Metal Prints at the Maritime Painted Saltbox

Metal Prints at the Maritime Painted Saltbox: Here are a couple of examples of Tom Alway’s and Peter Blais’ artwork printed on Metal, using the process of dye sublimation on aluminum.

The samples shown are Tom Alway’s Dry Dock, 16 x 20

and Peter Blais’ School’s Out, 16 x 20

We now have several Metal Prints posted on our Shopping Page on our website and another group which are available in our gallery. As we are not able to open at this moment due to Covid Restrictions, we want folks to know that these metal prints are available to purchase from the Shopping Page directly, or one can purchase those that are not on the Shopping Page, but are in our gallery, by contacting us to make arrangements. So click on this link to take you to the Metal Prints Gallery to peruse what is available.



telephone: (902) 693-1544

The Maritime Painted Saltbox Fine Art Gallery

265 Petite Riviere Road, Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia

“Splendid isolation” at Artsplace has been extended until July 31st

Unveiling the Beauty that Arises in Isolation

ARTSPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal opens the 2021 juried exhibition season with the poignant, timely and stunning work of artist Eva McCauley. A painter and printmaker known for her atmospheric, expressive paintings of sky, and shifting landscapes, McCauley divides her time between her studios in Bear River, Nova Scotia, and Elmira, Ontario, painting subjects steeped in personal significance.

The paintings in the “Splendid Isolation” series are a direct response to the pandemic.

Over the course of this past year of COVID, I noticed the things most important to me have become amplified. I have responded by simplifying my life and spending time in the solitude of my studio. This isolation has been a time of rich contemplation and feelings of gratitude; it provided an opportunity for introspection and creativity.” explains McCauley.

The paintings in the series embrace uncertainty and a feeling of fragmentation, while unveiling a beauty arising from creating in isolation. This is reflected through strangely lit environments of strongly contrasting light and colour, inhabited by solitary figures.” said Pat Lohrenz, Exhibition Committee Chair.

McCauley cites a passage from author Haruki Murakami as a source of inspiration for the series. ‘Once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in.’

It was important that we launch the juried season with work that we felt would connect with visitors and that reflected part of our shared experience of the past year.” said Gallery Director, ​Sophie Paskins.

Contemplating the past year, McCauley remarks “Paradoxically, this calamitous and challenging year has offered me many more small and unexpected gifts than has any year I can recall.”

Splendid Isolation runs until July 31

Eva McCauley has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work is included in public and private collections worldwide. Eva is also an art educator, and has been a sessional professor of Fine Art at the University of Waterloo since 2002.

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

For more information please contact:
Sophie Paskins
(902) 532-7069

Facebook: ARTSPLACEGallery
Instagram: arcac.artsplace

ARABELLA e-Magazine MAY 2021 issue


ARABELLA e-Magazine

My favourite time of each month

The release of MAY 2021 issue.


Cover Artist – RAY SWIRSKY

Hole in the Wall”, oil on canvas, 40” x 60”


Online Artist-in-Residence Talk & Exhibition


Online Artist Talk & Exhibition by Inbal Newman,
Winter 2021 Artist-in-Residence.

Premieres May 31, 2021 @

An ongoing series of hand-stitched standards designed to recognize remarkable seafaring women. The online exhibition will include an artist talk and video insights into the artist’s process. Final pieces will be displayed in the LSA storefront windows on the corner of Montague and Prince Streets, Monday, May 31 – Sunday, June 6.

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

La Vida Diaria en Cuba (Daily Life in Cuba) by Anne Bastedo

Due to difficulties created by COVID the NSCC Grad Show scheduled for June 2021 at ViewPoint Gallery has been cancelled. The current show, La Vida Diaria en Cuba (Daily Life in Cuba) by Anne Bastedo will continue both in the gallery (when re-opened) and online until June 27.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia UPDATES

Museum Day Discount

In celebration of International Museum Day, we’ll be offering a special discount code in the Gallery Shop until midnight on May 24.

Visit online and apply code IMD15 at checkout for 15% off. We ship worldwide and offer curbside pick-up on Fridays and Saturdays during the temporary closure.

Worn Inward Launch & Artist Talk

The virtual launch of Worn Inward at the Johnson Geo Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, will celebrate the last stop for this traveling exhibit and features a talk with the artists and curator.

Click here to access the event on May 27, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m. AST.

Building a Museum in the 21st Century

This upcoming ART+IDEAS talk on June 2 is offered exclusively to Patron Members through the Patron Program.

Stephen Borys (Winnipeg Art Gallery), Shirley Blumberg (KPMB Architects), and Omar Gandhi (Omar Gandhi Architect) will reflect on their past experiences in this timely conversation moderated by Nancy Noble. Join/Renew your support as a Patron Member to RSVP.

Focus on the Collection

Catch up on insightful highlights from the collection, including Gustav Doré’s Landscape with the Pyrenees and Sarah MacCulloch’s Beach Rocks with Sand.

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Please note that the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia remains temporarily closed in accordance with the Province of Nova Scotia. We will keep you informed of any updates or extended closures.

Visit us online for at-home activities and virtual tours of exhibitions by Deanne Fitzpatrick, Walter Ostrom, and more.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.

Visible Mending Online Demonstration with Kate Ward ~ Saturday 22 May

Learn how to breathe new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish your well-loved items using traditional boro and sashiko stitching techniques.

Discover the best ways to transfer patterns onto fabric, needle and thread choices, and how to get straight and even stitches.

Also demonstrated will be how to apply a patch with sashiko stitches

The presentation will go for an hour, followed by half an hour for questions.

A replay of the webinar will be available to watch until 31 May.

When: 3pm ADT Saturday 22 May (2pm eastern, 1pm central and 11am pacific)
Where: Zoom
Cost: $10

How: sign up here >>

Questions: email me


Kate Ward


Artist | Curator | Educator

Truro Art Society– President

2020 LumiereArtist

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

2021, Plants on Film, Halifax International Film Festival, NS

Online Sashiko Courses