Northumberland Arts Council Painting Group

Northumberland Arts Council
Painting Group

What is the Northumberland Arts Council (NAC) Painting Group, you ask?

Simply an opportunity for NAC members to paint together on
Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm

(as of March 1)
at the Tatamagouche Library.

Please bring canvas and paints.
Important to note that this is a gathering, not lessons.

For more information about the group,
please contact Jan Haynes at 902.657.3355

Not a member? You can join by contacting Debra Martyn (
Annual fees are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.


Call for Artists – 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Call for Artists

TOAF59: Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair

July 10-12, 2020 at Nathan Phillips Square

Accepting applications until March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)


Visual artists and makers from across Canada and beyond, are invited to apply for the 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor art fair! TOAF59 will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 10-12, 2020, attracting over 130,000 art enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.

About Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is Canada’s leading and longest-running juried outdoor art fair, with a mandate to bring together artists and the public face-to-face in a radically welcoming and accessible environment to nurture the joy of engaging with art. Founded in 1961, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers front and centre of their works, and to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This public event showcases works by over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers including painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramic artists, textile artists, and jewellery makers, and attracts 130K visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is a charitable nonprofit organization.

What do we offer for out-of-town artists?

Not from the GTA? Not from Ontario? No problem! We work hard to provide the comforts of home to our out-of-town artists including a discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing. We also provide artists who are bringing their own tents early access to Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday night.

How to apply:

Apply early! Visit our website at and click on “Call for Artists” for full application guidelines. Read our tips on how to submit a successful application and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Early Bird Application Fee:

$50 Regular / $30 Students until March 1, 2020 (11:59 PM)

A late fee of an additional $50 applies beginning March 2, 2020.

Final Deadline: March 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)


Questions? Contact us.

416-408-2202 |

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Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2020

Artists, why apply for 2020? TOAF is the best attended art fair in Canada, with 130,000 visitors and 360+ fellow artists and makers over one weekend. Engage with the public and meet face-to-face with fellow art-lovers & buyers, artists, and the arts community at large. Read our application guidelines, tips and our FAQs for more information.

Apply Early

Call for Submissions: MAG Summer Artist Residency 2020

Call for Submissions: MAG Summer Artist Residency 2020

The Mitchell Art Gallery invites Canadian and international artists to apply for the second year of the MAG Summer Residency Program. We encourage applicants with interdisciplinary, non-traditional creative practices to apply.

This residency works to support an artist with space and time to initiate or further a body of work, and bridge their practice with a local community, whether a project connects to a relevant local issue or history, or has participatory or socially-engaged elements. The residency is intended for artists interested in the reciprocal learning opportunity from encountering a community or public, with the MAG as the home base for those encounters.

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

The John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery is located within MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. We are a public gallery committed to featuring diverse artistic and curatorial perspectives, and supporting critical discourses in contemporary art. We are currently accepting submissions for our 2020 Summer Residency Program that will provide individual artists/artist collectives with the space and time to initiate or further a body of work that connects and engages with local communities. Previous artists in residence at the MAG have included Halie Finney (Edmonton), Florence Yee (Toronto), and Olivia Chow (Hong Kong).

Those interested in learning more and/or applying can do so via the MAG website:

Any questions can be sent to Carolyn Jervis or Jamelie Bachaalani at


Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada on Sunday, February 16

Picture Perfect: Makeful TV Launches Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, A New Competition Series Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee

With 18 Professional and Amateur Artists, 50 Wildcard Walk Ons, Four Stunning Locations, and One Winner Set to Be Crowned Canada’s Landscape Artist of the Year, Watching Paint Dry Has Never Been More Exciting

World Broadcast Premiere on Sunday, February 16 at 9pm ET/PT as part of Makeful’s Free Nationwide Preview Event

Following Sky Arts UK’s best-performing, non-scripted series of all time, Landscape Artist of the Year, the highly-anticipated Canadian adaptation, brings together 18 of the country’s best professional and amateur artists alongside 50 wildcard hopefuls to compete for a chance to be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada . Hosted by Sook-Yin Lee, the all new original series sees the artists have just four hours to create a landscape masterpiece. The winning artist will not only be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, but will also walk away with a $10,000 cash prize and will have their artwork on display at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection – home to some of Canada’s most iconic landscape art.

The world broadcast premiere of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada airs Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT, starting February 16, exclusively on Makeful during the channel’s eight-week free preview event running from Feb. 3 to April 5 across Canada.


Each episode of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada travels to breathtaking and truly Canadian backdrops, from Muskoka’s picturesque Lake Rousseau to a rural country farm in Barrie. Two winners from each location will go on to compete in the final. However, these artists aren’t the only ones trying to impress the judges. The competition also sees 50 more artists descend onto each location to try their luck as wildcards, and if any catch the judges’ eye, they too have a chance to compete in the final.

Alongside the host Sook-Yin Lee, the four-part series sees expert judges Marc Mayer, former Director of the National Gallery of Canada, and award-winning artist and educator, Joanne Tod, determine the winners of each location until only one artist remains.

Using their own material and style, the artists have just four hours to create their own rendition of the landscape before them. From oil paint to acrylic, collage work to mixed media, the artwork is as diverse as the artists themselves.

Landscape Artist of the Year Canada is produced by marblemedia in association with Blue Ant Media and CBC. Based on the UK format, it is distributed by Banijay Rights, and was originally produced by Storyvault Films. Following the world premiere on Makeful this February, CBC will also air the series later this year.

Meet the 18 chosen artists competing for the title of Canada’s Best Landscape Artist.

Episode 1 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Denise Antaya
, Kingsville, ON
Laura Zerebeski, Vancouver, BC
Marissa Sweet, Oshawa, ON
Megan Hazen, Toronto, ON
Phil Irish, Elora, ON
Tosh Jeffrey, Toronto, ON

Episode 2 – Airing Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9pm ET/PT
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
, Toronto, ON
Anna Kutishcheva, Oakville, ON
Beckett Pura, York, ON
Colin Davis, North Bay, ON
Deborah Danelley, Winnipeg, MB
Ian McLean, Bright’s Grove, ON

Episode 3 – Airing Sunday, March 1 at 9pm ET/PT
Elzbieta Krawecka
, Toronto, ON
Jeff Wilson, Vancouver, BC
Kylee Turunen, Port Alberni, BC
Mackenzie Brown, Edmonton, AB
Nadine Prada, Toronto, ON
Ron Kuwahara, Halifax, NS

Engage with Landscape Artist of the Year Canada at: @BlueAntMedia @BeMakeful @marblemedia #LAOTYC

Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms.

About marblemedia
is an independent, leading global entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. It develops, produces, and distributes compelling primetime scripted, unscripted, kids and family content both for the domestic market and for a wide range of high-profile platforms and broadcasters around the world. Learn more at

workshop with Kelly Mitchelmore for Feb 23rd

Seascape – acrylic paint workshop with Kelly Mitchelmore – Sunday Feb 23rd

Full day workshop by Kelly Mitchelmore – learn to paint this lovely acrylic painting while enjoying refreshments and a complimentary lunch is catered – you just show up and enjoy the day. Class is limited to only 9 people as to maintain a more private one on one setting. Plus afterwards a detailed set of notes on the steps and what we did that day is emailed to you so you can have it for future use:) So come to an old victorian home for the afternoon and be pampered and enjoy a day of food , fun and art.

Feb 23rd 10 – 4

Painting is a seascape – similar to what is shown – on a 9×10 stretched canvas – all supplies included

Cost is 150 which includes all supplies and refreshments and a complimentary lunch

Address is 65 chestnut street in Windsor – only 25 min from Sackville :)

Please contact if interested –

Register for Studio Sessions Webinar Series on Writing Professional Proposals

(Halifax/ K’jipuktuk) – Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the return of Studio Sessions, the webinar series for artists! Starting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6pm AT, this three-part online workshop series will focus on writing great proposals for your applications for residencies, festivals, exhibitions and grants. Each one hour session will be taught by artist and gallery director Melanie Colosimo and will allow artists from across the country to learn the best practices of proposal writing – all from the comfort of their home or studio.

Webinars are only $18 each for VANS Members ($28 for Non-members) or you can bundle all three for just $45 ($75 for Non-Members). For more info and to register, visit the Workshops page of the VANS website:

Register today!

Webinar 1: Getting Organized
Many calls for submissions are looking for the same things but in an annoyingly different format. In this webinar we cover how keeping a well-organized personal archive of your support material and writing will help so that you’re not reinventing the wheel each time.
Wednesday, February 19, 6 – 7pm AT
Registration deadline: Friday, February 14

Webinar 2: Start Writing
In this webinar we will discuss preparing your proposal and take a closer look at artist statements. We’ll look at exhibition proposal packages, grants and residencies and how to tailor your writing for each application.
Wednesday, February 26, 6 – 7pm AT
Registration deadline: Monday, February 24

Webinar 3: CVs, Budgets and Where to Apply
We’ll go over the long format and short format CVs and what is appropriate to include in each. We’ll take a quick look at budgets and wrap up with where you can find opportunities and how to pick the right one for you!
Wednesday, March 4, 6 – 7pm AT
Registration deadline: Monday, March 2

Melanie Colosimo received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB (2006) and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, ON (2011). Her work has been screened and exhibited in festivals and galleries across Canada such as AKA Gallery (SK) the Art Gallery of Windsor (ON), the Atlantic Film Festival (NS), Eastern Edge Gallery (NL) and most recently at Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery (NS) and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. She has instructed students, recent graduates and professional artists on the art of proposal writing for both NSCAD and VANS. Colosimo is currently the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Halifax where she facilitates over 120 exhibitions a year by visiting artists and graduating students.

Let’s be honest, it is hard to get motivated to leave your house or studio and travel in winter weather to attend a workshop. This webinar series is short, jam-packed with great information and you can learn without leaving home.

For further information regarding this series please contact:
Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator, Visual Arts Nova Scotia
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267