NSCAD Notes - Feb. 19
February 19, 2013


Winter holiday: The university’s winter holiday, which traditionally falls on the first Monday of the Winter Study Break, has been renamed. Instead of “President’s Day,” the day will be known simply as “NSCAD Day.” Hope you had a good one.

Board briefs: An update from NSCAD’s Board of Governors. http://bit.ly/Y2pbBq

Fingers crossed! We’re rooting for John Kahrs, the NSCAD grad who is nominated for an Academy Award for his animated short film Paperman. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Read: http://bit.ly/ULmiCz

March Break at NSCAD: Camps for ages 5-18 include Creative Comics Magical Myths; Fairytales & Legends;  Reduce, Reuse, Re-Story;  Urban Art; Drawing & Painting; Creative Sketchbook; Outer Space; Spring Fling. Tuition is $295, includes instruction, materials, lunch supervision, and a nifty T-shirt, as well as participation in the ARTrageous Exhibition at the end of the week. March Break Camps take place at NSCAD's Port Campus, located at 1107 Marginal Rd, Halifax between March 11-15th from 9 am-4 pm. To register - online: nscad.ca or by phone: 902.494.8185


ArtRubicon@artrubicon: Congrats to Canadian art-school grad Lisa Moore on her #CanadaReads win http://t.co/kxQlo9hChttp://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/ …

Canadian Art@canartca
: NSCAD president provides update on university's financial problems, reaction from NS gov't - http://wordpress.nscad.ns.ca/president/where-we-stand/ …

Emily Gill Jewellery@egjewellery
- NSCAD University has a great online alumni gallery! http://t.co/1f4oJLwH

Stephanie McVicar@stephmcvicar: Q: what did the #nscad student say to her boyfriend on #valentinesday? A: I love you with all of my art :)

NSCAD University@NSCADUniversity: Neil at the art shop - NSCAD love! @ NSCAD University http://t.co/cU2Atdvs

marnie gillis@marnshfx: I <3 NSCAD. NSCAD president gives details on negotiations with province in info rich post. http://t.co/dIt7FJcd

On Facebook: We love to study and work at NSCAD! A photo essay: http://on.fb.me/Y6bVK8


NSCAD supporters reject province’s funding conditions, Unews
The provincial government is leaving NSCAD in an impossible situation, Friends of NSCAD says

NSCAD doesn’t need to merge: education minister, Unews
University does need to collaborate to lower costs, says More

NS list of demands is blackmail, NSCADgroup says, The Chronicle Herald

A series of demands from the Nova Scotia government to NSCAD University in exchange for the province covering the university's 2012-13 ...

Faculty, NSCAD conciliation stalled, The Chronicle Herald

Faculty members at NSCADUniversity could be walking the picket lines next month. In the wee hours Wednesday, a government-appointed ...

LEGER: Universities: great resource, uncertain future, The Chronicle Herald

At NSCAD University in Halifax, faculty and support staff are agitating to ...

ARTS IN BRIEF | February 18, 2013, The Chronicle Herald

Zombie World, featuring works by young people under the direction of recent NSCADgraduate Justin West, opens Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the ...

Textile works, The Chronicle Herald

There is a hands-on workshop Saturday and guest lecture with Marlene Ivey, of NSCAD University's design department, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. ...

There’s something about Mary, Cape Breton Post
Work by Mary MacIntosh is on display with an exhibit called Damage.

Exhibit offers six artists who go to great lengths, The Chronicle Herald

The show, curated by NSCADUniversity textiles professor and artist Frances Dorsey, is at the Dalhousie Art Gallery to March 3 ...

'Underdog' cats take star billing, The Chronicle Herald

Rita Van Tassel intended to be a freelance professional designer after she graduated from NSCAD but got involved in running youth art camps and ...

Debate still rages over restoration of Morse's Tea building in Halifax, Globe and Mail

“It's a symbol of community, history,” said Gregor Ash …

Love notes, Halifax News Net

Owner/curator/designer Andrea Rahal opened the store in 2011. The NSCAD graduate wanted a venue for her own work and the work of other ...


Celebration: St. George’s YouthNet and the Moving Images Project hosts a community celebration, installation and performance. Friday, Feb. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen St., Halifax. Free.


Spa offer: The owners of the Be Well Spa (who long ago went to NSCAD and had a great time) are extending a student discount to all current NSCAD students. The Be Well Spa, which is at 2110 Robie Street just across from the Commons, is Atlantic Canada's first organic and chemical-free spa and offers a full range of spa services along with computerized allergy testing, Naturopathic medicine and unique spa products.  Come in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, show us your current student card and enjoy a 10% discount on any service or spa product purchased.

Volunteer opportunity: The IWK is looking for a volunteer to help design/develop a set for an upcoming IWK Family Feud event (taking place on February 26). This is an unpaid position and the time commitment is flexible. Please contact Julie Folk at iwk.nshealth.ca for further details.

Call for submissions: VANS in the Hub is a peer juried exhibition open to VANS members twice annually. The Hub Gallery is located at The Hub, a creative and innovative, work inspired office and meeting space that attracts innovative self-employed professionals, small businesses, and other professionals. Exhibition Dates: April 3 to May 30, 2013. Submission Deadline: March 4, 2013, 5 p.m. See: http://www.visualarts.ns.ca/call-vans-hub-spring-2013/

Exhibitions Archive Intern: The Centre for Art Tapes has a rich history of media art exhibitions, live performances, festivals, visiting artists and curators. The CFAT exhibition archives extend back into the 1970s and document early media art activity in the Atlantic region, as well as active participation in the broader artist-run culture. The Exhibitions Archive Intern will help the centre preserve this history and make the information accessible by creating an exhibitions digital archive, and transferring the printed material into a digital database. Scanning and data entry will be required, along with basic computer skills. Please send CV and letter of interest to Daniel Higham, communications coordinator at: 902-422-6822 or email: ns.sympatico.ca.

