NSCAD Notes - May 29
May 29, 2013

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/

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission’s Art & Design Exposition: Posters by NSCAD design and illustration students on issues including transgender, cyber bullying, disabilities, cultural diversity, race relations and freedom of speech go on display at CASHRA (Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies), a national human rights conference taking place in Halifax. The opening of the exposition is Thursday, May 30, 5 p.m. at the Harbourfront Marriott.

A winner! Congratulations to Miguelle Legere, winner of our chair raffle. The raffle raised $830, which will help support a new summer class taught by Anna Sprague which takes place in Kejimukujik National Park this August.

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 (including a NSCAD delegation) 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. Proceeds from the event will go to NSCAD University in support of design education. Stay tuned for further details!


·         Halifax Seaport ‏@HalifaxSeaport@NSCADUniversity@Seeds_Gallery has many new bowls & mugs from B Practical Pottery! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=564676486918453&set=a.170481236337982.45559.124027470983359&type=1&relevant_count=1 …

·       Jonathan Legate ‏@jonathanlegateExciting design event this fall. Dine by Design East will feature 10 designers and 10 chefs... Benefiting design education @NSCADUniversity

·       paul mackinnon ‏@downtownpaul @brightwhite@cr8tiveCandy Even when I was taking business at Dal, I wished I was doing art at @NSCADUniversity#IAMNSCAD

·       Darcy Thimot ‏@RandomlyProud97Had fun visiting @NSCADUniversity with @rhiannonrafuse#classtrip

·       The Mount (MSVU) ‏@MSVU_HalifaxWhat's the connection between Art & Politics? Two profs from #msvu and @NSCADUniversity can provide some insight http://ow.ly/lqF5p


Historic ship aids in festivities, The Chronicle Herald
Highlights include a kite festival June 7 in which the Bluenose Coast Action Foundation has worked with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to help ...

The Catalysts, The Globe and Mail
NSCAD graduate and instructor Andrea Dorfman makes the prestigious list of the top creative talent in Canada.

Electric sport bike (that’s right to take) on Pike’s Peak race – The Globe and Mail
A look at NSCAD design instructor Michael Uhlarik’s ultra cool electric bike, the Amarok.

Canada's Grange Prize for photography undergoes a makeover, The Globe and Mail
Each school will select one student through an internal competition, ... University of Art + Design in Vancouver, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design ...

A long spin, The Guardian Charlottetown
Daphne Large was 23 and fresh out of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design when the prospect of purchasing a possible studio and store in New ...

Four cameras, four artists, four visions, The Chronicle Herald
Renate Deppe came to Halifax to study nursing and, as a mature student, finished her BFA in art and photography at NSCAD. She has been a docent at the ...

2013 Bronfman Fellows named, News@Concordia
She graduated from NSCAD in 2003. Her work has been exhibited widely, notably at Oboro, Expression, Gallery 44, Vu, Galerie Occurrence, ...

Light-filled Grantham paintings at Studio 21, The Chronicle Herald
Yang Hang, the Fredericton-born NSCAD  MFA graduate, now teaching at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, uses stencils with random holes and ...

Local shoemakers bid farewell to Whistler, Pique Newsmagazine
Jules Vagelato was raised in Whistler and was heavily involved in ski racing before moving away to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, ..

The Grange Prize Transforms Into The Aimia | Ago Photography Prize, Stockhouse
This year's partner schools are OCAD University, Ryerson University, Concordia University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Nova Scotia College of Art ...


CASHRA 2013 Renewing the Vision:
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and the Atlantic Human Rights Centre are hosting the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) conference May 29-31 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.  As part of the conference, there will also be a comprehensive human rights exhibition created by design and illustration students of NSCAD University. The opening of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission’s Art and Design Exposition takes place Thursday, May 30, 5 p.m. at the Harbourfront Marriott.


