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VANS Newsletter #414
January 10, 2018


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

Thanks to all the VANS members who have already renewed their memberships for 2018! If you haven’t yet renewed your VANS membership (since October 2017) then it expired on December 31, 2017 but renewing is easy to do! You can renew your membership online, in person, over the phone, or by mail.

  • MAIL: Complete a membership renewal form and mail it with your cheque or money order, payable to Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7.
  • PHONE: Call us at 902-423-4694 during regular business hours (9:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday) and renew your membership with a credit card.
  • ONLINE: Visit our website and pay online using the secure PayPal, which also accepts credit cards.
  • IN PERSON: Come say “hi” at the VANS office (1113 Marginal Road) and you can pay with a cheque, cash, or credit card. Unfortunately, we can’t take debit.

We hope that you will renew your membership for 2018 and continue supporting activities and programs like our professional development workshops, En Route Artist Talk Series, VANS in Residence, PAINTS, Open Grants, Subsidized Studio, Mentorship Program, and Visual Arts News. See our website for a full list of membership benefits.

We are still accepting Corridor Gallery proposals!  It’s a small space for members to exhibit their work for a month. We are currently looking for proposals for February – November 2018 and the space isn’t juried, so it is first come, first served. Our website has details on what to include in your submission here. We are accepting applications from members for June, July, August, September and November 2018.

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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.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This month-long residency, with an additional week for planning, will involve the artists in both their own work, in community with workshops, talks, open studios, and participation in the annual UCA environmental art exhibit. The residency will provide a chance for the artist to have a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community. The artist will dedicate 40 hours per week to the residency. 30% – 40% of the time will be dedicated to community-based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. 60% – 70% (24 hours) of the time towards the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both. A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist; living and work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided. For more information, click here. Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or by email at Extended deadline: January 19, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

Read In This Place: The lasting impact of Nova Scotia’s first exhibition of Black artists’ work. VANS Research Coordinator Chris Shapones revisits a powerful 1990s exhibition and asks why we’re not seeing more Black artists in galleries. This is the latest in a series of articles on art is the province over the last 40 years.

Watch our short video VANS Celebrating 40 Years, which gives us a glimpse into artists at work in their studios around the province. Thanks to all our members and artists who sent us their studio shots for inclusion in this video. For more information on our 40 Anniversary activities and events, please click here.

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The Halifax Regional Municipality has just announced a call for public art proposals for the Dartmouth Sportsplex. HRM is seeking design proposals from qualified artists and collaborative artist teams for the provision of an integrated public artwork for the Dartmouth Sportsplex as part of the 2017-2018 Revitalization project. The themes for the public art component of the Dartmouth Sportsplex are intended to complement the themes of the renovation of the facility itself, and the intention to create better visibility, a more welcoming interface with the local community, and stronger connections with surrounding elements and community features. This is an opportunity for a qualified artist to design, plan, create, fabricate and install public art in specified locations within the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The artist(s) budget for all expenses related to this project is a maximum of $200,000.00 CDN. Deadline for Submission of Proposal: February 16.

The Halifax-based jazz band Tin Pan Darlings is searching for a visual artist with vivid imagination and strong drawing skills who is available to design their upcoming album cover. This is a two-part project, and the CD album will be released in conjunction with their silent-era style movie, titled “Inside a Melody.” Your mission, should you choose to to accept it, is to draw an album cover in the style of a 1930s movie poster, and submit original copy in addition to a high resolution jpeg/png/pdf file. (Please see example). You are NOT responsible for any graphic design details, just the actual drawing. Requested size is 7” x 7” square, and deadline for completion is February 1st, 2018. Pay to be negotiated. For more information please contact Tracy Anderson or send a message via their Facebook page, Tin Pan Darlings: Kindly have samples of your past work available for viewing.

The Chester Art Centre presents the 2018 Donald Curley Art Series on “The Art of Storytelling”. One thing hasn’t changed much in a thousand years; we all love a good story! Join Chester Art Centre every Sunday in February to be captivated and entertained. On February 4 join Margot Brunelle, award winning Halifax CBC radio journalist, and Pauline Dakin, journalist and best selling author of Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood. Janet Barkhouse will share stories on February 11 of Sable Island—ghost stories, historical anecdotes, and personal experiences. On February 18 come hear storyteller, genealogist and former curator of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Ralph Getson, regale us with tales of the days of wooden ships and iron men. On February 25 Jody Myers, a long time yoga teacher who loves to tell stories that uplift and enlighten will take us on a path of natural expression. She is a published author, a storywriter and is sometimes a feature teller for the Storytellers Circle of Halifax. Tickets are $15 per person per talk – coffee and nibbles included. All presentations begin at 2pm. For more details check out their website. You can reserve your tickets by phone at 902-275-5789, or email

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Congratulations to the recipients of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust Awards! The awards and scholarships are given each year to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen artistic fields. This year’s winners included VANS mentee NAT chantel, who was awarded a Visual Arts Scholarship for Painting/ Drawing and to Curtis Botham who was the recipient of the $1,000 Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award. Curtis Botham graduated with a BFA from NSCAD and is currently attending the NSCAD University Residency Program in New Glasgow. For a list of all the recipients see the Talent Trust website.

