Call: Open Studio Artist-in-Residence Program
Deadline: October 1, 2018

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre hosts a series of five-week artist residencies in the gallery each year. Artists in residence can continue their practice or develop a project or site-specific work and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through screenings, talks, workshops, projects, or events.

Robyn Love
September 17, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Artist-in-residence, Robyn Love, is collecting well-worn objects for her project, Reliquary. Do you have something kicking around the house that you have used and loved (or not) and can’t quite bring yourself to throw out or get rid of?  Robyn is looking for things that have a history – they don’t have to be fancy or special, except to you.  She will transform them, tapping into their stories and energy to create something new.

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ADHOCWORKSHOP – Bolex to Bucket
Oct 2, 2018: 7pm

Ad Hoc Workshop is a series of informal/casual workshop-like events designed to introduce local artists, students and the generally curious to new equipment and production possibilities at Faucet Media Arts Centre.

A Handmade Assembly
October 17, 2018 - October 20, 2018

A Handmade Assembly is a community event that brings together artists, curators, and others from the region and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions and share in a common thread, the handmade. A Handmade Assembly is organized collaboratively by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre with the support of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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Marc Bell
October 25, 2018 - December 4, 2018

Marc Bell has befuddled and bemused his readers for over twenty years. He is the author of Stroppy, Hot Potatoe [sic], Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends and is a co-founder of The All-Star Schnauzer BandHis comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He has also shown his artwork in galleries all over the world. He appeared in Sackville, NB during the Spring of 2015 to distribute some jam (for FREE) but there were not many takers (if any). He sometimes updates his old blog marcbelldept.blogspot.comHe has an instagram account but doesn’t use it.

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36th Annual Holiday Members’ Show
December 7, 2018 - January 12, 2015

Please join us at the opening reception on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 PM, to view the work of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre members from near and far. There will be a holiday card-making activity for kids, music, and festive goodies. All are welcome.

Colleen Collins
January 20, 2019 - February 23, 2019

I am a Nova Scotia-based interdisciplinary artist. My work centers on temporality, presumptions of sentience, subversion, rhythm, geographies, architectures, the ouroboric and the polyglottic. I’ve studied fine and conceptual art at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in New Zealand; I’ve studied English at the University of New Brunswick. I’ve studied music through the Royal Conservatory, and in dark bars across lands for years as half of my band Construction & Destruction. I live with animals, regret, appetite, gratitude, and my partner Dave.
– Colleen/Coco Collins

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Lou Sheppard
May 12, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Lou Sheppard is a Canadian artist working in performance and installation practices. Of settler ancestry, Sheppard was raised on unceded Mi’Kmaq territory, and currently lives in K’jiputuk/Halifax. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, their work has been exhibited both in Canada and internationally, and was included in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial. In 2017 Sheppard was selected for the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award by the Hnatyshyn Foundation to complete a program that composes music based on concentrations of sea ice. In 2018 Sheppard will be a guest artist at the University of Huston, a speaker at the The Antarctic Vision Club at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and will complete a cross Canada speaking tour as part of the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award. They were recently artist-in-residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will complete a residency and exhibition with the khyber, and at the Doris McCarthy AIR in Toronto in Spring/Summer 2018.

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Amy Siegel
August 11, 2019 - September 14, 2019

As an artist, educator, and documentarian, I am driven to foster work that combines and confounds notions of activism, art production and audience experience. My interdisciplinary practice spans video, installation, socially-engaged art and performance. I hold an MFA in Documentary Media and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development. I live, play, dream and work in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

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Jon Sasaki
September 22, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Jon Sasaki is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice brings performance, video, object and installation into a framework where expectation and outcome never align, generating a simultaneous sense of pathos and levity. His work employs reason-based approaches reminiscent of conceptual art while investigating romantic subjects; in this juxtaposition, Sasaki creates humorous, self-exhaustive systems caught in cycles of trial and error.

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