NSCAD Notes - June 11
June 11, 2013

Volume 23, 126th year. Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Award winners!Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 has won the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions by the Canadian Museums Association. Dr. Jayne Wark (BFA 1979), professor in the Art History and Critical Studies Division at NSCAD, was one of the curators for the exhibition, which is being presented under the title Continental Drift, Conceptual Art in Canada: The 1960s and 70s at Badischer Kunstverein in Germany to September 8, 2013. Dr. Wark will give a talk at the gallery on June 23. Congratulations Dr. Wark!

NSCAD University won two Prix d’Excellence Awards from the CCAE last weekend in St. John’s. NSCAD Admissions won Gold for Best Student Recruitment Viewbook and University Relations won Bronze for Best Special Event for last year’s inaugural Artist for a Day. The Prix d’Excellence is the annual awards program of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, recognizing outstanding achievements in alumni affairs, public affairs, communications, marketing, development, advancement services, stewardship, student recruitment and overall institutional advancement.

Donations requested: NSCAD students will be headed to Kejimukjik National Park this summer as part of a new course taught by Anna Sprague. Donations of good condition camping gear, cookery, even canoes or kayaks are most welcome. Something in your garage you could donate? Please get in touch with Marilyn Smulders in University Relations, nscad.ca, 494-8248.

Anna Leonowens Gallery is looking for a few items on loan to assist an incoming artist-in-residence during their stay: baby crib with mattress or play pen to be used as a bed, car seat for baby 25 lbs-30 lbs, high chair, baby gate and books or toys for 1.5 year old. Contact nscad.ca

Honorary degree nominations: NSCAD’s Honorary Degree Committee is accepting recommendations from the NSCAD community for individuals to be honored at next year’s graduation ceremony. Individuals should be either artists or designers who have made extraordinary contributions to culture and/or education; distinguished humanitarians; and other individuals who merit consideration by virtue of their personal commitment to NSCAD University or the arts. The closing date for nominations is Friday, June 14. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, biography, CV, and contact info, and should go to Linda Hutchison in University Relations, 4th Floor, 5163 Duke St., nscad.ca, 494-8244.

Fall fundraiser: Planning is underway for Dine by Design East, an exciting showcase of interior design, cuisine and creativity to debut this fall in Halifax. This concept has been very successful in other major cities but is new to Halifax. Invited designers will be asked to create one of 10 extraordinary dining environments within a 10’-by-10’ space that will be open to the public over five days, Oct. 2 to 6 at the Olympic Gardens. NSCAD will design one of the booths and proceeds from the event will go to NSCAD University in support of design education. The Dine by Design East is presented by East Coast Living Magazine. Stay tuned for further details!

Information on wellness: The NSCAD Wellness page is now live on NSCAD's website.  You can check out the site, with a plethora of community contacts and links to information about mental health for students and faculty, here: http://nscad.ca/en/home/studentresources/healthsafetysecurity/nscad-wellness/default.aspx

President’s Blog: President Dr. Dan O’Brien provides a full overview of activities and progress at NSCAD in recent weeks. See new post at http://nutt.nscad.ns.ca/president/

Board briefs: News from the NSCAD Board of Directors. Read: http://nscad.ca/en/home/abouttheuniversity/news/boardbriefsjune.aspx


·         Halifax Buzz@HalifaxBuzz Thanks @NSCADUniversity for sharing this beautiful photo of the current exhibit @NSCra... schmap.it/s4ovuf?a (via @HalifaxSeaport)

·         Katrina Leah B.@finefeather@NSCADUniversity Congrats to the Admissions team & the designers! @coandcoandco

·         Critical Mass@criticalmassart Beautiful, Doug! @NSCADUniversity Doug Bamford's terracotta wall commemorates history of steelmaking in Sydney. bit.ly/1bbAavB

·         Garrison Brewing Co.@GarrisonBrewing Don't miss "Phenomenon" by Ted Higney on June 12th at 5:30 @NSCADUniversity@Seeds_Gallery, & enjoy a glass of Tall Ship while you're at it!

·         Information Morning@infomorningFirst up, @NSCADUniversity prof Robert Bean tells us about the significance of an Annie Liebowitz collection here @ArtGalleryNS#cbcns


Art Without Borders is quick on the draw, Meridian Booster
NSCAD grad Brandi Hofer participates in the quick draw event.

Will Robinson’s amp site, The Coast.
Will Robinson turned a hallway in the Khyber Building into an instrument.

At the galleries: Fine art pottery exhibit full of happy surprises, The Chronicle Herald
Stunning exhibition by ceramic artists Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chuang is now on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery.

Filmmaker Solomon Nagler Happy to Make His Audience Uncomfortable, CBC Manitoba
Prof. Sol Nagler’s first feature film, Gravity and Grace, debuts in Winnipeg.

Review, Gravity and Grace an unhurried experimental film, CBC Manitoba
A review of NSCAD prof. Sol Nagler’s film, Gravity and Grace.

Gallery gets over 2000 Leibovitz photos, The Chronicle Herald
NSCAD professor Robert Bean explains the significance. “Annie Leibovitz is written into the history of photography deeply,” he said. “On top of everything else, she is a great portrait photographer. She carries on a tradition started by Alfred Stieglitz and Yousuf Karsh.”

Works by Annie Leibovitz donated to Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, CTV News
NSCAD RPT Steve Farmer says there are learning opportunities for NSCAD students.

Leibovitz collection coming to AGNS, CBC’s Information Morning
NSCAD University professor Robert Bean tells how significant the collection will be for the city.

Artist glad to obey her instinct, The Chronicle Herald
Halifax artist Heather Rappard is the subject of her own free retrospective.

Annie Leibovitz photo collection donated to Halifax gallery, CBC TV
Gallery director Ray Cronin on the significance for Halifax.

The Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair Has it All, Trib Local
Natalia Kanifut, of London, Ontario, a student at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in Canada, is a scholarship winner.


Artist talk: Rachel de Conde discusses her exhibition, Ornament: Landscape. Wednesday,  June 12, noon at the Anna Leonowens Gallery.


Anna Leonowens Gallery:Snout by Artist in Residence Edgar Leciejewski; Ornament: Landscape by ceramics faculty Rachel de Condé; and the Alcuin Society 2012 Book Design Awards.  1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Argyle Fine Art:  Shows by Shelley Mitchell, Aaron LaShomb, Alexis Doiron and Jenny Morton. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East. To June 23. Ruled by His Warden with Stick and with Voice. To July 21. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch:The 2013 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchases exhibition highlights the breadth and diversity of artistic practice in Nova Scotia and includes outstanding works by: Alex Livingston, Anne Macmillan, Carly Butler, Charley Young, D'Arcy Wilson, Eleanor King, Matthew Collins, Noah Logan, Patrick Rapati, Sarah Burwash, Sarah Maloney, Susan Feindel, Susan Wood, Wilma Needham, and Yorodeo (Seth Smith and Paul Hammond). Blue curated by Sarah Fillmore features a selection of paintings that draw on the emotive qualities of the colour blue. Artists include: Wayne Boucher, Elizabeth Enders, Tom Hammick, John Hartman and Françoise Sullivan. Portraits of Places: Watercolours by Frederick B. Nichols. Birding: Folk Art in Flight. Remembering Kenojuak Ashevak. Autism Arts: Western Branch. 341 Main Street, Yarmouth.

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

Copper Fox Gallery: Now open. Featuring work by Greg Dickie, Lynn Rotin, Keshena Williams, Clara Xavier, Sarah Jane Conklin, Andrea Pottyondy, Bev Walhen, Susan Sweet, Monika Wright, Kristiina Lehtonen, Karen Phinney, Jacqueline Steudler. 9042 Highway 359, Hall’s Harbour.

Corridor Gallery:  Little Things by NSCAD student Jack Wong. To June 27. Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Craig Gallery:Water Works, art show and sale by the Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. To June 23. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Dalhousie University, Faculty of Architecture & Planning: ProductiveUrban Landscapes. Cities Cultivation Context. To June 12. Exhibition Room. 5410 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax.

Gallery Page and Strange: Clouds, featuring gallery artists. To June 21. 1869 Granville St., Halifax.

Harvest Gallery: Beloved: Be Loved, Melissa Townsend. To July 7. Wolfville.

Khyber Centre for the Arts:Abandon Ship! 2013 Exhibition of Fine Arts Grads from Atlantic Canada. June 23 to Aug. 2. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Laurie Swim’s Art Gallery of the Atlantic:At the Edge of the Shore, paintings by Hangama Amiri. June 23 to July 6. Lunenburg.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  Variations of Symmetry, featuring the work of Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chang. To July 14. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:  Halifax Harbour in War Time by Arthur Lismer. May 23 to Aug. 11. New Work by Steve Higgins. To July 28. 166 Bedford Highway.

