SJ High School IB Art 2019

In This Place SJAC is proud to host this 17th annual exhibit featuring young artists from the Grade 11 and Grade 12 International Baccalaureate Art classes at Saint John High School.

Portfolio Development 2019

For the thirteenth straight year, the Saint John Arts Centre has offered an 18-week Portfolio Development Program to high school students in this part of the province. This program, which is unique in New Brunswick, is designed for students who are dedicated to the pursuit and study of visual art. The students selected for this years’ program were: Amber Cho, …

Frank D. Allison

A Travelling Artist Returns Home Biography of Frank D. Allison from A Dictionary of Canadian Artists by Colin S. MacDonald Born in Saint John, N.B. in 1883, son of Frank Octavius Allison and Mary Sara Bonsall Kaye, Frank Drummond Allison studied painting under Wilfred Molson Barnes in Montreal; John F. Carlson, Woodstock, New York; and George Elmer Browne in Europe. …

Colin H. Smith

Fresh Start Artist’s Biography Since leaving England at 16, Colin Hugh Smith lived in the United States, the Bahamas, and Jamaica, but for the last 50 years he has called New Brunswick home. On his journey he’s been a Registered Interior Designer, a restaurateur, a journalist, a published fiction writer and an art promoter, but these days his creative energies …

SSJ Stone Carving Workshops 2018

Finding Form: Creations from Sculpture Saint John Stone Carving Workshops In the summer of 2018, Saint John Arts Centre had the wonderful opportunity to partner once again with Sculpture Saint John to offer workshops to the public during the International Sculpture Symposium. With the assistance of generous funding by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and Canaport LNG, SJAC presented a …

Laura Lamey

Fissures and Faults Artist Biography Laura Lamey has been teaching high school for over 20 years in Riverview, NB and continually advocates for the arts in the school and community. She has recently recommitted to her own practice following a one year educational leave and the completion of the Advanced Studio Practice program through NBCCD. The momentum Laura has built …

SAQA 2019

Transitions Every life, every city, every human interaction undergoes change; combine this with nature’s changing seasons and landscapes, and a plethora of transitional episodes occur. With a combination of fabrics and threads, along with embellishments in lace, embroidery floss, wool, and found items, including dyeing, painting, colouring or stamping, the artist have hand-stitched or machine quilted their interpretation of the …

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Read about our exhibits!

As we work to repair our website menus, please use this handy guide to our exhibits opening Friday, Nov. 2nd! Frazee Gallery: Kathy Hooper City Gallery: Ian McEachern Canada Games Gallery: Kyla Chung Library Gallery: Karen Knight and Helen Stanley Rotunda Gallery: Francis Riley

Francis Riley

Francis Riley: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints Francis was born in Sheffield, England in 1936. He loved painting and drawing from an early age, but first studied part time at the Sheffield College of Art. He soon became a full time student, and upon his graduation, won a place in the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in London. After he …