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Carl Doty Scholarship – 2017

The Carl Doty Art Scholarship

May 1, 2017

This scholarship is in honour of Yarmouthian Carl Doty- philanthropist, patron of the arts, supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society.

The scholarship, valued at $1500, is to offset the costs of tuition/training of a student who is in his or her final year in high school, community college or home schooling in Yarmouth, Digby or Shelburne, who intends to study art in a recognized program (or setting) of higher learning.

The scholarship is administered by the executive of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society along with a designated member of the Yarmouth Arts Society. All applicants will be advised of the results, and the recipient will be recognized at their graduation ceremony. A cheque will be sent directly to the intuition once proof of enrollment is provided.

The completed application form (attached) including artwork, personal essay and sealed reference letter from an art teacher/instructor must be received at the Art Gallery by May 1, 2017 .

Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society

PO Box 246   Yarmouth NS    B5A 4B2

Physical address: 341 Main Street, Yarmouth 9entrance on Alma Square)

CRITERIA

  1. The applicant must submit three (3) original pieces. Each work must be identified with your name, title and address.
  1. A drawing of a chair, tree or your hand.
  2. A design (art work) using three (3) colours only.
  3. A piece of your work that exemplifies your particular interest (painting, etching, sculpture, photography etc.)
  1. The applicant must submit a personal essay, maximum 600 words. The essay must cover these three points:
  1. Insights into the three pieces of art you have submitted.
  2. Your future plans.
  3. Tell us something about who you are.
  1. The applicant must provide a sealed letter of reference from and art teacher/instructor.

The Carl Doty Art Scholarship – APPLICATION FORM

Student’s name:

Date of application:

Mailing Address (including Postal Code)

Telephone number:

Email:

Name of school currently attending:

Name of post-secondary institution or training program you plan to attend:

Art work #1 Drawing

       Title and medium:

Art work #2 Design using three colours

       Title and Medium:

Art work #3 Work of choice

        Title and Medium:

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE:

My application includes three pieces of artwork as specified. The artwork is original and is mine. I agree to leave my work in the care of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society for up to three months in case there is an opportunity to display it. I will pick up my work between Aug. 1-15, 2017. Along with this application form, I have submitted the three works of art, my essay and a sealed letter of reference.

Signed: _______________________________________________________

STATEMENT BY THE APPLICANT’S ART TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR:

To the best of my knowledge, the works submitted are the original work of the applicant. I believe the applicant is qualified to enter the indicated post secondary program he/ she has indicated.

Signed: _______________________________________________________

Announcing the Carl Doty Art Scholarship – 2016

THE CARL DOTY ART SCHOLARSHIP

May 1, 2016

This scholarship is in honour of Yarmouthian Carl Doty—philanthropist, patron of the arts, supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society.

The scholarship, valued at $1500, is intended  to offset the costs of tuition/training of a student who is in his or her final year in high school, community college or home  schooling in Yarmouth, Digby or Shelburne, who intends to study art in a recognized program (or setting) of higher learning.

The scholarship is administered by the executive of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society along with a designated member of the Yarmouth Arts Society. All applicants will be advised of the results via email, and the recipient will be recognized at their graduation ceremony. A cheque will be sent directly to the institution once proof of enrolment is provided.

The completed application form (attached) including artwork, personal essay, and sealed reference letter from an art teacher/instructor must be received at the gallery by May 1, 2016.  

Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society

PO Box 28, Yarmouth NS, B5A 4B1

Physical address: 346 Main Street, Yarmouth (entrance on Alma Square)

CRITERIA 

A. The applicant must submit three (3) original pieces. Each work must be indentified with your name, title, and address.

A drawing of  a chair, tree, or your hand

A design (art work)  using three colours only

A piece of your work that exemplifies your particular interest

     (painting, etching, sculpture, photography etc.)

B. The applicant must submit a personal essay, maximum 600 words.  The essay must cover these three points:

1. Insights into the three pieces of art you have submitted.

2. Your future plans.

3. Tell us something about who you are.

C. The applicant must provide a sealed letter of reference from an art teacher/instructor.

The Carl Doty Art Scholarship APPLICATION FORM

Student’s name:

Date of application:

Mailing address (including Postal Code):

Telephone number:

Email:

Name of school currently attending:

Name of post-secondary institution or training program you plan to attend:

Art work #1 Drawing

Title and Medium:

Art work #2 Design using three colours

Title and Medium:

Art work #3 Work of choice

Title and Medium:

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE:

My application includes three pieces of artwork as specified. The artwork is original and is mine. I agree to leave my work in the care of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society for up to three months in case there is an opportunity to display it. I will pick up my work between Aug. 1-15, 2016. Along with this application form, I have submitted the three requested works of art, my essay, and a sealed letter of reference.

Signed:

STATEMENT BY THE APPLICANT’S ART TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR

To the best of my knowledge, the works submitted are the original work of the applicant. I believe the applicant is qualified to enter the indicated post-secondary program he/she has selected.

Signed:

Creative Minds Sunday Nov. 22

gcfacdjcBehind the scenes in the life of a sculptor ~

Join us at the gallery on Sunday Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. to hear what Kevin Comeau has to say about his life as an artist.

Comeau does amazing things with plaster, clay, wood, steel, soapstone, an old apple trees—you name it. His imagination (and skills) seems to know no boundaries. It’s been quite a journey.

This is going to be an enlightening, educational and fun session. And it’s free, thanks to the Friends of the gallery. Do join us!

Creative Minds Sunday Oct. 18 2.m.

PaintedParlor smHistorian, writer and broadcaster Ernest. J. Dick will be presenting the story of the Croscup Painted Parlour Murals at the Gallery on Sunday Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.

It’s a humdinger of a story. William and Hannah Amelia Croscup had their front parlour in their new 1845 home in Karsdale, Nova Scotia painted by the naval ensign, William Thackeray, in return for room and board. It was ‘discovered’ in the 1960’s and purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in 1976. It’s been restored and is only display in Ottawa. But … losing these walls/painting led to the formation of the Friends of the Croscup Painted Parlour. Mr. Dick has been instrumental in the project titled “Bringing the Croscup Painted Parlour Home” and back to Nova Scotia.

All welcome!

Creative Minds returns to the AGNS this month

Sharon SantilloA new Creative Minds series launches on Sunday September 27 at 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western Branch, in Yarmouth when guest educator, artist and writer Sharon Santillo presents “Creative turning points in our lives.”

Santillo will share her story of being a little girl in a school with no art classes to being named Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year in 2011. She grew up hearing her mother’s regrets for the questions she never asked her own father. Now she helps people preserve their family stories in a beautiful way through collage and writing letting the visual lead the way. She has taught art to both children and adults and she will share her observations on the similarities and differences in creativity over time.

She says that she often hears people say that they don’t have a creative bone in their body, they can’t draw a straight line or they can’t write. She doesn’t believe this is true! In fact, these very people are her favorite students in the Family Stories Through Art workshops that she now teaches.

Santillo’s session promises to be insightful and fun. Creative Minds is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society. For information call 902 749-2248

Change will come …Sunday April 12 at 2 p.m.

Rachelle PyneJoin Rachelle Pyne as she explores the role of visual and performing artists in shaping our perspective. A visual presentation of contemporary world class and sometimes controversial musicians and artists will be featured and serve as an invitation for the audience to share anecdotes from their journey with the arts as an inspirational influence.

Rachelle earned a doctoral degree in music and music education from Columbia University. She lives by the sea in Yarmouth County, and continues to write music, develop workshops highlighting how to journal through music, works with the AGNS as a musical educator, and when the opportunity arises, continues to speak nationally and internationally.

Yarmouth Bell Ringers poised to ring in Spring

ggbhcjbdThe first spring session of Creative Minds features the Yarmouth Bell Ringers, coming up Sunday, March 22 at the AGNS Western Branch at 2 p.m.

Along with providing a bit of history of how the group was formed, the bell ringers will also explain the process of playing the bell, how they are rung, why they wear white gloves while playing the bells, how the bells are tuned and repaired, and play some pieces.

Each bell ringer plays two bells, one in each hand. A member of the group will give the low-down on the skills that are required to play (they say it’s simple!) and folks in the audience will have a chance to ring one of the bells while a piece is being played. It promises to be informative, fun, and entertaining.

As the Yarmouth Bell Ringers are looking for new members, this is also a great way to get a taste for what’s involved, and to sign up if so inclined. Creative Minds is a free program arranged through the Friends of the Gallery with the generous support of Coastal Financial Credit Union here in Yarmouth.

Friends schedule Creative Minds

To help you plan your upcoming event calendar the following are the items in the Creative Minds series for Winter and Spring. More details on each will follow as we get closer.

January 25: Michael Tavares on Adaptive Reuse Restoration projects

February 22: Sebastien and Hanna Milot from Sebastien’s Gourmet Catering: The Art of Plating *** this session is a fund raiser, limited to 40 (advanced ticket sales). More info later

March 22: Bell Ringers, demo + how to play bells (audience can try this!)

April 12: Rachelle Pyne: how contemporary visual and performing artist can inspire and influence our lives

April 26: Alan Deacon, follow up to his popular presentation about Maud Lewis last fall (and appraisals of her paintings)

Creative Minds Sun. April 27 Features THE ARTIST’S WAY COLLECTIVE

Artist's Way Collective for FBOur final Creative Minds series of the season is coming up and we’re excited to meet members of The Artist’s Way Collective from Annapolis.

This is a unique group who got together for 13 weeks to discuss Julia Cameron’s book titled The Artist’s Way. But they did more than discuss the book and how to “get creative.” They worked through whatever blocks they had, did their homework, and produced some amazing stuff.

Members of the collective will be taking us on a journey behind the scenes to understand what transpired, the challenges and rewards. Bonus: the gallery has a make-over! Brand new exhibits in every gallery. Exciting stuff!

Creative Minds March 30th features Darryl Whetter

Darryl Whetter Widely-acclaimed author, poet, and critic, Professor Darryl Whetter will use his two most recent books (Origins and Keeping Things Whole) as a basis for his reflections on the topic “Writing about place … within poetry and fiction.”

His presentation and discussion promises to be lively, informative, and interesting. No charge. All welcome!

Sunday March 30 at 2 p.m.