PRINTMAKING CLASSES every Wednesday Evening

(Updated with new dates)

Hainstock Gallery
The Printmaker Studio
1688 Brow of Mountain Road
Centreville, Nova Scotia, B0P1J0
Telephone: 902-599-3450

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada ~ Sundays on Makeful TV

Picture Perfect: Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

With 18 Professional and Amateur Artists, 50 Wildcard Walk Ons, Four Stunning Locations, and One Winner Set to Be Crowned Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year, Watching Paint Dry Has Never Been More Exciting

Following Sky Arts UK’s best-performing, non-scripted series of all time, Landscape Artist of the Year, the highly-anticipated Canadian adaptation, brings together 18 of the country’s best professional and amateur artists alongside 50 wildcard hopefuls to compete for a chance to be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada . Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee, the all new original series sees the artists have just four hours to create a landscape masterpiece. The winning artist will not only be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, but will also walk away with a $10,000 cash prize and will have their artwork on display at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection – home to some of Canada’s most iconic landscape art.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s eight-week free preview event running to April 5 across Canada.

Each episode of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada travels to breathtaking and truly Canadian backdrops, from Muskoka’s picturesque Lake Rousseau to a rural country farm in Barrie. Two winners from each location will go on to compete in the final. However, these artists aren’t the only ones trying to impress the judges. The competition also sees 50 more artists descend onto each location to try their luck as wildcards, and if any catch the judges’ eye, they too have a chance to compete in the final.

Alongside the host Sook-Yin Lee, the four-part series sees expert judges Marc Mayer, former Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and award-winning artist and educator, Joanne Tod, determine the winners of each location until only one artist remains.

Using their own material and style, the artists have just four hours to create their own rendition of the landscape before them. From oil paint to acrylic, collage work to mixed media, the artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada is produced by marblemedia in association with Blue Ant Media and CBC. Based on the UK format, it is distributed by Banijay Rights, and was originally produced by Storyvault Films. Following the world premiere on Makeful this February, CBC will also air the series later this year.

Meet the 18 chosen artists competing for the title of Canada’s Best Landscape Artist.

Episode 1 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Denise Antaya
, Kingsville, ON
Laura Zerebeski, Vancouver, BC
Marissa Sweet, Oshawa, ON
Megan Hazen, Toronto, ON
Phil Irish, Elora, ON
Tosh Jeffrey, Toronto, ON

Episode 2 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9pm ET/PT
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
, Toronto, ON
Anna Kutishcheva, Oakville, ON
Beckett Pura, York, ON
Colin Davis, North Bay, ON
Deborah Danelley, Winnipeg, MB
Ian McLean, Bright’s Grove, ON

Episode 3 – Airing Sunday, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT
Elzbieta Krawecka
, Toronto, ON
Jeff Wilson, Vancouver, BC
Kylee Turunen, Port Alberni, BC
Mackenzie Brown, Edmonton, AB
Nadine Prada, Toronto, ON
Ron Kuwahara, Halifax, NS

Engage with Landscape Artist of the Year Canada at: @BlueAntMedia @BeMakeful @marblemedia #LAOTYC

Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms.

About marblemedia
is an independent, leading global entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. It develops, produces, and distributes compelling primetime scripted, unscripted, kids and family content both for the domestic market and for a wide range of high-profile platforms and broadcasters around the world. Learn more at

The Frame Guy (canvas sale)

We hope you are having a great winter. We wanted to inform you the we will be having an online sale for Canvases only.

Please send us your order by email:

The sale will be in effect until March 14, 2020 and the pick up dates for your order will be March 28 th and 29 th at 239 Orleans St. in Dieppe, NB.

If for any reason you can’t pick up your order during those two days please let us know and we will make other arrangement . Please note that you can order any size canvas you wish and the price list is in the attachment.

Thank you for your continued business,

Francis and Ginette

Saturday Feb 29: For the Love of Tango & Creativity/Take A Leap!  

Saturday Feb 29: Tango & Creativity/Take A Leap!  

For the Love of Tango: Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

1313 Hollis St.

7-8:30 pm/ viewing,  mini-class, Q & A.

Discover how tango is essentially about paying attention! Explore the  active and receptive aspects of partnership,  while using simple walking patterns to create a dance together.  Above all, be ready to relax and laugh.  Dry smooth-soled footwear and/or stocking feet requested.

Note: at 8:30 pm the  Milonga 1313 (tango dance party) gets underway and dancers will be arriving. Art viewers are welome to linger for a look-see. 

For more information, contact Margaret 902-229-8585 or visit

Luigi Costanzo’s Book Launch “Sculpting Towards the Light” – Saturday, Feb 29th at 6:30pm at the ICCA

Local artist/writer, Luigi Costanzo, to talk about his book
Sculpting Towards the Light”

“Sculpting Towards the Light” is an intimate and insightful story of a sculptor and his work. It follows the paths of imagination and activity which gave birth to a unique work of art. The paths are diverse and unexpected, twisting into personal history, racing forward into the future, and then resting in the euphoric moments when the mind and its thoughts no longer exist and the carving occurs as if of its own accord.
Here is a unique story about play and work, imagination, and action. Costanzo looks at the past that has shaped him and his future as an artist working in an ancient medium.

On February 29th at 6:30pm, he will be at the ICCA to launch his book, which will include a question and answer period following a short presentation. There will be a limited number of inscribed copies of “Sculpting Towards the Light” for purchase after the talk. The Italian Canadian Cultural Association is located at 2629 Agricola Street, Halifax.

Learn more about the author

Buy the book


For more information

Sunday, Feb 23: 3-5. Artist talk 4 pm Tango: Origin, Myth & Reality.

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

Works by Margaret Spore

1313 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

Please join Margaret in celebrating her 70th!

The founder of Tangonova, Margaret Spore, is celebrating her 70th year, with a show of her watercolour paintings, plus 16 years of accumulated Tangonova publicity, 2003-2019. As a dance instructor and organizer who relocated to Halifax from Colorado in 2003, Margaret has been influential in establishing a community of tango afficionadas in the Maritimes. She first discoverd her passion for tango on a trip to Buenos Aires in 1994 and has been dancing it ever since!

Margaret studied with the Dartmouth Art league for the past 4 years under the guidance of Kay Stanfield (painting) and Jane Schlosberg (figure drawing)


Viewing times and related events at 1313 Hollis:

Sunday, Feb 23: 3-5. Artist talk/ 4 pm =Tango: Origin, Myth & Reality.

Saturday, Feb 29: 7-8:30 pm/Take a Leap & Try the Tango! = Class for all-levels.

Other viewing times by appointment.

Contact Margaret 902-229-8585/