WILD…..an Art Exhibition / Fundraiser at the Chase Gallery

WILD…..is an Art Exhibition / Fundraiser featuring TEN artists in Support of The Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s Campaign called “SAVE the WILD BLUE” protecting the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.

WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION is Saturday February 8, 12-4pm Mark your calendars:) The exhibition runs from Feb 8 until Feb 28th

WHERE: The Chase Gallery in the Nova Scotia Archives Building on the corner of University Ave and Robie St. 6016 University Ave,

WHAT: This is a BEAUTIFUL “wilderness themed” exhibition ( no signs of humanity) in support of the protection of the BLUE MOUNTAIN BIRCH COVE LAKES WILDERNESS AREA. ALL the artists involved are donating a percentage of all works sold to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for the “SAVE the WILD BLUE” Campaign. There will also be a small display of this project outlining the parameters and scope during the month so you can see the area in question and understand it’s importance.

Please drop by to feast your eyes and open your pocketbook:) Your purchase of a painting will benefit you, the artist and will help preserve a vital pocket of wilderness. A VALENTINE for nature Donations will also be accepted during the opening reception.


Danny Abriel
Mark Brennan
Shelagh Duffett
Kimberley Eddy
Melanie Fontaine
Gord MacDonald
Lori MacDonald
Timothy McGuire
Suzanne O’Callaghan
Anne Marie Spears

Come and say hello to the artists on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th and enjoy hot apple cider, munchies and a room FULL of UPLIFTING and GORGEOUS art! Perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in February!

Here is a link explaining more about the wilderness initiative by Nova Scotia Nature Trust https://nsnt.ca/giving/wildblue/



Lecture and Figure Drawing Workshop by Dr. Mark Gilbert ~ Feb.3 at The Craig

Lecture and Figure Drawing Workshop by Dr. Mark Gilbert on the 3rd of February, 7-9pm, at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing.


*Please email ellenjsim@gmail.com by January 30th if you plan to attend as space is limited.

Phenomena CALL FOR PROJECTS for our 2020 edition

Call for projects: Phenomena 2020

Phenomena Festival — October 12th to 23rd, 2020

Artistic director: D. Kimm
Deadline: February 1st 2020
Theme for Phenomena 2020:

Phénomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, happenings, performative dance, installations, and singular poetic events. The 9th edition of Phenomena will take place from the 12th to the 23rd of October 2020.

The Festival’s roots are deeply anchored in exploration and risk-taking. Phénomena is interested in professional artists, either emerging or established, with a very personal approach, as well as in independent and nonconformist creation companies. We offer a platform to artists who are rigorous, take risks and challenge themselves. We present poetic and atypical hybrid creations that are also moving and authentic. A part of the programming has already been planned by the Artistic Director and the rest of the programming will be established based on this call for projects.

Our Festival headquarters is La Sala Rossa, a charming old venue that is neither a classic theatre stage nor a black box set-up. With its modest technical equipment and a seating arrangement that works well for a cabaret set-up of 220 seats, the venue offers the opportunity for artists to be in close proximity with the audience. Phénomena Festival usually hosts one presentation per show at Sala Rossa, and we welcome solos, small groups, collectives, etc. We also host shared evenings, composed of short-form performances by different artists.

We are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed. It is essential for us to see the work of artists we believe to be a good fit for the Festival; as such, our programming cycle has expanded to two years. We strongly encourage artists to present their projects in advance and to invite us to witness new steps along the way. This process will help us give artists the support they need and will ensure the consistency of our programming.

Faithful to its mission, Phénomena is interested in presenting diverse artists, including Indigenous artists, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or persons with disabilities. Unfortunately La Sala Rossa is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility, but we are happy to work with other, more accessible venues. Feel free to share with us your ideas or suggestions.

We are open to receiving proposals from outside Québec; however, due to our modest budget, we ask international/out-of-province artists to mobilize resources and contribute to travel expenses.

Our theme for 2020 is Generosity and we are looking for creation proposals that bring together artists from different communities and/or of different generations. We also want to honor artists who have often worked behind the scenes, as well as honor creators/designers, artistic organizers, and well-seasoned artists who have given much to their communities and who have much to give still.

