ARTsNEWS: On Now / Exhibit Opening / Yard Sale / Call for Volunteers / Workshops / Member News

Our current main floor exhibits – Amanda Rhodenizer’s Parallel Play, Cynthia Henry’s All you need is Love. And Lobster. and Charlott Zimmermann’s Morning Sky and Evening Sun, end this Sunday, July 16.

Click HERE to read an interview with Amanda Rhodenizer about her exhibit at ARTsPLACE! 

Upstairs at ARTsPLACE, the Maritime Culture exhibit “Art from the Sea” continues until July 24th, with a sister exhibit “Art of Fundy Boats: Then & Now” continuing at the O’Dell House Museum.

And of course, Jennifer Angus’ intriguing exhibit “Lookabout” continues at ARTsPLACE and at satellite sites around town — keep your eyes open at King’s Theatre, the O’Dell House, the Historic Gardens, and Sissiboo Café.

Exhibit Opening

Sunday, July 23rd
from 1 – 3 pm   

Displaced by Carrie Allison-Goodfellow
Worlds Apart Revisited  Pene Domries
Beginning  Alannah Journeay (2016 ARCAC Scholarship award recipient)

Displaced contemplates, and calls into question, the destruction and alteration of natural habitats for urbanization and developmental purposes. Carrie Allison-Goodfellow’s work is rooted in her identity as a mixed Indigenous European woman. Her work explores issues such as land, place, identity, histories, environmental discourses, and personal histories and concerns, using botanicals as metaphors for narrating these issues. [Click here to read more]

(from Carrie Allison-Goodfellow’s Displaced)

Mark your calendars! ARCAC/ARTsPLACE is having a yard sale next
from 9 am – 2 pm
Stop by for some art supplies and hidden treasures!
If you have art-related items to donate, please contact Cecilia at ARTsPLACE 532-7069


Call for Volunteers

Paint the Town: Get in on all the action on August 19 &20 as a Paint the Town volunteer! We are still seeking a few helping hands, both outdoors (to act as runners, bringing finished art from the artists to the auction) and indoors (in the gallery area). To volunteer please call the gallery, 902-532-7069.

Join the Fundraising Committee! ARCAC is looking for enthusiastic members to assist with an exciting new fundraising event planned for September 23. Help support the work of ARCAC in a great way! Volunteers are needed leading up to and during the event. Contact Suzanne Lee ( or email if this is something you are interested in.

Paint the Town Workshops
Paint the Town workshops are filling up fast! Click here to sign up.

There are still 3 spaces available in the Watercolour Workshop offered by Tom Forrestall (together with his daughter, Monica). ​

Tom Forrestall was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on March 11th, 1936. He grew up in Middleton and Dartmouth and began to attend art classes at the Nova Scotia College in Halifax at an early age. Forrestall is one of the leading figures associated with the visual arts in the Maritime region. Monica Forrestall is a talented artist in her own right, as well as an editor and writer. They have been painting watercolour together every summer for over 30 years.

PTT Veterans Connie Lowe-Parker and Pat Lohrenz are offering a workshop for registered Paint the Town artists, offering Tips & Tricks to make the most of the festival. Topics include preparing for plein-air painting, pricing, choosing locations, communicating with the public, and more!

Connie Lowe-Parker has been participating in Paint the Town for 12 years. Connie works in acrylics, watercolour, and ink. Pat Lohrenz is a multi-media visual artist whose work interprets landscape through pouring, scraping, collage, inks, and fluid acrylics. Pat has participated in Paint the Town for 13 years.

Youth Art Workshops
Monica Forrestall is offering  a series of FREE arts workshops to kids/tweens and teens this summer. For more information or to register, please contact Monica at
 – Saturday July 29 from 1-5 pm: “Mixed media Drawing Workshop for Teens” (ages 13-17; at ARTsPLACE)

– Saturday August 5, from 1 – 5 pm: “Creating Art for the Annapolis County Exhibition” (for all ages from 6-17; at ARTsPLACE)

– Saturday August 12, from 1-5 pm:  “Painting Workshop Focused on Acrylic and Watercolour for Teens” (ages 13-17; at ARTsPLACE)


Geoff Butler’s artist talk at SatsoGallery is this Sunday, July 16 from 1-2 pm. See poster below for details.

Spaces available in the newly formed Lucky Rabbit & Co. Artists’ House, located on the thriving Annapolis Royal Farmers’ and Traders’ Market.

Two great pop-up spots available for Saturday’s market. Artists only please.  $20 for market times or $40 for the day.


Retail/studio opportunity
Available immediately – third floor studio,350 sq’.
Third floor apartment rental an option for an artist or couple
renting a studio. Shared bathroom. Studios $350/month each. Apartment to be
negotiated. Available now.

Contact Deb Kuzyk, Lucky Rabbit & Co. 902-532-0928