Still time to bring in work, Exhibit Opening, Summer Camps


Still time to bring in your work – Exhibit opening – Summer Camps

 At Chester Art Centre, we want to continue to reassure you that we have been carefully following government rules and recommendations to manage the risks of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure everyone at the centre is safe and healthy. That means when you come by, we recommend you wear a safe (but lovely) mask, sanitize your hands, and keep the fashionable 6-foot distance.

EXHIBIT OPENING! Drop-in opening reception July 9, 4-6 p.m.



Doors Wide Open runs July 9-23. We’re so excited to share the wonderful collection that is coming in the doors – we’re planning a drop-in soft opening of the Doors Wide Open exhibit on Thursday, July 9 from 4-6 p.m. Listen to live music by Jamie Junger, wander through the exhibit and enjoy some refreshments as we move everyone through a safely distanced event. 

If you can’t join us on opening day, not to worry – there’s plenty of opportunity to come in and see what everyone’s talking about! 

Exhibit hours are:

Monday to Friday: by chance, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday July 11 and July 18: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday July 12 and July 19: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Still time to enter: If you’ve been thinking about joining our exhibition but aren’t quite sure you should…the answer is YES. Bring in your creative work, as we’re showing a full range of types, skill, ability – and it’s all gorgeous! We want to see what you’ve been up to in this time of isolation, quarantine, social distancing and home-time.

We are opening our doors to everyone to bring us what you’ve been working on, to help us launch our re-opening exhibition.

Exhibition pieces can be brought to the Centre (please call ahead 902-275-5789 to arrange drop off) any time until July 6, 2020.



Summer Camps Scheduled

You’ve asked, and we’ve brought them back – with pandemic protocols and maximum limits, we are able to offer our popular summer camps this year.

Give your child an opportunity to explore art this summer! Chester Art Centre has amazing hands-on interactive art camps for children in two sessions this summer. Camps are limited to 10 participants in each age range. Physical distancing and pandemic protocols will be in place. Cost: $115/child per week.

Sessions: July 27-31, 2020 and August 10-14, 2020

Mornings 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Ages 5-7

Afternoons 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Ages 8-10

Call 902-275-5789 to reserve/register, as spots are filling!

Yours in imagination,

Kathleen Long,
Executive Director

https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/about
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Gallery 97 new show “Nova Scotia Connection”

Gallery 97 – new show – “ Nova Scotia Connection” July 8 th 10am to 12 noon.

Please e mail raesmith@ns.sympatico.ca with photos of max. 2 paintings , no larger than 16”x20” (canvas size) ,work should pertain to subject of the show. Entry cost $5.00/painting. Proper hanging wire.

Also Artist please type a couple of paragraphs of what Nova Scotia is to you and why you choose this subject. This will be put on display under your painting. Please send this to Jude Caborn at Email: jcaborn50 @hotmail.com.

Gallery 97 is located at radio station 97.5 at 11 Glendale Ave. Lower Sackville , Nova Scotia

Chester Art Centre : Call to Artists, Try Sketching, Love Rocks!


Slowly re-opening – get ready for an exhibit – and try some sketching!

 At Chester Art Centre, we are thrilled that the COVID-19 curve has gone the right way and that it means gentle re-openings throughout our community – including at CAC. We want to continue to reassure you that we have been carefully following government rules and recommendations to manage the risks of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure everyone at the centre is safe and healthy.

THIS WEEKEND – Sketching Tour Sunday June 28, 2-4 p.m.

Love where we live and explore our backyards while stretching your sketching skills!

Join guide Lisa Hrabowsky as she takes you on an exploration of a walkable destination from Chester Art Centre in Chester village, while participating in activities designed to get your sketching skills started or honed. All levels of skill can attend – we’ll even provide supplies if you need them!

$10/person. Physical distancing protocols. Register by sending us a note on our website registration form.



Call for Exhibition Entries: Special Call to South Shore creatives, artists and crafters of all age and skill! Chester Art Centre wants to see – and show off – what our local creative souls have been up to in this time of isolation, quarantine, social distancing and home-time.

We are opening our doors to everyone to bring us what you’ve been working on, to help us launch our re-opening exhibition.

Exhibition pieces can be brought to the Centre (please call ahead 902-275-5789 to arrange drop off) any time until July 6, 2020.

We can’t wait to see your work!



Share the love: Love rocks! Find a rock. Paint it. Share it. Live it… and LOVE! 

It’s that simple. We recommend a heart, but paint whatever you like to show the love to our neighbours, our community, our visitors, our front-line workers, our seniors, our youth, anyone who needs a little love. Maybe those heart-rocks will end up a world away, or in a yard or a pocket, bringing that Maritime brand of friendly care with it.

At Chester Art Centre we’ll have rocks ready to paint on our porch, and ready-to-paint kits will be available at Chester Tourism pop-up sites throughout the municipality over the summer.

