October 19

Introducing our Artists of White Point Showcase for Nov. 16/14

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on October 19th, 2014

Artists of WP Show Nov 16After the amazing inaugural show in 2013 as part of our Anniversary Weekend, it was decided the Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale would become an annual event. We are proud to surround ourselves and welcome guests to explore the work of so many local and talented artists who make our Main Lodge and Guestrooms feel so warm and welcoming. Growing from 24 artists last year, the 2014 show welcomes more than 30 and promises to tempt, entertain and intrigue you!

Mark your calendars for our
2nd Annual Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale
Sunday Nov. 16, 10am – 4pm.
No admission fee, all welcome…our walls will come to life before your eyes!
Chef will have a Festive Lunch menu in case you want to join us too.

Thanks in advance for helping us support our local artists, and for sharing the information with your friends and family – see you there, it’s all a part of our 2nd Anniversary & 86th Birthday Weekend celebrations!

Here’s who you can expect to meet & mingle with at the show this year:

Roger Savage – Savage Studios
Inspired to capture the “light and shadow of Nature”, where weather conditions change in seconds, he discovered that watercolour and paper were the best media from which to form his images. What better place than Nova Scotia and especially the ever changing shorelines of White Point Beach to capture nature. You can find many local White Point scenes in Roger’s work as he makes South Queens his home.
611 Shore Rd., RR1 Liverpool, NS


 Craig Nauglerrogersavage@eastlink.ca

Craig Naugler, Folk Artist
Craig Naugler has been carving since he was 19. He is most known for his carved owls and masks. He designs, creates and paints all his work from start to finish. He also carves, people, birds and other animals. His works sells across Canada and the US. As you look around our Main Lodge – when you see a spotted owl, you know it’s Crag’s work….we’re in love with these creations!
119 Hirtle Rd., Middlewood, NS

Julie Nauss – Imaginations Creations Jewelry Plus
Our Bunny Glass pendants have been very popular since Julie began creating them for us! Julie is a beach comber and makes one of a kind creations, using the materials she finds on the shores of Nova Scotia. She specializes in sea glass jewelry, but also uses driftwood, shells, sand dollars, and gemstones in her creations. Nature, especially the ocean, is her inspiration behind her work.

Laurie and Maggie Horton – Sticks & Stones Folk Art
Laurie & Maggie comb the beaches and the woods finding birds, fish and other creatures along the way. Their work is a team effort. ­ Laurie carves the likeness and Maggie does the finishing paint work. Their work is whimsical and fun and it is a favourite of White Point and our guests.

Penny Lane Enterprises
P.L.E offers a life- skill and social development program under a “person centred” philosophy. PLE offers a pre vocational training component and vocational training with various cottage industries offering opportunity to learn on the job skills. PLE clients produce a number of wood and tin products for commercial sale.
 Joe Winterswww.facebook.com/PennyLaneEnterprises

Joe Winters – Folk Artist
Joe has sold his work all over the world. He is known for his carved little people and these can be seen around the White Point Main Lodge. His passion is 3d art which he creates from lathes.



Sheila Porter – Little Arrow’s Porcupine Quill Jewelry – Mi’kmaq Artisan
Sheila handmakes her jewelry using materials in the “natural” state, such as porcupine quills, leather and antlers (deer/moose). To give it color I use semi precious stones, glass beads or swarovski crystals.

Tessa Dixon – Down Home Living
Down Home Living is a “creative” home décor store in Lunenburg that specializes in locally crafted accessories inspired by the sea. We also design and craft our own line of colorful home accents like the striped fish sticks, sand dollar wall squares and starfish tissue box covers that are displayed throughout White Point. Open year round.
175 Lincoln St., Lunenburg, NS

Cyril Moores – Mi’kmaq Basket Weaver
Cyril is a Mi’Kmaq artist who hand crafts many different varieties and sizes of baskets using different varieties of wood and grass. He’s well known in these parts and his baskets don’t last long in our Gift Shop!

