The President’s Blog: Dr. Dan O’Brien talks about the Framework for Sustainability and meeting the NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residents. Read more
Keji Bound: A group of NSCAD students head to Kejimkujik National Park to create art inspired by nature. Read more
Presidential search is underway: A process in place to hire a new NSCAD president by spring 2013. Read more And while we’re on the subject, the committee is seeking input into the kinds of qualities you’d like to see in a new president. Read the update
The nose knows: Chatting with NSCAD professor Mathew Reichertz at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge in Point Pleasant Park about the art project inspired by his beloved late dog, Georgia. Read more
Painting portraits with words: A conversation with Jimmy Rankin (BFA 1988). Read more
More artists join the line-up: The NSCAD Alumni Association is working on celebratory activities for September, including three special exhibitions, “ANNAmotion LOGO-motion,” and the concert, Back to School Special. Joining Buck 65, Matt Mays and Ria Mae in the line-up are Ghetto Socks, Tanya Davis and Acres & Acres. ANNAversary weekend happens September 21, 22, with most events happening right on Granville mall. We’re calling on all students, faculty and alumni to make this weekend a success! Tickets are available now: http://125nscad.eventbrite.com/
** An organizational meeting for September’s ANNAversary weekend takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 4 p.m. in the cafeteria. All are invited to attend. **
Public sector disclosure: Universities must report all salaries over $100,000 for the first time under the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act. See the NSCAD list
Congratulations! Mary Lynn Podiluk (BFA 2012) of Saskatoon, Sask., is awarded first place in L.A. Pai Gallery’s national jewelry student competition. An exhibition of her work, along with the work of other finalists, is on display until Aug. 19 at the gallery, located at 13 Murray Street, Ottawa. Mary Lynn is a contemporary jewelry designer and silversmith who translates language and linguistic concepts into visual elements through silver and resin jewelry.
@COWSICECREAM: An amoooozingly talented #NSCAD artist brought this painting to our #Halifax store- it's udderly perfect! pic.twitter.com/qnmFFivv
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@elaineframpton : @NSCADExtStudies had a slammin' time in Ivan Murphy's Painting class this week! NSCAD's Summer Institute rocks. Parking sucks tho :(
Call to South Shore Artists: The Lunenburg Art Gallery is inviting artists to participate in its NS South Shore and Lunenburg Art Gallery Members’ Juried Show in October 2012. Artists may present two works of art, one of which may be chosen. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per artwork. The jurying will take place at the Lunenburg Cultural Centre, 114 Fox St., Lunenburg. Entry forms, details are available at www.lunenburgartgallery.com
Timeraiser arrives on the East Coast: Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. The event in Halifax will be taking place November 1st at Pier 21. Throughout the evening, people attending the event meet with different volunteer agencies and match their skills to the needs of the agency. Once matches are made, attendees are eligible to bid on artwork. The big twist is rather than bid money, you bid volunteer hours. You have a year to complete your voluneteer pledge and once the pledge is completed, you get to bring the artwork home as a reminder of your good will.
Timeraiser is committed to supporting emerging and mid-career artists and will pay up to $1,000 fair market value (framing included) for work chosen for the auction. Selected pieces will help inspire people to donate their time in support of great causes, so keep that in mind when applying. Timeraiser juries typically select mixed media canvas/photography/framed work over sculptures, and the ideal size is less than 5 ft width or height. Artwork will be displayed in the offices of corporate partners and in community spaces for the 12 months while participants complete their pledge. Submission deadline: Sept. 6. To apply, see: https://timeraiser.slideroom.com/#/Login
Craig Gallery call: The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing invites artists to participate in the upcoming exhibition Final Vinyl: New Art on Old Records. Create art with old vinyl records and donate them to the three-week exhibit, running in December 2012. For details, please email Kim Farmer at alderneylanding.com.
FILM 5 Program Call for Applications: The Atlantic Filmmakers Coop invites emerging Nova Scotia filmmakers to apply to the FILM 5 program, a professional development program for writers, directors and producers culminating in the opportunity to produce a five-minute shot. Application deadline: Oct. 1, 2012. Applications can be downloaded at http://film5.ca/
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 at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out our website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental
Horror Movie Trailer Competition: Create a three-minute trailer for a fictitious horror movie. Open to young people, ages 14-25. Entries will be judged on originality, production, image, sound and post production. Deadline is Sept. 28, 5 p.m. For details, email Kim Farmer at alderneylanding.com.
Art from an emerging artist: Mary Lynne MacKay, manager with the South Park YMCA, is hoping to hear from a student who would like to have their artwork on display in the Women’s PLUS Lounging area at the YMCA. Here’s what she says, “We are looking for something soft, maybe beach like, or abstract, something that will work for the theme of the lounging area. It is a brightly colorful place, teal blue and white. We are in the process of some new chairs, cushions and window blinds in white. You need to see it to see what we have to work with and how we need to calm the room.” Interested? Please email at ymca.ca or give her a call at 425-9622, ext. 224.
