proposals and support material must be submitted via Dropbox link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 3 by 4pm.
Round Hill Studio is accepting artist proposals for exhibitions for the 2019 programming season! Round Hill Studio is in the heart of the Historic Town of Annapolis Royal and provides a venue for established and emerging contemporary artists.To submit a proposal, they accept electronic applications only via email/ zipped files/ dropbox or similar.
Textiles Salon Sale at NSCAD Gala: Call for Submissions. The NSCAD Fashion Gala will be hosting “Salon Sales” at their event this year, and the Textiles department has been invited to take part! This is a wonderful opportunity for NSCAD students to show off their talents and abilities by displaying and selling their high-quality hand made goods. The Fait A La Main Fashion show will be taking place on April 21st, 2018 at Casino Nova Scotia. This Textiles Salon Sale will work as a student run sale and is open to any and all students enrolled in classes within the Textiles Department. Since they are limited to one table, and they want to showcase high quality craftsmanship, there will be a selection process. The goal is to showcase the full potential of the Textile Artistry at NSCAD. Submission forms will be available as of March 1st at the Textiles office. Also, if you would like a digital copy one can be emailed to you. Please submit a photo and/or prototype of the product you wish to sell. This can be submitted to University Relations from 9 – 4 Monday to Friday. Please ask for Elliot. Successful applicants have until April 18th to submit all sell-able work. Deadline: April 2.
Co-Adorn Art Jewellery Society seeks submissions for Conversation Starter: an annual juried members exhibition. The conversation around Canadian Art Jewellery is growing. Conceptual jewellery is posing questions, providing answers and awaking new norms for art. This exhibition of wearable art will be held at Studio 21 Fine Art Gallery in Halifax, NS, from June 8 – July 5. There is an entry fee of $35 + 2018 Co-Adorn Membership. For more information visit their website. Deadline: April 19 at 8pm.
The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking public art proposals for two locations within the Argyle and Grafton Streetscape Project. This is an opportunity for a qualified artist or team working collaboratively to design, plan, create, fabricate and install public art in specified locations within the Argyle and Grafton Streetscape. Following from the Argyle and Grafton Street redesign, the Municipality seeks to commission two pieces of public art to animate and engage with the space. Project Budget: $65,000 CDN inclusive. Interested parties can download the full application package here. Deadline for Submission of Proposal: March 28.
The Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Indigenous Art Centre invites Indigenous artists to apply to the peer juried Indigenous Art Acquisition Program 2018-2019, as outlined in this call for submissions.The Indigenous Art Collection in Gatineau, Quebec is one of the most significant public art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada. Since the early 1960s, the Indigenous Art Centre has been collecting works by living artists to create a unique collection that represents the artistic practices of community-based and urban Indigenous artists throughout Canada. Deadline: April 30.
The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative is accepting applications for two local artists to take part in an Analogue Mentorship program with Lindsay McIntyre, an award-winning film artist from Edmonton, Alberta. Lindsay McIntyre will be AFCOOP’s Analogue Artist In Residence, a new one-time project that will include public workshops, individual mentorships and a final presentation at the Halifax Independent Film Festival (HIFF). During Lindsay’s time in Halifax, she will present a series of workshops on analogue filmmaking including making your own film emulsion, special film effects, how to use AFCOOP’s extensive inventory of analogue equipment and more. In addition to the public workshops, two local artists will be selected by a peer jury to study with Lindsay during her stay in Halifax. Participants will be selected based on their interest in and experience with analogue filmmaking as evidenced by their letter of intent and prior work. This mentorship is suitable for artists who have made a least one film using celluloid. The mentorship will take part in May 2018 and will conclude with a public presentation of works-in-progress or completed pieces at HIFF 2018, June 6 – 9. Deadline: March 26 at 11:59pm.
The Winding River Art Gallery and Gifts at the Mastodon Ridge, Stewiacke, a not for profit co-operative is seeking four new members. It presently has space for three sculpture/3D artists such as jewellers, potters, woodworkers, etc, and one hanging artist. They are looking for ‘core’ members only at this time who would be required to work approximately three days per month and pay a yearly co-op fee. All work would need to be juried. For more information, please contact Virginia Houston at email@example.com or by phone at 902-861-1937. The Gallery reopens May 1, 2018.
