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VANS Newsletter #394
March 15, 2017


VANS Matters
Awards and Scholarships
Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

VANS Matters

It is almost spring and with it comes VANS’ Spring Workshop Survey. We are looking for feedback on the format of workshops you prefer, the time you’d rather take a workshop and the subjects you want covered. If you could take three minutes and fill out this survey, it would be greatly appreciated. We want to bring the workshops that you want to your corner of the province, so please share this link: with artists in your area.

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This is the last week to sign up for a Peer Application Review Group. Are you writing a grant application and could use some advice? Perhaps you are writing an exhibition proposal or award application? The Peer Application Review is an 8 week process, in the spirit of a book club, where applicants are expected to send peers their application drafts, and review two drafts received from their peers. So you get feedback from two of your peers and give them feedback in return. It can be a great way to help keep you on track and get valuable advice from someone who understands what you’re going through. If you are interested in being part of a Peer Application Review Group please complete the online form before Friday, March 17th.

The new one-time PAINTS deadline is March 22! We’re here to support any teachers who want to get PAINTS projects started (or re-started) in their classrooms. As always, we try to keep the application process simple and straightforward. Andrea is here to help if you need guidance on your project, or help to connect with a PAINTS artist. Follow this link to the PAINTS Application. Please know:

  • Any PAINTS projects that were approved but not completed before work to rule may resume as soon as you are able to coordinate that between artists and teacher. If the original artists aren’t available to lead these projects on the new schedule, we’ll help to you with artists who can do that.
  • We’ve changed our winter/spring deadline to March 22, 2017. We want to make sure that PAINTS support for art is available to schools as broadly and efficiently as possible. We’ll make sure that results are known by March 31, 2017.

Questions? Contact Andrea Ritchie at 902 423-4694 or

Cape Breton artist Phyllis Adams was a photographer who decided, upon her retirement, to re-interpret her photographs in paint. The exhibition displays her recent landscapes and portraits, inspired by her photographs of Cape Breton. Serenity is at the Corridor Gallery March 3 – 30.

VANS is excited to present a FREE public lecture by author & cultural critic Lewis Hyde on Art, Creativity and the Public Good! The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm at the Paul O’ Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. In addition to being a former MacArthur Fellow and Harvard University Professor, Lewis Hyde is perhaps best known for his book The Gift, an extended defense of the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Tickets to this free event are available through Eventbrite here.

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

Our Artist Profile comes from VANS Workshop instructor and PAINTS artist Sara Roth. Sara is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work bridges illustration, installation and sculpture. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University and a Diploma in Fine Craft from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She previously worked as part of the collective Moving Arms II (with Bernie MacCuish), whose performance and installation works replicate, celebrate and subvert Cape Breton tourist culture. Roth’s current project, Disturbed Sites, continues to tell stories about Cape Breton, past and present, taking a longer view of history through examinations of and interventions into the natural world. Sara Roth was born in British Columbia in 1980, and lives and works in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Read her full Artist Profile here.

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

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

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

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

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

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Applications are open for Art in the Open in PEI! Art in the Open main event highlights Charlottetown’s visual art scene, its downtown heritage spaces, its exhibition venues and performance companies, and its diverse cultural traditions. The main event will primarily include installations, screenings/ projections, performance art, dance, outdoor theatre and street performance, sculpture and other temporary art forms. Art in the Open includes both curated components and independently proposed projects. This application form and guidelines apply to independent projects, which can be submitted by any Canadian individual artist or group. For further information about submission requirements please see their website. Deadline for submission: March 31.

Eyelevel Gallery is seeking volunteers to help with their upcoming fundraising initiatives and event: Kitchen Sink. On March 31 – April 1, they will be hosting an indoor yard sale with an art auction, raffle prizes, lemonade stand and more! They need folks to help with preparation leading up to the event including making decorations, poster distributing and other fun things! Eyelevel will also need folks to help set up for the event, work the event, and help with take down. 12 hours of volunteer time earns you a membership! Please contact with your interests/availability if you’d like to volunteer.

The Thirteenth annual Dal Legal Aid Fundraising Gala will be taking place on March 25, 2017, in support of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (DLAS). They are seeking artists that might be able to donate something toward the silent auction. Dalhousie Legal Aid serves the low income community in Nova Scotia on issues such as CPP disability claims, income assistance matters, landlord/tenant disputes, debtor creditor issues and other such matters. During the course of a day their lawyers, community legal workers and law students give voice to those living in poverty who may not have the skills or energy to advocate for themselves. During this year’s fundraiser they will be hosting a dinner and dance at the Compass Room of Casino Nova Scotia as well as their ever popular silent auction. They are hoping that you will consider donating an item or service for the silent auction. All businesses making a donation will have their company name and/or logo displayed on the DLAS website, Facebook fan page as well as in print material for the event itself. This will include the program for the event, posters and more. To donate contact Reena Davis, Office Manager, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, (902)423-8105,

The Halifax Regional Municipality offers a number of opportunities ranging from cultural partnership opportunities, to professional and volunteer opportunities. The municipality often requests proposals for culture-related initiatives. These include feasibility and needs assessment studies, reviews, inventories, discussion papers, public art commissions, specialized consulting services, and employment opportunities. The Professional Arts Grant Program applications opened January 18! Deadline: March 20 at 4:30pm.

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

The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted to share important program updates and to launch their online applicant portal, your pathway to the new funding model opening April 1.  You can check your eligibility to apply, create an account and complete your applicant profile now on their website.

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

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Awards and Scholarships

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

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

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This is less of an award than an opportunity for funding, but it is definitely worth reminding artists that VANS Open Grants program has expanded and you may qualify! On the occasion of our 40th Anniversary, we are soliciting proposals from groups, galleries and/or collectives to create new programming or enhance existing programming in their community. The intention of the Open Grants to Galleries and Groups program is to encourage exhibition/art engagement activities across the province. Any gallery, group or collective can apply for up to $750 to assist with costs related to an activity, as long as an artist or arts professional is directly involved with the project. If you live in a community that could use some funding for art/ exhibition programming, please take a look at the new Open Grants page before applications open on March 24. The deadline for all applications is April 15 at 5pm.

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

Submit your work for the Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards. There are six awards: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions. The Awards are open to all artists, with no restrictions of age, sex, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks. It is not a requirement that works be previously unpublished. Entries must be submitted using the entry form provided. Entries can be sent by email or by post. Artists may submit as many artworks as they wish but each work submitted constitutes a separate entry. A separate entry fee of $30 +HST (= $34.50) must be added for each work entered. Deadline: April 30.

Nominate someone for The Order of Nova Scotia – it is the highest honour the province can bestow on an individual. It recognizes people who have made an exceptional impact on their community and the province. Some individuals who have been invested into the Order of Nova Scotia are household names. Others have enriched our province through acts and deeds that are known to only a few, but, they all share one very important thing: they have been nominated by their fellow Nova Scotians for the honour. You can nominate someone by downloading a nomination form from the Protocol Office website or request hard copy nomination forms by contacting Melanie Fewer at, or Glennie Langille, Chief of Protocol and Secretary to the Order of Nova Scotia, at Deadline: March 17.

Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards, open to all artists. Finalist works will be included in 2 Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $ 21,000.00. For the first edition 230 entries were received from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Over 35 submissions came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces and over 55 from the island of Montreal. More than 70 works of art were shown in the two finalist exhibitions. The diverse works created on or with paper included drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books by artists from all over the world and from around the corner. For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website.

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

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

Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, The Plaskett Award provides $25,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork or travel in Europe for one year (a required minimum of nine months). Starting in 2015, a second award called The Nancy Petry Award is offered, which provides $10,000 to the runner-up to create artwork and travel in Europe for three months. The candidate chosen for The Joseph Plaskett Award or The Nancy Petry Award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist in the field of painting. A Canadian student currently enrolled or accepted in a master’s program in Canada with a practice specialization of painting, or having recently (within 12 months) obtained a Master’s degree with a specialization of painting. To apply you can download their application dossier. Inquiries to the Joseph Plaskett Foundation: Deadline: April 5.

