Artist in residence: Judith Appleton




Wednesday JUNE 28, 7:30pm ~   Artist Talk with Judith Appleton

Thursday JUNE 29 from 1:30 to 3pm ~  Cut & Paste Fun, a workshop with Judith Appleton. REGISTER NOW…


Who am I?

A hard worker. A traveller, yet a rooted person who longs for home after a while. A perfectionist with a great deal of respect for tools and work. Previous incarnations include citrus farmer, working in publishing, documentary photographer, clerk, translator, art teacher, data input worker, book salesperson, copywriter, and more.

I am an American born and trained artist who transferred my life to Israel, where I live but will always be an “immigrant.” I love to travel and interact with people and new landscapes, capturing the light and the feeling of a place, in paint, charcoal, and photographs. When a landscape becomes too familiar, I seek a new place to explore, trying to keep my vision fresh.


I mostly paint outside or draw models. Over the past two years I have been attempting to combine the two, putting scenery after the models or models within the scenery, making collages of old paintings and new drawings, trying to find a way out of the dead end of realism/figuration/observation, while simultaneously appreciating the practice and discipline of classical academic art.

I am fascinated by the idea of being near water. This would continue my series of icebergs painted on a frozen island surrounded by a sea (Greenland residency). I look forward to painting an area with neutral emotions, as opposed to the charged landscape of Armenia with its memories of genocide (Yerevan residency). In both cases I worked daily and held an exhibit for the community at the close.

Open to, and looking forward to drawing people and the Minas Basin and the town.


My favourite materials are charcoal on paper or gessoed canvas, pencil on gessoed canvas or paper, oils on canvas, pastels on paper, and photography.

I look forward to making a video, my latest experimentation in new material.


June/July 2017


Meet Judith on Wednesday JUNE 28, 7:30pm at her Artist’s Talk and come to her Collage workshop on Thursday JUNE 29…



Come to Work & to Play

Main & Station is delighted to announce more of the same coming soon to a block nearby…studios, performances, collaborations, exhibitions, and more than can be imagined…


For information about our residency program, please see here

Many things go on under these roofs including, residencies for artists, writers, dancers, scientists and curious folk of all stripes, workshops, performances, art exhibitions, poetry nights, collaborations, lectures, installations, a Secondhand Bookshop, and a good cup of coffee.

Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?

Interested in volunteering?

To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

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Collage Workshop with Rhonda Barrett

Come to this 1-Day COLLAGE Workshop with RHONDA BARRETT !

WHEN:  Sunday 4 June  from 9 am-5 pm  

WHERE:   At Main & Station, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0


This one day workshop is dedicated to expanding knowledge of collage techniques and artists and to learning the techniques of collage used by artist Rhonda Barrett. Rhonda will discuss her own definition, ideas, and techniques of modern collage.

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The workshop will include a discussion of how to protect finished pieces. Click here for details and to register…

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Residency, Experimental Drawing workshops, and an artist’s talk with Carlos Gomez


Winner of NAOPA’s 2016 Main & Station Award Carlos Gomez is a Colombian artist who resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He is a member of the Nova Scotia Printmakers and works primarily in printmaking, drawing and painting. His work is influenced by the vanguards of the European modern art movement as well as the pre-hispanic artwork of Latin America.

He will be at Main & Station for a 2-week art residency in May 2017.

You can meet Carlos at his Artist’s Talk on Wednesday 10 May at 7:30pm  ~  the talk will be held at Main & Station.


You can learn from Carlos by signing up for one or both of his Experimental Drawing Workshops on Saturdays May 13  &  May 20 from 1pm- 4pm   See here for more details and how to register

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering for a workshop and need somewhere to stay in Parrsboro, ask us about accommodations.