FLOURISH Festival Annual Open Meeting

October 18 at 6pm at Shiftwork Studio (364 Queen Street)

All are welcome. We will be discussing:

  • How can we create awareness of our scene throughout the year?
  • What can we bring to the city that you would like to see? Dream big!
  • How can we make FLOURISH 2019 the best yet? How can we involve more people locally?

We will also be taking volunteer applications for both the festival and pre-festival fun: this means fun time for you and a free pass and new friends and you can brag about all of the cool stuff you are bringing to the city.

Call for Instructors: edVentures Workshops

Do you have unique and innovative ideas for craft workshops? edVentures Fredericton would be happy to hear about them and eager to promote them! Fredericton Tourism is currently accepting applications to instruct during the 11th year of edVentures: Learning Vacations in Craft and Culture.

The 2019 program will run from July 6-21. Full-day (9am-4pm) workshops that range from 1-5 days in length will be considered. We encourage all instructors to offer distinctive workshops that are only offered during edVentures (i.e. not offered on a regular basis outside of the program).

Please contact April.Thorne@Fredericton.ca for an application. All applications must be submitted by October 19, 2018.

Call to Artists for Recovery Art Show

Addiction and Mental Health Services Fredericton, Horizon Health Network, is pleased to issue a Call to Artists to participate in the 6th annual Recovery Art Show, an exhibition highlighting recovery from addiction and mental illness. Creativity and artistic expression can play an important role in recovery. The purpose of this exhibit is to show art depicting people’s experience of recovery, increase public awareness, spark discussion, teach and change perceptions.

The show will be exhibited at the Fredericton Public Library, November 1-29, 2018. Works in all media, of any size and completed in any year will be considered. Application deadline is October 12, 2018. Please contact nancy.morin2@gnb.ca to request a submission form or for further information.

Galerie Sans Nom: Help out! Find cool things!

We’ll admit it : our storage space is a mess.
Keep an eye on our socials the week of October 1st. We’ll invite you to come help us clean out this mysterious space : wether it’s by sorting nails & screws or by taking home any of our giveaway items. Pay what you can or pay nothing at all : we just want it gone!


On va l’avouer : La remise fait dure.
La semaine du 1er octobre, restez à l’affut. Nous vous inviterons à nous aider à remettre la remise de la GSN en ordre : en triant des clous ou en apportant des «gugusses» chez vous! Une genre de vente à débarras où tout est à vendre pour ce que vous pouvez donner – même si c’est rien!

Call for objects for artist-in-residence project


From September 29 to October 11, Connexion will host Alexis Bulman with the project Bound Between Seasons. Alexis is looking for community members, particularly in downtown Fredericton, to contribute objects stored on their property to this project.



Call for Committee Members: City of Fredericton Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Council on various arts and culture projects and initiatives. It is comprised of 10 to 15 members and one member of Council. Members are appointed based on their backgrounds, knowledge and expertise in various areas of the local arts and cultural community including: arts organizations, performing arts venues and presenters, festivals, visual arts, galleries, artists of any discipline, public art, business and economic development, arts and education institutions, First Nations, Francophone cultural community, multicultural community, heritage organizations, museums, libraries, youth and seniors.

To apply, please submit a letter with a summary outlining your background, qualifications, areas of knowledge and expertise, on or before August 24, 2018 to the following address:

Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
397 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B5E

mail: cityclerk@fredericton.ca

Members are appointed for a three-year term, subject to possible re-appointment and are required to attend meetings held every two months or on an as-needed basis. In addition, members may occasionally be asked to serve on a project-specific sub-committee related to cultural projects of the City. These are volunteer positions and, as such, no remuneration is provided.

Fredericton Arts Alliance Looking for Projects in Area Schools

The Fredericton Arts Alliance Looking for Projects in Area Schools

Teachers or artists can propose programs that would bring an artist to work in a school with a class of students for an extended period. Normally the projects would run from 15 to 25 hours. Artists can be from any discipline – visual art, music, writing, drama or more. The artists will be paid $600 per project. The FAA will also cover the cost of approved materials.

