Canada 150: A Celebration of Fibre

The UNB Art Centre welcomes the Fredericton Fibre Arts Network (FAN) to its East and West Galleries October 27 through December 15. This juried exhibition features a wide range of fibre art selected for artistic and technical merit. Canada 150: A Celebration of Fibre artists include: Anna Mathis, Caroline Simpson, Charline Collette, Davida Sisk, Jacqueline Bourque, Jasmine Cull, Karen LeBlanc, Kathy Tidswell, Kim Benoit, Kim Bent, Lois McDonald-Layden, Lucie Quintal, Mary Grant, Patty Chasse, Lorna Winsor, Rachel MacGillivray, Ralph Simpson, Tina Sharapova, Trish Hirschcorn, and Vita Plume. 

This is their fourth exhibit at the UNB Art Centre. In 2003, members exhibited their work in String Fever, in 2010 Fibre Art: Naturally and in 2013, The Thread That Binds: Celebrating the Life and Work of Charlotte Glencross. The Fibre Arts Network and UNB offer a series of workshops including: knitting, crocheting, drop spindle spinning, weaving, and rug hooking:

Canada 150: A Celebration of Fibre opens Friday, October 27from 5:00-7:00 pm.

The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!

Creative Connections Conference

With a growing emphasis being placed on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship we are excited to share that UNB and the Atlantic Centre for Creativity are hosting an interdisciplinary conference on creativity this November 16th to 18th and all educators, students, administrators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders are encouraged to attend. In many fields including: creative writing, education, business, science, engineering and entrepreneurship creative skills are being developed to ensure our students and employees will be well equipped to be the thinkers, creators, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future and so this conference is a unique opportunity to learn from one another’s ideas, experiences and research.

This conference features three keynotes: Dr.Susan Chichton, the Director of the Centre for Innovation and Learning at UBC, Dr. Marjan Eggermont, a Design Engineer and Visual Artist from The University of Calgary and Nora Young, the CBC Radio Host of Spark – A program on the Impact of New Technology. There are also over 50 presentations and workshops on such topics as new media, composition, design thinking, social innovation, entrepreneurship, creative capacity building and more. Centres such as the Pond Despande Centre are featuring problem-solving workshops for entrepreneurs, and other centres of innovation are presenting on the latest research on creativity and its relevance in today’s economy.

There is a special welcome reception and music event on Thursday evening in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s new Pavilion, and two full days of sessions/events as well as a creative showcase on the Friday evening featuring performances by NB artists and performers.

We would greatly appreciate your participation in this conference and hope you will encourage others to take part.

The deadline for registering is Nov.10th but we hope participants will register as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions please contact or call 506-451-6836.

The conference poster is attached, which has the link to the website, registration and the program details.

Baie des Chaleurs Art Symposium (Symposium BDC),

We are pleased to invite you and a guest to join us for a wine-and- cheese gathering to officially open the third
Baie des Chaleurs Art Symposium (Symposium BDC), at 6 pm on September 22, 2017.
This event is graciously hosted by our sponsor, the Town of Dalhousie, at the École Aux quatre vents located at
499 Canada Games Drive, Dalhousie, Restigouche County, NB.
Meet the artists and enjoy the first viewing and purchasing opportunity of the exhibition.
Please RSVP by September 15, 2017.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Carolle Leblanc
Bay of Chaleur Symposium de la Baie des Chaleurs

Back to School for NB Artists

Gear up for a successful year with our Start to Finish workshop series. There are still some spots left in our Writing for a Grant workshop with John Murchie.

Writing for a Grant will walk participants through three separate aspects of applying to arts funding bodies: we’ll review professional CVs, look at how to explain your artistic vision using appropriate descriptive language, and share granting resources for your projects, specific to your work. At the end of the intensive, all participants will apply for a grant through either ArtsNB, Canada Council, or another appropriate funding body. FREE for ArtsLink Members. There is a $10 fee to register to be refunded when you attend the workshop.

Click here to JOIN ArtsLink NB / Click here to RENEW your membership

Register below:

Sept 11: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Fredericton

Sept 12: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Florenceville-Bristol

Sept 13: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Sussex


Upcoming ArtsLink Programming!

ArtsLink has a series of events coming up, make sure to stay up to date on all the goings on by subscribing to our newsletter!


Aug 22: 5 Business tips for Artists, Fredericton

Aug 23: 5 Business tips for Artists, Sussex

Aug 24: 5 Business tips for Artists+How to sell online, Sackville

Aug 25: DEADLINE: Call for applications for Catapult 2.0

Sept 11: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Fredericton

Sept 12: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Florenceville-Bristol

Sept 13: WORKSHOP: Writing for a Grant II, Sussex

Nov. 3-4: GOING CRITICAL: Forum & AGM, Sackville

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The Hidden Gem : NBCC Newsletter is back!

To celebrate Canada 150, NBCCD is bringing back our monthly newsletter. Learn all about our amazing alumni and the practicing designers and craftspeople who make up our faculty. Find out how we are connecting to our community, and get the inside word on exciting events happening at NBCCD. Best of all, find out how you can get involved.

Click here to read the July issue of The Hidden Gem.

Sister City announced for Landline: very cool event at the Imperial Theatre

Sister City announced for Landline
Saint John Landline ticket buyers will be walking the city with theatre goers from…
Whitehorse, Yt
September 15, 16 & 17
Time slots available for booking:
Friday, Sept 15 – 7pm to 8pm
Saturday, Sept 16 – 4pm to 5pm
7pm to 8pm
Sunday, Sept 17 – 4pm to 5pm
7pm to 7:30pm
(Participants leave 10-15 min apart)
Please watch this short vid and you’ll understand more about this cool and unique experience!
All about the show:
  • LANDLINE is a performance that takes place in two cities at once.
  • Each audience member listens to an audio guide and walks the city streets while conversing via instant messaging with a partner who is doing the same in WHITEHORSE.
  • The project uses the urban landscape as backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers.
  • You book your chosen time and meet up @ Imperial to gather your instructions and the contact info for your city-mate.
  • Requirements: You’ll need to have a data plan and a text-enabled mobile phone.

To book your tickets:
Call the Box Office @ (506) 674-4100
(Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am to 5pm)

Jones Gallery Quarterly: Volume 3 Launch Party

Currently underway at the studio: I am working on examples for the soon-to-be-revealed 2018 Quarterly theme.


Jones Gallery Quarterly: Volume 3 Launch Party
Tuesday, August 157-9 p.m.

We’ll show you the (until then) super-secret new theme! We will have Quarterly examples + new work from the studio. There will also be wine and nibblies.

Caleb and I are pretty excited about this theme. It’s a fun one.

Jones Gallery website.