Land & Sea collection by Greg Dickie at The Bread Gallery

The Bread Gallery is now open for the season, featuring a collection of paintings by Greg Dickie, inspired by the Maritime landscape and the bold colours that can be found in nature.

To see the entire Land & Sea collection by Greg Dickie, stop by the gallery Tuesday through Saturday between 8 and 5, or on Sunday from 10 until 4. Please respect social distancing, our COVID rules are posted on the door.

The Bread Gallery

7778 Highway 14, Brooklyn, Hants County

(902) 757-3377

Greg Dickie’s love for the sea has been lifelong and comes both from growing up in coastal towns and cities and spending time on the water.

As a marine and landscape painter working in oils, Greg’s landscapes are drawn from local scenes around Nova Scotia. They are based, in part, on years of hiking and canoeing in Nova Scotia’s back country, time spent in the Annapolis Valley and an almost life long love of works by Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. In his work he strives to capture that particular mood found in a vanishing way of life centered around quiet fishing villages or the open sea.

His work is in private collections throughout Canada, in the US, Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong.


Different Perspective a solo art exhibit by Bob Hainstock, closes July 11

Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to showcase A Different Perspective a solo art exhibit with new artworks by Bob Hainstock.

See the exhibit from June 13th to July 11th at the Visual Voice Fine Art gallery as they reopen at their regular hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. The gallery does not see many visitors in a regular day, but patrons may book the gallery for a PRIVATE viewing, see all the artwork on or have a virtual catalogue of pieces within their budget send directly to their email.

Contact the gallery at 902-VIEWING (843-9464) for more information.


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Awards Ceremony & Winners of PIPAF in ISOLATION

Congratulations again to our winners for PIPAF in ISOLATION!


BEST IN SHOW – “Suspended Service” (Nocturne)
by Debbie Mueller, Oil on panel, 11” x 14”, $615 CAD

A painting by Debbie Mueller of Durham, New Hampshire, “Suspended Service”, was named Best in Show at the 2020 Parrsboro International Plein Air festival today (June 28).

Mueller will receive a cash award of $1,500 CAD plus a half-page ad in Plein Air Magazine valued at US$2150.

Thirty artists from across North America participated in PIPAF in ISOLATION, which for the first time utilized an online-only format due to the COVID-19 pandemic instead of seeing the artists travel to Parrsboro, NS on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides and some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere.

In addition to Mueller’s win, judge Tom Forrestall named Diane Leifheit of Paul Smiths, NY as winner of the second-place award of $1,000 CAD for “Bog River Falls”, while the third-place prize of $750 went to Thomas Bucci of Washington, DC for “Caffe Pomeridiano”. The People’s Choice award of $500 went to Mueller for “Nubble Morning”.

The $300 prizes for Best Nocturne and Best Use of Light went to Wesley Lowe of Bridgewater, NS and Alison Menke of Clarksville, MD, respectively.

Honourable Mentions went to Oliver Hatton of Middle Lehave, NS, Sara Gray of Falmouth, ME, Douglas Williamson of Calgary, AB, Richard Sneary of Kansas City, MI and Henry Coe of Parkton, MD

The light is what made it (special). It stood right out,” judge Forrestall said of Muller’s Best in Show piece.

I’m beyond overwhelmed,” said Mueller. “In this year and this time, when so many have quit it was very brave and creative to do this virtual event.”

En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air” and describes the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. It has been a popular practice for centuries and requires specific skills and techniques requires adaptability to a changing environment and a speed in applying painting techniques.

Parrsboro Creative has been hosting the event, the largest in Canada, since 2017. It’s part of the organization’s vision of developing the area’s cultural economy through the creation of a community of artists and artisans that will rejuvenate Parrsboro.

With pandemic-inspired travel restrictions in place, organizers determined to forge ahead anyway and devised the PIPAF in ISOLATION concept, which allowed arts enthusiasts to watch the artists at work in their home communities through videos and livestreaming, and to view and even buy the completed works, all online at Artist profiles, examples of their work, the awards ceremony and more are hosted on the website.

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Watch the Virtual Awards Ceremony with Judge, Tom Forrestall!

PIPAF in ISOLATION | Awards Segment with Tom Forrestall


Lisa-Maj Roos ” ..Wanderlust; Nature’s Calling” at 14 BELLS

Wanderlust by

Lisa-Maj Roos, Artist

on July 2-31

Located at 5523 Young St in Halifax’s historic Hydrostone Market since 2017, we showcase contemporary Canadian artists and are thrilled to bring you pieces that are high quality, smart and engaging. Join us in our mandate of supporting working artists

Cheryl Bell

14 Bells Fine Art Gallery

5523B Young St Halifax, NS


A few seats have become available for Tom Forrestall’s course July 25, 26, 27

A few seats have become available for Tom Forrestall’s course. Golden opportunity to work with such an important artist.

To register please go to

For more information please call – 902-254-2972

or email:

Recommended Covid-19 protocols are in place.

Wood Carving – Jennifer Marlow JULY 11-12 – ONLY 2 seats left

Wood Carving – Jennifer Marlow

Jennifer is a wonderful instructor. Our feedback on last year’s course is glowing.

Pandemic protocols are in place. Only 2 seats left.

Special rates available for Art Lab students at The Gillespie House Inn.

If you need any suggestions or help please call Art Lab – 902-254-2972


To register please go to:

FISHERMEN’S COVE GALLERY will open on July 1, 2020

Fishermen’s Cove Gallery will open for the 2020 season on July 1, 2020.

Our hours of operation are:

Mon- Tues. – CLOSED

Wed-Sat. 11-6

Sun. 12-5

We will observe conditions and best practices as per NS Public Health: mask to be worn by patrons, hand sanitizing on entrance, social distancing practiced; only 2 patrons admitted to the Gallery at a time.

The 10 artists of the co- op have been very productive in preparing for the 2020 season, and , in addition to 3 new artists, there are many new works to be enjoyed!

We hope you will come visit us!


10 Government Wharf Rd.
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia B3G 1M7

Parnell-Herrick photo exhibit, June 29-Sept 30, DesBrisay Museum

The solo exhibit of Bridgewater Photo Club member Karen ParnellHerrick opens at the DesBrisay Museum Monday June 29, 2020. It will run M-F noon to 4 pm, June 29-Sept 30.

The Club is pleased to have the opportunity to reschedule this exhibit for the public, and thank the Museum and BPS Exhibit Committee for their help. Printing by Jock Martin and poster by Sara Harley.