Previous projects have included puppetry, mural painting, musical theatre, art history, sculpture, an exploration of the use of wool through the years, and more. The successful applications will be for programs to run in the fall. If artists have a great idea, the FAA can work to find a school that would appreciate the project, and if a school has an idea, we can try to find an artist to carry it out. Full details and application forms are on the FAA website: frederictonartsalliance.ca.

Employment opp: Art Program Teachers

The Estey Art Initiative is a not-for-profit after school art program that is looking for teachers in Saint John. The ideal candidate is an artist or creative person who has a few hours to spare each week.

They Estey Art Initiative employs a team of professional artists who inspire and teach aspiring artists of all ages.
Call (506) 474-2430

Facebook page here.

Instagram here.

The best way to spread holiday cheer? Audition for the SJTC holiday production of Elf-The Musical

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! Come out and audition for the November holiday opener. Auditions will be held at 112 Princess Street on:

  • Tuesday, September 4 (7-9pm)
  • Wednesday, September 5 (7-9pm)
  • Thursday, September 6 (7-9pm)
  • Saturday, September 8 (9am-12pm)

Those interested in auditioning are asked to show up for one of the audition dates; no appointment is necessary.

Elf – The Musical is part of the SJTC 2018-2019 Main Stage Series at Imperial Theatre. The holiday favourite follows the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

Elf – The Musical will be staged at Imperial Theatre and will run from November 21-25, 2018. The show will be directed by Jennifer Mabey.

Visit: http://saintjohntheatrecompany.com/auditions for additional information

Soundtrack of nature – Artists in Residence create music and birdhouses

Local artists will create music and birdhouses in the Garrison District Aug. 20 to 27.

Musician Alex Good and multidisciplinary artist Chelsea MacCormack will create their art in Casemate #11 of the SoldiersBarracks.

MacCormack, who uses natural building materials, will continue working on installations of birdhouses from the previous week, created using traditional materials such as birch bark, spruce root, and natural stains and oxides. She will link the birdhouses together using a continuous painting of the river.

Good, who has composed film scores for Maritime-based productions such as P.O.V., Owl River Runners, and We Ae Characters Incorporated, will create a musical montage inspired by the rivers impact on Wolastoq, Anglophone, and Francophone cultures.

The artist residencies, organized by the Fredericton Arts Alliance, encourage visitors to interact with the artists. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.


THIRD SHIFT is a growing project and labour of love. Each year we rely on our volunteers’ generosity to bring it all together. Volunteering is an amazing way to meet new people, participate behind the scenes and learn about the art projects in-depth. We’re now looking for reliable individuals to join the team. Contact our associate, Ashton at thirdshiftassociate@gmail.com for more information or to sign up!

Handworks Gallery Changes Ownership A New Chapter in Retailer’s History

SAINT JOHN, NB – August 9, 2018 – One of Saint John’s best known local retailers continues to be a success now under new ownership.


As of August 1st, Handworks Gallery is under the new ownership of Elizabeth Cook. An artist herself, she came to the gallery with years of experience from Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary, Alberta. Originally from Southern New Brunswick she was anxious to come back home and have the opportunity to work with artisans from her home province.  “Elizabeth has been part of the Handworks family for over a year now and I can think of no other person to move this gallery forward and continue to grow its reputation as the premier outlet for fine art, jewellery, pottery, woodwork, glass and sculpture,” said Oland.


Handworks Gallery had closed its doors suddenly in 2014.  Lisa Oland, a veteran retailer with a background in marketing and communications acted quickly to acquire the business to save it. “It was important to me that the gallery be restored to remain a fixture, not only in the Saint John community, but the province as a whole”, said Oland. With a commitment to build the gallery to a level that every artisan would be proud to be represented by, “ four years later, I am proud to say that Handworks has never been in such great shape. We grew from representing 65 artisans to 100 today and we have built a full online store.”


At the time of its closing back in 2014, many artisans were owed substantial sums of money from the previous owners. However, a promise was made by Oland to cover the debts of artists who continued to do business with the gallery. “It was a show of good faith to the local arts and crafts community members who continued to sell their work at the gallery,” said Oland.


Elizabeth Cook added it is her intention to build upon Handworks Gallery’s reputation and to draw from her own experience from Western Canada. “I believe in our Maritime artisans and what they have to offer and I look forward to providing our customers with a wide range of one-of-a-kind works,” she said.


Oland and Cook released the news to their artists last Friday, August 3rd, to ensure a smooth transition. “We have been receiving a huge amount of support from the artists. Working with them for the past year and building that relationship has made the switch very natural,” said Cook.


Media Contact: Elizabeth Cook, Elizabeth.cook@handworks.ca, 506-631-7626


48 Hour Film Fest ~ Fredericton

We are inviting filmmakers from across the province to come to Fredericton to participate in this festival. We hope to have even more groups come out this year to celebrate our New Brunswick film community, and this is where you are important to our festival. We ask that you tell your art and filmmaking community about our competition, as we hope to have as many films submitted as possible. For more information and updates, check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fred48film/). In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing more information about how and where to register for the festival. We also have opportunities for people who would like to participate in the festival but do not have a full group to also join other groups so they do not miss out on the experience. Participating in this festival is a perfect way to make connections within our entire New Brunswick filmmaking community!


– films must be under 7 minutes
– they must be delivered 48 hours after the team has picked up their inspiration package
– teams can be any size but can only have 10 people registered on the registration form (and eligible for prizes)
– teams are responsible for the safety and well being of their teammates and the locations they are shooting at
– we ask that participants consider themselves ambassadors of the competition and the filmmaking community and respect others
– if any fake gun use or public violence is planned for your shoot, we encourage you to contact the city police and be sure they are warned
– production insurance is the prerogative and responsibility of each team
– keep it simple and have fun!


Deadline is September 30th 2018

Submit up to eight poems, or one short story (maximum 5,000 words) at a time. Whether you’ve never published before, or you’ve published seven novels, we’re looking for the same thing: compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say. We love poems that are lyrical without being overwrought and are profound without being pretentious. We look for the honesty of emotion, and images that are.


C o n s t e l l a t i o n BLEUE Appel d’offres: Résidence d’artiste

Le Centre d’artistes la Constellation bleue – la Galerie Bernard-Jean 220 boul. Saint-Pierre Est Caraquet NB, E1W 1B6 506 726 3422 laconstellationbleue@gmail.com

This project is open to artists who speak English or French, but the selected per- son must be able to speak, read and understand French. Applications may be submitted in either of the official languages.

Le projet: L’air du temps

Le Centre d’artistes la Constellation bleue gestionnaire de la Galerie Bernard-Jean de Caraquet en collaboration avec le Ministère du Tourisme du Patrimoine et Culture du Nouveau-Brunswick organise une résidence d’artiste pour l’automne 2018. Un – une artiste professionnelle en arts visuels du NB est invitée pour deux semaines à résider dans la région de Caraquet NB. Les artistes de toutes les communautés sont invités.

L’objectif de la résidence:

L’air du temps est une résidence qui porte sur l’idée de la rencontre. La rencontre et la découverte d’une communauté par un artiste.

Le lieu:

Lors d’un séjour à Caraquet, deux semaines durant, à l’automne 2018 -la date est à déterminer- un artiste est invité à rencontrer les citoyens. Lors de ses promenades, il les croise au café, sur la rue ou au marché. Les présentations faites, il entame alors une discussion qui porte sur la vie en général. S’ensuit une enquête informelle pour

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is accepting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is accepting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for our fall session. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach workshops at AX this fall, for any age or experience level, please submit your proposal by August 13 to info@axartscentre.ca. Questions? Download our AX Workshop Proposal or contact us for more information.


The Arts Infrastructure Grants for Emerging Artists program is a project-based program designed to provide one-time capital acquisition to emerging New Brunswick artists to acquire equipment that will enable them to complete a project and strengthen their long-term artistic development.


