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“I Came So Far for Beauty”, Photography on Canvas by James Gray
September 2021 Edition 
October 2021 All Members Show - Year End!
Our September show is coming to an end!

Thanks again members for your valued participation and volunteer gallery sitting hours this month!  

For those of you intending to participate in the October 2021 Show: 


( BEFORE Saturday, September 25. This adds you and your artwork to the master sales list and creates the label for the wall. Please make sure your information is correct - every time we have to make changes to the inventory it uses volunteer hours (and paper).

INTAKE/OUTTAKE DAYS: Sunday, September 26 and Monday, September 27, 1pm till 4pm both days. This is a shorter window so if you can't make it either day please let us know to make other arrangements. This month's showcase may include ONE piece per artist, no size restriction. Please don't forget your mask. If you have business cards or postcards, you may bring in 10-20 for us to have on hand. We will keep them behind the counter for visitors who ask.

Even if you are not bringing a piece in for the October show, please pick up your previous artwork on these days. We have about 10 pieces in the back room from previous shows! 

GALLERY ATTENDANTS: We LOVE it when you sit the gallery, we genuinely couldn't survive without your help. There are still a few open days in October, sign up here if you can: 
( Sit alone, with another attendant or split the day into 2.5 hour shifts (add a comment with your preference when you sign up). 

If you are a first-time attendant, an experienced volunteer will meet you at the gallery and stay until you feel comfortable on your own. New attendants AND experienced volunteers can click here to read the instructions (where the lights are, how to process a sale etc):

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email at

Hope to see you on September 26th! 
September Small Stuff showcases Marla Benton's ceramic pieces made of stoneware and porcelain clay and are colourful, humorous, and playful.  A must see is her three dimensional sculpture of tbe Lunenburg Academy complete with a separate Lunenburg Library drawer with its own books, with titles by local authors, and a LAMP drawer with its own sheet music and musical instruments.

They are now on display in the Lunenburg Art Gallery Small Stuff exhibit until Saturday, September 25th.

Only a few days left to see this wonderful collection of Marla’s work!
Did you know that the origins of the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society go back to 1972? That’s right, and that means we will need your help!

If you have information, photos, experiences, or memorabilia (or all of the above!) relating to the past 50 years of LAGS that you would be willing to share (or loan), we would appreciate hearing from you as we plan how to celebrate our past as well as plan for our future.  

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LAGS 2022 memberships, new and renewals, are on sale now! Why wait for spring? When you purchase your membership now, you will be paid up until 31/12/2022, benefit gallery rental opportunities during off-season, participate at the AGM in February and participate in any winter gallery events that may take place. And the best part…you will be ready to participate in the All Members Shows starting spring 2022!

Early bird memberships are available here!

Celebrating Earl Bailly 

As mentioned in the previous Newsletter, 2022 will mark fifty years since the events which led to formation of the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society, when we became stewards of donated Earl Bailly art works.

The Earl Bailly Art Collection Committee is now working to celebrate this anniversary. We welcome others to join us. Here are some things we’re doing or considering:

1. Curating an Exhibit in the gallery of selected Bailly works during June and July, 2022.

2. Inventory of all artworks owned outright by LAGS and jointly with the Town of Lunenburg.

3. Preparing a catalogue to facilitate exhibits and recording of the location of every piece.

4. Collecting and cataloguing articles and artifacts to assist in sharing the Bailly story.

5. Exploring other locations for future Bailly exhibits within Lunenburg and beyond.

6. Selecting images for reproduction and arranging for same.

7. Attempting a chronology of the works in the Collection.

8. Appraising the works.

Will you join us? Whether you bring specific skills, or an interest in helping to promote this valuable piece of LAGS and Lunenburg history, we’ll welcome you.  Please contact Jan Hull,

LAGS Off-Season Gallery Rentals Available!

From Secretary, Les French

One of our valuable membership benefits is the chance to rent our spectacular Gallery in the off-season: Members pay a very reasonable rental fee and then retain 100% of their sale proceeds.

This opportunity seems to be coming on the radar for our members, with a rash of bookings confirmed this past week.

Still available right now are Nov 1-28 / Dec 13-15 / Jan 3-31 / Feb 1-28
The rental application is on our
website and is a fillable PDF file which can be completed online - on most devices - and emailed back to me at If that doesn't work on your device, just print the form, complete it, and scan it back - or send me a photo of it from your phone. It doesn't have to be pretty - just legible – and I don’t need the original form.

We want to give all Members a fair chance. If you're interested in booking, send me an email with the dates you'd like - If they’re available, I'll hold the dates for 48 hours, giving you time to submit your rental application and get your fee paid, when your booking will be confirmed.

The rental fee e-transfer address is (the same as for membership dues) and is shown on the rental form.
 If you're unable to send an e-transfer, we'll do our best to work something out. I plan to keep a cancellation list, so if your preferred rental date is already gone, just let me know, and I’ll put you on my list. You might still “luck out”.

And remember, our rental program is good for the Gallery too. Even though we usually have only an 8- month exhibition season, we have 12 months of expenses – a perennial operating challenge! Rental fees help us keep the doors open!

Good luck for your every success in this upcoming rental season!

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