2021 Course Calendar ~ Classes are already starting to fill up!

https://www.parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-calendar

Tom Forrestall and Joy Laking courses are very close to being sold out.

To register please email us or call us at Art Lab.

902-254-2972

info@artlabstudios.ca

 

Presenting the New Grad Program online exhibition!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents
the New Grad Program’s Online Exhibition!

Meet the 10 emerging artists who participated in the 2020 New Grad Program: Andrew Thorne, Anna Lisa Shandro, Sydney Wreaks, Emily May, Fern Pellerin, Jessica MacDonald, Kiera Sitzer, Maddie Alexander, Molly MacLellan, and Nicholas Chapman.

This year, due to COVID-19, we were unable to host our usual Open Studio event where the New Grads could share their work with the public so instead we have created this online exhibition. Click the button below to visit the online exhibition, read the artists’ bios, and learn more about their work. Thank you for supporting these fantastic emerging artists!

visit the exhibition now!

Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s New Grad Program is a 14 week program is designed to help recent graduates navigate the transition from a full time student to a professional artist.

During the program, all participants are given the opportunity to take weekly professional development workshops on topics such as budgeting, applying for grants, writing about their work, and networking. Participants also have access to a shared studio space at Wonder’neath in Halifax; studio visits from an artist/curator; and are coached by a mentor. The New Grad Program is free to participants, with the exception of $15/week in studio fees.

After the three and a half month program, the participants will have:

    • A proposal that could serve as the basis for a grant, festival, gallery or residency application
    • A CV and résumé to use in a portfolio
    • The skills to navigate through the next step in their career
    • A built-in peer network

Any recent art school grad (within 3 years of graduation) can apply for the program but a maximum of 10 will be accepted each fall, in a non-juried process. The deadline for next year’s program will be summer 2021.

Special thanks to this year’s mentor Eryn Foster, curator Laura Ritchie, and studio partners Wonder’neath for their support. Additional thanks to workshop instructors Sarah Maloney, Melanie Colosimo, Becka Barker, Carri MacKay, Melissa Marr, Heather Wilkinson, Sally Wolchyn-Raab, Becky Welter-Nolan, and Kelly Markovich, as well as to photographer Wiebke Schroeder for documenting the participants’ work.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges core funding for the New Grad Program from the Canada Council for the Arts.


Image details (clockwise from top left):

1. Nicholas Chapman, quantum reality. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

2. Molly MacLellan, A is for Apple, Wooden letters, guitar pick guard, gorilla tape, wire and polyester stuffing, 46 x 36″, 2021. Image courtesy of artist.

3. Sydney Wreaks, Bead Work, works in progress, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

4. Anna Lisa Shandro, back to your roots, grounding blanket, first in a new series, hand knit. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

5. Maddie Alexander, 1978/2019, 2020. Photo by Phillip Ocampo from an exhibition curated by Morgan Sears- Williams titled Behind The Curtain at Xpace Cultural Centre.

6. Jessica MacDonald, collapse, pill bottles, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

7. Kiera Sitzer, Unholy, Ink on paper, 8″x10″, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

8. Emily May, a part of the Lost and Translation series (detail), soda fired stoneware. Image courtesy of artist.

9. Fern Pellerin, ME MANGAV TUT, Wool, rug canvas, cotton thread, 4′ x 2′, June – August 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

10. Andrew Thorne, Here and Now/Communication (work in progress), 4 ft x 8 ft, Spruce plywood, carved, 2020. Photo by Wiebke Schroeder.

 

For more information see the online exhibition: visualarts.ns.ca/ngp-exhibition, or contact:

Carri MacKay
Programming Coordinator
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

www.visualarts.ns.ca

 

2021 Khyber/Mayworks call for Rural Artists in Mi’kma’ki

CALL FOR RURAL ARTISTS IN MI’KMA’KI

We are seeking submissions from RURAL artists, makers and creatives across Mi’kma’ki

Let’s challenge and disrupt stereotypical notions of what rural “Maritime” art can be and look like.

Participating artists will each receive $450.00 in exhibition fees and $325.00 in speaker fees.

To read the call and for further details on how to apply visit: https://madmimi.com/p/67e5c11

Submit your application by midnight on Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Artists will be notified by Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Exhibition duration: May 1st-30th, 2021 with artist panel to-be-scheduled during this timeframe.

 

Woodcarving Courses with Jennifer Marlow

Woodcarving course

It is gratifying to push a sharp blade through a beautiful piece of wood. Participants will learn carving technique as well as the intrinsic properties of certain wood species. The ultimate goal is to nurture skill development over time so participants can enjoy woodcarving independently and with confidence.

