The 18th annual Great Little Art Show

Each May we begin our season with an art show highlighting new work by established and emerging artists from Hants County and beyond.
Organized by the Hants County Arts Council, The Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in our community and is a significant fundraiser for the Avon River Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard.

All are welcome to join us for the Opening Reception, Friday May 6th at 7pm.

Live Music by the Basin Brother, Cash Bar, Appetizers by the Flying Apron Cookery

Admission: Adults $8, Children under 12 free!

Viewing times throughout May – Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children under 12 free!

2016 Participating Artists:

Anne Clattenburg
Gail Davis
Andrew Fisher
Brian Fraser
Sylvia Fullerton
Carol Goodwin
Peter Gordon
Denise Grandy
Emma Greer
Ken Greer
Robin Jones
Melissa Labrador
Rose Marie MacDonald
Kelly Mitchelmore
Diane Porter
Tacha Reed
Liz Robinson
Lynn Rodgers
Ruth Ross
Cara Sawka
School Street Glass
Al Simm
Susan Sweet
Jerry Walsh
Dora Warren Davis

The Nova Scotia Printmakers bring their exploration of local through fine printmaking to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design April 30th.

Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking, the Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and traveling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.

Join us for the opening reception of A Sense of Belonging, which will take place Saturday, April 30th, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

A Sense of Belonging will be showcased in the Centre’s Loft from April 30 – May 27, 2016.


About the Project
Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking.
The Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and travelling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.  You can see a video tour of the exhibition here.

Participating Nova Scotia Printmakers:

Bonnie Baker, Diana Baldwin, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau, Diane Castonguay Rosati, Michael Comeau, Maria Doering, Suzanne Gauthier, Hannah Genosko, Kate Georgallas, Tyler Grieve, Micheline Gushue, Dyan Hatanaka, Janet Larkman, Bob Morouney, Tony Myers, Dan O’Neill, Michiel Oudemans, Dave Power, Julie Rosvall, Sera Senakovicz, Anna Syperek, Karen Thomas
Janel Warmington, Sally Warren

CONTACT: Julie Rosvall



3654 Highway 366, Tidnish, N.S.






Established or emerging artists are invited to submit artworks in any medium for a juried exhibition.

Artwork must:

  • Measure exactly 6 inches by 6 inches. Work of other dimensions will not be accepted.
  • Be on a sturdy surface that can be wall hung (work on paper can be mounted on wood)
  • Be unframed and have a hanging device, wire or hooks with a ¼ inch (approx) opening (to

accept S-hooks or picture hangers).


Note: The Mount Allison University Bookstore (62 York St, Sackville, N.B, ph 506-364-2267) carries 6 X 6 canvas and wood panel boards acceptable for this exhibition, prices $3.50 to $5.00.  Some dollar stores may carry similar products.


Delivery of work no later than 1 p.m. Friday August 12th and pickup on Saturday, September 6th.

Mailed pieces must be sent in re-usable mailers with return postage included.



Submissions may be emailed

or posted toTidnish Bridge Art Gallery c/o 3314 Hwy 366, Tidnish Bridge, N.S. B4H 3X9


Please include:

  • Your name, email, postal address & phone number


  • Photos of not more than three (3) pieces of your work
    • Submit these as JPEG files (total of all attachments not to exceed 4 meg per email)
    • Label each photo file with the your name and title of image (e.g., MarySMITH.Daisies).

If you do not have email access, you may post a CD with your photos. Write your name on the CD.  Include a self addressed stamped envelope if you want the CD returned.


  • List of photos submitted indicating title, medium, size and year of completion of each work.


  • Indication if pieces are to be for sale (or not) and the prices you expect. Gallery will add a commission.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, June 15th


EXHIBITION OPENS                 SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th with reception from 1 to 4 p.m.



Please phone 902-661-3205 if you have any questions


Exhibition Support from Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledged:

Artist Bryan Maycock explores mapping along Nova Scotia shorelines in a trinity of works at The Craig Gallery

Please join us for an evening of welcoming Bryan Maycock to The Craig Gallery

Bryan Maycock, Alignment-Beach-Harbour

at The Craig Gallery

Opening Wednesday, May 4th, 7-9PM

Wine and Cheese, FREE Public Event, ALL WELCOME!

