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Artist Talk with Victoria Piersig

SJAC is excited to host exhibitor Victoria Piersig for a fascinating artist talk on her current show in our City Gallery, Trading Places – join us  Thursday, November 21st at 7pm. From Victoria: Come on out to hear the stories behind the pictures as Victoria brings you aboard the ships as she follows the Stuff we all take for granted …

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SJAC Gift Certificates

Give the gift of creativity! Are you shopping for that person who doesn’t want or need ‘stuff’? SJAC gift certificates make great gifts for the people on your list who enjoy artistic adventures – they are available in any amount, or for a specific workshop if you prefer. We’ll even include a card to tuck under the tree! Please contact …

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Portfolio Development Class of 2020

For the 14th straight year, the Saint John Arts Centre is offering an 18-week Portfolio Development Program. This program is designed for students who are dedicated to the pursuit and study of visual art, and is aided by the generous support of the James Venner Russell Foundation. Our scholars have now been chosen for the Class of 2020! Congratulations to …

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Sewing: Festive Table Runner

Christmas is coming – deck your holiday table with your own Christmas table runner! In three weeks, Margo will lead you through each step in creating a unique and festive table runner of your choice. Come and make one for your own table or as a gift! Three options are listed below, each with a link provided for the materials …

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Life Drawing

These weekly non-instructional classes provide artists with the opportunity to sketch and draw the human figure from live models. Classes begin with short warm up gesture studies and progress to more sustained poses. Space is limited to ten participants. Please bring your own drawing supplies, but tables, easels, drawing horses, and boards are provided. Mondays, 10am-12pm (sessions start at 10am …

Cathy Love

Cathy has always felt blessed to live in New Brunswick surrounded by the incredible natural beauty found here.  Living for the first ten years of her life in St. Martins, the beaches of the Bay of Fundy became her playground and she continues to be drawn there for inspiration.  When outdoors with her camera the excitement of the beauty around …

The Carnegie Rughookers (Nov. 2019)

The Carnegie Legacy The Carnegie Rughookers’ History Founded in September 2004, they took the name of their meeting place, the historic Carnegie Building, 20 Peel Plaza.  Originally, the Saint John Free Public Library, it is now home of the Saint John Arts Centre.  We meet every Friday morning, September to May, to share ideas and inspiration and to work on …

Victoria Piersig

Trading Places | Musings and Muses of an Iconic Watery Highway “If we want to maintain our lifestyles, we can’t just say no all the time” Trading Places is an invitation to a new conversation that transcends polarized positions about resource extraction and industry in Canada and provides an organizing framework for individuals and groups to begin a new conversation …

Riel Nason

Modern Selvage Quilting Artist Biography Riel Nason is a Canadian novelist and textile artist (quilter). She is known for her bold use of colour, humour and whimsy in her designs. Her works have been exhibited across Canada and included twice in Quilt Canada: The National Juried Show.  Her quilts have been featured in magazines in Canada, the United States, France, …

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Copperplate Etching

Join Nathan Cann the printmaking studio for a fun but thorough two-day workshop in copperplate etching. During the course of the workshop, you will etch a copper plate, learning the techniques for how to prepare, etch, and finish the plate, transfer drawings, and pull prints. Classes are limited to only five participants for plenty of workspace and instruction time. All …