Introducing our Artists of White Point Showcase for Nov. 16/14
After 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 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 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.
Frances 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.
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
Libby 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.
Edwin 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 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.