NSCAD News - Opportunities
May 23, 2017


Call to artists: Lunenburg Art Gallery is looking for artists to paint in its 17th annual Paint Sea on Site Fundraiser on July 22 and 23. Proceeds from sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and Lunenburg Art Gallery. Registration is $25, which includes morning coffee and muffins, ball cap, two lunches and a Saturday reception. Further information is available on the gallery's website, www.lunenburgartgallery.com

Black Lives Matter Reading Group: BLM HFX Reading Group is an opportunity for learning and conversation surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and Canada. Throughout June-July 2017, facilitators Shaya Ishaq and Jade Peek will lead a SECOND reading group and series of public events presented by the artists/facilitators and The Khyber Centre for the Arts. At this time, we are opening registration for up to 20 individuals who would like to participate in the summer session, which will be held at and co-sponsored by the Halifax North Memorial Public Library. Content for BLM HFX Reading Group has been gathered by facilitators Shaya Ishaq and Jade Peek through primarily the resources made available by Prof. Frank Roberts' Black Lives Matter Syllabus, but also includes material from their own independent research, consultation with knowledgeable parties and The Black Lives Canada Syllabus. To register, email gmail.com with your: Preferred name, contact info, commitment  to meet 6-8PM Wednesday evenings June and July 2017. Deadline to register is by 5PM Monday 29 May 2017.

Zine Fair: Zine and print artists are sought for the Zine Fair taking place June 15 at Victoria Park. A portion of proceeds of sale will go to Citadel High School's Nocturne project.  For details, email gmail.com

Canadian Craft Biennial: Eleven sessions, covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by 44 scholars and makers from around the world (including NSCAD alumni and faculty Amanda Shore, Arianna Richardson, Anne Heywood Jones, Rebecca Hannon, Anna Sprague, Sandra Alfoldy, Dorie Millerson, Sarah Alford.) Taking place September 15 at Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, L7N 3E9, and
September 16: OCADU, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1. Registration is now open: http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca/symposium/about/

Call for nominations: Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the prestigious GGArts awards – and help the Canada Council for the Arts to promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is now open! The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts recognize artists who have had remarkable careers in the visual and media arts and fine crafts, and an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution in these fields.Value: Up to 8 awards of $25,000 each
How to qualify: Submit a nomination to the Canada Council. Deadline: 1 June 2017.
For more information: Read the guidelines 

Nova Scotia Printmakers: Members of the NS Printmakers are invited to submit works on paper for the exhibition, EXTREMEs, at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in June of 2017. For more info, see: http://www.nsprintmakers.ca/

Discovery Awards: Are you or someone you know a superstar in the field of science, technology or innovation? Join Nova Scotia’s best and brightest by nominating yourself or them for the 15th Annual Discovery Awards – one of the most prestigious events in Nova Scotia. Nominations are open until Wednesday May 31, 2017.  The Discovery Awards brings together academia, business and the community to honour people whose exemplary work has helped make Nova Scotia a leader in science, technology and innovation. Whether a new invention, an innovative study, a life-long dedeication to science or a commitment to the promotion of science and technology, if you belive an individual or business deserves recognition, we want to hear about them. There are Four Award Categories: Science Champion; Professional of Distinction; Innovation; Emerging Professional. See the nomination form (PDF).

VANS workshops: Visual Arts Nova Scotia is offering a number of professional practice workshops this spring, including Grant Writing, Copyright for Artists, Ask a Conservator, Dos and Don'ts of Exhibition Proposals, Pricing Your Work and more. Register through Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Craft + Emerging Media Residency 2018:  The Alberta College of Art and Design is seeking an Artist in Residence with a particular interest in using both digital technologies and traditional craft media within their artistic practice for a 3-6 week program beginning 13th of February 2018. This residency provides an artist the opportunity to integrate their studio research and practice within ACAD’s School of Craft and Emerging Media. In addition to support from studio technicians and the residency coordinator, the artist-in-residence will have access to a private studio space, as well as to ACAD’s robust craft and fine art facilities. Interested parties should submit a project proposal and related budget for a self-directed residency that offers to make a significant contribution to contemporary craft.  Applications are sought from mid-career and emerging artists interested in undertaking  research in contemporary craft and emerging technologies. To be considered for the program, applicants are expected to have achieved international recognition for their work, and have attained an MFA or equivalent. Teaching and/or instructor experience is desirable. The selected applicant will receive a substantial honorarium (dependent on a budget proposal), accommodation subsidy, private studio space, access to the College’s resources and onsite exhibition space. For details, please see: https://acad.ca/about-acad/research-and-innovation/residencies/2018-craft-emerging-media-residency

Call for artwork, Allons-y: Canada is repositioning itself internationally as a leader in peacekeeping, reengaging with the UN system and preparing to deploy military and police personnel. The UN and regional peacekeeping system is also facing unprecedented challenges due to the use of child soldiers, multiplying internationalized conflicts, violent extremism, lack of respect for the UN’s neutrality, and the challenges of peacebuilding and stabilization. This issue of Allons-y will examine how Canada can play a vital role in moving peacekeeping forwards in challenging times, with a specific focus on issues involving children and armed conflict. In addition to academic papers for Allons-y, the Dallaire
Initiative is inviting submissions for art work focused on the issue of children in armed conflict to encourage broader engagement with this topic and explore alternate ways of portraying it. Young artists age 30 or under are invited to submit:
• Visual art such as photos, drawings, and paintings
• Musical or spoken word recordings
• Poems not longer than 1 page
• Short stories not longer than 2,500 words
• Any other form of art that can be displayed on our website and/or on paper
Successful submissions will be included alongside academic pieces in the next edition of Allons-y. Select submissions will receive a $100 honorarium. Submit to childsoldiers.org by August 1st 2017

Call for sculpture, Town of Parrsboro: Main & Station in the Town of Parrsboro is seeking outdoor sculptures for a variety of sites. For info, please see: hmsnonesuch.com/2013/05/07/desperately-seeking-sculpture/sculpture-wanted/

The Sunroom, Halifax Central Library: The Sunroom at Halifax Central Library is a complimentary exhibit space dedicated to highlighting emerging and professional visual artists of Halifax Regional Municipality.  The Sunroom exhibit space will showcase emerging and professional artists who reflect the region’s diverse expressions of imagination, knowledge, creativity, intellectual activity and community culture in a welcoming and supportive environment. The Sunroom enables visitors to Halifax Central Library to engage with the creative life of their community, experiencing high-caliber works of visual art. To apply: http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/assets/files/central-library/Art-Exhibit-Application.pdf

Juried exhibition, Art of the Book: Art of the Book 2018 is the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) international juried exhibition of  members’ work. The exhibition will open in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and travel for two years across Canada. The Call for Entry is now available in English and French at www.cbbag.ca/exhibitions. Jurors, venues, and additional information will be available in May 2017. In the meantime, the Organizing Committee at aob2018@cbbag.ca is ready to answer any questions.

Voice Mail Connects:  if you do not have a phone or answering service and are living below the poverty line you can have free voice mail through Red Bear.  It includes the same features as most other voice mail services except there are no restrictions.  It can be accessed by any phone 24/7 and email, has unlimited storage.  There is a 1-800 number that can be used so it is free through pay phones.  Sign up is by phone at 902 4448-4744 or by calling toll free at 211.

Student film competition: Atomic Cartoons - Kooks and Legends student film competition is part of the Vancouver International Film Festival in Vancouver, BC. The official call for entries is now open to all animation students in Canada. Deadline Aug. 1, 2017. Full contest details can be found on the website.

Seven Bays call out: Seven Bays will be showing work by a new artist every month. Individuals are allowed to sell their work from the space and keep 100% of the sale money, but they are also welcome to simply display their work if they prefer. The space is mostly limited to flat works that will be displayed on the walls with a track and wire hanging system, but some accommodations can be made for artists who also have three-dimensional works. While we have a great community at our gym, and have not had any serious incidents, please be advised that Seven Bays will not be liable for any damage to works while they are being shown. Anyone interested can email us at gmail.com with images of their work, titled with their name, the medium, and the dimensions as well as which months would work for them. We will be trying to install on the first Tuesday of every month and require that the artist be present to assist with the install and take down.

Call for Submissions: Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? Teichert Gallery (formerly Art Sales and 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 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.


Tuesday, May 23

Opening reception for the NSCAD Community Studio Residents' Exhibition. 5:30 to 7 pm at the Port Loggia Gallery, NSCAD Port Campus.

Wednesday, May 24

Opening receptions for Blood Work by Kim Morgan, Site Collaborations by Liz Ingram, and The Bibelot by Jay Crocker. 5:30 pm. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Thursday, May 25

Artist talk by Liz Ingram. 12 noon. Anna Leonowens Gallery.

ICOMOS Canada Conference - A Connection to Place. CBC Panel Discussion on IDEAS - Building Tensions. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax. 7 to 9 pm. Free, all are welcome.

Saturday, June 10

VANS AGM. Coffee and snacks served at 10:30 am, meeting at 11 am, lunch at 12 noon, followed by a tour. Fraser Cultural Centre, Tatamagouche.

Sunday, June 11

Influential filmmaker Mike Hoolboom, one of this year's recipients of the Governor General's Awards in Fine and Media Arts, will be giving a Master class at NSCAD's Academy Campus on Sunday, June 11 at 1 pm. The class will take place in Room 208.