BEAR RIVER ARTS & ACTION NEWS

BEAR RIVER ARTS & ACTION NEWS

This site was created by Flora Doehler in 2008, Bear River resident and painter. It has been my volunteer community work for 12 years.

I repost information about music, visual arts, craft events and community events in Bear River, Nova Scotia and sometimes events in sister communities like Digby, Sandy Cove and Annapolis Royal.

If you have events to share, please email me at bearriverarts@gmail.com

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A is for ART NEWS ~ Let Us help get the word out!


Hey hey Nova Scotia Artists – if you have an event please tag us and we will share it on Instagram and Facebook. And if you want to post your event on our events page on our site please send us an image  (poster) of the event and we will post it. Just the image and one link so people can go to it for more Info.

In turn – all you art lovers looking for local events – follow us on Instagram and Facebook and check out our events page on our website for what’s happening!

Www.aisforart.ca
Instagram: Aisforart_ns

Prince Edward Island Art Auction – Seeking Consignments

Roberts Auctioneering is planning a public auction dedicated to Prince Edward Island art.

The sale is to take place in Charlottetown during the first week of August.

Details are still being confirmed.

The auctioneer is seeking consignments now.

For more information: contact Arlene Roberts at (902) 629-9675.

Soon Maritime Art List will be no more BUT Maritime Art Info is just beginning..CHECK IT OUT

https://www.maritimeartinfo.com

 


I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info!

I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-)

It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay.

It’s free to list on the website so please sign up and post your news and events! There is also an instruction guide if you’re not very techy :o)

If there is another aspect to the service that you think would be a good addition please let me know – info@maritimeartinfo.com

I would love for this to provide the same service as the Maritime Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)

Thanks,

Isobel

https://www.maritimeartinfo.com

Lunenburg Arts Fest, 2021! Registration closes July 2

Lunenburg Arts Fest, 2021!

(Formerly Paint Sea on Site)


NEW DATESAugust 7 & 8, 2021

Location – Lunenburg Nova Scotia Waterfront, Fisheries Museum Wharf (provincial COVID protocols will be in effect during this event).

This event is open to the first 40 plein air painters to register.

Also, a limited amount of wall space within the main tent and 2 outside pop up spaces will be available to non-plein air artists/artisans to display and sell work. For non-plein air artists/artisans, please express your interest and your medium on the registration page. Further details about space and process will be made available.

Participation Fee – $25 members $30 non-members. (Payment detail is noted on the registration form).

LAGS commission fee of 40% will apply to all sales.

Registration – Open – closes July 2, 2021.

REGISTER HERE https://www.lunenburgartgallery.com/laf-registration

We hope you will join us at this beautiful picturesque location for a fabulous weekend of plein air painting and art! The Bluenose II is also scheduled to be at home port.

Follow LAF on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LunenburgArtsFest)

for the most up-to-date information.

A Is For Art, a holistic platform for Nova Scotian artisans. From workshops and shows, to galleries and art news


A Is For Art, a holistic platform for Nova Scotian artisans. From workshops and shows, to galleries and art news, A Is For Art is committed to providing a one stop shop for what’s what in the local art community. Our aim is to encourage the continued growth and development of local arts and culture.

There are so many associations and opportunities for art and design that you can get caught up in just searching for what is available to you. We strive to bridge that gap and provide a base where you can promote your own event, look at what others are doing, and see what might be available to you as a local artist.

Part of our commitment will be to promote local artists, each month there will be a new featured artist. This showcase is to provide exposure and support for artists and celebrate the beauty of our art community. If you would like to be a part of that please contact us and let us know.

To register an event please visit the event submission page. Please note that these events should be art related and in Nova Scotia – they can be anything from a lecture and workshop to an exhibit or demonstration and will be listed according to the date they are being held.

Your art community is only as strong as what you put into it – so please help us grow:) If you have an association, or gallery or event that you believe should be listed here please contact us and let us know.

Email: info@aisforart.ca
Facebook: https://facebook.com/AIsForArts
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aisforart_ns

Website: aisforart.ca

Announcing the launch of Maritime Art Info!


I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info! I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-) It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay. It’s free to list on the website so please sign up and post your news and events! There is also an instruction guide if you’re not very techy :o) If there is another aspect to the service that you think would be a good addition please let me know – info@maritimeartinfo.com

I would love for this to provide the same service as the Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)

Thanks,

Isobel

https://www.maritimeartinfo.com

 

Mentorship Program Call for Applications


 

 

 

 

 


Call for Applications: Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s Mentorship Program pairs emerging artists with established artists to take part in a ten-month mentorship from September to June. Focusing on supporting the goals and ambitions of emerging artists throughout the province, mentors may be asked to provide support in any one or more of the following areas: proposal development for exhibitions, grant writing assistance, artist statement development, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, and budgeting. Over the course of the program, mentors will meet with mentees individually at least once a month, and additionally four times as a group, with the program culminating in a group exhibition.


What I learned this [pandemic] year about being an artist was how to be flexible, a transferrable skill to all aspects of life. Frances challenged me to try things that were unfamiliar, uncomfortable, with no guarantee of success. I worked with new materials (silk, polyester, lace) and worked in a new medium (animation).

The program exceeded my expectations. Frances’ wisdom, acquired from so many different experiences, was a well to draw from. Although our artistic media are different, her deep knowledge of textiles in general was very applicable to my practice and advantageous to achieving my goals. Our relationship will no doubt extend past the end of this program.

 

– Emerging Artist Andrea Tsang Jackson; Mentee, 2020 (shown with mentor Frances Dorsey in the Mentorship Program Exhibition at The Craig Gallery, July 2020).


Acknowledging the lack of diversity in our Mentorship Program in the past, we will give special consideration to artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) as well as artists from rural areas of Nova Scotia.

For more information on the program, including the full call for applications, program information, application requirements, and eligibility please visit: https://visualarts.ns.ca/program/mentorship-program/.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5pm.

Want to learn more about the Mentorship Program?
Register for the Zoom info session on Wednesday, July 7at 5pm here. If you can’t make it but want more info before applying, please get in touch.

and

Check out the current Mentorship Program’s exhibition Something Completely Different at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. The exhibition runs June 30 to July 25 with an Artist Talk from the mentees on Saturday, July 10 at 2pm over Zoom.

By investing intensely in a few dedicated individuals each year, the Mentorship Program contributes to the overall strength and sustainability of the visual arts community in Nova Scotia.


For questions, please contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca | www.visualarts.ns.ca