Parentheses Gallery: Misfits. Participating artists include: Jon Claytor, Melanie Colosimo, Kim Deleu, Andrea Dorfman, Erik Edson, Emily Falencki, Amanda Fauteaux, Gillian Frise, Sara Harland-Rose, Chris Hanson/Hendrika Sonnenberg, Paul Henderson, Andrew Hunt, Sherry Lynn Jollymore, James Kirkpatrick, Eleanor King, Matt Leines, Melissa Marr, Jason McLean and Billy Bert Young, Andrea Mortson, Tony Owen, Graeme Patterson, Jonny Peterson, Matthew Reichertz, Janet Robertson, Ian Roy, Sera Senakowics, Heather Snider, Ryan Vessey, Kate Walchuk, Mitchel Wiebe, Derek Weisberg, Mark Whidden, YoRodeo. 2168 Gottingen St., Halifax.

Pavia Gallery: Gallery artists include Mitchell Wiebe, Ian Gilson, Steve Farmer. 995 Herring Cove Rd.

Port Loggia Gallery:Story Seeds by Travis Melanson, MFA candidate & Trevor Spearing, undergraduate exhibitor. NSCAD Port Campus.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Motion Activated – Veronique MacKenzie Bourne, Lukas Pearse, Susan Tooke. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.

Secord Gallery:New work by F. Scott MacLeod. To June 28. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:  Phenomena, an exhibition by Ted Higney. June 12 to July 21. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21:Mark Grantham: Celebration and Yang Hong: Focus and Transition. To June 12. Ric Evans, Instrument; Wojtek Biczysko, Short Stories in Steel; Jason Holley, New Works. June 14 to July 10. 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  Live Through This, documentary photographs of a drug addict’s struggle to get clean, by Tony Fouhse. June 5-30.  1272 Barrington St., Halifax.


Call for submissions: The Anna Leonowens Gallery seeks images of recently completed work from students, staff and faculty of NSCAD for a monthly publication in the Chronicle Herald.  Canvas is a once-a-month feature that highlights artwork and projects from NSCAD University in the weekend edition of the Chronicle Herald, the Nova Scotian. Submissions should include: 1-3 professionally documented works in any medium (200 DPI, RGB jpgs, at least 15” in height);  List of works, which should include: Title of work/ project,  artist name and collaborators (if any), date, medium, photographer credit, maximum 50 wrd description of images (this could be a brief artist statement, description of the work/body of work/ project etc.) Deadline: June 26th for July edition, July 24th for August edition, August 21st for September edition. How to submit: email: nscad.ca In person on a disc: Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St. Questions? Contact Melanie Colosimo: nscad.ca

Hothouse, Call for Submissions: The National Film Board of Canada seeks submissions from emerging (young and not-so-young) Canadian filmmakers and artists intrigued by animation art, for the 9th edition of Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking. This year, Hothouse wants you to dive into the realm of abstract animation with impressionistic storytelling. The best art – be it frenetic expressionism or historical novels – tell stories that can be limned by audiences through visceral emotional engagement or resonant characters, contexts, or pathos. This year, we want you to plumb your creative imagination in the former; to tap our inherent human need to hear stories, but to so with the tools of sound, shapes, and movement. To help get you started on this adventure, we’re providing ten one-minute music pieces crafted by five talented Montreal composers and musicians. Choose one of the music pieces and build your concept around that starting point. We’ll reveal the composers at the end of the selection process. Click here for the 10 tracks. Check out full submission details here. Deadline, Monday, July 8. Program dates, Sept. 9 to Dec. 2. 

Public Art Opportunity-Metro Transit Bridge Terminal: Request for Proposals- Metro Transit Bridge Terminal, Exterior Wall Treatment. Budget: $45,000.The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication and installation of a work of public art for the Metro Transit Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth (bounded by Nantucket Avenue, Wyse Road and Thistle Street). Submissions must be received by 2 pm local June 28th. Interested parties can access the full Request for Proposals document on the Province of Nova Scotia’s Procurement Services website: http://www.gov.ns.ca/tenders/pt_files/tenders/P13-064.pdf All questions regarding this initiative may be directed to Jamie MacLellan, HRM Public Art Facilitator.

