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1 ARTSnews THE FREDERICTON ARTS ALLIANCE August 30, 2012 Volume 13, Issue 35 Serving the Arts in the Fredericton Region In this issue Upcoming Events 1. Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts opens Jared Betts: New Works 2012 Aug NB Fine Craft Festival Aug 31-Sept 2 3. Fredericton Tourism Free Summer Music Series Aug 31 Sept 6 4. Upcoming programs at the Fredericton Library 5. re signed, Arcadia and The Shack up Sessions in the Playhouse Annex Gallery Aug 31- Oct Anne Dunn Two Seasons A Retrospective Opening at Gallery 78 Sept 6 7. Hallelujah Praise Choir fundraiser at Fredericton Playhouse Sept 7 8. Coming up at the Fredericton Playhouse 9. Elm City Echoes Seeking New Members 10. Fredericton Choral Society Fall Rehearsals resume Sept 11 at new location 11. Kortgaard, Tiefenbach and Caine in two special performances Sept 11 and Oct Yellow Box Gallery presents John Edward Cushnie s Nightscapes 13. Government of NB seeing Cultural Policy input Classes and Workshops 1. TNB Theatre School Fall Winter Program Registration & Auditions 2. Vocal lessons with Signa Love 3. FAN (Fibre Arts Network) sponsors Extreme Warp Makeover workshop Sept 15 & New Yoga & Creativity Offerings for Fall 2012 with Donna Mulholland Auditions Call for Submissions 1. Auditions for the Fredericton Youth Orchestra Sept 8 2. Call to musicians for Woody Guthrie Open Mic at James Joyce Sept 8 3. Auditions September 9 and Call for artists: The Painted Sock grand opening Sept Call for Models: The Painted Sock 6. Journal Salon Fiction Prize Oct 1 deadline 7. Call for Submissions: M & T Deli Window Artists 8. Call for Art Donations: Isaac s Way Kids-in-Need Auction 9. ECMA 2013 Award & Showcase Submissions Now Open Galleries at a Glance

2 Upcoming Events 2 1. Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts opens Jared Betts: New Works 2012 Aug 30 Reception: August 30, pm Jared Betts: New Works 2012 come to life somewhere between the artist's dreams and reality. Continuing his use of a structured yet somewhat tumultuous style, Betts explores the metaphysical by using bright colours, optical illusions and bold gestures. The result is a spectacular abstraction that is familiar, fresh and provocative in approach. Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts is located at 98 Regent St., Fredericton NB 2. NB Fine Craft Festival Aug 31-Sept 2 August 31- September 2: NB Fine Crafts Festival. Come and discover Maritime fine crafts. Kids Craft Corner Gallery Live Demonstrations. New Location: Fredericton Convention Center Admission $3, free for children under 12 Presented by the NB Crafts Council Note: artsnb will be launching their video highlighting craft artists in the province during the New Brunswick Fine Craft Festival at the Fredericton Convention Centre, August 31 at 12:15pm. 3. Fredericton Tourism Free Summer Music Series Aug 31 Sept 6 Friday, August 31 Jens Jeppesen: Free Bluegrass concert, Lighthouse on The Green, 7:30pm. Rain date: Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm. Saturday, September 1 Family FilmFest: Free outdoor concert by Darrell Grant at 7pm, The Muppet Movie (1979 Comedy/Family film) at 8pm, and Star Wars (1977 Action/Adventure film) starting around 9pm. Barracks Square. No rain date. Sunday, September 2 Family FilmFest: Free outdoor concert by Scotty & The Stars at 7pm, Charlotte s Web (1973 Animated/Family film) at 8pm, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 Adventure/Family film) starting around 9pm. Barracks Square. No rain date. Tuesday, August 28 Nick s Dixies: Free Dixieland concert, Officers Square, 7pm. Thursday, September 6 Gordon Gets Lost: Free Rock/Dance/Groove concert as part of the UNB Welcome Celebration, Officers Square, 6:30pm. For more information: 4. Upcoming programs at the Fredericton Library Labour Day Party in the Park Monday, September 3, 12-4 What are you doing on Labour Day? The Fredericton Public Library is pleased to be part of the annual Labour Day celebration and BBQ at Wilmot Park on September 3. Organized by the Fredericton District Labour Council, the Labour Day Party in the Park will consist of free hotdogs, live musical entertainment, face painting, parachute games, bean bag toss, prizes and a library corner! See you there! Registration Reminder - Monday, September 10, 2012 Registration for the fall session of library programs begins on Monday, September 10, Please call on Monday, September 10 to register for our free programs. Please leave a message detailing your child s name, the program you would like to sign up for, and your telephone number. Babies in the Library: 0-18 months Tuesday, 11am or Friday, 2:30pm

