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Friday, March 1, 2013

March 2013 UPDATE

Hello art lovers!

We're heading into our 2013 Festival of the Arts with a lot to tell you!  

The first thing is, we have a website to share with you now, here  


You will find our 2013 member artists listed as they join for the year, a 

growing list of galleries, and dates for 

Paint Peggy's Cove and  the Studio Tour  2013

There is a page for Things to Do, Directions, Get Involved and more!

Please visit the site and share the link with your friends. 

Through the spring and into summer, this blog will be updated with all the details, photos and information on our Reception, Concert and an art event for kids. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

2013 Art Calendar for Sale

Here are the photos of the paintings that are featured  in our 2013 Art Calendar: The calendars are $20 each + $4.50 postage and may be ordered using PAYPAL You can use your credit card without establishing a Paypal account if you wish.

(If you left click on the photos they will appear in a larger view)
History Crashes Against The Present Like a Wave
by Andrea Redmond
acrylic collage on board

Blacksmith Shop
by Carol Ann McNeil

Swiss Air Memorial
by Carol Morrison
oil on canvas

Fish Stages
by Denise Lanterman
acrylic on canvas

The Old Red Schoolhouse
by Donna Mancini
mixed media

At the Fish Table
by Jackie Cleveland

Peggy's Cove, Winter
by Jan Shilletto

Yellow Boat
Jim Cleveland

Yellow Church in Winter
by Maria Kuttner

Granite Sunbath
by Mitchell Inglis
acrylic on canvas

Red Dory
by Olga Fredericks

Reverence and Harbour Mist Docked at Peggy's Cove
by Paulette Melanson
acrylic on canvas

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Studio Tour Prize Winner

During our Open Studio Weekend, July 21 and 22, if you visited 5 or more studios you were eligible to enter a draw to win a $500 gift certificate to be spent with any of our participating artists. We drew for the prize on July 27, after all eligible passport were returned to festival headquarters at Bay Hammocks in Seabright.
Arch Chisholm, owner of Bay Hammocks, held the basket of passports and Skye Chadwick, a visitor from Wellington, New Zealand made the draw.

And the winner was:

Chris Trotter from Hubbards, Nova Scotia

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Paint Peggy's Cove and Tide Pool Tour for the Kids

Today at Peggy's Cove. For the Tide Pool Tour children should come to the Swiss Air Memorial parking lot across from the Whale's Back.any time between 10am and 2pm. More information here.

Paint Peggy's Cove will be happening throughout the village. 
Just follow the signs to find where you can find paintings on display and look for small blue flags that will indicate that the person is a Paint Peggy's Cove artist.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Paint Peggy's Cove

30 Maritime Artists will be painting Peggy's Cove on July 14 and 15. Another great opportunity to view our wonderful painters as they create beautiful works of art. And a great opportunity to buy directly from the artist. Here is a small sapling of the work from these artists:

click on the picture for a larger view

Monday, June 18, 2012

Opening Reception - July 12, 2012

Tickets are now available to the Opening Reception for this year's Festival to be held at Shining Waters Marina in Tantallon at 7 pm on July 12, 2012. The Emcee for this art filled evening will be Fred Connors, Owner and Creative Director at FRED in Halifax. Auctioneer for the live auction of paintings included on the art calendar is Brad McCaughan. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Bay Hammocks, 11452 Peggy's Cove Rd, 820-3045 or contact via email

left click on poster to enlarge it
This evening event is a major fund raiser for the festival and a full house will guarantee a great festival next year so we appreciate your attendance and support.

Our 2013 Art Calendar will be introduced and the live auction will be for the 12 paintings shown on the poster above. A copy of the calendar is included in the ticket price.

The artists who created the paintings will be on hand to discuss their work and sign their painting in the calendar if you wish and

A silent auction of works of art other members of our festival arts group will also be featured.

Light musical entertainment by local composer, singer, pianist and performer Deborah Gabinet.

This will be a great opportunity to start or add to your collection of local fine art.

You can view larger photos of the paintings here