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You are invited to experience charcoal drawings by Kelly Harper Morehouse juxtaposed with the diverse mosaic sculptures of Carole Lulham. 

      Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre
      139 Water Street St Andrews
      Friday, September 22, 2023
      5:00 - 7:00 PM
art of
Kelly Harper

The Sky Looked Different

Kelly was born in Newfoundland and has also lived in various places across Canada and the US. She now lives on a farm in the rolling hills of rural Nova Scotia. Her artistic practice, inspired by the land, the people and the nature surrounding her, leans towards realism while also exploring abstraction. Kelly began her studies at NSCAD University in 2001 and recently returned to complete her BFA. Kelly has been active in her local arts community and was a founding member of the Winding River Art Gallery, an artist-run cooperative in Stewiacke NS. When not at work in her garret, you might find her in the barn or the field, down by the stream or at the beach. 
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Signals: A Silent Plea

Carole Lulham is an emerging mixed media and mosaic artist who moved to the Maritimes in 2018, following work in Alberta in plant sciences and post-secondary education. Originally from Quebec, the fluently bilingual (English, French) artist practised mosaic art part-time for over twenty years, teaching from her studio in Calgary at Artpoint Studios, and in many colleges and communities in Alberta. Surviving a health scare, she consciously chose to devote herself to the arts, stepping up involvement in personal art, public art and teaching. In 2022, she produced three solo shows, led a community initiative leading to the creation of two large murals, taught several workshops and completed a public art commission for a seaside community.

Postponed to 
Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 PM

W. C. O’Neill Arena Theatre, St Andrews NB  |  FREE – All ages welcome!

A Senior-Youth Video Project of short documentaries about Climate Change with SJDA and St. Stephen Middle School

The inaugural Fundy Film Festival, organized by Sunbury Shores, features The Art of Stewardship, three short docs created by teams of youth and seniors from Charlotte County. Working with New Brunswick film directors, Matt Brown, Lauchlan Ough, and Jeff Lively, the three teams wrote, filmed, and edited films based on global warming. The program will feature other short films that address global warming and environmental issues.

This project is funded in-part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Fall Courses
Adult Classes

Watercolor Painting with Susan Paterson **
September 23– 24, 2023 | 9:30 – 4:30 pm
Meet the Artist: September 22, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

In this two-day watercolour workshop, students will be shown how to set up a still life considering light, colour, rhythm and composition. The emphasis will be on accurately drawing their set-up, trying to work out any problems before starting to paint, and finally, learning various watercolour techniques to create a realistic sense of form and space.


Mushroom Identification & Culinary Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You’ll learn how to identify, grow, and make tea from mushrooms that are good for you! Starting with a walk through Two Meadows Trail, Emmaline will teach participants how to identify the four major local bracket fungus that can be made into tea while she talks about the reported health benefits associated with the different polypore mushroom teas. And in the afternoon, you will make your own gourmet oyster mushroom grow bag to take home! You will learn the steps to growing mushrooms including preparation and harvesting.


Quillwork with Tara Francis
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Tara Francis for a Mi’kmaq Cultural Experience where participants are introduced to the Traditional Mi’kmaq craft of Porcupine Quillwork. Create a small quill medallion while Tara leads an open discussion about the cultural importance and history of the art practice as well as her own journey in art. All materials are provided.


**One-time membership discounts apply! Call 506-529-3386 to register!

For the Kids!
Upcoming kids' program

CLAY CLUB for Ages 7 - 12
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28

Learn how to make exciting projects in clay during four Saturday morning studio classes. Hands-on practice will introduce hand-building techniques of coil, pinch and slab as well as hollowing, using moulds and extruding forms. Young students will build confidence to work in clay, as well as create their own finished pieces. All tools and materials provided.



for Grades 3 - 5

Milltown Elementary, Tuesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 21
Vincent Massey Elementary, Wednesdays, Oct. 4 – Nov. 22
Lawrence Station Elementary, Wednesdays, Oct.4 – Nov. 22
St. Stephen Elementary, Thursdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 23
St George Elementary, Tuesdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 28

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre is excited to offer an afterschool art program for students in grades 3 to 5, one day a week for two months (8 sessions). Children take part in hands-on art-making and learn about the natural environment through painting, drawing and mixed media. Some programs are project-based with group artwork. All art supplies and materials are included.

