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VANS Newsletter #396
April 13, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

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

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.

Register for VANS Spring Workshop Series. This season’s professional development workshops feature topics such as Exhibition Prep, Pricing, Marketing, Grant Writing, Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals and Writing for artists. Running May to June in Halifax, Dartmouth, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Antigonish, Inverness and the Annapolis Valley, the series features the expertise of instructors Katie Belcher, Carol Bruneau, Laurie Dalton, David Dahms, and Stacey Cornelius. In addition, Visual Arts Nova Scotia is organizing information sessions, including Ask a Conservator and Copyright for Artists. Stay tuned for more information on dates and times. Visit our Workshop page when registration begins on April 13th for details on topics, registration, and schedules. As a special rate in celebration of VANS 40th Anniversary, each of our workshops will be priced at $40 for everyone!

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The Open Grants to Galleries and Groups program is now accepting applications! For our 40th Anniversary, we’re asking for proposals from groups, galleries and collectives to create new programming or enhance existing programming in their community. For this round we have expanded the Open Grants program to encourage more art engagement activities throughout the province. Any gallery, group or collective can apply for up to $750 to assist with costs related to an activity, such as an exhibition, artist talk, residency, or workshop. An artist or arts professional must be directly involved with the project. For more details and to download an application form please visit our website. Deadline: April 15 at 5pm.

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.

VANS in Residence Artists are starting their residencies! Andrew Maize will be living and working in Musquodoboit Harbour at The Old School House Community Gathering Place & The Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library from April 2 – May 7.  Brian Riley is in Herring Cove at Pavia Gallery & Café March 27 – April 21 and Jessica Winton in North End Halifax at Wonder’neath & North Branch Memorial Library April 2 – May 7.

Gary Castle’s new exhibition Postcards from the Island is a collection of photographs of the historic stopping place of Horseshoe Island on the Northwest Arm. It is on view in the Corridor Gallery April 4 – 27.

The new issue of Visual Arts News (Spring 2017) is on newsstands now. The Order and Chaos issue features articles on Rachel Beach, Graeme Patterson, Will Robinson and Rita McKeough. Want to have Visual Arts News delivered yo your mailbox? You can order individual copies or subscribe on the website.

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The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Mi’kmaq Cultural Activities Program is accepting applications. Cultural activity in our communities contributes significantly to the well-being of all Nova Scotians and enriches the experiential opportunities for visitors to the province. The purpose of the Mi’kmaq Cultural Activities Program is to help build and empower Mi’kmaq communities through artistic and cultural activities and support the sharing of traditional knowledge, culture and language. Participation in the arts and cultural activities is engaging and entertaining, and provides real opportunities for Nova Scotians to learn more about themselves. Cultural activity in its many forms provides those involved the opportunity to develop skills and share ideas. For application forms and guides please visit their website. Application deadline: May 1.

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

Lynn Jones’ African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection, now proudly housed at Saint Mary’s University’s Archives. The Collection documents the lives of Lynn, her family, and over 50 years of African, African diasporic and African-Nova Scotian heritage and history. It is a rich resource for researchers, community members and organizers, educators and students, and more. The official community launch of The Collection—with Saint Mary’s President, Dr. Robert-Summerby Murray, Lynn Jones, and other honoured guests—will be Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm in the Halifax North Memorial Library Community Room.

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

2017 Mayworks Reel Justice Program announced! Reel Justice returns for a 3rd year to present a selection of short films examining issues of social justice that affect our community. This year’s selection includes works by local filmmakers who celebrate home, roots and belonging in a way that challenges common narratives about Nova Scotia. The first screening is May 8th, 7 – 8:30pm at the Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library. The free screening will include films by KeKe Beatz & MAJE, Raghed Charabaty, Sylvia Hamilton, Guyleigh Johnson, Koumbie, Ariella Pahlke and Stephanie Young. Got to for festival details and tickets.

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The Khyber Centre for the Arts is offering KREAM (Khyber Residency: External Action Miracle), a project consisting of 2 month-long and 3 weeklong residencies with public presentations throughout September 2017 – March 2018. These opportunities are open to local, national or international artists working in any medium or discipline. Priority is given to applications from artists who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, genderqueer, non-binary and/or cis women. Each residency will provide artists with 24 hour studio access and a setting for 2-4 public presentations, which are open for artists to propose (e.g. artist talks, performances, studio visiting hours, screenings and/or workshops). For more information please see their Facebook event page. Deadline for applications: May 1 at 5pm.

The Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River is having a Fibre Arts Retreat this fall at the Historic Queen Anne Inn in Annapolis Royal. The weekend is September 29th to October 1st, 2017. They have organized a full weekend with time for working on your projects as well as exploring and learning about the birthplace of Canada. Included in the weekend is a private guided tour of the Fort Anne Historic Tapestry and a reception at the art gallery for a private viewing of the SOFAAR “O Canada” exhibit. There are 12 rooms only available at the Queen Anne and FIVE of them have already been booked! If you are interested please visit their website and let them know by April 15.

Art Zone Gallery Member Artists Show is on now, featuring new artworks from AZG members Rae Smith, Paulette Melanson, Anne Launcelott, Kathryn Harley Haynes, Mohamed Ahmed, Andre Haines, Debbie Mosher, Nigel Beck, Barbara Scott, Katie Hillman, KimmerT, Kristen Herrington, Stéphane Richard, Rhonda Barrett, Dynka, Catherine Brown and Athar Quershi. On display from Art Zone gallery collection, artworks from these wonderful artists: Lisa Wright, Lynn Johnson, Denise Lanterman, Andrea Pottyondy, Calder Kibyuk, Nancy Roberts, Laura Teed and Ingrid Cottenden.

ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre is excited to announce that Jennifer Angus will be coming to Annapolis Royal in April as Artist-in-residence. Jennifer will be working within the community and on her own practice, with an exhibition opening Sunday May 7 from 1 – 3 pm. Her exhibition in the main space will be on through June 11, after which a smaller installation will remain in the ARTsPLACE Library gallery through August. Lookabout, is an exhibition that chronicles the mysterious disappearance of two young women, Anne and Victoria Oliver who were well known residents of Annapolis Royal. In 1867, they went missing. ARTsPLACE will host an authentic recreation of the Oliver girls’ collection in its main gallery. Visitors are encouraged to traverse Annapolis Royal and visit other venues where Oliver artifacts, collections and ephemera can be seen. The public is invited to speculate upon this enduring mystery. What happened to Anne and Victoria Oliver?

Lunenburg School of the Arts announces Artist-in-Residence Gráinne McHugh. Gráinne McHugh trained as an artist in Cork and Galway, Ireland, and has exhibited extensively in South Africa where she lived for several years. Mainly working with ceramics McHugh creates ambiguous figures: beautiful, cute, fun, but also discomposed, ironic and muted. “My sculpture should speak for itself,” she asserts, “it should attract or repel; it should have its own magnetism.” In 2014, the artist was part of a FabLab residency program in Lisbon, Portugal, exploring the scope of digital fabrication. She has recently been part of several group shows in Berlin and Bremen, Germany. This is her first Artist-in-Residence in North America. Her project at Lunenburg School of the Arts is entitled: Dark Waters which opens at LSA Friday, April 28, 7pm.

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

Attention fellow artists! Marie Koehler happened to meet a Syrian refugee, Janso Isso, who is an artist desperate to make art but without the means to do so. She had some extra materials to give him, but what he really wants to do is paint. She hopes that some of you will be able to donate painting materials for him. The next major challenge is to help Janso support his family. He’s a self taught artist, who works in a variety of mediums, including painting, bas relief, tromp l’oeil, and sculpture. Two members of the community designed a website for him, and Atlantic Digital produced business cards, all pro bono. You can visit Janso’s website at to get a sense of his talent. VANS is willing to be the drop off point and Marie is willing to drive your donations to his group. He is looking for the following:
– canvasses, preferably not too small – see his website
– acrylic paints, preferably Golden (used is OK if usable)
– any brushes suitable for acrylics
– Small gift card from DeSerres
– personal cheque to Crichton Park Friends of Refugees with mention on the bottom note line “materials for Janso Isso”, can be mailed to th address below.
– email to (money transfer)
An email list of all who donate will be made so Janso can email his thanks. Many thanks for anything you are able to give. For more information contact Marie Koehler at or call if you have any questions/leave message: 902-464-0898.  His refugee group is:
Crichton Park Friends of Refugees
Deborah Woolway co-chair
20 Kingston Crescent, Dartmouth
B3A 2M1 902-497-3688

Art 1274 Hollis is seeking potential artists to become  co-op members of their gallery. Specifically painters but they are open to unique 3D artists. For information please contact Colleen Underwood at 902-443-7032 or Ray Smith at 902-462-2434.

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Awards and Scholarships

The York Wilson Endowment Award enables art museums and non-profit public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors. The prize amount is up to $30,000. The endowment was established at the Canada Council for the Arts in 1997 by a generous donation from the late Lela Wilson and the late Maxwell Henderson to honour the contribution of Canadian painter York Wilson (1907-1984) to the field of visual art by encouraging and promoting artworks created by Canadian painters or sculptors. A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.For eligibility criteria, the application form and further information on this prize, see the York Wilson Endowment Award Guidelines on the Canada Council website. Deadline: April 30.

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Apply for the 2017 Burtynsky Grant Supporting the Creation of Canadian Photobooks. Renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are looking for submissions for the 2017 Burtynsky Grant— a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts of $25,000 to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists. This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2017. Full submission details are available on the CONTACT website. For questions, please email Deadline May 15.

Antigonish Culture Alive (ACA) is committed to supporting artists of all kinds in the Antigonish community and area so they offer a Small Grants to Artists Program. These small grants (up to a maximum of $100) may be used towards the presentation of art in a variety of forms, such as the purchase of supplies or support with framing, installation, or other expenses, and/or for assistance with exhibits, release events, book launches, performances, or other similar events. Emerging or established artists living in Antigonish Town or County, who are committed to furthering their progress in a particular art form, may apply for a small grant. You can apply online. Next application deadline: May 15 (Applicants may apply once every two years).

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI) announce the 2017 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its fifth edition, the curatorial research award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Intended to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area, this award will cover curatorial residencies, studio visits, and/or archival research. The CPPC Travel Award will support a curator to visit one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean. The travel period can be anywhere between three weeks and three months, and take place between June and November 2017. The grant will cover costs of up to $10,000. Funds can be requested to visit one or more of the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; and, in the Caribbean: The Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia (Caribbean region), and Turks and Caicos Islands. Application guidelines for the CPPC Travel Award can be found on their website. Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from established and emerging curators (3+ years of professional experience) will be considered. A jury of professionals who live in, or have extensive knowledge of the region, will select the successful applicant. Application deadline: April 30.

Since 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, has been a unique initiative that helps bridge the gap from emerging to established artists. More than just financial support, this program offers mentorship, exposure to audiences and more. Three regional juries comprised of experienced gallery directors, artists, curators and industry leaders select five paintings from their regions to make up the fifteen finalists, ensuring a true representation of visual artists from across the country. The national winner receives a purchase prize of $25,000, the two honourable mentions each receive $15,000 and the remaining 12 finalists receive $2,500 each. You can apply online here. Deadline: May 3 at 4 pm EST.

Apply now for a Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship! For the fourth year, the NSTT is pleased to announce that its scholarship application process will happen online. They advise applicants to read the submission guidelines carefully and to submit their applications early since there are a number of changes to submission procedures this year. The deadline for Fall/Winter study is 5pm AST on May 1. For more information, go to their website, or call the NSTT at 902-492-6801.

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

Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards, open to all artists. Finalist works will be included in 2 Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $ 21,000.00. For the first edition 230 entries were received from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Over 35 submissions came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces and over 55 from the island of Montreal. More than 70 works of art were shown in the two finalist exhibitions. The diverse works created on or with paper included drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books by artists from all over the world and from around the corner. The Awards are open to all artists, with no restrictions of age, sex, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks. Entries can be sent by email or by post. Artists may submit as many artworks as they wish but each work submitted constitutes a separate entry. A separate entry fee of $30 +HST (= $34.50) must be added for each work entered. For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website. Deadline: April 30.

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. SSNAP is pleased to announce the launch of its second national competition of Canadian visual art. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury from across Canada to participate in the Finalist Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. The finalists’ works will not be revealed to the public until the Gala Opening Night on Friday, September 22, 2017. Deadline for applications: May 31.

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

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

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

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Registration is now open for classes at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design! Classes run April 23 – June 16 and are in subjects such as jewellery, ceramics, woodworking, printmaking, embroidery, weaving and more. For the full list of courses visit their website. It is easy to sign up for a class!  They just need your name, contact info, and a payment, which they will take over the phone with visa or master card. You can also pay in person with debit or cash. Class registrations are first come first booked so call Alexis, their Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524. If you’re leaving a message, please make sure to leave your name, number, and the class you want to sign up for.

Chester Art Centre still has some workshops coming up in their spring calendar including Acrylic Painting with Malcolm Calloway starting April 13 and Watercolour Right From the Start starting May 3. Give them a call today to register: (902) 275-5789.

The Art Room in Sydney is offering a Life Drawing Workshop with Bill Rogers April 29. See their website for more details and registration information.

