Latest Segment of the VISUAL ARTS ABSTRACT – VANS & Visiting your area?


Visual artist, Christopher Webb, puts a spotlight on what’s happening in the visual arts community across the region including arts organization Visual Arts Nova Scotia! Christopher also asks you: What is happening in your area???

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=292806162165319


CHRISTOPHER WEBB 
Visual Artist | Curator | Lecturer  

@thechristopherwebb@thechristopherwebb@cwebbartist

info@cwebb.ca | cwebb.ca

Reminders from VANS…Mentorship Program deadline, VANS in Residence, Remote Probabilities exhibition, call for artwork/ pitches and more


Apply for VANS in Residence in New Glasgow!

VANS, in partnership with The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and the Town of New Glasgow, will host a 3-week Artist Residency in New Glasgow. This program provides a stipend of $2000 to support the artist to work full time for 3 weeks plus a week of planning. 60% of the time will be dedicated to the artist’s own work (creation, research or both) and 40% of the time will be dedicated to community based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations. A studio space is provided in the town of New Glasgow, as well as accommodations if the artist is from outside the New Glasgow area. See more information on dates and how to apply on the PAINTS website. Deadline: July 20 at 5pm AT.



Apply for the VANS Mentorship Program

The VANS Mentorship Program’s mandate is to pair established artists with emerging artists (not necessarily young artists, but those at the beginning of their artistic careers) to take part in a ten-month long mentorship. Over the course of the program, mentors and mentees will meet one-on-one, at least once a month, and four times as a group. The program is free to mentees. Mentors are paid an honorarium.

Are you an emerging NS artist who could use some guidance in your art practice and help reaching your goals this year? Are you an established or mid-career NS artist who could provide an emerging artist with support in proposal development, grant writing assistance, technical advice, skills development, critiques of work, research assistance, and more? See more details about how to apply for the program here. Deadline: July 15 at 5pm AT.



Check out the Remote Probabilities exhibition

This year’s Mentorship Program exhibition is at The Craig Gallery!Join emerging artists Jack Wong, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Hila Peleg and Annik Gaudet and their mentors Steve Higgins, Frances Dorsey, Marilyn McAvoy, and Becka Barker in celebrating their hard work in the program this past year. The gallery has distancing measures in place including limiting opening hours and number of people in the space.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition in person, you can now take a virtual tour of the exhibition! Filmed and edited by the talented Wiebke Schroeder, the 3.5 minute video tour can be viewed on the VANS YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/sdWOLSgkR0g. See Remote Probabilities before it closes August 2.



Submit a pitch or artwork for Visual Arts News

We’re looking for pitches, ideas, stories, exhibitions and commissioned artwork about Mysticism in the Arts in Atlantic Canada.

PITCHES: Review an upcoming exhibition touching on our theme, profile an artist who’s engaged in these dialogues. We’d love to hear from new and seasoned writers, artists, students, and critical thinkers from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Features, exhibition reviews, and artist profiles are the most popular stories we accept. Pitches should be submitted by email to editor@visualarts.ns.ca along with a brief bio and a writing sample. Please see the Visual Arts News website for more information. If you are a new writer and would like assistance preparing your pitch, please contact our Editor in advance. Writers are paid $250 for each piece. Articles are roughly 1000 words.

 

COMMISSIONED ARTWORK: Visual Arts News invites all Atlantic Canadian artists to create new works for our upcoming issue of the magazine. All artists residing in Atlantic Canada are eligible. Accepted work will be highlighted as a two page colour spread printed within the magazine for distribution (1000 copies). Artists will receive an honorarium of $500 plus materials costs (up to $500). Submit a short description/sketches of proposed work including how it will be inserted into the magazine, budget for materials, 5 – 10 images of previous work, Artist statement and CV to director@visualarts.ns.ca. Deadline for pitches and artwork: July 21 at 5pm AT.

 



Create or Update your Artist Page

All VANS Members are encouraged to create or update their Artist Page on the VANS website. Since the Artist Page was included in the membership fees this past year, we have had over twice as many artists set up a page, making it an even better resource to find and explore the work of Nova Scotian artists.

We have a

tutorial on creating and updating your Artist Page that makes it easier than ever, and we are happy to walk you through any steps if you run into trouble. Just log in to the VANS website (in My Account under the Members tab) to get started. It doesn’t take long, especially if you already have a short bio and artist statement (less than 15 words) and six images ready to go.You can now add all your social media handles, and a link to your website or your other media (like on Vimeo or YouTube). Learn more about the Artist Pages here.



Send us your news!

We will soon send out the Summer Edition of Members’ News (better late than never) so let us know what you have on the go this season. Any VANS member can send along their brief updates (less than 100 words, written in 3rd person) to communicate@visualarts.ns.ca with the subject line “Members’ News”. Deadline: July 20.


Remember that the VANS office is closed

The VANS office will remain closed to the public over the summer and staff will be working primarily from home. We are still reachable by email, so contact Becky (Executive Director) at director@visualarts.ns.ca, Andrea (PAINTS Coordinator) at paints@visualarts.ns.ca, and Carri (Programming Coordinator) at communicate@visualarts.ns.ca.

 

Congratulations to artist & author Sarah Jane Conklin!

Congratulations to artist & author Sarah Jane Conklin , her book Nesting Grounds was chosen as one of the Best Books for Teens and Kids in 2020 by @kidsbookcentre, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre


About The Book
Sarah Jane created 20 luminous oil paintings depicting 10 familiar birds nesting and put them together in
Nesting Grounds. Each bird has 2 devoted paintings: The female in her nest; the nest with eggs. Additionally, the clutches in each nest increases incrementally from one to ten-the Sparrow having one egg up to the Wood Duck having ten. A 4-line verse accompanies each image describing the nesting ground unique to each bird. This artistically rendered book is ideal for artists and birders of all ages, and is a wonderful introduction to the nesting grounds of common birds. Birds featured in Nesting Grounds: Sparrow, Hummingbird, Robin, Cardinal, Plover, Goldfinch, Snow Bunting, Nuthatch, Chickadee, Wood Duck. Nesting Grounds is a companion book to Sarah Jane’s Flying Colours.

About the Author

Sarah Jane delights in her natural surroundings. She is inspired by the scenic beauty where she has lived, including her birthplace St. John’s, Newfoundland. She draws immense enjoyment from watching birds visiting her back yard in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Nesting Grounds is her follow-up book to Flying Colours.

To see more of Sarah Jane’s paintings, visit her website: sarahjaneconklin.ca


Nesting Grounds

Available on-line:
Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

Available in-store:
Made in the Maritimes
Atlantic News
Woozles

 

HEAR TELL Podcast Training Program announces full schedule


Attention Artists, Arts Workers and Arts Organizations in Atlantic Canada! Are you interested in learning about podcasting? Visual Arts Nova Scotia has developed HEAR TELL, a 6 week online podcast training program tailored to meet the needs of those working in the arts in Atlantic Canada. Registration for this exciting program is now open here: visualarts.ns.ca/hear-tell!


The HEAR TELL program will include a series of live webinars and online presentations by podcasting experts as well as creative podcast producers. Participants may register for the full six week program package ($200) or they can choose to register for individual webinars ($35) and online presentations ($25). We are offering VANS members a 50% early bird artist discount on the cost of the HEAR TELL Full Program Package.

The HEAR TELL Full Program Package will include a six week series of ongoing webinars, online presentations and a final Q & A with podcasting experts. Because we want this program to be accessible to everyone, we don’t want the cost to be a deterrent in participating. Please email Eryn at podcast@visualarts.ns.ca if you would like to work something out. The HEAR TELL podcasting initiative will run from June 16 to July 21, 2020.


Click here for more info and to register











Register now!

If you have any questions about 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.

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.

Susan Paterson ~ New Work~ Emma Butler Gallery

My new show at Emma Butler Gallery in St. John’s is online now! I’ve had a very busy winter, now the fun part – showing everyone! If interested please contact the gallery. Enjoy! Here’s the link –
https://emmabutler.com/paterson_show.htm


Emma Butler Gallery

111 GEORGE ST W
ST. JOHN’S NL
CANADA A1C 6K2
709 739-7111

emmabutlergallery@nl.rogers.com

GALLERY HOURS

Mon-Sat
11am-5pm
or by appointment

Two Workshops, Two Weekends – July 27 & 28 and August 3 & 4 in Brigus, Newfoundland

The Landfall Trust oversees the 200 year-old Kent Cottage in Brigus, NL and provides seasonal artist, writer and musician-in-residence programs. When the cottage is not in use for the residencies, it is rented out as a creative and arts retreat. See www.landfalltrust.org.

This summer we are offering two workshops on two separate weekends and would love to see participants from across the Atlantic provinces.

Two Workshops, Two Weekends –

July 27 & 28, 2019 Architecture Drawing with Wallace Ryan

August 3 & 4, 2019 En Plein Air Painting

with Canadian Artist Sue A. Miller

These workshops will in part support the artist in residence programs.

 

For additional information please contact the Trust at:
admin@landfalltrust.org

The Landfall Trust
P.O. Box 21378
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1A 5G6 Canada

http://www.landfalltrust.org/

Landfall Trust Facebook

 

The Landfall Trust ~ Two Workshops, Two Weekends in Brigus, NL

The Landfall Trust oversees the 200 year-old Kent Cottage in Brigus, NL and provides seasonal artist, writer and musician-in-residence programs. When the cottage is not in use for the residencies, it is rented out as a creative and arts retreat. See www.landfalltrust.org.

This summer we are offering two workshops on two separate weekends and would love to see participants from across the Atlantic provinces.

These workshops will in part support the artist in residence programs.


 

Two Workshops, Two Weekends –

July 27 & 28, 2019 Architecture Drawing  with Wallace Ryan

August 3 & 4, 2019 En Plein Air Painting

with Canadian Artist Sue A. Miller

For additional information please contact the Trust at:
admin@landfalltrust.org

The Landfall Trust
P.O. Box 21378
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1A 5G6 Canada

 

http://www.landfalltrust.org/

Landfall Trust Facebook

The Association of Atlantic Area Artists invites New Members

New Members Always Welcome!
Click here for invitation

The Association of Atlantic Area Artists [AAAA] has been providing art instruction in Halifax since 1956.

We continue to offer several options for enhancing painting skills for artists with some experience, including: two weekly morning classes, for three terms of 10 weeks each; four workshops per year; two

shows where paintings may be sold and an occasional other event open to all members.

For information on classes, workshops or shows, see our web-site

All members are invited to participate in organizing and attending all activities, including the springtime Annual General Meeting.

A small annual membership fee is payable during the month of January.

To join us, contact Eleanor Surette-MacDonald at: eleanorsm@eastlink.ca

or, go to our website for more information, and contact us from there: atlanticareaartists.weebly.com

Happy Painting!