Joanna Pottle

exposed Artist Statement I see pottery as a journey. I am constantly learning about life and my place in it through the tactile expression of clay. Being close to the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River is my main source of inspiration. Life can be hectic and I enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. I hope my work portrays that …

J. Gordon Anderson

Where I Live Artist’s Statement Familiarity can blind us to the beauty around us. After decades living in one area it is easy to take for granted; even in a place like Saint John with an abundance of interesting geography and architecture. I become much more aware when I pick up a camera and go for a walk. I can …

Bruce Gray

Origins Artist’s Statement This show will challenge your perception and definition of “imperfections”. Are imperfections rare or common, negative or positive, to be covered up or embraced and embellished? I find natural objects like trees, stone and people grow richer with age. They have more bumps and scars which, to me, makes them more interesting and precious. I have also …

Cynthia DeCoste

Landscape Interactions Artist’s Statement I love playing with colour and shapes, I love experimenting with perspectives and horizon lines. For me the fun of creating a painting is “playing” with the landscape. I paint the landscape as I see it, the sky, the ground and the water are constantly moving and always changing, forever interacting and playing with each other. …

Mark Gilbert – Sept. 2018

Seeing the Patient Artist’s Statement As an artist and researcher, I have always aspired to create artworks that authentically illuminate the relationships we all rely on in our lives as patients and caregivers. Portraiture as an art form and qualitative methodology embraces association rather than separation. It is through the interaction between artist and sitter that access is sought and …

Dan Steeves & Kevin Morse

The Space Between: A Creative Collaboration between Kevin Morse and Dan Steeves Opening Recital and Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017. The Saint John Arts Centre is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition and music of The Space Between, a creative collaboration between composer Kevin Morse and visual artist Dan Steeves. The Space Between is an interdisciplinary project that includes a series of intaglio …

Saint John Arts Centre Presents

Saint John Arts Centre presents, in coordination with the City of Saint John Gallery, six cycles of contemporary art exhibitions each calendar year. All of the galleries ‘change over’ at once, with a one-week installation period in between each cycle, and shows averaging seven weeks in duration.

Exhibitor Guidelines

In order to make for an efficient and worry-free exhibit setup of their exhibition, here are some helpful guidelines that our confirmed exhibiting artists can use to help us from their end!  SJAC Exhibiting Artist Guidelines

Gallery Floorplans

Saint John Arts Centre is Greater Saint John’s community arts centre as a cultural regional facility, making its home in the historic Carnegie Building.  SJAC hosts six exhibition cycles per calendar year of contemporary art and fine craft. With one gallery on the main level and three on the top level of varying sizes and layouts, a wide variety of …

Application Form

Artists can apply to exhibit at SJAC by completing our simple, one-page downloadable form and including the supporting materials as indicated. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form digitally (Mac users may encounter formatting difficulties if they use Preview.) If submitting digitally, please be sure to save the completed PDF form with a new filename that includes your …