AGNS Mother’s Day Gifts


Art, Science, and Dessert

In 2002, Walter Ostrom produced a suite of dessert plates that read almost as his Curriculum Vitae. Read about how these small plates touch on Chinese ceramics, rhododendron growing, science, and the joy of sharing food with others. Click here for more

Creating Atmosphere

Vancouver-based artist Vikky Alexander creates evocative collages of interiors. Join art educator Priya for a Studio from Home activity that uses bold patterns to create an illusion of perspective.

Visit Making Space virtually to see Alexander’s work on view.

Presented by Scotiabank

Shop Local

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th. Treat your loved ones to something special from the Gallery Shop and support local producers.

Visit us online – we ship worldwide and offer curbside pick-up on Fridays and Saturdays during the temporary closure.

Please note that the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is temporarily closed in accordance with the Province of Nova Scotia. We will keep you informed of any updates or extended closures.

Visit us online for at-home activities and virtual tours of exhibitions by Ned Pratt, Walter Ostrom, and more.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.


The participants in this year’s Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival – Atlantic Edition have been selected.

Twenty of Atlantic Canada’s best plein air (outdoor painting) artists, comprised of eight invited returnees from last year’s online-only event plus 12 others selected by a jurying process this year, will make their way to Parrsboro, NS for the June 17-20 event, painting some of the most picturesque scenes in Canada along the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy shores.

Since 2017, Parrsboro Creative has annually attracted 30 artists from across North America, but last year, due to COVID-19, the event was changed to an online-only format. This year, again with the virus in mind, organizers determined to showcase the best artists from within the ‘Atlantic Bubble’.

We are thrilled with the quantity and quality of the submissions this year,” said Jocelyn Li, Parrsboro Creative’s executive director. “The jurors had to make some hard choices.”

Of course, virus-related lockdown regulations may cause the event to be rescheduled entirely.

Nothing is certain where the virus is concerned so we’ve tried to plan for every eventuality,” said Li, “recognizing that some Atlantic borders may be closed or restricted in ways that make it difficult for some artists to attend. We can only hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

As discouraging as recent provincial announcements may be, we remain realistic (with a dash of optimism) and will adapt as necessary to showcase plein air while keeping (the artists) and our community safe.”

Nova Scotian artists competing this year are: Sharon Fox Cranston, Lunenburg; Christopher Gorey, Ingonish; Anne Wedler and Gail Sutherland, Bedford; Andy MacLean, Kate Brown-Georgallas and Adam Tragakis, Antigonish; Susan Paterson, Dartmouth; Donald Pentz, Halifax; Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking, Bass River; Denise Lanterman, Fall River; Grant Lounsbury, Mcphersons Mills; Kim Aerts, Prospect; Michel Doucet, Weymouth; Oliver Hatton, Middle LaHave; Alexander Koltakov, Hubley; and Wesley Lowe, Bridgewater.

New Brunswick artists competing are: Simone Ritter and Theresa MacKnight, St. Andrews; and Louise Hicks, Sackville.

They’ll be competing for cash and product prizes worth $7,500, along with recognition as being among the best in their field and the opportunity to sell their work both on-site and online. Ian Muncaster, director of Zwicker’s Gallery in Halifax, will be their judge, announcing the winners at a Gala and Exhibition June 19 at 8 pm at The Hall in Parrsboro.

Li said it is only with the support of sponsors and supporters that Parrsboro Creative is able to host the event again this year.

Visitors and artists are encouraged to visit the new home page for the plein air festival announcing the judge and artists:

For more information contact Jocelyn Li at 902-728-2007 or

For more information go to

Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative Group Show… Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville

Art Showcase Annapolis Valley… Wolfville’s Jack’s Gallery

The Evangeline Artists Cooperative will showcase a new collection of paintings at Jack’s Gallery, located at Just Us Coffee House, Main Street Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

The opening reception will be on Sunday, May 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Covid protocols will be in place.

The art show is a long-standing tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists from throughout the Annapolis Valley and beyond. Held for the first time in 2008 at the Grand-Pre National Historic Site, the Evangeline Artists’ Cooperative is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Annapolis Valley.

This show will run from May 29th to July 3rd.

The Jack’s Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Paintings are for sale and credit cards are accepted.

Contact: EAC Evangeline Artists’ Coop 902 670 8800

Give the gift of art by giving a Gift Certificate to Studio Rath classes

Looking for a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or birthday gift?

Give the gift of art by giving a Gift Certificate to Studio Rath classes.

I teach adults by day and children or parent/child classes afterschool.

These classes will take place in the fall since I stop teaching mid-June.

Private 8 classes 1 ½ h long $300.00, semi-private are $200.00.

Register and pay now and I’ll send you a gift certificate to give as a gift.

More info on

Laurel Rath BFA, MSc
Visual Artist and Educator

Studio Rath


WE’RE HIRING! Join the Lunenburg Doc Fest Team!

WE’RE HIRING! Join the Lunenburg Doc Fest Team!

Do you fancy yourself a wordsmith or aspiring writer?

Are you keen to create and connect?

Yes?! Consider joining our team, and a growing arts organization.

If you are social media savvy (or savvy-ish), know your way around a computer, and are willing to learn new digital platforms, apply for our DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR job!

* Training provided! *

$16.50/hr, 35 hrs/wk, 6 month contract

Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews

Eligibility:To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the Job Creation Partnership Program of Employment Nova Scotia. Please do not apply if you do not qualify. For full information about the program, please go to:

To learn more and to apply go to:

Pamela Segger

Executive Director | Programmer


Sept 23 – 29, 2021 8th annual

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12 King St | Box 1497, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada

902.523.FILM (3456)

Gallery 18 presents The Thérèse D’Amour Art Archive Sale – May 10, 2021

The Thérèse D’Amour Art Archive Sale

Gallery 18 presents the Thérèse D’Amour art archive sale

on Monday, May 10th. 

The sale is a celebration of the Prince Edward Island artist’s passion for nature and art spanning five decades.  

The online-only event is produced in association with

The catalog is available online now … 


Gallery 18 Ltd.

Prince Edward Island


(902) 315-3203

Iterations – online Zoom opening – knit prints by textile artist & printmaker Julie Rosvall – Tuesday, May 4th, 7pm Atlantic

Iterationsonline Zoom opening knit prints by textile artist & printmaker Julie Rosvall Tuesday, May 4th, 7pm Atlantic

Iterations – online Zoom opening – knit prints by textile artist & printmaker Julie Rosvall – Tuesday, May 4th, 7pm Atlantic

Join Julie Rosvall for the opening of Iterations. Due to current health restrictions in Nova Scotia all non-essential businesses are closed to the public. So we are taking the opening of Iterations to Zoom at 7pm Atlantic, May 4th.

Julie Rosvall, @shipstondesigns, textile artist and printmaker, will be online from her studio in the Gaspereau Valley. Lynda MacDonald of Harvest Gallery will be in the gallery among the knit prints. And they will be joined by printmakers, knitters, family, and friends to have a chat about the exhibition, the challenges of knitting big prints, and the amazing help from fellow printmakers like Bonnie Baker. As well as the inspiration for taking knits and printing them on paper, with thanks to designers like @romidesigns, @baroquepurls, and @susanna.ic.

GET THE ZOOM LINK HERE (it will be sent by email, click now to get the link in advance)…

Julie Rosvall Printmaking Studio & Supplies
P.O. Box 2324
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2N5


c. 902-691-1493

As we as a community navigate these strange times I want to thank you for wearing a mask, keeping physical distance, washing your hands, and maintaining a small social circle in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Follow @harvestgalleryns and @shipstondesigns for additional content and updates.


NEW SHOW OPENING ONLINE this Saturday, May 8th

We are delighted to be showcasing new paintings by Raquel Roth in her new ONLINE solo show called PETALS. The show officially opens on Saturday, May 8th, but upon request you can received sneak peeks if you are interested in purchasing. We will launch the show with a YOUTUBE video of Raquel walking around her show and telling us a bit about each piece.

The entire show will be online after the exhibit opens officially at



Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

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