Stephen Weaver – Upcycle Art
Stephen collects all things washed up on the shores of Queens County and create nautical themed art. He makes buoys, sun catchers and decorative pieces using rope and wood from old lobster traps in much of his work. He upcycles old glassware, by creating nautical and sea themed etchings on the glass.

FFrances Jewel Dicksonrances Jewel Dickson – Author
Frances is the Author of Destination White Point, a factual recount of the history of White Point Beach Resort. The book reaches far beyond White Point into the tourism industry of Nova Scotia. Destination White Point is Frances’ third book.

Lunenburg Makery
We’re delighted to have the creators of our ‘Bunny Kit’ join us again this year. The Lunenburg Makery in Lunenburg is a place for learning, making and gathering around craft. They are a multi­purpose craft space including sewing facilities, a library and reading area, a retail space and studios offering workshops and courses as well as drop­-in projects, sew­by­the­hour, evening craft circles, and studio space.
228 Lincoln St., Old Town, Lunenburg, NS

Tamar Drushka & John Hanna – The Philosopher’s Stone
The original stone vessels of Nova Scotia. We have worked with the ancient glacial  stones of the region since 1993 to create a unique and timeless art from our home in Rosebud, NS. The quality of our finishing process is the hallmark of our work.
1605 Stanburne Rd., Rosebud, NS

Leslie Snidal & Ed Saikaley – Cherry Hill Studio
Look closely at the fireplace in the Founder’s Lounge – there are features carved into some stone – thanks to Ed! Ed and Leslie collaborate to create unique images in etched opalescent stained glass. Ed has taken  the art of stained glass to a new level with a sandblasting technique used to sculpt the various  images and expose the hidden colours beneath the surface of the glass. Leslie then turns them into wall art by framing them to best bring out the colours and textures. They live in an 18th century home on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and together they bring an artistic sensibility to their everyday life that is evident in their work.
8001 Route 331, Cherry Hill, Lunenburg, NS

LLibby Broadbent, Midlife Macheibby Broadbent – Mid Life Mache
MidLife Mache produces sculptures made from traditional paper mache materials. We specialize in fishermen, cats, holiday sculptures and mermaids, but also do commissioned work for personalized sculptures. MidLife Mache is also the publishing imprint for indie author, Libby Broadbent.

Mary Ediger – Saltwater Angels
Teacher, writer, kayaker and now eastcoaster, Mary moved from the west coast to be closer to family and live by the ocean. Her passion for sea glass developed into a small business, Saltwater Angels – She makes and sell sea glass angels in the four Atlantic provinces . I am sure from the the White Point Gift Shop, Mary’s Saltwater Angels end up all over the world as they are a popular item with WP guests.

Kim Stephenson – Sweater Mittens Crafter
Kim grew up making crafts with her sisters and mother. Kim always found sewing, knitting and rug hooking a very pleasurable past time. Her love of crafts and finding beautiful wool sweaters found at thrift stores lead to mittens. She loves repurposing unwanted clothing in to warm mittens that are fun to wear.

Pat Manthorne – Midnight Cactus
Stirling Silver & semi precious stones are what Pat Manthorne uses to make her Midnight Cactus range of jewelry. It is named Midnight Cactus after the plant which blooms late at night once a year. Like the cactus, Pat’s inspiration also comes late at night.

Grace Keating – Gpurrs and Kempt Lake Gallery
Grace came to settle in Queens County about 5 years ago from Vancouver where she was a costume designer for movies and TV. While she still does this work when available in NS she has but her seamstress skills to work for WP creating the White Point Bunny. Together with her partner, writer David Wiseman, they have created
Kempt Lake Gallery, featuring work from many local artists.

Vernon Oickle – Author
Vernon Oickle was born in Liverpool, where he worked for thirteen years at his hometown newspaper, the Advance. He has won many regional, national, and international awards for writing and photography. In 2009, the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors based in Missouri chose him as one of the top twelve
editorial writers among their worldwide membership. Today, he is the editor of the award-winning newspaper The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin. The father of two, he continues to reside in Liverpool with his family.