Snap a selfie or take a pic of your Heart Rock and tag it with #LOVErocsmoc and #LOVEwhereyoulive…now, go and ROCK ON!



Get your Kits:  Series 2 Grab & Go Art Kits are in the house –  get them while we have them! Whip up a friendship bracelet to let a neighbour know you care; practice your stitching on a Handstitched Hound, make some fabric with the magic of water and wool with a Wet Felting kit or pull together a pin loom mat or pouch with our Mini-Loom kits! We have ready-to-paint primed Art Rocks and Story Rocks kits, or try your hand at Watercolour or Acrylic with squirts of paint, brushes and canvases – all in carry cases.

Reserve them here and we can deliver to your porch or plan pick-up from ours.  Also, If you or someone you know would really benefit from a kit  – and it’s a choice between that and necessities – let us know, as our wonderful donors are helping us support our community.



Yours in imagination,

Kathleen Long,
Executive Director


Chester Art Centre Association, 60 Queen St., PO Box 654, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada

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.


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.


The benefits and impact of the program rely on participants’ enthusiasm, openness and initiative in the program and their commitment to the development of their artwork.

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 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5pm.

Want to learn more about the Mentorship Program? Register for the Zoom info session on Thursday, July 2 at 3pm 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 Remote Probabilities at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. The exhibition runs July 8 to August 2 with an Artist Talk from the mentees on Saturday, July 11 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

https://www.facebook.com/VisualArtsNovaScotia/


 

Let’s fill the gallery with art! LUNENBURG ART GALLERY

It’s on! Let’s fill the gallery with art!
LUNENBURG ART GALLERY
ALL MEMBERS ALL SUMMER SHOW

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, August 30, 2020

 

  • Intake/Registration: June 28 and 29 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING: Jeff Gibson – 902-990-0277 thepinkjaguar1956@gmail.com
  • There will be no more than two people registering in each time slot, for physical distancing
  • Size: No larger than 36” X 48”
  • Two pieces of art per member; replacements as your art sells
  • No email pre-registration required
  • Bring Title, Medium, Size, & Price when you bring in art.
  • All artwork must be ready to hang
  • Artists may pay for their membership when they deliver their art to the gallery; credit/debit cards only

The Lunenburg Art Gallery Society Board earlier canceled all scheduled art shows in the gallery for the 2020 season due to Covid-19 restrictions and the lack of volunteer participation in the running of the gallery.

Since that time, the Board has struck a committee to look into the viability of running the Lunenburg Art Gallery for the year 2021.
The committee has been encouraged by a positive response from the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society membership when asked if they would be willing to serve as gallery attendants during a two month MEMBERS’ SHOW in 2020.
The Lunenburg Art Gallery will follow government protocol to help in the prevention of Covid-19 while in operation.
The committee is looking forward to signing up more members to fill in time slots for sitting this show when artists register their paintings.


Jan Hull, President

Lunenburg Art Gallery Society

SCA CALL for Entry DEADLINE June 19th!

The Society of Canadian Artists
52ND INTERNATIONAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION
The CALL for ENTRY for our annual 52nd international open juried exhibition is now open! This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from July 27 to August 23, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to enter a juried international exhibition! We are looking forward to seeing an outstanding collection of art from around the world.

To find our more information and to enter, visit our web site:
https://societyofcanadianartists.com/call-for-entry-52nd-open-international-exhibition/

TIDES CONTEMPORARY GALLERY is Open for Business! Calling & Looking!


Tides Gallery will operate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the month of June. Expansion of operations will be considered for July.


Tides Contemporary Art Gallery

36 Cornwallis Street,

Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N2E1

Email: tidescontemporaryart@gmail.com

Phone: 902-670-9222

https://www.tidescontemporaryartgallery.com

‘Go Fish Go’ Art Contest!

‘Go Fish Go’ Art Contest!


It is time for another Facebook Art Contest! Inspired by Lunenburg’s proud seafaring history, this contest’s theme is the humble COD FISH!

LSA instructor Michael Peters hosted a similar contest for his Winter 2020 class and his talented students came up with everything from electric kool-aid colours, to paper-cuttings, intricate patterns, and even a Cod fish Zeppelin soaring over a beach! Now we want to see what you can do! Any medium, big or small, 2D or 3D, we want to see it it all! Winners will be awarded LSA SWAG.

TO ENTER: Email our School an image of your piece including your name, a title, and the medium used. These will be posted on our Facebook page @LunenburgSchooloftheArts and on our website. Submissions will be accepted until July 11, 2020, when our Summer programming begins! Winners will be announced at the end of July.

TO VOTE: Visit our Facebook page ‘Go Fish Go’ photo album and react to your favourite pieces! Prizes will be awarded to the 3 entries with the most reactions (Likes, Hearts, etc.).


There is still time to sign up for our Summer 2020 programming!

Learn more & register by visiting: www.lunenburgarts.org

 

How to Paint in Watercolour


www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

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