MADE HERE: AIR@SSANC
July 24 – August 22
Bob Morouney | Susan Greenbank | Mary Elizabeth Duggan | Bernard and Lucie Quintal | Theresa MacKnight | Brian and Carla Perkins | Renate Roske-Shelton | Ralph Simpson | Ann Manuel | Alanna Baird
This exhibition is an invitational show of those artists who have been with us over the last two years as visiting residents. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, not all have been able to contribute physical work, but we are excited to introduce the first ‘virtual’ element to our exhibitions.
All the work exhibited here is linked through a celebration of our natural world. We ask our applicants to explain not only what their project is about, but why it relates in some way to being at Sunbury Shores, and in this part of the world. We look for artists who appreciate the link between our environment and the statements they are trying to express through their art. Mediums vary widely, from printmaking to fibres and textiles to painting to 3D installations. Artists are encouraged to meet and talk with our residents, who can inform and reveal elements of our unique location—contributing a site-specific and relevant application to work – made here.
As visiting artists in residence explore their own creative processes, they form links and associations with SSANC and local artists and residents, becoming in turn, a part of our environment. This is the reason for this exhibition—a celebration of creative growth and collaboration.
Creative Director, SSANC
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre has offered several Artist in Residence programs over the past years. Our ‘Studios by the Sea’ in conjunction with Windsor House has been enjoyed by artists from around the world, who have brought their skills and knowledge to share and exchange with our local artists. Last year saw the start of our partnership with the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation—which offers an honorarium for 2 New Brunswick based artists in 2019 and 2020. This year we have introduced our SSANC Resident Artist in the Window program—short stays designed to encourage interaction with local artists and our community through the winter months. Please see our website for application forms.
From left to right: Renate Roske-Shelton, Brian Perkins, Carla Perkins, Bob Morouney, Ralph Simpson, Ann Manuel, Alanna Baird and Theresa MacKnight