Matthew Carver – Unbridled Studio
The micro business of a young man ion the Autism Spectrum. Unbridled allows purposeful endeavour, advanced vocational skills, provided financial reward and manage many aspects of a small business. Products consist of book beads, bath salts, foot soaks, as well as unique paper fibre logs.

Janet Tanner – Artist
Janet Tanner, is an artist from the South Shore. She has a studio at 88 Front Centre just 7 minutes outside of Historic Lunenburg. I use pencil, Ink, Charcoal, acrylics, and chalk in my work. I enjoy doing whimsical, realism and a little steampunk and Goth for good measure. I paint original paintings and produce prints , cards and some jewelry from them.
88 Front Centre. Lunenburg, NS

Cathie Pincombe – Lighthouse Society
Lighthouses are very special to Queens County. We have 6 in total and the Lighthouse Society diligently fundraises to save and maintain the Spectacle Island Lighthouse and the Medway Head Lighthouse through annual art shows and calendar sales.

Connie Smith – Mermaid Money
Connie Smith combs the local beaches of Queens County in search of Sand Dollars (Mermaid Money). Connie creates wonderful earrings and necklaces in all sizes of sand dollars. Finished and glazed so that you can proudly wear this delicate sea creature.

Peggy Whynot – Peggy’s Crafts
Peggy has been sewing crafts for about 25 years. My products consist of place mats, oven mitts and aprons which are her biggest sellers. She also produces Childrens aprons and oven mitts. These are all in many different fabrics, but she features, nautical theme and tartans. She attends craft shows all over NS from Halifax to the Yarmouth and the Valley selling her crafts. Her work has been juried successfully. She also runs an annual craft fair in Liverpool, called Peggy’s Craft Fair in it’s 2nd year.

Ed Benham and our Paddles he's carvedEdwin Benham – Mi’Kmaq Artist
Mostly self-taught woodcarver. Carving since 1991. Ed is Mi’kmaq artist from Acadia First Nation. While his work consists of unique woodcarvings, crooked-knives and gift items, it’s our pair of hand-carved custom paddles that we had him create for us that now hang and are appreciated in our Main Lodge.

Marg Millard, Painter
White Point artist, Marg Millard’s painting focuses on capturing the light as it plays with nature; especially as it chases over the sea, providing her a satisfaction (and sometimes a frustration) unequaled by anything else.

Liam Tayler – Haskapa Haskap Products
It is not often that a new berry comes along with the potential of the Haskap berry. The berry’s health heritage and high value niche in Japan suggests that it has a significant commercial future outside Japan. We have selected and brought together the top plant varieties under the haskapa brand name and created the first Haskap products outside Asia.

Deb's Felted Bunnies are very popular!Deb Taylor – Sea People Art
Deb Taylor has been a multi medium artist since 1978, doing Craft Shows throughout the Martimes for years. Painting on old discarded fishing boat pieces and canvas. Today needle felting has become her new passion, creating pets, people and whimsical characters. Feel the love in her work with your smile and taste the sea in her paintings.
142 Payzant Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Lisa Wickens – Simply Country Decor
Lisa Wickens lives on Cape Sable Island at the Southern tip of Nova Scotia. She is a self taught rug hooker who operates a small home decorating business. She uses only 100% wool products from local sources for her works. Most are designed and hand drawn by her husband Quent Wickens making hers a truly family business.
PO Box 691, Northeast Pt. Shelburne County, NS

Laurie & Janet Clattenburg – CHISLE AND BRUSH ARTISANS
Laurie and Janet are very creative local artists, carving ornaments and figures to walking sticks. Janet works with many painting media also….and Laurie has been recycling silplate flatware into wonderful rings and bracelets.

Bruce L. Smith – Carver
Wood carvings of marine and nautical forms – including sea shells, lobster claws, shore bird and duck decoys, and fish. The primary wood used is sugar pine – with butternut, mahogany, Spanish cedar, quarter-sawn drift beech and Ontario black cherry used on occasion. Birds are mounted on drift-wood bases. Pieces may include materials such as: sea glass, driftwood, coral and leather. Bruce is a South-Shore Nova Scotia artisan who has been carving for over 25 years.

