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: 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 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,, 506-631-7626



New Deadline: September 10, 2018


The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery invites professional artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration for an exhibition during the 2019 and 2020 exhibition season.

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Western New Brunswick is a non-profit art gallery located in Florenceville-Bristol. The gallery provides a professional venue for artists to exhibit their art and aims to cultivate a broader appreciation and knowledge of the Arts in New Brunswick.

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery hosts 8 art exhibits a year featuring artists from around the province and beyond. Whenever possible, the Gallery pays CARFAC fees to exhibit artists in solo or small group shows.

Deadline: Midnight Sunday 10 September 2018

Proposals may be sent by email or by mail and must be post-dated no later than Midnight September 10, 2018

Contact:  Jennifer Stead, Executive Director & Curator,

The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery,

8 McCain Street, Unit 1

Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 3H6



Fiberart International 2019


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Pittsburgh
State: Pennsylvania
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 8/31/18
Days remaining to deadline: 24
Fiberart International 2019 is the 23rd in series of juried exhibitions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania open to textile artists worldwide. This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark That documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other disciplines.

Exhibition dates: May 31 – August 23, 2019
Jurors: Sonya Clark, Michael Olijnyk and Jane Sauer.

Requirements: All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Entries must be original work completed after December 31, 2016. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Individual and collaborative work accepted. Installations will only be considered if size requirements are met.

Sculpture on the Lawn 2018


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 8/30/18
Days remaining to deadline: 23
Artists are invited to submit work  for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn, an outdoor exhibition featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.

“Diversitastic!” is the theme of this year’s exhibition. We welcome large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. The theme supports FusionFest, November 24 & 25, a free celebration in downtown Orlando that is supported by Orange County Government…….

Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 8/24/18
Days remaining to deadline: 17
Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video is a biennial juried exhibition of photography and video works organized by the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation to feature artists whose works explore themes related to Iranian culture. The theme of the exhibition is youth culture in Iran or in the Iranian diaspora. Approximately 40 works will be selected to be exhibited at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Theme: Youth culture in Iran or in the Iranian diaspora

Call for submissions: June 11 – August 24, 2018
Exhibition dates: January 27 – May 5, 2019
Prizes: The top three selections will receive $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000 and a print advertisement in ArtForum.

The competition is free to enter.

Art Through the Lens 2018


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Paducah
State: Kentucky
Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 8/18/18
Days remaining to deadline: 11
Art Through the Lens is an annual international juried contemporary photography exhibition that provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation, and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit. Artists may submit up to 20 photographic entries. All photo-based imagery including video and moving images created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens or Paducah Photo exhibition. The 2018 Art Through the Lens juror is Lynn Whitney, Associate Director and head of Photography in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Deadline to apply is Midnight CST on August 18, 2018.

2019 Napa Lighted Art Festival


Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Napa
State: California
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 8/17/18
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Napa Lighted Art Festival. We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival.  For 2019, approximately 15 installations are being sought to receive a stipend between $2,000-$5,000. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.  Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light and we hope you will be a part of it this year!

Core New Art Space: Flora & Fauna


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 8/16/18
Days remaining to deadline: 9
Flora and fauna is the world of living things. “Flora” designates plant life, and is also the Roman goddess of plants and flowers. In Roman mythology, Flora symbolized nature, flowers and fertility. Fauna was the Roman goddess of animals, wildlife, fertility and spring. Hence the word “Fauna” designates all animal life. What does Flora and Fauna mean in today’s world? How do you relate to nature in today’s technological environment?

CORE NEW ART SPACE invites artists in all mediums to interpret their definition of Flora and Fauna and is open to all. Entries must be submitted electronically by August 16, 2018 and accompanied by a $35.00 fee.

Seven Deadly Sins: Excellence in Photography


Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
City: Cotuit
State: Massachusetts
Fee: $15.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 11/11/2018
Entry Deadline: 8/15/18
Days remaining to deadline: 8
Cotuit Center for the Arts, one of the most dynamic year-round cultural institutions on Cape Cod, seeks photography for its August 2018 show, Seven Deadly Sins. Interpret this theme in your own unique way. $3250 in cash prizes. The juror is famed photographer Amy Arbus, who teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, Anderson Ranch, NORD photography and the Fine Arts Work Center. She has published several books of photography, including The Fourth Wall which the New Yorker called her “masterpiece.” Her work has appeared in over 100 periodicals including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the daughter of actor Allan Arbus and photographer Diane Arbus.

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 ( 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.

New Writing Scotland ($).

Deadline is September 30th, 2018

New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing are invited: autobiography and memoirs; creative responses to events and experiences; drama; graphic artwork (monochrome only); poetry; political and cultural commentary and satire; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. Please send no more than four poems, and no more than one prose work. We have a maximum recommended length of 3,500 words in total. Please do not send complete novels or other long works, although self-contained extracts are acceptable. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.

Carousel ($, fees)

Deadline is September 10th 2018

CAROUSEL is an exquisitely produced hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new & established artists, with a focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. Submit 3-7 poems (please do not exceed this limit) or 1 story (under 3000 words) per submission period.


Deadline: September 3rd, 2018

subTerrain welcomes submissions from both emerging and established authors. We are happy to consider work from all corners of the identity spectrum, including works by the underrepresented writer. Submit fiction to a maximum of 3,000 words (max. 3 stories per issue), creative non-fiction to a maximum of 4,000 words (max. 2 articles per issue), or commentary (social or otherwise) to a maximum of 4000 words (max. 2 articles per issue).


The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

Winners in each category will receive First Prize: $1,000. Runner-up: $200. In addition to the cash prizes, winners will be sent a prize pack of awesome books generously donated by their publishers, as well as annual subscriptions to a number of great print magazines. We’ll list all of the donors here as they are confirmed. No prose works over 7,500 words or under 1,000 will be accepted or read. Each submission to the poetry contest can include up to 4 poems, or up to 4 pages (whichever comes first)

CALL FOR ARTISTS – Artist-in-Residency School Program (Anglophone Sector)

NB professional artists are encouraged to submit to the Artist Registry to be considered for the Artist-in-Residency School Program with New Brunswick schools.

The general objectives of this program are to encourage students to express themselves and to think creatively and critically through education in the arts.

The Artist-in-Residency School Program funds art projects which are based on Fine Arts curricular outcomes and are a collaboration between one or more teachers and one or more artists. This program is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. The Program provides up to $3,000 per residency.

Schools in Anglophone districts are eligible to apply to the program by initiating a project together with a professional artist(s) in any but not limited to the following artistic disciplines; Music, dance, theatre arts, literature (playwriting, storytelling), plastic arts and media arts such as film and video. In order to be eligible to participate, artists must register with the program by submitting the “Call for Artists” form online to be included in the Artist Registry.

Learn more about the Artist-in-Residency School Program and submit to the Artist Registry, visit