Our high quality Russian birch wood panels, cradled panels and Framing Essentials are still available!

Cradled and Non-Cradled Russian Birch Panels

Artists are trying to keep creative during the pandemic…and we’re here to help! Our high quality Russian birch wood panels, cradled panels and Framing Essentials are still available to local artists and art groups. Non-gessoed panels are available in 3mm and 6mm depths and our cradled panels are manufactured in standard depths of 7/8” or 1-5/8” (gallery) wood frames. We also now offer 2 and 3” depth cradles upon request at extra cost.

Made to order, when you order. Yes, we make all our panels! Whether you need 100 panels or just one, there is no minimum order. Each order is cut to your specifications and delivery is FREE within our weekly delivery area in the Annapolis Valley on orders over $100 (before HST). Delivery to Halifax/HRM is available. Custom panel orders are welcome. No minimum order.

Because of the challenges we are all currently facing, we’ve just had to change the way we provide them to make sure we all stay safe. Curbside delivery or pick up is available. We are not accepting cash at this time and we do not accept cheques. Etransfer preferred.

Contact us for our current price list or visit our website or Facebook Page to see a list of our products.

Thank you for shopping local!

Email: twisteddoorbell@gmail.com

Website: www.twisteddoorbell.com

Facebook: @twisteddoorbell

VANS is accepting New Grad Program applications

Sign up for the New Grad Program!

This 14 week program is designed to help recent graduates navigate the transition from a full time student to a professional artist. During the program, all participants will be given the opportunity to take weekly professional development workshops on topics such as budgeting, applying for grants, writing about your work, and networking. Participants will have access to a shared studio space in Halifax, studio visits from an artist/curator, and be coached by mentor Eryn Foster: a professional interdisciplinary artist and curator.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the program will take place but may look different if groups of more than 5 are still not permitted. This may include smaller meetings, online rather than in-person workshops, limited studio access, or accepting fewer than 10 in the program to better maintain physical distance. We are committed to running the New Grad Program in a way that will continue to benefit emerging artists – but as times are continuously changing we can not yet confirm exactly what the 2020 program will include.

After the three and a half month program, the students will have:

  • A working portfolio with a CV and an Artist Statement
  • A proposal that could serve as the basis for a grant, festival, gallery or residency application
  • The skills to navigate through the next step in their career
  • A built-in peer network

Dates: Program participants will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9pm between September 9 and December 9, 2020. Participants must be available for all meetings in order to participate in this program.

Cost: There will be studio fees of $15/week for each of the program participants. There is also a one-time $50 key deposit payable at the start of the program, which will be returned upon receipt of the keys at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Any recent art school grad (within 3 years of graduation) can apply but a maximum of 10 will be accepted, in a non-juried process. If you have not graduated from an art school but you are an artist in the very early stages of developing a professional career, please consider applying and get in touch. You do not have to be a VANS member at the time of application. Must be 19+ and living in Nova Scotia.

Deadline: Monday, June 22. As there are limited spaces available, early applications are preferred and will be considered in the order in which they are received. Please see the VANS website for application details. Artists with questions should get in touch with the Programming Coordinator in advance of applying.

Info session: Contact Carri at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca to request a Zoom info session.

Location: All meetings will take place in Halifax, primarily at the VANS office and at the Wonder’neath studio space located in North End Halifax. See the VANS website for details.

Previous NGP participants have said:
“The New Grad Program has been so incredibly helpful and I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to experience it. Everyone involved was great; it has been so valuable to my development as a professional artist and connected me with the community in a way I wouldn’t have been without it.”

“I had a great experience. After graduating from an intense and communal program at NSCAD, I found it difficult to transition into society. The New Grad Program helped through that odd stage.”