Mike Bienstock – Medway Candle
Inspired by a growing understanding and a respectful awe of the honeybee, Mike Bienstock started Medway Candle from a desire to create simple and beautiful products that support the environment and embrace green living. We only use 100% Beeswax in our candles. We use all cotton wicks for our tapers and pillars, and high temperature paper wicks in our tea-lights and votives.







September 19

Fall Meetings at White Point are Special!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on September 19th, 2014

Fall Meetings are special at White Point



August 25

Hey Maine, USA…let your Nova Scotia Ferry-Tale begin!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on August 25th, 2014

This Fall, we’re inviting our neighbours in Maine, USA to sail over onboard the Nova Star to embark on your very own Ferry-tale here in Nova Scotia.
Just 90 minutes from your port of arrival, Yarmouth, travelling along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, you’ll find a treasure of spectacular white sand beaches, the Atlantic Ocean at its ‘surfiest’ and warmest of the entire year.
Write your own ferry-tale ending here in Nova Scotia!

The following was published in the Aug. 24th edition of Explore Maine mag.

August 24

Here and There….a poem inspired by a pic, from White Pointers

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on August 24th, 2014

Having shared this picture on our Facebook Page on Sun. Aug. 24th inviting White Pointers to help express in words what it inspires, we hoped we’d generate some replies.

What we didn’t expect was this beautiful poem from Cindy Titus….Here and There

Here is a home child
There has far to go
Here will study what around him lies
There will travel high and low
Here delights in sand and mud
The things beneath his feet
There has places he must see
And people he must meet
Though life will take them many ways
To live, love, learn and teach
They’ll always come back here to play
On Nova Scotia’s White Point Beach

Thank you Kevin for this amazing shot of your sons Ethan (6 yrs) and Zachery (4.5 years) here at White Point Beach Resort earlier this month.

Here and There

August 19

Fall – it’s a happiness harevest here at White Point!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on August 19th, 2014

White Point Fall Escapes

July 25

White Point serves ‘Taste of Nova Scotia’ Dining Experiences…year-round

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on July 25th, 2014

By Vernon Oickle, Summer 2014

Sommelier Dan Tanner & Executive Chef Alan Crosby, White Point Beach Resort
You eat with your eyes first.

So says Dan Tanner, Food and Beverage Manager and Sommelier at White Point Beach Resort.

“If something appears appetizing then you’ll want to taste it and so it’s important that the first taste be the best possible, no matter if it’s an appetizer, entree or wine,” he says, glancing out the row of large windows in the Founder’s Lounge that overlook the Atlantic Ocean as it rushes to meet the sandy shore. “Our guests are our top priority.”

That’s the philosophy that permeates the resort’s entire food and beverage offerings, underscoring the resort’s commitment to being a Taste of Nova Scotia partner.

Chef Alan Crosby echoes that philosophy, stressing that providing the best dining experience is their ultimate goal. With the emphasis on quality, the menus burst with unique and savoury experiences that change with the seasons.

“Something has to look good first … the dish has to excite the senses before it even gets to the taste buds in your mouth,” he explains. “If it looks good then the diner anticipates the bite.”

Alan’s philosophy on food preparation reflects his years of experience in the industry, but he admits his journey to White Point required him to travel many roads before reaching his final destination. Originally from Liverpool, he graduated from Mount Allison in 1987 with a BA in English and Theatre.

However, upon graduation from university he immediately realized his heart belonged elsewhere and at that point decided to pursue his life-long obsession with food. His real interest had always been cooking so in 1989 he entered the Culinary Institute of Canada located in Charlottetown and graduated in 1991.

“Before then,” he laughs, “I had never worked in food service and had no idea what I was getting into, but I loved it once I got there and, in fact, I even worked at the Institute on the weekends while I was studying there.”

He started his actual culinary career as a prep chef at The Church in Stratford, Ontario, which was a converted church that offered a high-end menu. “It was an extremely busy old-school restaurant. I worked on the vegetable corner where I had to prepare all the ingredients for the vegetable side dishes and soups. It was hectic, but I learned a lot and it was a good jumping off point for my culinary career.”