3 Introducing our tiniest patrons to the joys of the Library. Program include songs, movement, nursery rhymes, knee bounces and tickles. Pre-registration required! Program begins on September 18 and 21 3 Tales for Tots: months Tuesday, 11am Opening the world of books to toddlers with stories, puppets, fingerplays and music. Pre-registration required Program begins on September 18 Storytime Shenanigans: 3-5 year olds Thursday, 10:30am A smorgasbord of books, puppets, songs, crafts, fingerplays, movement and more! Pre-registration required! Program begins on September 20 Daycare Drop-in: A program for daycare groups Tuesday, 10:15am No need to pre-register! Program begins on September 18 Jama Rumpus Storytime: Storytime for all ages Wednesday, 6:30pm Discover a place Where the Wild Things roam! This is sure to be an adventure including stories, crafts, games and music. And you can wear your pajamas to the library! No registration required Program begins on September 19 Fun-tastic Friday Storytime: A storytime for children 6 and under Friday, 10:30am Join us at the library for a fun, action-packed storytime filled with reading, rhyming, singing, dancing, art, puppets and more! Registration encouraged (but not necessary!) Program begins on September 21st Fiction Factor: An interactive program for 7-12 year olds Thursday, 6:30pm All kids are invited to embark on an awesome 4-week adventure. We will explore strange worlds, unlock secret mysteries, and discover amazing things! Pre-registration required! Program begins on October 18, re signed, Arcadia and The Shack up Sessions in the Playhouse Annex Gallery Aug 31- Oct 19 Gallery Connexion s Annex Gallery invites you to the opening reception of re signed by Nicole Rayburn, Arcadia by John Cushnie, and The Shack up Sessions by Ross Neilson at the Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5-6:45pm. The exhibitions will run until October 19, Nichole Rayburn s re signed is a selection from a series of 50 photographs depicting religious public road signage and is presented in conjunction with the preceding text. All images were located and photographically documented in Canadian public spaces. Arcadia is a collection of paintings that express John Cushnie s search for an understanding of the natural world, combined with a contemporary exploration of the psychological space of the rural environment. The Shack up Sessions is a collection of photographs by Ross Neilson, an award winning Jazz and Blues Artist. These photographs were taken on a trip to Mississippi in February The Annex Gallery is an initiative between Gallery Connexion and the Fredericton Playhouse to provide a juried exhibition space for Gallery Connexion members and for the Playhouse to include programmed exhibition in its galleries. The Annex Gallery is organized by a Gallery Connexion Committee and facilitated by the Fredericton Playhouse. For more information, contact Candace Wilkins or for more information about Gallery Connexion contact John Cushnie Executive Director, 6. Anne Dunn Two Seasons A Retrospective Opening at Gallery 78 Sept 6 How to capture the light of day as it passes through a room? How to freeze in time the breeze as it sways the trees in the wooded glen? How to still the ripples of water in a lake as they lap the shore? Anne Dunn, with her fluidly expert hand, manages to show us that it can be done. What passes in a moment for us as we go about our days, stays still just long enough for Dunn s painted impression, leaving us with a sense that these fleeting moments remain fleeting although they are visibly on the canvas in front of our eyes. How to explain these things in words? Only a visual impression will do. Exhibition begins with Culture Crawl: Thursday, September 6, 5-8pm

