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VANS Newsletter #407
September 20, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

Registration for the Fall 2017 Workshop Series is now open! This season, you can register for workshops in Halifax, Bridgewater, Annapolis Royal and Sydney. These include Documenting Your Work with Steve Farmer, Talking About Your Work: Networking in the Arts with Sarah Maloney, Grant Writing with Becka Barker, the Dos and Don’ts of Exhibition Proposals with Laurie Dalton, Pricing Your Work with Stacey Cornelius, and WORK IT! WORK IT! Boot Camp for Artists with Becka Viau! Our instructors are working artists, curators, educators, and writers so you know you’re in good hands. The first workshop is Pricing Your Work in Annapolis Royal on September 30th, but you can check out our full schedule and workshop descriptions here and register here. We are also offering a free info session on Copyright and Social Media Issues for Artists in partnership with the Artists’ Legal Information Society on Wednesday October 11th at 6pm at VANS. You can RSVP for that info session here.

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We have recently heard some bad news from our friends at the Manual Training Collective. The artists in that collective, as well as the other artists who have studio space in that building, must vacate their studios by November 30th so the entire 2nd floor can be renovated for business purposes. That leaves 16 artists without studio space in North End Halifax, and means that the future of the VANS Subsidized Studio Space program is very much up in the air. Studio space is difficult to find at the best of times so if anyone has any leads on studio space for artists in HRM, we would love to hear them as would Glynis Humphrey ( the MTC administrator.

PAINTS brings together professional visual and fine crafts artists, educators and students all over the province. We’re always looking for more artists who interested in spending some time working with children and youth. All members of VANS or NSDCC are eligible. There is no fee to apply or participate. The application is simple; fill out the online form and send us a copy of your artist resume and some images of your work. The PAINTS program is pretty straight forward. Projects range in scope from 3 hours to 12. While projects of course are made to work for students ranging in age and ability (the program is for grades Primary to 12), there should always be a connection back to the artists own work. Artists are paid a rate of $50/hour. And we also support some materials, and the artist’s mileage expenses. The next deadline for artists to apply is December 1st. The next deadline for schools and teachers to apply for a PAINTS project is September 30th. Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or

Did you know that new articles from Visual Arts News, as well as exclusive web content like podcasts and blogs, are regularly posted to the Visual Arts News website? Even if you’re a subscriber (or a VANS member with a subscription) you can find new thoughtful pieces there. Read the latest, an article about The NSCAD Venice Connection by Graeme McKinnon-Nestman, posted on the Visual Arts News website on July 27. McKinnon-Nestman writes that “there’s a sizable Nova Scotian connection this year at the 57th Biennale di Venezia—and still time to check it out as the Biennale doesn’t wrap up until November 26.  You’ll find a collection of artists this year with distinct NSCAD University ties. Sharing this Halifax connection are: Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler at the Swiss Pavilion, Lani Maestro at the Philippine Pavilion, Lou Sheppard at the Antarctic Pavilion, and Bruce Barber at the European Cultural Centre’s show Personal Structures: Open Borders.” Read the rest of the article here.

Did you know that you can subscribe to Visual Arts News magazine for just $18! If you are a VANS member your subscription is part of your membership, but you can purchase a gift subscription for a friend. In the Summer 2017 issue, many of our featured artists explore the impact and potential of the communication technology we use. Artists Jordan Bennett and Ursula Johnson use smartphones as a tool to revive the Mi’kmaq language. Others critique the impact of our communication tools. Photographer Lorraine Field argues that we’ve come to view death as a sort of obsolescence – a failure of our bodies to keep pace with a plugged-in world. And Marilou Lemmons and Richard Ighby take pervasive symbols of productivity and flip them on them on heads to expose the absurdity of our output-obsessed culture. Pick up a copy or order yours online today!

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.

Read VANS’ latest Artist Profile on Kevin Comeau. Comeau is a professional sculptor from Meteghan River, Nova Scotia. He’s an Acadian-Métis, using his surroundings and natural material as inspirations for his sculptures. To date his works have been exhibited locally and regionally, and purchased by private collectors. He is self-taught, sculpting for over 20 years in various media.

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

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The Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards Exhibition is on at Main & Station, 168 Main Street in Parrsboro! This year they received over 220 submissions from over 16 countries, and the exhibition includes 75 works of art from 15 countries, and runs from September 23 – October 14. The opening reception is September 23, 3 – 8pm.

Pictou County Artists Association’s 27th Annual Members Art Show is on display until October 12 at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum and Lobster Hatchery, 21 Caladh Ave, Pictou, NS.

The largest hooked rug exhibit ever in Cape Breton opened at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. About fifty Cape Breton rug hookers have created almost 100 unique pieces for Hooked on Tessellation which combines art, geometry, and Cape Breton culture. A tessellation is a type of design that repeats a pattern of shapes over and over again without gaps or overlaps, like tiles on a floor. Artists in this exhibit produced tessellations of fish, birds, flowers and leaves; there is even a beehive. Also featured are adaptations of tartans, quilt patterns, and ancient mosaics. The exhibit opened September 14th at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte St., Sydney and runs until October 31.