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the New Grad Program from the Canada Council for the Arts

For more information on this program please visit the VANS website or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
t: 902.423.4694 1.866.225.8267
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca www.visualarts.ns.ca

Teichert Gallery’s Spring Group Show: “Stay the Blazes Home” continues until June 14th

Teichert Gallery’s Spring Group Show:

“Stay the Blazes Home” continues until June 14th

Teichert Gallery presents “Stay the Blazes Home”-a virtual exhibit of diverse, original art from over 50 Nova Scotia artists. Until June 14th at teichertgallery.ca/pages/artists.

Wrong Mask Ladies – Deborah Maurer

Escape – Gwen Dueck

Red Barn Blue Shadows – Jeanne Aisthorpe

About Teichert Gallery

Teichert Gallery is Atlantic Canada’s largest non-profit art sales and rental gallery supporting more than 200 local artists. With a small team of staff and volunteers, Teichert offers over 1,000 works for sale or rent annually in the Gallery and online. For over 40 years, the Gallery has donated all profits to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to buy art for the Permanent Collection. teichertgallery.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Smith

Executive Director


902 424 3087

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The Walrus and the Whistleblower

The Walrus and the Whistleblower
Thursday, May 28 at 9 p.m. (ADT) on CBC TV

Join us in watching the World Premiere of this important film, “The Walrus and the Whistleblower” by Nathalie Bibeau.

Phil Demers is an over 40-year-old part-time mailman who lives in a bungalow across the creek from MarineLand, the iconic amusement park in Niagara Falls, where he had his dream job as an animal trainer for over a decade. He swam with killer whales and ran the show, until he quit and blew the whistle, making claims of animal abuse and calling for an end to the near 60-year-old practice of keeping marine mammals in pools.

Known in the media as the @walruswhisperer, Demers has amassed 27,000 followers on Twitter, has appeared four times on the Joe Rogan show, has testified before the Canadian Senate, and is being sued for $1.5 million for plotting to steal Smooshi, the walrus.

Demers and Smooshi had become an inseparable pair when she first arrived at MarineLand as a baby, and together they became a viral sensation in the early days of social media. He gave her a sense of security, she gave him a sense of purpose. Now, he’s embroiled in a stranger-than-fiction custody battle to #savesmooshi.

This character-driven film pierces the veneer of a media story that has been bubbling away in the filmmaker’s hometown for decades, with access to her childhood acquaintance at the centre of it. We follow Demers as he champions a law to ban the captivity of whales and dolphins, faces a lawsuit entering its 8th year, and spirals around an aching loss of identity.

The Walrus and the Whistleblower is a personal tale that plays out against the swell of a paradigm shift in our relationship with animals. At its heart are questions of compassion for others, humans and animals alike, the nuances of all our stories, and the hills we are willing to die on.

“The Walrus and the Whistleblower” CBC News. Retrieved May 25, 2020, www.cbc.ca.


Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St.

PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0


We’re Open,

& also available by appointment

Photo: Sylvie Mousseau pour Acadie Nouvelle

  • We’ve shortened our hours of operation and are now open to the public 3 days a week.

  • We’ve taken all safety and hygiene measures seriously to insure you have a safe visit.

  • We know you might not feel comfortable visiting the Gallery during our public hours. Know that we are available for Private in Gallery Appointments & Virtual Appointments Any Day of the Week.

  • Nous avons raccourci nos heures d’ouverture et sommes ouverts au public 3 jours par semaine.

  • Nous avons pris les mesures de sécurité et d’hygiène au sérieux pour vous assurer une visite en toute sécurité.

    Nous savons que vous ne sentez peut-être pas à l’aise de visiter la Galerie pendant nos heures d’ouverture. Sachez que nous sommes disponibles pour des rendez-vous privés en galerie et des rendez-vous virtuels, tous les jours de la semaine

Check out our online Gallery at appleart.co

View and Shop by Artist

Just click on the Artist and browse their portfolio.

We’re always available to send you the extra information you require.

Searching for a local gift?

View and shop the Boutique for pottery, original prints, woodwork and more.

We’ve put together a nice selection of locally made items that stay in the $15 to $200 price range. Items are being added every week.

Search by Artist, Collection or Price.