CLICK HERE for details and REGISTER

NB Artful Youth
Free studio printmaking classes for students in Charlotte County
Application Form
Be one of FIVE Charlotte County high school students to learn about printmaking in the NB Artful Youth program at Sunbury Shores this fall.

NB Artful Youth is a series of four studio workshops with Printmaker Nat Cann who will teach basic intaglio, etching and multilayer relief printing, as well as mono printing and acetone transfer. Studio workshops will be at Sunbury Shores on four consecutive Sundays from October 15 to November 5, 2023. The course is free and all materials are provided.

Nat Cann obtained his BFA from Mount Allison University (2012) and now resides in Moncton. He has exhibited across Canada as well as at Sunbury Shores where he has also taught printmaking courses.

The artworks created by students taking part in NB Artful Youth will be exhibited in a provincial exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in spring 2024. The program is being offered also to students in Saint John, Fredericton, Florenceville, Bouctouche, Edmundston, Sussex, Dieppe, and Moncton. Funded by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, the program seeks to encourage high school students to consider postsecondary education in the arts.

Application deadline: October 6, 2023

Noonhour Talk Series
Guest Speakers - FREE to attend!

Exploring the mushroom diversity of New Brunswick
with Alfredo Justo, Ph.D., Curator of Botany and Mycology, NB Museum

Thursday, October 12, 12:30 pm

Like in other parts of North America, many species of mushrooms occurring in New Brunswick are still waiting to be collected and described, and a good number of the supposedly common species are still hiding under incorrect European names or have not been yet named at all. In this talk, Dr. Justo will explore the mushroom research program conducted at the New Brunswick Museum, which highlights the great importance of collection-based research, and contributions from local groups of naturalists and citizen scientists. Website: https://alfredojusto.weebly.com/ 

Donald Soctomah, Peskotomuhkati Elder and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Indian Township, Maine

Thursday, October 26, 12:30 pm

Dr. Soctomah is a Native American author, filmmaker, historian, and a former member of the Maine Legislature (1999-2011), highly respected for his achievements securing the passage of legislature to protect and safeguard Wabanaki culture.

Call for Submissions
Artist in Residence 2024 - 2025
Application Form
We are calling for submissions from professional artists to undertake a two-week residency at the Centre to be completed before the end of April 2024.

The 2023-24 Artist in Residence Program consists of two residencies for two weeks each in one of four Sunbury Shores’ studios – print studio, ceramics studio, metal studio, or painting/drawing studio.  The goal of the residency is to provide a supportive environment where artists can pursue specific projects relating to their creative work. The artists in residence will also contribute to the promotion and understanding of the arts by means of the artists’ contact with the community, Sunbury Shores members, and visitors.

As part of the residency, artists will have the opportunity to engage with Sunbury Shores members and the public through a short talk, presentation, or artistic engagement while undertaking their residency.  The selected artists (2) will receive a stipend of $2500 each for the two-week residency (for accommodation, meals, transportation, and materials).

Click here for details

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023 at 11:59 AST

Call for Proposals
Exhibitions 2024 - 2025
Click here for details!
We are calling for exhibition proposals by contemporary artists from New Brunswick, Canada, and internationally for exhibition at Sunbury Shores from 2024 – 2025.

We are currently seeking exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions in a variety of media.  Exhibition proposals should be well-researched and outline a clear concept; they will be reviewed for artistic quality and creativity.
Submission requirements are (1) a digital portfolio of 8 – 10 images, with a corresponding image list; (2) a brief artist statement or exhibition proposal, max 500 words; (3) the artist’s CV or resume (max 2 pages); and (4) contact information (must include email, telephone and mailing address).

The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2023.

Apply for Deck the Walls 2023
Now accepting application submissions!
This is a call to any and all artists within Charlotte County to show your artwork with us from December 1 to 22, 2023. This is a highly anticipated annual Sunbury Shores’ tradition for local and regional artists to present their one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for exhibition and sale! Download the application form for details:
Application Form
2022 ED AGM Report
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