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The 2017 Prismatic Arts Festival is just around the corner. They have an incredible line-up planned for this year’s festival and they want to make sure that their artist colleagues can take part in as many events as possible. Full details of the Festival program and events are on their website: Prismatic runs September 14 – 23 at various venues in downtown Halifax. There are a number of free and PWYC events and now they are offering 50% off tickets to almost all of the ticketed performances: Orchestral Powwow (Cris Derksen) (September 17), Dinuk Wijeratne featuring Keonté Beals show (September 18), The Mariachi Ghost show (September 20), The Raft (September 16 – 17) AND the full festival pass and conference registration! Tickets are available at Your code is: ” ArtForEveryone ”  – the discount is applied when you are paying for the tickets that you select.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask – you can email

Lumière, the free three-day arts festival in Sydney, is September 21 – 23! Explore Sydney Waterfront District to discover more than 40 installations and performances by artists from Cape Breton and beyond. Witness the intersection of Cape Breton’s diverse forms of cultural expression in a fun, family-friendly event that will delight the senses and engage the body and mind. Join them for their opening reception Thursday, September 21 from 4 – 5pm at St Patrick’s Museum, 87 Esplanade, Sydney. Everyone is invited to the Festival’s opening reception welcoming artists, audiences, community and government partners to Lumière 2017. For the full list of events visit their website.

There is a new permanent art space in Lunenburg! The Old Town Gallery (upstairs at Comfort & Joy), will be home to the works of ten artists in a group show called Currents. Artists in the show include Jim Darley, Paula Fredericks, Phil Hodges, Nelson Hubley, Sarah Irwin, Carol Ann McNeil, Beth Newman, Jerry Walsh, David MacMillan and Cara Wedgbrow.  Visit The Old Town Gallery at 248 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg, on opening night for Currents at 7pm August 25 or anytime through September 24.

Register an event for Culture Days! Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities. Culture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new. This year, organizers expect a record number of more than 8000 Culture Days activities to be presented, all free of charge. Culture Days activities are curated and hosted by individual artists, organizations of all sizes and disciplines, community arts initiatives, municipalities and businesses. Visit their website to get involved and register your event!

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

Lynn Jones’ African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection, now proudly housed at Saint Mary’s University’s Archives. The Collection documents the lives of Lynn, her family, and over 50 years of African, African diasporic and African-Nova Scotian heritage and history. It is a rich resource for researchers, community members and organizers, educators and students, and more.

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

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Awards and Scholarships

Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts provides grants to arts organizations, as well as to both emerging and established artists across the full range of artistic media: theatre, visual arts, dance, writing, music, fine craft, as well as multi-media and inter-disciplinary projects. Grants are available to individual artists and to arts groups and organizations. Applicants must be based in Lunenburg County. The project must have a public component: performance, exhibition, workshop, other. A panel appointed by the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts assesses all applications. Grants are awarded based on artistic merit, financial need, and benefit to the arts in Lunenburg County. While they welcome all applications, funds are limited and they may not be able to fund all requests. Deadline: September 30.

The Linda Joy Media Arts Society is pleased to announce a renewed call for applications for the 2017 edition of the Linda Joy Awards. After a two year hiatus, the Linda Joy Media Arts Society has partnered with FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival to celebrate the reopening of the Linda Joy Awards at the annual Chowder Brunch on September 21st at 12 – 2pm at 2125 Brunswick Street, Halifax. The Linda Joy Media Arts Society is a charitable organization established in 1986 in memory of Linda Joy Busby. Linda was the Coordinator of the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, as well as an artist and filmmaker, who died of breast cancer in 1984 at the age of 34. After her passing, her friends and colleagues formed the Society in order to support the work of emerging media artists in Atlantic Canada. Over the past thirty years, the Society has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in cash and services to over 150 emerging media artists in this region.

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The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes. The Professional Development and Renewal Award is granted to an outstanding arts manager wishing to take part in a recognized program, seminar or workshop. The Mentorship Award goes to an arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills under the supervision of a mentor in his or her field.Prize amount:Two prizes of $10,000 each. A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all applications received. For applicant and mentor eligibility criteria, application forms and further information on these prizes, see the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management Guidelines on the Canada Council website. Deadline: October 2.

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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Lunenburg School of the Arts offers workshops led by professional art educators and working artists. Their small and intimate class sizes allow students to work closely with instructors and each other, fostering self-expression in a supportive atmosphere. They have just released their calendar of fall workshops so take a look and register soon, as their classes tend to fill quickly.  They’re offering Intro to Water Colour, Tuesday Clay Club, Coffee and Clay, Kids and Clay, and Silk Screen Society. For more information visit the Programs page of their website.

Strengthen and build your portfolio with a Ross Creek Portfolio prep course. Thinking about applying for art school or interested in building your portfolio? Their portfolio prep courses will help you explore new skills and develop a strong visual arts portfolio. In addition to focused studio time, students will learn to document their work for submission to art school and receive critical feedback from NSCAD professionals. The course will also include studio visits to local artists practicing in the community and will conclude with an exhibition of student work. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts provides a unique setting in which to explore artistic creation with multiple studio spaces and access to an inspiring 178 acres of field and forest. Instructor: Jessie Forman, BFA, BEd. Various dates and times.