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

The Readymade Institution is a 3-credit studio workshop focusing on the critical role that alternative exhibition spaces and portable galleries have played in the development of emerging artists, curators and other practitioners. The class will consider a spectrum of examples from Duchamp to Fluxus to artists active today who decide to take matters into their own hands. What is the effect on our positions when we work simultaneously as curators, custodians and administrators? What is the effect on artwork when it is exhibited on the body? How do these initiatives relate to more established institutions? Drawing from current and historical examples, this workshop will encourage collaboration within and outside the classroom, bringing together a multitude of perspectives and skill sets as they develop and launch their own alternative or portable gallery spaces throughout the semester. The Readymade Institution Portable and Alternative Galleries Workshop (ARTS 3147) is at NSCAD University June 26 – August 15, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm with instructors Michael Eddy and Michael McCormack. For more info email:

Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in beautiful Nova Scotia. James Middleton SCA PSC, will be teaching two 5-day plein air painting workshops on the beautiful 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. Last year we painted at the Lunenburg Golf Course (spectacular views of the Town of Lunenburg), the Petite Riviere Vineyards, the LaHave Yacht Club, Blue Rocks fishing village, Green Bay, West Dublin Government Wharf and from the front yard of my studio, overlooking the popular LaHave Bakery and the boats passing by. Cost: $625 Cdn + HST each (no increase from last year). Don’t forget to tell your friends. A referral who registers will get you a 15% reduction off your cost – that’s $94 off. Two referrals will be $188 off. Times: 10am to 5pm, with a lunch break. Click here for registration. To register by phone: 902-693-2093. Email: View James’ website.

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Be an Art Biker this summer! Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with materials and supplies, the Art Bikers travel throughout the HRM engaging children, youth, and neighbourhood residents in free, fun public art activities. You are highly creative and physically fit, with solid urban bicycling experience. You have visual arts and/or crafts skills; excel at working as part of a team; and are available to work irregular hours including weekends and early evenings for the entire season May to end of August. Strong legs, an open personality, playful spirit, and abundant energy are essential. Experience working with children or camp counsellor experience considered an asset. You own an urban road bicycle in good working condition and are prepared to ride & work outdoors in all types of weather. They are looking to fill one position with a returning post-secondary student and they hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. Art Bikers encourage all qualified persons to apply and self-identify. The position is 35 hours per week at $15.00 per hour (plus $100.00 Bike fee at end of contract) from May 15 to August 26. See their Facebook page for more details and how to apply. Deadline for applications: April 21.

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Eyecandy Signs Inc. is looking for an upbeat designer to join their team. Working from their vibrant studio in Halifax’s North End, eyecandy is a team of planners, designers, and artists, who have great clients, smart creative colleagues and an inspiring, progressive work environment. The successful candidate will have a strong portfolio of design-build projects and will demonstrate a keen eye for design. The successful applicant will exude a positive attitude, they must be comfortable with Illustrator and know the short cuts for Mac, and previous experience in design-build is an asset. For the full description please visit their website.

da Vinci College is seeking an Animation Instructor for a part time/casual position. Now is the time to join daVinci College during their most exciting period of growth and innovation. Be part of a thriving team and enjoy countless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of students, your community and yourself. Current opportunity requires a Diploma in Animation or Degree in Fine Arts with equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have experience creating a 3D version of a written script by bringing 2D storyboards to life in a 3D render-able environment, and experience with the application various effects, dynamics and lights within Maya.
Candidate must have proficient computer skills, specifically with the Adobe Suite and in particular After Effects and Maya, and a more advanced understanding of acting, body kinetics, and character animation and more. For a full job description please click here.

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), Annapolis Royal, is hiring a Summer Student for the role of Assistant to the Gallery Director. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary or university education and be registered for full time courses the following academic year. Applicants must show a keen interest in the arts, community, volunteerism and be organised, reliable and able to work weekends and for a 12-week period between June 1 and August 29. The successful candidate will work closely with the Gallery Director to prepare and organise materials for programs and events. They will play a major role in the organisation and coordination of the annual fundraiser Paint the Town. General office duties will include greeting visitors, introducing them to the gallery and programs (exhibitions), telephone use, emails, social media, mail and filing. You should be organised, familiar with Word, Excel, and email. Knowledge of Photoshop will be a bonus. Deadline: 4 pm April 28.

