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VANS Newsletter #431
September 20, 2018

INDEX:

VANS Matters
Announcements
Awards and Scholarships
Education
Employment
Events
Residencies
Submissions
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

It’s starting to feel like autumn so that means it’s time to sign up for a Peer Application Review Group. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is facilitating an eight week peer-review process to help current members strengthen their upcoming proposals. Artists will get and give feedback by email on applications from two peers, matched based on the type of application that is being made. Previous participants have had projects funded after being a part of this program. Participants will be given two rough draft deadlines and will be expected to send edits back to their peers the following week the schedule for which is on the VANS website. To participate in a Peer Application Review Group, members can sign up on our website: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/programs/peer-application-review-groups/. Sign up soon so we know if we can run the program. Deadline: Tuesday, September 25.

Check out Peer Gallery’s member profile on the VANS website this month. Peer Gallery is an artists’ co-operative gallery, formed January, 2001. This spring Peer Gallery is celebrating 17 years of operation. Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg, the gallery exhibits the work of 14 Nova Scotia artists who have established reputations. The gallery emphasizes a complete diversity in art viewing: painting, drawing, mixed media, coloured fused glass, wood turning, printmaking and other forms of artistic expression.

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In the current exhibition at the Corridor Gallery, established artist Gary Castle presents 17 recent, topical collages from a project he undertook to make a collage a day for a year. Come down to the Corridor before September 28 and enjoy his work in Observations from the Aries Factory.

School has started up again this week and with it comes the deadline for applications to the Professional Artists in the Schools (PAINTS) ProgramDo you know a school or teacher who could use more art in their classrooms? Do you have an idea for a project? Take a look at the PAINTS website, browse the artist directory, contact an artist, and fill out an application. The PAINTS deadline for schools and teachers is September 30.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with Lumière to bring an artist in residence to Sydney!  The residency will engage the participating artist, Angie Arsenault, in a five week residency culminating with their participation in Lumière. In this residency, Arsenault will be collecting oral histories from former labourers and their families as well as from artists and other members of local communities. She will also be recreating the illuminated garden, which is located in a coal mine Glace Bay as a symbol of resilience, in a gated tunnel beneath King’s Road. See the VANS in Residence page for details and updates.

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.

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.

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.

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Announcements

Calling all artists and artistic groups based in Halifax: The Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada will be in town September 25 to talk Digital Strategy Fund with you! Want to book an individual meeting with them to discuss your initiative for fall 2018? Read over the details here and RSVP to Alea Cardarelli, Digital Strategy Fund, 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free), ext. 4018 or DSFoutreach@canadacouncil.ca.

Along with their exhibition Unpacking The Living Room, MSVU Gallery has several interesting events planned. On Saturday, September 29, 1 – 2:30pm artist Carrie Allison will introduce the basics of beading and discuss her current collaborative project The Shubenacadie River Beading Project and its sister project Shubie River. These projects invite people to map the Shubenacadie River in beadwork, raising awareness about Indigenous sovereignty and land rights in the process. The workshop is free but capacity is limited and advanced registration is required – please email by 26 September to register. Then on September 29 3 – 4:30pm join El Jones, Sherry Pictou and guests for “Unpacking Colonialism and Environmental Racism in Halifax” a roundtable discussion of these topics and the destruction and displacement of the communities of Turtle Grove and Africville. The discussion will be followed by a relaxed reception and refreshments in the gallery. On Wednesday, October 3, 12 – 1:30pm artist Ruth Marsh will give a hands-on workshop, using deceased bees and retro-electronic components, to learn about how environmental change is affecting delicate bee ecology. There is a performance on Saturday, October 20, 2-4 pm by Julie Hollenbach and Gambletron challenging idealized feminine gender performance through an immersive theatrical romp that includes culinary sculpture, hobby craft kitsch, and a multi-media dance.

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After more than ten years of exciting work together at 1272 Barrington Street, the Viewpoint Gallery photographic art cooperative will be hosting a farewell exhibition of members’ new and favourite previously shown works before moving to its new location. Passages, a member group moving show, opened September 6 and runs until September 21.

This year, Government House, the Lieutenant Governor’s residence, hosts QUAFF: To Drink Deeply, a juried exhibition of new work by members of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild. The show’s theme, QUAFF, has inspired pieces ranging from complete tea sets to birds in a tree waiting to drink. See their website for details on exhibition hours.

