Les prix pour les arts PAPIER 2017 Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards

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Main & Station is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the international NONESUCH ART OF PAPER AWARDS.

These awards are open to all artists.
Finalist works will be included in 2 Canadian exhibitions: in Montréal, Québec and in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.
The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at over $ 21,000.00:
  • The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  • L’Usine de Papier Award
  • The Main & Station Award
  • The Griffintown Award
  • The Wellington Church Awards
Submission Deadline: 30 April, 2017

For the first edition 230 entries were received from 17 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Japan, Spain, and the United States of America. Over 35 submissions came from artists living in the Maritime Provinces and over 55 from the island of Montreal.

More than 70 works of art were shown in the two finalist exhibitions. The diverse works created on or with paper included drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, crochet hangings, origami, photography, collage and hand-made books by artists from all over the world and from around the corner.
Over 700 visitors participated in the public ballots to select the winner(s) of the Wellington Church Award, the people’s choice award.
For additional details on the awards and information about how to apply, please visit the Awards page here…http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-art-on-paper-awards/

 

The NONESUCH ART OF PAPER AWARDS were created and funded by artists and supporters of the arts. Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is a privately funded endeavour based in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and Montreal, Canada that promotes the arts and humanities.

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Main & Station est heureux d’annoncer la deuxième édition des prix d’excellence NONESUCH pour les arts PAPIER.

Les prix d’excellence Nonesuch sont ouverts à tous les artistes.
Les œuvres sélectionnés feront partie de 2 expositions canadiennes : à Montréal, au Québec et à Parrsboro, en Nouvelle-Écosse.

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Main & Station is pleased to announce

The international NONESUCH ART ON PAPER AWARDS

These awards are open to all artists.

The awards consist of cash and residencies valued at $ 20,940.00:

  •               The Nonesuch Best Work Award
  •                L’Usine de Papier Award
  •               The Main & Station Award
  •               The Griffintown Award
  •               The Wellington Church Award

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What Gifts the Rain May Bring – Opening Friday!

Animatronic jellyfish dance to the motion of The Spinning Wheel. Sculpture and performance.

Sarah Beth Goncarova’s latest sculptural installation opens at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm.

Come on by to immerse yourself in the art, meet Sarah Beth, and enjoy a little refreshment.

168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

http://goncarova.com/

 

 

 

Release the Hounds ~ Krista Wells exhibit and book launch!

 

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On Saturday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery don’t miss the book launch and exhibition of original artwork for Krista Wells’ latest publication, DOG-EARED JOURNALS – art and observations from a dog living in Portugal.

Inspired by her frequent travels in Portugal, the story is told through the eyes of Wells’ alter ego, a street dog and artist named Ruca. Ruca lives in a quiet village on the south coast of Portugal and the book incorporates details and illustrations from journals including sketches, paintings, and anecdotes.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS shows readers the world through Ruca’s eyes as he navigates the cobbled streets and rugged clifftops of his life. His perspective is fresh, four-legged, and often funny.

Each page is lavishly illustrated using a variety of techniques including pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, photography, relief printing and more. Part travelogue, part artist’s journal, this book will appeal to artists, travelers, animal-lovers and those who simply have a curiosity about the world.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS ($19.95 paperback) will be available through amazon.com in early 2014. In the meantime it is available at Main & Station, directly from the author or through her website, www.kristawells.ca  Digital copies ($9.99) may be purchased through www.blurb.ca.

Redress by Catherine MacLean

Redress

Where: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS

When: September 7th – 28th on Fridays and Saturdays from 11-5pm or by chance or appointment

Preview Showing: Saturday, August 31st from 2-5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th from 2-5pm

A collection of dresses recovered from the attic of an old store in Advocate Harbour is the subject of a series of works on paper by Catherine MacLean. The circa 1950 dresses had been owned by the storekeeper and purveyor of all good things, Maurita Murphy. The were discovered by MacLean in 2006 when she moved her studio into the building which had been vacant for almost a decade.

This work was originally exhibited under the title ‘the dress rehearsal’ on February 14th, 2010 at The Old Murphy Store in Advocate, NS and again at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth NS during March of that year. The current installation of these drawings, retitled ‘Redress’, celebrates the exciting new art space, Main & Station, which has revived Parrsboro’s landmark post office building..

Catherine MacLean is an artist and teacher who divides her time between Advocate Harbour and Halifax, Nova Scotia

RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT

 a Jane Zdansky exhibition of oils and watercolours

RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT

opens July 30th

meet the artist, Friday August 2nd, 10am -1pm

Landscape, 2010, 12" X 12", oil on wood

My work is a response to reality rather than an imitative picture of reality. Whether my inspiration is a forest, a person or a vase of flowers, my approach is always to create a portrait of my subject that evokes an emotional tone through aesthetic mean.

All art speaks directly to our emotions. As a visual artist I employ the formal elements of line, colour, mass, composition, visual rhythm, etc. to communicate feeling in painting, sculpture or other visual media. The work is informed by every experience in my life. For me, working in the studio is not removed from life but an extension of it, it is a stew of memories, desires and a place where I can process the hurly-burly of contemporary experience and create a therapeutic haven producing work that fills a need for contemplation.

Jane Zdansky, B.Sc., B.F.A., has been painting since she was a child and has been exhibiting work since 1999. Her work can be viewed at www.janezdansky.com.

Wisdom Wanted

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 A town with a history

The project will focus on sage members of the community and has the following elements:

  • Each participant will be interviewed / asked to verbally share stories and recollections & whatever else they want to say.
  • Each participant will be photographed to create a portrait. The other details of the portrait and how revealing it is will depend on the individual.
  • A website will be created. The website will have a page for each participant. Each page will include audio from interviews. Hopefully each page will also include old photos, mementos, texts, bios, poems and other relevant material contributing to a multimedia portrait.
  • The photographic portraits will be printed in large format and installed in various locations about town… ideally each portrait will be installed in a location that has particular resonance for the subject of the portrait, a location that features prominently in their audio or other material. Each portrait will have a QR code allowing viewers to use their smart phones to link to the internet page (the url will also be included for those without smartphones).
For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit  www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-979-3978, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at  fun@hmsnonesuch.com