Truro Art Society ~ General Call to enter


General Call to enter

The Truro Art Society has openings for artists

wishing to exhibit their work at the Novel Tea Cafe and Bookstore.

Our exhibits run an average of two months at Novel Tea Cafe & Bookstore located at 622 Prince Street, Truro, N.S. The Truro Art Society takes 20% commission from sales, and exhibiting artists are asked become a member of the TAS ($20, January-December, payable via, and also asked to assist with the hanging of their exhibit. To submit your expression of interest, please provide the following to before October 1,2020.

a) Email 2 – 5 digital photos of the work you wish us to consider. Please identify it with your name, “Title of piece”, date completed, dimensions, & price.

b) Provide an introductory paragraph describing the work you wish to exhibit

c) The hanging system at Novel Tea Cafe and Bookstore requires all 2-D works be wired securely from D-rings or screw-eyelets positioned 1/3 from the top of your art work (view: ). Frameless glass with clip attachments or saw-toothed hangers are not secure for this venue. Unframed works are acceptable if created on deep canvas stretchers with painted/tidy sides.

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!

Chester Art Centre Happenings


6 Saturdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10. 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 1–4 p.m.

You can be part of building the tallest sand sculpture in the Maritimes in the heart of Chester. With 25 world records behind him, Paul will create the Nova Scotia record breaking highest sand sculpture with your help. You will be helping to create an over 8 foot Sand Castle of the model pictured above. This workshop will be held outside in our parking lot beside the centre.

Cost: $110 for 6 Saturdays (a.m. and p.m.) or single workshop $20 per session (1 session is either a.m. or p.m.) Limit of 10 participants. Material list will be supplied.

Paul Dawkins has been designing and building sand, snow and ice sculptures for almost 50 years. His art has taken him all over the world winning numerous competitions and world records. He credits his experience as a stop-action film animator and artistic background for the attention his carvings bring him. His creations are always designed to tell a story and give the appearance of movement.

Instructor: margaret best

September 14 – 18

This 5 day workshop provides the opportunity to understand the full process of producing a complete botanical study. It will start with drawing the live specimen, move on to colour matching, then creating a visually appealing composition, and finally exploring your preferred medium to make it all come together.

Cost: $425


Margaret Best was raised and educated in South Africa. After some years of teaching in Cape Town, she immigrated to Canada settling with her husband and daughter in Calgary. Inspired by the wildflowers of Alberta, Margaret retuned to her love of painting nature. A serendipitous connection with artists in England launched a passion for botanical art resulting in teaching and exhibiting internationally for almost 20 years. Her work is widely published in books and magazines such as Fine Arts Connoisseur, Canadian Wildlife, and Nature Conservancy of Canada The Royal Canadian Mint has commissioned her work for numerous coin releases since 2012. Her paintings are held in private and public collections around the globe. Margaret now resides in Chester, Nova Scotia.


September 26 & 27, 10 am to 5 pm

Marine art has always been my primary passion and so much fun to mess around with. We will learn about colouration, transparency and composition. This in either acrylics or oil. We shall start with a supplied piece we’ll all copy and learn from the same palette and how to mix the paint. From there we shall look at your marine inspired projects. This is fun!

Cost: $175 Bring a lunch.


Malcolm Callaway has been painting for over 40 years and works in various media such as oil, acrylic, watercolour and fresco. His artwork is in many major collections in Canada and the U.S. Although noted primarily for his marine pieces he also tackles a variety of subject matter. To see his work go to


October 3 & 4

Sashiko embroidery is a Japanese textile mending and reinforcing technique involving a simple running stitch that creates beautiful yet practical embellishments used to mend clothes while also adding meaning and mindfulness to our work.

Despite its seeming simplicity, Sashiko embroidery can be deceptively complex.

Cost $175 for the workshop plus $50 for materials.


Kate Ward is a multidisciplinary artist, working in jewelry, textiles, ceramics, video and installation. Her work is often minimalist, focusing on form, colour and the interplay of contrasts. Her practice is inspired by the ephemeral, the metaphysical, the symbolic, and the relationship between art, ritual and culture. Kate has a number of art degrees. She first obtained a Bachelor of Visual Art from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 1998, went on to study a Masters in Arts Management and Policy from London University, UK in 2008. Received a Certificate in IV Ceramics from Goulburn’s TAFE, Australian 2012. culminating with a Masters in Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College for Art and Design in 2016. Kate has been the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs. Her work has been selected for national and international exhibitions, and won the Fibreart International Guild’s 2001 ‘Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist’ award, Pittsburgh, USA. Her work is in private collections world wide.



