NSCAD Notes - Jan. 2
January 2, 2013


New furniture in the student lounge: You may notice the spiffy new couches in the student lounge—a gift from NSCAD’s Annual Fund. We had a fantastic response to this year's Annual Fund appeal. So many NSCAD alumni and friends pitched in that the $125,000 target for the Annual Fund was surpassed. Money from the Annual Fund supports building improvements, student scholarship and bursary funds, the general endowment fund, library holdings and unique services such as the Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Archives and Seeds Gallery.

Congratulations! NSCAD salutes our winter 2013 award recipients. See the list.

Go Jenna! NSCAD student Jenna Marks uses her creativity to press for the support of women’s canoeing in Canada. Read more

Listen to Jenna on CBC Information Morning: http://bit.ly/1343sKu

Living the dream: NSCAD grads Hilary and Louanna Murphy are the talents behind the fashion label, Dreamboat Lucy. Read more

Full Circle: Gorgeous flower bricks and platters by Joan Bruneau are on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery to January 3. Read more

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. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Photography Dept.

Opening soon!Erratics, an exhibition by the fourth-year Advanced Photo Critique Class, opens Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Chase Exhibition Room, Nova Scotia Archives. Artists with work on display include: 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.


·         Nadine Purdy@Nadineie : My website gets more hits from searches for "designing for social media" I can thank @FatenAlshazly and her class @NSCADUniversity for that!

·         RBC Arts@RBCArts : We're proud to support some great arts programs @NSCADUniversity! http://t.co/Y8H6B4xQ

·         Its_Nour@AlardNour NSCAD University, on my way.

·         Aleyah Solomon@aleyahs  #NSCAD love! http://t.co/ELtAgG5o

From Africa to Lunenburg: NSCAD resident spreads love for fine art, South Shore Now

Upon graduation Craig Budovitch was accepted into NSCAD's Lunenburg Residency Program, where since early this fall he has continued creating his art ...

2012 Arts and Cultural Honour Roll, The Chronicle Herald

Eleanor King, Thom Fitzgerald, Kim Morgan and Jason Buxton make the 2012 honour roll.

Where health, sport = work, play, The Chronicle Herald

With an art and design background — Leah Skerry completed electives toward her marketing degree at NSCADUniversity — the managing partner ...


The costumes were designed by Leesa Hamilton and constructed by students in NSCADUniversity's textiles/fashion program and Dalhousie ...

City announces 2013 artistin residence, Exchange Morning Post

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Susan Coolen graduated with a bachelor of design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Have art (and happy camper), will travel, The Union Leader (New Hamphire)
Kristina Wentzell, who said she studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and in France with Parsons School of Design and received her bachelor of fine ...


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.

Free arts for social change workshop: Happily Ever Active will be hosting a free dinner and workshop for young adults interested in using the arts for social purposes. Do you run a project that uses the arts to foster health, well-being or inclusion? Are you interested in learning more about how others are doing this in HRM? Register now to join us for the Create Change Community Feast, Jan. 11, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about this workshop, please visit us on the web or contact us: gmail.com.


Call for entries: Curator Tom Smart in consultation with Peter Dykhuis, director/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 Jan. 1 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. A jury will be judging the artists' submissions, including the painter Cecily Brown and curator-critics Tony Godfrey, Barry Schwabsky, Sir Normal Rosenthal and Yuko Hasegawa. NSCAD students are invited to participate. Submissions open Jan. 15. For details, please see the open-call website at www.100paintersoftomorrow.com

Art scholarships for study in Italy: For info, see: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/3f7571fde5e5c6bce73644785/images/GetInline.png

Nova Scotia Art Bank: Every year the Nova Scotia Art Bank adds to its collection through the Art Bank Purchase Program. Artists are invited to submit their works for consideration. Pieces that are acquired become part of a working collection. They are maintained, loaned out and displayed in government offices and agencies. The program raises awareness of artists and their works and stimulates interest in visual arts and craft. Applications are being accepted to Jan. 15. For details, see: http://www.gov.ns.ca/cch/investing/artsns-funding/artbank/


Anna Leonowens Gallery:one|purl two by Tori Flemming; The Cheap Seats by John Hanson; The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters by Charlotte & Victoria Brumwell; Baby by Sasha Sobrino. 1891 Granville 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. 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: 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.

Dalhousie Art Gallery:  A Very Long Engagement, curated by Frances Dorsey. Artists Jozef Bajus, Pat Hickman, Doug Guildford, Sherri Smith, Dorie Millerson and Martha Stanley investigate the subject of time. Opening reception Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Runs 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:  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 16: Declan O’Dowd. To  March 3. Activist Ink, works by Emily Davidson, Dan O’Neill and Ericka Walker. Jan. 12 to Feb. 24. 166 Bedford Highway.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Lost Horizon: Landscape by Other Means. Works from the Permanent Collection. Jan. 12 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:  Adornication, holiday show and sale by NSCAD’s Jewellery and Metalsmithing Dept. To Jan. 6. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

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.  Jan. 2 to Feb. 3. 272 Barrington St., Halifax.