Although he worked for several years at the Hotel Vancouver, one of the most prestigious hotels in Canada, he longed to return to Nova Scotia. So in 1997 he took the position of executive chef at the Delta Barrington in Halifax. In 2003, he returned to Liverpool where he joined White Point as the executive chef.

As an experienced chef, Alan believes that in order to offer a well-rounded menu, it is important to know every section of the kitchen. “I like it all, but I admit I don’t consider myself a pastry chef. Making good pastry is very precise work and not everyone can do it well. It has never been one of my favourite things to do, but I love making fresh bread.” He notes that all their bread and desserts are made in house.

Alan describes the menu at White Point as an eclectic mix of casual elegance in which the customers exhibit a varied range of tastes, but where a high level of quality is the ongoing benchmark.

Dining options are numerous, he says, noting that they offer a gluten free menu and vegetarian options. The popular dinner buffet that features a selection of meats and salmon, as well as a variety of salads and vegetables continues to be a favourite choice for diners.

Alan’s favourites on the menu include the brown sugar and smoked paprika salmon served with roasted pineapple salsa, and the crab cakes with lime tartar sauce. The biggest seller is steak frites, which is a 10 oz. strip loin cut with steak fries and crimini mushrooms.

“And of course,” he quickly points out, “we have lobster when it’s in season as well as haddock and scallops. Our menu is created in collaboration with the entire staff and our objective is to create food that appeals to every taste.”

When it comes to desserts, Alan’s favourite is bread pudding. “I loved bread pudding as a child, so that will always be on the menu as long as I’m here,” he smiles. “Our bread pudding, which is made in house, is served with amaretto ice cream and it’s amazing.”

“Our philosophy is simple — quality first and give the customers what they want,” he says. “We’re always trying to find something new that customers like while paying homage to the traditions that people expect here in Nova Scotia.”

In an effort to maintain the resort’s commitment to the Taste of Nova Scotia, products are sourced locally whenever possible including pork, ham, bacon and sausage, which are purchased from Meadowbrook Meats in Berwick, while the beef for their burgers comes from PEI. Items like Solomon Gundy come from Mersey Point Fish and mussels from Ship Harbour.

“As a Nova Scotia restaurant our priority is to put Nova Scotia products first, but when they aren’t available in the province, then we try to shop as close to home as possible,” Alan says.

Dan emphasizes they make the same commitment to their beverage menu and wine list.

“We make every effort to use local products. Wines produced in Nova Scotia work well with the foods on our menu, so it makes the perfect and natural pairing. We especially make every effort to highlight what works with local dishes.”

As the resident Sommelier, Dan is trained in all aspects of wine service and pays special attention to wine and food pairing. In fine dining today the role is strategically on a par with that of the executive chef.

From Lunenburg, Dan began his career at White Point Beach Resort in 2000 upon completing his studies in Hospitality Services and Culinary Arts Program at Nova Scotia Community College in Bridgewater.

One of the qualities Dan appreciates about White Point is the resort’s commitment to local products. “Wine making in Nova Scotia is a growing industry especially the white wines. That’s because of the various climates and the soil types in the region. The grapes are lower in sugar levels and the fresh wines are complex. They pair up very nicely with our food menu.”

But, he adds it’s not only the local wineries they support. White Point also serves locally produced beer such as Hell Bay in Liverpool and Boxing Rock in Shelburne as well as rum, vodka and liquor from Ironworks Distillery produced in Lunenburg. They also incorporate local products like VanDyke’s blueberry juice and Sledding Hill Lavendar in their cocktails.

“People are looking for something different and hyper local. Our partnerships with local suppliers enable us to show off our products. We’re proud of the selection we offer,” he says. “For us, it’s important that we make partnerships with the local producers as we want our guests — both from Nova Scotia and afar — to enjoy the best taste experience from the province.”

But Dan’s expertise isn’t limited to local sources and products. In fact, in recent years he has travelled to Spain, Chili, Argentina and South Africa to learn more about the wine and food cultures in those countries. Earlier this summer, he went to Italy on a learning excursion and will travel to Germany in November on a wine tour.