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

Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative is sponsoring a Painting Workshop with Anthony Clementi on April 5 (how to use acrylic paint to explore the use of techniques for skin color in paintings) and April 6 (how to translate the colors seen in life to effective painting on canvas or board), 10am – 4pm at Port Williams United Baptist Church, Port William. $60 for one workshop or $120 for two workshops. Pre-registration is required. For a Registration Form, please contact: Gail at or 902 757 2107.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is offering a Spring Primer in St. Ann’s & Sydney. Are you looking to grow your creative business? Join them for one of their upcoming Spring Primer Sessions! There will be one in St. Ann’s on Thursday, March 30 and one in Sydney on Friday, March 31. The Spring Primer will feature professionals from the following fields: Pricing, Booth Display, Wholesaling, Online Development, and International Sales. Nutritional breaks and a lunch will be provided. The cost for the Spring Primer is $40.

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

The Art of Abstraction Painting Workshops with Leya Evelyn on Understanding the Importance of Composition. Six unique workshops in abstract painting at St. Luke’s United Church in Upper Tantallon, NS. All levels of experience welcome and the workshops include discussion, work time and critiques. The format will be with exercises for the first hour or two and then you can work on your own pieces or continue with what you started in the morning. The exercises are intended to open up different possibilities within the realm of abstraction. These workshops will challenge, satisfy, frustrate and give you a foundation for creating solid painting ideas. Every other Wednesday, beginning April 5, for 6 weeks 11am to 4pm. $360 for all six workshops or a drop-in fee of $65 for the day. For more information contact Leya Evelyn at or call: 902-876-8326.

Dartmouth Visual Art Society is offering a watercolour workshop with Annabelle Caissie on March 25 at the South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings St. in Dartmouth from 9:15am – 3:30pm. A street scene takes some time to draw, therefore it would be to your advantage to come prepared with your sketch drawn on your w/c paper and bring a picture of your subject. Contact Violet Robertson, 902-403-7630, for information. The workshop is $35.00 for members and $50.00 for non members.

Visual Voice Art Gallery in Truro is offering Printmaking Workshops in March. Create your own colorful limited edition mini print with artist and printmaker Maria Doering. Reductive Relief Printmaking is a technique where you carve and print multiple color layers from a single matrix block. You can come with your own image ideas for a 4×4 inch, 2 color print or find inspiration during the workshop from many provided images. You can take this workshop following the B&W workshop or as a complete beginner. Reductive Relief Printmaking is March 23 and the Colour Monotype Workshop is March 31, 10am – 3:30 pm and only $75 +tax per person. Pre-registration is required so call 902-843-9464.

Kas Stone is teaching a Continuing Education winter evening course at the Lunenburg Campus of the NSCC that provides a comprehensive introduction to digital photography and Photoshop. Registration is open to the public and the only prerequisite is an interest in learning new digital imaging techniques. The next workshop starts March 22.

ARTsPLACE has put out their schedule of workshops for 2017. All workshops are 18+, and no experience is necessary. All levels from amateur to professional can participate. The first is a 4 part Batik Fabric Dye Workshop with Cameron McIntosh, starting March 6 ($95). Next is The Considered Drawing with Bonnie Baker, April 1 and 2 ($110), and lastly a 4 part Painting Workshop with Leya Evelyn starting on October 19 ($275). You can register online now.

Chester Art Centre has a series of 3-day Winter Workshops, including Knitting for Men with Annika Junger, Body Work: Underpinning and Overdress with Sally Warren, and Image Transfer and Collage with Beverly McInnes. Contact them at 902-275-5789 to register.

Round Hill Studios in Annapolis Royal is offering Sunday workshops (10am – 4pm) by Helen Opie, including Play with Oil Sticks on March 26. Each workshop is $75. For more information or to register visit their website.

Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in beautiful Nova Scotia. James Middleton SCA PSC, will be teaching two 5-day plein air painting workshops on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. The workshops will offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. Days will include demonstrations, personal instruction, exercises, encouragement and positive critiques for personal growth. Workshop Dates for 2017 are August 14 – August 18 and September 4 – September 8 in LaHave. Last year we painted at the Lunenburg Golf Course (spectacular views of the Town of Lunenburg), the Petite Riviere Vineyards, the LaHave Yacht Club, Blue Rocks fishing village, Green Bay, West Dublin Government Wharf and from the front yard of my studio, overlooking the popular LaHave Bakery and the boats passing by. Cost: $625 Cdn + HST each (no increase from last year). Don’t forget to tell your friends. A referral who registers will get you a 15% reduction off your cost – that’s $94 off. Two referrals will be $188 off. Times: 10am to 5pm, with a lunch break. Click here for registration. To register by phone: 902-693-2093. Email: View James’ website.

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The MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning (MCCL) is looking for proposals from ​visual artists, dancers, musicians, and actors​ to offer a fun and interesting mix of summer camp opportunities for youth ages 12 – 19. MCCL will provide a gorgeous space in a 3 story building in Downtown Dartmouth, artist fees, materials, and additional camp facilitators. If you are interested in partnering with them, please email an overview of your proposed camp session(s) (please note if half or full day, along with age range), bio, and CV highlighting any related work experience to the to​ (subject line: summer camps). See their website for additional details. Deadline: March 31.

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

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

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The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is currently searching for a creative and talented exhibition design professional to join the Exhibitions team as Exhibition Designer. Under the direction of the Director, Exhibitions you would be responsible for creating appropriate and aesthetic designs for exhibitions, collection installations and other related building projects in collaboration with the other members of Exhibition Content Teams. Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications they’d love to hear from you! Qualified applicants will have:
• Diploma or degree in field of design, fine arts, architecture or a related discipline
• Two to three years’ experience in exhibition design and installation of art
• Knowledge of and expertise in industrial design, interior design or interior architecture
• Knowledge of graphic design
• Knowledge of conservation principles
• Thorough knowledge of applicable computer software programs, such as VectorWorks, CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator
• Excellent visual communication skills; skill in drawing and reading scale drawings
• Skills and ability to conceptualize ideas, represent, and communicate concepts effectively through design and translate them into practice
• Interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with the use of industrial woodworking equipment as well as art gallery appropriate materials and fabrication techniques
They invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting the AGO website.

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

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is excited to welcome new instructors to join their most beloved artist faculty. Ross Creek welcomes artists of all disciplines from our community and beyond to pass on their knowledge and experience. They have a faculty pool they draw from to staff their school, camp and community programs and they accept submissions at any time. In the future they will be holding annual professional development sessions for our artist faculty, bringing new opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues. To become artist faculty, fill out the faculty pool form along with a CV and reference letter. You are also encouraged you to send digital samples of your work (music, images, film, writing, etc.) Please note: any instructors working with Ross Creek in schools must have a current criminal record check. Deadline: ongoing.

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Eyelevel Gallery is having its Kitchen Sink indoor yard sale fundraiser. Join in for a weekend of thrifting! Find some second-hand treasures and help raise money to support Eyelevel Gallery. There will be an art service auction, raffle prizes, a lemonade stand, coffee and treats and music. Friday March 31, 5 – 9pm, and Saturday April 1, 10am – 2pm at the Parish Hall at Saint George’s Round Church, Halifax. Admission is by donation. If you have too much stuff already you can donate it to Eyelevel to sell at their fundraiser too! Questions? Email

Join the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for a five day art tour in New York. Discover the wonderful art and culture of New York City… From the masterpieces of famous galleries to the rarely seen gems of a collector’s private home gallery. Experience street art, architecture, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Chelsea Art District, Brooklyn, China Town, Soho, and more. Hear the sweeping sounds of a Harlem gospel choir, and enjoy a unique look at this iconic neighborhood. There’s plenty of free time for shopping and exploring. Graciously hosted by one of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s favorite guides, Caroline Sodenkamp. Space is limited so check out their website for more info.

Winding River Art Gallery in Stewiacke, NS is holding a paint night fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 from 7 – 9 pm at the Stewiacke Community Centre. Session will be led by local artist Sandra MacDonald. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Stewiacke Town Hall, online at or at the door. Come have fun and support your local art gallery!

