Nova Scotia Archives - Side Arts

International Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

International Photography Competition (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their International Photography Competition 2022. Open to photographers worldwide. There are no restrictions on subject matter. The images will be reviewed by an independent jury of established photographers who will select 12 images for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, a dynamic photography gallery located in historic Bedford, Nova Scotia, close to downtown Halifax. ViewPoint is dedicated solely to photography. It is the only co-operative photography gallery in Eastern Canada.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 15 Apr 2022

Entry fee of $25 US. A maximum of three images may be submitted with each entry. Multiple entries are permitted. Current ViewPoint members and their immediate families are ineligible. Only images submitted by the artists who created them and hold sole copyright will be considered.

International Photography Competition Artist Benefits

Twelve winning images will be selected for exhibition at ViewPoint Gallery – one image will be exhibited monthly. The winning images will be professionally printed and framed at no cost to the photographer. The images will be promoted on ViewPoint’s website and newsletter.

Each winning image will be matted, framed, and displayed as ViewPoint Gallery’s featured International Artist of the Month. Winning images will be available for sale (unframed) at a price set by the artist. If the image is sold in the gallery, then the artist will receive the full sale price minus a 15% processing fee.

About ViewPoint Gallery

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography.

ViewPoint Gallery presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery continually displays work by all its members. It showcases individual members through solo exhibitions accompanied by artist talks, presentations, and other events. In addition to the solo shows, there is one guest exhibition and several group exhibitions shown each year.

Since its founding, ViewPoint Gallery has hosted over 250 exhibitions, bringing the finest of Nova Scotia’s photography to tens of thousands of visitors.

For more information, contact


Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 4 Jan 2020

Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.

Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.

If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.

Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.

Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.

Argyle Fine Art

Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.

Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.

For more information, contact

Other calls for artist in Canada


Breaking Ground Residencies – Call For Artists

Breaking Ground Residencies – Call For Artists

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, NS, invites submissions for their facilitated Breaking Ground Residencies. Artists who are interested in exploring what it means to work in, on, or from the land and community are welcome to apply.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 24 Apr 2018

Artists will take inspiration from the Centre’s 178 acres of varied terrain overlooking the Bay of Fundy. They come together to work as collaborators and on individual projects inspired by the facilitators and the resources of the centre.

  • During InterArts week, May 6-12, artists are invited to work with Kay Burns. She is a multidisciplinary artist based on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
  • The Puppetry residency week, May 20-27, brings together artists who want to work with community and everyday objects. They will create larger-than-life puppets to take into the local Apple Blossom Parade. Facilitated by Zach Fraser, an actor and puppet creator from Halifax and Montreal.

While all applicants must be working artists, applications from artists interested in moving from one discipline to another or working in a new way are encouraged.

Successful applicants to the Breaking Ground Residencies will be paid $500 and all food and accommodation.  Artists are responsible for their own travel to Halifax and will be transported from there to Ross Creek if required. All residency programs will have public interactions and will be documented in print and film. This will cumulative with an exhibit online and in the centre’s community gallery in the fall.

This program is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.

About Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Giving voice through the arts, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a unique institution in Canada. It brings together the best in arts education for youth with community and professional artist programs. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is a research and development centre for the arts of all disciplines and cultures. It is proud to help facilitate the development of new art from around the world in wonderful facilities on a spectacular farm in rural Nova Scotia.

“We lived in the farm house and used the studios and galleries for creating our newest dance work. This was a highly enjoyable and fruitful experience. As a group who usually works in a city, under the constraints of time and space, working at Ross Creek was quite the opposite. Having virtually unlimited access to the studios, a willing and supportive staff and a quiet, inspiring environment to work in, proved to be very conducive to our creative process.” -Susann Chiu, Dancer

For more information, contact