Sessional Faculty sought for the Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture at NSCAD University. The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), founded in Halifax in 1887, is one of North America’s outstanding institutions for the study, practice, and teaching of art, craft and design. One of Canada’s original, independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University is regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America. Subject to budgetary consideration, NSCAD welcomes applications to fill a Sessional faculty position for the Winter 2018 semester. The Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture seeks applicants for one sessional position. The sessional instructor would teach the following: Survey of Indigenous Art, Contemporary Indigenous Art, and Introduction to Material Culture. Applicants should have PhD or ABD with a specialization in Indigenous Art History or equivalent and relevant teaching experience. All application materials are due
in the Office of Academic Affairs by 4pm April 18.

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) is calling professional artists to submit workshop proposals for 2018. Workshops should be 2 – 4 days in length, and have a clear structure. They can be in any arts/crafts discipline and able to be presented upstairs in their studio space. CARFAC fees are paid, as well as expenses for artists outside Annapolis County.

Halifax Regional Municipality has put out a call for expressions of interest. They are seeking volunteers for their Peer Jury Roster. New to the Municipality’s Grants to Professional Arts Organizations Program, the 2017/2018 assessment process will be undertaken through a volunteer peer assessment process. If you are a member of Halifax’s arts community and are interested in being added to the Municipal roster of peer assessors please review and respond to the call for expressions of interest document. Qualified candidates identified through this process will be added to a standing roster of prospective jurors. Reviewers will be selected from this roster annually and invited to perform assessment of applications to the Grant Program. If you have questions regarding this process please contact the Program Officer directly: Jamie MacLellan, Community Developer, Culture & Events,

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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Facilitated by Dartmouth-based illustrator JJ Steeves, the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning presents Inside Out: Comic Book Art. This Art Weekend Workshop is for folks ages 15-18. Want to share your views and opinions with others? In this intensive weekend workshop learn how you can use graphic novels and comic books to tell stories and generate change. Create meaningful pieces of art discussing sexuality, gender, and violence prevention. This unique workshop is taking place next in Lunenburg at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, April 29 & 30. Youth may reserve a space by calling 902-469-2851 or by filling out the online registration form found on their website.

Timeraiser150 Halifax is a party for social good. Bid on original art by investing volunteer time, not dollars, to causes you care about. Bid time, Do good, Get art. Sign up to join the party May 15th from 7 – 9pm at the Halifax Central Library. Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150, a Canada 150 Signature project, made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can trade volunteer hours for an original piece of art. Volunteer hours can be completed with any nonprofit organization in the community. Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities. Are you an emerging artist or artisan and want to submit your artwork to Online150? Fill in the form at to apply. If your work is selected, Framework Foundation will send you a contract and payment electronically and your art will be made available on the Online150 platform.

The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Society is gearing up for its Annual Exhibition. This year the show is set for May 13 and 14, also known as Mother’s Day Weekend. What a chance to take your mom for a scenic ride along the Aspotogan Peninsula! Something all tourists visiting Nova Scotia can agree on, is the quality of the local art. The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Society counts many unique talents among its members. All are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them. Come and admire a variety of creations, from paintings to pottery, and from sculpture to felted objets d’art. Check out to learn more about their featured artists. The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Annual Exhibition is May 13 and 14 10am to 5pm at the Blandford Community Centre.

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You are invited to the exhibition and celebration for 150 Years of Canadian Confederation and 265 years of Polish Immigration to Canada. Contribution of Polish Immigrants to Canadian Culture will be held on May 18 at 6pm at the Windsor Golf Center, 120 Morison Dr. Unit 4, Windsor, NS. Please RSVP by May 10 to 902-789-8544 or Artists invited to participate include: Anna Syperek, Naczk Julita, Marianna Gajewska, Lidia Gajewska, Natan Nevo, Halina Bienkowski, Zibby Kwiatek, Maryla Dlutek, Zofia Aue, Ania Bogaczewicz, Margareta Boivin, Danuta Ilow, Ola Jaroma, Wanda Szubielski, and Basia Lukwinski.

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.

Dalhousie Art Gallery’s film series First Features, curated by Ron Foley MacDonald continues on Wednesdays at 8pm. Some directors arrive fully formed on their debut features. Others never recover. In this survey of first features, we begin with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, Citizen Kane, and then progress to more contemporary times where some directors—Duncan Tucker and Transamerica, for example—disappear from the scene after tackling some exceptional subject matter. Female directors and stories of gender determination dominate more modern times; Art House staple directors such as Lars von Trier (The Element of Crime) and Andrei Tarkovsky (Ivan’s Childhood) help anchor the series to the traditions of ‘serious’ cinema, while other directors’ debuts mark them for ‘serious’ Hollywood success. Admission is free.

