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
Visual Voice Fine Art presents its annual Summer group art show, a celebration of the best of the season.
The show features Nova Scotian artists: Diana Baldwin, Judy Arsenault, Carol Morrison, Twila Robar-DeCoste, Maria Doering, Kath Rutherford, Nora Gross, Barbara McLean, Carol Smeraldo, Joanne Solway, Ellen Moershel, Kristiina Lehtonen, Judith Leidl and Rosa Carr. On display are landscapes, animals, abstract, flowers, and more. The media and techniques are just a varied: sculpture, watercolour, printmaking, collage, oil, acrylic, and more.
A great show with something for everyone to love.
Please NOTE there is NO opening reception for this show.
Don’t forget to come in an see the show, it runs from Monday, Aug 8 to Saturday, September 10. The gallery’s regular hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Any other time by appointment 902-VIEWING (843-9464).
The popular workshop is now in COLOUR!
Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice. Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop using multiple colours as well as multiple layers.
You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique.
You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.
If the weather is forecast to be beautiful we are planning on setting up the workshop outside next to the gallery, in case of rain it will be inside the gallery space.
The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. See Maria’s bio here. *Includes the use of a press
Sat, Aug 18 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464
Spanish classes return to Visual Voice Fine Art !!!
Cultural experiences in our own fun and relaxed way are very popular. A great way to exercise your mind, have fun, and learn a beautiful language to help you in your travels (Spanish is spoken in 21 countries).
Combined with our small class sizes, it means there is limited space – don’t delay reserve your spot today!
Taught by a native speaker.
$160 +tax per person (10 classes)
Pre-Registration Required: 902-843-9464
Couples receive 10% discount. Contact us for Group rates.
Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here.