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


SAINT JOHN, N.B. Sep. 21, 2018 ArtsLink NB is hosting its annual general meeting October 14th in St. Andrews. The AGM and 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 would 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:



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

(506) 608-9914


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!



In partnership with Windsor House of St. Andrews, Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre is proud to present an Artist in Residence program open to local, national and international practicing artists from November 2018 through April 2019. The program includes 24/7 access to Sunbury Shores newly renovated studios, exclusive exposure for the participating artists, full accommodation, participation in a group public exhibition in a professional gallery, and 2 provided meals per day.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated by a selection committee. First evaluation is October 1, 2018. 

Residency type: Juried

Residency Format: 2 weeks to 3 months. Artists choose time-frame with a minimum of 2 weeks and a max. of 3 months per artist.

If accepted, the cost to the artist is $600/week paid in advance to Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc.

Sunbury Shores is located in the heart of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, considered Canada’s premier historic seaside resort. Sunbury Shores’ 130 year old building is newly renovated and offers world class facilities. The centre’s 6,000 square feet provide two galleries for exhibitions, studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, jewellery & metalsmith, pottery and more.

OR CALL 506.529.3386

Located just an hour outside of Saint John, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is a small but vibrant community with a rich history as an artist colony. With the highest tides in the world, St. Andrews and the Bay of Fundy offers unique and timeless inspiration for artists. With breathtaking seaside views and an opportunity to be immersed in a community built around a long-standing appreciation for arts and nature, there is interest around every corner. Visit for more information.

Call for Crafters: Heart & Pocket Revue DEADLINE


Calling all artists, crafters, and makers of things: apply to show & sell your getables, multiples, and goods at The Heart & Pocket Revue Crafters Market in Sackville, NB!

Event Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 15 Lorne Street, Sackville, NB
Table fee: $20 (Tables are 2.5′ x 8′ folding banquet tables)

Please email submissions to by Friday, September 21, with the following information:

1. Five images of your work
2. A brief bio and description of what you do
3. Any special requirements such as wall space or electrical outlets

Heart & Pocket Revue is an independent market featuring handmade wares by regional and national artists and artisans. The market is curated from an open call for proposals each year and is part of A Handmade Assembly, presented in partnership between Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University.

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.



This is a reminder that the 2019 Juried Exhibition deadline for Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre is September 30, 2018!

This is a reminder that the 2019 Juried Exhibition deadline for Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre is September 30, 2018!

Exhibition of art plays a major role in the mandate of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre. We are proud to host a diverse array of contemporary art in our newly renovated gallery spaces in the historic Sunbury Shores building on Water Street. Annually 6-8 Juried Exhibitions are mounted based on the recommendation of a professional jury who review applications for group and solo shows. This program aims to showcase a range of media and assist artists in career building opportunities. We invite applications from emerging and professional artists working in any medium for 2019 group or solo exhibitions with an application deadline of September 30, 2018. For more information and to download the application form, please visit

CALL EMERGING CERAMIC ARTIST: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Deadline for Winifred Shantz Award is September 24!

Are you an emerging ceramic artist? Do you want to develop your artistic practice? We have an opportunity for you!

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Monday, September 24, 2018.

This prestigious national award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals. The winner will be celebrated and the award presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

Application Guidelines:
To download the complete guidelines for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, visit

About the Awards:
The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Zimra Beiner of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Image: The Weight of Things, 2017. Zimra Beiner, winner of the 2017 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Contact Information:
For additional information, contact Sheila McMath, Curator at 519-746-1882 ext. 230 or curator [arobas] theclayandglass [point] ca

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Galerie canadienne de la céramique et du verre
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

REPRESENT CRAFT IN NEW BRUNSWICK: Attend the CCF/FCMA Annual Conference (October 10-15, 2018)

Attend the CCF/FCMA Annual Conference (October 10-15, 2018) this fall!

Craft NB is seeking interested craftspeople, craft supporters that are interested in attending the CCF/FCMA’s national annual conference, Placemaking: The Unique Connection between Craft, Community + Tourism this fall!

Help represent the New Brunswick craft community! Join us in building a stronger Canadian fine craft network.

Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + TourismOctober 10-15, 2018
Halifax and Lunenburg, NS

The Canadian Crafts Federation’s 13th annual national conference is a gathering of craft sector leaders from around the country! The conference seeks to get at the heart of contemporary craft and it’s role in strengthening Canadian community and culture.

Join the craft conversation along with other craftspeople, craft supporters and craft sector changemakers from across the country! View full conference details here.

Attending the CCF/FCMA conference is a valuable learning opportunity for you! Learn about the current state of Canadian craft, engage in discussions about craft and identity, network with like-minded craft supporters, and more! 
We are offering event packages for New Brunswick individuals who wish to attend the CCF/FCMA conference. The cost breakdowns below include transportation (departing from Fredericton), accommodations (for 3 nights), and conference admission fees.
Individuals are responsible for their own meals.

Shared Room:

Taxes Included

Private Room:

Taxes Included

Craft NB has applied for funding to help subsidize participants’ costs. If accepted, up to 50% of fees will be reimbursed. We will be notified in the coming weeks to confirm whether or not we will receive funding. We will keep you posted!
Contact us today to be put on our Conference Interest list!
(506) 450-8989



{Complimentary or reduced fare travel for approved professional musicians in return for performing on board the Montréal-Halifax and/or Toronto-Vancouver trains}
{Offre aux musiciens professionnels de voyager gratuitement ou à un tarif réduit en échange de prestations à bord des trains Montréal-Halifax et Toronto-Vancouver}
Submission • Inscription
Deadline: 6 weeks before travel • Date limite: 6 semaines avant le départ

Application open for John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management // Prix John-Hobday en gestion des arts

Are you a mid-career or established arts manager looking for assistance with professional development? Consider applying for the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management! // Vous êtes un gestionnaire des arts établi ou à mi-carrière à la recherche de soutien pour du perfectionnement professionnel? Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature aux prix John-Hobday en gestion des arts!

Submission • Inscription
Deadline • Date limite: 2 OCT 2018

Music Executive Development Program

PHOENIX is an intensive professional development program for owners or senior management of Canadian music businesses and wanting to grow their operations locally and internationally. Mid-career music managers, label owners, and senior music business executives are encouraged to apply.
The application form and guidelines are available HERE.

The application deadline is September 13 2018. 

* Le programme se déroule en anglais, mais les professionnel.les de l’industrie oeuvrant dans le milieu francophone sont éligibles.

CALL: AX Seeking Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, Seeks Workshop Proposals for Fall/Winter Session

AX has extended the deadline for submitting workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for youth and adults. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach at AX this fall, please submit your proposal by September 24.

Visit to download the proposal form in the workshop section of the website, or call 433-8351 for more information.

CALL: Curator at AX (Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex)

Call for Curator at AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, invites proposals for a curator for “Wood Butchery: Sawdust and Blood,” an exhibition celebrating artists and craftspersons whose medium is wood, to be shown at AX in May and June of 2019. Applicants interested in curating this exhibition, please send a cover letter with contact information and a resume/CV to
Call 433-8351 for more information or email
Deadline for submissions: October 1

October deadlines for literary grants, contests, publications (Canadawide)

Riddle Fence Contests ($, fees). One short-fiction submission is one story, one poetry submission is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem. Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. poetry, fiction    canada October 1
NoD. NōD accepts poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and visual art from all writers and artists. Send up to 5 pieces and no more than 10 pages of poetry or up to 10 pages of prose. This can be multiple flash fiction pieces, one story up to 10 pages or any combination you’d like. Please send all pieces in one document with new pieces starting on a new page. NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. poetry, fiction, non-fiction    canada October 5
The Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize ($, fees). Submit up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). $1,500 grand prize, $600 runner-up, $400 2nd runner-up. Entries must be original, previously unpublished in print or online, and not under consideration elsewhere. PRISM international is offering free entries for self-identifying Indigenous writers. Indigenous writers are invited to submit by emailing by the deadline. We also have a number of free entries to offer to low-income writers, and we encourage writers for whom the contest entry fee is prohibitive to contact us to arrange contest entry. poetry    canada October 15
Event Magazine’s Nonfiction Contest ($, fees). Our annual Non-Fiction Contest winners feature in every winter issue since 1989, and many have gone on to greatness. Prize: $3,000 in prizes ($1,500 First Place, $1,000 Second Place, $500 Third Place) plus publication in EVENT. 5,000 word limit on entries. Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and do not identify yourself on the entry.non-fiction    canada October 15
Bad Nudes. Fiction: 1 story, max. 3000 words Poetry: 5 poems, max. 10 pages. Include a <100 word bio. Please use eccentric formatting in poems/stories sparingly.poetry, fiction    canada October 31


Opening at Galerie Sans Nom: Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home 

BOURSE IMAGO 2017/ Jeff Mann
Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home
du 13 au 28 septembre 2018 à la GALERIE SANS NOM,
vernissage le jeudi 13 septembre, 17h à 19h

L’atelier d’estampe Imago offre une bourse annuelle à un.e candidat.e qui a gradué.e du baccalauréat en arts visuels de Mount Allison University ou l’Université de Moncton dans les cinq dernières années. Cette bourse vise à encourager et appuyer les artistes estampiers de la relève en leur donnant l’occasion de continuer leur production artistique en estampe au Nouveau-Brunswick. L’atelier d’estampe Imago remercie Galerie Sans Nom pour sa collaboration dans le cadre de ce projet.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home (Bruits du jardin, bruits du foyer) explore les tensions entre les espaces intérieurs et les formes domestiquées de la nature. Par l’entremise de structures sculpturales et des tirages, j’ai créé un espace qui fusionne le foyer et le jardin en examinant la nature en terme de sa fétichisation, sa marchandisation et sa subordination. Les oeuvres dans l’installation sont construites à partir d’articles ménagers, des matériaux de construction, des plantes et du papier peint imprimé. Ensemble, ces composantes manifestent les tensions et les contradictions inhérentes à leurs matérialités. En reconnaissant la salle d’exposition comme espace intérieur, je tente créer un environnement basé sur nos relations artificielles envers le monde naturel et ses représentations.
Jeff Mann est un artiste en début de carrière originaire d’Ottawa, Ontario qui vit et travaille à Sackville, Nouveau-Brunswick. Mann détient un BAV de l’Université Mount Allison où il a travaillé principalement en sculpture et estampe.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home 
From September 13 till the 28, 2018 at GALERIE SANS NOM,
Opening Thursday September, 5pm to 7pm