“As the wine Sommelier, I enjoy learning about wines from around the world and how they compare to our Nova Scotia wines. Sharing this with our guests and enhancing their dining experience here at White Point is great,” he says, adding that the idea of these excursions is “to learn about the wine and food in other cultures and to bring it back to White Point so that our guests can enjoy the best food and beverage experiences possible.”

Guests at White Point have unique experiences with Dan and Alan too. Both offer interactive and engaging programming meant to break down barriers, debunk myths and educate folks in a variety of ways.

Dan hosts “Off the Vine Wine Tastings,” a two hour sampling and learning session about wines. He also brings in craft beer producers to introduce their own products and enable guests to get to know them and their techniques giving access to these “rock stars” in their own right.

For his part, Alan hosts “Chef’s Culinary Classes,” a two-hour session in which participants learn to create amazing dishes with Nova Scotian items and ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Special guest presenters often accompany him during these presentations. And yes, there is sampling.

These events are often brought together in Culinary Weekends starting with an Off the Vine Tasting in the afternoon, featuring a Nova Scotian winemaker, and culminating with a chef created and presented four-course wine paired dinner featuring a Nova Scotia menu.

Of course, every dining experience at White Point is enhanced by the stunning ocean views from Elliot’s Dining Room and the Founder’s Lounge year round, and in summer on the decks.

Check out our menu’s and dining experiences on whitepoint.com!

July 18

Summer Menu is Sizzling – take a peek at some NEW features

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on July 18th, 2014

Creme Brulee Trio Blue Crab Cakes Pizza Lobster Roll

Served Oceanside on the deck….or in Elliot’s fireside


Pear and Proscuitto Flatbread Pizza, aged white cheddar, baby arugula and red onion cofit.

Steamed Ship Harbour Mussels, with smoked tomato, fire roasted garlic and fresh herbs

Crispy Chicken Quesadillas, flash fried tortillas with cheddar, grilled chicken, corn and bean salad, guacamole and fresh picode gallo

Nova Scotia Lobster Roll on a butter toasted onion roll with tarragon mayo

Blue Crab Cakes – panko crusted, melon salsa, pea shoots and lime tartar sauce


Baby Arugula Salad with fresh pears, crumbled blue, cider vinaigrette, walnuts and crisp onions

Blue Crab Cake, pan fried with margarita melon salsa, pea shoots and lime tartar sauce

Garden Gazpacho, chipotle cream, crispy tortilla and harissa oil

Free Range Nova Scotia Chicken with brie and dried cranberry stuffing, port and blackberry jus

Chipotle BBQ Ribs with Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

Steamed Nova Scotia Lobster


Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake with house made Mayan chocolate ice cream

Trio of Creme Brulee with pumpkin seed brittle

Cast Iron bread and butter pudding with Amarena cherries, almond and house made amaretto ice cream

Daily selection of house made sorbet … always gluten and  dairyfree!

There’s plenty more on those menus too, check them out: http://www.whitepoint.com/dining/food-menu/
Nightly Dinner Buffets, Breakfast Buffets are definitely popular too!
See you soon!

June 25

Gift Shop infused with local creations!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on June 25th, 2014

Proud to be champions of “Made in Nova Scotia” and even more locally…”Made Nearby”!

While you are here at White Point, or visiting the area, don’t miss a visit to our White Point Gift Shop!

We are open year round and open to everyone. Feel free to drop by just to pick up a gift or something special for yourself or your home. We stock a wide selection of items from many artists on the South Shore. All our products are made in Nova Scotia, so you know you are supporting our local economy and taking a genuine Nova Scotian item back home with you.

We also have a wide selection of White Point clothing, hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts and jackets for kids and adults. Always a great momento of your stay at White Point.

Watch out for our summer Artists in Residence program in Founder’s Lounge. During July & August, we bring in a local artist every Saturday from 2-5pm to entertain and educate our guests and visitors about their craft. Maybe even have an item made especially for you!

Come meet the  Artists of White Point at our Annual Artisan Showcase and Sale held in November.  Just in time for Christmas!

