An Evening with the Brushes

Are you ready to paint this at “An Evening with the Brushes” at the Economy Rec Centre on June 17th. Proceeds for the Cobequid Interpretive Centre-Welcome Centre, in Economy. Call your friends and make an evening of it.


Empty Nest Designs, along with the Cobequid Interpretive Centre

are presenting an evening of painting as a fundraiser for

the Interpretive Centre

Friday June 17th at 6:30pm in the Economy Rec Centre Gym
$40/person includes all supplies, snacks & non alcoholic drinks
*Cash Bar Available*

Enjoy a fun evening with friends creating a beautiful 16 x 20 painting

Pre-registration is required – spaces are limited
Call today to reserve your spot!
Crystal Roberts (902 647-2092) or Jennifer Welton (902 890-4458)

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Teichert Gallery presents June Feature Artist- Anne Launcelott: STREET

Teichert Gallery presents

Anne Launcelott



Join us for the opening reception
Thursday, June 2nd 6-8pm

Works on display and available for sale June 1-30th
Follow the link below to view the full show. For details on each piece click on its photo in Flickr.

View the show album

1723 Hollis Street
at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Sun-Mon 12-5
Tue-Sat 10-5

PHONE:  902 424 3087

An Artist Interview with Joanne Hunt

Joanne Hunt CSPWC, SCA, IGOR, is a renowned professional artist living in Truro, Nova Scotia, A contemporary realist, she creates both oil and watercolour paintings with a tonal softness and quiet atmosphere which has become her signature. She is an elected member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC, 2002), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA, 2005) and the International Guild of Realism (IGOR, 2015). She has won numerous awards and continues to grow in favour with collectors across Canada, the US and abroad.

When did you start making art?

As soon as I could hold a crayon, I was drawing and colouring. Art has always been a natural and important part of my life and I couldn’t imagine a day without it. I’m very fortunate that I was encouraged and supported to create and grow as a self-taught artist.

Which artist inspired you the most?

Although born and brought up in Montreal, I spent every summer of my youth in Noel, NS, with my grandparents, Stan and Lelia Faulkner. Across the field, my great grandmother, Lilian Ettinger, was the artist in the family and I first learned oils from her. I marveled at her beautiful landscapes and together, we painted and sold little pieces at the Selma Hall during the tourist season. Since then, of course, I have met and been inspired by many other artists, but her influence and encouragement at my young age was very meaningful to me.

What’s your background?

I was trained as Graphic Designer and worked in that field for over 20 years. During that time, I believe the constant attention to design and composition helped to strengthen my painting skills, which I continued to do on the side until about 1995. It was then I started to concentrate less time to graphics and more to full-time painting.

What painting mediums and themes do you enjoy?

I started in oils as a child, and after college was introduced to watercolours, which captivated me for 17 years. A yearning to work larger and with thicker paint brought me back to oils about 10 years ago and I work mainly in oils now. I love the rich colours, thick texture and almost endless blending capabilities…it’s a pure joy.
At the moment, themes I am exploring include the natural abstract patterns in nature, expressed through florals, and also still life compositions, particularly in night-time settings.

What research do you do?

To capture florals in a garden setting, I frequently visit and observe many favourite locations during bloom season. Due to constantly changing light and weather, not to mention that some flowers (like peonies) may only last a few days in bloom, I photograph as much as possible on the spot. Later, I can take my time to choose, edit, sketch and paint in my studio. A typical floral may take 50 to 120 hours for me to complete.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am just finishing 10 new oil paintings for “A Walk in the Garden” – an upcoming floral solo show at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB. The exhibit features all white flowers… rhododendrons (from the Dalhousie Alumni Gardens), as well as peonies and hydrangea from my own garden and local beauties I find on my daily walks. The show opens May 27 and runs until June 19.

Where do you sell your work?

I have been represented by Gallery 78 in Fredericton for the past ten years and also frequently show and sell in group or competitive juried shows across Canada. I do selected commissions and show a collection of works on my web site and

*This was originally published in the Colchester Weekly News column “About Art” by Janice Guinan. Her About Art column appears each week in the Truro Daily News. Guinan also writes a weekly column for the Colchester Weekly News. Both can be viewed online at Contact her at

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The Craig Gallery welcomes Lunenburg artist Su Rogers with PACKING SALT FISH


Join us to welcome Lunenburg artist Su Rogers and her incredibly provocative and powerful series of portraits. These large scale works are ripe with comment, veneration and pay a great homage to a population of Nova Scotian women who continue to carry an industry.

Packing Salt Fish: they stand to face the sea too, Su Rogers

“The paintings are a series of expressive figurative works that combine iconography, metaphor and text; all layered in a way that allows me to both explore the historical degradation of the fishery and venerate and monumentalize the women fish packers who work in small sheds throughout Nova Scotia.

The paintings draw upon different sources, including religious iconography, classical symbolism, folk traditions and motifs, as well as my own documentation of women at their place of work.”

“Packing Salt Fish: they stand to face the sea too”

Su Rogers

Opens at The Craig Gallery Wednesday, June 1, 7-9PM – ALL WELCOME

Exhibit dates, June 2-26, 2016

The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing

2 Ochterloney St

Dartmouth, NS

Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

Gallery 215 Benefit


Join us for an evening of art, music, conversation and delicious food as we host a benefit for Gallery 215 at Bing’s Eatery.

Gallery 215 will open it’s 11th season in June and it houses over 40 Nova Scotia Artists.  The building itself is a restored schoolhouse with beautiful character that lends as the perfect backdrop to showcase the talented visual artists.

Proceeds will go to help support Gallery 215.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Calls for Projects and Venues_Nocturne 2016

Calls for Projects and Venues – Nocturne 2016

Call for Venues

Call for Beacon Projects

Call for Galleries and Community Groups

Information Sessions will be taking place on:

The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth. Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 7pm
The Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland St, Halifax NS Wednesday May, 25th 2016, 7pm
Other important dates:

  • Call for Venues Deadline is May 27, 2016.
  • Deadline for Call for Beacon Projects is June 11 at 5 pm
  • Deadline for Call for Galleries and Community Groups is June 24.

Opening Night kicks off on October 13 followed by the main event taking place on October 15.

For more informations contact

Nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que Michael McCormack sera le commissaire du festival pour cette année et il a annoncé le thème de l’édition 2016 : MOTIVE.
Michael a été directeur de la galerie Eyelevel (Halifax, NÉ) pendant de nombreuses années avant de reprendre ses études d’art. Depuis, il a exposé ses œuvres à travers le Canada et a obtenu de nombreuses résidences d’artiste au Nouveau-Brunswick et dans le Yukon au Klondike Institute of the Arts et plus récemment au Centre For Art Tapes (Halifax).

Maintenant que nous avons notre thème de choisi, nous sommes prêts à ouvrir l’appel aux artistes! Vous pouvez trouver ces appels sur notre site internet et ci-dessous (en anglais seulement).

Appel aux lieux d’exposition (en anglais)

Call for Beacon Appel pour les projets Beacon (en anglais)

Appel à projet pour les galeries et les groupes

Des sessions d’information auront lieu les:

  • Jeudi 19 mai à 19h à Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.
  • Mercredi 25 mai à 19h au Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland St, Halifax NS

Quelques dates importantes:

Date limite de candidature pour les lieux d’exposition: 27 mai 2016
Date limite de candidature pour les projets Beacon le 11 juin à 17h
Date limite de candidature pour les projets galeries et communauté le 24 juin.