IN/VISIBLE Charlotte Wilson-Hammond November 4-29 at The Craig Gallery

Good Day Friends,

Time marches on and we are quickly overtaken by the gorgeous Autumn colours and the crisp November breeze, and we welcome esteemed Nova Scotian Artist, Charlotte Wilson-Hammond to The Craig Gallery.

Starting November 4th, Wilson-Hammond’s series, “IN/VISIBLE” will be featured in The Craig Main Gallery until November 29. Unfortunately, with our continued limited capacity, we will once again have to forego an opening reception.


Charlotte Wilson-Hammond

November 4-29

at The Craig Gallery

“Charlotte Wilson-Hammond RCA ~ In/Visible~
‘My shadow rests lightly on the land…fleeting and ephemeral’

“During the last fifty years I have used my own body as a way of accessing the strength, sensuality, vulnerability, beauty, and now the fragility of the female form, all part of the eternal cycle of birth, growth, regeneration and death. Over the years I have explored these subjects, in both paint and drawing. Three years ago, I began a new series of conté drawings and shadow photograph/print/drawings, once again using myself as the subject. This new body of work reflects and explores the now serious process of aging and degeneration. At the age of 76, with various body part replacements (two shoulders) and a diagnosis of COPD, I struggle with the fact that I am getting old but am still fascinated by the fact that inside I feel as intensely as I always have – I still view the body as a sensual experience.

In this new work I am reflecting the fragility, vulnerability and yet the beauty and strength of this timeless human condition. One of the most mystifying aspects of aging is that one’s presence is diminished within the general public, often to the point of invisibility.”

See you at The Craig!


Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits:

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
My Office Hours Are Tuesday -Thursday 9am – 5pm
Instagram @thecraiggallery

HRM figure drawing group is looking for a few more participants

Our figure drawing group is looking for a few more participants. There is lots of room for social distancing and some of us wear masks.

We draw every Tuesday at the Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre (located at the Armdale Roundabout) from10:30am to 1:30pm with a half hour break for lunch and schmoozing.

While we all love to draw from the model, our abilities range so if you’re a beginner have no fear – there is no judgment and, if you want drawing advice, we can pass on some pointers.

If interested please email Lynn at or call me at 902-346-2018.

RED WAGON ART STUDIO ~ Upcoming Classes and Workshops


We offer classes for kids (7-11), youth (11-15) and adults (16+).

Upcoming classes and workshops:

Watercolour Painting – Beginner (Adult 16+) Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm. Starts November 10. $200/6 weeks

Watercolour Painting – Intermediate (Adult 16+) Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm Starts November 11. $200/6 weeks

Acrylic Painting – Beginner (Adult 16+) Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm. Starts November 14. $150/4 weeks

Adult Drawing – Intermediate (Adult 16+) Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm. Starts November 12. $150/6 weeks

Youth Drawing – Intermediate (ages 11-15) Thursdays 5:00pm-6:30pm. Starts November 12. $150/6 weeks

Kids Drawing (ages 7-11) Tuesdays 5:30-6:30. Starts November 10. $150/ 6 weeks

Art Club* (ages 7-11) Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm. Starts November 11. $150/ 6 weeks

*Art Club will allow the students to explore several different mediums while learning about various artists and techniques.

To view a full schedule of classes and to register, please visit

Andrea Harnal


Red Wagon Art Studio Inc.

1415 Hammonds Plains Road

Hammonds Plains, NS B4B 1P6


Online Course with Bill Rogers ~ Portraits in Watercolor starts this Thursday

Bill Rogers

Portraits in Watercolor (Online Course)

Learn how to tackle the subject of the portrait in watercolor. Exercises in various topics including the features including the eyes, the head, head and shoulders, seated model. various skin colors, proper lighting of the subject and getting a good outline drawing and a good likeness.

Thursdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 2:00 pm to 3:15pm

Register Now

Supply List

Chesapeake Fine Art Studio

Last Week For PEI orders

ANNUAL PEI PANEL DELIVERY: Deadline for orders is this Friday!

Professional quality. Artist pricing.

We are an online Canadian store based in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

Our high quality Russian birch wood panels and cradled panels are made right here in the Annapolis Valley and are available to local artists and art groups. Non-gessoed panels are available in 3mm and 6mm depths and our cradled panels are manufactured in standard, gallery and extra deep.

Made to order, when you order.–framing-essentials.html

The Twisted Doorbell is making its annual panel delivery to Prince Edward Island artists during the first week of November (barring any COVID-19 restrictions).

For further information, please contact us at

Preorders required. Payment required at time of order.

Deadline 30 October 2020.

October 31st and November 1st  Sarah Irwin is hosting an art show

This weekend October 31st and November 1st  Sarah Irwin is hosting an art show at 9810 Peggy’s Cove Road in Hacketts Cove.  Small imagined landscapes, strange portraits, owls, and also featuring handmade wreaths by Jessie Fillmore!  12 to 7pm all welcome.

Sarah Irwin Artist

‘Call to Artists’ Port Bickerton Lighthouse 2021 Artist in Residence program

Call to Artists’ Port Bickerton Lighthouse 2021 Artist in Residence program:

Our lighthouse association is accepting applications for our 2021 season. This is our eighth year offering a two week residency to established Atlantic Canadian visual artists and writers. Artists working in any medium are invited to apply to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist in Residence Program. The program is designed to provide work space and accommodation in a retreat environment where participants can work independently on their own project for a two week time period. At this time, we are only accepting applications from Atlantic Canadian artists/writers who are currently living in Atlantic Canada.


Applying to the Residency Program: applications will be accepted for the 2021 season, from September 1, of 2020 – January 26, 2021 (received by midnight)

Submission Guidelines:

To apply for a residency, your package must include name, address, phone number and website if applicable. You must submit a proposal that includes the following:

* resumé

* 10 photos (sent electronically to of your current work (visual artists ) or

a 5 to 10 page current sample of your writing (writers)

* include preferred dates of the two week residency (between May 1 and November 1, 2021)

* planned program of work while in residence (250 words)

* spatial requirements for work production (if any)

* written plan to provide community with 2-3 hr open studio/artist talk or workshop.

* a brief statement (100 words) explaining why you feel you need a residency retreat.

Residency Details:

You will have private access to the residence for the time period allotted.

Family, friends and pets are not permitted to stay during residency.

You are responsible for your own meals.

You are responsible for all your own equipment and materials.

The director will work with you to co-ordinate your stay and to ensure that the terms of the Residency are maintained.

All applicants will be notified within two weeks of application deadline.

Some element of public access must be provided at the end of the residency, such as an artist’s talk, “open studio”, or workshop to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Artist in Residence Program. One artist will be selected yearly for the residency. Artists must advise of their preferred length of stay with two preferences of time frames between May 1st and November 1st, 2021.

NOTE: A vehicle is highly desirable.

For more details and to see photographs of this stunning seaside retreat please visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by midnight, January 26, 2021.

Mail your application with a $20.00 non-refundable application fee to:

Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association, c/o Wilda Kaiser

P.O. Box 142

Bickerton West, Nova Scotia B0J1A0


Nov.14 AAAA Watercolour Workshop with Annabelle Caissie CSPWC


November 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

Watercolour workshop with Annabelle Caissie, at St. Margaret of Scotland Church Hall, Robie Street, Halifax.

Please register by email to

Cost of workshop:  $35 for members, $45 for non-members.  Payment is due upon registration either by cheque to AAAA,
c/o 202 Walter Havill Drive, Apt. 904, Halifax, N.S.  B3N 3M4, or by etransfer to

In the event that the workshop may need to be cancelled, all funds will be returned.

New Members Always Welcome!
HERE for invitation