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 http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/ and WWW.hmsnonesuch.com
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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.
To view the ONLINE CATALOGUE OF ENTRIES http://hmsnonesuch.com/naopa-catalogue-of-entries/
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 …http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/
Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
A catalogue of the works has been published and is available
Annual Show and Sale at The Craig Gallery
“She’s Called Nova Scotia”
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
Office Hours Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm.
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.