NSCAD Notes - Dec. 4
December 7, 2012


RBC Canadian Painting Competition: The RBC Canadian Painting Competition, now in its 14th year, gets more than 500 submissions annually. This year, several NSCAD alumni were among the 15 finalists including Thomas Chisholm of Victoria, B.C. for Interference 1, Philip Delisle (MFA 2012) for NSCAD MFA Studio and Jenna Faye Powell (MFA 2012) for The Ideology of the Sublime Wilderness II. Congratulations to the winner, Toronto artist Vanessa Maltese for her painting, Balaclava. Honourable mentions went to Betino Assa for Gathering in the forest, 12 am and Katie Lyle for White Night.

Our latest raffle: We’re raffling an amazing limited edition photograph, Boiler, by NSCAD faculty member Steve Farmer. Tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10, available in the Office of University Relations, 4th Floor, Duke Street. We’ll also have them available during the NSCAD staff Christmas party on Dec. 13. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Photography Dept.

Pick up some free latte!Free Latte is a sister project of NSCAD’s Free Coffee publication. Whereas Free Coffee is an annual publication featuring the work of NSCAD students, Free Latte is an online accompaniment where students can showcase their artwork year-round. Submissions welcome.  Check it out at: http://freelatte.tumblr.com/post

The Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012: This exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada presents more than 100 recent and significant acquisitions by emerging and established artists instrumental in shaping perspectives in Canadian art today. Represented in this exhibition are: Vikky Alexander (BFA 79), Will Gorlitz (BFA 77), Christian Girouw (MFA 1995), David Ross Harper (BFA 06), Sandy Plotnikoff (BFA 77),  Ron Terada (studied design) and Michael Snow (DFA 87). To Jan. 20 at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.


Making a list, checking it twice: Looking for something unique this holiday season? NSCAD may have what you’re looking for. Read more

Medication management: Design students collaborate with seniors to design a medication management system. Read more

Maximizing opportunities: “When you’re in school, the idea of being a practicing artist seems so far off and unattainable,” says Jared Betts (BFA 201). “So I want to say to the students who are in the middle of it that yes, being an artist is possible, but you’ve got to make opportunities for yourself.” Read more

The Airport Project: Students in Steve Higgins and Kim Morgan’s Advanced Sculpture Workshop are installing their work at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, with an opening on Monday, Dec. 10. Read more


amy kennedy@lulusniffy - @NSCADUniversity@sharethis so nice to see our Medication use in seniors research get some attention! Thanks :)

Happily Ever Active@EverActiveHfx - @NSCADUniversity@hfxdance@JamzArron@beckyrichter Know a young adult who is using the arts to make an impact in HRM? http://t.co/POxkLwsf

Craig Moore@SpiderVideo - hook a creative up! best holiday gift in support of @nscaduniversityhttp://t.co/U92GCSrK


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 the website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental

Logo competition: The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame is holding the “Mojo our Logo” contest. Artists from across the country are invited to submit their designs—“a simple but striking emblem that combines the concepts of tradition and the present.” The winning entry receives $250. For info, please see: https://bcla.centraldesktop.com/bcla/media/Hall%20of%20Fame/CLHOF%20logo%20contest%20article%20english.pdf

Seeking T-shirt designs: “In 2013 we will be launching an edgy kids’ fashion brand called The Fableists. Each article of clothing has a story - a tale with a lesson. The clothing is inspired by vintage work wear, made from organic materials, produced under fair trade and sustainable conditions. We are looking for five separate T-shirt designs to feature in our line. They can utilize either our logo or our slogan: Dress Responsibly! Email fableists.com if you want the logo. Other than that, we are looking for something that stays true to what the brand is all about: good for the planet, good for its people and a bit rock and roll. The t-shirts themselves will be white.  Deadline for submission is midnight GMT on Dec. 14. Winners will be announced Dec. 21. T-shirts will appear around February 2013. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and we will also post some of the submissions, so be sure to ‘like’ our page at www.Facebook.com/TheFableists in order to see all of our posts.” – Sarah Cooper, The Fableists www.TheFableists.com


CBC News at Six, CBC TV
Bob Murphy report on issuing of two RFPs for affiliation and space study. (See newscast on Dec. 3, approx. 7 minute mark)

NS potter comes Full Circle, The Chronicle Herald

On Joan Bruneau’s beautiful show at the Mary E. Black Gallery.

Meet the artist behind those amazing, hand-knitted playgrounds, Arch Daily
Q and A with Toshiko MacAdams.

Order of Nova Scotia recipients 'humbled', The Chronicle Herald

Silver Donald Cameron helped found Isle Madame's non-profit community television station and was the first writer-in-residence at NSCAD University and the ...