The East Hants Fine Arts Association has put out a call to artists for their Art Show and Sale. Entrants and past participants in the show are welcome and encouraged to submit up to five entries. You may choose to have your work judged/critiqued or not, and you may offer it for sale or not for sale. The exhibition will be May 5 and 6 at the Milford Recreational Hall, Milford, NS. You can submit in the categories of Landscape, Seascape/Nautical, Floral, Abstract, Still Life, Portrait, Structure and Animals in the mediums of watercolour, acrylics/oils, mixed media, digital, ink/pencil. We decided on putting pastels in either watercolour or acrylics/oils depending on the type of pastels used.
Children and youth can submit work. For Art Show rules/particulars and entry forms send your request via e-mail to: Dawn Josey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 20.
Lunenburg Doc Fest celebrates the art of documentary that creates an enriching cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It is 4 days of evocative films, industry sessions, The Doc Market, networking and special events and celebrations! An honorarium will be awarded to each documentary selected for screening at the fourth annual Lunenburg Doc Fest. A juried award will be presented for each of the following categories: Feature Documentary Award, Short Film Award, Atlantic Filmmaker Award, Youth Bursary Award, and Audience Award. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit documentaries for consideration. All fact-based films are considered, however, there is particular interest in documentaries that fall within the following categories: Atlantic, International, Environmental, Political, Art/Music, Youth/Family, and Experimental. The festival showcases major artists as well as emerging voices. Deadline: May 15.
Osprey Gallery in Mahone Bay is currently offering artists and artisans the opportunity to present work for potential display in the gallery. After a successful first year Osprey gallery on Main Street in Mahone Bay is expanding and they are looking for artists and artisans who would like to display/sell their work with them. Please send your information along with images or a link to your website to email@example.com or call Kerry and Guy Hobbs direct at 902-531-2779 for more information. Deadline for applications: March 30.
Art in the Open is seeking artist proposals for their 2018 festival. Art in the Open is inviting local, regional and national artists to submit their artistic proposals for the annual summer festival. The festival’s main event will take place from 4pm until midnight on August 25th, 2018. The festival is looking for unique submissions that will transform downtown Charlottetown’s green spaces into magical, memorable, creative spaces that will be shared by all members of the community. Festival locations will include Rochford Square, Government Pond, Connaught Square, the Confederation Centre plaza, Victoria Row and Victoria Park. Submissions should be new, innovative, and represent excellence in your field of art. To download the 2018 Art in the Open proposal package please visit: www.artintheopenpei.com. Contact Art in the Open Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission: March 31.
Call for artists. All-of-Us Society for Art Presentation (ASAP) in Antigonish is putting together a members exhibit for April 2018 and they are inviting local artists to exhibit small works that explore the theme of death and dying. If you would like to be involved and submit a work, please email email@example.com for details.
Submissions for New Glasgow Art at Night are now open! If you would like to participate in their 7th annual New Glasgow’s Art at Night, visit their website at www.artatnight.ca and click on Artist Submission. They want to see any forms of human creativity that you have to offer. Let’s fill Downtown New Glasgow with as much art as possible on Saturday, May 5! This year Art at Night is an hour longer, to make sure everyone gets to see all the amazing art we will have on display, 7 -11pm!
Pictou County Artists are invited to apply to the Museum of Industry Art On the Wall space curated by the Art At Large Collective. The Collective is a community of like minded artist and artisans of all mediums interested in sharing, exhibiting, projects development, and collaboration. All mediums that can hang and small three dimensional works will be juried and older and new work considered. Contact Carolyn Ritchie Bedford at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Artatlargecollective@gmail.com.
In May 2016 Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, NS welcomed the public to their new Learning Centre, built to enhance the Living Heritage Farm Museum visitor experience with gallery exhibitions, workshops, open hearth and traditional cooking classes, and boutique retail The Pedlar’s Shop. They are looking for hand-crafted, artisan quality work for commissioned sale to their 25,000 visitors each year and counting, from home and away. Artisan submissions will be received three times this year, selected through a curatorial juried process and, if selected, presented for sale in The Pedlar’s Shop, open year round. Call Ross Farm Museum to have a conversation (902) 689-2210 and speak with Stephen or e-mail at: Stephen.Workman@novascotia.ca.