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

NSCAD’s Ceramics Department is reprising last year’s fundraising event Mugs on Tap. For $25, you can get a handmade mug, cup, goblet or tumbler. Fill it with a beverage at Happy Hour pricing. Mugs on Tap takes place on Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 9 pm at Tempo Food + Drink.

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CFAT‘s E-Lab Artist in Residence Merle Harley is giving an artist talk. Join them on Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm at the Khyber Centre for the Arts for an artist talk from our E-Lab Artist in Residence Merle Harley! Merle will be discussing her most recent work exploring the parallels between codes, algorithms, and systems within electronics, and those used within knitting and weaving patterns. Thursday March 23 at 7pm at the Khyber Centre for the Arts.

Lunenburg Art Gallery is having their Springtime Tea Fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 at Boscawen Inn from 2 – 4pm. There will be a member art show and sale. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them from Kinley Drugs or by calling Gill Osmond at 902-634-9626.

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

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

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

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

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

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Founded in 2001, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) Artist in Residence Program has welcome over 170 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.  Their Artist in Residence Program aims to present an inspirational environment and culturally relevant context for art creation and research for professional artists of all levels of experience. Artists may also have the opportunity to facilitate outreach programs such as talks, workshops and exhibitions, intended to promote interaction and professional development, and provide access to a diverse range of contemporary arts practices and theories within the community. General Call Residencies will run in February, April through June, and from August 21 through December 31, 2018. Participants are responsible for all travel and personal expenses including food and materials related to their work. Deadline: April 1.

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

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

The Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art is a valuable opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significant track record of exhibiting. The fellowship duration is 3 months (October-December 2017) and support will be given as a research and travel grant of £1,500/month, plus a grant towards a short pre-residency visit to the British School at Rome.  Applicants must be of British or Commonwealth nationality, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since February 2014). Further information upon this Fellowship is available here. Application fee: £25. Deadline: March 17.

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Call for submissions for Dalhousie University Ceremonial Mace: Re-Think/ Re-Vision 2018. Dalhousie University seeks to re-vision the University Mace, a ceremonial staff of office that is traditionally carried to lead the procession of students and faculty into and out of induction and convocation ceremonies. Dalhousie is looking to commission the design and fabrication of a new ceremonial object that better reflects the University’s evolving values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. This call is open to all artists, artisans, and designers with a demonstrated record of successful project completion. Dalhousie University encourages collaborative partnerships between artists, designers and community members. To submit a proposal please go to their websiteThe deadline for submission is April 10.

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery has put out a call for entries inviting artists and artisans to apply for inclusion in the September 2017 exhibition Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity. The exhibition is organized by MSVU Art Gallery in partnership with a SSHRC-funded consortium of researchers in disability arts and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. They encourage entries that address how experiences that come with age, such as aging with and into disability, can inspire alternate forms of embodiment, culture and art practice. Those eligible to enter include artists and artisans who self-identify as older adults. Also eligible are artists and artisans who care for or assist the elderly, and those whose design work addresses the needs of the aged. A panel of curators will select the exhibition and entrants will be notified in May 2017. Deadline: April 7. For the full call and an application please contact Ingrid Jenkner, Director of MSVU Art Gallery at

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.

Call for submissions – NSCAD’s Artist for a Day! The NSCAD Alumni Association and Office of University Relations are seeking proposals for hands-on, participatory art activities for the sixth annual Artist for a Day, taking place Saturday, May 13 at NSCAD’s Port Campus. This popular event attracts hundreds of people, many of whom are getting their first introduction to NSCAD. Examples of activities in the past include tie-dyed T-shirts, a group painting made using balloons filled with paint, linocut printing, copper jewellery making, life drawing, and stop motion animation. Your activity may allow participants to take away something they’ve made (Mother’s Day is the day after) or contribute to a larger, group work. Although there is no overall theme for Artist for a Day, 2017 is a special year for NSCAD and Canada as we celebrate our 130th and 150th anniversaries; engaging activities relating to NSCAD’s past, present or future would be relevant. Through the sponsorship we’ve secured for Artist for a Day, we can cover the cost of art supplies and provide volunteers with lunch and a T-shirt. Send us your ideas by March 23 along with an estimate of art supplies needs and/or budget to:

Cape Breton’s annual contemporary art festival, Lumière, is accepting artist proposals from March 13 until April 24, 2017. In the spirit of the international Nuit Blanche phenomenon, Lumière brings art to the streets, shop fronts, sidewalks, and public spaces of downtown Sydney. For the seventh consecutive year, the festival will present contemporary art projects that transform Sydney’s civic spaces. For the 2017 edition, professional and emerging artists, performers, and local community groups from the Maritimes are encouraged to apply. Festival organizers are looking for fresh, engaging projects from artistic disciplines including (but not limited to): visual arts, theatre & performance, music & sound, film & video, fine craft, and dance. Lumière will take place over three days: artist talks and workshops will be held on September 21st and 22nd, and the signature art-at-night event will take begin at sunset on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, ending at midnight. To learn more about Lumière and access the online artist application, please visit, email or find them on Facebook “Lumière Cape Breton.” Deadline to apply: April 24.

East Hants Fine Arts Association Aart Show and Sale is accepting applications. The EHFAA is committed to promoting fine arts by offering a place where local artists of all ages and caliber can display their work. Entrants and past participants in our show are welcome and encouraged to submit up to five entries. You may choose to have your work judged/critiqued or not, and you may offer it for sale or not for sale. The show will take place May 6 and 7 at Milford Recreational Hall. Art Show Categories are Landscape, Seascape/Nautical, Floral, Abstract, Still Life, Portrait, Structure and Animals. For Art Show rules/particulars and entry forms send your request via e-mail to: Robert Walsh Deadline: May 1.

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

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The Town of Truro is once again inviting artists of all disciplines to submit original work(s) of art into the Town of Truro Art Acquisition Show. The Annual Town of Truro Art Acquisition Show is co-hosted by the Town of Truro and the Truro Art Society. The show is open to the public and runs from April 6 – 27, 2017 at the McCarthy Hall Gallery on the Nova Scotia Community College Campus. A formal announcement of the selection will be made at an opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. If you would like to enter your work (three pieces maximum) to be considered for the 2017 Town of Truro Art Acquisition Show, please fill out the application form and submit to: Town of Truro Parks, Recreation & Culture, c/o Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 40 Douglas St. Truro, NS B2N 2E7. The deadline for submissions is March 24.

Call for Exhibitions for Photopolis, the Halifax Festival of Photography (October 1-31, 2017). Photo-based artists, photographers, curators, and galleries are invited to join this city-wide celebration of Photography! Plan an exhibition for Photopolis 2017. Exhibitions are featured in public art galleries, commercial art galleries, artist run galleries, museums, libraries and community centres, as well as alternative exhibition spaces such as studios, cafes, restaurants, foyers or lobbies, university corridors, malls, storefront windows, billboards and other public venues. Photopolis exhibitions include photography shows planned by public and commercial art galleries, as well as exhibitions where photo-based artists/photographers, independent curators or organizations line up venues for photography exhibitions. Registration fee is $175. The online registration deadline for exhibitions is March 31.

Applications are open for the Dartmouth Makers Market. Applications are open to all craftspersons and are carefully reviewed by Active Board members. Applications are confidential and juried heavily on the photos submitted. Work is considered for its craft and quality foremost with an emphasis on design, local fabrication and production processes. The board curates each show striving to create a balanced and varied marketplace that reflects the community. Work that meets the shows criteria is then discussed by category on a point, quota and majority vote system. Feel free to ask any questions before applying at: The Dartmouth Makers are a 100% volunteer run non-profit organization whose goal is to create a vibrant curated marketplace that supports handcrafted and locally made products.

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

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

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

The Mary E. Black Gallery is pleased to receive proposals from community groups, cultural groups, guilds, artists/craftspeople and curators for the year of 2019. Annually, seven shows are selected by the Exhibition Review Committee to fulfill the gallery’s mandate, as Nova Scotia’s only public fine craft gallery, to exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft created by aspiring and established local, regional, Canadian and international artists. Juried, curated and travelling exhibitions are eligible. Year round the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design hosts exhibitions in the Mary E. Black Gallery which educate the public about craft and design and promote the pursuit of excellence in the craft community. Submissions must include the following: a letter of intent/proposal and support material, including a list of works to be exhibited, images and your CV. Proposals and support material must be submitted via Dropbox link to by 4pm on March 30, 2017.

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

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Nova Scotia Exhibition Listings

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ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY, HALIFAX: Gallery 1: Through the Looking Plastic, Nicole Singer; Gallery 2A; Fruit Bowl, Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey; Gallery 2B: Matuitine to Mesonoxian, Photo Gang Collective, curated by Erica Flake; Gallery 3: Pixel Paradise, An Dy, March 14 – 18. Gallery 1: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carly Belford; Gallery 2: To Trace Memory, Ursula Handleigh; Gallery 3: Industrious, Angela Arsenault, March 21 – April 1. Opening receptions: March 20, 5:30 – 7pm.

ARGYLE FINE ART, HALIFAX: Winter Escape, Kim Eddy, March 3 – 23.

ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, HALIFAX: Autism Arts, June 23 – May 28. Return to Nova Scotia, September 17 – February 20. Confederation – 150 Years: 23 Prime Ministers, October 22 – March 26. The Nature of Nature: The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia, 1976 – 2016, February 4 – May 28. Terroir: a Nova Scotia Retrospective, ongoing.

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

ARTsPLACE, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL: Main Gallery: Black & White with Red, ARCAC Members, ​February 12 – March 25. Mym Gallery: Micheline Gushue, March 5 – April 1.

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

CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, SYDNEY: ProletariART: The People’s Art Exhibition and Photomatic Travelling Tintype Studio, Karen Stentaford, February 3 – April 13.

CHASE GALLERY (NS ARCHIVES), HALIFAX: Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchases, March 1 – 27.

CORRIDOR GALLERY, HALIFAX: Serenity, Phyllis Adams, March 3 – 30.

THE CRAIG GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: Main Gallery: Call and Response: Collages and Paintings, Terri Whetstone, March 2 – April 2. Extension: Ripple, Kaashif Ghanie, March 1 – 26.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey, January 13 – April 9.

THE DART GALLERY, DARTMOUTH: mon o chrome, March 10 – 26.

GALLERY NINETEEN NINETEEN, HALIFAX: Canadian Colours, Connie Publicover, March 15 – April 14.

GALLERY PAGE & STRANGE, HALIFAX: The Night, March 10 – 31.

HARVEST GALLERY, WOLFVILLE: Press: 10th Annual Printmakers Show, March 4 – April 8.

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

KHYBER CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, HALIFAX: Sound Etiquette, Amanda Shore, March 28 – April 24. Opening Reception: March 27.

LUNENBURG ART GALLERY, LUNENBURG: Things That We Do, The Ark, March 28 – April 23. Opening Reception: March 28, 7pm.

MARY E. BLACK GALLERY, HALIFAX: Golden Moons, Frances Dorsey; Exuvia, Rachel Morouney, January 27 – March 19. Fencelines Fenn Martin, Raina McDonald and Ruben Irons. March 24 – May 14. Opening reception: March 23, 6pm.

MOUNT ST VINCENT UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: How Do I Look? February 11 – April 9. Sculpture, Tove Storch, February 25 – April 9.

OXFORD RIVERSIDE GALLERY, OXFORD: Partitions, Patrick Rapati: February 18 – March 24.

ST. FX UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, ANTIGONISH: Creative Resistance: A Collective Exploration of Women’s Stories, March 5 – 19.

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, HALIFAX: Alas, A Visual Lament, Lorraine Field, until April 9.

STUDIO 21 FINE ART, HALIFAX: Feathers & Flowers, Alex Livingston & Katie Belcher, March 3 – 29.

VIEWPOINT GALLERY, HALIFAX: Shout-Out, Phillip Joy, March 2 – April 2.


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