The E-Studio Directory provides a web page on our website to post up to six images, an artist statement, selected biography, and contact information. It can also provide an online presence for artists without a website. This service provides a means for access and exposure between the artist and the public. Members who purchase an e-studio are now able to log in and create or update their e-studio at any time.

The e-studio directory is accessed by a wide range of users, including artists, educators, critics, curators, gallery directors, designers, publishers, filmmakers, corporate buyers, researchers and private collectors.

the e-studio serves to:

  • Support artists in achieving personal and financial fulfillment through the exhibition, marketing and promotion of member artists and their work
  • Promote the art and artists of Nova Scotia
  • Respond to requests for artists and artwork
  • Increase positive visibility of the art and artists of Nova Scotia

the e-studio can help you find what you’re looking for:

  • Art for your gallery
  • Original works for purchase
  • Artists who work on commission (murals, portraits, sculpture, illustration, etc.)
  • Art for reproduction (on books, CD covers, posters, etc.)

FEES The fee for the VANS e-studio directory is offered at a $10.00 annual fee.

COPYRIGHT Copyright on all the work in the e-studio remains strictly with the artist. Any unauthorized reproduction is a violation of the artist’s copyright, and violators may be subject to legal action. To learn more about copyright, visit the VANS Resource Library.


When members purchase an e-studio, they will be issued a user ID, or their current user ID will be updated, allowing them to log in and update their e-studio following the e-studio tutorial.

Any and all changes made to an individual’s e-studio page will be approved by VANS personnel, before being published on the website. If submission guidelines are not followed, the e-studio update will not be approved and updates will be postponed until the guidelines are achieved. When guidelines are met, e-studio updates will be approved quickly and the public can learn about your professional practice and contact you faster.

Approval of changes may take anywhere from 2-3 weeks, if guidelines are met. If you need any assistance creating or updating your e-studio please contact us at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca and we will be happy to help.

general guidelines

  1. Documentation should be of high quality; carefully composed, properly lit, and professionally processed.
  2. Artist Statement and Bio should be no more than 150 words each.
  3. Images should show artwork only. Frames and props (except as an indicator of scale for 3D works) should not be included.
  4. Digital images in .jpg format no larger than 100 MB can be uploaded to the website directly.
  5. To upload images, log in and click on Artist Pages/Add New. Select upload/insert which will open the image uploader and editor in a frame, you may then select up to 6 images from your computer to post on the website.
  6. More information on managing your images can be found in the e-studio tutorial.

register now

Renew or register by visiting the Shopping Cart page of the VANS website. There you can pay with your credit card or bank account via PayPal.