VANS Mentorship Program: The VANS Mentorship Program pairs established artists with emerging artists (not necessarily young artists, but those in the early stages of their artistic career) to take part in a 10-month mentorship from September to June. Mentors and apprentices meet together monthly, and participate three times as a group. Mentors may be asked for to support apprentices in areas such as: proposal development, grant writing, writing artist statements, technical advice, critiques, thematic development, networking, budgeting etc.  To view the full call for applications, including program information, application requirements, and eligibility, please visit http://visualarts.ns.ca. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012 at 5pm.

World Hepatitis Day National Youth Art Contest: With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), CSIH is the Chair of the World Hepatitis Day National Committee. As part of this initiative, CSIH is responsible for the national coordination of World Hepatitis Day (WHD) across Canada. WHD is a global event that takes place annually on July 28th to bring attention to chronic viral hepatitis worldwide. In order to reach out to youth (aged 13-29) and encourage an understanding and awareness of the risks associated with viral hepatitis, CSIH has launched a National Youth Art Contest. The winner of this Contest will receive $200 Apple Store gift certificate. The deadline is June 26, 2013. More information, including guidelines for the Contest, can be found at the website: www.whdcanada.org

Truro Art in Bloom: Truro Art Society presents Art in Bloom, an exhibition open to all Maritime artists, to be held July 8 to Aug. 31 at the McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Truro campus. All artwork to have a floral theme, created in the last year and not previously shown. Cash prizes. Registration fee is $10 or $15. Please direct any questions to Janice Stewart, President of the Truro Arts Society: gmail.com

Gallery Assistant wanted: ViewPoint Gallery will be hiring a full time Student Gallery Assistant for 10 weeks who will assist with administrative duties, social media and public relations, and gallery programming. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about artist-run centres, cooperative structure and gallery management. Additional responsibilities include program facilitation, membership retention and development, community outreach and communication with gallery visitors, artists and the media. The successful candidate will work with ViewPoint Board of Directors, gallery members and the assistant director. Flexible hours may be required, including some evenings and weekends. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2013 and the position starts on June 24, 2013. The position is full-time, 35 hours a week at $10.30 per hour and will be for a duration of 10 weeks. Please send a CV/resume, cover letter, and three references to viewpointgallery.ca with "Summer Student Application" in the subject line. For more information go to: http://viewpointgallery.weebly.com/employment.html

Be an Etsy Ambassador: Etsy is seeking NSCAD students with an Etsy shop to join their newly-launched Etsy Ambassadors Program. Etsy will appoint one student per select school to represent Etsy on their campus. Students will be hired as part time freelance contractors. Ambassadors are required to start a school team; teams are self-organized collectives of makers that encourage and support each other. If you're interested in starting an Etsy team on campus and want to gain experience as a community organizer this might be the right job for you! This is a commission-based position with tons of other perks including free swag, a flexible schedule, weekly mentorship calls and the opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing marketplaces in the world. Love Etsy? Be an Ambassador. For info, contact Nada Alic at etsy.com

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence inthe international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide. Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation& Performance. Deadline for entries is 31 August. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information.

Call for entries, EPSON International Pano Awards: Awards dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Early bird entries close July 14. This year, there are a number of new awards, and more than US$35,000 in cash and prizes offered.  For details, see: http://www.thepanoawards.com/

Submissions for ARTbomb: Teri Walsh is the East Coast Curator for ARTbomb (www.artbombdaily.com), a daily online auction site of Canadian contemporary art. Submissions of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawing and mixed media by NSCAD artists are welcome by emailing Teri at gmail.com. See: http://on.fb.me/16XomuX

Opportunity for emerging photographers: ViewPoint Gallery seeks to boost the careers of promising photographers, irrespective of age or background. New Light will introduce the work of photography-based artists from the Atlantic Region who consider themselves at the beginning of a photographic career, whether they be recent graduates or mid-life converts. Three or four artists, each to be represented by up to six works, will be chosen. Interested artists should submit between three and six images, an artist statement, brief bio and a description of the presentation format and dimensions of the work(s) to be shown. The selection jury is comprised of three notable members of the photographic community: Susan McEachern, Ingram Barss, and Eric Boutilier-Brown. The exhibition will run from Sept. 3 –29. Submission deadline is 5 pm June 30, 2013. For more information visit http://viewpointgallery.weebly.com/new-light-exhibition.html or email viewpointgallery.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