Call for submissions for Small Treasures: A Juried Small Works Show at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. This show is open to all artists from any country. Subject matter is not limited to a theme. Work may be in any medium, traditional or non-traditional, two- or three-dimensional, with maximum dimensions of 12” (30.5 cm) in any direction. Video or animation entries are allowed if all required elements can be contained in the maximum size. Small Treasures will be displayed in the main gallery of the Art Centre July 1 – 29, 2018. The exhibition will coincide with the Hands Dancing members’ show displayed in the outer galleries. There will be a basic pre-screening to eliminate entries not in the defined format or otherwise unsuitable for the show. Two artists, chosen by juror Ray Cronin, will be offered simultaneous solo shows at the Art Centre in the 2019 season. There is an entry fee of $35. See their guidelines for more info. Deadline: April 1.
This year is the 7th annual Avondale Art Fair & Ginger Fest at the Avondale Sky Winery! It will be held on June 16. The fall event, the 6th annual Avondale Garlic Fest, will be another large draw for artists. It will be held on September 15th. They are looking for artists to apply for either event so please visit their websites for more details. They also hope to draw a fair number of new artists to these events to always keep these festivals fresh for those who attend. See their website and application form for details.
The Nova Scotia Potters Guild has put out a Call For Entry for their upcoming exhibition: Quaff. The executive of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild is happy to announce the 2018 members exhibition at Government House, the office and residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. They are honoured to have been granted the opportunity to show their work September 20 – October 24, 2018 and participate with Government House for Nocturne 2018. This show is open to both functional as well as sculptural works. They encourage you to think outside the box, challenge your creativity, and create work that inspires. Quaff is open to all individual members of the NSPG. Individuals who are not currently members of the guild may participate in the exhibition by paying membership dues. This will be open to all Maritime ceramic artists including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI. The jurors will be considering content, craftsmanship, and concept. There will be a fee of $10 for each entry in either category. Individuals with questions are encouraged to contact the NSPG Exhibition Committee: email@example.com. Deadline for submission and entry fees: June 25.
Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery is seeking exhibit proposals from individual artists living in the Southwest NS region for their cafés located in Bear River and Annapolis Royal. Sissiboo Coffee Roaster is committed to roasting fairly traded and organic beans, and offering exceptional espresso and more from two inspiring, atmospheric cafés, both located in communities that appreciate and offer support of the arts. They are dedicated to the presentation, development, and promotion of art in all media that is innovative and reflects current contemporary art forms and issues. Paintings in the image above are by Flora Doehler. Proposals may be sent anytime. A committee of local artists and the owners of Sissiboo Coffee will select the artworks to be shown for the following year within a month of the annual deadline. Deadline: May 15 annually.
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. Their call for entries is now open for each of their six categories. Offering a first look at the best international films of the festival season, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. Earlybird Deadline: May 18.
Call to artists for NSCAD University’s Treaty Space Gallery, located at the Port Loggia (1107 Marginal Road), will continue NSCAD’s commitment towards Indigenous knowledge mobilization and ongoing support of Indigenous contemporary art. This new dedicated permanent space aims to foster treaty education and understanding of the treaties signed on this land. NSCAD’s Treaty Space Gallery is calling on professional artists and students to submit proposals that respond to the notion of treaty, in historical and contemporary as well as literal and conceptual forms. This space will explore concepts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ‘co-existence’ stipulated in the recent Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (June 2015) as a key framework towards decolonizing together. Artists who work in a diverse range of mediums as well as contemporary and traditional disciplines are welcome to apply. They welcome the personal and unique perspectives of all Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to take part and engage in the notion of treaties and to become familiar and respond to the ‘Peace and Friendship’ Treaties specific to this territory. Deadline is ongoing.
Hardware Gallery is a new art gallery in Kentville, NS and they are currently taking artist submissions for all media. This is an ongoing call. Currently there are no deadlines for submissions. Artists should send 10 images of artwork, image list and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Image 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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ACADIA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Many Worlds, Yorodeo, March 2 – April 12.
ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Sîpîy, Carrie Allison, Artist Talk: March 21, 12pm; Gallery 2: Glitsh, Jacob Maddison, Artist Talk: March 22, 12pm; Gallery 3: Satan Knew This Was Coming, Evan Peacock, March 20 – 31. Opening reception: March 19, 5:30 – 7pm. Gallery 1: Karin Jones, Artist Talk: April 4, 12pm; Gallery 2: Lorraine Albert, Artist Talk: April 12, 12pm; Gallery 3: New Materialisms, Arianna Richardson, Artist Talk: April 11, 12pm, April 3 – 14. Opening receptions: April 3, 5:30 – 7pm.
ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Wintertide, Katharine Burns, opened March 10.
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: The Illuminations Project, Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: February 3 – April 29. Folk/Funk, July 22 – July 15. Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature, Bruce MacKinnon, August 26 – April 1. Perfect Brightness: Discovery and Escape in Contemporary Photography, November 10 – April 29.
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: Harold Edgerton: The Man Who Made Time Stand Still; Maud Lewis: As Collected by John Risley; Thaddeus Holownia: Sable Island; Picture Perfect, Mark Kasumovic, December 1 – May 6. Reminiscences: A Retrospective on Yarmouth’s African Nova Scotian Community, February 10 – March 25.
ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Drawn Out: Community Drawing events; Chapel Gallery: Annapolis Royal: For the Love of Colour Sally O’Grady; Mym Gallery: Criss Cross, Penny Berens, February 18 – March 31.
CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: ProletariART, February 23 – April 20.
THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Meeting Minutes The Power of the Doodle(r), Bruce Roosen; The Case Gallery: Missing Women, Anna Quon, March 1 – 25. Main Gallery: Transitions, SAQA Atlantic Canada group of fibre artists; The Case Gallery: Homesick, Shauna MacLeod, March 29 – April 29. Opening receptions: March 28, 7 – 9pm.
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses, Curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard, February 16 – May 6.
THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Bunny Love, March 23 – April 15. Opening reception: March 23, 7 – 10pm.
GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Landscapes, Carol Morrison, March 19 – April 27.
HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: PRESS: Annual Printmakers Show, March 16 – April 15.
HERMES, HALIFAX: Being-in-the-Breathable: Weathering, Robert Bean + Barbara Lounder, March 3 – 31.
LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: It’s All Grande, Members Spring Exhibition, March 27 – April 22. Opening reception: March 27, 5pm.
MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTRE, TRURO: May Menagerie, Winding River Art Gallery members Vera Carver, Barb Hines, Virginia Houston and Colette Samson, May 1 – 31.
MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: Deep Blue Sea, Matt Bailey, March.
MARGARET HENNIGAR LIBRARY, BRIDGEWATER: Passion, Perception, and Focus, Bridgewater Photographic Club, April 1 – 21.
MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Wreaking Havoc, Jane Whitten, March 23 – May 13. Opening reception: March 22, 6pm.
MCCARTHY GALLERY (NSCC CAMPUS), TRURO: Art in the 3rd Dimension, Truro Art Society, March 6 – 28.
MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: The One Who Keeps on Giving, Maria Hupfield, March 17 – May 13.
MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY, STELLARTON: Art in the Hall 2, Curated by the Art At Large Collective, January 15 – April 13.
PARKLAND AT THE GARDENS, HALIFAX: Ruth Rideout Exhibition, March 23 to May 4. Opening Reception: March 23, 1 – 3pm.
PAVIA GALLERY ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ, HALIFAX: Wayne Boucher, March.
ROSS CREEK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANNING: ReOriented, JJ Lee, February 12 – March 29.
ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Fine Art with Pebbles and Sea Glass, Sharon Nowlan, March 2 – March 31
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Other Histories, Amin Rehman (a collaborative project with Tariq Ali), January 13 – March 25. The Closer Together Things Are, April 7 – May 27. Opening reception: April 6, 8pm
ST FX UNIVERSITY GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Bloomfield Gallery: Amanada McCavour, March 1 – April 1. McNeil Gallery: Indigenous Art, Loretta Gould, Amanda and Darren Julian, Chelsea Brooks, David Brooks, Jay Bell Bird and Lorne Julien, October 12 – May 18.
SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery Artists, March. Ephemerals, Susan Tooke, April 13 – May 4.
STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Not Before Time, Catherine Farish; Pre-Used Paper, Susan Wood, Peter Powning, Carol Bernier, I-Chun Jenkins, Don Russell, Roger Loft, and Brian Burke, March 9 – April 4.
THE TALL & SMALL CAFÉ, ANTIGONISH: L’Arche Hearts and Hands, March 1 – 31.
TH’YARC LOBBY GALLERY, YARMOUTH: Hugh Eamon, March 3 – 31.
TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Spark: NSCAD Student Painting Exhibition, March 15 – 31.
VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Totems, Sandy Caines, March 1 – April 1.
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