Meet the Artists of our ‘Artists of White Point Show & Sale’!
Bursting with talent, the Artists we are so proud to showcase in our Gift Shop and around the resort will bring their work to life at our annual
Artists of White Point Show & Sale, this year on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 10am – 4pm. Chef Alan has created his own work of art for Brunch in honour of this event too (11:30-2pm).
The Atlantic Room in the Main Lodge is the gathering spot for nearly 40 of our 65 artists whom we feature in our gift shop. These folks have accepted our invitation to be our guests in showing off their work and join us in welcoming you to explore, discover and enjoy their works.
In addition to our ‘Artist in Residence’, ‘A Brush with Good Cheer’, and the Gift Shop, this annual art show is a cornerstone in our efforts to celebrate our artists. It is our pleasure to host the participating Artists, they do not pay a fee to participate and keep all proceeds from their sales and admission to the show is free. With the support of guests of the show, for many artists, it is their ‘biggest’ day of the year!
Please join us on November 13th as we celebrate local artists – shop local for those on your gifting list – or yourself! Here are some of our ‘Artists of White Point’ you’ll meet at the Show & Sale on Nov. 13th:
Roger SavageRoger Savage , a graduate in Fine Arts ( Mt.A.’63), has been a self-employed artist since 1969. Forty-two years ago he & his spouse, Isolde, settled in Liverpool. His original prints and paintings have been widely exhibited and his designs are on the ’78 & ‘81 Canada commemorative $100 gold coins. Since 1991, the
Savage Studio (www.rogersavge.ca) adjacent to his home, has been the primary outlet for his artwork. Field trips have taken him to many inspiring painting sites including the Arctic, Sable Island, Gotland, & Crete. He has led painting workshops locally as well as in Bermuda, Cuba and Germany. His work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Cherry Hill Studio – Leslie Snidal & Ed Saikaley
Together, Ed and Leslie create unique images in carved opaque glass, local stone and watercolours of local themes. The art of sandblasting is taken to a new level. Leslie also makes cards and bookmarks from her original watercolours that capture the natural beauty of the Nova Scotia landscape. [email protected]
Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus – Julie Nauss
Julie Nauss is a self-taught jewelry artist who gets her inspiration from the ocean. She Makes sea glass jewelry from sea glass she gathers from the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia. Besides sea glass, she also makes creations from driftwood, shells sand dollars and more.
Little Arrow Porcupine Quill Jewelry – Sheila Porter
Sheila is a Mi’kmaq artisan who creates handmade products using materials in the “natural” state, such as porcupine quills, leather and deer/moose antlers. To give colour she uses semi-precious stones, glass beads or Swarovski crystals. [email protected]
– Lynn McCarron
Baby Lullaby Gift Books Alasdair Maclean – The Summer Kitchen
The first pot of marmalade simmered in the Summer Kitchen in 1994. Orange Marmalade with Scotch Whiskey has been in production since then; joined later by several other delicious combinations. Originally offered in New Brunswick, the Summer Kitchen is now producing its fine comestibles in Port Medway, Nova Scotia. These unique products are prepared in small batches and bottled with care for your enjoyment. Perfect for gifting but don’t forget to give yourself a delicious treat too!
Hailing from Wallace, Nova Scotia, Lynn McCarron started her independent publishing company, Baby Lullaby Gift Books, in 2012. Her aim was to bring destinations to life for babies and young children, but the books have become a bit hit with travelers as well. Nova Scotia Lullaby and Newfoundland Lullaby are both national best-sellers.
Grinners Dog Treats
Happy & Health! Grinners Dog Treats are inspired by the traditional foods of Atlantic Canada. Our baked treats feature hearty helpings of ocean caught fish, or locally farmed foods, blended with the whole grain goodness of oats, protein punch of buckwheat and eggs and a rich sprinkling of Nova Scotian kelp. Your dog will love the rich scents, crunchy texture and great taste.
Medway Head Lighthouse Society
The Medway Head Lighthouse was officially transferred to the Society in April 2014. The Society is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Medway Head Light. There have been working lighthouses at Medway Head since 1851.The second lighthouse was built in 1927 and the third in 1961. The current operating pepper-shaker light is the fourth at the site erected in 1981. Drop by to pick up your 2017 Lighthouse Calendar and support the fundraising efforts of the volunteers of the Society.
Saltwater Angel – Mary Ediger
A passion for wandering beaches searching for sea glass combined with a fascination for angels led to the creation of Saltwater Angels, each one unique, with its own history. This year will feature angels of turquoise and mauve, perhaps cobalt blue. Something to consider for an angel in your life.
Marie Davis – Crafter and Artisian Sassy Goose Creations – Marilyn Kellough
Marilyn Kellough is a watercolor artist who has taken her hobby of sea glass collecting and turned it into whimsical and often hilarious creations. The perfect Christmas gift for those who have everything. [email protected]
Marie is a local stitchery artist. She enjoys creating quilts as well as quilted items such as placemats and tote bags. Recently Marie has created “Peter Rabbit” and his relatives. Peter is a cuddly white bunny and is exclusive to the White Point gift shop.
Painter Marg Millard
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.
Kim Stephenson – Sweater Mittens Crafter Leanna’s Beachcombing Art – Leeanna McNeil
Surrounded by gifts from Mother Nature, Leeanna draws inspiration for her creations from the seacoast, integrating natural elements found along the shoreline and trails. Each piece is unique, hand-made and treasured.
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.
Photographer – Kas Stone
Kas Stone spent her formative years on the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. This sparked a passion for bleak coastal scenery and wild weather that has sustained her spirit and inspired her photography ever since. After a 20-year stint ‘learning the ropes’ in Toronto, Kas returned east in 2013 and now makes her home in Dublin Shore, Lunenburg County, where she runs a studio gallery and leads workshops in photography and digital imaging. Her portfolio includes an extensive list of publications, exhibitions and national awards, with two wilderness guidebooks published by The Boston Mills Press and a feature profile in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine.
Unbridled Studio – Matthew Carver John Baxter – Artist
John Baxter is retired. As a teenager, he worked with silver and did Lapidary work. He started doing sanddollar jewelry as a result of his daughter experimenting with it. When she left home, John picked up where she left off. The crib boards are inlayed with different woods.
Unbridled Studio is the pre-vocational pursuit of a young man on the autism spectrum. Small gift items such as book beads, wine charms, bath salts and foot soaks promote assembly and packaging skills. Unbridled products are great as a stocking stuffer, souvenir, small gift or hostess treat!
– Janet and Laurie Clattenburg
Chisel and Brush – Johanna Knopf Fabulous Attic
Following several unforgettable vacations at White Point Beach Resort my family and I considered to move to Nova Scotia. In 2010 our dream came true and now we live in Dublin Shore on the gorgeous South Shore.
Inspired by the sea and the countryside I started designing and creating my artwork which contains wooden signs, driftwood creations, paintings, photography and much more.
Retired artisan Laurie works in wood carvings and has been repurposing silver and silver plate cutlery into fine pieces of jewellry. Janet also wood carvers and paints in many different mediums.
Hiking Sticks – Don Odegard Painter – Marshall Burgess, QC
Marshall Burgess was born in Liverpool, NS and currently lives in Halifax. He retired from the NS Department of Justice in 2008 after serving 31 years in the civil service. He has a summer cottage at East Side Port L’Hebert.
As a member of the Association of Atlantic Area Artists and the Contemporary Art Society, he enjoys painting seascapes, landscapes and buildings and gets his inspiration on from Nova Scotia’s South Shore. [email protected]
Hiking Sticks handcrafted from Nova Scotia hardwoods. Sticks are dried for one year and then multiple coats of finish applied. Leather Lanyards and Lee Valley Stainless Steel Tips are also included.
Watercolour Painter – Dennis Curran
A native Nova Scotian, Dennis uses light and shadow to capture the exquisite beauty of the land and sea. Rich, vivid watercolors set the mood for the work and provide a strong visual impact. Dennis’ objective is always to express nature, not through imitation, but rather through observation and imagination.
Multi-Media Artists – Deb Sponagle Taylor
Deb is multi medium artist specializing in needle felting of animals and people. Painting on and repurposing found old boat pieces. Deb and her husband Chuck “Sea people art ” sea people figurines , were regular venders during the 1990s Maritimes craft/art show circuit and are now retired and still creating daily on the south shore of Nova Scotia where you can find today in Liverpool.
Framed Seaglass Ocean Art- Dave Sarty Sticks and Stones Folk Art – Laurie and Maggie HortonAfter 21 years creating folk art Laurie and Maggie continue to produce and paint some of the most interesting creatures you will find. There motto is still the same “We deal in smiles” come in and laugh at our work. Keeping it ‘old school’: 902 762 0202
Framed art (pebble, Sea Glass, Driftwood, Sea Shell, and combinations). Themes are Lighthouses, birds, hot air balloons, Lovers, Fishing and baby showers.
Cyril Moores – Mi’kmaq Basket Weaver Miniature Creations – Damien Webb
His work is considered mixed media sculpture with a focus on re-using materials most of us would just throw away. Using scraps of paper, plastic, and even rocks found on our very own White Point Beach, he creates tiny worlds that are quite unique!
Damien is a member of our White Point Team, although many guests never get to meet him as he works under the cloak of darkness as one of our Night Auditors. Watch video now. See his work on Instagram Page.
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!
Folk Artist – Craig Naugler
Craig grew up in Bridgewater following the footsteps of his father, Bradford Naugler, who took up painting and carving in the late 1980’s. Craig has been carving since he was 19 years old and is best known for his carved owls and masks. He carves all kids of birds including roosters, seagulls, robins as well as totem poles and even bird baths. His work is displayed in galleries and sold all over the U.S. and Canada. When you see a spotted owl in our Main Lodge, you know it’s Craig’s work.. We are in love with these creations! [email protected]
Cheryl Hassen – Spirit Sticks
It’s not just the quality of images in nature that Cheryl Hassen photographs, it’s the things that she sees that sets her apart. This extends to her art pieces that are not only beautiful but that lift one’s spirit. Truly unique artist.
Be Steel My Art – Blair Brown Bruce Smith – Wood Carver
Bruce Smith is a wood carver who lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. He uses hand tools, and carves traditional forms such as duck and shorebird decoys, and sea shells. His carvings sometimes incorporate materials such as driftwood, beach glass, wire, leather, and coral. Bruce designs and makes jewelry that celebrates the seashore and the beachcomber. Frequently used materials include sugar pine (Oregon), mahogany (Honduras, Cuba and Belize), teak (shipwreck – Bay of Fundy), drift beech plank (Western Head) and Nova Scotia woodpile maple and birch. Bruce is a former juried member of the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, and has sold his carvings at shows and in shops across Nova Scotia and beyond.
Be Steel my Art is the work of Blair Brown. Blair was a welder and Fabricator of Off-shore equipment. Having the ability to “see” things in materials he was working with lead him to discovering a hidden talent, steel art.
Alecia Bowers Bev Crouse, Fabric & Quilt Artist
Bev has been a long-time friend of White Point, and guiding hand of our White Point Quilt – “Stitching White Pointers Together”and more recently, Host of our annual Quilt Atlantic Retreat. 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.
When not manning the front desk here at White Point, Alecia creates handmade unique jewelry including Kumihimo, expandable bracelets, sea glass jewelry, magnetic jewelry and so much more.