New to 2017, CFAT will be holding a monthly Crit Night! They know that often studio practices can consist of working alone in an editing suite or studio space. Sometimes all it takes is a second pair of eyes to get some fresh perspective on your work. On the third Wednesday of every month they will meet in the CFAT project room for an open critique. Artists in all stages of their careers are welcome to bring in their current work (works in progress are encouraged!) to receive feedback from the group. CFAT will provide a screen, projector and laptop. Anything else required for viewing must be brought by the artist. All time based works must be under 10 min.

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Call for Applications: Living Arts Centre Resident Artist Fellowship Program. The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario offers professionally-equipped studios for emerging and mid-career artists to develop their practices in a collaborative environment. Recent graduates (within 2 years of graduation) of post-secondary studio programs are invited to submit applications for the 2017 – 2018 Fellowship Program in the Ceramics, Flameworking, Glass, Jewellery, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Textiles, and Wood Studios. This program offers recent graduates an opportunity to work in a professional studio environment and develop a body of work, at subsidized rates. Fellowships will be awarded based on application review and studio availability. Learn more and apply on their website. Application deadline: May 24.

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

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The White Rabbit Residency encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice collaboratively and individually. White Rabbit takes place at Red Clay Farm in Upper Economy, a property whose diverse landscapes includes orchards, streambeds, tall forests with steep terrains, low lying meadows and nearby ocean access. The residency is a 7-day immersive experience in which emerging and established artists are invited to set up camp and to find themselves in practice, creation and collaboration. The week-long residency culminates in the White Rabbit Festival, a public celebration where residents will have the opportunity to showcase their journey and works to an audience of more than two hundred. The cost of the residency is $390. Artists will be provided with camping accommodations and meals at Red Clay Farm. Bursaries are available pending confirmation of funding. The White Rabbit Residency will take place August 12 -19. Deadline: April 21.

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 Centre for Craft and Design is now accepting applications for their Summer Residency in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal and Weaving/Textile Studios. The Residency is designed to suit emerging, pre-professional and self-directed artists who need time and space to develop a body of work while exploring individual style and technique. The Residency is open to advanced students and recent graduates looking for their next opportunity and guidance into the art world. As a group the residents will have an exhibition of their works created at the Centre during the Residency to be held in the Mary E. Black Gallery. The cost of the residency is $325 (plus HST) plus a $50 damage deposit to be returned upon the completion of the residency, return of key, and clean, undamaged studios. Applicants must be able to work independently, conduct themselves in a professional manner and be comfortable working in a cooperative studio environment. For more information contact the Studio Coordinator at 902-492-2524. Application forms are available on their website. Deadline: April 27 at 4pm.

The Alberta College of Art and Design’s 2017 Summer Residency is open to all students, alumni, graduating students and emerging artists from any institution. This year’s program is a three-month residency providing an opportunity for artists to access some of ACAD’s studio resources and engage in peer collaboration for the summer of 2017. The focus of this residency program is to provide artists, of various disciplines, space and time to engage in independent/self-directed study. Applicants to the program, are expected to provide a comprehensive proposal of their intentions, samples from their portfolio and a current CV. To assist in the development of creative work, five applicants will be selected to have their facility fee waived and receive a $300 honorarium. All honorariums are awarded based on the merit of application, work and statement of intent. Deadline: May 8.

Enter Text is an international residency program for poets, writers and text-based artists, taking place at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The program brings together emerging and established writers & artists with various backgrounds, from all fields of literature and text-based art. The residenvcy will takle place in November 2017. The program is ideal for connecting with other active and ambitious writers & artists. Try out new interdisciplinary or cross-genre works and collaborations, gain new perspectives to your usual practice and get inspired by the unique surroundings of the Hämeenkyrö countryside (European Union Landscape Award 2009). Deadline for applications: April 30.

Applications are invited from artists working in any medium for the 2017/18 Micro Residency Programme at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.The Micro Residency programme is a research and development opportunity for artists at any stage of their career. Designed to foster experimentation and innovation, the Micro Residencies allow the participants to engage in an intensive six week period of production, testing and investigation while living in the onsite apartments. The programme enables artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefitting from ESW’s facilities and staff support allowing residents to develop their ideas without the pressure of producing work for public exhibition. The residents will also be part of a vibrant and welcoming studio holder and artistic community opening up the networking and peer review opportunities.There are four Micro Residencies throughout the year with each lasting six weeks, artists will receive: £1,000 stipend, Studio, Accommodation, Training and support. Deadline: April 28.

