Our Favourite Places exhibition at Gallery 78


California anyone?  Réjean Roy spent some time in southern California this spring and was able to capture the elusive blooms of the prickly pear cactus.  Sarah Jones hits the streets of New York and Boston to scout out places for her ultra urban style.  For Stephen May, home is a favourite place, captured in his often domestic depictions.  In David McKay’s paintings, close to home is always close to the heart – the rivers, trees, rocks and field of his native New Brunswick.  Enjoy all these views and more this month at Gallery 78.

We look forward to visit.

Gallery 78, 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Fredericton
Open: Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 1-4pm or visit virtually at: www.gallery78.com

Spotlighting Young Artists at Creek Village Gallery

Creek Village Gallery has embarked on a new initiative. Each month we will be spotlighting young artists from schools in the area.

Graciously sponsored by The Co-operators Group Insurance Company, our first student is Emma Lamey.

You can see Emma’s work in the hall leading to the cafe.

See their website here.


1st Annual Sojourner Literary Festival

1st Annual Sojourner Literary Festival


Founder, former President Canadian Poetry Association Donna Allard, is proud to bring Sojourner Literary Festival to O’Learys Art Cafe Inc. featuring NB poets & writers. The literary festival is in conjunction with the Richibucto Scallop Festival. Donna Allard has facilitated several literary festivals over the years and is looking forward to bringing talented NB writers to the stage. The event is free and open to the public; limited seating so come early. Refreshments to follow.

Sojourner is proud to present a stellar group of writers at its 1st Literary Festival including, The Bongo Poet Harris Sullivan; GG nominee Dr. Kathleen McConnell; Peace Poet Richard Doiron,; 2016 Fog-lit Festival poetry award winner Peter Beaumier, as well as a book signing by Moncton author George Griffin.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of not only reading Donna Allard’s wonderful poetry, but was also thrilled to meet her on my 2015 Cross-Canada tour. Donna has put together a very talented and diverse line-up writers for the debut Sojourner Festival.  I hope to be able to attend the kick-off of this fabulous Richibucto Festival in person, but if that is not possible, I will be there in spirit!

~ Candice James Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC


O’Learys Art Cafe Inc., Richibucto NB

Host Barbara Quigley & Co-host Rhonda Burley

July 16th    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Admission: FREE

Factor Pocket Guide for 2016-2017

If you are new to applying to FACTOR for funding, or just need a refresher on the updates, make sure you check out their new pocket guide! It explains how to set up various profiles, a breakdown on the most commonly applied to artist programs, and deadlines.

If you’re in need of more detailed resources or forms check out their resources page here, it features info on how to fill out your completion reports, marketing plan examples, and a list of other sources of funding in Canada!



Clay and Wax Create Art at the Soldiers’ Barracks

Artists Sarah Petite and Jennifer McInnis-Wharton will bring diverse media to a shared space at the Soldiers’ Barracks July 11 to 17.

Petite specializes in encaustic painting (using pigments mixed with hot wax that are applied to a wooden base). Encaustic painting is Petite’s self-taught and main medium. An established artist, she was educated at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has been painting professionally for 35 years. Petite has exhibited throughout the Maritimes and a solo exhibition is planned for Galerie Colline, Edmundston, in 2017.

The theme of this year’s Artist in Residence program is New Ground, which Petite intends to explore by producing “one or two encaustic paintings, and by displaying appropriate recent works.” The artist says that “visitors, especially children, enjoy dipping into my paint and watching the complex process,” so a visit to see Sarah Petite at work could get messy – in a good way. Her paintings, though abstract, address themes of place, placement, and situation, and often contain house-like structures which “surely aren’t accidental”. Some themes that recur throughout her work are progress, escape, return, and homing.

McInnis-Wharton is an emerging contemporary artist from the Northwest Territories, currently pursuing graduate studies at Fredericton’s New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and focusing on ceramics. During her residency, McInnis-Wharton would like to create a series of pots inspired by the historical buildings that line Queen Street in order to “celebrate the richness of life in Fredericton’s downtown core.” She will be inviting others to share their favourite stories from Fredericton as she shares her own, and plans to record and incorporate them into the final installation of her fantastic ceramic pots.

The Fredericton Arts Alliance, a registered charity, has run the Artist in Residence program for the last 15 years. Local artists are selected by a jury and every week, two share an old stone casemate at the Soldiers’ Barracks in Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District. This becomes an artists’ studio, welcoming visitors seven days a week until September 5. The casemate is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday fromnoon to 5 p.m.