The Blue Mountain Painters are a group of 15 artists who painted in the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Park in the summer of 2018. Some of the artists include Violet Rosengarten, Tom Forrestall, Geoffrey Grantham, Ron Kuwahara, Carol Morrison, and Gail Sutherland. This painting project was undertaken to raise awareness and support for a proposed public park in the Blue Mountain Birch Cove area, which could be the country’s largest park. The Friends of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Art Show is at the Keshen Goodman Library September 1 – 30.

Are you a local Potter looking to wholesale your work? Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique in Halifax has recently lost three suppliers (due to career changes, babies and house moves!) and is on the hunt for more beautiful pottery to sell in their stores. You must be able to produce high-quality work fairly quickly, and commit to supplying a steady stream of pots to them. Made in the Maritimes sold over 4,000 individual pieces of pottery through their stores last year and are looking to grow that number. Please complete the form on their website and send along a few pictures of your work.

Nocturne is run primarily by volunteers and would not be possible without their dedication. One of the best ways to support the festival is to come out and lend a hand! Depending on your interest, you’ll get opportunities to interact with artists, board members, staff and the general public. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form online so they’ll know how you’d like to help.

ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT! Five available units in a shared space at 2586 Sherwood St, off Chebucto Road, near the Halifax Shopping Centre. Located in a security building, there are eight studio spaces, five of which are available. The building’s main doors lock, and there are locking doors when you come into the front steps, and the spaces are accessed by locking doors at unit 1 and unit 5. The spaces themselves, once inside, are all open to each other. These are basement level, however the windows are very large and there is lots of natural light. The empty spaces are available immediately.  It would be a month-to-month contract. There are no specific restrictions on materials used by artists as long as there is nothing toxic that bothers other studio mates.
AVAILABLE UNITS:
Unit 1 – $200/month (11’6″ x 16′)
Unit 2 – $150/month (9′ x 11′)
Unit 3 – $150/month (8′ x 11′)
Unit 4 – $150/month (8’8″ x 12’4″)
Unit 5 – $200/month (11’6″ x 16′)
Please contact Amir Nevo by email at amirnevo@gmail.com or by phone at (902-452-0889) if interested. Note: rent prices have changed since the emailed version of the newsletter.

Halifax Art Map in collaboration with The Craig Gallery presents Crossroads: an intersection in time, the 2018-19 Halifax Art Map exhibition. This year, in addition to celebrating work by local artists and artisans in several mediums, Halifax Art Map challenged participating artists to address the theme of ‘crossroads’ in its variety of meanings from a physical place, to decision-making and a critical juncture, to the metaphorical. The artists have responded with images and objects that represent a range of the familiar, surprising, mysterious and insightful. Exhibition participants include established and emerging artists working in genres from oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, photography, metal and ceramic. Exhibition artists: Rose Adams, Kit Clarke, Rosemary Clarke Young, Kristen Herrington, Kathryn Harley Haynes, Philip Hodges, Denise Lanterman, Anne Launcelott, Patricia Lindley, Grace Luke, Mary Jane Lundy, Paulette Melanson, Debbie Mosher, Andrea Pottyondy, Carol Smeraldo, Gail Sutherland, Barbara M. Schmeisser, Roxanne Smith, Colleen Underwood, Lisa Wright, Monika Wright, and Teresa Young. This exhibition runs from September 6 to October 27 at the Central Library in Halifax, in The Sunroom, 5th floor.

4 Ateliers: Graveurs Ambulants/Printmakers on the Move is a collaborative traveling exhibition featuring over 100 original prints by artists from Elephant Grass Print Collective, La Manivelle, Mahone Bay Printmakers and TH’Yarc Printshop. The exhibit is being presented in 4 different venues between August 2018 to June 2019. Stop 1: August 4 – September 15, 2018 is at the Yarmouth County Museum. Stop 2: October 21 – November 25, 2018  is at Chapel Gallery at ARTsPLACE, 396 St George Street, Annapolis Royal. Stop 3: March 16 – April 14, 2019, is at Peer Gallery, 167 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg. Stop 4: May 1 – June 15, 2019 is at Le Trécarré at Université Sainte Anne, 1695 Hyw 1, Church Point.

Creative Pictou County will once again be having another Sale Along The River event. It will be held on September 30  between 10 – 4pm. There will be lots of unique pieces of art to see and purchase, as well as live music to listen to. Come out for an eventful day and show support for local artists in the community!

Maritime Painted Saltbox in Petite Riviere is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year! Head down to their picturesque gallery and see Tom Alway and Peter Blais’ paintings at 265 Petite Riviere Road. They are open daily from 10am – 5pm.

Peer Gallery, a contemporary art co-operative in Lunenburg, exhibits On and Off the Wall at the Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Public Archives in Halifax, September 8 – 28, 2018. The exhibit is 2- and 3D from 15 current members. A gallery in its 17th remarkable season. The Power of Cooperation: Support, unpressured, new expressions, cost sharing. Bringing the Lunenburg to Halifax – bringing Halifax to Lunenburg: A dedicated display focuses on Lunenburg: the Lunenburg Art Map, Lunenburg School of the Arts, LAMP and the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts and more. Member artists exhibit locally, Canada and US.

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.

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.

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Awards and Scholarships

Neighbourhood Placemaking provides guidance and support to community members interested in hosting a project in their neighbourhood. This could be painting an intersection, building of benches for a local gathering place, planting a community garden, or any idea that brings together community members to create public art that activates shared public spaces to create a sense of place and build a sense of community. Halifax Municipal staff provide support to seek necessary approvals and work collaboratively with community members to design accessible, creative, and successful project plans. Would you like your neighbourhood to be next? Download the Neighbourhood Placemaking Application and Toolkit for detailed instructions on the 13-step process to host your own placemaking event. Deadline: applications are due by October 30 for neighbourhoods wishing to create a project the following summer.

The Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme builds on the shared heritage of Atlantic Canada and Ireland, with a view to developing a new generation of academic, artistic, cultural and economic links between these two regions. Dobbin Atlantic Scholars will receive scholarship awards to support research which seeks to find new ways to work in partnership, in order to face common challenges and to explore shared opportunities. Successful research projects will explore areas such as; our common culture, history and heritage; the potential of our shared resources; and scientific and technological innovation. The awards will be for an amount up to CDN $7k/€5k, precise details of which will depend on the duration of stay. Deadline: 1700 EST on October 17.

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The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a one-time art award of $1000 intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. It’s available to all artists worldwide working in all traditional visual arts media, including but not limited to, conceptual, installation, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass, mixed media, photography, video, and new media. If selected as the winner, they ask that the award recipient be willing to trade one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion into their collection in exchange for the award. There is a submission review fee of $25. Please see their website for more info. Deadline: September 30.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery in Waterloo is calling for submissions to the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. This prestigious national award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Deadline: September 24 by 11:59pm.

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) Student Design Competition, now in its 24th year, is open for entries for 2018. The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day. For this challenge they encourage you to think beyond current trends, combine design fields, and expand the way they engage their customers. They highly encourage you to push the envelope of your thinking and improve home improvement. Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only. The first place prize is $8000. Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City. Deadline for Submissions: November 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.

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Education

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Employment

Digital Mi’kmaq will be running enriched programs and workshops focused on introducing students to computer science, coding, big data, animation, robotics, web design, filmmaking, and 3D modelling. They are currently looking to fill a number of positions with bright, enthusiastic, technology-lovers to help deliver hands-on STEM-focused educational programming to Mi’kmaq youth across the province this fall. The Educational Digital Facilitator will be responsible for assisting students through the provided lesson within the classroom setting, answering questions, keeping students focused and engaged, and providing supplemental information and instruction when necessary. You will be sharing your experience in, and love of, technology and digital skills with First Nations students with enthusiasm and positive mentorship. This is a full-time, $20/hr position for 40 hrs/wk. Position begins September 24, 2018 and runs until June, 2019.

The Centre for Craft in Sydney is hiring a full time Craft Incubator Coordinator. Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia the Craft Incubator Coordinator will work closely with Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre) staff to organize, coordinate and implement programming for craft incubator participants and community partners. The Centre is exploring the development of studio, retail and business spaces around Cape Breton Island. The Craft Incubator Coordinator will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of this project.  Deadline: September 28, 4pm.

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Mount Saint Vincent University is hiring a Gallery Director. The Director of the Art Gallery is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Art Gallery and the campus community through her specialized knowledge of visual art. Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Science, the Director has overall responsibility for the Gallery operation, including management of the budget; hiring, training, and supervision of personnel; maintenance of Gallery facilities; and oversight and care of the University permanent collection. The Director plans and implements the annual program of exhibitions, publications, and special events, and secures external funding to support these initiatives.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Visual Arts or Art History, and a minimum of five years’ of relevant gallery experience. Previous experience working in an academic environment is an asset. This is a full-time MPA position with a starting salary of $69,872 per annum. See the full job description and apply here. Deadline: September 27.

