Art Show and Alzheimer Society Fund Raiser

Please come and support the Alzheimer’s Society and local community artists.

A draw for a piece of donated Art (see below) will take place on Saturday at May 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


Steele Mazda is pleased to present 3 local artists from May 2nd to May 7th, 2016. Come in and see works (Art and Photography) by Judy MacIntosh, Cathie Hubley and Diane Porter and also explore the Steele Mazda spring line up.


Steele Mazda
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS

Call 902 462 6600 for more information


Sign up for VANS Spring 2016 Workshops- Series starts this week!

Sign Up for Spring Workshops

VANS Spring 2016 professional development workshop series for artists will feature topics including Grant Writing, Pricing Your Work, Making Time to Make Art, Documenting Your Work, and Estate Planning for Artsists. Running May to June in Halifax, Annapolis Royal and Tatamagouche, the workshops will feature the professional expertise of Katie Belcher, Stacey Cornelius, Steve Farmer, Sarah Maloney, and George Clarke.

In addition, VANS is organizing free Peer to Peer Discussions in Halifax, Annapolis Royal, and Tatamagouche, about Earning Opportunities for Artists. These discussion sessions are an opportunity for artists to gather together in an informal setting to share tips, tricks and strategies for earning money through their art and experience. These sessions are also a chance for artists to connect with their fellow community members, and identify unique earning opportunities in their region.

Visit for details on workshop topics, registration, schedules, and becoming a VANS member to access discounts on workshop fees along with programs serving visual artists.

VANS’ Workshop Series covers a diversity of topics across commercial and public sectors, in an effort to keep members and visual artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. In offering these workshops, VANS supports the visual arts in Nova Scotia by keeping artists apprised of methods and opportunities to develop artistically and professionally.

Register here

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen M. Higgins, Education and Outreach Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 |


3654 Hwy 366 Tidnish Bridge, N.S. B4H 3X9
YOUTH (ages 12 to 19) are invited to submit artworks for an exhibition, using any medium (drawing, painting, photography, fibre arts, pottery, etc.). Cash prizes for best works!
EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, MAY 28th with reception from 1 to 4 p.m.
Show closes at 5 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, 2016.

Artists, established or emerging, may submit works, measuring 6 X 6 inches, using any medium.
EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th with reception from 1 to 4 p.m.
Show closes 5 p.m. Labour Day, SEPTEMBER 5th.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

For full application details, check our website: or Facebook site
or email or phone 902-661-3205

Exhibition Support from Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledged:




Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30,10 am to 4 pm


Welcome Spring blooms with us, during the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association’s 3rd annual botanical art exhibit, Saturday, April 30, 10 am to 4 pm, in Summer Gardens (street level) 1470 Summer St. (cor. Spring Gdn. Rd.) Halifax. Some real blooms will be on display as well. Interested new members welcome. Artists will be on site. You may also view some work in progress. Free Admission

‘Aspect and Light’ Artist Talk and Exhibition with Joshua Collins, May 6th at LSA

‘Aspect and Light’ Artist Talk and Exhibition with
Joshua Collins – Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm


Joshua Collins’ work as recent Artist in Resident at the Lunenberg School of the Arts will be on display for the month of May. There will be an opening and artist talk on May the 6th at 7:30pm. The talk will situate this work within his larger practice as an designer, builder and artist.

‘ASPECTS and LIGHT’ is a work that looks to locate and measure the range of dynamic lighting conditions within a micro-urban environment across the period of a day. It entails a series of photographs taken from Sunrise through Sunset at specific locations throughout Lunenburg. The photographs were shoot through hand-etched renditions of the scene to help abstract and bring attention to the role of architectural details and building form in expressing the daily lighting cycle.

Joshua Collins, formally trained as an architect, maintains an integrated practice ranging from construction to poetry, from process sketches to environmental studies, from installation art to education. His freelance work at an urban scale includes design and construction work on large-scale developments as well as rehabilitating the cultural capacity of both public and private spaces through constructive installations, interventions and commissions. At a rural scale, his work has ranged from contemplative covered bridges and substantial greenhouses to lighting installations within the natural landscape.

His practice maintains a fundamentally environmental focus; using the operative capacity of NOISE and lessons from acoustic ecology as an evocative method for gathering and processing the complexity of environmental conditions and establishing the basis for constructive abidance (or dwelling). He also maintains substantial emphasis on the role of LIGHT, relying both on the potency of its phenomena and on the sheer optimism and open-ended playfulness that it demands.

Light and Lightness is the ultimate quest underlying his practice.
Josh views ‘Art’ as a venue for expressing and developing these interests.


Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St.
PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0


Media Scholarship, Media Fusion, Media May


Media Fusion

The final presentation of the collaboration between Cory Bowles, Tamar Dina, Lukas Pearse and Lindsay Dobbin will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm at the Bus Stop Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!

Media Arts Scholarship Screening

Join the us at the Halifax Central Library on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30pm for the final presentation of works by our 2015/16 scholars. This years presentation includes work by Robyn Badger, Moira Donovan, Kyle Alden Martens, Lynn Mattheson, Josh Owen, and Sadie Richards.

CFAT Closed for Victoria Day

CFAT will be closed on Tuesday May 24th for Victoria Day. We will reopen at 9:30am on Wednesday May 25th.

Member of the Month

In upcoming newsletters we will be highlighting a CFAT member and their recent work. Interested in being our June member of the month? Contact Tori at

Boardwalk Artists on Canada Day Registration now open!

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Artist Registration is now open for Boardwalk Artists 2016!

Friday, July 1st, 2016, Canada Day

At Alderney Landing in Ferry Terminal Park on the Dartmouth Waterfront


Registration $25.00


Between 8am and 1pm on Friday, July 1st, Ferry Terminal Park will be transformed into a Community Art Park with Art Making activities, Games, Demonstrations, Live Music, Food and an Art and Craft Market and Outdoor Gallery.


Registration is now open for Art, Craft and Food vendors to participate in this one day event on Canada Day. In partnership with Canadian Heritage and Halifax Regional Municipality, Boardwalk Artists at Alderney Landing will

feature the work of local painters, photographers, jewelers, and more. All works of art are the original creations of the participating local artists, who will be on hand throughout the day exhibiting and selling their work, to meet and talk with visitors. Artist demonstrations as well as interactive art making will also take place during this event.


“Celebrate Canada with BOARDWALK ART!” promotes the diversity and local art in Canada through interactive demonstrations, workshops and art activities on the beautiful Dartmouth Waterfront. The public will be able to participate for free in the following activities:

– Canadian Wildlife Sculpture building and painting

– Sir Wilfred Laurier Community Portrait

– Water balloon painting

– Commemorative Card printmaking

– Peace tree building

– Wildlife wood carving

– A Women’s Suffrage quilting circle

– circus arts

-Live music, Cake and more!  This event is free to the public.

Local artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their work throughout the event and will be on hand to discuss their work with the public.

This event encourages an inclusive and open environment for families of all kinds to celebrate not only Canada and its artists,  but also the legacy of Sir Wilfred Laurier, and the anniversary Canadian Women’s Suffrage Movement through art viewing and making. Lee Cripps at


The fee to register a table for this event is $25.00


Click on the link below to register:


Check our website for updates:


Join our Facebook event for info and updates!


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.