Chester Art Centre is offering great workshops, including a Photoshop Crash Course with Kas Stone, September 30, 9:30am – 5pm. This workshop cuts through the confusion and introduces you to an efficient, step-by-step workflow for editing your pictures to perfection. It is technically challenging but not impossible for beginners, and makes an excellent refresher for more experienced Photoshop users. It is presented on an HD monitor or you are welcome to bring your own laptop with any recent version of Photoshop or Elements, and some (RAW or JPEG) images to work on. Take-home notes are provided for handy reference. Cost: $95.00. They are also offering From Underpainting to Colour with Malcolm Callaway October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, from 1 – 4pm and Winter Scenes Acrylic Painting with Pat Christiansen on November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1 – 4pm. See their website for full course descriptions and regsitration info.

The Lunenburg Makery is a place for learning, making, and gathering. They believe that great projects are often collaborative and a positive environment that is well equipped can help grow our craft culture and do-it-yourself skills. Listings for Fall workshops are live! They’ve got a brand new Burrowing Owl, a miniature Polar Bear and have brought back the dapper felted fox. A special day of learning Natural Dyes, jewelry classes, weaving, sewing and more! Register online as spaces are limited.

Ross Creek is offering PD Day Camps! Make art, enjoy nature and meet new friends… while your teachers learn! Spend the day making art, playing games and meeting new friends at PD Day Camps! Surrounded by the beautiful natural surroundings at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts kids will have the opportunity to explore the landscape and try out a variety of art activities in a studio setting. The registration fee includes all materials and a tasty homemade lunch!  Ages: 5-12. Dates: Fri Sept 29, Fri Nov 10, Thurs Nov 30 from 9am -5pm. The cost is $50 per child, which includes all materials + lunch and snacks!

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The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Their workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation. From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, they endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels. Classes this fall include Parent & Child Painting, Mi’kmaw Basket Weaving, Introduction to Weaving: Tapestry Techniques, Linocut Printmaking, Steampunk Assembly, Wire Wrapped Jewellery and Painting a Watercolour Still Life. For more information, or to register, please visit their website.

It’s easy to sign up for a class at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design! The have lots of options for their fall courses, including pottery, bookbinding, textiles, screen printing, woodworking and jewellery for different levels. See their full list of courses online here. To register, get in touch by phone or register in person. Call Alexis, their Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524. If you’re leaving a message, please make sure to leave your name, number, and the class you want to sign up for.  Registration is open and classes run September 24 – December 15.

Get your stitch on! This series of Build-A-Book Workshops by artist Amber Solberg focuses on learning how to make a different style of book every session. In an evening, you’ll learn the steps involved, the materials required, and the enjoyment to be had in making your own creative books. All materials are provided, bring yourself and have fun! All workshops take place at Trainyard General Store, 53 Portland Street, Dartmouth.
September 28, 7 – 8pm: Pamphlet Booklets
October 5, 6:30 – 8:30pm: Japanese Spine-Stitch Booklets
October 19, 7 – 8pm: Accordion Books
October 26, 6 – 8:30pm: Sketchbooks
Five spots are available for people to take all four workshops at a reduced rate, visit here for more info!

NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies has put out their calendar of fall courses! The programs offered at NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies are available to the young and the young at heart, the artistic and those waiting to discover they are, the curious, and the inspired. In every class, you make something: friends, a masterpiece, or something out of the ordinary…There are several new courses, including Fibre Arts, Doodling for Adults, and the Altered Book. Registration for the Fall 2017 term began on August 22. Register online or by phone 902-494-8185.

Dartmouth Visual Arts Society presents a new workshop Creating Fog/Mist in Simple Landscapes by Jude Caborn on September 30th, 9:30am- 3:30pm at South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street. Using a series of simple exercises the participants will learn how to create fog/mist, simple landscapes and a tree line with negative space techniques. These exercises will be done in the morning leaving the afternoon free for a larger piece of their own design or further practice. Handouts and freebies will be included. Bring your usual watercolor supplies, several 5×7 pieces of watercolor paper for morning excises and larger piece for afternoon painting and any resource material… fogs & mist or lake shores. A hair dryer might speed up your progress. Although this workshop is in watercolor, all artists are welcome. Fees-$35 for DVA Members and $50 for non-members. For info and to be sure to be included, register with Violet Robertson at 902 403-7630 and email her at

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

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HB Studios in Lunenburg is hiring a contract Graphic Artist. Demonstrate a broad range of superior graphic design techniques, liaise with other graphic artists and members of the project team, and collaborate effectively with the Producer and Head of Creative during art review sessions that result in the finest artistic look possible. Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience include experience using Unity, excellent freehand drawing capability, Photoshop and Illustrator expertise, and a passion for video games. See their website for more information.

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The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is hiring a Limited Term Collections and Systems Librarian for Fall/Winter 2017-18. Subject to budgetary consideration, NSCAD University invites applications for a 9 month limited term faculty appointment (anticipated October 2, 2017- June 30, 2018) at the rank of Librarian 1. The successful, service-oriented candidate will be responsible for supporting and enhancing access to the Library’s print, digital, archival and special collections. The candidate will work with the Director of the Library and library staff to provide innovative library services and ensure access to the library’s range of online information resources and digital collections.  Demonstrated knowledge of library discovery and access platforms and learning management systems is required. Candidates should have a Masters of Library or Information Studies/Science degree or equivalent and at least 1 year of relevant work experience. An undergraduate degree in Art History, Fine Art or equivalent is preferred. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and in accordance with the Faculty Salary Grid. Consideration will begin on September 11 and continue until the position is filled.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is hiring new artist faculty, an environmental programmer, a chef,  art camp counsellors and many more. Ross Creek welcomes artists of all disciplines from our community and beyond to pass on their knowledge and experience. Check out their website for full job descriptions and application details. To become artist faculty, fill out the faculty pool form along with a CV and reference letter. You are also encouraged you to send digital samples of your work (music, images, film, writing, etc.) Please note: any instructors working with Ross Creek in schools must have a current criminal record check. Deadline: ongoing.

The Dalhousie Wind Ensemble is looking for a film maker/lighting designer who is interested in collaborating on a concert series happening this fall entitled Espaceés. The concerts will feature newly commissioned music and poetry by Nova Scotian artists. The concert(s) will take place in venues that provide the audience the opportunity to wander from room to room to encounter a wide variety of sounds and experiences. The film maker/lighting designer will work with Composer James Irvin and Poet El Jones as well as Conductor Jacob Caines to create an immersive and dynamic visual design that will convey to the audience and performers the feeling of occupying multiple spaces at once. Espaceés. This will be a paid commission for the successful artist. Please contact Wind Ensemble Director Jacob Caines at for more information.

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Lumière is this weekend!!! It’s a free, three-day arts festival culminating in a spectacular art-at-night event that lights up Sydney’s civic spaces with contemporary art, culture and community spirit. Check out their list of events program guide and head to the Sydney Waterfront District on Saturday, September 23, from 7pm until midnight.

Main & Station in Parrsboro has a list of great events this fall. These include,
the Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards Exhibition Opening Reception on Saturday, September 23 , 3 – 8pm; Poetry Night with featured poet Richard Dittami on  Tuesday, October 10, 8pm; Artist’s Talk & Presentation with Shelley Freeman on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm and an Artist’s Talk & Presentation with G. Scott MacLeod on October 26, at 7:30pm.

In conjunction with their exhibition Bodies in Translation, MSVU Art Gallery and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging present Creatively Engaging: Disability Arts, Aesthetics, and Accessibility on Thursday, September 21 at 7-9pm at the Lindsay Children’s Room, 2nd floor, Halifax Central Library. Co-curator Eliza Chandler will engage in a public dialogue centering on disability arts and its role in the disability rights and justice movements, the emergence of disability aesthetics and practices of accessible curation. ASL interpretation and audio amplification provided. They are also offering Age and Creativity: Conversation with the artists and curators, Saturday September 23 at 2-4pm MSVU Art Gallery. Artists Cecil Day and George Steeves will be joined by curators Ingrid Jenkner and Eliza Chandler in conversation about their work, how it responds to the exhibition theme and how the challenge to make their art accessible changed, or even enhanced, their work. The panel discussion will be preceded by a performance by artist Michael Fernandes at 1:30pm. Refreshments will be served. ASL interpretation and audio amplification provided. See their website for more event information.

Lunenburg Doc Fest showcases documentary films that entertain, educate and inspire, creating a cultural experience and place of connection between filmmakers and film enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The Festival features fact-based cinematic stories from the Atlantic and across the globe, inviting us to see the world from different points of view. September 21 – 24.

ARTsPLACE presents ART SOX Diplomacy: Peace, Love, Art, & Socks on November 13, 7 – 9pm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loves ‘patterned’ socks and has created a new trend known as ‘socks diplomacy’. Please join them to celebrate his love of fine socks and to learn more about select icons of art history that have been woven into ART SOX. Lively conversations about art and socks will abound! Ten pairs and a special ‘museum collection’ of ART SOX will be offered as door prizes to all attendees. Members of the Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River (SOFAAR) will also be there to show their own special sock creations, some based on regional artists. Fee: $10.00 ARCAC members, $15.00 non-members.

Carol Bruneau (VANS Writing About Your Work workshop instructor) is having a book launch for her latest book “A Bird on Every Tree” on Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm at Art Bar + Projects.

NSCAD alumni, do you have advice to give that you wish you’d had before graduating? Would you like to learn how to be a better mentor? Ever wondered how you can make NSCAD student internships and practicums work for you? Students, do you know how to network and leverage your NSCAD relationships? Could you use a little polish on your professional presence? Are you aware of the breadth and depth of opportunities available to you as graduation approaches? An upcoming event, Mirror: Mentorship and Professional Development, aims to bridge the classroom and the work world. Aimed at both NSCAD alumni and senior NSCAD students, this workshop and networking event takes place on Wednesday, September 27 at Art Bar + Projects, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax.

Art in the Park – a Canada 150 Event in Liverpool this weekend! There will be art demos, community art projects, live music and cake! Join them at Privateer Park, Liverpool, NS 11am – 3pm, on Sunday, September 24. Rain location is 219 Main Street, Liverpool in the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre.