Michaels Canada is looking to hire a Custom Art Framer at various locations across NS including, Sydney, Halifax, New Minas and New Glasgow. The Certified Framer is enthusiastic and passionate about Creativity, People and Arts and Crafts. Certified Framers are responsible for sales of custom framing and ready made frames, following and administering the work flow production system under the supervision of the Framing Manager. This position has responsibility for assisting the Framing Manager in planning the production of orders, placing material orders and maintenance of the frame shop as well as taking orders, providing exceptional customer service and the production of orders. The Certified Frames must be Bronze Level Certified within 30 days of employment.

Paint Nite Halifax is looking for a part time lead artist/event host. At Paint Nite they walk inexperienced painters through a simple painting step by step in a restaurant/bar setting. They are not an art class, but more of an art party and they’re looking for someone with experience in acrylic painting that is able to speak (on a microphone) to a group of people to make painting fun! Your position would consist of bringing the supplies from the storage unit to the venue, setting up the venue and then instructing a group of people through a painting. At the end of the event you would then clean up the venue and bring the supplies back to their storage unit located in downtown Halifax. Priority will be given to someone that has their own vehicle – if you do not have a vehicle, they are interested in hiring an assistant as well. This position requires you to meet the artist at the venue to help with set up and take down, and during the event you would be taking photos, giving helpful tips and keeping everyone stocked up with supplies. There would be 2 to 3 events per week as a part-time employee in the Halifax area (Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Lower Sackville). Paint Nite shifts typically go from 5 – 10pm on weekdays and 11am – 4pm or 1 – 6pm on weekends. Check out the paintings on their website and if interested, please contact kourtney.prentice@paintnite.com.

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Events

Halifax Art Map presents Buying art – a panel discussion and Q&A. Learn about buying art from a panel of art professionals, including Ian Muncaster of Zwicker’s Gallery, and Phil Secord of Secord Gallery. Bring your questions to this informative and entertaining presentation. Free admission, in conjunction with Culture Days. Saturday, September 29, 2 – 4pm at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax.

On October 4 from noon – 2pm there will be a free architecture sketching tour of Halifax guided by members of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. You can register for register for the tour online. Then October 19 – 21 there will be a weekend exhibition of the drawings, sketches, illustrations and paintings done on the sketchers’ tour and by others across the province, sketching our built environment. It’s open to all sketchers, artists, NSAA members on a limited basis. The exhibition will be at NSAA Gallery, 1359 Barrington St, Halifax. To submit work, click here.

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The Surfside Studio Tour is on Sunday, September 30 from 10am -5pm and includes over 20 artists between West Lawrencetown and Head of Chezzetcook who will open their homes and studios to showcase their art and craftsmanship. Enjoy a Sunday drive along the coast through communities of West Lawrencetown, East Lawrencetown, Three Fathom Harbour, Seaforth, Grand Desert, West Chezzetcook, and Head of Chezzetcook.

The Canadian Crafts Federation and Craft Nova Scotia will host the National Craft Conference called Placemaking 2018: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + Tourism in Cape Breton, Halifax and Lunenburg from October 10 – 15. This conference explores the question, “what does craft look like in relation to community?” highlighting the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development. See their website for details, itinerary and registration info.

It’s a big year for the Lunenburg Doc Fest as they celebrate their fifth year with even more films that will transport you to new places and perspectives. On September 20 – 23, they will open the doors of the historic Lunenburg Opera House and take you on a journey from the bustling streets of India to the depths of the open sea. The festival attracts film enthusiasts, filmmakers, and industry decision-makers from near and far. This year, the expanded program features twelve regional and Canadian film premieres. For more information and passes visit their website.

Maritime Makers 5th annual market on September 22 at Pier 23 (Cunard Centre) in Halifax is going to be their biggest showcase of Maritime Makers yet with vendors coming from across the region to sell their handmade, vintage, and supplies. Stay tuned for our vendor list coming soon! Due to changes in values at Etsy Maritime Makers will no longer be partnering with them on an annual event and are working together with makers across Canada to hold them accountable to shared values.