4 Visit Gallery 78 in person: 796 Queen St. (corner of Church and Queen), Fredericton or online at Open: Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 1-4pm 4 7. Hallelujah Praise Choir fundraiser at Fredericton Playhouse Sept 7 Hallelujah Praise Choir: an evening of Jazz, Blues, R & B, and Gospel Music in support of Hospice Fredericton. Featuring special guests Peter Rioux and Reeny Smith September 7, 7:30pm The Playhouse Fredericton The renowned Hallelujah Praise Choir has travelled throughout North America to carry out the music ministry of Saint Thomas Baptist Church, North Preston, Nova Scotia. The choir sings in jazz-influenced four-part harmony and presents works from a range of musical genres. Peter Rioux 23-year-old blues/jazz pianist, Peter Rioux of Fredericton, began training as a classical pianist when he was six years old, and as a boy won various awards at the Fredericton Music Festival. He has since played throughout the Maritimes and in the US at music festivals, including Harvest Jazz & Blues, and at other venues. Peter recently toured with Elvis Presley s original drummer, DJ Fontana, and performed at the Memphis International Blues Challenge. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Reeny Smith North Preston singer Reeny Smith, 19, has had a whirlwind year. She won the Up and Coming Award at the African Nova Scotian Music Awards, participated as a young artist in the 2011 Canada Winter Games National Artist Program, and received the 2011 Black Cultural Centre President s Award. In November, she performed at the 10th annual Portia White Award Gala Concert. Tickets $65 available at the Playhouse and from Hospice Board Members. 8. Coming up at the Fredericton Playhouse September 7, 7:30pm Hallelujah Praise Choir - Featuring special guests Peter Rioux and Reeny Smith The renowned Hallelujah Praise Choir has travelled throughout North America to carry out the music ministry of Saint Thomas Baptist Church, North Preston, Nova Scotia. The choir sings in jazz-influenced four-part harmony and presents works from a range of musical genres. September 11, 7:30pm Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival & The Fredericton Playhouse present Jill Barber Timeless, elegant and classic are three words best used to describe Jill Barber. From her modest beginnings as a shy acoustic folkie on the local coffeehouse stage, Barber s recent career has been reaching starry heights. With the release of her fourth album Mischievous Moon, a stunning concoction that features Barber s signature sultry flare backed by sweeping strings and dramatic orchestration, her evolution to confident chanteuse is complete. For complete event listings, go to Box office Queen Street, Fredericton 9. Elm City Echoes Seeking New Members Elm City Echoes, Fredericton s barbershop chorus for women, resume practice on Monday, September 10. The chorus is also looking for new members. Women, and young women aged 15 and over, are invited to attend open rehearsals any Monday night in September at Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church Street, starting at 7pm. Come share the fun of learning to sing four-part, a cappella harmony. No previous musical experience is necessary just a love of singing and an interest in sharing fellowship with other women. For further information, call Fredericton Choral Society Fall Rehearsals resume Sept 11 at new location The Fredericton Choral Society welcomes new and returning members to rehearse Dvořák's Mass in D Major and a selection of Rutter carols for our Christmas concert. Registration starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 11 at St. Paul's United Church, 224 York Street, Fredericton (corner of York and George St.). Regular rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30pm. Membership: adults $25 students $10 family $40. Previous experience is not required, and there are no auditions, but singers should be able to comfortably carry a tune.

5 Come join us as we prepare to give New Brunswick its first live performance of this lovely Mass, and celebrate the Christmas season with carols composed by and arranged by John Rutter. For more information us at or phone Janet at September 11 will be the 205th anniversary of the first performance of this Mass! 11. Kortgaard, Tiefenbach and Caine in two special performances Sept 11 and Oct 31 The Charlotte Street Arts Centre hosts two upcoming high-calibre piano performances on September 11 and October 31, Robert Kortgaard, acclaimed Canadian pianist and accompanist performs his Four Hands, Eighty-eight Keys four-handed piano comedy act with Peter Tiefenbach on September 11, and then accompanies The Phantom of the Opera star, Rebecca Caine, in a musical theatre performance on October 31. Both performances take place in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium. Robert Kortgaard completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Juliard School of Music in New York City, and furthered his musical studies in Italy and England. He has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals across North America as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China and Japan. Peter Tiefenbach studied in Canada, the US and England before settling in Toronto in Tiefenbach is one of Canada's leading accompanists and vocal coaches, and his ongoing collaboration with soprano-comedienne Mary Lou Fallis has taken him across North America, to Japan, England and Iceland. Tiefenbach is a Juno-nominated composer, and has been a faculty member of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory since Rebecca Caine studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London. She is the star of the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as renowned for creating the role of Cosette in Les Miserables for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She recently made her US cabaret debut at the Halsted Centre in Chicago and has performed extensively with the Canadian Opera Company in Holland, New Zealand, Prague, Scotland and at many more international venues. Doors open for both concerts at 7pm and the shows begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre at 732 Charlotte Street, Room 200 and will also be available at the door. Tickets for the September 11 show are $25 each and tickets for the October 31show are $50 each. 12. Yellow Box Gallery presents John Edward Cushnie s Nightscapes The St. Thomas Fine Arts Department and the Yellow Box Gallery present Nightscapes by John Edward Cushnie August 15- September 30, 2012 Artists Talk, Thursday, September 20 at 4pm - McCain Hall Room 101 Reception, Thursday, September 20 at 5pm - Yellow Box Gallery John Edward Cushnie was born and raised deep in the New Brunswick wilderness. Interested at an early age in developing an understanding of the natural world, he received no formal education until attending Mount Allison University at age 19. Subsequently he studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and received a BFA from NSCAD University and an MFA from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to maintaining an active painting practice, John is currently serving as the director of Gallery Connexion, Fredericton s artist-run centre. John's work continues to express his early search for an understanding of the natural world, combined with a contemporary exploration of the psychological space of the rural environment. His work is unique in that it presents an exploration of the rural wilderness environment from a position of intimacy - a view from within, instead of that of the classical landscape seen from afar - an intimacy that is no doubt a product of John's formative years spent in a secluded wilderness environment. 13. Government of NB seeing Cultural Policy input The government of NB is seeking input from a variety of New Brunswickers to determine how they can best support arts, heritage and culture for the cultural policy renewal process. To be a part of this process, fill out the cultural policy renewal comment form: 5

6 Classes & Workshops 6 1. TNB Theatre School Fall Winter Program Registration & Auditions Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School, endowed by the Stephen Graham Bird Trust, offers outstanding training in acting, voice and movement, song and dance in a fun and supportive environment. Registration for TNB Theatre School s Fall Winter Programs begins August Fall-Winter Youth Courses Playtime Theatre (Preschool Grade 2) (12 weeks) $175 Junior Musical Theatre (Grades 3-5) (12 weeks) $300 Intermediate Musical Theatre (Grades 6-8) (24 weeks) $600 +HST Audition required. Intermediate/Senior Acting (Grades 6-12) (24 weeks) $600 +HST Audition required. Senior Musical Theatre (Grade 9 Age 19) (24 weeks) $600 +HST Audition required. For more detailed course descriptions visit Playtime Theatre and Junior Musical Theatre students can register at the TNB Studio Theatre, 55 Whiting Road from 9am to 12pm on August 25 after which registration will be taken by phone ext 106 or Auditions for Intermediate Musical Theatre, Intermediate and Senior Acting and Senior Musical Theatre will be September 10, 5:30-8:30pm and September 16, 4-8pm. Students can book audition spots starting August 25 by contacting or ext 106. A limited number of Theatre New Brunswick Foundation bursaries are available for eligible students. To apply for our bursary program, please call the Theatre School Director at , ext.107. Audition & course information for TNB Adult Ensemble for the program will be available soon for those over 19 looking to hone their theatre skills. 2. Vocal lessons with Signa Love Signa Love has an M. Mus. in Opera from the University of Toronto and a B. Mus. from Acadia University where she studied Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance. The singing actress has performed title roles as Carmen with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in Toronto, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, with Maritime Concert Opera, Périchole in Périgord, France, Second Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera New Brunswick, and numerous roles at the University of Toronto. In 2011, Signa appeared as Violet in Picture Perfect, with in Fredericton. Signa teaches vocal technique, fundamentals of style, breath control, musicality and diction. She specializes in classical voice, musical theatre and opera. Signa teaches from the studios at Long and McQuade on Prospect Street and her rate for a one hour lesson is $45, and $25 for a half hour. Contact Signa by at or by phone at Limited space: late afternoon, evening and Saturday lessons available. 3. FAN (Fibre Arts Network) sponsors Extreme Warp Makeover workshop Sept 15 & 16 The Fibre Arts Network (FAN) of Fredericton presents the following weaving workshop with Robyn Spady: Extreme Warp Makeover (beginner to advanced), Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2012, 9am to 5pm at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Cost: $175 + materials (discounts available for students and FAN members) Love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? This is the workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover: weave it many different ways - from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. Participants are shown the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave many different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treadling. Robyn Spady learned to weave over 35 years ago. She completed HGA's Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study "Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth." Robyn is inspired by the many ways to weave double-faced fabrics

7 as a way to create versatile textiles. She also explores uncommon weave structures and narrow warp weaves (information adapted from the instructor s web site: 7 Note: Space is limited. Participants must have their own portable loom (minimum 4-harnesses) and have the loom warped according to instructions prior to the workshop (instructions will be provided to registered participants). A limited number of looms may be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, please contact: Kim Bent New Yoga & Creativity Offerings for Fall 2012 with Donna Mulholland Set your sights for Fall: Yoga & Creativity Mini-Retreat for Women 1-4pm. Sundays, September 16 & 23, 2012 (2 sessions) Satori Centre for Well-Being, 441 King St Fee: $110 The Discover Me Program: Creativity Coaching & Yoga for Women 1-3:30pm. Sundays, September 30, October 14, 21 & 28, 2012 (4 weeks) Satori Centre for Well-Being, 441 King St Fee: $240 These workshops are each for a maximum of 5 participants only, so sign up soon to ensure your spot. To register or for further information visit: or me at Donna Mulholland is an artist, Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach & RYT200. Auditions Call for Submissions 1. Auditions for the Fredericton Youth Orchestra Sept 8 The UNB Conservatory of Music will be holding auditions for the Fredericton Youth Orchestra for the coming educational year. The FYO is under the direction of Samuel Arnold. Students who play string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments with 2 or more years experience are invited to audition. Players will gain valuable performance experience and enjoy learning some of the best orchestral music by master composers. Auditions will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Memorial Hall, UNB