Jack’s Gallery The Art of Will Cooper

The Art of Will Cooper, A Selection of Recent Works 

October 18 to November 29, 2020

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2


Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display.

For submission forms please email jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.c

Visual Voice Fine Art~ New — ONLINE Exhibit & Shop!

Visual Voice Fine Art Gallery

Christmas Art & Craft Show 2020

This is a sampling of our current art show, please note art changes constantly as these unique pieces sell. Call 902-VIEWING (843-9464) to purchase.https://visual-voice.ca/exhibit/


Buy by phone and receive FREE DELIVERY (min $25 purchase) within Colchester County, Pictou County and East Hants to your doorstep; Free HRM delivery at a drop-off in Dartmouth Crossing.

Visual Voice is located at 128 King Street |Truro | NS

(902) 843.9464

Reg. hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 12:30 to 5pm.


Please join us for Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29

Please join us for our 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook fromThursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art Chocolate Lake Studio Green Monster Brushstrokes, On The Flip Side Artworks and Furnishings by Liz Cole, RRoth Art along with our guest artists Arthead East Creations and Rhonda Barrett.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event: Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale at https://www.facebook.com/events/435306364119626.

The LSA Winter 2021 Schedule has arrived! Our Winter 2021 workshops are now open for registration!

Introducing Our Winter 2021 Workshop Schedule!

Our Winter 2021 workshops are now open for registration!
For more information or to register, please visit:

PLEASE NOTE: Our School is continuing to monitor and adhere strictly to the safe guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority. With respect to Social Distancing restrictions our maximum class size is ten (10), including the instructor. The wearing of Masks is mandatory upon entering our School and will be provided for those who need one. Hand Sanitizer will also be provided. Our School will only be accepting students who have not traveled outside of Nova Scotia within 14 days of the start-date of their chosen workshop. Please do not enter our School if you are suffering any of the well publicized COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with a person who is awaiting test results. Our School will keep in touch should there be any tightening of guidelines, schedule changes or cancellations due to the Pandemic.

One of a Kind Mug Making
Jodi Beazley
Mondays, January 11 – March 22 / 10 classes / 9am – 12pm / $400
HERE to learn more or register

Independent Studio: Ceramics
Kara Highfield
Mondays, Jan. 11 – March 29 / 10 classes + pick up / 1pm – 5pm / $450
HERE to learn more or register

Colour Pop! Stencil Screen-Printing
Inbal Newman
Mondays, January 11 – March 1 / 8 classes / 2pm – 5pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Textured Tuesdays: Hand-building
Marla Benton
Tuesdays, January 12- March 2 / 7 classes + pick up / 9am – 1pm / $400
HERE to learn more or register

Creating with Clay: All Levels
Kara Highfield
Tuesdays, January 12 – March 23 / 10 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Pushing Colour & Light: Painting with Acrylics
Sharon Cranston
Tuesdays, January 12- February 9 / 5 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $150
HERE to learn more or register

Wheelie Wednesdays: Wheel Throwing
Marla Benton
Wednesdays, Jan. 13 – March 3 / 7 classes + pick up / 9am – 1pm / $400
HERE to learn more or register

‘Lots’ of Land: Painting Inside the Lines
Amanda Rohdenizer
Wednesdays, January 13 – March 24 / 10 classes / 2pm – 4:30pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Soup-er Bowl: Wheel Throwing
Jodi Beazley
Wednesdays, January 13 – March 24 / 10 classes / 6pm – 9pm / $400
HERE to learn more or register

The Sea in Me: Mixed Media Drawing
Michael Peters
Wednesdays, January 13 – March 24 / 10 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $325
HERE to learn more or register

Saturday Social: Hand-building for Beginners
Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey
Saturdays, Jan. 16 – March 27 / 10 classes / 9:30am – 12pm / $225-$350
HERE to learn more or register

Oil Painting Fundamentals 2: Techniques & Refinement 
Heather Sayeau
Tuesdays, January 19- March 30 / 10 classes / 1pm – 4pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Pure Pigment at your Fingertips: Painting with Pastels
Sharon Cranston
Tuesdays, February 23 – March 30 / 5 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $150
HERE to learn more or register

Crochet the Day Away: Rug Crocheting
Doris Miles
Saturday, March 20 / 1 class / 10am – 4pm / $100
HERE to learn more or register


Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Open Grants accepting applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) groups, galleries, organizations, and/or collectives

Open Grants

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is accepting applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) groups, galleries, organizations, and/or collectives to create new arts programming or enhance existing arts programming in their community. We have expanded the Open Grants program so that a gallery, group or collective could apply for up to $500 to assist with costs related to an activity. For this year, only groups from the BIPOC community are eligible to apply.

Mandate: The intention of the Open Grants program is to create new programming or enhance existing programming to encourage creative endeavors and art engagement in communities across Nova Scotia.

Eligibility: Any BIPOC group, gallery, organization, or collective in Nova Scotia can apply for up to $500 to assist with costs related to creative endeavors and art engagement activities. Each group/ gallery/ collective is eligible for one grant per year and there will be at least six grants available. This year we have updated the eligibility so only BIPOC groups can apply. We want to ensure that Open Grants supports what is needed in the community, but limits tokenization in arts organizations.

