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Summer Student Employment Opportunity

The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), Annapolis Royal, is hiring a Summer Student for the role of Assistant to the Gallery director. Applicants must have completed Grade 12 and be registered for full-time courses the following academic year. Applicants must show a keen interest in the arts, community, volunteerism and beorganised, reliable, able to work weekends for a period between June 1 and September 1, 2018 (depending on availability, high-school graduate or University/college student). The job requires a basic level of physical fitness (to assist with exhibition, program and event set-up, as well as art running at Paint the Town.)

Send an updated resume, indicating relevant experience, including two references and cover letter to with the subject line STUDENT for the attention of HR Committee by Friday, May 25.

Description – Full-time seasonal, 35hrs/week, $11/per hour


WORKSHOPS coming up in JUNE 9 & 10, JULY 14 & 15!


Large-scale Watercolour Flowers with

Carrie Allison-Goodfellow

2-day workshop
June 9 & 10, 10 – 4 pm
$150 ARCAC Member
$175 Non-member
Maximum 10
About Carrie Alison
(15% discount if booked with Botanical Drawing for Beginners workshop) This workshop will introduce large-scale watercolour techniques with a focus on completing a large scale (22” x 30”) flower painting. Students will be asked to bring in their own subject material, an image they wish to enlarge and replicate.

Botanical Drawing for Beginners with

Carrie Allison-Goodfellow

2-day workshop
July 14 & 15, 10 – 4 pm
$150 ARCAC Member
$175 Non-member
Maximum 10 (ONLY 3 PLACES left)
About Carrie Alison
(15% discount if booked with Large-Scale Watercolour Flowers workshop)This workshop will introduce students to botanical drawing techniques and practices. This will be a two-day workshop that explores botanical drawing from life. We will focus on line, tone, value
,colour and composition in both dry and wet mediums. The purpose of this workshop will be to introduce students to botanical drawing and get them comfortable to be able to include the practice in their everyday sketchbooks.


ARTsPLACE Scholarship Recipient 2017
Megan Hyslop Natural Clowning

Megan Hyslop, artist/scholar, Natural Clowning. My participatory program (one afternoon only) is part of my arts-based doctoral studies out of Concordia University. I have been investigating my experiences in theatrical clowning and land connection as a non-Indigenous woman living in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia, how these have contributed to my own wholistic
well being, and eventually, how this could be a well-being practice for others in the current Canadian context of decolonization and reconciliation. You are invited to attend the program for activities and participant dialogue via art mediums. We will be outdoors for part of the afternoon unless it is raining, so please dress for the weather. Please note that for ethics purposes, this is an adults-only event; you will be invited to fill out a consent form so that the contents of the program could be included in my dissertation. I wish to thank ARCAC for their support and for choosing me for one of their 2017 scholarships.

Saturday, June 16th, 2-4 at ARCAC. Contact Megan, for more information.



Paint the Town Workshops

Have you been an artist during “Paint the Town”? If so, you probably have helpful ideas and hints that you could present to artists who have signed up to participate. Some workshops may be presented weeks before this year’s “Paint the Town” (Aug. 18 &19) and others may be presented in the days just prior to the weekend.

Contact Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director at with PTT in the subject, by June 1st, if you have a proposal for the program committee to consider.


A new trend in the art world has emerged that gives interested folks a chance to see experimental ‘fresh’ art in person. Known as pop-ups, these spaces enable artists to share experiments, test new ideas, and present in a non-traditional setting.

ARTsPLACE is making a space available on the main floor (formerly the library) for artists to create their own pop-ups – these can be one-day ‘events’ or longer. Contact Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director, if you have a proposal for the program committee to consider Note: the downstairs space and galleries (kitchen/washroom) are wheelchair accessible.

Room dimensions 14′ (no window) x 9.5 (window) x 9′ (window) x 10′ ceilings.

This is not a call for static exhibitions and is open to all art forms from (and not limited to) visual, spoken word, music, writing, textiles, design, performance… ongoing call. There is no fee for this program, but the use of space/gallery/promotion is provided free of charge. with POPUP as the subject.