Ramp It Up! 2021 UPDATE

“RAMP IT UP!” 2021

In our announcement this past April 28th with respect to “Ramp It Up! 2021”, we said that “we shall pay close attention to Dr. Strang’s advice and will make any changes that are necessary in order to be absolutely consistent with the directives of our Public Health Authority.”

In his directive yesterday, Dr. Strang ordered that retail sales cease except for essential items until the end of May. Thus, our planned fundraiser sale cannot proceed at this time.

In consideration of these COVID directives we propose to launch our “Ramp It Up!” sale at 10:00am on Monday, June 7, 2021, on Lunenburg’s 268th Birthday. The sale will then close on Saturday, June 12, at 4:00pm. However, the bowls and platters can be viewed on our website beginning on Monday, May 10th at 10:00am. This will give everybody plenty of time to make their choice before for the opening of the sale on June 7th.

Stay tuned and stay safe!

To learn more or view our online gallery please visit:

Defeating COVID-19 Virus ~ Ramp It Up fundraiser scheduled for May 10th to 15th is a virtual event

In accordance with the directives issued yesterday by Dr. Robert Strang, the Chief Medical Officer of Nova Scotia, our School shall be closed to the Public for the next two weeks effective today. We were through a similar situation in 2020, and again, with the smart participation of all we shall get through this together. In the encouraging words of Dr. Strang, “let us lock arms and stay strong.”

As you may know our biennial “Ramp It Up” fundraiser is scheduled for May 10th to 15th. As advertised, it is to be a virtual event, and thus we shall be proceeding with our event to help out Lunenburg’s Second Story Women’s Centre. This sale of ceramic pieces closes on Saturday, May 15th, and we have planned for purchasers to come to our School and pick up their bowls and platters on that day. We will leave that in place for now, but, shall pay close attention to Dr. Strang’s advice and will make any changes that are necessary in order to be absolutely consistent with the directives of our Public Health Authority.

Stay tuned and stay safe!


Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia  B0J 2C0


RAMP IT UP! Fundraiser for Second Story Women’s Centre


May 10 – 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Soup de Broglie” 2020, Majolica on Earthenware by Anna Bald. www.annabald.com

Ramp It Up!’ is our School’s 3rd biennial fundraiser in support of Second Story Women’s Centre.
Students, local artists and friends of the School have generously donated a beautiful collection of 100+ ceramic soup bowls, as well as other unique ceramic pieces for this online sale. Although we aren’t able to have our traditional community soup supper, this important organization needs our help more than ever! Thank you to all of our artist and volunteers for making this event possible and to The Pottery Supply House of Oakville, Ontario for their generous donation of Clay.

All proceeds of Ramp it Up! go to the Second Story Women’s Centre.

To learn more about how to participate in the sale, please visit our website:


Ramp It Up! bowls donated by local Artist and LSA Instructor, Marla Benton. www.marlabenton.com

Falls Brook Centre Seeking Submissions for New Brunswick Colouring Book

Falls Brook Centre is a non-profit organization with a mandate to create programs and initiatives that contribute towards positive environmental transformation. Falls Brook Centre is creating a colouring book in effort to develop an inclusive activity that can be enjoyed by all! I am reaching out to educators and artists to determine if any of your students or colleagues would like to participate in this initiative by contributing artwork. All proceeds from the colouring book will go towards supporting Falls Brook Centre’s environmental education programs!

We are currently looking for submissions! Since we are looking for this book to represent all New Brunswickers, we are accepting submissions from all ages and talents. While we were hoping for all submissions to be in before the end of April, we can extend the deadline to the end of May if that is more feasible!

Thank you in advance,
Meagan Betts & Rebecca Boone
Board of Directors, Co-Chairs
Falls Brook Centre





Paint the Town REWIND Fundraiser, February 13 – March 6 @ ARTSPLACE Gallery

Paint the Town REWIND Fundraiser, February 13 – March 6.  ARTSPLACE Gallery, 396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal. www.arcac.ca / FB @ARTSPLACEGallery / IG arcac.artsplace
A generous donation of past Paint the Town event artwork has been given to ARTSPLACE. The artwork is offered at fixed prices, with a separate section in the gallery, of artwork that is pay by cash donation (not listed online). This collection is from Paint the Town (from as early as the 90’s), an event where artists experiment, sketch, and create quick studies, and is not necessarily representative of their studio work. Stop by to view the exhibit, seek out your favourite Paint the Town artists, and find piece/s to give a new home.

