2021 Course Calendar ~ Classes are already starting to fill up!

https://www.parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-calendar

Tom Forrestall and Joy Laking courses are very close to being sold out.

To register please email us or call us at Art Lab.

902-254-2972

info@artlabstudios.ca

 

Presenting the New Grad Program online exhibition!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents
the New Grad Program’s Online Exhibition!

Meet the 10 emerging artists who participated in the 2020 New Grad Program: Andrew Thorne, Anna Lisa Shandro, Sydney Wreaks, Emily May, Fern Pellerin, Jessica MacDonald, Kiera Sitzer, Maddie Alexander, Molly MacLellan, and Nicholas Chapman.

This year, due to COVID-19, we were unable to host our usual Open Studio event where the New Grads could share their work with the public so instead we have created this online exhibition. Click the button below to visit the online exhibition, read the artists’ bios, and learn more about their work. Thank you for supporting these fantastic emerging artists!

visit the exhibition now!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s New Grad Program is a 14 week program is designed to help recent graduates navigate the transition from a full time student to a professional artist.

During the program, all participants are given the opportunity to take weekly professional development workshops on topics such as budgeting, applying for grants, writing about their work, and networking. Participants also have access to a shared studio space at Wonder’neath in Halifax; studio visits from an artist/curator; and are coached by a mentor. The New Grad Program is free to participants, with the exception of $15/week in studio fees.

After the three and a half month program, the participants will have:

    • A proposal that could serve as the basis for a grant, festival, gallery or residency application
    • A CV and résumé to use in a portfolio
    • The skills to navigate through the next step in their career
    • A built-in peer network

Any recent art school grad (within 3 years of graduation) can apply for the program but a maximum of 10 will be accepted each fall, in a non-juried process. The deadline for next year’s program will be summer 2021.

Special thanks to this year’s mentor Eryn Foster, curator Laura Ritchie, and studio partners Wonder’neath for their support. Additional thanks to workshop instructors Sarah Maloney, Melanie Colosimo, Becka Barker, Carri MacKay, Melissa Marr, Heather Wilkinson, Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Becky Welter-Nolan, and Kelly Markovich, as well as to photographer Wiebke Schroeder for documenting the participants’ work.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the New Grad Program from the Canada Council for the Arts.


Image details (clockwise from top left):

1. Nicholas Chapman, quantum reality. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

2. Molly MacLellan, A is for Apple, Wooden letters, guitar pick guard, gorilla tape, wire and polyester stuffing, 46 x 36″, 2021. Image courtesy of artist.

3. Sydney Wreaks, Bead Work, works in progress, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

4. Anna Lisa Shandro, back to your roots, grounding blanket, first in a new series, hand knit. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

5. Maddie Alexander, 1978/2019, 2020. Photo by Phillip Ocampo from an exhibition curated by Morgan Sears- Williams titled Behind The Curtain at Xpace Cultural Centre.

6. Jessica MacDonald, collapse, pill bottles, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

7. Kiera Sitzer, Unholy, Ink on paper, 8″x10″, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

8. Emily May, a part of the Lost and Translation series (detail), soda fired stoneware. Image courtesy of artist.

9. Fern Pellerin, ME MANGAV TUT, Wool, rug canvas, cotton thread, 4′ x 2′, June – August 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

10. Andrew Thorne, Here and Now/Communication (work in progress), 4 ft x 8 ft, Spruce plywood, carved, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

 

For more information see the online exhibition: visualarts.ns.ca/ngp-exhibition, or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

www.visualarts.ns.ca

 

2021 Khyber/Mayworks call for Rural Artists in Mi’kma’ki

CALL FOR RURAL ARTISTS IN MI’KMA’KI

We are seeking submissions from RURAL artists, makers and creatives across Mi’kma’ki

Let’s challenge and disrupt stereotypical notions of what rural “Maritime” art can be and look like.

Participating artists will each receive $450.00 in exhibition fees and $325.00 in speaker fees.

To read the call and for further details on how to apply visit: https://madmimi.com/p/67e5c11

Submit your application by midnight on Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Artists will be notified by Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Exhibition duration: May 1st-30th, 2021 with artist panel to-be-scheduled during this timeframe.

 

update on Art Lab courses


 

We learned lots from the Covid-19 adjusted classes last year but one compromise turned out to please everyone. smaller classes for more instructor time. Meaning that many of our classes will max at 10 students. So please don’t hesitate to register soon to avoid disappointment.

To look at course detail go to https://parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-listings/

To register please email us or call us at Art Lab.

902-254-2972

info@artlabstudios.ca

ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

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ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

ARTSPLACE has embarked on a three-year project to build a digital platform to promote and share knowledge about contemporary art with a diverse, intergenerational audience.

ARTSPLACE has developed a province-wide and national reputation for being able to generate interesting activities and opportunities within the community,” stated Ted Lind, Project lead and Board Member. “This project, called ArtSeen, is an extension of that work and will be an online portal to share contemporary art and artists that have the highest standards of excellence with a regional, national and international community.”

The project is funded by the Digital Strategy Fund of the Canada Council for the Arts with a $300,000 grant, the largest ever received by the society. ArtSeen will showcase the work of contemporary Canadian artists through live interviews, studio and gallery visits, and virtual conversations. The all-digital content of ArtSeen, coordinated by ARTSPLACE, will be developed initially in partnership with arts organizations in the Atlantic provinces, and eventually move further west using a national network of artist-run centres.

