Call for Artists Deadline for Application Monday, May 2

Attention all artists; the Truro Art Acquisition Show is being held from May 9th-27th at the McCarthy Hall Gallery, NSCC Campus, 36 Arthur Street, Truro.This year marks the tenth anniversary, of the Art Acquisition Program, established in 2006, to create and maintain a collection of visual art which reflects the historic development and lifestyle of Truro. Each year, a selection committee views and purchases one piece of work valued up to $750, to be placed on permanent public display in the Truro Civic Building at 695 Prince Street.

It is a special opportunity and one worthy of consideration. All visual artists, from painters and sculptors to rug hookers, carvers and photographers are encouraged to enter up to three pieces of their work and there is no entry fee. Show Entry Application forms are available at The Douglas Street recreation Centre, 40 Douglas Street, Truro, or email Administrative Assistant Stephanie Milbury at or call for more information 902 893-6078. The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016

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Art Show and Fund Raiser for Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

Come and see a unique combination event.
Steele Mazda is pleased to present 3 local artists from May 2nd to May 7th, 2016. Come in and see works (Art and Photography) by Judy MacIntosh, Cathie Hubley and Diane Porter and also explore the Steele Mazda spring line up. As an added Bonus there will be a draw for a piece of Art at the end of the week in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
Steele Mazda
15 Lansing Court, Dartmouth, NS
Call 902 457-3610 or Steele Mazda at 902 462 6600 for more information.

Submission Deadline April 30th Call to All Artists


submission deadline is April 30

Main & Station is very pleased to announce The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS.
These awards are open to all artists.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:
·         The Nonesuch Best Work Award
·         L’Usine de Papier Award
·         The Main & Station Award
·         The Griffintown Award
·         The Wellington Church Award
Key dates:
·         Entries accepted between 21 December, 2015 and 30 April, 2016
·         Notification of finalists: 5 July, 2016
·         Award winners announced 3 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia: 20 August  – 10 September, 2016
·         Finalist exhibition in Montreal, Quebec: 23 September  – 7 October, 2016
For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please go to the website … 
The NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS were created and funded by artists and supporters of the arts.  Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is a privately funded endeavour based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada that promotes the arts and humanities
NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS submission deadline is April 30
Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia


The 18th annual Great Little Art Show

Each May we begin our season with an art show highlighting new work by established and emerging artists from Hants County and beyond.
Organized by the Hants County Arts Council, The Great Little Art Show is a major attraction in our community and is a significant fundraiser for the Avon River Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard.

All are welcome to join us for the Opening Reception, Friday May 6th at 7pm.

Live Music by the Basin Brother, Cash Bar, Appetizers by the Flying Apron Cookery

Admission: Adults $8, Children under 12 free!

Viewing times throughout May – Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Admission: Adults $2, Children under 12 free!

2016 Participating Artists:

Anne Clattenburg
Gail Davis
Andrew Fisher
Brian Fraser
Sylvia Fullerton
Carol Goodwin
Peter Gordon
Denise Grandy
Emma Greer
Ken Greer
Robin Jones
Melissa Labrador
Rose Marie MacDonald
Kelly Mitchelmore
Diane Porter
Tacha Reed
Liz Robinson
Lynn Rodgers
Ruth Ross
Cara Sawka
School Street Glass
Al Simm
Susan Sweet
Jerry Walsh
Dora Warren Davis

Pro Panel system for sale

Pro Panel system for sale
The Pro Panel system is a fast and easy way to display art, exhibits and presentations. It is simple to set up and tear down. Plus, it’s incredibly flexible to accommodate a variety of different booth designs. Both sides are finished and are usable hanging space. Each panel connects to the next with the provided strap fasteners that wrap around the upper and lower legs, allowing you to hinge in any direction.
This system consists of 10 medium gray panels, good for indoor or outside shows. Since the panels have adjustable legs for uneven terrain and can be setup to fit neatly inside a 10 by 10 foot canopy, the system is great to use inside and out. When taken apart, all the panels can be stacked one on top of each other to form a stack only 13 inches tall.
• 9 regular panels – 38 x 84 inches
• 1 half panel – 24 x 84 inches
• Hardware for assembling and hanging framed artwork is included.
These panels have been bought directly from the manufacturer in Texas and they are like new, having been used 3 times only.
Asking $1400.00.
Visit the manufacturer’s website for more info and photos :
Please email or call if interested. The panels are located in Moncton but delivery can be arranged.
Raymonde Fortin

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The Nova Scotia Printmakers bring their exploration of local through fine printmaking to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design April 30th.

Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking, the Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and traveling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.

Join us for the opening reception of A Sense of Belonging, which will take place Saturday, April 30th, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

A Sense of Belonging will be showcased in the Centre’s Loft from April 30 – May 27, 2016.


About the Project
Exploring the culture of local through fine art printmaking.
The Nova Scotia Printmakers present their first portfolio exchange and travelling exhibition. Twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper.  You can see a video tour of the exhibition here.

Participating Nova Scotia Printmakers:

Bonnie Baker, Diana Baldwin, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau, Diane Castonguay Rosati, Michael Comeau, Maria Doering, Suzanne Gauthier, Hannah Genosko, Kate Georgallas, Tyler Grieve, Micheline Gushue, Dyan Hatanaka, Janet Larkman, Bob Morouney, Tony Myers, Dan O’Neill, Michiel Oudemans, Dave Power, Julie Rosvall, Sera Senakovicz, Anna Syperek, Karen Thomas
Janel Warmington, Sally Warren

CONTACT: Julie Rosvall

CALL for ARTISTS 15th Annual Paint Sea on Site

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  • Paint Sea On Site – Lunenburg Community Centre – July 16th and 17th

  • Registration is now open. Please contact Christine at the Lunenburg Art Gallery (902)640-4044 or drop into the gallery to sign up as soon as possible.

  • The registration fee is $25.00, which includes two light breakfasts (coffee and muffins), bagged lunches on both days and a “Mix and Mingle” Reception on Saturday as soon as the auction closes. (approximately 5:00 pm)

  • When you register, please let Christine know if you plan to attend the Saturday Mix and Mingle Reception and if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

  • Children’s registration is $10.00 and includes a basic painting kit, a 30 minute art lesson, a yellow Paint Sea on Site ball cap and cookies! There are two sessions on Saturday 16th, morning and afternoon. An adult must accompany young children when they go out to paint. For more information, call Susan Beavan at: (902)766-0126.

  • This year, by popular request, we will only have ball caps for paid participating adults and children. If you have a t-shirt from a previous year, please wear it.

  •  PLEASE NOTE: Artists may begin painting on Saturday morning and go on until Sunday afternoon finishing this year at 3.30pm on both days. This is in the best interest of the artists as it gives the bidders more time to peruse and bid on paintings, NO work will be accepted after 3.30pm.  

  • SECONDLY – THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT: Please do not bring in any previously completed paintings. This is an unfair advantage over artists who paint on the allocated days.  All work displayed must be done on the 16th and 17th of July. We ask that all artists write PSOS on the back of their paintings when they bring them in.

  • There are artists who like to paint early on Saturday morning and register a little later and this is fine. 

  • Thank you so much for all your support for The Lunenburg Art Gallery, year after year. 

  •  We look forward to welcoming you all back to our non-profit Lunenburg Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser.