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VANS Mentorship Program Receives Protégé Award

At the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Susan Gibson Garvey was awarded the Portia White Prize, which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2017-18 Mentorship Program Artists

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the participants of this year’s Mentorship Program. After receiving many truly excellent applications, the program will be supporting four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists. NAT chantel, Lux Habrich, Bree Hyland, and Karen … Continue reading

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2017-18 Mentorship Program

Mentees: NAT chantel NAT chantel is an African Nova Scotian emerging artist in multimedia, textiles and sculpture. Collections of written language influence and direct her to recount historical experiences of oppression, silence, and marginalization, that draw into question the narratives … Continue reading

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The Initial Show: VANS’ 2016 – 17 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Highlighting the talents of mentees Alexis Vessey, Ben Mosher, Ryan Josey, and Kate Grey, the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2016-17 Mentorship Program Exhibition The Initial Show also includes work from mentors Sarah Maloney, Craig Leonard, Bryan Maycock and Andrea Dorfman. … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2017-18 Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked … Continue reading

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“Booth & Blitz” – Bryan Maycock

Inspired by Charles Booth’s Poverty map of London (1889) and the London Fire Brigade’s map of bomb damage (1941), Bryan Maycock exhibits a series of 10 works layered in medium and meaning. While each Booth or Blitz work signifies an area … Continue reading

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Mathew Reichertz – Artist Profile

Originally from Montreal, Mathew Reichertz completed his BFA at Concordia University and his MFA at NSCAD University. In 2005 Reichertz was the Eastern Canadian winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and in 2006 was shortlisted for the Sobey Art … Continue reading

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Ericka Walker – Artist Profile

Walker received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She currently teaches studio coursework in printmaking as an assistant professor in the Fine Arts Division at the Nova Scotia College of Art … Continue reading

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“How We Are Talking” 2015-16 Mentorship Program Exhibition

How We Are Talking is at The Craig Gallery, June 30 – August 7. Opening: Wednesday, June 29, 7 – 9 pm Artist Panel: Saturday, August 6, 1 pm Highlighting the talents of mentees Anna Taylor, Sophie Paskins, Alice MacLean … Continue reading

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The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts

May 27th – 29th, 2016 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia To mark the 10th anniversary of our Mentorship Program VANS is excited to announce The Lunenburg Symposium: Mentorship in the Arts, in partnership with the Lunenburg School of the Arts.  Symposium sessions … Continue reading

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Sera Senakovicz – July Featured Artist

Sera Senakovicz grew up in British Columbia and moved to Nova Scotia in 2005. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design she has been making prints wherever and however she can. She has been a recipient of two creation grants from ARTS Nova Scotia to help her to attend a residency at Spark Box Studios and to make a new body of work for a solo exhibition at Parentheses Gallery this past February. She is interested in oral histories of neighbourhoods and buildings and how lives are lived within and around them. Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Information Session – Annapolis Royal

The next deadline for applications to the Mentorship Program is July 15th, 2015 at 5pm. This information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program and/or anyone who has questions about the program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors are paired with selected applicants based on their aspirations and interests. Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Information Session – Halifax

The next deadline for applications to the Mentorship Program is July 15th, 2015 at 5pm. This information session will appeal to artists interested in applying to the program and/or anyone who has questions about the program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors are paired with selected applicants based on their aspirations and interests. Continue reading

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“Meet Local Women” – 2014-15 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Highlighting the talents of mentees Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk, and Stephanie Yee the Visual Arts Nova Scotia 2014-15 Mentorship Program Exhibition Meet Local Women also includes work from mentors Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster, and Wilma Needham. Emerging artists in this year’s program present work examining loneliness, the artist stereotype, and contemporary settlement in Nova Scotia, on view at the Craig Gallery July 9 – August 1. Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Mentorship Program – 10th Anniversary

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 10th annual call for applications for our Mentorship Program. As part of the tenth anniversary of the program, we strongly encourage applications from emerging and established artists living in rural Nova Scotia communities … Continue reading

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Psychomom: the graphic story – Wilma Needham

Dartmouth artist and VANS mentor Wilma Needham exhibits a photocollage series with accompanying sculptural objects which respond to challenges of parenting, on view in the corridor gallery February 5 – 26, 2015. Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014-15 Mentorship Program Participants

Emerging artists Angela Glanzmann, Kate Walchuk and Stephanie Yee have been individually paired with established artists and mentors: Barbara Lounder, Eryn Foster and Wilma Needham. Continue reading

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Artist Talks with Andrew Maize and Sera Senakovicz

Learn about the relationship between human marking making and architectural spaces in Senakovicz’s lithographs and print-based sculptures. Find out more about Andrew Maize’s process based works investigating time and sage advice. Continue reading

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Barbara Schmeisser – July Featured Artist

Past mentee Barbara Schmeisser began her full-time practice after graduating from NSCAD in 2005. Working largely in steel, Schmeisser reveals familiar things about and around us that are not always visible. Ironic contrasts, humour and visual metaphor are common elements. Continue reading

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2013-14 Mentorship Program Exhibition

Emerging artists in this year’s program present work questioning notions of time and space, definitions of femininity, and the relationship between human mark making and architecture. On view at the Craig Gallery June 25 – July 26. Continue reading

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Call for Applications: VANS Mentorship Program 2014-15

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) releases the 9th annual call for applications for the VANS Mentorship Program. The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Continue reading

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Bethany Riordan-Butterworth – June Artist Profile

Bethany currently shares a studio at Wonder’neath Studio where she produces functional pottery as Bread and Butter Pottery; she an instructor at the George Dixon Centre and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; and shares a collaborative practice with Ella Tetrault- together they facilitate the Fuller Terrace Lecture Series, a community-based project in Halifax’s North End. Continue reading

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What Was Here – Sera Senakovicz

Emerging Halifax based printmaker, Sera Senakovicz exhibits a series of silkscreens revealing people’s relationships with historic buildings, on view in the corridor gallery May 6 – 29. Continue reading

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Dawn MacNutt – March Featured Artist

Dawn MacNutt is an artist and sculptor, from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Dawn’s work is most often inspired by her lifelong love of the human condition. …what she describes as ‘the beauty of human frailty’. Continue reading

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