The artwork is listed HERE, to purchase via the website, just call ARTSPLACE, 902-532-7069 – if there is no answer, leave a detailed message and we will get back to ASAP. Thank you for your support!
Gallery office hours Tues – Friday 10 – 12 / 1- 5, Gallery OPEN hours Weds – Fri, 1 – 5 pm

Please note, there is no shipping option, purchases can be held at the gallery for up to 10 days after the exhibition end for pick-up (artwork in the pay by donation section, can leave on the day of purchase).


Annapolis Region Community Arts Council


396 St. George Street, Box 534

Annapolis Royal, NS

B0S 1A0


arcac.ca / FB @ARTsPLACEGallery / IG arcac.artsplace


After Trauma Empowerment Network Fundraiser Call for Artwork Donation Submissions


The After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN) is kindly asking local artists to create and donate a piece of artwork (painting, drawing, photo, digital) that captures and conveys your message of hope and encouragement to those who have experienced trauma. What is your message of hope & encouragement?

From the donated artwork we will create a 2022 Kindfulness Calendar to be used as a fundraiser for ATEN. We also will host an auction of the donated pieces as another fundraiser.

We encourage submissions from all cultures, genders, backgrounds, age, ability and mediums.

One submission per artist.

All entries must be the artist’s original, unpublished and previously unproduced work.

Using test/typography is allowed.

Picture size requirements: Minimum 8”x 8” – Maximum 12”x 12”. If you are not submitting your original work please submit a good quality photo (JPG, PNG or PDF) that is no larger than 2MB.

What’s in it for you: Be part of an important cause, help raise awareness about trauma, share your message of hope and encouragement, inspire someone, lift someone’s day, share your talent with others, gain exposure of your work, be published, and help raise funds to support those in the community who have experienced trauma.

We will be accepting artwork until April 30, 2021 (12:00am). We anticipate having the calendar ready for purchase by September 2021.

Remember to sign or initial your artwork

Email submissions and questions to info@atenns.ca. Call 902-266-9763 to make arrangements if you are submitting an original piece of work.

Please include with your submission:
Title of Work:

For more information please call 902-266-9763 or visit https://www.atenns.ca/news/attention-local-artists-call-for-submissions or the website homepage.

Christmas at Home With the Jubilate Singers and Friends December 13th @7:00 p.m. St. Mark’s Church, Halifax, NS

Christmas at Home

With the Jubilate Singers and Friends

December 13th @7:00 p.m.

A virtual concert to raise funds for food boxes for families in need at Christmas. Due to the new limitations on gatherings, the full Jubilate Singers choir is not able to participate, but we still have a wonderful show planned!


· Ardyth & Jenifer, with Pam Mason and Clara Whitman

· Holly Arseneault (jazz piano)

· A Quartet from the Jubilate Singers, under the direction of Terry Hurrell with piano and organ accompaniment by Rob Paddock.

· Storytellers: Sonya Beeler, Jamie Bradley and Gillian Fowler.

For updates and to receive the link to the virtual concert:

· Like our Facebook page (Jubilate Singers & Friends https://www.facebook.com/Jubilate-Singers-Friends-115401170368076)

· or email jubilatesingers2020@gmail

If you wish to donate in advance, you may do so

· by e-transfer: jubilatesingers2020@gmail.com include your name and address for tax receipt in the details.

· by credit card or Pay Pal through Canada Helps https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56280.

·by cheque: to St. Mark’s Food Box Committee and mailed to or dropped off at St. Mark’s Church, 5522 Russell Street, Halifax N.S. B3K 1X2

Any support, small or large, is gratefully accepted!

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $15 or more.