Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards- international art awards opens in Parrsboro


  Main & Station  Presents The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards

Main & Station Ltd, an art residency centre located at 168 Main Street in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, will be hosting a major International art award and exhibition.  Between  August 20th and September 10th  2016.

Main and Station Ltd-Nonesuch art centre is housed in the newly repurposed 1913 4-story heritage building that once was home to the town’s post office and custom’s house. We will be hosting an exhibition that will show the many ways of creating art on or with paper.  The exhibit will then move to Montreal for another three week period in late September.

The exhibition is the result of a new award created by Main and Station Ltd, “The Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards”. These awards have a value of approximately $20,000 .  The Awards comprise 5 individual awards and include an award for sculptural work as well as a People’s Choice award. The awards consist of Art Residency and an honourarium

The awards attracted submissions from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan and Spain. Over 35 submissions to the awards came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces.

Over 70 works of art will be on exhibit, including drawings, paintings, prints,  sculpture, paper-crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books. With over 200 artworks entered in the submissions, choosing only 70 works of art for the exhibition was difficult. The quality of work is exceptionally high and the manner of how paper is used in the creative process is extraordinary.

The awards are a privately sponsored initiative to support the arts and no federal, provincial or municipal government assistance was provided.

The awards are financed by Main & Station Ltd of Parrsboro,  Purple Chips/ 7790139 Canada Inc (financial advisors) of Montreal., The Lev Group of companies of Montreal and Parrsboro, Judith S Bauer, Jane Zdansky and John Schwinghamer

For additional details on the awards go to   and

For more images and more information, contact:

Harvey Lev,

Judith Bauer,

Jane Zdansky,



Main & Station is pleased to announce 

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS Parrsboro exposition will open on 20 August 2016 at 3pm and remain on exhibit until 10 September 2016.

The exhibit will then travel to Montreal and be on exhibit from 23 September  until 7 October, 2016  at 141 Ann Street

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

  The Award winners will be announced in Parrsboro on 3 September, 2016.

For additional details on the awards please go to the website …

Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws

PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

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A catalogue of the works has been published and is available

Coming Up at The Craig Gallery


VANS Mentorship Program
This Saturday, August 6th 1 PM 
at The Craig Gallery
The Dartmouth Visual Arts 

Annual Show and Sale at The Craig Gallery

“She’s Called Nova Scotia”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 10th, 7-9PM
The Craig Gallery
Exhibit Dates August 10th – 28
The DVAS is celebrating the aesthetic glory of our province.
This is a show you’ll want all your Summer visitors to see, there are so many stunning Nova Scotian landscapes!
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Then the beautiful landscapes continue through September with

Carol Morrison’s “Maritime Scenes – Over the Edge”

Opening Reception Wednesday, August 31st, 7-9PM

Exhibit Dates September 1 – 25


Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

CCA Exhibit Opening: The Golf Show and Paul Hannon: A Conversation About Ireland

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is delighted to present the opening of ‘The Golf Show’, a golf themed group exhibition in various media by local and international artists. The opening will take place Thursday, August 4th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Many of the artists will be present at the opening reception providing a great opportunity to meet them and discuss their work.

Also opening August 4th in the outer gallery is the solo show ‘A Conversation About Ireland’, an exhibit of paintings and drawings by artist Paul Hannon exploring Ireland and his family roots. Hannon recently went to Ireland for the first time and located the lands his Hannon family ancestors lived on and farmed before they had to flee Ireland as a result of the Great Hunger of the 1840’s and early 1850’s. He has done paintings of their lands in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The lands are incredibly beautiful and later became known as “Yeats” country as W.B. Yeats grew up in that area and wrote extensively about it. Also part of the exhibit are several drawings of Hannon’s family members from his family tree. Though he does not know what they looked like, Hannon knew what they did for a living and painted them in work related poses.

Coming up at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts:

Sunday, August 7th:
Book Launch: Lucy Cloud – a novel by Anne Levesque. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., reading at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 8th:
Concert – Trio Bembe: A Latin Jazz Trio. Doors open 7:00 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Cash bar.

Tuesday, August 9th:
Let’s Harmonize – a workshop with Laurel Browne, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., $35 for non-members, $30 for members.

Trellis Café Art Show: ‘Some of my Favorite Places’ – Landscapes by Paulette Melanson

Trellis Show poster 2016

Trellis Café Art Show: ‘Some of my Favorite Places’ – Landscapes by Paulette Melanson. Show runs August 1-31. Open daily 8am – 9pm, 22 Hwy #3, Hubbards.