CBU Art Gallery announces ProletariArt 2018! Each year, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition to celebrate community creativity. They look forward to see returning esteemed artists’ work and welcome new talent. Drawing from the concept of the late seventeenth-century Paris Salon, ProletariArt adopts the presentation style of exhibiting artwork floor-to-ceiling. While the original Paris Salon was largely conservative and exclusive to the members of the Art Academy, ProletariArt is open to everyone and celebrates amateur, folk, experimental, and avant-garde art in addition to more traditional art forms. If you’re interested in showcasing your work at ProletariArt, please review the submission guidelines. Deadline: February 9, 4pm.

Craft Nova Scotia’s Aestival Festival tickets are now available! Each year, to celebrate the beginning of summer, members of Craft Nova Scotia donate their work in support of our organization, between 105 and 120 pieces of fine craft are collected for the event. One hundred tickets to the event will be sold. Throughout the evening numbers from 1 to 100 will be drawn, corresponding to the ticket numbers. When a ticket holder hears his or her number called, they have 20 seconds to select one object from all the craft displayed. Not just a gift of amazing craft, Aestival is a fantastic evening out with friends, family and other craft enthusiasts. Join in Friday, June 8th at 7pm for a evening of fine craft and great company. For more information or to buy tickets call 902-423-3837 or stop by and visit us at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

Cape Breton University presents Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the ArtSci Connect. They are mobilizing research and practice that enhances art through the incorporation of science and science through art! Explore creative inter-disciplinary connections between the arts and science by focusing on the visual arts as they are used and expressed in the STEM fields, creating “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The ARTSCI Gallery Exhibition is on at the Art Gallery November 17 – February 2.

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

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

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Awards and Scholarships

Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. All too often, society expects artists to work for free when other types of professionals receive fair compensation for their work. Artists deserve fair compensation. To that end, their charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society. Artist Grant provides a modest competitive grant of $500 USD to one artist every quarter. They will consider applications from all visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world. Visual artists working in any media may apply: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, stills of video/film, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias. There is an application fee of $25 USD and they require no grant proposal or indication of how you will use grant funds. There are four grant cycles per year. The next deadline: January 15.

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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.

Call for submissions for the Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship (Gotland, Sweden) and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship. The Brucebo foundation supports emerging and early-mid career artists. Eligible applicants must be Canadian Citizens who have studied fine arts within the last ten years. Self-taught artists with less than ten years of exhibition experience may also apply. Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a talented emerging professional Canadian artist providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three-month working residency – starting June 1 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden. The scholarship includes the use of the studio cottage, and a stipend of 50 000 SEK (approx. $7,500 CAD), which covers travel expenses from Canada – Gotland (return). The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship provides 30.000 SEK (approx. $4,500 CAD) for a European research sejourn, to be undertaken within the next year. As a final part of the ‘travel scholarship’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, they will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during their recent European travel. See the application guidelines and download the application form hereDeadline for applications: January 31.

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

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

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The Chester Art Centre is taking registration for their winter programs. Register today for Snow Day! Plein Air Winter Oil Painting with Michel Doucet on January 20 & 21 (9am – 5pm) for $140; Create a beautiful merino and silk scarf using the wet felting technique with Dina De Witt on January 29 (9am – 5pm) for $130; Play with Clay with Marla Benton on February 20 & 27 (6:30 – 9:30pm) for $125; Winter Photography with Kas Stone on February 8 (10am – 4pm) for $75; or Still Life Painting with Lynda Shalagan on March 24 & 25 (10am – 4pm) for $140. For more info or to register see the Chester Art Centre website.

Winter Session of classes and workshops with Twila Robar-DeCoste are  starting January 2018. The Art of Botanical Painting starts Tuesday, January 23 10am- 12:30pm at Kings Presbyterian Church, New Minas. This is an eight-week drawing and watercolour course. $140.00 per person. Acrylic Painting starts Wednesday, January 24, 9:30am – 12pm, at Windsong Studio & Gallery 1331 Victoria Rd. Aylesford. This is an eight-week painting course focused on composition and picture planning, technique and a variety of painting styles from detailed to impressionistic. $110.00 per person. Watercolour Painting starts January 25,  1– 4pm at Windsong Studio & Gallery. This is an eight-week course in watercolour painting on a variety of topics and using various papers. $110.00 per person. Contact: 902-847-9847 to register or email

The Lunenburg School of the Arts is offering winter courses, including Marine Painting with Jay Langford, Tuesday Clay Club and Wheel Throwing with Kara Highfield, Coffee and Clay or Kids and Clay with Marla Benton, and Fun with Drawing Fundamentals with Harold Pearse. See their website for more info and registration info. Classes start soon so register today!

Plan to get crafty and stay cozy at The Lunenburg Makery. They are offering workshops including Block Printing with Alissa Kloet of Keephouse (January 13), Studio Day: Technical Support for Beginner Garment Patterns (January 20) and Needle Felted Spotted Owl with Glasses (January 27) – 10am-1pm.

The Atlantic Film Coop is offering Winter Workshops. AFCOOP’s Winter Workshop Series is designed to give participants a balanced overview of independent film production and the elements involved in creating a project from first draft to final edit. It also offers some more intensive courses which will give you the skills to work as a trainee on one of the FILM 5 Productions. These include: a Workshop in Sexualized Violence and Trauma Informed Practice, presented by Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, January 20, 1 – 4pm at the Halifax Central Library RBC Learning Centre – 3rd Floor. Free for AFCOOP Members. A Grant Writing Workshop by Becka Barker on January 23, 6 – 9pm; a Documentary Masterclass on January 30, 6 – 9pm; Intro to Directing by Cory Bowles on February 13, 6 – 9pm, and Intro to Screenwriting by Iain MacLeod on February 20, 6 – 9pm. For more info see their website.

Painting Workshop with Artist Justine Kerr in Bedford at Angel’s, 1306 Bedford Hwy, Suite 108 on January 13 & 14 10am – 4pm. Connect with yourself more deeply through the process of painting in acrylics & collage with lovely coloured papers, different textures to inspire a rich tapestry. She has a plethora of images to work with, animals that inspire, and symbols to use. Bring copies of photos of yourself, of your loved ones to work from. Come explore & unravel your stories more from within. Some art supplies will be provided. An art supply list will be shared once registered for the workshop. Registration is first come first serve so connect with me, Justine Kerr, by email or phone to register your spot at this workshop in Bedford at Angel’s! Justine Kerr, BFA (Hons) has a rich art practice in acrylic paint & collage for over 20 years in the making with teaching art to children & adults all around Nova Scotia for many years. Phone: 902 467-0112 or email: for more info.

Dartmouth Art Students League classes are starting next week. There are still a few places open. Email or phone for particulars: Jane Schlosberg (Figure Drawing and Oil/acrylic painting) at or 902-464-1288. Kay Stanfield (Watercolour) at or 902-434-6895 or Bob Williams (Basic Drawing and Basic Watercolour) or 902-465-2298. Visit their website for details:

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Registration begins December 12 at 10am for the Centre for Craft Winter Courses. Classes run January 18 – March 30. They are offering a variety of courses in wood, ceramics, metal, glass, weaving and more! new courses include, Pucker Up – a mold making workshop for Valentine’s Day, Adventures in Bookbinding, Cuttlefish Casting, and Intro to Engraving. It’s easy to sign up for a class! Just give Emily, their Studio Coordinator, a call 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. If you’re in a hurry, you can also call Becky, their Administrative Coordinator, at 902-492-2522. The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia will take payment over the phone with Visa or Mastercard or you can pay in person with debit or cash. Class registrations are first come first booked. Check out their full catalogue online.

NEW 8 Program: An Introduction to Filmmaking. The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) invites individuals interested in learning about filmmaking to apply to the New 8 Program. New 8 is an education, production and mentorship program for beginner filmmakers 16 years and up. Eight participants admitted into the program will be given the training and resources to create a one minute film using Super 8 film stock. The program begins in late January 2018. Both the application and participation in the program are free. Participants will attend intensive workshops and receive mentorship from professional filmmakers and will be awarded cash and services to produce their minute long film. To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Nova Scotia, have an idea for a one minute film and demonstrate a commitment to taking part in the program through their written application.New 8 prioritizes welcoming new voices into the filmmaking community from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. If you self-identify as coming from an underserved community please feel free to indicate this on your application form. Once participants have been selected, they will be paired with a mentor from the AFCOOP filmmaking community. The completed films will have their premiere screening at a community screening in on May 24th 2018. Filmmakers, friends and the public will get a chance to see the finished results on the big-screen. Following the screening, participants will be encouraged to enter their films in film festivals and will be given a list of potential festival to submit to. Questions? Contact Erin McDonald at or 902 405 4474 ex. 4. Deadline for Applications: January 10, 5pm.

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

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

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Visual Arts News magazine seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated Ad Sales Manager with a solid knowledge of the Atlantic arts community. You’re an excellent communicator who’s not afraid to call or make in-person contact with current and new clients. Previous sales experience is an asset. Visual Arts News publishes three times a year and the Ad Sales Manager will earn 25% commission on all ad sales (in print and online). Per issue this works out to approximately 40 – 50 hours; $1400+. The Ad Sales Manager sets their own hours and can work from home. You will be responsible for booking and receiving materials by posted deadlines. You will work in conjunction with the Art Director to ensure all files have been received and technical specs have been met. The position starts February 1, 2018. To apply please email a cover letter, résumé and contacts for two professional references (in pdf documents) to NEW deadline for applications: January 17, 2018 by 5pm.

Kreative Design in Sydney, NS seeks a Bench Moulder/Jeweller. The salary is $40,000.00 annually for 35 to 45 hours per week. The job involves repair; jewellery assembling; gem and stone cutting; gem and stone setting; fabrication; cleaning; and appraisal. Art or fashion design experience and Jewellery skills are important. For more details click here. Apply by email to

Lockheed Martin Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians. Their Halifax office is hiring a full time Graphic Artist for graphics production related to training materials required for Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) Project. A diploma in graphic design, 2D animation, instructional design or related field is required. Applicants must have established proficiency with Corel Draw and/or Corel PhotoPaint, and/or Adobe Photoshop, and/or Adobe Illustrator. Flash experience will be considered an asset. Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

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DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Texture Artist to join their team! Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? Do you have a passion for all things textured and realizing a creative vision? Do you have 2 years of production experience? Apply today! As a Texture Artist, you have a keen eye for detail and love innovation as you implement or “paint” surface texturing on animated characters, props and environments. In addition to understanding various software and applications, you have solid artistic chops and live and breathe colour, composition, detail, form and scale. You are an integral part of the visual creative team, working with various members of the production including the Art Director, Episodic Directors, CG Supervisors, Designers, Lead Texture artists, and Modelers to execute the desired look of CG objects. You respect the parameters of production and can do your best work under deadline conditions. For more information on qualifications and the application process, click here.

