WILD PAPER ~ On The Beach & The Wild Paper Pickers

Deep in a marsh in the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia, the wild paper pickers go about their arcane rituals, pulling pond scum and wild paper from the marsh and giving it away to be turned into art.

What are these veteran paper finders up to? What is Wild Paper?

Find out at the vernissage / opening on 3 June between 2 and 8pm where you can meet  Ian Ferrier and Judith Bauer.  The exhibition remains open until 30 June 2018.


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Exposition NAOPA ~ Montréal

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English follows.

L’exposition des finalistes pour les prix d’excellence Nonesuch pour les arts papier ouvrira à Montréal le vendredi 1 décembre. L’exposition montrera quelques-unes des nombreuses façons de créer de l’art sur ou avec du papier.

Il y aura une réception ~ vernissage le samedi, 2 décembre de 13h à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montréal). L’exposition restera à Montréal jusqu’au 16 décembre.  Il y aura une réception ~ finissage le samedi, 16 décembre de 17h à 21h Les lauréats seront annoncés pendant le finissage.

L’entrée est gratuite / par donation

Cette année, il y a eu plus de 220 soumissions de 16 pays, dont 131 provenant du Canada avec 51 de la région maritime et 68 du Québec. Les expositions montrent plus de 80 œuvres d’artistes en Argentine, Australie, Belgique, Canada, Colombie, Allemagne, Israël, Italie, Japon, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pologne, Suisse et États-Unis.

Six prix seront décernés: quatre sélectionnés par le jury et deux prix public, les prix Wellington Church, sélectionnées par le vote des visiteurs lors des expositions de Parrsboro et de Montréal.

NAOPA_Cover_wLe catalogue de l’exposition sera disponible pour l’achat sur place pour 30$ + hst. Le catalogue de 8.5 x 11″ à 65 pages qui inclut des photographies et une description de chaque œuvre acceptée pour les expositions, ainsi que des biographies courtes d’artistes. Pour commander un catalogue par poste, contactez-nous à paperawards@gmail.com


The Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibition in Montreal will open on Friday, 1 December. The exhibition of finalists will show some of the many ways of creating art on or with paper.

There is an opening reception ~ vernissage on Saturday, 2 December from 1pm to 5pm at 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montreal).  The exhibition will remain in Montreal until 16 December.  There will be a closing reception / finissage on Saturday, 16 December from 5pm to 9pm. The award recipients will be announced during the closing reception.

Admission is free / by donation.

This year there were over 220 submissions from 16 countries, 131 of these from Canada with 51 from the maritime region and 68 from Quebec.  The exhibitions include more than 80 works from artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

Six awards will be given: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards, the Wellington Church awards, selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions.

NAOPA_Cover_wThe print catalogue of the show will be available for purchase at the exhibition for $30 + hst. The 65 page, 8.5 x 11″ coil-bound catalogue includes photographs and a description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions, short artist biographies, and some background about the awards and Main & Station Nonesuch.  To order a catalogue by post, please contact us at paperawards@gmail.com.

NS PRINTMAKERS Travelling Exhibition


The Parrsboro vernissage and opening reception of the Nova Scotia Printmakers travelling exhibition A Sense Of Belonging will be on Sunday, 1 November from 2 pm5 pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery

In this exhibition twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper. Together these works make up a colourful, varied picture, while separately they each tell their own contained story.

More than an exhibition, this is also a print exchange in which each participating printmaker receives a full set of prints and so gets to hold on to the entire colourful interpretation of their home or adopted province.

A number of artists will be present at the reception to talk about the project and to answer questions including Julie Rosvall, Suzanne Gauthier, Maria Doering, and Bonnie Baker, the president of the NS Printmakers.

The exhibit will remain on display until 28 November.


The Nova Scotia Printmakers is an informal body of professional printmakers and individuals with a more general interest in the printmaking media. Members share a common concern for printmaking and the desire to promote Nova Scotia prints and printmakers.  Founded in 1988, NS Printmakers connects printmakers in the region, educates the public on both traditional and experimental forms of print media, and organizes regular exhibits.

For more information about NS Printmakers please visit their website here…https://nsprintmakers.wordpress.com/

If you would like to know more about this project, the artists involved, to view the online catalogue or order a print version, visit the project page here… https://nsprintmakers.wordpress.com/2015-exchange/