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.

Wilda Kaiser

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

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.

Rob Carter

Rob has deep local roots in the area where he and Beverley live in a restored 1910 family home overlooking Philips Harbour and Chedabucto Bay.

Julie Anne Fox

My first love in art making has always been landscape and still life. While I visited Nova Scotia frequently over the years, I moved to Guysborough permanently in 2018.

Renee Sagebear

During the COVID pandemic, I decided to write a book, which is now available through most online platforms.

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.

Moni Duersch

The diverse range in my artistic style, my drive and yearning for new techniques, experimentation, and self-challenge leaves every artwork a special and unique piece to connect with.

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.

Pat Steger

A couple of years ago, Pat Steger was introduced to polymer clay and was hooked. plymer clay is probably one of the most versitile mediums to work with. in its raw state it can be painted, dyed, embossed, stamped, molded, blended together, stenciled, silk screen and much more.

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.

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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Moni Duersch paints what is dear to her heart. Almost autobiographical."Homeward bound through stormy sea" 2023, Acrylic on Canvas 12x16 . Life is like the ocean. Beautiful and intriguing but also sometimes rough and scary. There are beacons that lead us home to safe harbor and calmer places, where we can rest. ... See MoreSee Less
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