Gallery On Queen is excited to participate in SOFA 2018 from November 1 to 4 in Chicago. We will be representing Indigenous Artists working in a myriad of mediums who all bring unique qualities of their cultures to their work. We encourage you to read more about the artists and the works we are representing at this prestigious event.

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. We’re excited to share more details as things progress!

This amazing opportunity is lead by Studio 21 Fine Art Halifax and in collaboration with IOTA Institute, Hailfax  NS, as well as the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada| Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada , Province of New Brunswick Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

 

See the artists contributing and their words on the Gallery’s facebook page here.

In memory of Bob Grant – Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre


In memory of
Bob Grant
1945 – 2018

 

 

 

 

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Board Member Bob Grant on September 30, 2018. His input, thoughtfulness and no-nonsense approach were instrumental during the renovation of the Sunbury Shores building and his subsequent active participation as a Board member with Sunbury Shores. He will be greatly missed and Sunbury Shores would like to express our condolences to his family and his many friends in this community.

A “Celebration of Bob’s Life” will be held at the Heather Curling Club, W.C. O’Neill Arena in St. Andrews this Friday, October 5 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetic Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com.

Bob graduated from UNB Fredericton in 1969 to follow a dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. He went on to work for many years with Neil & Gunter. Being such a free spirit of life he pursued an endeavour to build his own company known as H.R. Grant & Associates. Bob was a thinker, a fixer, a problem solver, a supporter, a prankster and a master of so many trades; his handmade clocks will be cherished by his family for many years to come. Bob made time to always be helping friends and everyone has a project done by Bob. He used to love to fly his remote control planes with his buddy Robert, although they spent more time fixing than flying. If he wasn’t fixing things, he was at the rink curling, loved to skip and was always coaching. After spending 11 years refurbishing a 68 Healy, he and wife Donna spent time showing it off at different car shows. Bob was so many things to so many people, he will indeed be missed by all. More information at: http://www.humphreysfh.com/Obituaries/128533/

Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation – November 2018 Art Centre Directors Conference

 

 

 

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is committed to supporting the vitality of the visual arts in New Brunswick through a variety of awards, scholarships and grants. In 2018, the foundation has taken an active role in facilitating networking events aimed at promoting collaboration and exchange. An Arts Advocacy Grant of $10,000 is awarded to Saint John Arts Centre, a key facilitator in a pan-provincial networking initiative for Directors of community arts centers.

Community Arts Centres play a key role in promotion of the arts in New Brunswick. SHMF applauds the vision of a working collective of art directors to advance the development of a strong communication and support network among the province’s many unique centres. More information on the November 19th conference is available through Andrew Kierstead (Director – Saint John Arts Centre), or Courtney Steeves (Director – Charlotte Street Arts Centre).

Kathryn McCarroll
Executive Director
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation
Phone: 506 693 5647
sheilahughmackay@nb.aibn.com
sheilahughmackay.ca

Sunbury Shores 2018 AGM

Sunbury Shores is holding its 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm at Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, 139 Water Street, St Andrews, NB.  Everyone is welcome to attend and all members in good standing are invited to participate and vote! Find out about the latest happenings at the Centre, get to know the Board, staff and other members, and share your thoughts and ideas about how we can move forward!

BECOMING A MEMBER

If you are not a current member of Sunbury Shores but would like to become one, please visit sunburyshores.org/memberships, call 506-529-3386 or drop by the Centre. Your membership gives you a 10% discount on all Sunbury Shores courses as well as enables us to present high quality arts & nature programming year-round to children, teens, and adults! If you are unsure of your membership status, please call us or email info@sunburyshores.org.

JOIN US FOR OUR AGM!

Owens Art Gallery welcomes new director/curator

Owens Art Gallery welcomes Emily Falvey as new director/curator

SACKVILLE, NB — The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University will welcome Emily Falvey as its new director/curator this Fall. Falvey will begin her position in October and replaces long-time director/curator Gemey Kelly who retired this summer.

Falvey is a Mount Allison graduate who began her career at the Owens and Struts galleries. She returns to campus from the Ottawa/Montreal area where she has worked as a professional curator and art critic, most notably with the Ottawa Art Gallery.

“We are delighted to welcome Emily back to campus as the director/curator of the Owens Art Gallery,” says Mount Allison University Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research Dr. Jeff Ollerhead. “She brings a wide range of experience as a professional curator and academic and I look forward to seeing the array of art projects and exhibitions the Owens will continue to bring to the campus and wider community under her leadership.”

“I’m thrilled to return to Mount Allison University and the arts community of Sackville, and I look forward to working with the amazing staff at the Owens Art Gallery,” says Falvey. “I am honoured to take over from Gemey Kelly, whose work at the Owens is a sterling example of artist-centred curatorial practice.”