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the creation of a weekly Craft Together Group. The group will meet weekly for a 2 hour drop-in session of crafting in a friendly, group atmosphere. The studio will be open to those wanting to work on existing projects, start something new, or pick up a new craft. Please bring a project with you. Limited amounts of materials and equipment will be available for those not sure where to begin! Craft Together Group will be hosted by Emily MacDonald and Olivia Ball. Between them they have experience in knitting, crochet, felting, hand and machine sewing, wool spinning, making stuffed dolls and toy animals, embroidery, painting and drawing. They are happy to help with projects, or to guide participants who wish to pick up a new skill. We hope that participants will forge friendships at the group, and will help to support and encourage each other in their craft process. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cookies will be served at the group. Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $2 per week. The group is open to everyone, although young children will need adult supervision. The first weekly meeting took place on Wednesday, June 13.  Anyone who would like to attend, but would have difficulty due to lack of transportation or mobility difficulties, is encouraged to contact Olivia Ball at olivia.ball@invernessarts.com or 902-258-2533.

Four commercial art galleries in Halifax are presenting the Halifax Talks Art series Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8pm.  The final talk is at Secord Gallery on October 3 with What to do with your art once you have it: Framing and Installation.

Main & Station is hosting a Saturday morning life drawing session. Main & Station’s Life Drawing sessions are Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm with a half hour break. This is an uninstructed session. They provide the facility, the seating, and the model. They will also have some drawing boards available on a first come, first served basis. You bring your own supplies. Some paper will be provided.

Inspired by the surroundings that envelop White Point Beach Resort and the 7400 km coastline of Nova Scotia, SEA’spired Outdoor Sculpture Show is a celebration of the sea. Starting Sunday, May 6 and continuing until October 8, you are invited to meander and stroll along the shoreline to discover more than 30 sculptures by a collection of 18 Nova Scotian artists. White Point is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with this collection of artists in presenting this intimate and unique presentation of their works in their outdoor gallery, in honour of their 90th Anniversary. Curated by Gift Shop Manager, Cathie Pincombe, this show promises to be one of the most dynamic to be enjoyed in 2018. Sea’spired Artists include Franz Fraitzl, Tom Alway & Peter Blais, Brad Hall, Sarah Irwin, Mary Jane Lundy, Beverly McInnes, Jan Hull, and Shauna MacLeod.

The Canadian Craft Federation/FCMA’s 13th national contemporary craft conference titled Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community and Tourism, will take place in Nova Scotia from October 10th – 15th, 2018. This national event will highlight the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development. By exploring the positive impact of craft practice on both physical and virtual communities, the conference will share information on craft culture’s role in enhancing the sense of belonging, understanding, and appreciation of community members, leading to happier, healthier, more positive social interactions. Through the presentations, workshops, networking sessions and cultural events of Placemaking, the use of culture as an impetus for positive change will drive conversation through creation, expression, sharing and celebration. In partnership with Craft Nova Scotia, Craft Alliance, NSCAD University, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Lunenburg School of Art and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, this year’s event includes more collaboration than ever before. There will be a limited number of seats available at all these events. Stay tuned for more details – coming soon.

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Residencies

Uncommon Common Art (UCA) will be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County, NS in May 2019. This month long residency is open to professional artists working in any visual art medium. The participating artist is expected to lead at least two community activities related to the work they will be doing while in residence and participate in the annual UCA public art exhibit. A community activity can take what ever form best suits the artist and project. The residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community. The program requires the artist to dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency working on their art practice, creating an installation for the UCA exhibit, engaging with the community and documenting the month long activities. Which includes time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2000 will be paid to the artist as well as living and work accommodations in rural Kings County. Deadline: October 26.

Located at 342 Main Street Yarmouth, Waves of Confetti Creative Space offers an opportunity for professionals to create in a charming town, across from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and by the sea. You will be living with a local family and will be provided with breakfast and supper. They’re interested in the renewed creativity artists-in-residence may get from being in this part of the world. The culture and landscape of the area provide wonderful creative fuel. With the studio less than a minute from the ocean and the house 100 feet from a lake, water is sure to inspire. At the end of the residency, the community will be invited for a showcase of the visual or performance work, followed by a Q&A. Our goal is to get the younger artists to these special events – to inspire and entice them to use Waves of Confetti to create their own art. They envision this space as a hub that brings together seasoned artists, the newly inspired, and curious cats. We want to nurture the creative flow of energy and the sharing of knowledge. The full cost of a 3-week $2025 CDN. (does not include travel) but does include airport pickup. There is no deadline to apply.

