Members’ Show Call for Submissions 2021 ‘Celebrate’


Members’ Show
Call for Submissions 2021
Friday, May 28-Wednesday, June 16

2021 marks the 40th year that the Northumberland Arts Council and The Fraser Art Gallery have been actively promoting and presenting art in Tatamagouche.

We are coming back from 2020 with a full exhibition roster this summer,
the Gallery Shop is reopening, and a great feeling is in the air!

This is our opportunity to celebrate this important anniversary with our community, highlight the wonderful work of our artist members,
and introduce new members to the gallery.

You may submit up to six pieces.
All media are welcome.

*Inventory form sent to the Gallery Committee by May 14—
this must include title, size, media and price.

*Art should be delivered to the Fraser, 362 Main Street, Tatamagouche
on Wednesday, May 26, 1:00-5:00.
Work must be picked up Wednesday, June 16, 10:00-5:00.
Please contact the Gallery Committee if you need to deliver or pick up
at an alternate time.

Preparation of work: The Gallery is equipped with a cable track hanging system.
Any work to be hung must be wired appropriately for installation AND labeled on the back.

Membership: Members can renew their membership online or at the Gallery when delivering work.

Contact: Gallery Committee—

Click here for Gallery Agreement & Inventory Forms

Last chance to enroll – starts Tuesday!

Visual Voice Fine Art is proud to offer Reimagining Composition with painter Barbara McLean to help you rejuvenate old paintings and try new compositional strategies. This two day workshop will help breakdown barriers to creativity by introducing new ways of working and some possibly unfamiliar tools. The goal is to work abstractly but may also help representational painters work in a freer way in their usual work.

Apr 20-Apr 27 Tuesdays 10-noon, $125 +tax per person
2 sessions ONLINE. Small class sizes = Limited space
Pre-registration required by calling: 902-843-9464

Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS

ART LAB ~ Many courses are approaching capacity so please register now

To register for any of our courses please contact or call 902-254-2972

Although some courses are filled we can put you on the waiting list in case a chance arises. Many of the courses are approaching capacity so please avoid disappointment and register now.

The recommended Covid-19 protocols will be in place for your security. Smaller classes means more space and more personal attention.

To see the full description of any course please go to

Great Little Art Show – Call to Artists

With what looks to be a safer summer approaching, we are re-envisioning how we can offer programming for this 2021 season at the Avon River Heritage Museum. Normally this time of year we’d be reaching out, extending a call to artists for the Great Little Art Show. We were unable to host the event in 2020, but we are optimistic with our plan to present a slightly different version of this beloved community event this summer.

In partnership with Avon River Arts we have decided to instead host this event from June until August. We will kick off the event with a virtual gallery tour. For the first while the gallery will be open by appointment only, until restrictions allow for us to once again gather. Instead of an opening reception we have decided to have a wrap party and are very hopeful that by the last weekend in August we can come together to celebrate as we normally would at an opening reception.

Throughout the summer we will provide regular updates on the artwork and artists included in this showcase via social media. We’ll share bios and interviews with the artists and links to the items in the online shop. Deadline to register is April 23rd. For more information please visit

Avon River Heritage Society

Get off the beaten path… explore the Avon River!

PRESS RELEASE : ARTSPLACE Announces Rebranding and Website Relaunch


For immediate release

Art at the Heart as ARTSPLACE Announces Rebranding and Website Relaunch

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia, April 15, 2021. Annapolis Royal has a rich history as a centre of creativity and artistic excellence, but that wasn’t always so prior to the 1980s. In 1982, a group of creative minds set out to celebrate the practice of making art, and show the community how artists work and what they do. That initiative marked the founding of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and placed Annapolis Royal firmly on Nova Scotia’s artistic map.

The work of the Arts Council in those early days planted the seeds that helped foster a fledgling arts community. Steadily, it grew across a range of disciplines–from dance to fabric arts–establishing Annapolis Royal’s reputation as an arts community throughout the province and beyond.” said founding member Wayne Boucher.

Since then, ARCAC has been the identity of the organization, with the gallery known as ARTSPLACE at its core. Already the artistic heart, now ARTSPLACE Gallery is coming into the spotlight as the public face for the artists, and the members who make the gallery the centre of their artistic life in the region.

A new, modern logo and identity system that reflects the legacy of the Arts Council was launched today, leading up to the organization’s 40th anniversary in 2022. Colourful icons that reflect the breadth of programming and evoke creative spaces and artistic practices symbolize ARTSPLACE’s community outreach initiatives.

The new brand is not only current and modern but continues to reflect the core ethos of our organization: approachable, friendly, fun” said Susan Tileston, ARCAC’s first executive director.

It’s been decades since we’ve updated ARCAC’s look and feel in a significant way. The time was right to modernize, streamline and simplify our brand identity,” said Sophie Paskins, Gallery Director, who oversaw the branding evolution.

The new identity will strengthen our position in the community and highlight ARTSPLACE Gallery as the heart and face of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council added Board Chair Julia Redgrave.

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