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The Rørpost Art Exhibition is on September 16 – October 4 at the Discovery Centre in Halifax. As part of the work of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), a collaboration of 19 of the world’s leading energy producing cities, 24 local Halifax artists have partnered with 24 Danish artists under the WECP initiative called “Rørpost”. The purpose of Rørpost is to bring international artists together in WECP member cities using collaborative projects as a pipeline for the flow of creative energy, the development of friendships, and the celebration of the freedom of expression. The word “Rørpost” means a pneumatic tube in Danish. In the past pneumatic tubes were used in department stores to make change or exchange paper messages. In this case, Rørpost is a metaphor for sending the paper exchange and art ideas across the Atlantic. Rørpost Art Exhibition will be showcased in the Wilson’s Featured Exhibit Gallery.

The Lunenburg Art Gallery will be hosting a Painting Party in their new location at 194A Lincoln Street, current home for On Tap Dance Studio. Be guided stroke for stroke by instructor Wendy Oickle, as you paint your night away! Thursday, October 19 7 – 9:30pm (please arrive 15 minutes early to get set up). The painting party is $35 per person, no experience needed, and all supplies and a light snack will be provided. Simply bring your own apron and beverage. You will paint “One Moon Lit Night”. All registrations are to be paid in advance no later than Sunday, October 15th. For your convenience, you can phone the gallery, at (902)640-4044 and Christine will happily complete your Registration Form for you, and process your payment with Visa or MasterCard, while you are on the phone.
For more information please contact Wendy Oickle at (902)543-6248 or

The Maritime Makers present Etsy Made in Canada! Join them for the fourth annual Etsy Made in Canada event at the Cunard Centre in Halifax on September 23 from 10-7 and shop Etsy in real life at the biggest marketplace yet!

Come to Creative Pictou County’s 1st annual Sale Along the River: An Artisan Fair hosted in New Glasgow. The fair features artisans located in Pictou County and beyond. The free event will take place on Sunday, October 1st, from 11am to 4pm along the historic East River beside Glasgow Square Theatre.

Get your pass to Flotilla/Flotille, the biennial gathering of Canadian artist-run centres being held in Charlottetown this fall! Flotilla is the first transnational gathering focusing on nomadic and temporary elements of contemporary artist-run culture in Atlantic Canada. From September 21 – 24, participants from around the world will work alongside regional artists and practitioners to re-imagine artist-run culture in a series of public exhibitions, events and discussions. Flotilla aims to strengthen artist-run networks, exploring the emancipatory idea that artist-run space-making encourages owning the means of production; through cultural negotiations and conversations around food, collaboration, floating architecture, and the travelling archive as platforms to reach new audiences. They will explore pertinent ideas including: cultural negotiation, documentation, imaginary futures, identify and challenge past and current colonial gestures, and emphasizing how our relationship with available creative “spaces” affects artistic productivity. If you are interested in attending Flotilla purchase your pass soon as space is limited! They have three options for ticketing.

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Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Uncommon Common Art (UCA) are thrilled to be facilitating an artist residency in Kings County Nova Scotia. It’s a terrific opportunity for NS artists and the host community. This residency will involve the artists in both their own work and in the community. The call for artists is now open. In this 4-week residency (plus 1 planning week), 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 and live/work accommodations on location in Kings County, NS will be provided at no cost to the artist. Applications must be received via email at on or before Thursday, November 30. Find the details on the full call and guidelines here.

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Lucky Rabbit & Co. Artists’ House is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for a 2018 Artist in Residence competition. Open to emerging Canadian artists of any discipline, the winner will receive a one month residency rent-free, in the apartment and adjoining studio (apartment: 300 sq’ /studio: 350 sq’) at Lucky Rabbit & Co. plus a $100 stipend. All other expenses, including travel, are the responsibility of the artist. The winner may choose any month in 2018. If required, transportation to and from the airport will be provided. Lucky Rabbit & Co. is a collective of professional self-employed artists who live and work in the beautiful Town of Annapolis Royal, in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The winner will be chosen by a jury of 5 artists. Check out the details on their website then tell them why it should be you!  Submission deadline: midnight October 31.

Studio XX’s residencies offer artists opportunities to experiment and create a new work (e.g. digital art, installation or performance) in Montreal. For a period of six weeks, resident artists have access to a private work station within a shared work area. Residents receive an artist fee, and enjoy free access to Studio XX equipment and workshops. The works produced during the residencies are presented to the public. Studio XX offers a supportive environment for artists to exchange, define and explore creative work based on their own process and preoccupations. Artists can use the residency to develop an entirely new project or to expand a previous project. Artists self-identifying as women, trans, and gender diverse who will be engaged in a digital, sound-based, or new media practice are eligible. See their website for more info. Application deadline: October 15.

Banff International Curatatorial Institute seeks applications for their Curator in Residence for 2018. This six-month residency will provide time, space, and access to resources for mid-career curators to develop an exhibition or project, conduct research, while engaging with artists-in-residence and programs in Visual + Digital Arts. This residency is suited to curators focused on the development of a substantial project resulting in an external public exhibition or curatorial event. Curators are encouraged to meet with artists-in-residence, share their research in the form of a presentation, and engage with curatorial and artistic staff at Banff Centre in the development of their external project.This program is open to curators exploring pertinent topics within visual arts and art criticism. Application Deadline: September 27.

