CALL for ARTISTS 15th Annual Paint Sea on Site

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PAINT SEA ON SITE – REMINDERS for 2016

  • Paint Sea On Site – Lunenburg Community Centre – July 16th and 17th

  • Registration is now open. Please contact Christine at the Lunenburg Art Gallery (902)640-4044 or drop into the gallery to sign up as soon as possible.

  • The registration fee is $25.00, which includes two light breakfasts (coffee and muffins), bagged lunches on both days and a “Mix and Mingle” Reception on Saturday as soon as the auction closes. (approximately 5:00 pm)

  • When you register, please let Christine know if you plan to attend the Saturday Mix and Mingle Reception and if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

  • Children’s registration is $10.00 and includes a basic painting kit, a 30 minute art lesson, a yellow Paint Sea on Site ball cap and cookies! There are two sessions on Saturday 16th, morning and afternoon. An adult must accompany young children when they go out to paint. For more information, call Susan Beavan at: (902)766-0126.

  • This year, by popular request, we will only have ball caps for paid participating adults and children. If you have a t-shirt from a previous year, please wear it.

  •  PLEASE NOTE: Artists may begin painting on Saturday morning and go on until Sunday afternoon finishing this year at 3.30pm on both days. This is in the best interest of the artists as it gives the bidders more time to peruse and bid on paintings, NO work will be accepted after 3.30pm.  

  • SECONDLY – THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT: Please do not bring in any previously completed paintings. This is an unfair advantage over artists who paint on the allocated days.  All work displayed must be done on the 16th and 17th of July. We ask that all artists write PSOS on the back of their paintings when they bring them in.

  • There are artists who like to paint early on Saturday morning and register a little later and this is fine. 

  • Thank you so much for all your support for The Lunenburg Art Gallery, year after year. 

  •  We look forward to welcoming you all back to our non-profit Lunenburg Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser. 

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Petite Riviere, LaHave & Area Artisan Map is published

The Petite Riviere Art & Craft Society is pleased to announce that the Petite Riviere, LaHave & Area Artisan Map for 2016 has been published (20,000 copies) and will soon be available at Visitor Information Centres across the province. The Map is a fulfillment of the Society’s purpose: building community through art. Our little area of the province contains many prominent artists and it has become branded as one of the best communities in the province for art and wine. The map can be viewed on the website and it is downloadable and printable. There’s also an interactive google map next to the graphic. We hope to see you this summer.
Kind regards,
Tom Alway, President

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Artist Bryan Maycock explores mapping along Nova Scotia shorelines in a trinity of works at The Craig Gallery

Please join us for an evening of welcoming Bryan Maycock to The Craig Gallery

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Opening Wednesday, May 4th, 7-9PM

Wine and Cheese, FREE Public Event, ALL WELCOME!

Exhibit runs May 5-29

“Beach maps reference the ephemeral, graphic quality of tidal action on sand interpreted as split-complementary palettes. Harbours are rooted in history, but their realization is a layering of colour and texture. Alignment’s, reduce the map to ten points along a not-altogether-arbitrary line that searches out images of human interaction with land and sea. Thereafter, it’s all about the paint. ”  ~Bryan Maycock

Bryan has been researching maps for various reasons over the last decade(s) and has developed, through this exploration of documents and physical mapping of territories of his own, a thematically abstracted pathway from and to permanent remnants of man made markings and representations of human interaction with the Nova Scotia Coast.

Through paintings and found objects, he expresses these discoveries in a trinity of series. On display at The Craig Gallery through May 2016. We are thrilled to welcome Bryan, please join us!

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The Craig Gallery Coordinator
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Coming Home,The Parish House Series by Ian McKinnon Opening, 7 pm on Friday, 29 April

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During childhood, Ian McKinnon’s family made yearly summer trips “from away” to Home – to Wallace Station.  ‘Home’ was where his parents and grandparents had been born and raised.  When McKinnon was 12 years old, his family returned to live in the maternal ancestral house – close to the crossing in Wallace Station – and although he went out from here to pursue an art career in his early twenties, this place never left him.   Recently, the North Shore landscape began to appear in his drawings & paintings – and this exhibition brings his artwork Home to the place that inspires him

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The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: a collaborative residency project between Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering.

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FIONA CHINKAN & MARIA DOERING
Studio Residency from May 28th – June 4th, 2016
At The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For images please visit: http://www.fionac.nyc/shared-energies

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between, a collaborative residency project between New York City based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, NS based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for over 12 years, Fiona and Maria are reunited in the studio for the first time since 2007 to work on a large format collaborative drawing project in the spacious studio space at the I.C.C.A. between May 28th and June 4th, 2016.

The two women have collaborated through different approaches over the years, and have exhibited work together in New Jersey and Connecticut under the show title Retrospective on Intimacy. During their stay at the I.C.C.A., they will be continuing a drawing collaboration that began two years ago and has continued through mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. Maria and Fiona will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. The artist duo will take this energy and push their explorations to larger scale during their residency stay in Inverness.