Call For Entry: Eyelevel Gallery presents its annual Y-Level Exhibition, showcasing emerging artists from Atlantic Canada. The call for entries is now open until March 8, 2013. Applicants must be an emerging artist practicing in the discipline of art, craft, design, media arts or related mediums located in Atlantic Canada. Applicants may choose to propose independent or collaborative pieces outside of their existing body of work for submission. Visit eyelevelgallery.ca/submissions for more details and information on the application process. For additional inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Li or Michael McCormack (Director) at 425-6412 or gmail.com

The Annual Y- Level Exhibition: Eyelevel Gallery presents our annual Y-Level Exhibition, showcasing emerging artists from Atlantic Canada. The call for entries is open until March 8. For info on the concept for the exhibition and eligibility requirements, please contact Jocelyn Li or Michael McCormack at 425-6412 or eyelevelgallery.ca

Sobey Art Award: Nominations are officially open for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. The $50,000 award is given annually to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. The five finalists for the 2013 Award will be announced in June, 2013. An exhibition of works by the five shortlisted artists will be showcased at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from October, 2013 to January, 2014. The winner of the 2013 Sobey Art Award will be announced in Halifax, during a gala event in November, 2013. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. For more information and nominations guidelines please visit www.sobeyartaward.ca

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.  Questions?  Please contact mail.com. Eligibility: Must be a BFA graduate of 2013 from Memorial, Mt. Allison or NSCAD.

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

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

Avondale Art Fair: The second annual event will take place at the Avondale Sky Winery on June 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music, food and demonstrations by artists. Applications are due by March 15. Entry fee $150. For info, please see: www.avondaleartfair.com

Conveyor Exhibition Grant: This annual grant is presented to an artist whose work exudes compelling new ideas, a well developed concept, and attention to technical detail in a photographic project. We are pleased to invite all artists working in media related to photography to apply. The grant recipient will have their work printed at Conveyor Arts and exhibited in a solo show at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, New York, in May 2013. The grant recipient will also be invited to give an artist talk at United Photo Industries and participate in other programming in connection with the exhibition. Deadline Feb. 28, 2013. More details about the Conveyor Exhibition Grant at http://conveyorarts.org/

Painters of Tomorrow: Published by Thames & Hudson, (Spring 2014) with a coinciding exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, 100 Painters of Tomorrow is an ambitious new book that will locate the 100 most exciting emerging painters at work today. The resulting publication will introduce and present each artist and their work, creating a definitive and intelligent snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the globe. International submissions from artists are being sought. Deadline March 15, 2013. Each university is assigned a code; NSCAD’s is A277. All required information and a full prospectus can be found online at at www.100paintersoftomorrow.com

CONTACT Photography Festival: Submissions are being sought for Narrow and Wide, a juried photography show focusing on the panorama and the close-up. Selected works will be produced by Colourgenics in its high-end fine art facility. Deadline is March 1, 2013. Please see:  http://www.colourgenics.com/narrowandwide.html

RBC Canadian Painting Competition: In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, RBC will award $115,000 in total prize money. The National Winner and two Honourable Mentions will each receive a purchase prize of $25,000 and $15,000 respectively and these works will become part of the RBC corporate art collection. Additionally, the other 12 finalists will each be awarded $5,000 in recognition of the 15th anniversary. The 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition closes on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. See: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/community/emerging-artists/rbc-painting-competition.html

Art bikers sought: The 4Cs Foundation is now accepting applications for positions as 2013 Art Bikers Program staff.  Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with art-making materials and supplies, the Art Bikers travel throughout the HRM engaging children, youth, and neighbourhood residents in free, fun public art activities throughout the summer.  You must be highly creative and a physically fit bicycle “road warrior” with high level of urban biking experience. Experience working with children required and camp counsellor experience considered an asset. You must have art-making and/or fine craft skills. Strong legs, a quick mind, playful spirit, and abundant energy are essential. Deadline for applications is March 22, 2013. Read the full job description and instructions on how to apply at http://www.4csfoundation.com/content/art-bikers-program


Anna Leonowens Gallery:  Cast – In by Jason Desnoyers; Trilobita by Rachel Marcotte; Bound by Kelsey Watson; \ˈtran(t)-sə-ˌtȯr-ē by Angelena Kuhn. Opening reception, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. 1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure. To March 31. 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.

Corridor Gallery:  I Saw a Lightball Scurry Across the Floor by Katie Hernandez. To Feb. 27. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Craig Gallery:  Voice Echoes by Marina Fregeau. Feb. 27 to March 23. 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.

Gallery Page and Strange:  Paper, featuring gallery artists. To March 1. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.

Lost & Found:Fortune, new paintings by Rebecca Roher. To March 8. 2383 Agricola 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: Last chance! 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.

Pier 21:Position As Desired, Exploring African Canadian Identity, photographs from the Wedge Collection. To March 30. 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:Horst Deppe Commemorative Exhibition. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:  Unseen Work: Duncan Ferguson. To March 17. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21: Raymond Martin: Salluit.Above and Below: Susan Feindel.  New location! Drop by the gallery at 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  The Soto/Hasid Project by Adrian Fish. To March 3. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.