Desperately Seeking Sculpture

SCULPTURE WANTED

 

Eligibility:  Open to all

Guidelines for Art

Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor public display. It should be stable and free-standing. Artists will be expected to install their own sculptures within the designated time frame and remove them the week after the tour ends leaving the site in its original condition and to have the necessary proofs of insurance.

How To Submit

Send submission and/or CD/DVD to:

Main & Station, P.O.Box 507, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 or by e-mail to fun@hmsnonesuch.com

An electronic submission or a   CD/DVD  should be labeled with the name of the artist. It should have at least 3 images of the sculpture. Each image must be a PC-compatible JPEG file at 300 dpi, as close to but not larger in either dimension than 750 pixels.  Each JPEG  file must be named in the following format – “last name_title_view #.jpg” – where the artist’s last name is followed by underscore, title of artwork, underscore, view number (1, 2 or 3), file extension.(jpg)   Please do not present your work as a montage of images (ie., in a PowerPoint file); each image must be a separate JPEG.

Self-addressed stamped envelope of proper size and sufficient postage should be enclosed if the artist wants the return of submitted materials

Artist is responsible for transport, anchoring system,  installation of the sculpture, and removal after the tour leaving the site in its original condition and will require all the necessary insurance.

We will notify you if your work is accepted.

Sculptures can be made available for sale or rental.

The sculptures will remain on exhibit for at least 1 year.

Each chosen work will receive an honorarium.

An artists reception/ vernissage will be held.

 

For more information about this Main & Station initiative, please visit www.hmsnonesuch.com, phone 514-717-4823, or contact Harvey Lev or Judith S Bauer, at fun@hmsnonesuch.com     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Williams: Entrance (Drain Spotting) & Mushroom Walks & Market

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams & a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis.

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Entrance (Drain Spotting)

Alexis Williams

 Entrance is a series of graphite rubbings of conduit covers reorganized into geometric patterns.  The project evolved from the juxtaposition of gravestone decorations and man hole covers to point out their similarities as markers between above and below and as thresholds between the known and the unknown. The work has been refined into reproductions of manhole, drain and conduit covers remixed into geometric patterns resembling monumental mandalas.  The collection’s title refers to both a place of entry and the induction of a trance. The work is designed to simultaneously act as a doorway through which things are revealed to consciousness and as a dissociative that will calm the unconscious mind. While staying in Parrsboro Alexis will begin creating new rubbings of the manhole and drain covers of Nova Scotia.

Alexis Williams (A.K.A Ember Erebus) is a Canadian artist working mainly in video and print. She has a love for biology and frequently uses natural materials like butterfly wings, mushroom spores, cast-off snake skins and spider web Silk in her artwork. As an amateur mycologist, wild mushrooms often take center stage both as material and subject of her work. Foraging and collecting are fundamental practices that lead her deep into the Canadian wilderness in search for new ideas, shapes and colors. A common theme in her work is the comparison of sampling and remixing cultural material to the collection and representation of natural material. In both cases of appropriation, the aesthetic and conceptual qualities of pre-existing elements are used to compose a new work that comments on the original.   Alexis is fascinated by the natural world and is devoted to sharing her discoveries and creations to inspire others to indulge in their own interests in nature.

During her stay in Parrsboro, Alexis will also be offering Mushroom Walks and participating in Main & Station’s market.

www.AlexisWilliams.net

 

Fiona Annis: Celestial Measures

Coming to Main & Station in July 2013, a photography exhibit by Fiona Annis & graphite rubbings by Alexis Williams

Opening: Wednesday July 10th, 5pm -8pm. Includes artist talks

Exhibition: July 10th – July 19th, 2013

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Celestial Measures

Fiona Annis

 

What is it that you contain?
The dead, time, light patterns of millennia, the expanding universe opening in your gut.

Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations are the foundation of this cycle of work that explores the physical and chemical properties of light and time. By focusing on the attributes particular to the photographic medium, Celestial Measures gives a material life to the intangible. In this way, this cycle of work explores an alchemical territory by means of documenting various degrees of the transformation of matter.

 

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice emphasizes the use of scores and time-based media. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited in national and international contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Her most recent cycle of work, The After-Image (Swan Songs), is a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory that was put into motion in the context of an artist residency at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.

www.fionaannis.co.uk

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD : Market coming to Main & Station

Beginning in June 2013, come visit our outdoor market on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.

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Main & Station supports local producers and is in favour of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) *

  • There will be a range of fresh produce available and the market is vegetarian.
  • We will have a section for speciality and exotic foods (dry goods).
  • We will be offering gluten-free products.
  • We are looking for a baker to provide fresh whole grain breads and gluten-free breads.
  • We have space available for other local producers.
  • We are hoping to offer sugar-free and sugar-reduced products and pastries.
  • We hope eventually to also offer some prepared meals and to be able to supply these products to housebound residents in the Parrsboro area.

Tentative schedule beginning early June : Tuesday evenings, 4pm to 7pm, and Fridays, 9am to noon.

