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.