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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information 902 893-6078. The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS
MOTHER’S DAY SPRING ART SHOW
Sponsored by the Dal Riada Art Group
Place: Bedford Place Mall, 1658 Bedford Highway,
Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Open Mall Hours.
Show runs from May 2nd to May 7th closing at 4:00 p.m.
Many new paintings. Reasonably priced.
Drop in for a visit.
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:
Rose Marie MacDonald
School Street Glass
Dora Warren Davis
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
PAINT SEA ON SITE – REMINDERS for 2016
Paint Sea On Site – Lunenburg Community Centre – July 16th and 17th
Registration is now open. Please contact Christine at the Lunenburg Art Gallery (902)640-4044 or drop into the gallery to sign up as soon as possible.
The registration fee is $25.00, which includes two light breakfasts (coffee and muffins), bagged lunches on both days and a “Mix and Mingle” Reception on Saturday as soon as the auction closes. (approximately 5:00 pm)
When you register, please let Christine know if you plan to attend the Saturday Mix and Mingle Reception and if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.
Children’s registration is $10.00 and includes a basic painting kit, a 30 minute art lesson, a yellow Paint Sea on Site ball cap and cookies! There are two sessions on Saturday 16th, morning and afternoon. An adult must accompany young children when they go out to paint. For more information, call Susan Beavan at: (902)766-0126.
This year, by popular request, we will only have ball caps for paid participating adults and children. If you have a t-shirt from a previous year, please wear it.
PLEASE NOTE: Artists may begin painting on Saturday morning and go on until Sunday afternoon finishing this year at 3.30pm on both days. This is in the best interest of the artists as it gives the bidders more time to peruse and bid on paintings, NO work will be accepted after 3.30pm.
SECONDLY – THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT: Please do not bring in any previously completed paintings. This is an unfair advantage over artists who paint on the allocated days. All work displayed must be done on the 16th and 17th of July. We ask that all artists write PSOS on the back of their paintings when they bring them in.
There are artists who like to paint early on Saturday morning and register a little later and this is fine.
Thank you so much for all your support for The Lunenburg Art Gallery, year after year.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to our non-profit Lunenburg Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser.