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Sparkle on Canada Day
 the Sunbury Shores newsletter

Join us on our deck and in the garden for a sparkly night of celebrating Canada Day, with a private view of the fireworks to round it off. New members are welcome - please join by clicking here!

     Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, Garden
     139 Water Street, St Andrews
     Canada Day, Monday, July 1, 2024
     8:00 PM until post-fireworks!
     Tickets $30 - includes a complimentary glass of prosecco and dessert


Tickets $30

Introduction to Haiku
Writing Workshop

Angela Leuck, President of Haiku Canada and Carole Martignacco, of Fundy Bay Writers will co-present how to write Haiku, three-line Japanese-inspired nature poetry. The workshop features Angela's book " Porch to Porch", with copies for sale. Suggested workshop donation for Haiku Canada: $10 

     Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, Garden
     139 Water Street, St Andrews
     Sunday, June 30, 2024
     1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Book Launch
at the Ross Memorial Library
110 King St, St. Andrews, NB
Saturday, June 29
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Courses with Acclaimed Artists
One-of-a-kind opportunities with experts to elevate your art practice and skills at any level.

Theresa MacKnight 
Artistic Growth Studio

July 1 – 5, 2024


All levels are welcome for this unique opportunity blending studio work (mornings) with customized instruction and coaching time with Theresa MacKnight (afternoons).

Jay Isaac
The Abstracted Landscape

July 9 – 12, 2024

This 4-day acrylic painting and drawing workshop will focus on how an observed landscape can be abstracted through colour and form. Short field trips will guide participants to observe the landscape, make preliminary sketches in situ, and then develop paintings in the studio.

Sunbury Shores–Huntsman Accommodation–Meals Package at

Mary Kircher
Weaving Art Journals

July 19 - 21, 2024

Fibre artist Mary Kircher will teach how to make a unique accordion-style journal as versatile as your imagination. Mary will share her techniques for creating journals, incorporating collage, tapestry, stitching, and writing, resulting in creative displays for fibre artists, book lovers, creators, and makers. 

Maggie Rose
Painting with Maggie

July 29 – August 2, 2024

This five-day intensive workshop is for artists with some painting experience, although all levels will be accommodated and will benefit. Maggie will demonstrate various ways to “build” your paintings so that the results are complex and reflect and enhance the intent of your narratives. Students may work with oil or acrylic paints. 

Sunbury Shores–Huntsman Accommodation–Meals Package at

Geordie Millar
Figure Drawing

August 12 – 16, 2024

A comprehensive approach to figure drawing - this five-day studio course is for artists of all levels who wish to further their skills. Working from life with a dynamic model, concepts of anatomy and technique will be taught. Millar’s enthusiasm, sure-handed draftsmanship, and tested teaching methods promise to make this a very fun and useful workshop.

Sunbury Shores–Huntsman Accommodation–Meals Package at

Stephen Hutchings
Exploring Graphite & Charcoal Techniques: Methods & Materials

October 5 & 6, 2024

Master drawer Stephen Hutchings uses drawing as an integral part of his daily art practice. His workshop features demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and supportive group discussions.

EARLY BIRD discount until July 15th
How to Register:
  • We accept credit, cash, debit, and e-transfers
  • Register Online – https://sunburyshoresorg/courses/ or https://sunburyshores.org/kids/
  • Call Florence, the Outreach Coordinator at (506) 529 3386 to register over the phone
  • E-transfers go to executivedirector@sunburyshores.org, please include contact and relevant details in the description
  • Visit us at 139 Water Street in Saint Andrews. Winter Hours, Tues – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm
*Are you a member? Contact us at outreach@sunburyshores.org or call 506 529 3386 to register using your one-time Membership discount!

Celebration Gala for Sunbury Shores' 60th!
drinks, dancing, live music, food, and auctions!

