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"William's Playground", by Anne Weeks. Photography 12"x12".

January 2022 Edition
Letter from the President


Dear Newsletter Subscribers and Lunenburg Art Gallery Society Members


As we embark on a new year let me take a moment of your time to reflect on the year that was, 2021. For society as a whole it didn’t end the way we had hoped with Covid in the rear view mirror. However, undaunted, we will hope for better days to come in 2022.


The Lunenburg Art Gallery Society nevertheless had a very good year in spite of our restrictions, including being closed through May and most of June. We began the year with our always popular Schools Exhibition showing the work of talented students from three local schools. April featured the Mahone Bay Printmakers and the Ottawa-Gatineau Print Connective in a collaborative show alongside works by our members. Our reopening in June celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Bluenose with members contributing works on a Bluenose theme. This show was featured in a video film about the Bluenose 100 Celebrations and included interviews with some of our member artists. August saw the first annual Lunenburg Art Festival on the waterfront the weekend of the 7th and 8th. It was well received by participants and buyers alike and great fun to be in the heart of all the action on the Fisheries Museum Wharf with the Bluenose backing us up.The rest of the season went without a hitch wrapping up at the end of October and generating substantial sales for our member artists. Our newly minted Small Stuff display offered work by four artisans, Rick Silas, Charles Weiss, Marla Benton and Liza Hageraats. All in all it was a year to be proud of.

2022 is in the planning stages. It’s a big year for us as it’s our 50th anniversary! It all began in 1972 with the donation of a body of work by the late esteemed Lunenburg artist, Earl Bailly. This year we will be mounting a show of his work as part of our birthday celebrations. We are compiling a history and would welcome any stories, photos or memorabilia of our fifty years in operation here in Lunenburg. Please contact Marilyn Congdon at if you have anything to share.

Our Annual General Meeting is slated for February 27th and will be held via Zoom once again. It’s open to all paid up members so I urge you to renew your membership before then so we can welcome you to the meeting.

Wendy Muise

Members Showcase
In mid December, four local artists, printmakers, Annika Groebner and Vanessa McKiel and photographers, James Gray and Anne Weeks held a very successful art show and sale at the Lunenburg Art Gallery.

The show was an idea discussed over coffee a few months ago. The work was a diverse collection capturing the beauty, simplicity and
imagery of the wild things around us.

More than 100 people visited the show over the sunny and often stormy four day run. All Covid protocols were followed.

Stories were shared, positive and encouraging feedback was received, and many pieces of art work found new homes locally, nationally and internationally.

A special take away treat of Nanaimo Bars were made available thanks to Vanessa!

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to drop by the Gallery and view the show and make a purchase.

We are also grateful to the Board of the Lunenburg Art Gallery for making the space available for rentals during the off season.
LAGS Gallery Rental Opportunities!

From Secretary Les French

With only 4 days booked during Jan & Feb, there are lots of great opportunities for you. You can check availability on our website at

If you’re interested in booking, send me an email with the dates you’d like - I’ll hold the dates for 48 hours, giving you time to submit your rental application and get your fee paid, to secure your booking.

The rental application is on our website. It’s a fillable PDF file which can be completed online - on most devices - and emailed back to me at secretary@lunenburgartsociety.caIf that doesn’t work on your device, just print the form, complete it and scan it back to me - or take a photo of it on your device and send it to me. It doesn’t have to be pretty - just legible - and i don’t need the original form. 

Good luck for your every success!

Quartet Gallery is considering applicants who wish to join their well established presence at 148 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg. The position would be full time for the 2022 season and would entail sitting in the Gallery every fourth day during weekend hours in April/May, and similarly every fourth day during seven days a week from June to October.

Rent is reasonable and no commission is required on sales. Priority will be given to those artists specializing in one of the following: printmaking, photography, abstract art or watercolours. 

Interested applicants please contact Colleen Galloway at by 28 January, 2022.

New for LAGS in 2022

Sale of Notecards and Unframed Works!
There will be two new areas in the gallery this year for the sale of notecards and unframed works.
Interested members should email Vanessa & Jane at by February 15th.
More to come!
Interested members should email:
Vanessa & Jane at
before February 15th, 2022.

More details to come!

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. You will benefit from gallery rental opportunities during off-season, be eligible to participate at the AGM in February and 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!

Memberships are available here!

Membership Benefits
Printer’s Corner 
(2064 Hwy 324, Blockhouse, NS B0J 1E0)
Printer’s Corner Blockhouse will contribute 10% from art supply purchases made by LAGS members as a year end donation to the Lunenburg Art Gallery.

Eastern Office Supplies
(136 Logan Road Bridgewater, NS)
At Eastern Office Supplies, we have recently expanded our art supply stock! And we are offering 15% discount to LAGS members on their art supply purchase. So do come in and check out our expanded supply and enjoy your customer discount!

1546 Barrington St, Halifax, NS)
Offers a discount for our members!
DeSerres, a popular choice in arts, crafts, and DIY hobby supplies, is offering our members a 10% discount off of regularly priced merchandise when you have a valid Creative Club membership! 

In order for members to take advantage of the discount, you simply have to present your Lunenburg Art Gallery Society membership card when purchasing and sign up as a member of the DeSerres Creative Club.

With the Creative Club membership, you’ll also be collecting points that can be redeemed on future purchases. Every dollar spent on anything in store (before taxes) is equal to one point, and once you have accumulated 250 points, you’ll have $5 to spend in store.
Loonies & Toonies
203 Lincoln St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0)
Show your card at our favourite dollar store in Lunenburg and they will give a 10% discount on all art supplies.
Wonderful incentives for appreciating art in Lunenburg!

Membership does have privileges!
Drawing The Nude - Drawing Class
Looking to loosen up your drawing? Or better connect your hand to your eye? Or maybe you're just interested in drawing the nude...

Join local artist and Concordia University graduate, Chanelle Jefferson for a weekly drawing class, at the Lunenburg Art Gallery. Each week you will practice and develop a variety of techniques - gesture, contour, modelled form drawing and more!

January 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th - (6:30-8:30)
Your investment: $110.00

Materials list provided
Intermediate experience and up
Sign up -

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