NSCAD News - Opportunities
November 2, 2017


Mural artist wanted: From Marie McIntyre, Director of Resident Care at Harbour View Haven: We are looking for a painter to create an indoor mural on the fronts and backs of a set of doors. Artist will be working in the evenings after 8 pm. The goal of the mural is to create an illusion that will hide the doors from residents living with the dementia (example: A trompe l'oeil rendering of a bookcase or shelf in the place of the doors). A budget of $1,000.00 – $1,500.00 is available for this project. Artist must supply their own paint." Interested? Please get in touch with Marie at hvh.ca

Murmur Land Studios: "Murmur Land Studios is an experimental field school initiative offering event-based pedagogy in art, philosophy, movement, ecology and temporary camping community for the post-anthropocene era. Our attempt is to curate spaces of creative inquiry which attract diverse makers, thinkers and doers together around thematic concerns relevant to the challenging times which lay before us. We are interested in exploring the varied human and more-than-human relations that weave and co-compose new possibilities for joy and survival. Our week-long field school residencies are held as camping-based opportunities to (mostly) gain a reprieve from the grid and reconnect with the land. This is our first ecological gesture to open up a differential space for group investigation and self-directed inquiry." Applications are now open for 2018 events, with a deadline of December 15, 2017. Please see the Apply page for further information on submitting an application, or the FAQ to learn more about any specific questions you may have. Our events are open to participants from all educational backgrounds. For more info, please see: https://murmurlandstudios.net/

Birks Design Challenge:Birks is looking for new design talent with a unique Birks Design Challenge contest. "If you dream of creating your own line of jewelry, show us your designs to be one of three finalists. For more info, please see: https://contests.etcanada.com/birks/

Call for vendors: The Khyber Night Flea Market is back. It takes place Saturday, Nov. 18. Up to 35 vendors are sought. To register, send images and description of what you will be selling OR to express interest, contact: gmail.com

Call for entries from Canadian Jewellery Artists: In celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary, Mings Diamond would like to showcase art jewellery made in Canada for the Canada 150 Art Jewellery Show, Nov. 30 to Dec. 31 at Mings Diamon, Lansdowne Centre in Richmond BC. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 3, 2017. For full details, see: https://www.mingsdiamond.ca/canada150artjewelleryshow

Urban Design Awards:  In the spirit of design excellence, Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking student talent to design and build trophies that will be presented to the winners of each category at the 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards. The winning submission will be replicated five times, one for each award category: Urban Design Plan, Urban Architecture, Civic Design Projects, Urban Elements and Community Connections & Initiatives. Participants must be NSCAD student and may enter individually or in teams. The winning submission will receive an award of $1,000 and will be built, replicated and presented to the winners of each category at the 2018 Halifax Urban Design Award. Submission deadline is Dec. 5, 2017. For more information, please contact Sarah Bercu at sarah.bercu@halifax.ca and see the full competition brief (PDF).

Call for participation: NSCAD is in the process of convening a consultative committee to provide guidance and input on updates to the University's Sexualized Violence policies and protocols. Now that the university community is back on our campuses, participation is being sought from the university community as a whole. If you are interested in participating or would just like to learn more, please contact Ashley Lorette, Director, Human Resources by email at nscad.ca. A cross representation of faculty, staff and students is an important component to developing a protocol that meets the needs of the university community. We encourage anyone interested to express an interest in participating. 

New Gallery in Kentville, NS: Hardware Gallery is a new gallery opening in Kentville, NS. Gallery director Sasha Nelson is looking to get in touch with artists. See the 'Artists Submissions" link on the website: https://www.hardwaregallery.ca/

Materia, Call for Submissions: Materia is an artist-run centre contributing to the dissemination of fine crafts while promoting artistic research and creativity. Materia’s gallery showcases the creations of national and international artists, both emerging and established, through exhibitions and installations. Materia-La boutique is an on-site art shop adjacent to the gallery. This call for proposals is open to professional artists/craftspersons from the province of Quebec, from Canada and from abroad, whose practice is tied to fine crafts through the techniques or material they use. Their works must emerge from significant research and go beyond the traditional functions of the objects. Materia also invites exhibition curators and organizations to submit innovating projects devoted to the advancement of fine crafts. For more info, please see: http://centremateria.com/en/call-for-submissions/

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

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.