Round Hill Studio CALL TO ARTISTS – “WEE ART”


“Wee Art” is our annual group exhibit which brings together artists from across Nova Scotia and Canada! The unique feature of this exhibit is that all pieces measure 6” square and are priced at $75. For this exhibit we will be welcoming established and emerging artists and a mixture of styles, mediums and subjects #weeart2019

Jaime Lee Lightle B.A., CHRP, DTATI, Cand.

Gallery Director, Round Hill Studio |

New show at Jack’s Gallery

Drawings by Grade 10 and 12 students of North East Kings Education Centre

until January 5, 2020.

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email

Upcoming Exhibition – Move Me / Touchez Moi – Marjolein Dallinga Opening Reception Nov. 7 at 6pm

Marjolein Dallinga

Mary E. Black Gallery

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday November 7, 6pm
On view: November 8, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Closed for holidays December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

For more than twenty years textile artist Marjolein Dellinga has been working with wool by wet felting sculptures and costumes that revel in the natural world. Dellinga’s career brought her from her birth place of Finland to Quebec where she has worked for Cirque De Soleil and exhibited world wide. The textiles in Move Me / Touchez Moi simultaneously obscure and reveal the human body, mimicking its natural make up in human sized and wearable sculptures. Her forms are inspired by sea creatures, plants, organs and cell structures, creating an interplay that makes alien what is terrestrial.

The thick felt is worked by hand into stiff yet still soft shapes and textures that beg to be touched. The work is deeply tactile and created through a rigorous process that Dellinga feels emotionally attached to; “felting is not something I do but a place I want to go, a language of the imagination, a challenging craft to consume my anxious energy.”

In addition to mounting her exhibition Move me / Touchez Moi, Marjolein Dellinga be on site at the Centre for Craft to create new felt work. Visitors are welcome to drop by her studio during gallery hours from the 8th to the 10th of November.

On November 6th at 12pm NSCAD University will host Dellinga for a public artist talk at The Art Bar, 1873 Granville Street, Halifax.

Join us and meet Marjolein Dellinga at the opening reception of Move Me / Touchez Moi November 7th at 6pm at the Mary E. Black Gallery.

Media Inquiries
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator
902) 492-2522

Book Launch at the Fraser on December 5

Please plan to join us at The Fraser on December 5th
to launch this delightful children’s book.

Special fun is planned for younger ages. Time to be announced.

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) grew up to become
a famous poet, but before that, she was a little girl who lived
with her Gammie and Pa in Great Village, Nova Scotia.

It was there that Bishop learned to walk, to read, to write,
to sing hymns, and to catch bumblebees in foxglove flowers.
It was there she first went to school and, when she was five,
where her mother left and never returned.

A love letter to words, A Pocket of Time is
a lesson for young readers in finding the poetry in everything.

Time of day to be announced soon!

Our mailing address is:

Northumberland Arts Council/The Fraser

362 Main St/PO Box 335

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0


Reminders from VANS…upcoming workshops, panel discussion, New Grad Program Open Studio and more

Just a little reminder to….

Come to our panel discussion!

Visual Arts News, in partnership with Nocturne Art at Night and MSVU Art Gallery, presents the panel discussion How We Build: On Craft and Blackness. Based on curator Pamela Edmond’s quote “I am no longer interested in a seat at the table. I now want to build my own table” this panel will focus on the concept of Black artists creating work for a Black audience. With the purpose of illuminating ideas on intergenerational knowledge and craft sharing as a means of fostering solidarity and resistance within and between the various Black communities in Nova Scotia, this panel will engage in ideas on locating pleasure, joy, and celebration as a survival tool while navigating structural oppression.

Join panelists Juanita Peters, Letitia Fraser, NAT chantel, and Sobaz Benjamin in a discussion facilitated by Francesca Ekwuyasi on Friday, October 18, 7 – 9pm at the Art Bar + Projects, 1893 Granville Street in Halifax.

Sign up for workshops!

VANS Fall Workshop Series is underway! This season we have workshops in Truro, Port Williams, Lunenburg, Sydney and Halifax on some of your most requested topics. New this year is Artist Residencies (covering different kinds of residencies, the pros and cons of getting paid for vs paying for a residency, and how to find the ones that are appropriate to your practice) happening in Halifax on October 30 and Lunenburg November 28.

We are also offering some always useful favourites like Taxes for Artists (November 9 in Truro), Grant Writing (October 26 in Port Williams), Marketing for Artists (October 30 in Sydney), and Pricing Your Work (October 30 in Sydney and November 16 in Truro). Registration deadlines start Monday so register online today, over the phone by calling 866-225- 8267, by cheque, or by debit, cash or credit in the office.

RSVP to Fresh Eyes art critique!

Do you ever want some feedback on your work in progress? Head down to VANS on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm for Fresh Eyes and chat with your fellow artists for this evening of friendly, constructive art critique. Working alone in the studio can be isolating, so if you want to get out of your own head and get a new perspective, come join us and get some Fresh Eyes on your artwork!

VANS members can bring work in any medium or images of the work on a USB to show the group. VANS will provide a screen, projector, laptop, and snacks. Just let us know that you’re coming in advance so we know we have enough artists to run the session. RSVP to this critique session by emailing VANS. Deadline to RSVP: November 4.

Come to our Open Studio!

The New Grad Program participants will be having an Open Studio night on Wednesday, November 6 from 6 – 9pm! Join us for some hot cider and sweets as you see the fantastic work they have been making during the program, watch demos, chat with the artists, and maybe even buy some art. The studio is on the 2nd floor of Fort Massey United Church, 5303 Tobin Street in Halifax. All are welcome and we would love to see you support these great emerging artists!

Look into becoming a PAINTS artist!

PAINTS (Professional Artists in the Schools) is a program that helps schools throughout Nova Scotia to bring professional artists into their classrooms. PAINTS artists are paid $50 per project hour and we are always looking for new artists!

If you’re in HRM join us as Andrea Ritchie, PAINTS Coordinator, answers your questions about the program Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30pm at Wonder’neath, 2891 Isleville Street, Halifax. If you are interested in becoming a PAINTS artist and teaching art workshops in schools then drop by for this short, free info session. No need to RSVP. Can’t make it but want more info on the program? Contact Andrea at Deadline to apply to be a PAINTS artist: December 1.

Apply for the Corridor Gallery!

The Corridor Gallery gives members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work. We are accepting applications for 2020 and have open slots in January, February and March as well as some in the summer of 2020. It’s a great space to show a new body of work (in almost any medium) and the application is simple. Check out the Corridor space and see Natan Nevo’s exhibition Passages (seen above), on display until the end of the month. Deadline for 2020 exhibitions: December 1.

The Final Four….did you register yet?

Fall 2019

The Final Four…have you registered yet?

Don’t miss these four fantastic courses!

1. A Lunenburg Sketch About with Emma FitzGerald, Oct. 12
2. Go Figure: 3D Portrait Workshop with Chippie Kennedy, Oct. 15 – Nov. 14
3. That’s Life: Figure Drawing with Michael Peters, Oct. 15 – Dec. 17
4. Take a Line for a Walk: Drawing Fundamentals with Michael Peters, Oct. 16 – Dec. 18
There is still time to register for Fall courses starting this weekend and early next week!
More information and registration  here

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St.

PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia