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


902 424 3087

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All of us at ARABELLA hope you enjoy this issue!



Come live in my world for just awhile – 140 pages of art, architecture and stories. Grab a cappuccino, wine (depending on the time of day) or tea and immerse yourself in a “ARTCATION”. Stay awhile – I think you will enjoy yourself.


This Issue

As I was creating this issue, May 2020, I suspect I got a little carried away. Jennifer Irving’s horses captivated my soul and I found myself transported to Iceland walking along the rugged pathways with these beautiful creatures. Morgan Weistling took me back to a place I have never been – the light in his paintings is of a spiritual quality and I am reminded of masterful painters who belonged to this earth a long time ago. But when I got to Calvin Nicholls art I was mesmerized with the detail. I could almost see the hairs on the hedgehog move and I wanted to tickle his tummy. I wanted these delightful creatures to be real and I imagined Calvin at work, late at night in his studio with all these wonderful little animals running around on the table. What fun. I can’t begin to imagine the painstaking attention to detail it takes to produce these works of art.

Summer is Coming

No matter what happens in the course of this world – summer is coming and that in itself is a reason to celebrate. Mother Nature is bursting her seams and flowers are blooming all over. It is definitely time to plant the garden and try to grow some vegetables. This year more and more people are digging up there grass and planting wildflowers and putting raised beds together in groupings so that they can grow their own vegetables. With all that has happened in such a short time frame, the thought of taking care of your own meals with vegetables that you have grown is a very comforting thought. I have a couple of raised beds in our yard where the dogs play tag and it is going to be very hard to convince them that the dirt belongs to me and my vegetables not their paws as they dig holes and bury their balls.

Molly are youngest dog is particular adapt at digging holes and racing around in the mud – yesterday when it was raining I caught her sitting underneath a drain spout that was over flowing and was pouring down on the ground. She was having the most delightful shower and then of course went into the garden to dig a hole. Our house will never be clean again I fear.

Well enough of me, all of us at ARABELLA hope you enjoy this issue as much as we all enjoyed putting it together. Have a wonderful start to the season.

Debra Usher, Editor-in-Chief


Debra Usher

President & Editor-in-Chief

OFFICE NUMBER 1.506.814.0119



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


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.


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.


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


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Bear River Artworks Gallery 2020 online experience!

The artists at Bear River Artworks Gallery are launching their 2020 gallery season with an online experience.

Check out artworks by Karen Aaker, Roisin Cadieux, Flora Doehler, Arlene Dubo, Gary Fraser, Larry Knox, Crystal Pyne, Joan Stanley, and Laurel Strachan at bearriverartworks.com

All work on display is for sale. Prices and details are noted. Shipping costs are extra or, to practice safe-distancing, curb-side pick-up can be arranged. For purchase inquiries please contact the artists via our gallery email: bearriverartworks@gmail.com.

We miss you! Send us your feedback!


Our gallery is closed but private viewings can be arranged.

Remote payment is available by credit card and E-transfer.

We are offering curbside pickup and delivery within HRM.

We offer interest-free layaway and shipping services.

Watch our facebook page, instagram @art.1274.hollis, and website, http://www.art1274hollis.ca, for updates and available items!

New Work by Shauna MacLeod, Colleen Underwood, Jessica Steponaitis

1274 Hollis St., Halifax, NS


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,

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

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Curator
My Office Hours Are Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Instagram @thecraiggallery

HEAR TELL: A Podcasting Survey for Artists, Arts Organizations and Arts Workers in Atlantic Canada

HEAR TELL: A Podcasting Survey!

Attention Artists, Arts Workers and Arts Organizations in Atlantic Canada! Are you interested in learning about podcasting? Or do you have some experience with podcasting already? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we would like to hear from you! Participants can be entered to win a gift subscription to Visual Arts News magazine and a free webinar.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is developing HEAR TELL, an online podcast training program that will be tailored to meet the needs of those working in the arts in Atlantic Canada. We have created a simple 10 minute questionnaire to better understand what the training needs are in our community, as well as to assess the current levels of podcasting experience and knowledge.

We are tailoring the training program specifically to the visual and media arts community but it will also be relevant to other arts groups in the Atlantic region and beyond. We would be grateful to hear from anyone in Atlantic Canada (NB, NL, NS, PE) who identifies as an artist, an arts worker or is affiliated with an arts organization.

Click here to complete the survey

Please complete the survey by Monday, May 18th at 11:59pm. Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/heartellpodcasting

If you have any questions about this survey, or the Hear Tell Podcast Training Initiative, please contact Eryn Foster here: podcast@visualarts.ns.ca.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts and funding for this project through the Digital Strategy Fund.