Being one of the earliest forms of sculpture, relief carving continuously provides endless possibilities for the carver. Immersing yourself into the world of sharp blades and the smell of wood, we will give life to various designs. Beginning our roughing out with a little mallet work, we will then move through to the refinement stages using a variety of gouges, chisels and knives. The completion of these relief projects will equip the beginner with enough knowledge to begin their own relief carving independently. For the practiced carver, these projects will be an opportunity to enhance your skill and broaden your creativity.

Class size max 4

$180 ( materials and tools provided)

Saturday & Sunday January 23 & 24 9am-4pm

OR

Thursdays 9:30am – 1pm (Feb 4 – Feb 25)

send and email to hone and slice@gmail.com or call (902) 403-0178 to register

www.jennifermarlow.com for more info and other courses.


www.jennifermarlow.com

 

update on Art Lab courses


 

We learned lots from the Covid-19 adjusted classes last year but one compromise turned out to please everyone. smaller classes for more instructor time. Meaning that many of our classes will max at 10 students. So please don’t hesitate to register soon to avoid disappointment.

To look at course detail go to https://parrsborocreative.com/cultural-campus/course-listings/

To register please email us or call us at Art Lab.

902-254-2972

info@artlabstudios.ca

Call for Talent Trust Scholarship Applications

Call for Talent Trust Scholarship Applications

Deadline March 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. (AST) for spring/summer studies in the arts. (Studies between May 1 and August 31, 2021 – online studies accepted).

You can find more information at nstalenttrust.ca

Our annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design.

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

Meet our 2020 Scholarship Recipients.


Jacqueline Steudler (she/her)| Nova Scotia Talent Trust | Executive Director

Phone 902-492-6801 Fax 902-425-7364

Web http://www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca
Address P. O. Box 575, 2307 Clifton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7

Charitable Registration no: 889483392RR001

Donate today: online through canadahelps.org, or send us an e-transfer or cheque to the address above.

SIGN UP for our e-Newsletter

Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nstalenttrust

Application Deadlines: March 1 (Spring/Summer Studies), May 1 (Fall/Winter Studies)
Believe in the Creativity of Nova Scotians

ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

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ARTSPLACE Launches ArtSeen a 3 Year Digital Project to Support Contemporary Art

ARTSPLACE has embarked on a three-year project to build a digital platform to promote and share knowledge about contemporary art with a diverse, intergenerational audience.

ARTSPLACE has developed a province-wide and national reputation for being able to generate interesting activities and opportunities within the community,” stated Ted Lind, Project lead and Board Member. “This project, called ArtSeen, is an extension of that work and will be an online portal to share contemporary art and artists that have the highest standards of excellence with a regional, national and international community.”

The project is funded by the Digital Strategy Fund of the Canada Council for the Arts with a $300,000 grant, the largest ever received by the society. ArtSeen will showcase the work of contemporary Canadian artists through live interviews, studio and gallery visits, and virtual conversations. The all-digital content of ArtSeen, coordinated by ARTSPLACE, will be developed initially in partnership with arts organizations in the Atlantic provinces, and eventually move further west using a national network of artist-run centres.

Our venture into digital media to present arts and culture is not new. For several years, ARTSPLACE has used videoconferencing to conduct real-time programs with museums and galleries, most notably the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa,” says Lind. “We also have and continue to use social media and other digital platforms to connect contemporary artists with a growing audience. During the COVID-19 era, digital learning is becoming more significant than it ever was.”

ARTSPLACE is a contemporary gallery and arts centre that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC). ARCAC was founded as a society in 1982 by a group of artists who wanted to share their work and ideas with each other and their community. The society is a registered, non-profit charitable organization. In 1995, the society acquired its own building, with three galleries, artist residency space and a workshop/performance area. ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a year-round schedule of exhibits, workshops, film screenings, arts talks and special events.

ARTSPLACE Gallery presents a wide range of programming that showcases the role that arts and culture play in providing a good quality of life for people in the Annapolis Royal area and also serves to attract others to the region,” shares Lind. “The Annapolis Region is a centre for celebrating and supporting arts and culture. ARTSPLACE wants its home community to share in the excitement and innovation that ArtSeen represents.”

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, arcac@ns.aliantzinc.ca , (902) 532-7069

CALL FOR RURAL ARTISTS IN MI’KMA’KI


CALL FOR RURAL ARTISTS IN MI’KMA’KI

We are seeking submissions from RURAL artists, makers and creatives across Mi’kma’ki

Let’s challenge and disrupt stereotypical notions of what rural “Maritime” art can be and look like.

Participating artists will each receive $450.00 in exhibition fees and $325.00 in speaker fees.

To read the call and for further details on how to apply visit: https://madmimi.com/p/67e5c11

Submit your application by midnight on Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Artists will be notified by Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Exhibition duration: May 1st-30th, 2021 with artist panel to-be-scheduled during this timeframe.