White Point Gift Certificates are available and can be used to purchase items in the Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm during the peak season and Thursday to Saturday 10am-6pm through the rest of the year.  Hours will vary based on events and Holidays.

At the White Point Gift Shop we can gift wrap your purchases and we can also ship your purchases for you, if that is more convenient for you. Even when you are not here and you would like an item from our gift shop, give us a call and we will make arrangements to get it to you.

Call our Gift Shop Manager, Heather Kelly at 902-354-2711 ext 389 or email her at giftshop@whitepoint.com.

Frances Jewel Dickson Lunenburg MakeryCraig NauglerLibby BroadbentLaurie & Maggie Horton - driftwood folk artDeb's Felted Bunnies are very popular!Mosaic with Bev

June 25

Artists in Residence @ White Point, Saturday’s all Summer 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on June 25th, 2014

Bringing our Nova Scotia artwork to life is a thrill for us here at White Point. We have been proud to share their work on the walls of our  Main Lodge, within Guestrooms and our Gift Shop. Our Artists in Residence program welcomes a different artist to the Founder’s Lounge on Saturday’s all summer and we invite you to come meet them as they work away on another exciting piece of art.

Here’s our line-up for July & August 2014, and remember to mark our annual Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale, taking place Sunday November 17th featuring more than 24 artists!

White Point’s Artists in Residence Schedule
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Sat. June 28: Imagination Creations Jewellery Plus – Julie Nauss
Julie is self taught jewellery artist of 12 years. She makes creations using wire & sea glass, and any other materials from her beachcombing expeditions; each piece is unique!

Every piece of her jewellery comes from her imagination. However, when we discovered Julie’s work we knew we could plant the seed of bunnies and have her come up with a great connection to White Point. She wrapped up the sea and the bunnies in one with sea glass bunny pendants, which we sell in the gift shop. Each one as unique as each little bunny at White Point.

Sat. July 5: Lisa Wickens, Simply Country Décor
We’ve recently discovered Lisa’s work and have been delighted with the custom White Point pieces she has created – including a hooked rug of our Boathouse!

Lisa lives on Cape Sable Island at the Southern tip of Nova Scotia. She is a self taught rug hooker who operates a small home decorating business. She uses only 100% wool products from local sources for her works. Most are designed and hand drawn by her husband Quent Wickens making hers a truly family business.

Sat. July 12:  Joe Winters, Wizard of Wood
Joe has been a part of the white Point Artist family for many years. Having crafted our 1st collection of much adored Little People, Joe stepped forward immediately following our fire, offering to carve a new generation of WP Little People. Carving from trees off our property, he birthed 4 new friends who were named by White Pointers on Facebook and now adored by one and all.

A whimsical and colourful folk artist and character, Joe in known around our place for the Little People, but it’s his coastal inspired 3-d wood art that captures the imaginations and hearts of many. Living nearby in Liverpool, it is always a treat to drop into the shop to see what has captured his imagination. His works are found in homes around the world.

Sat. July 19th:  Cherry Whynot Mi’Kmaq Artist of Acadia First Nation
Cherry Whynot, is respected Mi’kmaq crafter. She is a member of Acadia First Nations who create traditional and beautiful leather and beadwork crafts. Leather and beaded dream catchers, moccasins, Medicine pouches, beaded and quill earrings etc.  Hanging on the wall near our carved moose antler and in the Gift Shop, you’ll find Cherry’s work, we were delighted to welcome them to our collection earlier this year.


Sat. July 26: Bev Crouse, Fabric & Quilt Artist
Bev has been a long-time friend of White Point most recently guiding us through the design, creation and unveiling of our new White Point Quilt – “Stitching White Pointers Together”. After hosting dozens of Quilting Parties with White Pointers of all ages and all over Canada, Bev has enabled White Pointers to been woven into the very fabric of White Point!

Bev Crouse is a Nova Scotia Quilt and Fabric artist specializing in Stitching up Memories and Milestones. Her portfolio includes simple memory quilts, large art and story quilts and all things in between.  Bev is nearby in Western Head, Queens County.