NSCAD University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing. Subject to budgetary and final approval, an initial three-year appointment, renewable for continuing appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated the ability to teach all levels of Painting and Drawing. Teaching assignments require familiarity with objective/observational, and non-objective approaches to painting and drawing. NSCAD welcomes applications from those whose practices address and support diverse social and political perspectives including but not limited to:indigenous art practices, diasporic art practices, feminist art practices, queer art practices and collaborative art practices. A minimum MFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing (or equivalent terminal degree), active research and/or professional practice with the potential for development on a national and/or international scale and relevant teaching experience is required. Deadline: January 15.

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Anchorage Retreat is a creative weekend with local artists Deedee Morris, Judith Brannen and Alissa Kloet along with yoga instructor Linda Thieu. Take time this winter to reconnect with yourself and your discover creative instincts in Newport, NS. This event is for those looking for a place to explore different art mediums and disconnect from the everyday. Anchorage Retreat provides the space to begin again the important practice of paying attention and you find your deeper purpose and set intentions. The hope is that this weekend inspires you to begin or reenergize your own creative practice through creative and mindful exercises, active participation, and self reflection. The weekend starts at 7pm on the evening of Thursday, February 8 with an informal night of wine and snacks. All of the workshops take place on Friday and Saturday with free time and yoga breaks scheduled in. Finally, there is a relaxed morning on Sunday, February 11 with a final breakfast and weekend recap to set intentions before heading off. To sign up and for more information visit:

Vida Beyer’s KREAM residency at the Khyber Centre for the Arts will focus on the final stages of production for the Seasons (Waiting on You) installation. In the spirit of intimacy and exchange, during her residency anyone is welcome to drop by and visit and Vida will also perform studio visits for other people with creative practices upon request. Residency: January 15 – 25. Exhibition: January 18 – February 10. Opening Reception: January 18, 6 – 8pm. Artist Talk: January 22, 2 – 3pm. Performance: “If You Can’t Love Yourself how the HELL are you going to love somebody else?”, January 23, 6 – 8pm. All events are for all-ages, with food and refreshments available, including a cash bar for those 19+.

Strategic Arts Management drop-ins are your opportunity for a brief–and free!– one-on-one session with a SAM Consultant. The theme this time is paying people:from payroll to royalties, day-to-day to CRA. SAM Consultants Bruce Klinger, Nancy Morgan, and Michael Sutherland will be on-hand and open to these and other financial questions. You don’t have to be a SAM client to attend. The next drop in is February 5, from 4 to 7pm. For information, and and to RSVP click here.

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Parrsboro Creative’s Artist-In Residence Program offers opportunities for visual artists to live and work in Parrsboro for periods ranging from 2 to 8 weeks between August 1 to October 15. Artists-in-residence are provided with studio space, accommodation, and an honorarium of $300 per week. Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies and daily living & travel expenses. The studio spaces are on Main Street and the artists must be prepared to welcome the public into their studio space for selected hours. The residency studio shall be open on a daily basis to the public for a minimum of 4 hours per day, each and every day of the week during the term of the residency. Visit their website for application instructions. Deadline: March 1.

NSCAD University offers residency programs for recent grads in four sites through Nova Scotia. Participation in the Community Studio Residency is regarded as an ideal way to launch or continue an artistic practise after graduation from NSCAD: giving alumni artists the physical space—not to mention the headspace—to work. Prime studio space is offered in exchange for community involvement, whether that’s holding community workshops for adults or leading classes for school kids. Residents are expected to be active participants in their host communities by engaging town residents in the visual arts through exhibitions, receptions and guest lectures. They are now accepting applications for 2018/2019. Deadline for applications: January 30 at 5pm.

Call for submissions for the Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship (Gotland, Sweden). The Brucebo foundation supports emerging and early-mid career artists. Eligible applicants must be Canadian Citizens who have studied fine arts within the last ten years. Self-taught artists with less than ten years of exhibition experience may also apply. Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a talented emerging professional Canadian artist providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three-month working residency – starting June 1 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden. The scholarship includes the use of the studio cottage, and a stipend of 50 000 SEK (approx. $7,500 CAD), which covers travel expenses from Canada – Gotland (return). Deadline for applications: January 31. See the application guidelines and download the application form at

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre the mandate of which is to provide an international community of artists and authors in contemporary art with support by offering space and time for research and experimentation, as well as privileged access to local resources and knowhow. Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual artists from all disciplines. The residency periods offered in spring, summer, and fall usually bring together four artists and one author in contemporary art. However, in 2018 ENE is undertaking its major capital investment program, as part of which its premises will be completely reconstructed. ENE is therefore, exceptionally, using a temporary site that will give residents access to a shared studio attached to their living quarters. As a consequence, only two artists and one author will be selected for each eight-week residency period. For the first time this year, authors will be able to choose between a four-week and an eight-week residency in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec. Deadline: February 1.