Criteria: Applicants must fill out the short application form found on the VANS website. All applications will be reviewed by a jury and all applicants will be notified of the results. We will not accept applications for a previously funded project (such as a recurring fundraiser, exhibition or annual event). However, if galleries, groups, and collectives had been funded in the past they could apply for a different project.

Deadline: Applications are now open with a deadline of January 10, 2021 at 5pm (for projects happening by December 2021).

Application: We do not prescribe how funds must be spent; however, priority will be given to special projects, collaborations or enhancing programming that has an aspect of community engagement (including workshops, educational programming, artist talks, and community enhancement). Applicants are required to provide in the form below: a description of the project or activity, requested amount, and how these funds will assist them. For this year all activities must conform to COVID-19 protocols so briefly describe how your activity will follow provincial regulations.

Please read the full program description and call for applications on the VANS website: https://visualarts.ns.ca/program/open-grants/

Special thanks to Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique and Letterpress Studio for their fundraising efforts and support of the Open Grants program this year! Core program support is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information about the program, application and guidelines, visit the Open Grants page on the VANS website or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Lunenburg Art Gallery “20 Landscapes of Nova Scotia” by Cleah Bunting


UPDATED NOVEMBER 24th ~ show canceled until further notice

New Covid-19 restrictions from the province are asking we close things down for the next two weeks.

November 28th and 29th (Sat. & Sun)

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at The Lunenburg Art Gallery

20 Artworks by Cleah Bunting

Lunenburg Art Gallery

194B Lincoln St.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia



** Both NSCAD ART SUPPLY and DESERRES now have supplies! Get yours now at either store or arrange curbside pick up OR have them shipped out too! Or make your own surfaces..



YES! The show will go on! We need ART now more than ever! It may feel a little bit different, but we are working hard now to make sure it is still a fun in-person experience that will be safe for all to attend as well as enjoy from abroad to homes all around the world. This will be our 17th year for PRE-SHRUNK in 2021! Want to be part of our Pre-Shrunk show? It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! Our much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists, so take a look at the guidelines below and start making some art!


  • Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. We do not want artists to use the thin cardboard canvas or masonite boards as they are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show.
    • If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit.
    • Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.
    • We ask that you do NOT attach hanging devices (ie wire, hooks, d-rings, etc). The gallery will take care of this for continuity.
    • If you are working on paper it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. (you can ask us about this)
    • Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed (ie sprayed) to protect the work.
    • You can work in any medium you chose (ie watercolour, oil, graphite, etc.)
    • Submissions must be new and not previously shown.
      • Your name
      • Phone number and email address
      • Titles of pieces and materials used to create the work
      • Images in a jpeg format, titled as indicated below.

Please title your image files as follows

      • Last name, first initial, title of piece, number of submission
      • Ex: McGuireC_GreenRoom01.jpg, McGuireC_BlueRoom02.jpg, McGuireC_PinkRoom03.jpgMcGuireC_OrangeRoom04.jpg, McGuireC_RedRoom05.jpg



If the jury selects your work you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. We will not be notifying anyone of their acceptance in the show prior to the submission deadline and the jury meeting.


    • Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Please keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.
  • DeSerres (1546 Barrington St, Halifax) and the NSCAD Art Supply Store (1874 Hollis St, Halifax) have kindly ordered pre-made 4×5” canvas and boards to supply artists wanting to participate in this show. Supplies are limited. You can also make your own surfaces to paint on.

SHOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FRIDAY JANUARY 29th from 7-10PM* (note we will be open one hour longer this year on opening night, to make sure everyone gets to see the show that wants to that evening, however the following day is a great time as well)

    • Please phone, email or drop in to the gallery if you have any questions regarding the show – 902.425.9456. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


From your pals at Argyle Fine Art,

Adriana Afford and Andre Dumont

1559 Barrington St, Halifax , NS

902.425.9456 gallery@argylefa.com

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


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ZOOM Visible Mending Online Workshop Saturday 28 November

Visible Mending Online Workshop

Learn the art of visible mending in this 3 hour interactive online mending workshop.

Breathe new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish your well-loved items using traditional boro and sashiko stitching techniques.

This interactive workshop blends traditional mending techniques with some modern tricks to mend your jeans into wearable art.

Each participant will create their own sashiko stitched sampler to practice the stitches, and learn how to apply their new knowledge to mend a pair of jeans.

For this workshop, you can purchase materials for the workshop for $20, which will be mailed to you, or you can choose to collect them from the Tare Shop in Halifax.

After signing up, I will email you all of the details with the link to connect to our Zoom meeting. I will also send you a reminder email a couple of days before class.


And, as an added bonus, you will receive:

    • Join the online Zen Stitchers Community, where you can meet other like minded people, share projects and inspiration.


When: 1-4pm Saturday 28 November, Atlantic Standard Time

Where: from the comfort of your own home (online using Zoom)

Cost: $50

Register online: https://zenstitching.ca/workshops-2/2020/11/28/sashikoonlineworkshop


Kate Ward



Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Lumiere Artist

2020 Truro Art Society – President

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

Online Sashiko Courses

Private Organic Songwriting sessions online with Canadian Music Hall of Fame 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