Artist dedicates work to Afghan birthplace, The Chronicle Herald

Hangama Amiri is one of three NSCAD University graduates participating in the college's Lunenburg Community Studio Residency program.

Area's beauty provides inspiration for local potter, New Glasgow News
Krissi MacKenzie spent last year as the NSCAD and Town of New Glasgow artist-in-residence, a post that is now filled by three new artists.

Groenendyk is one busy artist, Kings County Register/Advertiser

Doretta Groenendyk graduated from NSCAD with a degree in art education. Then she worked in Swaziland for a year and in Igloolik, Nunavut for ...

Arts Scene, Kings County Register/Advertiser

Facilitator Rachel Reeve holds an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD and has been teaching art to all ages in the Annapolis Valley for six years.

Stewart McKelvey | : Partners Daniela Bassan and Grant Machum ..., Linex Legal Press Release

Grant was appointed as chair of the NSCAD University board of governors. He is involved in other boards including Telefilm Canada and the ...


Roundtable discussion “Intergenerational Feminism”: An open roundtable touching on subjects of communication between various generations of feminists, artist practice and progressive action. Presented by the NSCAD Feminist Collection in collaboration with Jayne Wark, Emily Falencki, Carla Taunton, Karin Cope and Mary MacLachlan. Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St.

Semi-formal: Silver & Gold. Art auction, door prizes, raffle, dancing. Friday, Dec. 7, EyeLevel Gallery, 2159 Gottingen St., Halifax. Admission $5.

Ceramics Show and Sale: Opening Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m. and running to Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. Third floor, Port Campus.

Screening:Buzkashi Boys by Ariel Nasr. Originally from Halifax, NS, Ariel Nasr  is an independent Afghan Canadian filmmaker whose work focuses on documenting contemporary Afghan society. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. at the University of King’s College Alumni Hall. Hosted by the Centre for Art Tapes. Admission by donation.

NSCAD Christmas Party: Taking place Thursday, Dec. 13, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Port Campus.

Super-8 Screening and Holiday Party: Join AFCOOP members and the Halifax film community for AFCOOP’s Holiday Super-8 Screening & Party. Watch never-before-seen (even by the filmmakers) holiday themed Super-8 films. Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. at the Bus Stop Theatre, Gottingen St.


Anna Leonowens Gallery:  Boutique by Dragana Berjona; Have-is by Chris Parsons; Wild by Wilma Needham and the NSCAD Feminist Collective in Gallery 3 1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Argyle Fine Art:Steve Richards, The Sensual World. To Dec. 11. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Car, J.W. Morrice and the Group of Seven, masterworks from the Sobey Collections. To Jan. 6. Metamorphosis: The Art of Robert Pope. To Dec. 9. Painting Place: Elizabeth Enders. To Dec. 9. Roman Bartkiw, curated by Sandra Alfoldy. To Dec. 9. On a Path to Learning: Early Nova Scotian Women Artists, curated by Dianne O’Neill, runs to Jan. 20. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Art Sales and Rental Gallery: The featured artist in December is Lynn Rotin. Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

AST Art Gallery:Crossings by Ian McKinnon. To Dec. 10. AST Library, 624 Francklyn St., Halifax.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery:The Fabric of Clay, Alexandra McCurdy. To Feb. 10, 2013. 703 Queen St., Fredericton.

Craig Gallery:Final Vinyl: New Art on Old Records. To Dec. 19. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Corridor Gallery:Shimmers/Vibrations by Hugh Mater. To Dec. 13. 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

Dalhousie Art Gallery:59th Student, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Exhibition. Dec. 14-22. Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Gallery Page and Strange:  From the Vault. To Dec. 22. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.

Halifax Club:Society of Canadian Artists’ Elected Members Art Exhibit. To Dec. 31. 1682 Hollis St., Halifax.

Khyber Centre for the Arts:Holiday Toast. Opens Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  Full Circle, flower bricks and serving vessels by Joan Bruneau. To Jan. 3. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Prospect 15: Anne MacMillan. To Dec. 9. 166 Bedford Highway.

Port Loggia Gallery:Conceal/Reveal, Compulsion/Repulsion. Opens Dec. 4, 7-10 p.m. NSCAD Port Campus.

Secord Gallery:Paul Hannon, Recent Work. Dec. 7-31. Plus Holiday Show, featuring work by gallery artists. Dec. 7 to Jan. 30. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:  Jewellery by Amanda Memme. Adorn, holiday show and sale by NSCAD’s Jewellery and Metalsmithing Dept. Dec. 11 to Jan. 6. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21:Susan Wood and Janice Leonard: Time Present, Time Past. Ineke Graham: Full Circle. To Dec. 22. New location! Drop by the gallery at 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  Group Show, 2013 Viewpoint Calendar Show. Dec. 5-23. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.