The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for their 2017-18 residency, Video as a Physical Medium. CFAT invites artists in all stages of their careers to apply. The Artist in Residence will spend six months experimenting with video in CFAT’s electronics lab. Video as a Physical Medium proposes research into the ways in which the video signal can be explored, manipulated and expanded upon through tactile methodologies. Applicants are encouraged to make full use of all of CFAT’s equipment and facilities, to explore video through various physical means of manipulation and alteration. The residency will run from October 2017 to February 2018 and the selected participant will receive a $1,700 honorarium and a $300 fee for conducting an artist presentation or workshop. They will have access to a 24 hour working space in the electronics lab, free use of some electronic stock provided by the lab, and weekly assistance from the E-Lab Technician. For more info please visit their website. For any questions about the program or application process, please contact Programming Director Tori Fleming at 902-422-6822 or by email at Deadline: September 25 at midnight.

Apply for the Caetani Ceramics Residency based in Vernon, BC. The program provides ceramic artists the ability to work in a supportive community environment of like-minded individuals, to share their expertise and vision, to inspire excellence and create work at the highest level in a nurturing and creative environment. The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC) operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO). The residency is a multi-faceted experience that will include opportunities for teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work. Residency: January 4th – March 31st (dates are flexible) 2018. Solo exhibition: resident will have a show during the last two weeks of their stay.  Please visit to apply. Deadline to Apply: September 30.

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

The Deep Bay Artists’ Residency at Riding Mountain National Park of Canada is a multi-disciplinary program that provides professional artists and administrators with time and a facility in which to focus on their work. Artists also have the opportunity to interact and share their work with other artists, residents, and visitors in the Riding Mountain area. The park hopes the Deep Bay Artists’ Residency helps engage, connect and ultimately inspire artists, and in turn these artists share their experience through art with others. Riding Mountain National Park offers outstanding Manitoba landscapes including breathtaking vistas, forests, grasslands, pristine lakes, concentrations of wildlife, and recreational opportunities. The area is also rich in cultural heritage. It is part of the Treaty land for the Anishinabe people. Its history is also woven through the stories of settlement, the beginnings of tourism, to the evolution of parks management. The program is made possible through a partnership between the Manitoba Arts Council and Riding Mountain National Park. Artists may be emerging or established, but must have completed a minimum of one year of professional artistic activity. Professional Indigenous artists working in contemporary or traditional indigenous arts, in a variety of disciplines are also eligible to apply. Grant amount: $250/week (stipend) and $200 (travel expenses). Deadline: October 15.

The Rooms Art Gallery offers, along with its partners, a maximum of five artist-in-residence opportunities outside of St. John’s each year, including the Residency at Gros Morne National Park, offered in partnership with Parks Canada. This residency offers professional artists the opportunity to focus for a concentrated period of minimum 4-6 weeks on developing new projects, or to work on existing projects within quiet, natural surroundings by the Atlantic Ocean. Located on Newfoundland’s West Coast at Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gros Morne Residency includes: Artist honourarium, accommodation and workspace (two-bedroom townhouse) located in Woody Point, NL, provided by Parks Canada. Artists may apply to stay for minimum 4-6 weeks and should indicate two choices for their preferred time frame of stay (May-October). Some form of public access must be offered during the residency, in consultation with Parks Canada (ex: “open studio”, slide talk, workshop). Artists are responsible for their own transportation and a vehicle is highly desirable. Applications are reviewed once per year by a jury of internal and external curators, artists, educators, and by representatives of the partner organizations. Applications are open to professional provincial, Canadian and international artists with an established exhibition history, working in any medium. Deadline: November 1.

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

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

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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Open Call for Proposals: Uncommon Common Art 2018! Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is an annual site responsive art project that brings visual art out of institutions and into rural communities of Kings County, Nova Scotia between June 1 to October 31. This free event, which is starting its 11th year, highlights the exceptional location of the Minas Basin Valley. UCA Guidebooks lead residents and visitors to explore the art installations in our communities, nature trails, and country lanes. Their projects expand the relationship of art and nature, and constantly work to make visual art and physical activity a more important part of life in Kings County.  A jury composed of professional artists and community members will select the artists for the exhibition. Applicants will be notified November 1. They will have two info sessions: in Halifax on October 2nd, 7:30 to 8:30pm, at VANS, 1113 Marginal Road and in Wolfville on October 3rd, 7:30 to 8:30pm at the Irving Centre, 32 University Ave. For more details, see their website. Submission Deadline: October 15.

Round Hill Studio is accepting submissions for Celebrate Urban Sketching (October 1 – October 30)! They encourage new artists to be part of this exciting event. This year, they are offering the opportunity to submit one, two, or three works whose total size does not exceed 36” x 48”. Artworks must honour the tenants of the Urban Sketching movement: art created in an indoor OR outdoor public space; art that tells a story of your surroundings; art that is a recording of a time and place in a truthful manner as interpreted by the artist; and must meet the aesthetic standards of the gallery. For more info see their website. Deadline: September 28.

Register for Toronto Design Offsite Festival today! Have an exhibition, event, talk or installation idea for the 2018 Festival? Register today to become a part of an exciting network of creative people, exhibitions, events, and a captive audience of 130,000 designers and design-lovers. You produce the event, and they’ll promote it in their printed Festival Guide, online Festival Schedule, mobile apps, and social media.Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design. Registration Deadline: October 2.

