Inverness County Centre for the Arts (ICCA) is seeking submissions for a juried group exhibition to take place in January 2021- end of February 2021. We are seeking works from local, regional and national artists at various stages of their careers. Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, and performance etc. All visual art mediums are welcome. It should be noted that at this time we are unable to cover costs related to shipping and travel.

This will be a juried exhibition and work will be selected by our Manager, Programming Coordinator, and Programming Committee. Selected artists will be paid professional artist fees for the exhibition based on the CARFAC schedule.

There is no specific theme for this call for art. The exhibition will be organized around the themes or commonalities found in the submissions we receive. Work submitted should be made within the last two years.

Timeline: Exhibition Dates: January 22, 2021 – February 28, 2021

Deadline to submit: December 11, 2020 midnight AST

Selection Notification: December 18, 2020

How to submit:

Send 1-5 images (titled-artistname_worktitle_medium_size_year) of up to 2 works created within the last two years. With subject heading ATTN Group Exhibition Submission. Include a brief bio, CV and artist statement to by midnight, Friday the 11th of December.

Have questions or need help with your application – Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process. Contact or by phone 902.258.2533.

The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of their physical work to and from ICCA, as well as all related expenses. Work must be ready to hang if applicable.

The Inverness County Council of the Arts (ICCA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization established in 1984 with a vision: to nurture, enable, and promote the artistic expression and fulfillment of all people.

ICCA consists of a volunteer Board of Directors, a three person staff, a large membership and volunteer base. These individuals place a high value on arts, culture, and heritage. Over the years, ICCA has been involved in various art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and cultural education opportunities.

Website link:



Tara Lynn MacDougall

Programming and Outreach Coordinator

Inverness County Centre for the Arts

16080 Highway 19, Inverness, NS B0E 1N0

T 902.258.2533

VIRTUAL TOUR: Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom

Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom


View the exhibit by visiting:

Co-curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Shannon Parker, and Dr. Julie Hollenbach

Energy. Enthusiasm. Knowledge. Honesty. Inspired. Ardor for material. These are the terms that describe Walter Ostrom and his relationship with clay. They can also be summed up in one word: Passion.

Passion is a simple word and yet the immense complexity of it as a concept is at the core of Ostrom and from it flows the worldwide mosaic of his relationships, his incredible devotion as an educator, his drive for knowledge, and his love for creativity in all aspects of his life, but particularly for pottery.

Walter Ostrom is one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists. He revolutionized clay from ethical brown earthenware to colourful, bright maiolica and inspired generations of ceramists who follow him to this day. This exhibition investigates Ostrom’s earliest work in stoneware and porcelain, his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, the many ways his love of gardening—and particularly rhododendrons—influenced his work, the huge impact China and its ceramic traditions and ceramists had on his life and practice, and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze.

Good Earth examines Ostrom’s practice of altering form, surface treatments, and the rich elements of social commentary, geographic references, art history, and political statements he imbues in his work. An inspired instructor for over 40 years, Ostrom’s influence on a selection of his many celebrated students is also reflected in this exhibition.

Ostrom is celebrated internationally with galleries dedicated to the collection and presentation of his work in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. This bilingual touring exhibition is the first major retrospective to chronicle Ostrom’s career and impact on the field of global ceramics.

Important Closure Message: due to Covid the Joy Laking Gallery is closed to the public.

Important Closure Message: due to Covid the Joy Laking Gallery is closed to the public.

You can still order The Painted Province book by messaging or calling him at 902 890 8450. You can also tell Jim how you would like Joy to autograph your books.

We do not have any books in stock but we expect to get a delivery of books from the third printing, the first week of December. At that time we will deliver books, mail them or make them available for pickup outside of the Gallery.

If you are interested in purchasing a painting, you can email Jim with your preferences and he can tell you which paintings are available.

Important Closure Message ~ Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be temporarily closing for 14 days

Upon direction from the Province of Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be temporarily closing on Thursday, November 26, 2020 for 14 days. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any updates or extended closures.

During this time of closure, you are invited to visit our newest exhibitions virtually by taking one of our four virtual tours, presented by BMO as an extension of the BMO Free Access program. You can also find the perfect holiday gift through our online shop.

Please note that staff will be working throughout this temporary closure. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will continue to follow public health guidelines to ensure that the safety of our members, visitors, volunteers, and staff is top priority.

Be well and stay healthy.

Stay connected with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Shop online for great gift ideas, including new face masks.

Visit virtual tours for new exhibitions by Ned Pratt and Walter Ostrom.
Virtual tours are presented by BMO

Patricia Watson, Garret Mason, and Kaylyn Turner are performing this Saturday, November 28th

Saturday, November 28, 2020 – Doors open 6:30pm
Mahone Bay Jazz & Blues Festival Presents A Night of Jazz & Blues!
Featuring Garret Mason; Patricia Watson and Kaylyn Turner
St. John Lutheran Church
Mahone Bay, NS
Tickets: $25
Masks and Social distancing will be in effect, spots are limited to 125
Click this link to purchase your tickets
Or reserve by emailing
For more information call: 902-521-8682

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is delighted to announce Remix: A Holiday Pop Up Market! November 28 – December 20

Christmas Art & Craft Show 2020

Remix: A Holiday Pop Up Market

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
November 28, 2020 – December 20
Wednesday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is delighted to announce Remix: A Holiday Pop Up Market!

The Remix Pop Up Market will run from November 28 to December 20 and be open Wednesday through Sunday 11-4 each week. Located inside 1061 Marginal Road right next to our Mary E. Black Gallery, Remix will be set up with a single point of sale for streamlined shopping in the space as well as limiting our occupancy to allow for physical distancing. We are thrilled that this pop up will give visitors lots of time to shop handmade and local craft this holiday while providing a safe and in person shopping experience!

Remix features work by Sami Lemperger Textiles, Veronica Post Woodworking, Ceramicists Julian Covey, KG Ceramics, Erin Wells and Alexis Vessey, and Jewelers Abigail Biro, Athanasia Vayianou, Emily May and Rosalind Hennenfent.

The Centre for Craft is a non-profit organization run by crafts people, supporting crafts people. We are so very excited to work with our talented community to bring Remix Pop Up Market to the public!

Public or media inquiries please contact
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator