Awards & Special Mentions: Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards


Main & Station is delighted to announce the following Award recipients and Special Mentions for the 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards ~~ Main & Station est heureux d’annoncer les lauréats suivants et mentions spéciales des prix d’excellences Nonesuch pour les arts sur papier pour 2016

~~~ the Wellington Church Award (People’s Choice Award) was announced in Montreal at the end of the exhibition.  The voting was very close and finally it is a TIE and the award goes to both Yoshimasa Tsuruta’s sculpture Fallen Angel and Bruce St.Clair’s painting Three Gables.

Fallen Angel     Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Fallen Angel
Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Le prix Wellington Church pour l’œuvre choix du peuple était sélectionner par le vote des visiteurs lors des expositions à Parrsboro et Montréal~~~  est de 500 dollars en plus d’une résidence de 2 semaines à Main & Station Nonesuch. Le prix est décerné à Fallen Angel par Yoshimasa Tsuruta ET à Three Gables de Bruce St.Clair.


Three Gables     Bruce St. Clair

Three Gables
Bruce St. Clair



The Nonesuch Best Work Award is 5000 dollars plus a 3-week residency at Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.  The award goes to Untitled by Helene deWinter.

Le prix Nonesuch pour la meilleure œuvre est de 5000 dollars en plus d’une résidence de 3 semaines à Main & Station (Nonesuch Art Centre) à Parrsboro, NS. Le prix est décerné à Untitled par Helene de Winter.

Will Be Fine II               Karol Pomykala

Will Be Fine II
Karol Pomykala



Special mention for Continue reading

NAOPA in the news

October 2016_ In Kolaj magazine…

September 2016_Amherst News Citizen Record…

April 2016_The Canadian Jewish News…

February 2016_Cumberland News Now…

December 2015_PRNewswire…–station-is-pleased-to-announce-the-international-nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards-300196677.html

Exhibition Catalogue: Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards


The catalogue of the 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards finalist exhibitions is available for purchase on site during the exhibition.  If you would like to order a catalogue, please contact us at  This 70 page book includes some background about Main & Station and the Nonesuch Awards as well as photographs and a short description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions.



Le catalogue de l’exposition des finalistes pour le 2016 Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards est disponible sur place lors de l’exposition.  Si vous souhaitez commander un catalogue, SVP nous contacter à Cette 70 page livre comprend des renseignements généraux à propos de Main & Station et les prix Nonesuch ainsi que des photographies et une courte description de chaque œuvre acceptée pour les expositions.

Prix /Price : $ 30 CAD (+ taxes + livraison/shipping)








L’exposition des finalistes pour les prix d’excellences Nonesuch pour les arts sur papier

Ne manquez pas le vernissage / Don’t miss the Montréal opening of the Nonesuch Art On Paper Awards: le 30 septembre, 2016 à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown), Montréal, QC.

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mercredi & jeudi : 13h – 19h   /   Wednesdays & Thursdays : 1pm to 7pm

vendredi : 13h – 21h   /   Fridays : 1pm to 9pm

samedi & dimanche : 13h – 17h   /   Saturdays & Sundays : 1pm to 5pm  


Poetry Night with Richard Dittami

On Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm come out for Poetry at the PO with featured poet Richard Dittami.


Retired from the Laborers International Union, Richard Dittami is a poet from Massachusetts who first came to Nova Scotia on a walkabout in 2003 and has been back every year since.

Richard writes constantly and has done so for many a year.  He has read at various venues in both Massachusetts and Nova Scotia.

Xmas 2011
Mid morning
Churches dot the country side
Shouldering with Jesus fumes like stubbed out cigarettes.
Wrapping paper is torn and crumpled
Feasts split open like overripe fruit.
High tide of Xmas.
The collective psyche returns
like schooling fish to open water…

LIMBS & THRESHOLDS ~ Oana Avasilichioaei

8:30 pm on Saturday, 10 September at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS (Parrsboro’s old Post Office)

LIMBS & THRESHOLDS, an immersive multimedia performance of poetic texts, involving layered voices and live vocal play, sampled sounds, effects pedals, a theremin, and textured projections of poems and images (created in collaboration with Jessie Altura). In a world where the political, linguistic and bodily border is a place of strife and violence, LIMBS & THRESHOLDS explores ways of rethinking the border by breaking down the boundaries between word and sound, sense and resonance, original and translation, image and reflection. Based on Avasilichioaei’s recent book Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), the performance presents a series of phonotopes, in-between places of sound and figure, orchestral and in flux, generative and inhabited.


Oana Avasilichioaei’s current interests include polylingualisms, intermediary spaces, and migrations between word, sound and image. She explores the transgressions and aural possibilities of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance, and sound work. She has published five poetry collections, including We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn 2012, winner of the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and most recently Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), a hybrid, multi-genre poetic work on notions of borders, as well as six translations of poetry and prose from French and Romanian. Her work has been made into a documentary on poets and orality, reinvented into video poems, and set to music for soprano and violin. She lives in Montreal (


Interview about this work in The Puritan:

Doors open at 7:30 pm.

This event is PWYC / By Donation.  Your generosity is appreciated.  

This performance is made possible by the generosity of hosts and organizers such as The Inverness County Centre for the Arts and Main & Station Nonesuch as well as with the support of the Quebec Writers Federation and the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013 – 2018 Education, Immigration, Communities.

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