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Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018 and 2019. They’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate their visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition. See their website for more info. Application fee is $35 USD and the deadline is September 30.

apexart’s Unsolicited Exhibition Program is a month-long open call for focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions, to be presented at apexart’s New York City location as part of the program season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location, are invited to submit their exhibition idea online in a 500-word text-only proposal (no biographical statements, no CVs, no links, no images). Following the open call period, a diverse jury of around 200 people from around the world participate in a crowdsourced voting process. If you are not submitting a proposal, we encourage you to participate on the jury. Following the open call period, apexart sends each juror a dedicated login to read and register votes for at least 50 proposals. apexart’s online process ensures that each proposal is anonymous and receives equal consideration by the jury. After the jury period concludes, the organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals are notified that their exhibitions will be part of the upcoming season. They receive organizer honorariums and a budget for exhibition and exhibition-related public programming expenses. The organizers work closely with our team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions. All applicants are informed of their overall proposal ranking in an anonymous results page. apexart provides a $6,000 Exhibition Budget, a $300 Public Programs Budget, and a $2,000 Organizer Honorarium for coordinating the exhibition and writing the essay. Proposals will be accepted from October 1 – 31.

The Lunenburg Art Gallery invites artists to register for their outdoor painting fundraiser A Brush of Autumn Colour, which will take place on September 30 and October 1. The registration fee is $20 which not only gets you into the event, it provides you with morning coffee and muffins both mornings, a Light Reception Saturday evening and all the fun of outdoor painting. Artists are asked to bring a lunch.

Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, celebrates its sixth year in the spring of 2018 as an exhibition of art and design that cultivates ideas across a broad range of disciplines, examining how humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life. The Gladstone invites a diversity of proposals from collaborative teams, collectives and individuals that engage with landscape, species and habitat through installation, sculpture, performance, digital media and more to create a provocative experiential exhibition. Submissions may engage participants through sight, touch, sound, and taste to create a landscape of immersive experience. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged, combining creative practitioners such as: artists, biologists, historians, anthropologists, musicians, botanists, architects, poets, craftspeople, chefs, geographers, filmmakers, ecologists, performers, landscape architects, writers, planners, agriculturalists and more. Deadline: September 30.

Arabella magazine is seeking submissions for an upcoming book of Art in the Maritimes. If you are interested, email Debra Usher at Deadline: October 30.

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.

The Nature Writing and Art Contest is inviting youth in ages 7-15 years who live in Nova Scotia to submit a written piece (short story, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) OR an original artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.) that is inspired by native plants or animals of Nova Scotia, an adventure, personal moment, or happy experience in Nova Scotia’s wild places (lake, river, ocean, forest, trail), or an injustice that impacts nature in Nova Scotia. Contest deadline: October 31.

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.

Call for Submissions: Picturing Health Photo Exhibit. ViewPoint Gallery invites Nova Scotia photographers to submit photographic images for consideration in an exhibit about wellness and creativity. All Nova Scotia photographers, including ViewPoint members, are eligible. The exhibit will take place in February 2018. Each photographer selected for the group exhibit will receive CARFAC fees. Submissions to the Picturing Health project are expected to use photographic imagery to explore the relationship between wellness and creativity and will convey the conceptual underpinnings of hope, wellness, healing, harmony, holism, and care. The Picturing Health project is funded by the Robert Pope Foundation. Robert Pope (1956-1992) was a dedicated Nova Scotia artist who died at the age of 36 after a ten year battle with cancer. For more information and submission form please go to their website. Deadline: September 30.

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

The Sunroom at Halifax Central Library is a complimentary exhibit space dedicated to highlighting emerging and professional visual artists of Halifax Regional Municipality. This exhibit space will showcase emerging and professional artists who reflect the region’s diverse expressions of imagination, knowledge, creativity, intellectual activity and community culture in a welcoming and supportive environment.The Sunroom enables visitors to Halifax Central Library to engage with the creative life of their community, experiencing high-caliber works of visual art. Each art exhibit will be displayed between 6 – 8 weeks. The exhibit space is located at the south end of the 5th floor of Halifax Central Library in the seating area adjacent to the café. It consists of one large wall and one small wall on the East side (Large: 180cm x 350cm, Small: 180cm x 180cm) and one wall on the North side of the space (180cm X 400cm). Visual artists may only exhibit once every two years, unless invited by the Art Selection Committee. There is no deadline but the committee meets twice a year in April and September. An application can be found online.

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: Living Things, Alex Colville, August 11 – September 30.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: TOPIARY, Zachari Logan. Artist Talk: September 13, 12pm; Galleries 2 & 3: NSCAD+ceramics, September 12 – 23. Gallery 3: Mario Doucette, September 26 – October 7. Artist Talk: September 29, 4:30pm. Gallery 1: I Grew Up On A Cul-De-Sac, Cameron Roberts; Gallery 2A: Shift, Rotate, and Press, Xi Jin; Gallery 2B: Eye Phenomenons, Tori Smith, September 26 – 30. Opening reception: September 25, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Hiraeth, Megan LeForte and Caitlin McGuire; Where I Live, Craig Baltzer. Opened September 15.