Anna Leonowens Gallery:
  The Anna Leonowens Gallery is closed for maintenance. If you require assistance please call 494-8223 to book an appointment. The Anna Leonowens Gallery is looking for extra linens; towels, washcloths, blankets, sheets, pillows, pillow cases etc. for the Artist-in-Residence Apartment for this summer (June 1st - August 30th). If you are able to donate or lend linens in good condition please call the gallery, 494–8223. 1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Argyle Fine Art:  New 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. Peggy’s Cove Syndrome. To June 8. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

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.

Craig Gallery: Water Works, art show and sale by the Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. Opens tonight, 7 p.m. May 29 to June 23. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

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

Khyber Centre for the Arts: Versions 1, 2, 3 by Karilynn Ming Ho. To May 31. Abandon Ship! 2013 Exhibition of Fine Arts Grads from Atlantic Canada. June 23 to Aug. 2. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  Variations of Symmetry, featuring the work of Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chang. May 31-July 14. Opening reception May 30, 6 p.m. 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.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Motion Activated. Opens June 7, 8 p.m. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.

Secord Gallery:F. Scott MacLeod. June 7 to 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. 1273 Hollis Street.

VANS in the Hub:Sky and Steel, with work by Gary Castle, Renate Deppe, Anna Hornsnell Wade, Ed Huner, Su Rogers, Kate Stinson, Barbara Schmeisser. To May 30. 2nd floor, 1673 Barrington St., Halifax.

ViewPoint Gallery:  Gathering Colour, a photography exhibition by Angela Creaser. To June 2. Live Through This, documentary photographs of a drug addict’s struggle to get clean, by Tony Fouhse. June 5-30.  1272 Barrington St., Halifax.


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). A non-mandatory site meeting will be conducted onsite, June 6, at 2 pm at the Terminal (24 Nantucket Avenue, Dartmouth) beneath the pedestrian overpass (Passenger Bays 4 and 5). 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.

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

Volunteers sought: The Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization based in the St Margaret's Bay Area, and holdan annual arts and culture event in support of  the Peggy's Cove Preservation Society and Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts, July 12-14. One of the events is Paint Peggy's Cove, a painting on site activity which relies heavily on volunteers asambassadors to the visitors at Peggy's Cove, runners to assist artists and staff, and general help with setting up and taking down displays. Interested? Please get in touch with eastlink.ca or see www.peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com for more info.


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

Teaching with NSCAD’s School of Extended Studies: The School of Extended Studies invites individuals to propose new courses and workshops for the Fall 2013 Semester in the areas of fine and media arts & craft and design for its adult and youth programs. The proposals must include the following information: title, duration, course outline, resources, studio requirements, materials, current CV, bio, images of work.  Proposals may be emailed, faxed or mailed to the school of Extended Studies by May 31. For questions or more information please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Allen, program coordinator, nscad.ca

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/

Nominations sought: Discovery Centre is now accepting nominations for the 11Th Annual Discovery Awards for Science and Technology. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 31. The Discovery Awards honors people whose exemplary work have helped make Nova Scotia a leader in science and technology innovation. Whether a new invention, an innovative study, a life-long dedication to science, or dedication to the promotion of science and technology, if you think someone made a major impact in these areas and deserves recognition we want to hear about them. As described in our criteria http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca/wp-content/uploads/criteria.pdf, there are four award categories: Science Champion, Professional of Distinction, Innovation and Emerging Professional. Nominations can be completed for a colleague or a personal contact. Download the form @ http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca/wp-content/uploads/nomination-form.pdf and then submitting it to discoverycentre.ns.ca

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

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Do you know of a worthy candidate? The nomination deadline is June 1. For further information, please contact Michel Gaboury, program officer, visual arts section, Canada Council for the Arts at canadacouncil.ca.

Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards: Do you know of a worthy candidate? The nomination deadline is June 1. For info, including criteria and regulations, please see: http://nsmasterworks.ca/current-award-year/guidelines-and-nomination-form/

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