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VANS and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County, NS. This partnership is a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This residency will involve the artist in their own work, in community through workshops, talks, open studios, and as a participant in the annual UCA environmental art exhibit. This 4-week residency (plus 1 planning week) will provide time for a period of work with a focus on their own practice and engagement with the community.  A stipend of $2500 will be paid to the artist; live/work accommodations on location in Kings County are also provided. Check out the application guidelines, and get in touch with any questions. The VANS office is closed for the holidays December 20 – January 4, but you can still email Andrea at in that time! NEW DEADLINE: the call for artists has been extended to Friday, January 19, 2018.

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 ARTsPLACE Member-in-Residence (MiR) has moved to the new year. ARCAC members who practice visual art, craft, writing etc. to apply to the MiR program. Do you have a creative project that you wish to pursue but need a different space/more space/actual space to work from? Maybe you need a break from your home studio? ARTsPLACE will grant you free access to the upstairs studio space at the front of the building that will be sectioned off to create two rooms. The upstairs is multi-purpose and has heat, lights, bathroom, and kitchenette. Residency start dates for 4 weeks between Jan 22 and Feb 26. Applicants must be a current ARCAC Member, age 18+, involve some public engagement. Send a brief description of your practice and why this residency would be beneficial for you along with a CV and support material (images, website etc.) and preferred start date to ARTsPLACE. MiR, Box 534, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0 or email to with ARTsPLACE MiR in the subject.
Deadline: January 12, 4 pm.

The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency provides one emerging visual artist from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to create new work within the inspiring surrounds of Banff Centre over a period of eight weeks. Exact dates to be negotiated between the artist and the Banff Centre during the months of June to August 2018. The vision of this residency program is to strengthen cultural connections between eastern and western Canada, and to assist in building the skills necessary for emerging Atlantic artists to be successful in their careers. The program is a partnership with the Hnatyshyn Foundation and funded through the support of the Harrison McCain Foundation. The residency provides opportunities for professional and artistic development through access to facilities to create new work, technical expertise, mentorship, studio visits, and opportunities to engage with artists-in-residence, visiting artists, faculty, curators, and speaking engagements at Banff Centre and at two additional partner organizations. Tuition fees, accommodation, meal plan, and travel to and from Banff Centre to the participant’s residence in Canada are covered. As well, the successful artist will receive a production allowance for material costs, production assistance and expertise, and project related incidentals incurred while at Banff Centre. This program targets exceptionally talented emerging Canadian artists under the age of 35 who demonstrate the potential to make a significant contribution to the legacy of the arts in Canada. For more application info visit the Banff Centre website. Application Deadline: January 31.

New Adventures In Sound Art (NAISA) is now offering discounted short-term accommodation for its artist residency space for artists who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. The Artist Residency Space, located within NAISA North Media Arts Centre, is a one-bedroom self-contained unit in the heart of South River in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario. South River is a neighbour to 2 provincial parks with Mikisew Provincial Park 12 kilometers to the west & a paddling entrance to Algonquin Park only 20 kilometers to the east. The residency space is available for weekly rentals and is ideal for artists looking for a space to edit sounds/video, paint, or write. There is a small fully equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area, bedroom, 3-piece bathroom and workspace that is within its own self-contained unit. NAISA has equipment available for rental during your residency in the residency space. Equipment includes studio monitor speakers, studio and field recording microphones, video display monitors, and soldering equipment. Rental includes assistance from technician for basic set up. NAISA’s Artist Residency space is ideal for artists who need a quiet environment to work, meet a deadline, conduct research, edit sound/video, paint, or simply to escape urban life. All residencies are self-directed. Artist Residency Rates are $345 CDN per week plus $50 for an additional guest sharing the same room. For consideration of an artist residency, please complete the Artist Residency Submission form which can be found here.

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

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

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

The Textilsetur Textiles Skill-Share Residency in Blönduós, Iceland calls for artists. The Icelandic Textile Centre residency seeks to promote an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and reflection for artists and scholars working inside the textile field. They hope that the scenic setting, including the old town of Blönduós and the river Blanda, support and enhance the creativity of artists and scholars by providing them with uninterrupted time for work and exploration. Each artist in residence will be invited to present a skill-sharing workshop for their fellow residents. In return you receive numerous skill-sharing sessions from other fellow residents. Duration: November 2017: 3 weeks; December 2017: 3 – 4 weeks; January to April 2018: 1 – 4 months. Cost is €525 per three-week period in November and December; €700 /month January – April standard residency cost, all facilities included. Deadline is ongoing.

The Ou Gallery Residency in the Cowichan Valley, BC. The Ou, located on Vancouver Island, was an old boatbuilding workshop that is converted into a gallery and studio space. They aim to be ‘more than just wall space’ and their monthly exhibitions are curated to reflect a contemporary & emerging art space unique to the Cowichan Valley.  The goal with the residency program is to bring international creativity & perspectives to our Gallery & Workshop, and bring artists of all different cultures here to share their art & ideas with the community on their little Island. The Ou welcomes 2D & 3D artists, printers, writers, poets, performers – makers who need time away to focus on a series, or who would like to teach workshops & gain experience. They’re open to hosting events & interesting, challenging, ideas. Artists here for 2 weeks + are eligible to present an exhibition of their work. In addition to your suite with your private bedroom, you will have access to the Hall for studio space. The amount of space provided will depend on your project goals, but you can always feel free to setup an easel. Cost: 1 week: $350 | 2 weeks: $750| 3 weeks: $900 | 3 Months: $2,100. Deadline: Ongoing.

The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. They now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. They offer a personal residency that can be applied for throughout the year.

The North West River Artist-in-Residence Program is a pilot program which is an initiative of the Labrador Institute and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery/Fine Arts Division, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The program is situated in the Labrador Institute Research Station at North West River, Labrador. The residency is open to artists of all disciplines (including visual arts, film, audio, music, theatre, writing and curatorship). The residency welcomes artists who wish to research, develop and/or produce ongoing or new bodies of work. Artists will be expected to make a community presentation (workshop, public lecture, studio tour, reading, for example). Subject to availability, residencies are from up to 4 to 12 weeks in duration. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery is seeking exhibit proposals from individual artists living in the Southwest NS region for their cafés located in Bear River and Annapolis Royal. Sissiboo Coffee Roaster is committed to roasting fairly traded and organic beans, and offering exceptional espresso and more from two inspiring, atmospheric cafés, both located in communities that appreciate and offer support of the arts. They are dedicated to the presentation, development, and promotion of art in all media that is innovative and reflects current contemporary art forms and issues. Paintings in the image above are by Flora Doehler. Proposals may be sent anytime. A committee of local artists and the owners of Sissiboo Coffee will select the artworks to be shown for the following year within a month of the annual deadline. Deadline: May 15 annually.

This year, Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society members are being invited to participate in Double Take: an exciting project that will help to promote the 2018 Festival, and, just as importantly, provide a chance for participants to get to know other artists, and maybe even a bit more about themselves as artists! The premise is you start a work of art based on the theme ‘Double Take’ and someone else finishes it. You, in turn, receive a partially completed work of art and you finish it. Then they’ll get together and see what has transpired. Have a sense of fun, be open to trying something new, and enjoy an opportunity to partner with fellow Festival members in creating two original works of Art. Registration closes January 13.

Call for Submissions: Atlantic Women’s Screening. The Centre for Art Tapes invites self-identifying women and femmes to submit video work for a screening of Atlantic Women’s video art from 1980-2017. Selected works will be screened by Video Pool’s series: Isolated Landscapes: a collection of work by women from the prairies from 1984-2009. They define the Atlantic region as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and are looking for anything made between 1980 and 2017. Artists at any stages of their careers are welcomed to apply or submit work on behalf of artists who have passed away during that time. Works will be selected by the Centre for Art Tapes Programming Committee with the aim of representing a large selection of styles, eras and geographical locations, and highlighting experimental film and video through its evolution to contemporary and emergent works. All exhibiting artists will be paid CARFAC screening fees. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the St. Georges Parish Hall on Maitland St in Halifax. Deadline: February 1 at midnight.

The Nova Scotia Potters Guild: Quaff Call For Entry. The executive of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild is happy to announce the 2018 members exhibition entitled Quaff, at Government House, the office and residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. They are honoured to have been granted the opportunity to show their work September 20 to October 24, 2018 and participate with Government House for Nocturne 2018. This show is open to both functional as well as sculptural works. They encourage you to think outside the box, challenge your creativity, and create work that inspires. Open to all individual members of the NSPG. Individuals who are not currently members of the guild may participate in the exhibition by paying membership dues. This will be open to all Maritime ceramic artists including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI. There will be two categories of work. A blind juried component, and an open (non-juried) component. The jurors will be considering content, craftsmanship, and concept. There will be a fee of $10 for each entry in either category. Individuals with questions concerning any of the information in this Call for Entry are encouraged to contact the NSPG Exhibition Committee: Deadline for submission and entry fees: June 25.

FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. Their call for entries is now open for each of their six categories. Offering a first look at the best international films of the festival season, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival is a champion of local filmmakers, committed to bridging the gap. Earlybird Deadline: May 18.

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The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Society is inviting artists to submit expressions of interest in displaying works of sculpture at the Historic Gardens. The Gardens initially started displaying sculpture in 2007 in conjunction with the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) as a celebration of ARCAC’s 25th anniversary. The Society is continuing its commitment to arts in the community and promoting the relationship between arts and gardens by acting as an outdoor gallery for the display of sculpture. The Gardens is seeking new pieces to display on a temporary basis, with the opportunity for the artist to sell their piece(s) through agreement with the Historic Gardens. The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is owned and operated by the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Society, a non-profit, charitable organization. Deadline: to display for the 2018 season, proposals must be received by March 2.

The Doris McCarthy Gallery invites proposals for a November 2018 symposium that will offer fresh perspectives on the life and work of Doris McCarthy. Proposals may represent a broad spectrum of disciplines that include, but are not limited to, those working in the fields of: visual studies, music, film, history, women’s studies, theatre, and performance. This public program will be presented in conjunction with a major exhibition of Doris McCarthy’s work, curated by Stuart Reid, opening in November 2018. McCarthy was a deeply committed teacher and community member. She designed the (then) City of Scarborough’s flag, worked to preserve the ecologically sensitive Scarborough Bluffs, and lent her name and talents to a variety of causes in the area. Today, McCarthy’s legacy continues at Fool’s Paradise, her former home that is now an artist’s residence operated by Ontario Heritage Trust for the benefit of visual artists, musicians and writers of all disciplines, offering privacy and opportunity for artists to concentrate on their work. To submit, please include: a 150-word proposal, the title of the presentation, full contact information (name, address, telephone, email), and a one-page CV. Proposals should be emailed in Word format to: Julia Abraham at Deadline for Submissions: March 1.

Call for proposals for the Toronto Sculpture Garden, 115 King Street East, Toronto. Since opening in 1981, The Toronto Sculpture Garden (TSG) commissioned temporary artworks by over 80 artists, in a small City of Toronto park opposite St. James Cathedral on King Street east. Under the direction of Rina Greer, the TSG provided artists with the opportunity to work experimentally in public space, explore issues of scale and materials, and engage with the local community as well as visitors to the neighbourhood. In 2018, the City of Toronto’s Arts & Culture Services intends to continue the legacy of excellence in the TSG with two new commissions. They are currently inviting proposals from artists for installations in May and October. Proposals for both 2018 exhibitions will be selected by the TSG Selection Panel, which will meet in February 2018. Preference will be given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered. The budget is $30,000.00 CAD (+HST), which includes all artists’ fees, materials, installation and removal, transportation, insurance, and permits. Deadline: January 29.

The 2018 Prospectus Screenprint Biennial seeks to showcase a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed editioned prints to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This exhibition will in no way seek to act as a survey or “who’s-who” of screenprinting, but will assemble an exhibition that is consistent in highlighting artists who utilize adventurous, relevant, and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The Screenprint Biennial is announcing its open call for submissions. Submissions involving video, performance, sculpture, social practice, alternative substrates and processes, and collaboration are encouraged. The exhibition is scheduled to premiere at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY. Located at the Sage Colleges, the Opalka Gallery’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. Deadline for email submissions: January 15 at 11:59pm EST.

Call for submissions to the Seventh International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition organized by the Ottawa School of Art. The exhibit is open to all professional printmaking artists. The prints must be made with any generally accepted graphic techniques. Each artist can submit a maximum of 4 prints to the jury. Prints must be numbered and signed by the artist and must have been produced since January 1, 2016. The maximum dimension of the print image is 10 cm x 10 cm. The maximum dimension of the print matrix (paper, cloth, etc.) is 20 cm x 20 cm.S ubmission fees for the 7th international Miniprint exhibition are now being accepted online! Exhibition dates: May 3 to June 17, 2018. Deadline: March 16, 5pm (EST).

The Truro Art Society invites artists to submit work for a sculpture/3D art show, taking place in March at the McCarthy Gallery, in Truro NS. They are looking for any form of 3D art that is not utilitarian, including wall mounted work. The show will be on display for the month of March. For TAS members there is no cost to participate. For non-members there is a $15 fee for each piece displayed. Individuals can submit as many pieces as they like. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best In Show – $150, Honourable Mention – $100, and Viewer’s Choice $75. Images with submission info must be emailed to Deadline: February 16.

FASHION ART TORONTO invites installation artists, photographers, filmmakers, performers, fiber artists and designers to show their work at the 13th edition of Fashion Art Toronto, April 17 – 21, 2018. Any mediums, materials, messages, visual presentations and performance used to deal with fashion or the body in a new, exciting and unorthodox way are all encouraged to be explored. FASHION ART TORONTO is a multi-arts festival with a mandate of showcasing various artistic disciplines reflecting on the notion of clothing, textiles, craft practices and fashion. The festival aims to emphasize the scope of expression from different artistic practices in the field of photography, installation, sculpture, film/video and performance, all presented jointly in an effort to push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon. This annual event, held every April, is presented across 5 nights of programming and features 100 Canadian and international designers and artists each year and welcomes over 5000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media and fashion and art lovers in general. Final deadline: January 22.

The Elora Sculpture Project 2018 – Call for Submissions. 2018 marks the 8th year of the Elora Sculpture Project; a seasonal, outdoor exhibition running from May 1 to October 31. Sculptures will be installed throughout the downtown core of Elora and Fergus.The criteria for selecting the artworks include: aesthetic appeal, quality, durability, innovation and originality. Elora and Fergus are centrally located in Ontario, a short drive from Toronto. The community’s commitment to art and culture, and its growing reputation to inspire and engage the public with art draws many return visitors from across Canada, United States and abroad. Open to all artists within Canada. Your sculptures must be original works suitable for outdoor installation. The artwork should not pose a risk of injury to the public (i.e. no sharp points) and be must be robust enough to withstand outdoor installation and interaction with the public. For 2018 a bursary of $1000.00 will be offered to one successful applicant who is currently enrolled in a qualifying, post secondary program. See Bursary Application for full details. Works selected must be installed for the entire exhibition period, May 1 to October 31, 2018. Further details and entry forms available on their website. Deadline for submissions: January 20 at 5pm.

