Welcome to ArtWorks East

ArtWorks East (AWE) is an association of 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.

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.

Kas Stone

My life is shaped, my spirit is sustained, and my artwork is inspired by the wild moody landscapes around my home. I see beauty in scenery that many people dismiss as bleak: a windswept barrens, a foggy beach, a granite headland, a snowy field, a bog.

Wilda Kaiser

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

Kenny Boudreau

Hardwood is the best for carving: maple, birch and spruce. I like straight grain on a wood. You have to carve with the grain. Some twisty wood can be used if I see something in it.

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.

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.

Lee Leonard

I have been a painter in oils for 50 years, although I sometimes work in acrylics or watercolors. I have also been a printmaker for 15 years working mostly with monoprints.

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.

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

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.

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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Such evocative work by Moni Duersch.The Barrens NS, Acrylic on Canvas 2021 inspired by a photograph from Robby Duersch. ... See MoreSee Less
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