Chester Art Centre
60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia

To register for a class, please go to:

Sue LeBlanc

Executive Director

P: 902.275.5789

New Exhibition of Paintings by Flora Doehler, daily in Bear River, NS until October 13, 2020

I am so pleased to invite you to my exhibition of new paintings at Sissiboo Coffee Bar and Gallery in Bear River.

The 16 paintings celebrate the beauty of living flowers and gardens. All the scenes were created in my garden and studio in Bear River, Nova Scotia

I will be in the cafe gallery for a series of ‘soft’ openings on
Thursday Sept. 3
Friday September 11
Wednesday September 23
Saturday October 10,
from 2 – 4 pm.
Please join me!

View all the paintings here:

The LSA Fall 2020 Schedule has arrived

Introducing Our Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule!

Our Fall 2020 workshops are now open for registration!
For more information or to register, please visit:

Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions our maximum class size, including the instructor, is now 10. Our School intends to adhere strictly to the safe health guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority.

Textured Tuesdays: Hand-building
Instructor: Marla Benton
Tuesdays, Sept. 22 – Oct. 27 / 5 sessions / 9am – 1pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Wheelie Wednesdays: Advanced Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Marla Benton
Wednesdays, Sept. 23- Oct. 28 / 5 sessions / 9am – 1pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Independent Studio: Ceramics
Instructor: Kara Highfield
Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 14 / 10 sessions / 1:00pm – 5pm / $450
HERE to learn more or register

Principles & Techniques of Watercolour Painting
Instructor: Tom Ward
Mondays, Oct. 5 – Dec. 14 / 10 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $300
HERE to learn more or register

Creating with Clay: All Levels
Instructor: Kara Highfield
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 8 / 10 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Pushing Colour & Light: Painting with Acrylic
Instructor: Sharon Fox Cranston
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 3 / 5 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $150
HERE to learn more or register

Oil Painting Fundamentals: Techniques & Refinement
Instructor: Heather Sayeau
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 / 5 classes / 2pm – 4:30pm / $150
HERE to learn more or register

Willow Harvest Basket Making
Instructor: Heather Sanft
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 24 & 25 / 10am – 4pm / $180
HERE to learn more or register

The Illustrated Bowl: Hand-building & Surface Design
Instructor: Anna Bald
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 8  / 5 classes / 9am – 1pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Piles of Tiles: Decorative Ceramic Tile Making
Instructor: Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey
Wednesdays, Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 / 5 classes / 1pm – 5pm / $350
HERE to learn more or register

Pure Pigment at your Fingertips: Painting with Pastels
Instructor: Sharon Fox Cranston
Tuesdays, Nov. 10 – Dec. 8 / 5 classes / 6:30pm – 9pm / $150
HERE to learn more or register

Hand-Printed Holiday Cards: Linoleum Block Printing
Instructor: Hannah Genosko
Saturday, Dec. 5 / 10am – 4pm / $80
HERE to learn more or register

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


What’s Happening at Harvest Gallery

Bonnie Baker
AFTERMATH: An Informal Cyanotype Survey of Wastelands, Wastebins, Waysides & Tidal Zones
August 29th – September 27th

Harvest Gallery, 462 Main St. Wolfville (902) 542-7093

This event is open to the public observing good physical distancing and wearing masks.

Cluny Maher
THE HOUND IS LOOSE: Nova Scotia Landscapes
September 12th – October 11th

Brad Hall & Drew Klassen

October 3rd – November 1st

Steven Rhude

November 7th

Holiday Show
Photography and Ceramics

Harvest Gallery
462 Main St
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 1E2


For more information please contact:

Lynda Macdonald


Painting From The Inside Out – Wayne Boucher

Wayne Boucher

Wayne was scheduled to present this course in May and unfortunately we had to cancel so now we feel confident in offering artists this course now. You can make arrangements directly with us at Art Lab to work with Wayne and discover why he calls his course . Painting From the Inside Out. 

This is the only course given this year by Wayne and there are a limited number of seats to better ensure student spacing, nine seats only.

The cost is $ 275 

Registration payment can be made directly with Art Lab via e-transfer. Please email us at or call as noted for details.

We have special offers for accommodation at the Gillespie House Inn.

More information

TAS Call for Artists


Want to help the arts and show a piece of work in Noveltea?


All TAS members. We’d love to see work from all of our members! If you’re not a member but would like to participate it’s easy to join.


These will be displayed at Noveltea from Sept 13 – Oct 31.

For more information contact Kate Ward (