The first Sunday of each month artists and makers take over the museum and shipyard in Avondale for a pop-up market featuring live demonstrations.
In July we welcome jewellers Tracey Rozee-Sirrat of Blossom Fiends, Graeme Ross of Metal Monkey Jewellery and Robert “Nithmund” Bowkett
Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to present two solo shows with paintings by Barbara McLean and sculpture by Carol Smeraldo.
When speaking about abstract art in Nova Scotia, Barbara McLean‘s name is imperative, though she began as an expressionistic landscape painter.
In Transition is about her work evolving more into abstraction with the passing of time. Barbara describes the process: “The choice was not a conscious one, the work evolved and lead me. I am still following.”
Her work in the show is charged with energy, colour and passion.
Carol Smeraldo, a potter by trade, also began creating sculpture and one-of-a-kind pieces later in her career. The sculptural work in Connections is about the ebb and flow of the creative cycle in all of us. Carol explains “It became clear to me that during the ‘down’ times a great deal is going on internally. Connections are being formed among seemingly disparate ideas, colours, motifs. Expectations begin to surface with the realization that this is actually a fertile time which cannot be rushed and the resurfacing of inspiration will follow.” Fittingly the ocean is ever present in the forms, colours and motifs of the sculptural work in the show.
Don’t miss the first glimpse of this strong exhibit and meeting the artists at the free opening reception THIS Saturday, June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
The show continues until July 28th, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here
Position Title: Grant and Outreach Coordinator
Terms of employment: Part-time contract position, 20 hours per week, 3-month term with a start date of September 5th, 2016.
The Grant and Outreach Coordinator will primarily oversee the writing and preparation of approximately 6-8 grants, which include operational grant writing and project/programming grant writing, to maintain and increase funding available to carry out the Centre for Art Tapes’ mandate. Further, the Grant and Outreach Coordinator will strive to increase the Centre for Art Tapes’ presence in the community through the development of an active membership drive campaign.
Responsibilities of the Grant and Outreach Coordinator include:
- Writing and preparing grants, reports and RFPs (request for proposals)
- Consulting with the Fund Researcher, determine the appropriate granting and funding opportunities for CFAT to pursue.
- Attending all Programming Committee meetings and supporting the programming committee by securing funding for their diverse projects and initiatives.
- Advising the Programming Committee and Programming Coordinator of upcoming grant and funding opportunities.
- Creating and leading an active membership drive campaign.
- Drafting content pertaining to membership drive campaign for the website, social media accounts and any other promotional material.
- Maintaining existing relationships between CFAT and various granting organizations in consultation with the Board of Directors.
- Representing CFAT to other organizations and the public in conjunction with other staff and the Board of Directors.
- Maintaining an organized, accessible filing system.
- Assisting with the execution of CFAT programming (art events and installations) as required.
- Submitting a monthly progress report to the Board of Directors.
Skills and attributes required:
- The right candidate will be able to learn about, understand and communicate CFAT’s vision and mission.
- Skills important to this role are: excellent communication (written and spoken), grant writing, marketing, networking, conceptual and analytical thinking.
- The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and develop positive relationships.
- The ability to work both collaboratively as a team member as well as independently is very important.
- Be energetic, outgoing, personable, and respectful.
- Familiarity with Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, are required.
- Knowledge of arts organizations, media arts (video, audio and electronics) and artist-run centres will be considered an asset.
Conditions, location of work: The Grant and Outreach Coordinator will work at the Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland Street, as well as off site periodically.
Contact information for submissions:
Please send a detailed resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com with the subject line “Grant and Outreach Coordinator”.
Closing date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 5pm
Terroir: a Nova Scotia Survey
29 artists unearth Nova Scotia’s rich visual culture in
an ambitious contemporary exhibition
June 22, 2016, HALIFAX–The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia presents Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey, an ambitious exhibition featuring works by 29 artists working in the province, mining its history and culture, and offering a diversity of production. Artists from across the province responded to an open call, and this exhibition was built exclusively from that list of respondents. The exciting range of experienced and emerging artists make for a dynamic, engaging and diverse exploration of artistic practice. From painters, weavers, sculptors, printmakers, makers of video and installation art, hookers and beyond, Nova Scotia is home to some of the country’s best artists, this is an opportunity to showcase that talent, and unearth its roots. Taking up three floors of space, Terroir is the Gallery’s feature exhibition on its summer and fall program, and promises to offer viewers an unforgettable experience.
About the Exhibition & Artists
artgalleryofnovascotia.ca/ exhibitions/terroir-nova- scotia-survey
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s largest arts museum. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, it houses the province’s art collection and offers a range of innovative exhibitions and programming
1723 Hollis St.
Where else can we find you?
6 places remain for Artists to register for this year’s Paint the Town outdoor painting festival in Annapolis Royal. A total of 80 artists, ranging from professional, emerging and amateur will descend on the small town of Annapolis Royal to create fresh art for sale at a silent auction over August 20 and 21.
The auction gallery is open from 10 am and work arrives throughout the day – eagle-eyed patrons can buy-it-now before 5 pm, after which it is auction only with final bids at 6 pm. Successful bidders will pay and take their treasures home on Saturday. The process begins again on Sunday, new work, new auction!
Auction pieces are sold at 50/50 split between the artist and the organization.
For more information on how to register visit http://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com/paint-the-town-en-plein-air.html