Our venture into digital media to present arts and culture is not new. For several years, ARTSPLACE has used videoconferencing to conduct real-time programs with museums and galleries, most notably the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa,” says Lind. “We also have and continue to use social media and other digital platforms to connect contemporary artists with a growing audience. During the COVID-19 era, digital learning is becoming more significant than it ever was.”

ARTSPLACE is a contemporary gallery and arts centre that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC). ARCAC was founded as a society in 1982 by a group of artists who wanted to share their work and ideas with each other and their community. The society is a registered, non-profit charitable organization. In 1995, the society acquired its own building, with three galleries, artist residency space and a workshop/performance area. ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a year-round schedule of exhibits, workshops, film screenings, arts talks and special events.

ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a wide range of programming that showcases the role that arts and culture play in providing a good quality of life for people in the Annapolis Royal area and also serves to attract others to the region,” shares Lind. “The Annapolis Region is a centre for celebrating and supporting arts and culture. ARTSPLACE wants its home community to share in the excitement and innovation that ArtSeen represents.”

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts. ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

For more information please contact: Sophie Paskins, arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca , (902) 532-7069

visual voice fine art ~ January & February Workshops

Join us for a WORKSHOP!
Here they are listed by date. But keep posted, more ART workshops are yet to come!

** Classes have moved online **
All that is required to have fun and learn something new from the convenience of your home is: a computer, tablet OR cell with a camera and microphone.
No need to be computer savvy!

All workshop/class times listed are in
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Canada Time).

 


Beginning Abstract -painting workshop with Barbara McLean   Jan 26-Feb 23, 2021

“Painting abstractly is an adventure in part because you aren’t trying to reproduce something you see. You don’t have concrete subject matter to guide you. Abstraction is a very personal way to paint, challenging but fun.”

Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to offer a 5 session class with abstract painter Barbara McLean. Beginning Abstraction will introduce you to acrylic abstract painting while covering basic principles of design and how to apply them.

Jan 26-Feb 23 Tuesdays 10-noon, $175 +tax per person
5 sessions ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

For more details visit: visual-voice.ca/fineart

 


Pet/Animal Portrait- Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

Did you ever want to paint your pet or an animal? Animal/Pet Portrait is a 2 hour, step-by-step workshop with artist Rosemary Clarke Young suitable for beginners and those with some experience. You will learn how to trace an image and how to make it expressive with lots of unexpected colour. The workshop picture gives you some examples.

What you will need: acrylic paints recommended (but watercolour and oil will work too), brushes, canvas/paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 6 Saturday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464


Watercolour Birch Trees – Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

Birch trees are an appealing part of our landscape, and wonderful subjects for artwork. Watercolour Birch Trees is a 2 hour, step-by-step workshop with artist Rosemary Clarke Young suitable for beginners and those with some experience. You will learn how to use a brush to create the shape of the leaves and come away with a finished piece. The workshop picture gives you some examples.

What you will need: watercolour paints, brushes, paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 12 Friday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464


Expressive Painting with Carol Morrison

Do you want to paint loosely and boldly? This workshop on acrylic painting with artist Carol Morrison helps you do just that by studying one of Tom Thomson’s plein air paintings, since he was the master of expressive brushwork.
Expressive Painting is a guided, full-day workshop, during which you will complete your own version of the Tom Thomson landscape of tamaracks pictured here. No touching up allowed!

What you will need: a 8″x10″ canvas, #12 flat bright brush with synthetic bristles, professional artist acrylic paints, easel strongly recommended. A materials list to follow.

Feb 20 Saturday 10-4:30 pm, $75 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464


Watercolour Flowers-Art Class with Rosemary Clarke Young

All ages and experience will have fun with this Watercolour Flowers workshop!
In 2 hours, you will work step by step to create a fun, whimsical and unique floral painting with artist Rosemary Clarke Young. The workshop picture gives you some examples of the finished project.

What you will need: watercolour paints, brushes, paper and more. A materials list to follow.

Feb 27 Saturday 10-12:00 pm, $45 +tax per person
ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464


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NAC Annual General Meeting 2021

Northumberland Arts Council
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Thursday, January 21st at 3pm



The Northumberland Arts Council 2021 Annual General Meeting
will be held in-person in the basement of Sharon United Church
(15 Church St., Tatamagouche)

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you wish to attend, please contact Judith Oulton in advance,
as space is limited in keeping with Covid-19 protocols:

jaoulton@gmail.com or 902 324 3383


We hope to see you there!

Please note: masks and social distancing will be required
at the meeting. Please bring your own mask and carry out the Covid-19 self-assessment in advance.

 


Our mailing address is:

Northumberland Arts Council/The Fraser

362 Main St/PO Box 335

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

 

 

Learn From the Best 2021 Course Calendar

We at Art Lab are really excited about this years line up of courses.. Not only do we have our well respected and popular faculty that have been with us for seven years but we’re very happy to introduce two new artists to town and to our calendar, weavers Tom and Beth Poirier.

We learned lots from the Covid-19 adjusted classes last year but one compromise turned out to please everyone. smaller classes for more instructor time. Meaning that many of our classes will max at 10 students. So please don’t hesitate to register soon to avoid disappointment.

To look at course detail go to https://parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-listings/

To register please email us or call us at Art Lab.

902-254-2972

info@artlabstudios.ca

https://www.parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-calendar

Melt Away the Winter Blues ~ New Show at Jack’s Gallery, Wolfville

Melt Away the Winter Blues, a group show featuring the work of Adriane Jacquard, Mirella Furan, Elizabeth Cole and Alexandra Merkx-Jacques

January 9 to March 7, 2021

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com

Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display. For submission forms please email jacksgallerywolfville@gmail.com