We offer:

Free local delivery

Financing for purchasing

Financing for leasing

*Original Artwork is Always Tax Deductible

Un gros Merci à l’Acadie Nouvelle et Sylvie Mousseau de toujours montrer de l’interest dans notre petite Galerie et les Arts!

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Suite#200 – 2nd Floor,

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CALL for Submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition

Call for Scores

The Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) is soliciting innovative submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has altered our world and especially in-person choral singing, we are looking for compositions that transcend the current limitations of singing together – choral music that is performable by singers spread throughout Canada. This competition is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The CCC strongly encourages composers of diverse backgrounds and experiences to submit works for consideration.

Compositions should leverage technological supports but not rely solely on a ‘virtual choir’ platform. Choral innovations could include, but not be limited to: a combination of pre-recorded and live material, conducted and/or unconducted processes, and the use of other technologies which would be readily available to singers. The composition should be 2-4 minutes in total length and written for a cappella mixed chamber choir (divisi possible, 20 singers minimum). The winning composition will demonstrate a thoughtful, creative use of technology to create a choral piece that unites geographically separated singers and expresses emotions experienced by artistic communities during the pandemic.

This is the 3rd Choral Composition Competition sponsored by the Canadian Chamber Choir. Our mission is to celebrate and champion Canadian choral music by engaging in a diverse musical narrative that strengthens the choral community. Our Canada 150 competition was won by Alberta composer, Garrett Krause for his composition, “The Maple.” The song is featured on our recently released album. Seasons of Life and Landscape and is published by Cypress Choral Music.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2020. The winning composer will receive a $2,000 cash prize as well as a virtual performance of their work, in consultation with the CCC Artistic Team.


The piece must be for a cappella SATB chamber choir (with or without divisi parts) **Singers will NOT be able to be gathered in one geographical location. Individual singers will be located all over Canada.**

  • Submissions must be a single piece, 2-4 minutes in length. Multi-movement pieces will not be accepted.
  • Composers must have secured the legal rights to the text(s) set or the text must be in the public domain.
  • Composers submitting works must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • PDF is the only format that will be accepted. No paper manuscripts please.
  • Submissions must be original compositions. Arrangements will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must not have been previously performed, published, or commissioned.
  • Please ensure the composer’s name does not appear anywhere on the score.
  • Each submission requires a $25 application fee, payable by transfer to treasurer@canadianchamberchoir.ca.
  • Composers may submit more than one composition but the application fee is required for each piece.

Click here for a printable summary of the competition guidelines.

For more information, please email the CCC General Manager thecccgm@gmail.com

To submit a piece for the competition, please email the submission to competition@canadianchamberchoir.ca.

Full details can be found on our website: https://canadianchamberchoir.ca/welcome/ccc-launches-2020-choral-composition-competition/

Online Private Organic Songwriting Sessions with Jim Henman

A message from Jim Henman, performer, songwriter and founding member of Canada’s April Wine and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Are you isolated, or quarantined, or bored and looking for a new adventure during these strange days. If so you might want to consider my Private Organic Songwriting sessions online. I have been using the Organic Songwriting Method with my audiences at smaller venues for almost 5 years now and have wanted to take it online. NOW seems the right time! So if you or anyone you know (12 and older), is interested in a private songwriting adventure contact me privately thru messenger. PLEASE SHARE and CLICK link below for more Songwriting Session info, song samples and more at http://jimhenman.com/?p=2862

If you are interested in taking part in the Organic Songwriting Sessions drop me an email at henmanaj@gmail.com or contact me thru messenger. ~Jim Henman




At Art Lab we’ve not cancelled any of our courses beyond the end of June. So we will encourage you to sign up for any of our courses. We’ll be limiting the numbers of students in order to maintain social distancing protocols. IF we have to cancel a full refund will be given. We may also move some courses to an on line course if necessary and any student signed up for the onsite course will have preference to move to the on line format if that’s their wish.
Keep well – Michael@ Art Lab..
Contact info@artlabstudios.ca for more information or sign up on line at www.parrsborocreative.com