VANS is accepting New Grad Program applications


Sign up for the New Grad Program!

This 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 will be given the opportunity to take weekly professional development workshops on topics such as budgeting, applying for grants, writing about your work, and networking. Participants will have access to a shared studio space in Halifax, studio visits from an artist/curator, and be coached by mentor Eryn Foster: a professional interdisciplinary artist and curator.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the program will take place but may look different if groups of more than 5 are still not permitted. This may include smaller meetings, online rather than in-person workshops, limited studio access, or accepting fewer than 10 in the program to better maintain physical distance. We are committed to running the New Grad Program in a way that will continue to benefit emerging artists – but as times are continuously changing we can not yet confirm exactly what the 2020 program will include.

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

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

Dates: Program participants will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9pm between September 9 and December 9, 2020. Participants must be available for all meetings in order to participate in this program.

Cost: There will be studio fees of $15/week for each of the program participants. There is also a one-time $50 key deposit payable at the start of the program, which will be returned upon receipt of the keys at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Any recent art school grad (within 3 years of graduation) can apply but a maximum of 10 will be accepted, in a non-juried process. If you have not graduated from an art school but you are an artist in the very early stages of developing a professional career, please consider applying and get in touch. You do not have to be a VANS member at the time of application. Must be 19+ and living in Nova Scotia.

Deadline: Monday, June 22. As there are limited spaces available, early applications are preferred and will be considered in the order in which they are received. Please see the VANS website for application details. Artists with questions should get in touch with the Programming Coordinator in advance of applying.

Info session: Contact Carri at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca to request a Zoom info session.

Location: All meetings will take place in Halifax, primarily at the VANS office and at the Wonder’neath studio space located in North End Halifax. See the VANS website for details.

Previous NGP participants have said:
“The New Grad Program has been so incredibly helpful and I am immensely grateful to have had the chance to experience it. Everyone involved was great; it has been so valuable to my development as a professional artist and connected me with the community in a way I wouldn’t have been without it.”

“I had a great experience. After graduating from an intense and communal program at NSCAD, I found it difficult to transition into society. The New Grad Program helped through that odd stage.”

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


For more information on this program please visit the VANS website or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
t: 902.423.4694 1.866.225.8267
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca www.visualarts.ns.ca

Teichert Gallery’s Spring Group Show: “Stay the Blazes Home” continues until June 14th

Teichert Gallery’s Spring Group Show:

“Stay the Blazes Home” continues until June 14th

Teichert Gallery presents “Stay the Blazes Home”-a virtual exhibit of diverse, original art from over 50 Nova Scotia artists. Until June 14th at teichertgallery.ca/pages/artists.


Wrong Mask Ladies – Deborah Maurer


Escape – Gwen Dueck


Red Barn Blue Shadows – Jeanne Aisthorpe


About Teichert Gallery

Teichert Gallery is Atlantic Canada’s largest non-profit art sales and rental gallery supporting more than 200 local artists. With a small team of staff and volunteers, Teichert offers over 1,000 works for sale or rent annually in the Gallery and online. For over 40 years, the Gallery has donated all profits to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to buy art for the Permanent Collection. teichertgallery.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Andrea Smith

Executive Director

asar@novascotia.ca

902 424 3087

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Now and Then at The Craig Gallery

Hello friends!

We miss seeing you all at The Craig Gallery, but we’re so glad we’re able to continue to provide you with some fine local art to enjoy. We’re currently hoping to be able to open our doors once again in the nearish future, though we currently have not determined a date. Stay tuned for updates on the situation.

In the month of June we welcome Taiya Barss with her retrospective, though we’re unable to host an opening reception, you’ll be able to enjoy the show on our website and hopefully in person eventually! Best to you all.

Lee

 


Taiya Barss

“Now and Then

A Retrospective”

at The Craig Gallery

June 10 – July 5

Now and Then

Artist’s Statement

I have never dated my work. Mainly because the final, finished date is often uncertain. I usually work on several paintings at once, working on one, then putting it away and working on another. I have been sure one was done, hung it on my wall for one year, or three, then decided it wasn’t quite right, something doesn’t work. So, I would haul it down and work on it again until I’m satisfied.

There is one, the oldest work here ,”Dark of the Moon”, which has 1964 written on the back.. The rest move from then to now.

I move from earthy, monochromatic tones to bright colour, without a conscious , thoughtful direction. It just happens, and may reflect whether my life is filled with more darkness than light at the time, or the opposite. Or perhaps I just wanted a change in palette, to burst out or reflect inwards.

I love words, and a phrase, like “Snail Mail” will stick in my head and produce an image. “Pare!”, an imperative command, and a play on “pear”, words and fruit both there . Grammatical errors, “Split Infinitive”, or “Dangling Paticiple” give rise to small abstracts.

A black crow is a strong shape to work with, jumping fish elegant and graceful. A dragonfly flits through my mind, darting this way and that., until I stop the flight and put her in a frame.

I send these ideas out, from my mind to my hand , hoping to connect with the person who stands in front of my work and sees what I offer them. ” –Taiya Barss


Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits: www.alderneylanding.com/gallery

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
(902)461-4698
My Office Hours Are Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
www.alderneylanding.com/gallery
www.facebook.com/TheCraigGallery/
Instagram @thecraiggallery

ONLINE WORKSHOPS at ARGYLE FINE ART! Sign up today for Fun and Learning!

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING with Briana Corr Scott

SATURDAY, MAY 23rd, $30

The first part of the class is from 1pm-2pm and then following up later that evening 7pm-8pm.

VIA ZOOM (we can help you set this up if you are unfamiliar with it)

This workshop will help you learn how to see and draw from observation. In April, Briana taught her first ZOOM class with a focus on contour drawings and values. Now she’s going to speak to composition and form. You can take this class even if you didn’t take the previous class- a refresher will be provided to all that sign up with some guidance of the stages of observational drawing thus far. You only need some paper, a pencil and an ink pen should you wish, to participate. The workshop will be recorded for you to review later, should you require it.


Learning to Draw YOUR HOME with Craig Baltzer

SATURDAY, MAY 30th, $30

The first part of the class is from 1pm-2pm and then following up later that evening 7pm-8pm.

VIA ZOOM (we can help you set this up if you are unfamiliar with it)

NO PREVIOUS experience required! Get ready to draw your home, one line at a time. Artist Craig Baltzer will teach you how to draw your very own home! The first part of the workshop he wil do a number of demos, speak about your tools of the trade (pencils and paper and more) and how to begin! There will be lots of time to ask questions and get assistance throughout the day. Then we will all come together again from 7pm-8pm and continue with our work or share what we accomplished thus far. The workshop will be recorded for you to review later should you require it.


LEARN TO PAINT WITH OILS with SHARON CAVE

SUNDAY, JUNE 21st, $50 with supplies

($40 if you choose to use your own supplies. If you choose this option, please request a full materials list asap so you are prepared)

The first part of the class is from 1pm-2pm and then following up later that evening 7pm-8pm.

VIA ZOOM (we can help you set this up if you are unfamiliar with it)

This workshop was originally planned to take place in person, however we are assuming that we will have to social distance at this time, so we are taking this class online. If we are allowed to host in person at the gallery, we will try to accommodate all that sign up for either online or in person.

The first part of the workshop will include a discussion by Sharon and demo(s) regarding using oil paint as well as getting the participants to begin mixing colours and getting the beginning of a painting underway. Then we will all come together again from 7pm-8pm and continue with our work or share what we have done and ask further questions. Sharon will provide additional guidance and resources for future projects and exercises you may want to try. The entire workshop will be recorded for your future review should you require it.

WHAT YOU WILL BE PAINTING- THE SUPPLIES TO DO IT!

You will be painting either a rabbit or a fox. Source photos will be provided prior to the class via email. Supply packages to do the workshop will be available for pick-up for the class on either Monday( June 15) or Wednesday (June 17th) from the gallery via a contactless pick-up between 10am-4pm. If that is not possible, other arrangements and delivery options can be arranged. If you live outside HRM, supplies could be mailed or couriered for an additional fee.

An example of an oil painting by Sharon Cave (SOLD)


Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7
902.425.9456

www.argylefineart.blogspot.ca

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Dawn MacNutt “A Fortunate Adversity” May 6-June 7 The Craig Gallery


Our exhibits can be viewed and purchases can be made through The Craig Gallery portion of www.alderneylanding.com, and we have a new Youtube channel where you can view our recent artist talks, www.youtube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtVlPJzoluOSFLyhEMfbZzg?view_as=subscriber,

Subscribe to get updates when new videos are added.

Lee

Check out our website for info on upcoming exhibits: www.alderneylanding.com/gallery

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
(902)461-4698
My Office Hours Are Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
www.alderneylanding.com/gallery
www.facebook.com/TheCraigGallery/
Instagram @thecraiggallery

ARTsPLACE online exhibition and workshop

ARTsPLACE Gallery Annapolis Royal // ONLINE exhibition “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” Brad Necyk, April 26 – June 7

Brad Necyk is a multimedia artist and writer in Canada whose practice engages with issues of medicine, mental health, and precarious populations and subjects. He recently completed an arts-based, research-creation Ph.D. in Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and his doctoral research was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, 3D imaging and printing, virtual reality, performance, and narrative writing. He finished a residency with AHS Transplant Services in 2015-16, worked as an artist-researcher in a project on Head and Neck Cancer, and was a visiting artist-researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto 2017-19. Visit Current Exhibitions https://artsplaceexhibits.weebly.com/


ARTsPLACE Workshops // Wabi-Sabi Sashiko 2-day workshop with Kate Ward. Online, value-added with lifetime access to the workshop, plus a morning conference meeting with Kate, and follow-up for conversations, questions and reviews.
$200 for the two-day workshop + HST. SIGN-UP by May 15 (to get supplies in time). Maximum 20 participants.
Included in the price: fabric, sashiko threads, and needles, fabric marking pens, contained within a cloth bag – these will be mailed in advance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/744844516014315/ or https://arcac-artsplace.weebly.com/whats-on.html

PIPAF In Isolation, 30 artists competing virtually from their homes in isolation

In consideration of the global pandemic, we are cancelling our physical event of PIPAF 2020. In response, we are introducing a virtual launch of our festival where artists will be streaming live from their remote locations while they paint in isolation to compete for awards! People all over North America can tune in to watch our artists compete and paint in their studios.


visit our website at www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation


Jocelyn Li

Executive Director

p. +1 902 728 2007
e. director@parrsborocreative.com
w. www.parrsborocreative.com

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https://www.instagram.com/parrsborocreative/

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Announcement: Cancellation of PIPAF 2020 and Introduction to PIPAF in ISOLATION

visit our website at www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation


In consideration of the global pandemic, we are cancelling our physical event of PIPAF 2020. In response, we are introducing a virtual launch of our festival where artists will be streaming live from their remote locations while they paint in isolation to compete for awards! People all over North America can tune in to watch our artists compete and paint in their studios.

All the best,

Jocelyn Li

Executive Director

p. +1 902 728 2007
e. director@parrsborocreative.com
w. www.parrsborocreative.com

https://www.facebook.com/parrsborocreative/

https://www.instagram.com/parrsborocreative/

https://twitter.com/parrsborocreate