NSCAD Notes - Jan. 22
January 23, 2013


Keji this summer? Jack Wong, of the NSCAD students who went on a camping trip to Kejimkujik National Park last summer, is conducting a survey to gauge interest in what form the collaboration with Parks Canada could take this year. Please take a moment to fill out the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P5G63F7

Here’s Jack’s note:

To students interested in NSCAD camping trips in 2013

This past summer, I was part of a group of NSCAD students who took a trip to Kejimkujik National Park for four stellar days of camping and art-making. Our trip gained organizational and financial support from the university and Parks Canada, and culminated in a two-week group exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.

We’d love to do it all over again in summer 2013 with trips to Kejimkujik as well as Cape Breton/Louisbourg. I recently met with the folks at the University and Parks Canada, who voiced their interest in continuing to provide support and also expressed how they’d like to see the project organized. And then there’s you. So, if you’d like to participate this year—and have these trips the way you want them—please fill out the following survey. Thanks!

That link again: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P5G63F7

Congrats! NSCAD grad John Kahrs (BFA 1990) has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated short, Paperman. In a call from Los Angeles, John talked about his film, old-school animation, his NSCAD days and how a screening at Wormwood's changed his life. Read more

Art auction: The auction of the late Joan DeWolfe’s art collection happened on Saturday evening at Studio 21 Fine Art Gallery at its new location on Hollis Street. It was a fabulous time! Proceeds from the auction will benefit NSCAD University and Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society for the education of children in the arts.

Raffle: We have a winner! Ross Cantwell, one of the newest members on NSCAD’s Board of Governors, is the winner of the limited edition photograph, Boiler, by Steve Farmer. Proceeds of the raffle will go to the Photography Department. Big thanks to everyone who bought tickets.

Starfish Student Art Awards: Students currently registered as a full-time degree program student or were registered in Summer or Fall 2012 semester as a full-time degree program student are invited to apply for the 2013 Starfish Student Art Awards. There’s a top prize of $5,000 and $1,000 for the runners up. The application deadline is Feb. 11. Please see a report of last year’s festivities and the submission agreement and requirements. (to the left of the page):

Graduation catalogue: If you graduated or are graduating during the Summer 2012, Fall 2012 or Winter 2013 semesters, you can be a part of the Graduation Show and Catalogue. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to showcase your work and add to your CV. See www.nscad.ca/graduation2013 for more info. A grad show and catalogue info session takes place Tuesday, Jan. 22, 12 noon at Granville Campus student lounge; Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 noon at the Loggia Gallery, Port Campus.

Book published: Swiss architecture and design publisher Birkhäuser has released a monograph of Todd Saunders’ work. Based in Bergen, Norway, award-winning Canadian architect Todd Saunders (BDes 1992) has built work in Norway, Finland and Canada. Todd Saunders: Architecture in Northern Landscapes covers his work over the last decade. The simple yet powerful aesthetic of the book mirrors the elegance of Saunders’ own architectural style and compliments the potency of the natural settings in which his work is often situated. The book is written by Wallpaper Magazine editors Ellie Stathaki and Jonathan Bell and designed by internationally renowned Swedish graphic designer Henrik Nygren.

CRIT update:CRIT is a new publication curating critical writing on this season's #goodart @NSCADUniversity & beyond ;) Thanks for submitting material for issue #3! Its production is under way and it's set for release on February 15. The submission deadline for issue #4 is February 27. A general meeting will be held Friday, Jan. 25 at noon in the Granville student lounge to discuss what you'd like to see in our last issue of the academic year. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CRITpaper to check out our submission guidelines and to stay in the loop about the when & where of meetings and fundraising events! Speaking of fundraising, please chip in to help keep CRIT going; even the smallest donation will bring CRIT closer to meeting printing costs so we can keep the NSCAD/Halifax community's buzzing art discourse, well... buzzzzing. Check out our indiegogo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/CRIT


https://twitter.com/grgnnGood read about John Kahrs and his journey toward making the wonderful short film, Paperman http://t.co/U7NB1Ry1

Morgan@nagromsenrabWhat I love about this place is they don't teach you to be creative, they teach you how to use your creativity. #NSCAD#LoveMySchool <3

Brigadoon @BrigadoonTweetsThank you to Joan DeWolfe, her family, friends, and everyone who helped make this event happen. @NSCADUniversityhttp://t.co/npxwE9CM


Sessions start this week for public input on town's development plans, New Glasgow News

... at Glasgow Square, development of a master plan for town recreation and a partnership with NSCAD among many other accomplishments.