  • August 1st


APPLY ONLINE: Click here to submit your grant application online.


You may reach us by telephone at (506) 444-4444 or +1 (866) 460-2787, toll-free in NB. Use the link below to send us an email:

Rene Collins “She Wears a Red Dress” *With special guests James and Pamela Mullinger from The Maritime Edit Opening August 2nd at Handworks Gallery

Rene Collins, The Knife Painter, a beloved Saint John artist known for her breathtaking and textural oil paintings, distinctly recognizable by her signature technique of using only palette knives.

In this special show, Pamela and James Mullinger from The Maritime Edit will be joining Handworks Gallery as we celebrate Rene Collins and her newest collection of works, featuring her brilliant red paint trademark.

Exploring themes of Maritime coastlines, moody boat scenes and vibrant poppies and wildflowers, Rene has been building a show that captures her most identifiable subjects.

My painting takes me to another place.  Here, there is no concept of time ..hours turn to minutes ..stress is left at the door and the pain of standing for hours will not be felt until a later time.  I have no need for social conversation.  This is a time that belongs to me.  It is probably the only selfish part of me.

Every painting is a new journey: there is no end – only beginnings.

Hopefully my art will take the viewer to that magically place that leaves reality behind and fills your heart with happiness, if only for a moment.”

The show opens on August 2nd, from 5-8pm. Kid friendly and open to the public, we invite everyone to join us for this special event.

About Handworks Gallery:
Handworks Gallery, established in 1990, is located at 12 King St. Saint John, NB and represents over 90 artists in fine art, fine craft and fine jewellery. You can visit the gallery’s online store at www.handworks.ca.

Media Contact: Elizabeth Cook, 506-631-7626, Elizabeth.Cook@handworks.ca



To Register Call 416-593-1332 or email

Intro to Digital Colour Grading & Theory w/ DaVinci Resolve with
Marisa Hoicka

Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Non-Members $210, Members $180

Colour correction has become an essential part of the post-production
pipeline. The new technology of colour correction allows you to
improve your video in subtle ways that will attract and interest more
viewers and help you tell your story or create your project more effectively
. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of colour
grading and colour theory using DaVinci Resolve.

You will begin to look at an image as a colourist would look at it. You
will learn how to set up a video in DaVinci Resolve so that you can
begin to colour correct. You will then learn basic techniques for
changing colours in each area of the frame such as: using scopes, lift,
gamma and gain, how to work with DaVinci Resolve’s nodes, HSL
keying and more.

Next, you will be introduced to how to match shots “so that different
cuts appear seamless to the viewer. You will also learn about the
importance of colour theory when you are colour grading. Your
introduction to colour theory will enable you to consider the different
roles of primary, secondary, and tertiary colours as you begin to colour
correct your own videos. Students are encouraged to bring their own
videos to work on a 3.0 USB external hard drive.

Marisa Hoicka is a film colourist with a background as a narrative video
artist and painter. Hoickas This is Not a Test was shown on all Air
Canada flights as part of the Images Festivals Stitches in Time.
Rendered from textiles of varying textures, the homemade colour bars
in this video literally materialize the familiar SMPTE test pattern used to
adjust and calibrate NTSC video monitors. Her videos have also been
shown in Berlins Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Franciscos MoMA,
Oakville Galleries, Vidographe, Trinity Square Video and across
Canada. Hoicka has a Master in Digital Media (Ryerson) and a Studio
Art BFA (Concordia).

To be registered, you must be paid up in full. Accepted Payment: Visa,
Mastercard, via phone; cash or debit accepted in-person. Cancellation
5 business days prior to the workshop; NO REFUNDS GIVEN for
CANCELLATIONS made with less than 5 business days only applies to

Contact milada@trinitysquarevideo.com or 416-593-1332 to register.
>>> customized one-on-one workshops available >>>

Trinity Square Video acknowledges the support of: The Canada
Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council with
funding from the City of Toronto, Ontario Trillium Foundation, our
Interns, our Donors, Volunteers and Members.
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts

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