Sat. August 2nd: Tamar Drushka & John Hanna, The Philosophers Stone Art
Tamar and John’s work can be found all over the Main Lodge, just look for the stacked stone lamps! The original stone vessels of Nova Scotia. We have worked with the ancient glacial stones of the region since 1993 to create a unique and timeless art from our home in Rosebud. The quality of our finishing process is the hallmark of our work. Tamar and John call Rosebud, Lunenburg County, their home.

Sat. August 9: Roger Savage, Watercolour Painter
Inspired to capture the “light and shadow of Nature”,  where weather conditions change in seconds, he discovered that watercolour and paper were the best media from which to form his images. What better place than Nova Scotia and especially the ever changing shorelines of White Point Beach to capture nature. Roger is a familiar face to White Point. You can find many local White Point scenes in Roger’s work as he makes South Queens his home. The White Point Gift Shop sells a number of his pastel paintings as postcards.

Sat. August 16 Maggie & Laurie Horton, Folk Artists
Laurie and Maggie Horton began creating folk art like a lot of artists do – by chance. Their first creation was a small duck, a piece of driftwood that the pair picked up along a beach walk and painted to bring to life. They have been combing the beaches and the woods ever since, finding birds, fish and other creatures along the way. Their work is a team effort – Laurie carves the likeness and Maggie does the finishing paint work.  Their work is whimsical and fun and it is a favourite of White Point and our guests.

Sat. August 23: Craig Naugler, Folk Artist
As you look around the Main Lodge – you’ll soon see that we’ve fallen in love with Craig’s owls, his masks and other colourful creations! Seems our guests are in love with them too – they’ve been ‘flying’ out of the gift shop!
I started carving when I was 19 years old. I carve all types of birds including roosters, seagulls, robins and more, totem poles and bird baths. I am currently known for my owls large and small, and masks. I find it fun to carve and enjoy every piece I make.

Sat. August 30: Mary Ediger – Saltwater Angels and Buddies
Teacher, writer, kayaker and now eastcoaster, as she moved from the west coast to be closer to family and live by the ocean – loves kayaking when the swells are low, walking the beach, and collecting sea glass. Her passion for sea glass developed into a small business, Saltwater Angels – She makes and sell sea glass angels in the four Atlantic provinces. From the White Point Gift Shop, Mary’s Saltwater Angels end up all over the world s they are a popular item with our guests.

June 23

Two Ports Lighthouse 2015 Calendar to be revealed at White Point on July 1st, 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on June 23rd, 2014

Two Ports CalendarThe Medway Head Lighthouse Society and the Spectacle Light Society announce the launch of their “Two Ports” Lighthouse Art Show Calendar, 2015, at White Point Beach Resort, Canada Day, Tuesday July 1, 4:00 – 5:00pm in the Founder’s Lounge.

Since the Federal Government declared the Lighthouses surplus, these icons of Maritime Life have been under a death sentence. The coastal communities of Port Medway and Port Mouton have been working together to save their lighthouses. Port Medway has worked towards and now owns the Medway Head Lighthouse and Port Mouton is working towards acquiring the Spectacle Island Lighthouse. As part of their fund-raising plan the “Two Ports” hold the Lighthouse Awareness Art and Craft Show each August which has become a major annual event on the South Shore.

The “Two Ports” Lighthouse Art Show Calendar is a fund-raiser that has grown out of the art show. Some of the artists who submit their work to the show are selected to be included in the calendar. Calendar sales have become a major part of the fund-raising efforts of the two societies. Last year sales of the calendars exceeded all expectations. Calendars were purchased by members of the local community and many visitors to our area. Calendars were also sent to many countries world wide.

On Canada Day at White Point Beach Res ort  the “Two Ports” Lighthouse Art Show Calendar will be unveiled. Visitors will be able to meet many of the artists and see the original artwork that is included in this year’s calendar.

Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy refreshments and see the new “Two Ports” Lighthouse Art Show Calendar 2015.

For more information on the Lighthouse project & Calendar:
Catherine Pincombe
Lighthouse Awareness Art Show & Sale

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