TAS Call for Artists


Want to help the arts and show a piece of work in Noveltea?


All TAS members. We’d love to see work from all of our members! If you’re not a member but would like to participate it’s easy to join.


These will be displayed at Noveltea from Sept 13 – Oct 31.

For more information contact Kate Ward (kate.r.ward@gmail.com)



Paint the Hydrostone 2020

Paint the Hydrostone WILL happen this year! I am excited to announce that the popular plein air event is going ahead. It will look a little different this year. To avoid large gatherings, invited artists will spread their painting time over several weeks. Expect to see artists working throughout the Hydrostone neighbourhood from August 22rd to September 26th. Finished paintings will be for sale in the gallery and online as they are completed. And, of course partial proceeds will go to our amazing neighbours at Brigadoon Village.

Call 902-406-2355 or email cheryl@14bells.com to purchase. Ecommerce is enabled so you can also buy online. Shipping is set to free in Canada and pick up and delivery in Halifax is available. The collection also includes studio pieces depicting the Hydrostone from gallery artists. 10% of all sales will go to Brigadoon.

Participating artists: Kim Aerts, Rhonda Barrett, Mary Doane, Cheryl Flemming, Mark Grantham, Alison Grapes, Alexander Koltakov, Debbie Mosher, Richard Mulroy, Suzanne O’Callaghan, Nicole Power, Zehava Power, Jack Ross, Eman Shirazi, Christa Specht, Steven Toth, Nicole Wells.

Cheryl Bell

14 Bells Fine Art Gallery, 5523B Young St, Halifax, NS



Talent Trust 50/50 Fundraiser

Join the Talent Trust 50/50 Fundraiser and win 50% of the Jackpot.

The Talent Trust’s share will go to our Scholarship Fund for emerging Nova Scotian artists studying in the arts.

Our scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design.

Please help us support the next generation of Nova Scotia artists.

Follow the link to support our cultural future. https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/talenttrust

(You have to be over 19 and live in Nova Scotia to be eligible to enter.)


This coming Sunday, August 2 Cheesecake and Entertainment at Gallery 215 ~ CALL to reserve your spot!

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Cheesecake and Entertainment at Gallery 215

$10 or $7 for take-out

This year we will have two sittings (1-2:30pm and 3-4:30pm), along with the option for take out. You must reserve a table and pay in advance to dine in. We also ask that those wanting to do take out order and pay in advance to ensure you get a piece!

Dine in*: $10/person, includes piece of cheesecake with your choice of three toppings (chocolate, caramel, or a fruit in season), a hot or cold beverage, and live entertainment

Take out: $7/person, includes piece of cheesecake with your choice of three toppings (chocolate, caramel, or a fruit in season)

Please call the gallery at 902-261-2151 to reserve your spot!

* Dine in option will be limited to a maximum of 24 people (to ensure social distancing can take place), so please call as soon as possible to guarantee a seat.


Gallery 215

8247 Highway 215,

Maitland, NS B0N 1T0





NSCAD Student Emergency Fund

I don’t normally send such long emails, but this is extremely important and requires your immediate attention.

My name is Kris Reppas and in addition to studying Printmaking here at NSCAD, I’m the President of the Student Union of NSCAD University (SUNSCAD).

As SUNCAD President, it’s my job to represent our students and advocate for them.

In ordinary times, that means negotiating with university administration, promoting programs that support physical and mental health, administering our food bank program, and so much more – all on behalf of NSCAD students.

But, as you know, these are not ordinary times.

The COVID-19 virus has brought campus life to a standstill, resulting in a high level of panic, confusion, and anxiety amongst NSCAD students.

Unfortunately, concerns about academics were only the beginning for many NSCAD students….

As the pandemic continues to disrupt day-to-day life for us all, many NSCAD students are now facing an unexpected personal financial crisis.

Many are struggling to cover basic necessities.

And even though the federal government is offering some assistance, many students are falling through the cracks.

As you can see, we’re facing a serious situation. Despite it all, let me tell you what troubles me most….

Student food bank usage has never been higher.

The fact is, as I write you, there are NSCAD students who don’t have groceries in their fridge for their next meal.

That’s why the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund was established last month.

The fund awards emergency bursaries to students facing urgent financial strain. It helps them stay afloat during these troubling times. It is the last resort for students who do not qualify for government programs.

Thanks to support from NSCAD community members, we’ve already helped dozens of struggling students through this special new fund.

But dozens more are waiting for our help – and they need support today.

So please, can I count on you to click here to chip in a gift of $10, $25, $50, $75, $100 or more to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund right away?


Your gift will help ensure a NSCAD student in need won’t have to worry about how they’re going to make ends meet this month, and will instead be able to focus on their creative education.

I know the need is great because, as SUNCAD President, I’ve been heavily involved with NSCAD’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. I have spoken with struggling students personally.

With your help, I am confident these brilliant young minds will withstand the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to hone their craft at NSCAD.

But without support from friends like you, I worry many NSCAD students simply won’t be able to bounce back from COVID-19.

That is why I urge you to be as generous as you can by clicking here to support the NSCAD Student Emergency Fund today!

Student Emergency Fund

I know how much NSCAD means to you.

Like you, I love NSCAD – and so do the students who need your help.

Even a small contribution from you today will help ensure those students remain a part of our NSCAD family.

I hope you’re able to help.

Thank you for your time,

Kris Reppas
President, SUNSCAD

P.S. The pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways. If you are unable to contribute financially today, rest assured that we understand – and that NSCAD’s students know you care.

But even if you can’t donate right now, you can still help!

Will you forward this email to five of your friends who may be able to support NSCAD’s Student Emergency Fund today?

NSCAD University
5163 Duke Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3J6