Falvey worked most recently as managing editor of RACAR (Revue d’art canadien/Canadian Art Review), and served on the editorial board for the art magazine esse arts + opinions. Her most recent exhibition, Here Be Dragons, is currently on view at Carleton University Art Gallery. She holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University and is a PhD candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal where she has also taught in art history.

The Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University was established in 1895 and is Canada’s oldest University art gallery. Located at the heart of the Mount Allison campus, the Owens is the original home of Mount Allison’s Fine Arts program and hosts permanent and travelling exhibitions, as well as a number of events throughout the year. Home to over 3,000 works of art, it has continued its role as a teaching gallery, welcoming classes and community members year-round to learn about and enjoy art.

The Owens Art Gallery also oversees the Colville House and Colville Studio on campus, a centre devoted to the career of the late Canadian artist and Mount Allison graduate, Alex Colville.

ArtsLink AGM & Atlantic Vernacular Panel to be held in Saint Andrews

ARTSLINK AGM AND ATLANTIC VERNACULAR PANEL TO BE HELD IN SAINT ANDREWS

ArtsLink NB is hosting their annual general meeting in Saint Andrews Oct. 14th, at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

 

SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 19, 2018 ArtsLink NB is hosting their annual general meeting October 14th in St. Andrews. The AGM will be followed by a panel discussion asking what is the “Atlantic Vernacular”? What are the materials and motifs defining artists of this region? Both events will take place at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Rd, St. Andrews, on Sunday, Oct.14th, from 10-4 p.m.

 

Attend the AGM to find out what your provincial professional artist’s association – ArtsLink NB – has been up to. You’ll also have a good look at what programming and projects we are planning for the year ahead. This is a chance to connect with your fellow artists, give the organization feedback, and get more involved with arts initiatives in New Brunswick.

 

We’ll switch gears in the afternoon, and host both a panel and group discussion about regional identity in the arts. ArtsLink NB is embarking on a multi-year project dedicated to exploring the “Atlantic Vernacular”, and we’d love member input in planning a larger symposium and publication. Come share your experiences will art colleagues from around the province.

 

Saturday’s multidisciplinary panel features:

SARAH JOHNSON POWER, JERRY ROPSON, CHARLIE GAFFNEY, and SHOSHANNA WINGATE

 

The event is free and open to the public. Please register beforehand. 

 

About ArtsLink NB

ArtsLink NB is a province-wide, membership based organization representing artists of all disciplines. We work to help artists build robust careers in New Brunswick through providing professional opportunities, public programming, specialized training, and advocacy work. We are working to grow the arts sector to meet national standards of excellence and economic output.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Julie Whitenect, Associate Director

ArtsLink NB

julie@artslinknb.com

(506) 608-9914

 

ARTSLINK ARTS WRITING INTENSIVE TO BE HELD IN SAINT JOHN

ArtsLink NB hosts an Arts Writing Intensive in Saint John, Oct. 12-13th.

[SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 10, 2018] ArtsLink NB is offering a two-day arts writing intensive aimed at increasing the number of contributors writing about the arts in New Brunswick. The training will take place at the Britt’s Pub & Eatery, 42 Princess St, Saint John, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4pm. This session will be led by Merray Gerges, and Yaniya Lee, editorial staff from Canadian Art magazine.

ArtsLink NB is pleased to present a two-day arts writing intensive workshop in Saint John, NB, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4pm. Lead by Canadian Art magazine staff Merray Gerges and Yaniya Lee, this workshop will teach participants how to write reviews and essays about the arts. Participants will learn how to describe and evaluate arts for various audiences and publications. Participants will also learn how to pitch arts writing, and will benefit from one follow up editing session from the course instructors. $50 to attend; catering provided. Applicants must be available for the full day both days of the workshop.

The arts sector has indicated loud and clear that New Brunswick needs more people producing professional arts writing; be it for art magazines, our newspapers, exhibition catalogues, and increasingly online publications. This writing gives NB artists visibility and helps us to tell the story of who we are in the world. ArtsLink NB’s two-day arts writing intensive will equip twelve participants with critical knowledge of how to create affective and insightful critical arts writing. Understanding how to talk to artists about their own work, how to contextualize work (in contemporary arts discourse, via one’s local influences, the meanings embedded in form etc.), and understanding your audience or market are all integral to taking up the task of writing for the arts. This course is suitable for emerging arts writers, journalists who would like to develop their ability to cover the arts, and those in curatorial roles such as the directors of galleries and performing arts companies. The course will cover reviews, catalogue writing, press releases, and essay writing for journals and online arts publications.

About ArtsLink NB

ArtsLink NB is a province-wide, membership-based organization representing artists of all disciplines. We work to help artists build robust careers in New Brunswick by providing professional opportunities, public programming, specialized training, and advocacy work. We are working to grow the arts sector to meet national standards of excellence and economic output.

For additional information, please contact:

Julie Whitenect, Associate Director

ArtsLink NB

julie@artslinknb.com

(506) 608-9914

ARTSLINK AGM AND ATLANTIC VERNACULAR PANEL TO BE HELD IN SAINT ANDREWS

ArtsLink NB is hosting their annual general meeting in Saint Andrews Oct. 14th, at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 10, 2018 – ArtsLink NB is hosting its annual general meeting October 14th in St. Andrews. The AGM will be followed by a panel discussion asking what is the “Atlantic Vernacular”? What are the materials and motifs defining artists of this region? Both events will take place at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Rd, St. Andrews, on Sunday, Oct.14th, from 10-4 p.m.

Attend the AGM to find out what your provincial professional artist’s association – ArtsLink NB – has been up to. You’ll also have a good look at what programming and projects we are planning for the year ahead. This is a chance to connect with your fellow artists, give the organization feedback, and get more involved with arts initiatives in New Brunswick.

We’ll switch gears in the afternoon, and host both a panel and group discussion about regional identity in the arts. ArtsLink NB is embarking on a multi-year project dedicated to exploring the “Atlantic Vernacular”, and we’d love member input in planning a larger symposium and publication. Come share your experiences with art colleagues from around the province.

Saturday’s multidisciplinary panel features:

SARAH JOHNSON POWER, JERRY ROPSON, CHARLIE GAFFNEY, and SHOSHANNA WINGATE

The event is free and open to the public.

About ArtsLink NB

ArtsLink NB is a province-wide, membership based organization representing artists of all disciplines. We work to help artists build robust careers in New Brunswick through providing professional opportunities, public programming, specialized training, and advocacy work. We are working to grow the arts sector to meet national standards of excellence and economic output.

For additional information, please contact:

Julie Whitenect, Associate Director

ArtsLink NB

julie@artslinknb.com

(506) 608-9914

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Progress on CHRC’s national anti-harassment initiatives

Canada’s performing, literary and visual arts organizations and artists have joined together in a broad initiative called “Respectful Workplaces in the Arts”. This cross-country, cross-sector project is designed to deal with and remove harassment in the sector – including sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and violence.

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Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

Progress on CHRC’s national anti-harassment initiatives

Since the announcement of the Canada Council of the Arts funding to support “Respectful Workplaces in the Arts” for the performing, literary and visual arts, we have been hard at work hiring and otherwise liaising with creative consultants, legal and HR professionals, contractors and sector leaders in order to develop thorough, inclusive and effective anti-harassment resources. Specific updates and timelines for project deliverables follow:

Code of Conduct: A draft code of conduct for the live performing arts is being developed by a Working Group of sector volunteers, chaired by Barry Hughson, CEO of the National Ballet of Canada. It is to be put out for discussion in September and finalized by November.

Reporting Mechanisms: Jeanne LeSage of LeSage Arts Management has been engaged to undertake a report on existing reporting mechanisms for victims of harassment, and systems of investigation for employers. This report will include sector-appropriate recommendations on how to develop these mechanisms and systems of investigation in the performing, literary and visual arts.

Training Resources: New resources are being created! All will be available on the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts website over the coming 4 months. These include:

  • a guide to developing policies and procedures for dealing with harassment will be released in September, as a tool in CHRC’s HR Management Toolkit;
  • training videos from the points of view of the artist/employee, and of the Board/employer are to be released in November;
  • webcasts to explain compliance with provincial and territorial legislation around harassment – to be released in December.

As well, examples of training resources on harassment are being researched and collected for reference on the Respectful Workplaces website.

Consultations with equity-seeking groups: Country-wide consultations are being held with equity-seeking groups in September and October in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton and Halifax. They will provide feedback on the draft Code of Conduct, training needs and resources around harassment, and suggestions for potential reporting and investigating mechanisms.

Website: The website for Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is presently being built, and is to be launched in the fall. It will be the gathering place for all that’s going on under the banner of the project Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA).

Ad campaign: Respectful Workplaces in the Arts materials for the use of arts organizations are to be made available in September. Visual ads (for digital and printed use), video, and other media to which sector organizations can add their logo and share with their members will be included.

Further RWA updates to come in CHRC’s newsletters  and project-specific updates such as this one!

Build the Playhouse 2.0 Project

Can you imagine Fredericton without a live performance venue like the Playhouse? Neither can we. We must make our plan for a new venue a reality before it’s too late. Our community needs it. Our artists need it. Our downtown needs it.

We have put together all of the information we have on the state of the current Playhouse building as well as our plans for our future in a clear and current website called Build the Playhouse 2.0: https://buildtheplayhouse2.ca

Please have a look, follow along, and please SPEAK UP! If you think this project is important, your community needs to hear from you now. You ca subscribe to project updates through this link too!

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