between 9am and noon on a first-come, first-served basis. The FYO rehearses Saturdays from 10:30 to noon at Memorial Hall. It will perform four times between December and June. Registration fees are $160 for the fall term and $180 for the winter/spring term. A limited number of partial financial scholarships are available through the new Conservatory Scholarship Fund. All new and returning players must audition. Please bring one prepared piece with you. You will be asked to sight-read one selection, play three scales, and percussion players will play rudiments that they know. For more information call Jaclyn Wood at Call to musicians for Woody Guthrie Open Mic at James Joyce Sept 8 As part of The Fredericton Playhouse Experience More! Program, local artists and Guthrie enthusiasts alike are invited to showcase their musical prowess with the songs of legends Arlo and Woody Guthrie on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm at the James Joyce Pub. Emceed by local favourite Mike Bravener, the Open Mic serves as the perfect warm-up for the Woody Guthrie Centennial and upcoming Arlo Guthrie Spotlight performance at the Fredericton Playhouse on September 29. All singers are welcome, and registration is required for performers by contacting Amani Wassef at or downloading the registration form here: Open-Mic.pdf Spotlight Series subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets for Arlo Guthrie s Playhouse performance go on sale August 20 at the Fredericton Playhouse box office , or online at

8 3. Auditions September 9 and 18 8 Joy to the world! Fredericton s favourite Christmas show returns, and it s time for you to strut your holiday stuff and show our esteemed panel why YOU should be a part of This show has become an annual tradition, and a family favourite with Fredericton audiences, so don t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting yuletide production! Audition times are as follows: Solo and Choral Auditions Sunday, September 9, 1pm Tuesday, September 18, 6:30pm Choral auditions will take place at the Fredericton Playhouse on a first-come, first-served basis by sign-up sheet The first hour of each audition call will be designated for youth. Please bring your own water bottle and come prepared to sing a Christmas song, unaccompanied. Acting Auditions The call for acting auditions will be made at a later date. The 2012 edition of will be directed by Kyle Peters, and will feature original musical arrangements by award-winning composer/musician Michael Doherty. The production will run from December 20 23, Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, beginning in October, and will become more frequent closer to production week. For more information, please contact the Director of Education/Community Engagement at or 4. Call for artists: The Painted Sock grand opening Sept 15 Call artists: The Painted Sock is a new store in Woodstock specializing in art and yarn supply. We have approximately 80 linear feet of art rail space to hang your work. On September 15, The Painted Sock will be holding their grand opening gala and would like to feature YOU! For more information: ARTS (2787) 5. Call for Models: The Painted Sock Call for models: looking for both clothed and nude models of all shapes sizes and colours for monthly workshops to be help at The Painted Sock yarn & art supply in Woodstock. These are paying positions. No experience required. If interested, please contact Jody at ARTS (2787) or 6. Journal Salon Fiction Prize Oct 1 deadline The Telegraph-Journal, New Brunswick s provincial daily newspaper has launched a new short fiction prize. The Salon Fiction Prize, which opened July 7, is for a work of short fiction in English between 1,500-3,000 words. The winning piece will be published in an issue of the Telegraph-Journal s art and culture section, Salon, and the author will receive a prize of $1,000. The winning piece will be selected by a trio of judges from Atlantic Canadian universities: Thomas Hodd (University of Moncton); Alexander MacLeod (Saint Mary s University); and Sue Goyette (Dalhousie University). The contest is open to all residents of Canada. All entries must be unpublished material and not under consideration in any other contest of competition. Entries will not be returned, so keep a copy. Deadline: Entries must be received by October 1, Submissions may be sent via to or by mail to 210 Crown Street, Saint John, N.B., E2L 3V8. Entries must include a contact and telephone number where the author may be contacted. For more details and information, 7. Call for Submissions: M & T Deli Window Artists M&T Deli at 546 Queen Street, Fredericton is seeking local artists interested in working as a LIVE ARTIST to create unique art in the front display window.

