Call for Entry: Age of Aquarius - Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition 2019

Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition 2019

Please read the call for entry carefully and fill out the online application form in full. Deadline for receiving works and online forms, Friday, July 26th, 2019.

Theme and Intent

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place over four days in August 1969.  Over 500,000 people came to a dairy farm in Bethel, NY to see and hear performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane.

Woodstock is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, and we want to celebrate too.  To that end, the theme for our 2019 members’ exhibition will be Age of Aquarius.  An invited panel of three jurors will select the works to comprise the exhibition from amongst those submitted in response to the Call for Entries.

The exhibition will be juried.  Jurors have not yet been confirmed for this exhibition.

The exhibition will be open to Craft Nova Scotia members only; new members may join the organization for the purpose of entering the exhibition.

Due to space and financial considerations, the exhibition will be limited to works by a maximum of 25 artists (although individual artists may submit more than one work).

The exhibition will be on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 20th to November 3rd, 2019.

All works must have been created after June 2018.


Open to all individual members of Craft Nova Scotia, in all membership categories. Individuals who are not currently members of the Craft Nova Scotia may participate in the exhibition by paying membership dues. You can apply or renew online here Craft Nova Scotia membership form.

Entry Fees

There will be a fee of $10 for each entry. A maximum of three items may be submitted by any one member. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Craft Nova Scotia. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted by phone or in person, cash or debit are accepted in person.

Entry Rules

Each entrant may submit up to three entries. Each entrant must complete the online application form, and include clear labelling on all entries when dropped off. Entries accompanied by incomplete online entry forms, or entries received after the dropoff deadline, will not be put before the jurors for consideration. Entrants are also asked to provide both a brief biography (max. 200 words) and brief description (max. 150 words) about each entry as part of their online form.

To be considered, entries must have been fabricated after June 2018. All entries must fit through a standard doorway. Entries must not require unusual care. Objects intended to be hung on the wall must arrive with hanging devices included. Please call the office to make arrangements for delivery of entries weighing over 22 kg (50 lbs).

Pricing, Sales and Insurance

If the artist wishes to offer his/her work for sale, s/he should indicate that in the appropriate space on the online entry form. A directory of names and addresses of these exhibitors will be available in the gallery to facilitate sales.

Insurance values should be set by the artist, and should reflect a fair replacement cost. In the case of items offered for sale, it will be assumed that the insurance value and the sale price are the same

Objects are insured against loss or damage while in the care of Craft Nova Scotia. Insurance during shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. Craft Nova Scotia will not assume responsibility for the damage or loss of any item during shipping, and reserves the right to refuse to insure objects that are excessively fragile or unstable.


This exhibition will be selected from the submitted entries by a group of three jurors. Works will be identified only by number. Jurors will be asked to select works bearing in mind: (a) the exhibition theme; (b) that works selected will work well with other works selected to form a cohesive exhibition; and (c) that the exhibition overall will fit within the Mary E. Black Gallery. Jurors will not be asked to explain their selections. The jurors’ choice will be made in private, and the jurors’ choices will be final. Due to space and financial considerations, the exhibition will be limited to works by a maximum of 25 artists.



Jurors’ Choice Award

Jurors will be asked to select one work from amongst the entries to receive the “Jurors’ Choice Award”.


All works selected for the exhibition will be professionally photographed. A catalogue/brochure will be produced to accompany the exhibition. All artists participating in the exhibition will receive a copy of the catalogue/brochure.

Inquiries and Questions

Individuals with questions concerning any of the information in this brochure are encouraged to contact the Craft Nova Scotia office at 1-902-423-3837, or by email (link sends e-mail).

For the full call for entry details, and to submit your online forms visit, (link is external)