Annapolis Royal Photo Contest & Exhibit – Until September 3!

For several years, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens has hosted an annual Photo Contest & Exhibit, encouraging visitors to share their best photos of the Gardens. This year, staff at the Gardens joined forces with the Annapolis Heritage Society and created an expanded contest, broadening the scope to include photos of heritage and the community as well. The results were very positive, with more than 100 photographs of the Gardens and the Town being entered. These photos are on display in the Historic Gardens Interpretive Centre (garden shots) and at the O’Dell House Museum (heritage & community shots). In addition to the contest entries, there are a number of exhibit-only entries, including many by staff members of the two organizations.

Photographs were judged by a visiting professional who generously gave of his time and expertise while he was in the area! Winners of the 14 categories were Beverley Hudson (4), Terry Murphy (4), Grant Lohnes (2), Jane DeWolfe (1), Matt Dill (1), Keith Doucet (1) and Cameron Wagner (1). The Grand Prize Winners in each division were Beverley Hudson (Historic Gardens division) and Terry Murphy (Annapolis Heritage Society divison).

Full Winners List.

People’s Choice voting is currently open for each division and will be awarded at the end of the Exhibit period.

Also of interest, at the O’Dell House Museum, is a display dedicated to “Project 365”, an effort by three local photographers in 2011 to take and share a community photo every single day of the year!

The Annapolis Royal Photo Exhibit is open at the Historic Gardens and the O’Dell House Museum until September 3. Have a look at your community through the eyes of more than a dozen photographers, and be sure to place your votes for People’s Choice awards in each division!

2012 Photo Contest – Calling All Shutterbugs!

The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens is having its 7th annual Photography Contest & Exhibit in celebration of these wonderful Gardens. And this year, we are joined by the Annapolis Heritage Society in our efforts. Together, we will have a photo contest and exhibit that showcases the Gardens AND the Town of Annapolis Royal.

·    The contest is open to all amateur photographers.
·    The exhibit is open to all photographers, amateur and professional, who would just like to put their photos on display.

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Entry of Photos:    Must be received by Wed, August 15 at the Gardens office.

Judging:         To take place Friday, August 17.

Exhibit:         From Saturday, August 18 to Monday, September 3

Entry Categories

Historic Gardens Division – Garden Photos
Photos must be taken in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Categories

1.    Specimen photo of a rose
2.    Specimen photo of a lily
3.    Any other specimen photo
4.    Overall scenes/views of the Gardens
5.    Photos of people enjoying the Gardens
6.    Children’s category:  photograph by a young person (12 or younger)
7.    Black & White
8.    Garden Critters

Annapolis Heritage Society Division – Heritage & Community Photos
Photos must be taken in the Town of Annapolis Royal.

Categories

1.    Windows & Doors
2.    Landscape
3.    Heritage in the Community / Community Events
4.    The Shoreline
5.    Buildings of Annapolis Royal
6.    Children’s category:  photograph by a young person (12 or younger)
7.    Black & White

All photo entries must be delivered to the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on or before August 15.

Photos will be displayed August 18 – September 3
in the Gardens Interpretive Centre and the O’Dell House Museum.

DOWNLOAD Entry Information and Entry Form HERE.
Further Information:
532-7018 or admin@historicgardens.com

Calling all Shutterbugs!

 

Calling All Shutterbugs!

Folks at the Historic Gardens are inviting any and all photographers to submit their favourite photos of the Historic Gardens to the 6th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit to provide the public with a chance to showcase their love for the Gardens.

 

The exhibit is open to anyone who wishes to show off their artwork and skills, while the contest is open only to amateur photographers. There are various categories, including specimens, views, people, etc and there is a special Junior Shutterbug category as well. Staff at the Gardens are very excited to be receiving entries already – all photographs must be dropped off at the Gardens Office by Tuesday, August 9th 2011. Judging will take place Friday, August 12th, and the exhibit will be on display from August 12-21.

 

Whether you are inspired by the roses, lilies, or the Acadian House, grab a camera and start taking pictures so others can see the Gardens’ beauty through your eyes. ! As Nova Scotians celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Historic Gardens, opened in August 1981, there are expectations that this year’s photo exhibit will be extra special!

 

Download Rules & Entry Form HERE!

Follow Your Art… to Annapolis Royal!

It’s never been much of a secret that Annapolis Royal and environs is a thriving arts community… this has been the case for many years and hopefully for many more to come.