Send us your proposal which must include:

  • CV or description of your company, contact person, city of residence;
  • Project description (2 pages maximum), including spatial and technical needs, confirmed collaborators, duration of performance, language(s) used in the performance, and a list of resources already secured;
  • Links to photos and videos illustrating your current or past work;
  • Production timeline.

We also want to know why your creation project should be presented at Phénomena in particular. We are driven by an artistic mission and seek projects that are in line with this mission and will also help the Festival evolve. Applications may be written in French or English and performed in any language.

Send your completed proposal to artistic director D. Kimm at d.kimm@electriques.ca and Administrative Director and Development Manager Charlie Julien at admin@electriques.ca. For any questions and additional information, please contact Charlie Julien by email or by phone at 514-495-1515.

Deadline: February 1st 2020

For more information on our Call for Projects, please access the following link : https://electriques.ca/filles/en/select/nouv/?id=7657&fbclid=IwAR0kAvMq1a6MNSR6S_16fuyZit10nhK1aHaz7RSjjAB3wggA444B3z4xQ7s

Our Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/615980215803924/

Very best,

Cleo da Fonseca
Chargée de projets
Les Filles électriques
Festival Phénomena
514 495-1515



Teichert Gallery Presents New Works

Listing of New Works

1723 Hollis St, Halifax NS

On Display January 21st to February 4th 2020

This new selection features work from award winning artist Peter Gough, George Spencer, Rachel Reeve and more.

Restigouche Square Backs_Peter Gough

Peeled lime_George Spencer.jpg

Always with you_Rachel Reeve.jpg

About Teichert Gallery

Teichert Gallery is Atlantic Canadas largest non-profit art sales and rental gallery supporting more than 200 local artists. With a small team of staff and volunteers, Teichert offers over 1,000 works for sale or rent annually in the Gallery and online. For over 40 years, the Gallery has donated all profits to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to buy art for the permanent collection. teichertgallery.ca

For more information please contact:

Christy Chan

Art Gallery Assistant

902 424 3087

Instagram| Facebook | Web site

Open | SunMon 125 | TuesSat 105

1723 Hollis Street, Halifax (at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)


PRE-SHRUNK2020 show officially opens Friday, January 24th, 7pm-9pm

Pre-Shrunk 2020: Big show of Little Art

Join us in celebration of PRE-SHRUNK 2020! It’s our 16th year hosting this BIG show of little art- all works measuring just 4″ x 5″ and sell for $175. This year expect to see an array of mediums including beading, painting, printmaking, illustration, textile art, woodburning, sculpture and more!

There were over 900 images submitted for this exhibition however the jury selected a little over 300 to be in the show.

The show opens on Friday, January 24th at 7pm so Come one! Come All!

Celebrate art and creatives of all types. This show really has a great community feeling to it, and we encourage anyone that loves art to attend and tell your friends. The show continues until February 18th.

**FYI- the image used for the promo of this show is by artist Megan LeForte and is one of the works that will be in the show

We can not pre-sell works from this show.:-)


Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7



Call to Artists PIPAF 2020

Call for applications for our 4th Annual Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival!

Here’s the link to find out more information: https://parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/artists-prospectus/


Jocelyn Li

Executive Director

p. +1 902 728 2007
e. director@parrsborocreative.com
w. www.parrsborocreative.com




Please join Margaret in celebrating her 70th! Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective! Works by Margaret Spore

For the Love of Tango Feb 13-March 15

Watercolour Exhibition & Tangonova Retrospective!

Works by Margaret Spore

Feb 13th: Opening reception

7-9 pm

1313 Hollis St., Halifax, NS

A short demonstration of the Argentine tango will be presented around 8 pm.

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)

Snow dates:

Friday, Feb 14, 7-9 pm.

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/www.tangonova.com

Open Studio for Families at the Chester Art Centre

OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES ~ Drop by the Chester Art Center and get creative!

Every Saturday morning starting January 25th to February 29th 9:30am-noon. Offering a new hands-on project every week.

Cost:$5 per family per week

902 – 275 – 5789