ART 1274 HOLLIS, HALIFAX: Out of the Blue, Bonnie Baillie and Beverly Hubley, Opened September 7.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Folk/Funk, July 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018. Vimy Ridge: artists document the First World War, April 1 – October 15. Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, May 5 – October 29. An Expression of Faith: Sacred Art of Centuries Past, May 5 – October 29. Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature, Bruce MacKinnon, August 26, 2017 – April 1, 2018.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, YARMOUTH: After Image, works from the permanent collection. Emily Falencki, until November 19. A Sense of Place, Artist’s Way Collective, August 18 – October 22.

ART LAB STUDIO AND GALLERY, PARRSBORO: Carol Morrison, September 17 – 29.

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Plausible Space, Mathieu Léger; Chapel Gallery: Oh Canada! The Art of Fibre,   SOFAAR (Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River);  Mym Gallery: Atmosphere, Jaime Lee Lightle, September 3 – October 7.

CAPE BRETON CENTRE FOR CRAFT & DESIGN, SYDNEY: Hooked on Tessellation, September 14 – October 31.

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: Abstracted Flight: works from the permanent collection, September 5 – October 27.

THE CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: It’s Getting Hot, I Need You More Than Ever, Lisa Cochrane, September 6 – 28.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Ropeworks, Violet Rosengarten, September 5 – 28.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Convergence: Photopolis Board Group Show, Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Field, Adrian Fish, Frankie Macaulay, Susan McEachern, Heather McLeod, Roxanne Smith, Wilma Needham, September 5 – October 8. Artist talk & closing party: October 8, 1pm. Market Gallery: Peasant Magic, Ann Morash, September 7 – October 8.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: From the Vault: Recent Acquisitions; Dana Claxton: The Mustang Suite; The Porter Collection, September 1 – October 1.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Resonance, Chris Brobeck & Faith Wiley, September 14 – 28.

DIS.CORD GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Relatos de Jaguar, Carlos Gomez, opened August 25.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Figments, Sophie Paskins, Ted Lind, Wayne Boucher, Donna Boyko, Sharon Irving- Kennedy, September 6 – October 6.

GRACE JOLLYMORE JOYCE ARTS CENTRE, TATAMAGOUCHE: Vanishing Breed, Stephan Hederich, September 22 – October 15.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Argh, Canada!, opened August 5. Recollection, F. Scott MacLeod, September 9 – October 8.

HERMES, HALIFAX: Recent work, Chad Jagoe and Michael Fuller, September 9 – October 1.

INVERNESS COUNTY CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, INVERNESS: Nova Scotia Art Bank 2017 Arts Nova Scotia purchases, September 8 – 28.

JACK’S GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Un-noticed, Assemblages of the Everyday, Gillian Baldwin, September 17 – November 5.

KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX: We Met Online: Finding Each Other, Stephanie Wu, September 21 – 28. Reception, Potluck and Colouring Party: September 22, 6 – 9pm. Artist Talk: September 28, 6 – 7:30pm.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Small is Beautiful, Lunenburg Art Gallery Members, August 29 – September 29. A Brush of Autumn Colour: Wet paint sale fundraiser, September 30 – October 1.

MAIN & STATION, PARRSBORO: Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards: 75 works of art from 15 countries, September 23 – October 14. Vernissage: September 23, 3 – 8pm.

MARIGOLD CENTRE, TRURO: Fire & Ice, Danielle Sawada and Cristene Sandeson, September 5 – 30.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Oh! Canada: Juried works by NSDCC Members, September 22 – November 5. Opening reception: September 21, 6pm.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: We Shall See, Ian Willms, September 2 – November 5. Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity, September 9 – November 12.

NORTHUMBERLAND FISHERIES MUSEUM, PICTOU: 27th Annual Members Art Show, Pictou County Artists Association, September 4 – October 12.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: Shaun Whalen, September 22 – November 17. Opening September 22 , 6 – 8pm.

PEER GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Members’ exhibition, August 24 – September 20.

PLAN B, HALIFAX: Forgotten Not, Creative Spirit East Photopolis Exhibition, October 5 – 31. Opening Reception: October 5, 1 – 4pm.

ROUND HILL STUDIOS, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Where Geology and the Sea Meet, John Bladek, September 1 – 30.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Forged, Steve Wadden, September 9 – November 12.

ST FX UNIVERSITY GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Bloomfield Gallery: Chromatrope, Jessica Mensch, September 4 – October 1.

SECORD GALLERY, HALIFAX: Saving Maud, Laura Kenney and Steven Rhude, September 8 – 29.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Go Figure, featuring Brian Burke, Michael Harrington & Marcus Jones, September 15 – October 11.

TEICHERT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Paint the Gardens, September 19 – 30.

TIDNISH BRIDGE ART GALLERY, TIDNISH BRIDGE: Margaret Wiles, September 16 – October 1. Also exhibiting Diana McIsaac, Laurell Hamilton, Melanie Landau, Charlie Atherton, Cathy Thurston, and Harry Thurston.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: New Light: Emerging Photographers, a group guest show, September 7 – October 1. Artist talk: September 17, 2pm.

VISUAL VOICE FINE ART, TRURO: Our Canada Too, Twila Robar-Decoste, August 26 – September 30.

WILSON’S GALLERY (DISCOVERY CENTRE), HALIFAX: The Rørpost Art Exhibition, September 16 – October 4. Artists’ Panel Discussion: October 4, 5:30pm.


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