Welcome to ArtWorks East

ArtWorks East (AWE) is an association of visual artists and crafters who live in Guysborough County. Our non-profit corporation began in 2019 and is listed with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks. We welcome local artisans of all ages and levels of experience as well as those who want to support the visual arts in our area.

Renee Sagebear

Even work on small paintings can take days, (working little by little), I notice myself feeling almost afraid as I begin, but then, once the pristine canvas is tackled, it’s full steam ahead.

Justina Dollard

Illustration is a principle practice that begins most of my work, but I experiment with many mediums depending on what forms and concepts I express. I have created a wide range of works.

Ruth Fraser Gillie

I make wire and bead jewelry and other interesting items. I use all kinds of materials – wherever something pops up that speaks to me – including fish scales, cabochons (a gem polished but not faceted), and of course beads.

Fallon Conway-Boyd

The scenes that inspire me on the ocean are the ones I get to capture through my lens and share with the world. The sea is a mix of excitement and fear that excites and motivates me to do what I do. I find myself constantly running the shore, either by foot or boat, seizing these moments.

Joanna Miller

Joanna works mainly in oil and watercolour, and draws inspiration from the beauty and peace of the natural world. Through her paintings, Joanna seeks to capture the honest and simple character of the places she paints.

Bernie Steger

10 years ago, Bernie became interested in Silversmithing after he spent a week watching a Amaster Silversmith in Mexico(who spoke no english). He then took up the crafts and self taught himself most of the techniques he uses today in Silversmithing.

Wilda Kaiser

My artistic vision is influenced by the wild natural landscape of the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.

Andrea Pottyondy

Art is my Truth, Art is a Healer, Art Makes Us Human
That’s the motto that Andrea lives by when creating works of art. She’s an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life, transforming ephemera and found objects into a new narrative.

Jenny Coolen

Jenny is a landscape watercolour artist. She finds inspiration in the beautiful seasons of Nova Scotia. She also enjoys painting commissions for her clients with subject matter such as cherished landscapes and bodies of water, old homesteads and beloved family pets. Her work is based on feeling. The deliberate loose movement begs the viewer to lean into the emotion of her work.

Sandy Winter

My love of working in inks probably stems from my practical background in printing. It is such a defining medium, like ying and yang; it gives me balance.

Our Vision

Our vision is a community where the skills and related products of the visual arts and crafts are appreciated, shared, taught, promoted, and purchased by residents and visitors, both young and old.

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Today! Saturday 12/3 at the Chedabucto Lifestyle Complex, 1-4 p.m. See you there!Having fun, playing with watercolor and creating some Christmas card paintings, for the Market in Guysborough this Saturday. Hope to see you all there ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
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