Exhibit runs May 5-29

“Beach maps reference the ephemeral, graphic quality of tidal action on sand interpreted as split-complementary palettes. Harbours are rooted in history, but their realization is a layering of colour and texture. Alignment’s, reduce the map to ten points along a not-altogether-arbitrary line that searches out images of human interaction with land and sea. Thereafter, it’s all about the paint. ”  ~Bryan Maycock

Bryan has been researching maps for various reasons over the last decade(s) and has developed, through this exploration of documents and physical mapping of territories of his own, a thematically abstracted pathway from and to permanent remnants of man made markings and representations of human interaction with the Nova Scotia Coast.

Through paintings and found objects, he expresses these discoveries in a trinity of series. On display at The Craig Gallery through May 2016. We are thrilled to welcome Bryan, please join us!


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.


Coming Home,The Parish House Series by Ian McKinnon Opening, 7 pm on Friday, 29 April

Tatmagouche E-vite N-2

During childhood, Ian McKinnon’s family made yearly summer trips “from away” to Home – to Wallace Station.  ‘Home’ was where his parents and grandparents had been born and raised.  When McKinnon was 12 years old, his family returned to live in the maternal ancestral house – close to the crossing in Wallace Station – and although he went out from here to pursue an art career in his early twenties, this place never left him.   Recently, the North Shore landscape began to appear in his drawings & paintings – and this exhibition brings his artwork Home to the place that inspires him

Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30

Welcome Spring blooms with us, during the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 4 pm, in Summer Gardens (street level) 1470 Summer St. (cor. Spring Gdn. Rd.) Halifax. Some real blooms will be on display as well. Interested new members welcome. Artists will be on site. You may also view some work in progress. Free Admission


The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: a collaborative residency project between Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering.


Studio Residency from May 28th – June 4th, 2016
At The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For images please visit:

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between, a collaborative residency project between New York City based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, NS based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for over 12 years, Fiona and Maria are reunited in the studio for the first time since 2007 to work on a large format collaborative drawing project in the spacious studio space at the I.C.C.A. between May 28th and June 4th, 2016.

The two women have collaborated through different approaches over the years, and have exhibited work together in New Jersey and Connecticut under the show title Retrospective on Intimacy. During their stay at the I.C.C.A., they will be continuing a drawing collaboration that began two years ago and has continued through mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. Maria and Fiona will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. The artist duo will take this energy and push their explorations to larger scale during their residency stay in Inverness.

During their stay they will be offering a series of workshops at the I.C.C.A. around the idea of artist collaborations and are excited to share their experience and energy with anyone interested. Please find details below.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio and say hello. The best time to see much of the weeks progress will be during their open studio event on Friday, June 3rd, from 6-8pm.



Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants,  6-9 pm)
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with your favourite art buddy!
Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy.
To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at and by phone at 902.258.2533
Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event
Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.


Fiona Chinkan is a New York City based artist. Fiona began her signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany the graffiti lettering she was exploring at the time. Over the years, she has developed the lines and forms as a means of expressing herself and interpreting the world around her. She graduated Cum Laude in 2007 from the University of Hartford Art School with a BFA with concentration in Visual Communication Design and minors in Photography and Art History. She moved to New York City post graduation to pursue a career in graphic design. She works as a digital art director in the fashion industry with clients such as Coach, Kenneth Cole and Victoria’s Secret. In her own work, Fiona has created image remixes, which combine both photography and drawing. Most recently, she has shown in Hartford, CT as part of the group show “PINK!” and been featured on Instagram accounts, such as @taxcollective, @makermentors and @atomdraw.

Fiona creates out of her Brooklyn-based studio. You can see more of her work and follow her for daily drawings on instagram

Maria Doering is a German artist, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA Summa Cum Laude from Hartford Art School in 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History, then completed a MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2010.

Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Calgary, Montréal, Kelowna and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy and Taiwan. She has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the current president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers representing more than 60 provincial artists.

In 2016 Maria’s print “The Old Soul” will be on display at the International Print Biennial: 2016 ROC at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art.

She currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth. A broad selection of her work can be viewed at

16th Annual Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Group exhibition and sale

The 16th Annual Aspotogan Arts & Crafts Group exhibition and sale is being held on May 7th and 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the District 1 Community Centre in Blandford, 30 Firehall Road. We invite you to stop by and enjoy our many artworks which include ceramic creations, fibre art, paintings in all mediums, pottery and woodworking. Free admission, daily demonstrations and refreshments available.