9 9 If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, M&T Deli will promote you on social media, provide you with free food and drinks, hang your masterpiece for sale in our Art Gallery, and charge you zero commission. You might even find yourself in the newspaper or on television! To learn more, or visit Derek Gallant in person 8. Call for Art Donations: Isaac s Way Kids-in-Need Auction Isaac's Way Restaurant is currently reserving wall space for the 18th Art Auction for Kids-in-Need. Each art auction is on display for 4 months. This round will begin September 24 with % of the winning bids providing Dance Lessons for energetic artistic students in need of financial assistance. Would you like to donate an art piece? Contact Tina LeJeune by for more information. 9. ECMA 2013 Award & Showcase Submissions Now Open Award and showcase submissions for 2013 East Coast Music Week being held in Halifax, NS March 6-10 for the 25 th Anniversary event are now open. The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) is pleased to announce that we will be using Marcato this year for all ECMA submissions. Submissions can be made through Deadline for all submissions is Monday, October 1, The 2013 event will see the return of the following Showcase stages: Bluebird North Showcase, Rising Star, Rock Stage, Country Stage, Roots Room, Soundwaves, Songwriters Circle, Breakout Stage and the Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase. The ECMA is also accepting submissions for awards in Music (31), Industry (10) and Honourary (5) categories. East Coast artists who have released recordings between June 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012 are eligible to submit for consideration to an East Coast Music Award for Early Bird Submission Discount Any artist/group who submits for an award or stage by Friday, September 7, 2012 will qualify for the early bird submission discount of $5 per submission. Early Bird Submissions are $25 through PayPal opening at 5pm AST on August 20, 2012 until 11:59pm AST on September 7, Starting at 12am AST on September 8, 2012 submissions are $30 through PayPal officially closing at 11:59pm AST on October Submitting artists must be current ECMA members. For information on membership: East Coast Music Week is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association as a critical part of its mission statement. The 2013 event will take place in Halifax, NS from March The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster, develop, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 800 members. Galleries at a Glance To find out about current exhibitions, please contact the gallery directly via their web page or phone number. Acacia Gallery: Hours are Saturday and Sunday pm or by appointment. Phone or visit our website Lakeview Road, Cambridge-Narrows, E4C 1N2 Beaverbrook Art Gallery: 703 Queen Street, Fredericton, E3B 5A6. Phone: Botinicals Gift Shop Inc.: 610 Queen Street, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 1C2. Phone: Hours: Monday Friday 10-6, Saturday Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte Street Arts Centre: 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, E3B 5C8. Phone: City Hall Gallery: 397 Queen St., Fredericton, E3B 4Y7, Phone: Hours: Monday Friday 8:30-4:30. Fredericton Region Museum: 571 Queen St., Fredericton. Phone: Hours: Monday Saturday 10-5, Sunday

10 Fredericton Playhouse Annex Gallery: Gallery Connexion's Annex Gallery at the Playhouse, 686 Queen Street, Fredericton, E3B 1C2. Phone: Galerie des Bâtisseurs: Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, 715, Priestman Street. Phone: Gallery 78: 796 Queen St., Fredericton. Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3, Sun 1-4. Phone: Gallery Connexion: 440 York Street Chestnut Complex, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Phone: Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts: 98 Regent Street, Fredericton. Phone: Gallery Opaque: Brunswick St., Fredericton, E3B 1H6. Phone: Government House: 51 Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Phone: Hours: Monday Friday Little Brown Jug Antiques: 540 Route 105, Maugerville. Phone: Hours: Monday Friday 9-5. The Gallery: New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1. Phone: Hours: Monday Friday 8:15-4:30. Saunders Studio Art Gallery: 29 Route 616, Keswick Ridge, N.B UNB Art Centre: Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, UNB Campus. Phone Hours: 9-4 PM, Monday Friday. Fredericton Arts Alliance is a charitable incorporated non-profit organization. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more. Receiving the Arts News Subscription to the Arts News is free. To subscribe, simply send an (it can be empty) to You ll get an requesting confirmation, and after you confirm, you'll receive the News every Thursday. You are welcome to forward the Arts News to a friend. Submitting notices to the Arts News If you have a community arts announcement that you would like included in the ARTSnews, please send it to If you use the ARTSnews to publicize your activities, we ask that you become a member of the Arts Alliance to support this initiative. To join, please go to The deadline to submit notices is each Monday by 7pm before Thursday s issue. Contact the Fredericton Arts Alliance Would you like more information about the FAA? Would you like to get involved? Fredericton Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 1303, Station A, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5C8 Phone: (506) Arts News Editor, Amani Wassef

11 Fredericton Arts Alliance Board Members 11 Executive Members Jean Rooney - President Allen Bentley - Vice President Cynthia Ryder - Treasurer Russ Hunt - Secretary Katie FitzRandolph - Past President Board Members Renee Davis Bill Johnson Marie Maltais Penny Pacey Barbara Roberts George Fry, emeritus The Fredericton Arts Alliance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Fredericton for the ARTSnews.