Philip Delisle wins Joseph Plaskett Award: Philip Delisle (MFA 2012) is European bound! Read more
NSCAD at MASS MoCA: The opening of Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA felt like a NSCAD reunion. Read more
A change in policy: Effective September 1, NSCAD will no longer accept tuition payments by credit card. It’s a cost-saving measure. Read more
Artist for a Day: Did you miss all the fun? Ruby Boutilier in our Admissions office created this wonderful video of the NSCAD Alumni Association’s inaugural Artist for a Day. View: http://bit.ly/KqdLCa
NSCAD Alumni Gallery: New entries to the gallery have been posted. Check out the work of Catherine Jones (BFA 1979) and Ursula Johnson (BFA 2006).
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.
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/
Seeds Gallery Call for Submissions: Seeds Gallery is doing a call for work for its 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.
Last chance! Nominations for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterworks Award are being accepted until June 1. This is the prestigious award NSCAD professor David Clark won last year. Please see the guidelines and nomination form (PDF).
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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.
Illustrate the Invisible contest: World Wide Hearing is a non-profit organization that provides access to hearing aids for children and youth in developing countries and underserved communities. WWH are organizing the “Illustrate the Invisible” contest, a design competition to solicit creative images (photos, drawings, digital art, videos) that express the experience of hearing loss among children. There is a cash prize of $250 CAD and the winner will also have their work featured prominently in World Wide Hearing awareness-raising campaigns and on our website. For info, please contact Danica Chan wwhearing.org
Boardwalk Artists at Alderney Landing: This is a one-day event (July 1) that will transform the Dartmouth waterfront into an outdoor art gallery, featuring the work of local painters, photographers, jewelers, potters and more. If you are a local artist, and would like to register on-line, visit: http://artcamps.wufoo.com/forms/boardwalk-artists-at-alderney-landing-2012/
Call for proposals, School of Extended Studies: The school invites individuals to propose courses and workshops for the fall 2012 and winter 2013 semesters in the areas of fine and media arts, craft and design for its adult and youth programs. Deadline May 30. For details, please contact Catherine Allen, program coordinator, School of Extended Studies at nscad.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 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
Public Art Competition: Concordia University is launching a Canada-wide public art competition for a work to be integrated into the lobby of the GM Building on its downtown Montreal campus – called Quartier Concordia. (Budget: $80,000) Please visit http://www.concordia.ca/campus-life/arts-and-culture/public-art/competition/fr/ to see details and complete an application for candidacy. The submission deadline is Friday June 8, 12 p.m.
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.
The Chronicle Herald - “Dreamboat Lucy’s sisters win design contest that will take them to T.O.”
CBC Information Morning - “Oh Canada! NSCAD in the spotlight at huge US exhibit.”
CBC’s Phlis McGregor on Twitter
The Chronicle Herald – “NSCAD roots on display.”
The Coast - “National Treasures.”
Maclean’s – “Contemporary Canadian artists get some southern exposure.”
The Globe & Mail – “62 artists, 120 works, four years in the making, 100 per cent Canadian.”
Toronto Star – “Oh, Canada sings south of border”
This Magazine – “Oh Canada! U.S. museum hosts major survey of Canadian contemporary art.”
Boston Globe – “Oh, Canada!” shows the boundless arts of being Canadian.”
Lecture: NSCAD professor Ericka Walker presents a NSCAD-New Glasgow Lecture— “Heavy Handed, Gently Drawn.” Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, New Glasgow Library.
Anna Leonowens Gallery: No object, paintings by Daniel Hutchinson, visiting faculty. Dis/solution by Jack Candlish and Morgan Drew. The Mad Wait by Madeline Andrews. Use me up by Melissa Blanch. 1891 Granville St.
Argyle Fine Art: Latest works by Adrienne Godbout and Ed Beals. 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:Bundles for Healing, drawings by Sarah Burwash. To May 29. 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. 462 Main St., Wolfville.
Khyber: Emily Davidson: Agitate Educate Organize. Artist talk and Q&A. Wednesday, May 30, 7 p.m. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.
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. Opening Saturday, June 2, 3-5 p.m. The show continues 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.
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: New and recent work by Susan Hubley. To May 31. 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: The Light Beyond, a photographic exhibition by Eric Boutilier-Brown. To June 3. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.