Open call: fully-funded residencies in New York City. The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces three open calls for artist residencies in New York City in 2017–18, funded by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and SAHA Association. In addition, Norwegian and Finnish sponsors are currently accepting applications for ISCP residencies. Each residency includes 24-hour access to a private 300 sq. ft. studio space in Brooklyn, studio visits from visiting critics and an appointed advisor; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in artist talks and Open Studios. In addition, residents have the opportunity to work with a studio assistant, develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff, and are invited to take part in ISCP’s exhibition program. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. Artists must be eligible to work in the United States. Application deadline: April 15.

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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Cape Breton’s annual contemporary art festival, Lumière is accepting artist proposals until April 24!  For the 2017 edition, professional and emerging artists, performers, and local community groups from the Maritimes are encouraged to apply. Festival organizers are looking for fresh, engaging projects from artistic disciplines including (but not limited to): 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 21st and 22nd, and the signature art-at-night event will take begin at sunset on Saturday, September 23rd, ending at midnight. The deadline to apply is April 24. To learn more about Lumière and access the online artist application, please visit their website, email or find them on Facebook “Lumière Cape Breton.”

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) has launched a call for submissions for the 2017 Gritty to Pretty Beautification Program. Gritty to Pretty includes two grants: the Open Grant and the Façade Lighting Grant. This is the third year for the program, which was developed to award a limited number of grants for beautification projects located in Downtown Halifax. These projects contribute to DHBC’s beautification efforts to make Downtown Halifax welcoming to locals and visitors alike. “These grants are accessible to the general public,” said Paul MacKinnon, Executive Director of DHBC. “You don’t have to be an urban planner or a professional artist to access the funds. If you have a brilliant idea to make Downtown Halifax even more beautiful and the commitment to get the project done, DHBC can help make it happen financially.” To be considered for DHBC funding, applicants are asked to submit a completed Open Grant or Façade Lighting Grant application form at Additional documents that describe and support funding request are encouraged. The deadline for applications for both grants is April 28.

Seeking proposals for ARTsPLACE upcoming Spring deadline. ARTsPLACE Artist-run Centre is seeking proposals from individual artists, collectives, or curators for its 2018/19 exhibition program. ARTsPLACE is a not-for-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation, development, and promotion of non-commercial art that is innovative and reflects current contemporary art forms and issues. ARTsPLACE supports a variety of artistic practices and disciplines which are relevant to a diverse social and artistic community in a rural environment. Submit by April 15.

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

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

Members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers are invited to submit small works on paper for an exhibition, The Fine Print, at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery, on display in May of 2017. If you are not a current member you can join or renew. Deadline to fill out online submission form, April 15th, An entry fee of $5 per artist can be submitted via PayPal. Maximum paper size 7.5″ x 5.5″, maximum image size 7.5″ x 5.5″. There is no minimum size! Unframed and unmatted. While they encourage you to create new work for this show, they will be accepting older prints that have not been exhibited at a Nova Scotia Printmakers show in the past five years. Apply online today.

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

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

East Hants Fine Arts Association Art Show and Sale is accepting applications. The EHFAA is committed to promoting fine arts by offering a place where local artists of all ages and caliber can display their work. Entrants and past participants in our 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 show will take place May 6 and 7 at Milford Recreational Hall. Art Show Categories are Landscape, Seascape/Nautical, Floral, Abstract, Still Life, Portrait, Structure and Animals. For Art Show rules/particulars and entry forms send your request via e-mail to: Robert Walsh Deadline: May 1.

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

Main & Station are seeking outdoor sculptures to be installed in the Parrsboro area. Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display and should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to transport and install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance. Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental and will remain on exhibit for at least one year. Each chosen work will receive an honorarium. Send submission and/or CD/DVD to: Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to

Apply to be a part of the 6th Annual Avondale Art Fair & Ginger Fest. Artists will again fill Avondale Sky Winery’s beautiful vineyard grounds on Saturday, June 17, where you will find exceptional juried art, including paintings, jewellery, pottery, glass, sculpture, fiber, leather, photography, iron work and more. To apply visit their website.

Applications are available online for the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival. Thirty-five qualifying plein air artists selected from across North America will compete for more than $6000 in cash and product awards. Applications will be juried by professional artists Bill Rogers and Joy Laking. Application to attend this Festival can be made on line as of January 20, the sales event will take place on June 18. Artists who are accepted to the festival will be provided housing via the Parrsboro Creative hospitality initiative.

The Teichert Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is currently accepting submissions. New works are juried biweekly by their volunteer accessions committee who meet every other Monday. The deadline for submission is every other Sunday before 3pm. Artists may submit up to five works at a time. Please have your works titled (title should be written on the back of the work along with your name) and attach or email your biography, CV, or both. You will need to determine the sale price for you work. The gallery’s commission rate is 35%. If you are unsure about pricing your work they encourage you to browse around the gallery and look at comparable works. Works may be dropped off anytime during gallery hours, no need to set up an appointment. For more information see their submission guidelines.

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Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

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ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Take Hold, Emily Wareham; Gallery 2: savi|skoop: the lumination of clay, Juss Heinsalu; Gallery 3: Pretty/Ugly, Xiaocheng Li, April 4 – 15. Galleries 1, 2 & 3: NSCAD 2017 Graduation Exhibition & Catalogue Launch, Erica Flake, Curator, Daniel Lurvey, Catalogue Designer, April 28 – May 6. Celebration: April 27, 5 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Foreshadow to Spring, Briana Corr-Scott, April 7 – 27.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: After a very long winter, Gallery Artists, Opening: May 4, 6 – 8pm.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Autism Arts, June 23 – May 28. The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976 – 2016, February 4 – May 28. Harold Edgerton: The Man Who Made Time Stand Still, February 2 – August 13. Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective, ongoing.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: After Image, works from the permanent collection. Emily Falencki, November 19 – April 23.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Jennifer Angus open studio; Chapel Gallery: Figura, Lara Martina, Renee Forrestal, Paul Syme, Arlene White; Mym Gallery: Squared, Lisa Roos, April 9 – 29.

ARTZONE, HALIFAX: AZG Member Artist Show, March 11 – April 15.

BEAR RIVER ARTWORKS GALLERY, BEAR RIVER: New Paintings, Flora Doehler, April 15 – 23. Opening: April 15, 1 – 4pm.

CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: Spring Art Exhibition, Botantical Artists of Nova Scotia Association, April 3 -28.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Postcards from the Island, Gary Castle, April 4 – 27.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Billow and Well and Bone and Bough, Adele McFarlane Wile, April 6 – 30. Artist Talk: April 29, 2pm. Extension: Effect, Kate Grey, April 6 – 30.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey, January 13 – April 23.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Spring – let’s do this!, April 8 – 20.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Canadian Colours, Connie Publicover, March 15 – April 14. Chubby Chicks, Doug Belding, April 17 – May 19. Opening: April 19, 6 – 8:30pm.

GALLERY PAGE & STRANGE, HALIFAX: Rob MacInnis, April 7 – 2.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: No Plan B, George Walford & Brad Hall, April 22 – May 14.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Sacred Outlooks, Barbara Berry and Ian McKinnon, April 8 – 30. Artist talk: April 22.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Poetic Paintings, Acadia University Students, February 26 – April 30.

KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX: Sound Etiquette, Sonia Boyce MBE, Christine Sun Kim, and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, curated by Amanda Shore, March 28 – April 24.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Things That We Do, The Ark, March 28 – April 23. Lunenburg Art Gallery Members’ Spring Show, April 25 – May 2, Opening Reception: April 25, 5pm.

MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: Lawrence Nicoll, The Grand Circle – A Photographer’s Journey, Opening: April 15, 6:30pm.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Fencelines, Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald and Ruben Irons. March 24 – May 14.

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

PORT LOGGIA GALLERY (NSCAD PORT CAMPUS), HALIFAX: 2017 NSCAD Design Graduation Exhibition, April 22 – May 6. Industry night: April 21, 5:30 – 7pm.


ST. FX UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Art Student Art: St FX Art Department Student Exhibition, March 30 – April 14.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: tell me where to go, Works from the Permanent Collection, April 22 – June 4. Opening Reception: April 21, 8pm.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Faces and Figures, Terry Bell, Ian Gilson, Christopher Joyce, F.Scott MacLeod, Tony Myers, Brian Porter, Johanna Steffen and Lorena Ziraldo, March 24 to April 15. Paint and Perception, Carol Mahtab and Randy Engelberg, April 28 to May 26. Opening reception: April 28 at 7pm.

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

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Still Lifes and Lifes Re-Lived, Ineke Graham; Annapolis, Subd. B: Postcards from the Future, Janice Leonard, March 31 – April 26.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Dartmouth, Nicole & Zehava Power, April 1 – 30.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: You are Here, Roxanne Smith, April 6 – 30. Artist Talk: April 16, 2pm.

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