And this weekend, September 25 & 26, there are many reasons to come spend and artful weekend in Annapolis Royal!

1. Studio Rally. Many of our local artists will be welcoming you to their studios all weekend long as part of the province-wide Studio Rally. Check it out.

2. On Sunday afternoon, there will be an ART Auction in the lovely surroundings of the Historic Gardens. Check it out!

3. Also in the Historic Gardens… a last chance to see the 2010 Garden Sculptures. 14 pieces of garden art in various locations in the Gardens. Check it out!

4. And in nearby Bear River, the community welcomes visitors as part of their Culture Days offerings. Check it Out!

Add to that our Farmers Market, great shops, museums, theatre… the list goes on…  Join us!

Special ART Auction in Annapolis Royal!

ART Auction

Sunday, September 26, 2010    2-4pm

Head to Annapolis Royal on Sunday, September 26 for a very special event in the Historic Gardens… an ART Auction held in the midst of these beautiful gardens, from 2-4pm!

Organizers are pleased to present donated collections that consist of more than 45 items, mostly original oil and watercolour paintings and quality prints by well known Nova Scotia and international artists. A painted relief wood carving and one sculpted work are also included, as well as some needlework, a hand tailored gents Acadian costume and a handcrafted fishing rod.

“This all started with the very generous donation of almost 40 pieces of artwork by one of our long time supporters as they downsized their household!” says Gardens Manager Trish Fry. “We felt the best way to honour this donation, and the artists represented, was to have a special Art Auction where we could offer these works to an appreciative audience who will give them wonderful new homes!” In the meantime, several other donations have been added to the inventory up for auction.

There are a number of pieces that were originally acquired through ARCAC’s Paint the Town events in years past, and many that have come from other sources. All in all, it is a varied and wonderful collection! Artists such as Tom Forrestall, Norval Morriseau, Wayne Boucher, Dusan Kadlec and even a Maud Lewis (consigned)…  Gerry Spicer, Harold Cromwell, Bonnie Baker, Twila Robar-Decoste… and the list goes on! Further information, including a virtual art gallery of all the works, is available at www.historicgardens.com. (follow the ART Auction link) and the Gardens Blog.

The ART Auction will begin at 2:00pm, Sunday September 26, at the Historic Gardens, 441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal. (Preview 1:30pm). Refreshments will be served. While organizers are excited about the prospect of having this event in the atmosphere of the Historic Gardens, if the weather is poor the ART Auction will be held at the Annapolis Legion.

Proceeds from the ART Auction will go to the future care and development of the Historic Gardens.

For further information, or to view the artwork, visit www.historicgardens.com or call 532-7018.

Paint the Town is here!

Well, its here! One of my favourite weekends of the year… Paint the Town Weekend!

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Paint the Town is a project of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (known as ARCAC) and has been a growing success for 15 years!

Artists from all over Nova Scotia, and sometimes beyond, descend on Annapolis Royal on PTT weekend. They spread out all over Town, painting in the field. “The field” is a rich offering indeed: artists can be seen in the Historic Gardens, Fort Anne, on the Boardwalk or wharf, painting the river, or the historic streetscape… it is remarkable to see 80-90 artists “Paint our Town”! At the end of each day, the artwork produced during the day is offered to the public via Silent Auction, with funds raised being split between the artists and ARCAC.

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The best way to enjoy PTT is to wander aimlessly throughout the Town and Gardens, watching and talking with artists as you wander, then heading down to the Community Centre to see the collection and bid on a piece or two to add to your own collection!

C’mon down and join the fun!

Paint the Town Weekend!

Well, its here! One of my favourite weekends of the year… Paint the Town Weekend!

2007-08-19 Canon 014

Paint the Town is a project of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (known as ARCAC) and has been a growing success for 14 years!

Artists from all over Nova Scotia, and sometimes beyond, descend on Annapolis Royal on PTT weekend. They spread out all over Town, painting in the field. “The field” is a rich offering indeed: artists can be seen in the Historic Gardens, Fort Anne, on the Boardwalk or wharf, painting the river, or the historic streetscape… it is remarkable to see 80-90 artists “Paint our Town”! At the end of each day, the artwork produced during the day is offered to the public via Silent Auction, with funds raised being split between the artists and ARCAC.

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The best way to enjoy PTT is to wander aimlessly throughout the Town and Gardens, watching and talking with artists as you wander, then heading down to the Community Centre to see the collection and bid on a piece or two to add to your own collection!

C’mon down and join the fun!

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