|A sketch by Derrick Wickstrom in Group, an exhibition by the Monday night life drawing group, at the Port Loggia Gallery.|
President’s blog: Have you met new NSCAD president Dan O’Brien? He introduces himself in his blog, which he plans to update regularly. View post: http://wordpress.nscad.ns.ca/president/
Atlantic Fashion Week: It's Atlantic Fashion Week -- and quite a few designers presenting during Friday's Designer Showcase have NSCAD connections: Jere Brooks, Pamela McInnis of Cranky, Sebastian Blagdon of Sebastian Couture, Amy Negus of All My Fashions and Hilary and Louanna Murphy of Dreamboat Lucy. Check out the website at: http://www.atlanticfashionweek.com/
NSCAD Alumni Gallery: New entries to the gallery have been posted. Check out the work of Catherine Jones (BFA 1979) http://bit.ly/LPigVB and Ursula Johnson (BFA 2006) http://bit.ly/LBrHsd
Neil says: NSCAD 125 T-shirts (white, charcoal or black) and sweatshirts (hoodies, black) are now in stock at the NSCAD Art Supply Store. The logo is in full colour.
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@NSCADUniversity : Fun day visiting with young NSCAD grads who are artists in residence in New Glasgow. See pics: http://t.co/ZrRfzTE1
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Seeds Gallery Call for Submissions: Seeds Gallery is doing a call for work for a new kiosk location on the boardwalk. The kiosk serves to showcase student and alumni work from NSCAD University as well as provide visitors to the boardwalk information about the university, its programs and history and will promote our full gallery location on Marginal Road. Waterfront events such as Tall Ships, Halifax Jazz Festival and the International Buskers Festival promise to bring tens of thousands of people to the boardwalk during July and August. This is a great opportunity to expose student work to visitors from around the world! Work MUST be for sale and must retail for under $100 (40% to Seeds, 60% to artists). Ceramic and jewelry work are top selling items during the summer season but all work will be considered. Please submit 3-5 images and an artist statement to nscad.ca. Submission deadline is June 8th, no later than 5 p.m.
Designers/photographers wanted: “We currently publish 20 magazines/year, in Saskatchewan(www.FineLifestyles.ca). We’re in the process of rapidly expanding and are opening shop in the Halifax area as we speak. We're looking for full-time and freelance designers, photographers, editors, writers and advertising sales people. We need designers who are capable of building editorial features, advertorial features, expert advice pages and ads. All our designers work independently out of their homes and are able to produce in a fast-paced environment. Our design style could be called ‘minimalist’... using as many and as large pictures as possible, attractive typography and text. We believe that photos should be the ‘stars’ of the magazines. My business partner and I are currently in the Halifax area for the month of June and would be happy to personally meet those who are interested in these opportunities.” Please send your covering letter and resume to: finelifestyles.ca by June 9, 2012.
Student awards:Applied Arts Magazine offers awards for students in creative advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography and illustration. Submissions are judged by senior communications professionals according to the highest standards. All winning entries are showcased in a special Student Awards issue, featured in an online gallery and an awards winner’s exhibit in Toronto. The deadline for these awards has been extended to June 6. For details, please see: http://www.appliedartsmag.com/st_awards/
Mural: Interested in expanding your portfolio? The owners of a new chiropractic clinic on Sackville Drive are seeking students who could create a mural on a cement wall. All supplies would be provided by the clinic. For information, please contact Jeff or Lisa at 445-5934.
Art Sales and Rental, Call for Submissions: Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? The Art Sales & Rental Gallery is seeking the work of local emerging artists and would like to invite NSCAD students to apply. Located inside the AGNS, the gallery offers a fair commission as well as equal opportunities for solo feature artist shows. The Art Sales & Rental Gallery holds juried, open accessions every two weeks on Monday, but submissions can be dropped off at any time. Drop by for more information or email us at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out our website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental
Filmmaker in Residence Program: The Atlantic Filmmakers Coop (AFCOOP) has announced the call for submissions for the filmmaker in residence program has been extended to Monday, June 11. The program is designed for experienced Maritime-based filmmakers who are interested in creating work with the support of AFCOOP and the Halifax film community. Applications must be mailed to AFCOOP by the deadline. For info, please contact Chris Spencer-Lowe at afcoop.ca or see www.afcoop.ca
The Canadian Student Film Festival: The festival is looking for films directed by Canadian university and school students and produced after August 2011. Animation, documentary, experimental fiction welcome, shot in 35 mm or any video format. Film entry deadline is June 8. For info, please see: http://www.ffm-montreal.org/pdf/WFF_Student_2012.pdf
Share the View calendar: CBC’s Information Morning is now accepting submissions for the third annual Sharing the View calendar. Artists from across the province are encouraged to submit their proposals for the calendar project, a fundraiser in support of Feed Nova Scotia. This year’s calendar will celebrate water in Nova Scotia and the many colours of water in our province. Submissions will be accepted until June 1 and must include a paragraph or two about what you would paint and why. For more information, please visit www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns
Tokyo Designers Week 2012: This year, a school exhibition for student designers and artists (in 15 different genres) will be held during Tokyo Designers Week, Oct. 27 to Nov. 4, 2012. Entries from overseas school are welcome. The application deadline is June 29. For more details please visit: http://www.tdwa.com/en/join/school/
Call for Artist-in-Residence, focus on sustainable art: Visual Arts Nova Scotia in collaboration with the Ecology Action Centre and the Khyber Centre for the Arts are hosting an artist-in-residency and public presentation of ideas that brings together contemporary artistic practices and current environmental research and engagement. The selected artist’s proposal will outline the production of a site-specific artwork that challenges audiences to reconsider the idea of Nature. Submissions are due June 10, 5 p.m.