ARTsPLACE is inviting artists to submit an application for a month-long Artist-in-Residence (AiR) in Annapolis Royal during Fall 2018 (November 20– December 20). The successful applicant will be provided with a studio space at ARTsPLACE (upstairs), ARTsPLACE also has a wheelchair accessible studio space on the main floor (14’ x 9’ x 9.5’ x 10’ h). Annapolis Royal and the surrounding area has numerous cultural and historical resources available to the AiR, should they wish to access these during their residency.The AiR is encouraged to create new work in the studio and be accessible to the community through open studio time and/or public programming. The AiR will work approximately a 20-hour work week at ARTsPLACE with 40% of the time being dedicated to community-based work (e.g. free hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and/or presentations) and 60% to the artist’s own work. ARTsPLACE AiR will be provided with a $1000 fee, supported through the generosity of the Parker Mountain Wind Turbine Society. ARTsPLACE is open to all and supports a variety of artistic practices and disciplines which are relevant to a diverse social and artistic community in a rural environment. Deadline: October 1, 4pm.

The Khyber has put out a call for applications for the Khyber Residency: External Action Miracle (KREAM). This year KREAM will consist of 4 self-led artist residencies, offering 2 at ten days and 2 at a month-long in duration, scheduled over November 2018 – March 2019. Each residency will provide artists with 24-hour studio access to the Khyber, material and preparation fees, living and travel per diems, as well as artist fees aligned with CARFAC. Artists will receive a platform for their choice of a single work installation or performance, with reception event. They are also invited to hold public presentation events of their choosing, which could be talks, screenings, studio visits and/or workshops. These events may be open to all public or closed spaces for specific communities.All fees and programming will be confirmed with the artists upon notice of acceptance to KREAM. Living accommodations, travel arrangements and shipment of artwork will be the responsibilities of the artists, however, staff can assist in this process upon request. The Khyber will prioritize desires, requirements and proposals from those who have systemically faced oppression, exclusion and tokenism within the art world, including artists who are BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, Deaf and Hard of Hearing and those working in Disability Arts. Deadline for artist proposals: September 28.

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The Caetani Cultural Centre in BC is partnering with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ANBC) for the Artist-in-Residence program entitled Fresh!AiR, a themed program which centres on nature, culture, science, environment, conservation and social issues. The ABNC collaboration is intended to serve as a catalyst in broadening and enriching community awareness and the understanding of art and sustainable biodiversity. This residency includes an eight week stay at the Caetani Cultural Centre and studio space at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Artists are responsible for their own transportation, food and supplies. Open to emerging and established visual artists in any medium; installation, earthworks, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, digital media, etc. The are three 8-week residencies in 2019 May 1 – June 30, July 4 – August 31,and September 5 – October 31. Deadline: November 15.

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency in the Central Pacific Coastal area of Costa Rica provides artists with a tranquil and inspirational space where they can immerse themselves in their individual projects. There, artists are encouraged to be self-directed and pursue their personal, creative objectives. The program focuses on furnishing artists with luxury accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can be worked on, and creativity can flourish. At the Mauser EcoHouse artists can expect a lush jungle setting on our 1.5 acres of land. The property contains numerous indigenous fruit trees, edible plants, herbs and a working greenhouse. Two banana circle composts andfive swales are also on the site. Pricing: $16-$35 per night depending on length of stay and private or shared room. Deadline: Ongoing.

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people at Women’s Studio Workshop. Their Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing a limited edition artist’s book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. Deadline: All applications must be physically mailed and postmarked by November 15.

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.

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.

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.

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Submissions

From October 1 – 10, Parrsboro becomes the canvas for a vibrant festival in celebration of maritime cultural richness. 10 Days in October features local and international artists as well as events and cultural programming unique to the Bay of Fundy. There will be a regional art exhibition of artists who capture Nova Scotia’s diverse geography. In addition to the exhibition, there will be artist demonstrations, a plein air painting event, music, and more. They have put out a call for submissions for artists to participate. See the Parrsboro Creative website for details.

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Uncommon Common Art has put out a call for submissions for their 2019 season. 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 30. This free event which is starting its 12th year, highlights the exceptional location of the Minas Basin Valley. UCA invites artists to develop temporary outdoor installations animated by the theme of Wearing the Land, expressing the idea of reciprocity between the landscape of King’s County, NS, and the people who live there. There will be Submission Information Sessions in Halifax on September 24, 7:30 – 8:30pm, at the VANS office, 1113 Marginal Road and in Wolfville on September 25, 7:30 – 8:30pm, Irving Centre 32 University Ave. See more details here. Deadline: October 14.

Round Hill Studio gallery in Annapolis Royal is still accepting artist’s proposals for exhibitions for the 2019 programming season. The gallery provides a venue for established and emerging contemporary artists. See the full artist proposal guidelines here. They accept electronic applications only via email/ zipped files/ dropbox or similar.

Jones Gallery in Saint John, New Brunswick, is currently soliciting exhibition or representation proposals. They are looking for early to mid-career visual artists who are based in or have a connection to Atlantic Canada. Artists should have strong conceptual component to their work, and they value a record of public exhibition and a challenging visual practice. Artists who fit their mandate are invited to submit a proposal to caleb@jonesgallery.ca. Submissions must include a CV, Artist statement, letter outlining career goals and plans for your practice, five to six artwork images and link to online portfolio. For more information, visit www.jonesgallery.ca. Deadline: ongoing.

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 info@hardwaregallery.caImage files should be no larger than 1mb each, filename’s being labeled with the artist’s name and the image list document should be clearly correlated with filenames and include year completed and dimensions. For video, please send web links. Video files are too large to receive over email. Hardware Gallery will collect 35% commission on sales, with funds being used to help keep the nonprofit gallery in operation.

Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax will be showing work by a new artist every month. Individuals are allowed to sell their work from the space and keep 100% of the sale money, but they are also welcome to simply display their work if they prefer. The space is mostly limited to flat works that will be displayed on the walls with a track and wire hanging system, but some accommodations can be made for artists who also have three-dimensional works. While they have a great community at their gym, and have not had any serious incidents, please be advised that Seven Bays will not be liable for any damage to works while they are being shown. Anyone interested can email sevenbaysart@gmail.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 holly@gallerynineteennineteen.com or call 902-454-0900.

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

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Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Gallery Members are provided with a direct link to their website

ACADIA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Maud Lewis: A Life Collected, August 3 – September 30.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Let me talk to you man to man, Erica Mendritzki; Galleries 2 & 3: NSCAD Painting & Drawing Department exhibition, September 11 – 22. Gallery 1: Travelling Textiles, Nobuko Hiroi, September 25 – October 6. Artist talk with Nobuko Hiroi, Naoko Furue and Jennifer Green, September 28, 1pm. Gallery 2: Nova Scotia Art Bank 2018 Purchase, September 25 – 29. Opening reception: September 24, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Teensyland, Damien Webb, September 8 – 30.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: Comforts for the Soul, Judy Gordon and Colleen Underwood, opened September 6.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Blue Rocks, Gerald Ferguson, Marsden Hartley, and John Hartman, May 19 – November 4. Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, April 13, 2018 – March 17, 2019. Transatlantique: the art of fashion and costume design in Paris and Halifax, March 31 – September 23. Close to the edge… The Work of Gerald Ferguson, Curated by David Diviney, September 15 – January 13. Alphabetical Order: things artists have drawn, curated by Mora Dianne O’Neill, September 29 – March 31. Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, Kent Monkman, October 14 – December 16.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: Terroir: Then and Now; Maud Lewis, June 23, 2018 – June 9, 2019. Transitions: Contemporary Textile Art Show, SAQA Atlantic Canada, August 2 – September 28.

ART LAB STUDIOS AND GALLERY, PARRSBORO, Big Little Show, Tom Forrestall, Opened September 8.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: ARC: Let’s Talk, Leya Evelyn; Chapel: The Art of Fibre, SOFAAR; Mym, Shorelines, Pat Lorenz, September 2 – October 13. ARC: My Story Photo Project; Chapel: Ateliers: Printmakers on the Move, Elephant Grass Printmakers, Mahone Bay Printmakers, Th’YARC Printshop and La Manivelle;  Mym: Karen Langlois, October 21 – November 17. Opening reception: October 21, 1 – 3pm.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: Red Rising Hoods, Teresa Marshall, October 1 – January 11.

CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: On & Off the Wall, Peer Gallery artists, September 6 – 30.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Scratch and Sniff Menu, Emily Lawrence; Case Gallery: You, Me, Them….Us, Barbara Schmeisser, September 12 – October 7.

DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: From the Vault: Ars Longa, curated by Michele Gallant, September 1 – October 2.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Motivational Poser, Pierre Tabbiner, September 7 – 27.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Hey Hey Hali, Kelly Mitchelmore, September 20 – October 19. Opening reception: September 20, 6 – 8:30pm.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HALIFAX: QUAFF: To Drink Deeply, Nova Scotia Potters Guild. September 20 – October 27.

HARDWARE GALLERY, KENTVILLE: Beyond the First Impressions of Wood and Water, Michael DeLuca and Connie Publicover, August 31 – September 26.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Ernest Cadegan, September 10 – October 9. Which Craft? A group show of Fine Craft, October 15 – November 12.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Homepage, Peter Dykhuis; Squirrel Variations, Jane Affleck and Peter Dykhuis, September 8 – 30. Demo: September 29, 2 – 6pm.

ICE HOUSE GALLERY, TATAMAGOUCHE: Jane Grady, September 1 – 30.

INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: Essence: Contemporary Oil Portraits, Gillian McCulloch; Golf and Beach Photography, James MacLellan; Portraits: a group exhibition, September 7 – 30.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Femfest: Freedom then and Now, Susan Jardine, Simone Labuschagne, Jill Langford, Judith Leidl, Steven Rhude and Sally Warren, until November 4.

KESHEN GOODMAN LIBRARY, HALIFAX: Friends of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Art Show, September 1 – 30.

LITTLE GALLERY, SCHOOLHOUSE CAFE, SANDY COVE: Resurface, Liz Lore, September 1 – October 2018 (open Saturdays 8am – 2pm).

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: STONE | OIL | WATER, Jan Hull, Anne Wedler, and Edward Wedler, August 28 – September 20. Spirited, Member Showcase, September 25 – October 28. Opening reception: September 25, 5pm.

LUNENBURG SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LUNENBURG: Urbania Part I, Christopher Porter, October 5 – 15. Opening reception: October 5, 7 – 9 pm with an artist talk 7:30 pm.

MMFI GALLERY (MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTRE), TRURO: Abstract Relaxation, Ashley Harrison, opens September 9.

MAIN & STATION NONESUCH, PARRSBORO: Pépinières d’humanité / Nurseries of Humanity, Sandrine de Borman, October 20 – 28.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Revolution, Craft Nova Scotia Members, September 21 – November 4. Opening reception: September 20, 6pm.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Unpacking the Living Room, September 8 – November 10.

NORTHUMBERLAND FISHERIES MUSEUM, PICTOU: Pictou County Artists Association 28th Annual Members Show & Sale, September 1 – 29.

NS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, HALIFAX: Beaded Earth, Carrie Allison, October 6 – January 6.

NOVEL TEA CAFE & GALLERY, TRURO: NEWFOUNDAND: From the Edge, Virginia Houston, September 8 – 30.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: Neither Rhyme nor Reason, paintings by Louise Cloutier and poems by Richard Dittami, August 24 – September 28.

ROSS CREEK CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANNING: Thundermaker, Alan Syliboy, July 1 – ­ October 26.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Some Enchanting Islands, Violet Rosengarten, September 1 – 29.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Relativity, Leya Evelyn, with special guest Steve Farmer, September 7 – 29.

ST BERNARD CHURCH, CLARE: Expo d’Art Saint Bernard 2018, group exhibition, July 2 – September 30.

ST FX UNIVERSITY GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Cells, Souls and Personalities, Maria Doering, September 5 – October 7.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: #callresponse, Christi Belcourt, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Tania Willard, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, September 8 – November 18.

SISSIBOO COFFEE ROASTER AND GALLERY, BEAR RIVER: New Paintings, Flora Doehler, September 9 – October 14.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Selections from Five Decades, James G. Davis, Turner G. Davis, September 14 – October 10.

THE SUNROOM (HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY), HALIFAX: Crossroads: An Intersection in Time, Halifax Art Map Artists, September 6 – October 27.

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY, TIDNISH BRIDGEOut of the Way, Bob Morouney, September 9 – 22.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Passages: Farewell to 1272, Viewpoint Members, September 6 – 21.

VISUAL VOICE FINE ART, TRURO: Imagine, Nancy Roberts, Rosa Carr, Ed Porter, Kath Kornelsen, Robert Rutherford, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Paulette Melanson, Dorothea LeBlanc, Twila Robar-DeCoste, Kristina Sobstad, Judy Arsenault and Corinne Ledson-Silver, August 27 – September 22.

WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT, WHITE POINT: SEA’spired Outdoor Sculpture Show, May 6 – October 15.

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