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We are also hoping to have a week-end outdoor art market and craft market and are looking for Artists and craftsfolk.

Potential vendors can reach us by e-mail at  fun@hmsnonesuch.com

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http://www.goodlakefarm.com/What-is-a-CSA-.html

 

Painting with Jane Zdansky

 

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Jane Zdansky is an artist living and working in St-Henri, a vibrant artistic neighbourhood in Montreal. She has been painting since she was a child and today her art addresses a range of issues concerning biodiversity, such as the depletion of fish stocks, and most recently, the removal of homes and horses from Griffintown.

Scrapped, Jane Zdansky

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From 2006 to 2009 Zdansky organized art-walks in St-Henri, inviting the public to explore the many artist studios in her area. In the final edition of the art walk, well over 600 people came out to explore the 50 open art studios all within walking distance of each other. In 2011, as part of Urban Occupations, Zdansky created Scrapped, a monument in the form of a life size horse, to the Griffintown Horse Palace. In May 2012 Zdansky organized over 70 individuals in a community workshop/ fundraiser, Pour mieux nous connaître, based on self-portraiture. Also in 2012 she organized the Griffintown Horse Palace Fundraiser which involved 10 artists creating works of art on site for a silent auction.

For years Zdansky has been spending part of each summer on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and has expressed a desire to eventually live here. She holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a B.F.A from Concordia University and has been exhibiting work since 1999. She works primarily as a painter and more of her work can be viewed at www.janezdansky.com.

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At the end of July Zdansky will be here in Parrsboro to teach a 3-day acrylic painting workshop focused on self-portraiture. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Self –portraiture has been used for centuries as a venue for artistic expression. Through use of colour, line, stroke intensity, et cetera, a self-portrait allows for the personality and mood of an individual to come through. Done on a small scale, self-portraits can be both fun and challenging at the same time.

At the end of the workshop, Main & Station will mount an exhibition of the works created.

FOR A FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE… http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/acrylic-painting-self-portraits/

Affordable Beauty

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In your own backyard

To some extent most of us take our own town or city for granted. Parisians are blasé about the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, New Yorkers yawn at the Empire State Building and Times Square, and many Montrealers have never visited the Botanical Gardens and only bother going to the Jazz Festival, the TamTams or the Francofolies when they have visitors in town.  No matter how interesting or beautiful the place we live is, being there and seeing it day after day can blind us to things that people from away might find remarkable.

Not just for tourists

Residents of the Town of Parrsboro know the surrounding landscape is gorgeous because all the brochures, websites and tourists say so but knowing is not the same as feeling.  If you live in Parrsboro and haven’t walked in a forest or on a beach lately, turn off the telly, pull on those boots and go reacquaint yourself with the beauty that surrounds you!

 

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And if you don’t feel like tromping on a beach or through a wood, just go for a stroll through the town itself and take a good look at the homes your neighbours (and maybe you) live in.  Stroll along Main Street and check out the Town Hall, the Manning Block, and (of course!), the former Customs House, Armoury and Post Office.

Once spring returns, it is also a great idea to visit (or revisit!) the Ottawa House. Built around 1773, the building is best known as the summer home of Sir Charles Tupper, Canada’s sixth Prime Minister. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of historically-minded townsfolk, the building is now home to the Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum which contains an assemblage of over 450 artifacts which are on display in an open and friendly environment.  Stepping through the rooms of this historic building takes you from time period to time period, from walking the decks of a schooner to entering the summer boudoir of Mrs Tupper.

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From the huge windows overlooking the front verandah you can also enjoy the magnificence of the Minas Basin with its daily 40 foot tides – or better yet, when you finish touring the house, walk down to the beach(es) which (in our opinion) are among the nicest in the Fundy region.

Time for a change?

For such a small place, Parrsboro has a shockingly large number of heritage buildings. They are private homes, churches, Bed & Breakfasts, commercial and public buildings. There are so many buildings of historical and/or architectural significance that in 1989, to celebrate 100 years of incorporation as a Town, the Centennial Committee published a 407 page book, Heritage Homes and History of Parrsboro, which gives a pictorial and historical tour of many of the older homes.  Though initially amazed that such a small town could have enough significant buildings to create such a book, on our walks about town we have since noticed many remarkable buildings that are not even in the book!

If you don’t already live in Parrsboro, perhaps you should consider a change.  These beautiful buildings do sometimes come on the market and are often more affordable than you might think.

So why not sell that Toronto or Vancouver condo and bank the difference so you can afford to devote more time to your passions.

Come settle by the sea and join Parrsboro’s growing community of artists and writers.

Call for submissions

ART en majuscule

Main & Station will be opening an art gallery as part of the depARTment store we will be operating in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. We are looking for art works for both exhibition and sale.

Fiona Annis, Photographer

Fiona Annis, Photographer

 

We are looking for contemporary Art, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Photography etc. All submissions will be juried. Please contact us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com.