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.

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

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

Hardware Gallery is a new art gallery in Kentville, NS and they are currently taking artist submissions for all media. This is an ongoing call. Currently there are no deadlines for submissions. Artists should send 10 images of artwork, image list and a CV to info@hardwaregallery.caImage files should be no larger than 1mb each, filename’s being labeled with the artist’s name and the image list document should be clearly correlated with filenames and include year completed and dimensions. For video, please send web links. Video files are too large to receive over email. Hardware Gallery will collect 35% commission on sales, with funds being used to help keep the nonprofit gallery in operation.

Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax will be showing work by a new artist every month. Individuals are allowed to sell their work from the space and keep 100% of the sale money, but they are also welcome to simply display their work if they prefer. The space is mostly limited to flat works that will be displayed on the walls with a track and wire hanging system, but some accommodations can be made for artists who also have three-dimensional works. While they have a great community at their gym, and have not had any serious incidents, please be advised that Seven Bays will not be liable for any damage to works while they are being shown. Anyone interested can email with images of their work, titled with their name, the medium, and the dimensions as well as which months would work for them. Seven Bays will be trying to install on the first Tuesday of every month and require that the artist be present to assist with the install and take down.

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

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

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Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

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ACADIA UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: 27th Annual Acadia Art Exhibition, January 13 – February 16.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: From the NSCAD Permanent Art Collection: Dan Graham; Gallery 2: NSCAD/ACAD: 2018 Printmaking Exchange; Gallery 3: The Space In-Between, Julian Covey, January 16 – 20, Opening January 15, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Pre-shrunk, January 19 – February 10. Opening reception: January 19, 7 – 9pm.

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

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: Harold Edgerton: The Man Who Made Time Stand Still; Maud Lewis: As Collected by John Risley; Thaddeus Holownia: Sable Island; Picture Perfect, Mark Kasumovic, December 1 – May 6.

ART ZONE GALLERY, HALIFAX: SMALLS, Mohamed Ahmed, Rae Smith, Kathryn Harley Haynes, Paulette Melanson, Debbie Mosher, KimmerT and Stéphane Richard, until January 12.

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

THE CHASE GALLERY, HALIFAX: 5 Women/1 Room, Mary Barnard Fitzgerald, Terry Havlis Drahos, Carla Middelburg, Christiane Poulin, January 6 – 30.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Colour Matters, Marley Johnson; The Case Gallery: Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax (IMWAH), January 11 – 28.Opening Reception: January 10, 7 – 9pm.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: 64th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition, January 12 – 28. Opening reception: January 11, 4 – 6pm.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Burst of Happiness, Hannah Hicks & Jill Hicks, December 11 – February 16.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Cover, Adriana Kuiper + Ryan Suter, January 6 – 28.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Paintings by Evangeline Artist Coop, Anne Clattenburg, Bette Cussons, Jean Leung, Peter Martocchio, Pat MacLean, Suzanne Patry, Barbara Robertson, Susan Surette-Draper, and Joan Taylor, November 12 – January 7.

THE KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX: Seasons (Waiting on You), Vida Beyer, January 18 – February 10. Opening reception: January 18, 6 – 8pm. Artist Talk: January 22, 2 – 3pm. Performance: “If You Can’t Love Yourself how the HELL are you going to love somebody else?”, January 23, 6 – 8pm.

MMFI GALLERY, TRURO: Paying Your Dues, Truro Art Society, January.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Forging a Life: 47 Years of Blacksmithing, John Little (curated by Andrew Terris), November 10 –  January 21. Storytelling and book signing with John Little, January 14, 2 – 4pm.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Contrarieties and Counterpoints, Melanie Authier, January 13 – March 4. Artist Talk: January 13, 2 – 4pm.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Wee Art, December 1 – January 11. Blue: Inspired by Picasso, January 12 – February 8. Opening reception: January 12, 7 – 9pm.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Other Histories, Amin Rehman (a collaborative project with Tariq Ali), January 13 – March 25. Opening reception:  January 12, 8pm. Artist Talk: January 13, 3pm.

ST FX UNIVERSITY GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Bloomfield Gallery: Sky Will Breathe Me: Poem Paintings on Paper and Canvas, Linda Johns, January 11 – February 20. McNeil Gallery: Indigenous Art, Loretta Gould, Amanda and Darren Julian, Chelsea Brooks, David Brooks, Jay Bell Bird and Lorne Julien, October 12 – May 18.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery Artists, January 2018.

LE TRÉCARRÉ, POINTE-DE-L’ÉGLISE: Je m’exprime par mon art, Cora-Anne Belliveau, Nadine Belliveau, Renette Boissonneault, Claude Chaloux, Angélina Comeau, Annette Comeau, Noella de Mille, Alvina LeBlanc, Liz Lore, Rose-Marie Maher, Jane Melanson, Diane Nadon, Dany Sheehy et Dianne Surette, until the end of February.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: 2018 New Points, a new members’ group exhibition, January 4 – 28. Artist Talk: January 14, 2pm.

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