New Brunswickers named to Order of Canada for Contrubutions to the Arts

Former New Brunswick lieutenant governor Graydon Nicholas has been named to the Order of Canada, along with Ilkay Silk, Tim Borlase and Madeleine Delaney-LeBlanc. They are among the 113 new appointees announced Thursday by Governor General David Johnston.

Two recipients were rewarded for their contribution to the arts in New Brunswick:

Timothy Borlase, of Pointe-du-Chêne and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., “For his contributions to arts, music and drama initiatives, particularly for youth, in communities across Labrador and New Brunswick.
Ilkay Silk, of Fredericton, longtime drama co-ordinator for St. Thomas University, “For her contributions to arts and culture organizations in New Brunswick, particularly for her work with youth in theatre.”

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


See the full article from CBC here!

Generations: New art exhibition at the Bathurst Heritage Museum

 This exhibition includes son Richard Hazen’s work in digital media and mother Adrienne Hazen’s early family based oils and drawings and reproductions of Richards fraternal great grand-mother X 6, Elizabeth Beckwith-Hazen born in Fredericton in 1839.  There are over 100 of her works stored at the Harriet Irving Library Archives at UNB. Richard has just graduated from NBCCD in Fredericton.

The International NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS Parrsboro Exposition

Main & Station is pleased to announce:

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS Parrsboro exposition will open on 20 August 2016 at 3pm and remain on exhibit until 10 September 2016.

The exhibit will then travel to Montreal and be on exhibit from 23 September  until 7 October, 2016

These awards are open to all artists.
To view the ONLINE CATALOGUE OF ENTRIES  http://hmsnonesuch.com/naopa-catalogue-of-entries/
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:
  •               The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  •                L’Usine de Papier Award
  •               The Main & Station Award
  •               The Griffintown Award
  •               The Wellington Church Award

The Award winners will be announced in Parrsboro on 3 September, 2016.

For additional details on the awards please go to the website …http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/
Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws
PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

CBC/Radio-Canada names Community Foundations of Canada and the 150Alliance as official partners for 2017

(OTTAWA, ON) June 28, 2016 – A new set of partnerships involving CBC/Radio-Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the 150Alliance was announced today as part of a collaborative effort to highlight stories about Canadians and their communities for the country’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

As an Official Partner of Community Foundations of Canada and its network of 191 community foundations, CBC/Radio-Canada will leverage the deep local roots of community foundations to showcase the stories and impact of their work, including initiatives being funded through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

CBC/Radio-Canada will also be an Official Partner of the 150Alliance, an open network of organizations, groups and individuals working to make the most out of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. CBC/Radio-Canada will tap into the 150Alliance’s national network to highlight the diverse array of events and activities taking place in every province and territory for Canada’s sesquicentennial.

The partnerships build upon a long-standing relationship between Canada’s public broadcaster and community foundations, which began with the CANADA 150/2017 STARTS NOW conference series and have continued through engagement in the 150Alliance.

“2017 is an important milestone in the history of our country,” said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “CBC/Radio-Canada will be the place for Canadians to connect and to share stories about who we are and where we are headed as a nation. Our partnership with Community Foundations of Canada will support the public broadcaster’s commitment to strengthening our connection to communities across the country.”

“Canada’s 150th is an historic moment with the power to strengthen our communities and our connection to each other. We’re thrilled to partner with Canada’s public broadcaster to help showcase activity taking place in our communities from coast to coast to coast,” said Ian Bird, President of Community Foundations of Canada. “Through our movement of 191 community foundations and our growing national 150Alliance network, there’s no shortage of stories and impact to share with Canadians as we look to 2017 as a catalyst for community development in the years ahead.”

These partnerships are a part of CBC/Radio-Canada’s broader strategy around 2017 which includes special programming and online engagement, plus dynamic public events with 150Alliance member SESQUI, an immersive media touring festival that will travel across the country next year.

About Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. Together we help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and delivered locally by Canada’s community foundations. Learn more at www.communityfoundations.ca

About 150Alliance

The 150Alliance is an open network of organizations, groups and individuals working to make the most of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Incubated by Community Foundations of Canada, the 150Alliance is the national hub for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, with over 800 members and growing. Learn more or join today at www.150alliance.ca

Article: here.

For more information contact:

David Venn
Director of Communications
Community Foundations of Canada
P: (613) 236-2664 ext. 302
E: dvenn@communityfoundations.ca

The Museum Shop to Introduce Locally Made Products

The Museum Shop is excited to introduce a wide variety of new locally made products for the spring and summer seasons with product arriving daily!


At the Museum Shop not only are unique gift ideas found, but also product that are made locally. At present, the Museum Shop represents the work of more than 25 New Brunswick craftspeople/artists. Most of the books sold are also local interest and/or by local authors. Be proud to buy local!


All of the info here.