Call for Student Projects: The Anna Leonowens Gallery is putting out a call for student projects for Nocturne 2012. Solo exhibitions, collaborations, group exhibitions, performances, projections and installations are all welcome. Preference will be given to projects that utilize the space of Gallery 1 in an innovative way and engage the public during the gallery’s busiest night of the year. Proposals should include a one-page written description, name and contact info of a NSCAD faculty advisor, 5 to 10 images of work, gallery plan, CV. For more info, please visit the gallery’s website: http://nscad.ca/en/home/galleriesevents/galleries/opportunities.aspx
Artists were inspired by Titanic, Chronicle Herald
Chris Dorosz makes unique fabricated wall-mounted sculptures.
Time out in Sir Sanford Fleming Park, The Coast
On NSCAD prof David Clark’s augmented reality public art project.
Dal’s Traves highest earner, Chronicle Herald
Grade A pay the norm for university bosses.
Salaries over $100,000 in public sector groups now for all to see, Metro
UNBSJ welcomes new associate vice-president, Newsroom
Laurelle LeVert, new associate vice presidents, brings skills and experience from NSCAD.
Buck 65 to headline NSCAD special concert, Chronicle Herald
+ Philip Delisle, Jenna Faye Powell are finalists for RBC Painting Competition.
‘Crossing Paths’ comes to LaHave gallery, South Shore Now
Exhibition features work by Marina Fregeau, Leya Evelyn, Kay Stanfield, Rita Lamontage MacDonald, Barbara Marie Schmeisser and Louise Pentz.
NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Studio Residency: NSCAD-New Glasgow Community Residency’s closing exhibition (with works by Annalise Prodor, Krissi MacKenzie and Katie Roux) runs August 16 to August 23 in the artists’ studio, located behind the New Glasgow Fire Hall, Dalhousie St., New Glasgow. Artists’ talk, Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. in the New Glasgow Library Community Room, 188 Dalhousie St.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: What Remains (an installation in process) by artist-in-residence Sandra Rechico; A line traced continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience by Visiting Artist Sheilah Wilson; scape by artists-in-residence steve bates and jake moore. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art:Nova Scotia cityscapes by Michelle Saint Onge. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: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:In Passing, new works on paper by Kate Stinson. To Aug. 28. 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
Craig Gallery:Jardins, paintings by Nadine Belliveau (BFA 1971). To Sept. 1. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.
Gallery Page and Strange: Work by gallery artists. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.
Hub Gallery:VANS in the Hub features diverse, large-scale works by Chris Brobeck, Pat Louks, Therese Bombardier (BFA 2006), Margarita Fainshtein, Randy Engelberg (BFA 1985) and Susan Malmstron. To Aug. 30. 1673 Barrington Street, second floor.
The Khyber Centre for the Arts:Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art, curated by Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy, showcases the recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Francis, Ursula Johnson (BFA 2006), Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade and Jerry Evans. To Aug. 17. A catalogue for the show includes essays by Curator, Alan Syliboy and by Carla Taunton, Assistant Professor of Historical and Critical Studies at NSCAD. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.
Mary E. Black Gallery:Titanica, exhibition of new works by members of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (NSDCC). Titanica features works by: Lesley Armstrong (faculty), Catherine Beck, Lindsey Bellefontaine (BFA 2008), Clare Bridge, Wilma Butts (alum), Bob Campbell (BFA 1987), Philip Doucette, Darrell Eisner, Gladys Hann-O'Neil, Laura Kenney, Mary Jane Lundy (BFA 2003), Paula MacDonald (alum), John Macnab, Beverley McInnes, Rosemary Metz, Carol Morrow, Joy Pennick, Sally Ravindra, Marcela Rosemberg, Andrea Saint-Pierre (BFA 2010), Wendy Shirran, Chris Shute, and Jim Smith (BFA 1989). To Sept. 9. 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 Aug. 12. 166 Bedford Highway.
Port Loggia Gallery:Tête-à-tête, 2011-12 VANS Mentorship Program Exhibition, featuring emerging artists Anne Macmillan (BFA 2009), William Robinson (BFA 2005), and Natalie Boterman (BFA 2012), with work from their individual mentors Peter Dykhuis, Robert Bean and Ariella Pahlke. NSCAD Port Campus.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery: Ehryn Torrell: Self-Similar. Aug. 25 to Oct. 7. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.
Secord Gallery:Point/Counterpoint, A summer exhibition featuring representional and abstract works by gallery artists including Wayne Boucher, Leya Evelyn, Paul Hannon, Susan Paterson, and many others. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.
Seeds Gallery: Summer Parking, new paintings by Norma Jean MacLean. 116-1099 Marginal Road. Plus, the Art Shanty on the Halifax Boardwalk!
Studio 21:Travelling Art, a summer exhibition including works by Jean-Sebastien Denis, Ric Evans, Catherine Farish, John Hartman, Alex Livingston (NSCAD prof), Roger Loft, Marilyn McAvoy (MFA 1997), Sara MacCulloch (BFA 1992), Graham Metson, Don Pentz, Ron Shuebrook, Michael Smith and Susan Wood (NSCAD prof). Also Erwin Leber: New Works on Paper. To Sept. 5. 1223 Lower Water St., Halifax.
ViewPoint Gallery: A Year in a Life showcases 365 photographs taken each day for a year by Alanah Correia. To Sept. 2. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.