Imago Artist-run print studio offers an annual bursary to a candidate who has earned their Bachelors in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University or l’Université de Moncton within the past five years. This bursary enables young artists to continue their practice in contemporary printmaking in New-Brunswick. Imago extends its thanks to Galerie Sans Nom for their collaboration.

Sounds of the Garden, Sounds of the Home presents an exploration of the tensions that lie between interior spaces and domesticated forms of nature. Through sculptural constructions and prints I have created a space that merges the house and the garden, investigating nature in terms of its fetishization, commodification, and subordination. The works in the installation are constructed of household objects, construction materials, live plants, and printed wallpaper; together demonstrating the tensions and contradictions inherent within their materialities. Acknowledging the exhibition room as an interior space, I aim to create an environment built on our artificial relationships to and representations of the natural world.

Jeff Mann is an emerging artist from Ottawa, Ontario, currently living and working in Sackville, New Brunswick. A graduate of Mount Allison University, he is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and printmaking.

Craft NB Fall Jurying Period: Deadline end of September

Deadline: September 20th – October 5th

Just a reminder that our fall Jurying period is coming up later this month! Becoming a Juried Member with Craft NB is an excellent opportunity for you to extend your profile as a craftsperson. There are a number of great amenities exclusive to Juried Members! You will receive special invitations to participate in Craft NB festivals, referrals to wholesale/retail buyers, and more.
View more details here:

In order to become a Juried Member of Craft NB, an individual must first have their work reviewed and approved by a jurying committee. A Juried Member of Craft NB is a professional level craftsperson/artist creating exceptional quality hand-made contemporary or traditional items.
Fill out the application today!

Métiers d’art NB Période d’évaluation de l’automne
Date limite : 20 septembre – 5 octobre

Petit rappel que notre période d’évaluation s’en vient plus tard ce mois-ci! Devenir un membre évalué avec Métiers d’art NB est une excellente opportunité d’élargir votre profil en tant qu’artisan. Il y a beaucoup d’avantages exclusifs aux membres évalués! Vous recevrez une invitation spéciale pour participer à nos festivals métiers d’art, des références pour des opportunités de vente en gros/vente au détail, et plus. Pour avoir plus de détails, cliquez ici :

Pour devenir membre évalué de Métiers d’art NB, chaque individu doit faire évaluer son travail et celui-ci doit être approuvé par un jury. Un membre évalué de Métiers d’art NB est un artiste/artisan avec un niveau professionnel qui crée des items contemporain ou traditionnel faits à la main d’une qualité exceptionnelle. Remplissez l’application aujourd’hui!




ArtsLink NB is pleased to present a two-day arts writing intensive workshop in Saint John, NB, on October 12th and 13th from 10-4. 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 their work, 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.

To apply: Please forward a CV (2-page max), 100-word statement about why you’d like to participate, and a writing sample you feel could speak to your abilities as an arts writer (500 words max) to Please indicate in your email you are seeking an accommodation subsidy (two available).

Merray Gerges is a Toronto-based art critic, editor and investigative journalist. She studied art history at NSCAD and journalism at King’s University in Halifax, where she co-founded and co-edited CRIT paper , NSCAD’s first student newspaper. She was a Hyperallergic mentee at the Walker Art Center and the inaugural writer-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2015, and in summer 2016, she was Editorial Resident at Canadian Art, where she is now Assistant Editor. Her reporting and criticism have appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, M OMUS, the Walker Art Center Reader, Hyperallergic and more, discussing topics ranging from the radical potential (and shortcomings) of intersectional feminist memes to art-world race politics.

Photo by: Yuula Benivolski

Yaniya Lee’s interdisciplinary research questions critical-reading practices and reconsiders Canadian art histories. Lee was previously on the editorial advisory committees for Fuse and C Magazine. She is a founding collective member of MICE Magazine, a member the We Curate, We Critique collective and a member of the EMILIA-AMALIA working group. Last summer she participated in the Banff Research in Culture: Year 2067 residency and organized a series of public conversations with Black Canadian artists alongside Cauleen Smith, Jerome Havre and Camille Turner’s “Triangle Trade” exhibition at Toronto’s Gallery TPW. She is the 2017-2018 writer-in-residence at Gallery 44 and currently works as the associate editor at Canadian Art magazine. Photo by: Yuula Benivolski