Volunteer opportunity: St. George’s YouthNet is currently seeking to develop its art program into a sustainable initiative that will use the arts as a way to build creativity, possibilities and connectivity between our youth and their world and those who partner with us. We are looking for volunteers and program leaders who would be willing to create and implement workshops for our youth in our summer art program and throughout the year in our after-school program. Volunteering at YouthNet is a dynamic and rewarding experience. We are looking for artists willing to collaborate with us in the visual and performing arts. For more information please contact Jane Neish at stgeorgesyouthnet.ca or visit www.stgeorgesyouthnet.ca
Toronto Life: “House Calls: Michelle Ross creates and sells beautiful metalwork creations from her attic”
CBC TV News, May 31: “N.S. art at MASS MoCA”
Snap Halifax: “The Starfish Awards”
Chronicle Herald, June 5: “Designer Blagdon an architect for the body”
Chronicle Herald, May 31: “Filmmaker, multimedia artist among seven award winners” Graeme Patterson wins 2012 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award.
The Coast, May 31: “Heather Rappard’s Chromatic Visions”
The Coast, May 31: “Sara Hartland-Rowe watches people”
The Coast, May 24: “The Fabric of Clay stitches together an artists’ life”
Public lecture: Dr. Paul Sheperd on Digital Architectonics. Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. at Dalhousie University, School of Architecture, HA 19, 5410 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: False Cast by undergraduate exhibitor Amanda Rae Keating; The Iconoclasts by Daniel Hutchinson’s summer abstract painting class; There is a Horizon for Each Etched Line Within Your Palm by undergraduate exhibitor Jessica Abelson. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art: Romancing History: Adrienne Godbout. To June 12. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Reinvention:The Art and Life of HM Rosenberg. To June 10. Skin: The Seduction of Surface, with work by Artists include Colleen Wolstenholme (BFA 1986), Duke & Battersby, Vito Acconcci, Cora Cluett (BFA 1988), Emily Falencki (BFA 2001), Eric Fischl (DFA 2002), Rebecca Fisk (BFA 1993), Sarah Maloney (BFA 1988) and David Harper (BFA 2006). To Sept. 8. Mosom Maskwa – Pawakan (Grandfather Bear – Spirit Guides), hand-carved masks by Ned Bear. To Sept. 3. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.
Corridor Gallery:Right Place, Right Time by Kathy Cameron. To June 28. Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport.
Craig Gallery: Sacrifices on the Job: Honouring Nova Scotians killed at work, photographs by Kathleen Flanagan. To June 16. Land & Sea in HRM by the Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth waterfront.
Dalhousie Art Gallery:Sounding Selves, projects by Jani Ruscica with work by Antonia Hirsch, Anri Sala and Jana Sterbak on loan from the National Gallery of Canada. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax.
Gallery Page and Strange: John McEwen, A Library for the Future. To June 15. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.
Harvest Gallery:The Nature of Seasons, paintings on silk by Holly Carr. To June 10. 462 Main St., Wolfville.
Mary E. Black Gallery:Rooted, a group exhibition of art quilts by 23 members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. To June 10. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Soft: Works from the university collection. To Aug. 12. Look to the Living, exhibition of painting and drawing installation by Sara Hartland-Rowe. To August 12. 166 Bedford Highway.
Pavia Gallery: Ian Gilson and Alison Sanford. To May 31. 995 Herring Cove Rd., Herring Cove.
Peer Gallery:Bob Hainstock & Sally Warren: New Works. 167 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg.
Port Loggia Gallery:The Group, drawings by NSCAD University Alumni. Opens Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy. Lorenzen Pottery: 50 Years in the Making. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Secord Gallery: Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.
Seeds Gallery: Featuring the work of NSCAD students and alumni. 116-1099 Marginal Road.
Studio 21:Peter Powning: New work and outdoor sculptures. Mark Grantham: Reverie. Both to June 13. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery: Phillip Joy, Playgrounds of the Faerie. To June 3. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.
Please send your submissions to NSCAD Communications nscad.ca by 4 p.m. the Friday before publication.