Celebrate like it’s 1964!
music, dancing, food, drinks & more

Winner for best dressed 1964 fashionista - $100 gift voucher LH Boutique

live music by Cathy Hutch Trio
food by Chef Alex Newton and sponsored by Jolly Breeze Whale Watching Co.
beer courtesy of the St. Andrews Brewing Company
wine sponsored by ReMax

           Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium
           1 Lower Campus Rd, Saint Andrews, NB
           Thursday, July 25, 2024
           7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Temptations
Auction Items from Wonderful Donors
  • 5 – Night Getaway in Barbados
  • 7 – Day Retreat in a log cabin on Chamcook Lake
  • Saint John Imperial Theatre Package
  • Picnic under Sail
  • Stay & Play – Algonquin Golf Package
  • Seascape Sunset Paddle
  • McGuires Private Chocolate Making Demo
  • Windsor House Dinner & Overnight Stay, In memory of Frankie Remer & Mabel Ketcham
  • 2 Hand Thrown mugs by Elsa Vallinas, Finalist on the 1st Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown
Tickets $100

Summer Camp for Kids!
July 2 - August 23, 2024
for Ages 5 – 11

Monday – Fridays

Full Day, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Half – day, Mornings, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Half – day, Afternoons, 12:30 – 4:00 pm

$15 half-day
$25 full-day
$65 5 days half/day
$110 5 days full day
$120 2 weeks, half/days
$200 2 weeks full days
Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre has joined with Kingsbrae Gardens to provide activity-packed summer art and nature day camp. There will be explorations in nature and work with local art instructors in Sunbury Shores’ print and ceramics studios. Kids will create art, and enjoy outdoor games and activities and woods and beach explorations.

Experienced instructors will work with the kids to learn more about their environment and the natural world while creating art and having fun. The group is supervised by two camp counsellors for individual attention and encouragement.

*If your child (children) has special requirements, please arrange assistance and inform Sunbury Shores (506) 529 3386.

What do I need to bring?
  • A packed lunch for full-day sign-ups
  • Allergy-free pocket snacks
  • Sun protection
  • Drinking water
  • Sensible clothing for weather/outdoors
  • Closed-toed shoes are recommended
  • If your child is at risk of severe allergies, please notify the counsellors and provide an Epi-pen or medication on your child’s person or bag.

When and where do I drop off/pick up my child for/from SCAMPs?

Location: Kingsbrae Gardens’ Pedestrian Entrance, 220 King Street, St Andrews NB
  • Full day – Drop off: 8:45 am – 9:00 am, Pick-up: 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
  • Morning, Half-day – Drop off: 8:45 am – 9:00 am, Pick-up: 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Afternoon, Half-day – Drop off: 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm, Pick up 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Call for Exhibition Applications
2025 - 2026

Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre is currently seeking exhibition proposals for solo and group exhibitions in a variety of media from New Brunswick, Canadian and international artists. Exhibition proposals should be well-researched and outline a clear concept; artwork should demonstrate artistic quality and creativity. Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of professional artists and community members.

Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2024

Application Form

Current Exhibitions
on display until July 6

See two new exhibitions featuring Saint John artists, Deanna Musgrave and Mimi Lucas. Musgrave’s work emphasizes flow and expresses her deep connection to water. This new body of work  gives it a voice - highlighting that water is a consciousness thus bringing into question how we treat it and environmental concerns around it. Lucas' abstracted landscapes present a personal narrative on the environmental climate and how it impacts our lives.
art of

Water Witness
art of
Mimi Lucas

The weather was important.
art of
créative NB

Artful Youth NB

Come see the artworks by the 2024 SJDA Highschool students on display on the second floor! They were displayed at the Beaverbook Art Gallery last month as part of Jeunesse créative/NB Artful Youth.

The show is on display until June 30, 2024.

2024 Exhibition Schedule

Gallery Hours
6 days/week starting June 18:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Canada Day - Monday, July 1 - OPEN
  • Civic Holiday - Monday, August 5 - OPEN
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 1 - OPEN
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Monday, September 30 - CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving - Monday, October 14 - CLOSED
  • Remembrance Day - Monday, November 11 - CLOSED
Copyright © 2024, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc., All rights reserved.

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139 Water Street, Saint Andrews New Brunswick, Canada, E5B 1A7
(506) 529 3386

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