Dark Sky Photography- Deep Sky Eyes  

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 pm, please join Timothy Doucette of Deep Sky Eye Observatory to discuss night sky photography at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Western Branch, in Yarmouth. Doucette is a legally blind amateur astronomer whose passion is sharing and photographing the celebrated dark skies of southern Nova Scotia. This presentation is part of the Creative Minds series sponsored by the Friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is located at 341 Main St, Yarmouth. For more information, call 902-749-2248 or email [email protected].

Minutes of November Meeting

These are the unapproved minutes of the November meeting.

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes- November 19, 2017

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth

The monthly meeting of the Yarmouth Art Society was called to order by President Margriet Knubben at 1:00 p.m.

The minutes of the October 28th meeting were read by Dan Earle and accepted.

Treasurer Dan Earle reported an opening balance of $2,133.17, October revenue of $16.00, and a closing balance of $2,149.17.  The treasurer’s report was accepted.

Old Business:

Our Lucky Choice show is now up at Th’YARC lobby, with 39 entries.

Because we will be having a group show in the AGNS community room next October to December, and also a summer show at the Yarmouth County Museum & Archives, it was decided that a lobby show at Th’YARC in June 2018 would be too much.

Margriet mentioned that Carol Rogers had written to correct the information reported from last month’s meeting about Project NSCC and Marcel d’Entremont’s  Applied Media and Communication Arts course at Burridge.  Marcel would be more than happy to talk about the students’ display. However last year’s class has graduated and the AMCA program wasn’t renewed.  Members agreed that it would be interesting to have Marcel speak at one of our meetings.

New Business:

Dan brought up the Facebook posting that Andre Haines has made about a New Yarmouth Arts Council. A lively discussion ensued about this, and about the letter sent to Andre by Mitch Bonnar, banning Andre from entering Th’YARC premises. Facts, opinions, and some background information were shared. Ann Jones brought with her a listing of the 204 names included in the database assembled in 2012 by the Yarmouth Artisan Yard.  Yarmouth Artisan Yard is still in existence, and this listing, though dated, can be used to build a new collection of artist names and interests.

It was established that there are two issues here: the ability of Th’YARC Council to ban individuals and what this means for our activities; and, the formation of a new Yarmouth Arts Council.

It was moved by Ivan Blades, and seconded by Dan Earle, that the Yarmouth Art Society fully supports the concept of a new Yarmouth Arts Council, and the desirability of having further discussions with the Town and the Municipality of Yarmouth.

Motion passed after further conversation.

Margriet, Ann, and Virginia have formed a committee to have meetings with Mayor Pam Mood and Warden Leland Anthony.

Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Many members stayed on for the Creative Minds presentation given by Hugh Eamon and Mark Connell on the sketchbooks of Helen Weld.


Next YAS Meeting

Our next YAS will not be on Saturday November 25 because the AGNS is closed that week. The next meeting will be on

Sunday November 19th at 1 pm.

We moved the meeting from Saturday to Sunday, because on Sunday at 2 pm is a presentation of the Creative Minds, featuring Mark Connell and Hugh Eamon showing and speaking about Helen Weld’s sketchbooks. Roslyn Rosenfeld, who wrote the book on Lucy Jarvis, will also attend. We can stay to attend the presentation after the meeting.


Minutes of October Meeting

Yarmouth Art Society

Minutes of October 28, 2017 meeting

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Minutes from the September 30, 2017 meeting were read and approved as read.

Treasurer’s report: For the period from September 30 to October 28, 2017 balance forward was $2580.62, total funds balance is $2133.17. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business:

Show My Canada: This show is coming to an end on November 10 so artwork can be picked up at the museum on November 9 or 10.

Show Garson Sisters : Virginia said that the grant application has been sent in and we usually hear back about these grants in December. The show will be in April, May, June and July of 2018 at the community room at the AGNS.

Lucky Choice: Thursday, November 2, the artwork will be hung so the items should be dropped off at the YARC printshop prior to this date. The Lucky Choice event will be on December 2.

Show at Bread and Olives: This show is beautiful. The reception yesterday was very nice with amazing food.

New Business:

Member Show at AGNS: There will be a YAS members show in the community room of the AGNS during October, November and December 2018. The artwork would be coming down during the 1st days of January 2019. Each YAS member can provide one large piece of artwork or 2 small pieces for this show.


Book in Memory: Margriet said she has purchased a book about charcoal drawing in memory of Jack & Lise deGooyer, to be donated to the library.

December Meeting: It was decided to have our December meeting on the 16th of December with it being a social occasion, members can bring baked goods, etc.

NSCC art work project: The NSCC community artwork project lead by  Marcel d’Entremont, has been cancelled, therefore the show is cancelled as well. We could contact NSCC principal, Mary Thompson, if we want to find out why and to determine if we can help in any way.

Spring Show: Margriet will try to book the lobby of the YARC for a YAS Spring Show and we could possibly have a tea, as we’ve done in the past.

Oversize Matters: On November 3 the show “Oversize Matters” opens in the community room of the AGNS, with a reception from 6:00 to 8:30 pm This is a show of large works by six artists, that will run for two months.

Next meeting will be on November 25 at 1:00 pm in the AGNS community room.

Respectfully submitted

Noella DeMille

Lucky Choice – Great Selection

For participating artists: Have your wrk to the print room at th’YARC by the end of October. Value of at least $35. Framing not necessary.

For those not familiar with this event: You buy a ticket for $30. On the night of the draw the first ticket drawn gets choice from all work in show.  And it is down the line from there. However, all who buy a ticket get to take home a piece of art valued at more than the ticket price.

Activity at next Art Society Meeting

Bring  your Talent

We are planning a painting party  event for all at our next meeting.  on October 28.  The idea is that we will have a number of small canvases suitable for acrylic or watercolour available or you can bring your own. Bring paints and brushes—also objects/materials that can be put together to make still-life arrangements or used for collage.  Resulting art could be used for the upcoming Lucky Choice, or for the ongoing Bread and Olives show.