Race bike proponents rev up business, The Chronicle Herald

Michael Uhlarik has worked for some of the top motorcycle manufacturers in the world, and teaches industrial design at NSCAD University. “We have the …

Artists discover power in visual tradition, The Chronicle Herald

The NSCAD University graduate Declan O’Dowd spent two years completing a series of photographs called Deer Gardens, opening Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m., ...

Nova Scotia entrepreneur turns old sails into trendy messenger bags, Macleans

Nova Scotia entrepreneur turns old sails into trendy messenger bags ...

Inspiration found in story of persistence, Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

Zoe Lucas first came to this sandbar island in 1971. At the time she was a jewelry student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, ...

Truro teacher wins live painting competition, Truro Daily News

Grace Simms took art with Chris Brown at CEC before attending Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she received her bachelor of fine arts with ...

'Deer Gardens' to be exhibited, South Shore Now

A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a bachelor of fine arts in photography, Declan O'Dowd decided a couple of years ago ...


Grad Show & Catalogue Info Sessions: Granville Campus Student Lounge: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 12 noon. Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 noon, Port Loggia Gallery, Port Campus.

Guest lecture: Collector and artist Hal Jones will speak as part of the NSCAD-Lunenburg public lecture series. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Lunenburg Academy Building, 97 Kaulback St. All are welcome.

CRIT meeting: A general meeting will be held Friday, Jan. 25 at 12 noon in the Granville student lounge to discuss the line-up in last issue of the academic year. All welcome.

Textile and Fashion Film Series: Prancy Nice and Pretty Bird present this free film series the last Thursday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Multimedia, Granville N320A. The line-up: The Colour of Paradise, Jan. 31, Safe, Feb. 28, Drowning by Numbers, March 28.

2013 Media Art Scholarship Screening: The Centre for Art Tapes is proud to present OUT OF THE CENTRE, a screening showcasing the work produced by the 24th annual CFAT Media Scholarship recipients including NSCAD prof. Susan McEachern and Anna Taylor (BFA 2008). Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. at Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St. Tickets $10, $8 in advance, $12, $10 at the door.


NSCAD’s community studio residencies: The NSCAD School of Extended Studies is calling for applications for the 2013/14 Community Studio Residency Program. The NSCAD Community Studio Residency Program, now in its seventh year, offers recent graduates the opportunity to develop their studio practice.  As part of the NSCAD Community Studio Residency Program, they also work with elementary and secondary school students and offer workshops and lectures to the local community. We are offering opportunities in Lunenburg, New Glasgow, Cape Breton and for the first time, Dartmouth! Visit or call the School of Extended Studies for details.

Call for Submissions for Abandoned Ship! 2013 Exhibition of Fine Art Graduates from Atlantic Canada. Duration of exhibition at Khyber Centre for the Arts: June 28 - Aug. 2. Deadline: March 22, 5 p.m.Each eligible artist can submit up to three works to be considered within their application, however this is not a requirement. Please include the following in your application:
- CV (max. 2 pages)
- Artist Statement (max. 150 words)
- Short Description of Submitted Works (50 words max.)|
- 3 JPG (72 dpi)
Digital Submissions only can be received by via email Dropbox or just email. Please create a zip file of your works that is clearly marked with your name before uploading. In the subject line of the email, please include Abandon Ship 2013 Submission along with your name. Please send your submission to the address which applies to you: Mount Allison: mail.com; Memorial: mail.com; NSCAD: mail.com. Eligibility: Must be a BFA graduate of 2013 from Memorial, Mt. Allison or NSCAD.

New course proposals: The School of Extended Studies at NSCAD University invites individuals to propose new courses and workshops for the Summer 2013 Semester in the areas of fine and media arts & craft and design for its adult and youth programs, including Summer Camps and Institutes (week-long adult workshops). The summer 2013 term begins on May 6, the proposal deadline is February 4. To review examples of the core programming offered by Extended Studies, visit: www.nscad.ca/extendedstudies

Call for entry: Curator Tom Smart in consultation with Peter Dykhuis, curator of Dalhousie Art Gallery, has issued a call for entry on an exhibition by PLANS (Professional Living Artists of Nova Scotia) on the theme of realism. Applications accepted to March 1, 2013. For application forms, please email Sue MacIsaac, eastlink.ca