During their stay they will be offering a series of workshops at the I.C.C.A. around the idea of artist collaborations and are excited to share their experience and energy with anyone interested. Please find details below.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio and say hello. The best time to see much of the weeks progress will be during their open studio event on Friday, June 3rd, from 6-8pm.

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RESIDENCY EVENT SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants,  6-9 pm)
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with your favourite art buddy!
Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy.
To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at icca.manager@gmail.com and by phone at 902.258.2533
Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event
Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Fiona Chinkan is a New York City based artist. Fiona began her signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany the graffiti lettering she was exploring at the time. Over the years, she has developed the lines and forms as a means of expressing herself and interpreting the world around her. She graduated Cum Laude in 2007 from the University of Hartford Art School with a BFA with concentration in Visual Communication Design and minors in Photography and Art History. She moved to New York City post graduation to pursue a career in graphic design. She works as a digital art director in the fashion industry with clients such as Coach, Kenneth Cole and Victoria’s Secret. In her own work, Fiona has created image remixes, which combine both photography and drawing. Most recently, she has shown in Hartford, CT as part of the group show “PINK!” and been featured on Instagram accounts, such as @taxcollective, @makermentors and @atomdraw.

Fiona creates out of her Brooklyn-based studio. You can see more of her work at:www.fionac.nyc and follow her for daily drawings on instagram @fionac.nyc

Maria Doering is a German artist, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA Summa Cum Laude from Hartford Art School in 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History, then completed a MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2010.

Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Calgary, Montréal, Kelowna and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy and Taiwan. She has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the current president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers representing more than 60 provincial artists.

In 2016 Maria’s print “The Old Soul” will be on display at the International Print Biennial: 2016 ROC at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art.

She currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth. A broad selection of her work can be viewed at www.maria-doering.com

Please join us for an exhibition of new works by Heather Millar “Upon Which We Spread Our Wings”

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Heather Millar was born and raised just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her artistic studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Glass Blowing. She spent several more years back in Edmonton, then moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland and most recently to PEI in 2008. A painter at heart her whole life, she is mainly self-taught with the exception of a few painting courses during her adolescence. Upon graduating college, she picked up her brushes again and plunged back into painting, working her way through watercolor, acrylic and finally oils, which she paints with today. Inspired by intense shadow, light, color and form with a uniquely vintage feel, she uses this foundation as the basis for all her works, ranging from old childhood toys and dolls, to woodland creatures to figurative work.

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The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS open to all artists.

submission deadline is April 30

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Main & Station is very pleased to announce The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS.
These awards are open to all artists.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:
·         The Nonesuch Best Work Award
·         L’Usine de Papier Award
·         The Main & Station Award
·         The Griffintown Award
·         The Wellington Church Award
Key dates:
·         Entries accepted between 21 December, 2015 and 30 April, 2016
·         Notification of finalists: 5 July, 2016
·         Award winners announced 3 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia: 20 August  – 10 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Montreal, Quebec: 23 September  – 7 October, 2016
For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website …http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/ 
The NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS were created and funded by artists and supporters of the arts.  Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is a privately funded endeavour based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada that promotes the arts and humanities

Contemporary Art Society 43rd Annual Juried Show and Sale

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Contemporary Art Society’s 43rd Annual Juried Show and Sale
Opening Reception Friday May 6th 7-9 PM. All are welcome !
Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue, Halifax B3H 1W4
Come out and view this exciting annual art event.
Over 85 paintings representing the latest work of thirty-eight local artists are on display.
The show  continues until Friday, May 20, 2016.
Chase Gallery is open during Archive hours: MondayFriday  8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Wed evening until 9:00 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday –Closed

Flowers Flowers Flowers at Argyle Fine Art

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Flowers Flowers Flowers: OPEN CITY at Argyle Fine Art

  Saturday, May 7
1559 Barrington Street

Halifax, NS

It’s OPEN CITY time again, when downtown Halifax and Dartmouth celebrate the real beginning of Spring! Started by and organized by the I LOVE LOCAL gang, this all day Saturday event is certainly a harbinger for warmer days and just so happens to fall the day before Mother’s Day! So we were thinking….FLOWERS! In all their beautiful forms!

PAINT: We’re excited to announce that artist Briana Corr-Scott will be on hand from 1:30pm-3:30pm, with her newly opened exhibit of painted florals- that in our opinion are some of the most stunning paintings we’ve seen! Briana paints with oil and watercolour. She will even have a “wallpaper wall” installed for the exhibit. A must see!

METAL: Want to give some metal petals to mom this year for a change? Artist Al Hattie has just what you need. Al repurposes odds and sods and such into small sculptures. Affordable, inventive and always one-of-a-kind. Limited supply so come early!

REAL-LIFE FLOWERS: We’ll be joined by the Ikebana shop co-owner and artist Miyako Ballesteros as she creates a special space in the gallery with her ikebana arrangements within local ceramics provided by Julian Covey. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. Its heart is the beauty resulting from color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the meaning latent in the total form of the arrangement.

We’ll also have some special draws for MOM’s (that includes cat moms, dog moms, grandmoms….) so make sure to drop by!

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