Call for Artists Deadline for Application Monday, May 2

Attention all artists; the Truro Art Acquisition Show is being held from May 9th-27th at the McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus, 36 Arthur Street, Truro.This year marks the tenth anniversary, of the Art Acquisition Program, established in 2006, to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the historic development and lifestyle of Truro. Each year, a selection committee views and purchases one piece of work valued up to $750, to be placed on permanent public display in the Truro Civic Building at 695 Prince Street.

It is a special opportunity and one worthy of consideration. All visual artists, from painters and sculptors to rug hookers, carvers and photographers are encouraged to enter up to three pieces of their work and there is no entry fee. Show Entry Application forms are available at The Douglas Street recreation Centre, 40 Douglas Street, Truro, or email Administrative Assistant Stephanie Milbury at or call for more information 902 893-6078. The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016

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Art Show and Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

Come and see a unique combination event.
Steele Mazda is pleased to present 3 local artists from May 2nd to May 7th, 2016. Come in and see works (Art and Photography) by Judy MacIntosh, Cathie Hubley and Diane Porter and also explore the Steele Mazda spring line up. As an added Bonus there will be a draw for a piece of Art at the end of the week in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Steele Mazda
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS
Call 902 457-3610 or Steele Mazda at 902 462 6600 for more information.

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