100 Painters of Tomorrow: An open-call web submission for the most promising emerging painters. The project will culminate in a lavishly illustrated publication with more than 300-colour images from leading art publishers Thames & Hudson. The book will be an intelligent and comprehensive guide to the outstanding new painters of tomorrow, and is set for publication in 2014. NSCAD students are invited to participate. Submissions open Jan. 15. For details, please see the open-call website at www.100paintersoftomorrow.com

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

Garden art: The Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia would like to invite artists to submit an expression of interest in displaying sculptural works in the Gardens for our 2013 season. The Gardens has been an outdoor gallery and displayed sculpture from various artists since 2007, and are interested in having more and more artists involved in this project. For more info, please see: www.historicgardens.com

ViewPoint Gallery Competition: ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography is launching its annual International Feature Photographer competition.  This is an open call to photographers worldwide to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, a contemporary photography gallery located in the heart of one of Canada's most vibrant arts communities, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twelve winning images will receive one month of exhibition in the gallery. The works will be professionally printed, framed, promoted and offered for sale. Deadline: April 1, 2013. For submission guidelines and details visit: http://viewpointgallery.weebly.com/international-competition.html


Anna Leonowens Gallery:  JP Hammill in Gallery 1; Oh Then I see Queen Mab Hath Been With You by Darren Pottie & Katrina Craig in Gallery 2A; Paintings by Noah Davis in Gallery 2B; Object Trouvée by Barbara Scheed. 1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure. To March 31. Painting Place: Elizabeth Enders. Extended to Feb. 3. On a Path to Learning: Early Nova Scotian Women Artists, curated by Dianne O’Neill, runs to Jan. 20. Craig Francis Power: Les Fleurs du Mal. To March 10. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Art Sales and Rental Gallery: Various artists. Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

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

Chase Exhibition Room:Erratics, an exhibition by the fourth-year Advanced Photo Critique Class, includes work by Robert Bean, Luke Clarridge, Shelby Cleary, Amanda Collins, Alexa Cude, Kathleen Day, Kristy Depper, Elizabeth Howard, Peal Macgregor, Crystal Oram, Bridget Robins, Germain Wiseman and Alexandra Wright. Exhibition hours are: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave., Halifax.

Corridor Gallery:Near Earth Objects by Anne Macmillan (BFA 2009). To Jan. 28. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Craig Gallery:The Ties That Bind, by the Extra Curricular Art Club (Christina Arsenault, Krista Comeau, Peter Dubee and Laura Mills). To Feb. 3. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Dalhousie Art Gallery:  A Very Long Engagement, curated by Frances Dorsey. Textile artists Jozef Bajus, Pat Hickman, Doug Guildford, Sherri Smith, Dorie Millerson and Martha Stanley investigate the subject of time. To March 3. Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Economy Shoe Shop:Projections by Mary Ellen Oxby. To Jan. 31. 1663 Argyle St., Halifax.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  a table, craft for the Canadian table by Beth Alber, Jackie Anderson, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Anne Barros, Michael Belmore, Lois Etherington Betteride, Brigitte Clavette, Charles Funnell, Chantal Gilbert, Elizabeth Goluch, Fiona Macintyre, Michael Massie, Mary K. McIntyre, Kye-Yeon Son, Myra Tulonen Smith, Ken Vickerson. To Feb. 24. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Prospect 16: Declan O’Dowd. To  March 3. Activist Ink, works by Emily Davidson, Dan O’Neill and Ericka Walker. To Feb. 24. 166 Bedford Highway.

National Gallery of Canada: Lapsus by NSCAD professor Robert Bean is on display in the Contemporary Canadian Gallery. Ottawa.

Pier 21:Position As Desired, Exploring African Canadian Identity, photographs from the Wedge Collection. Jan. 22 to March 30. Opening reception Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Lost Horizon: Landscape by Other Means. Includes works by Rose Adams, Marlene Creates, Peter Dykhuis, Lorraine Field, Kelly Mark, Camille Zakharia, Carl Zimmerman. To  March 10. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.

Secord Gallery:Holiday Show, featuring work by gallery artists. To Jan. 30. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:  Work by NSCAD students and alumni. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21:Don Pentz: Enigma Landscapes. New location! Drop by the gallery at 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  New Points VIII features the work of the gallery’s newest members Angelo Creaser, Ford Dolittle, Kathleen Flanagan, Carol Johnstone, Krista McCuish, Sarah Reid, Rachael Shrum, Carl Snyder.  To  Feb. 3. 272 Barrington St., Halifax.