Meet the ‘Artists’ of White Point for our Nov. 15/15 Showcase!
Did you know that there are actually more than 100 local Artists here at White Point? That’s right – more than 100 original and incredible works of art adorn the walls of our Main Lodge, our Guest Rooms and within our Gift Shop. To say we are proud is a huge understatement. For many artists, we are the main location for folks to discover their work – a responsibility our Gift Shop Manager Cathie Pincombe very much enjoys.
When we re-opened in Nov. 2012, following the fire of Nov. 2011, we made a commitment to feature the work of local and Nova Scotia artists on the walls of our Main Lodge – inspired by White Pointers and crafted by Nova Scotians. Starting in 2013, with our 1st anniversary weekend, we began hosting a show for our Artists – the Artists of White Point Showcase and Sale.
November 15th we will host the 3rd Annual showcase and we are thrilled to have the largest show ever! We are limited by how many artists we can squeeze into the Atlantic Room but this year have more artists than ever – the list below is who you will have a chance to meeting up-close and in person … bringing our walls to life!
Annually guests of the complimentary show are enamoured with the works of these artists, taking home many pieces for themselves and for family and friends for Christmas. We hope you will join us this year.
Here’s who you can expect to see at the 3rd Annual Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale on Sunday, November 15, 2015 10am – 4pm :
Bruce SmithWood carving with traditional hand tools. Work includes duck and shorebird carvings, sea shells, fish and other marine life; handmade jewelry; driftwood, sea glass, coral and leather.
Don OdegardHiking 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.
Francis Jewel DicksonI am a writer and author of
DESTINATION WHITE POINT, the history of White Point Beach Resort, reaching back to the days when the mighty Bluefin tuna brought tourists from all over the world to Nova Scotia. Frances has been a part of sharing our story since 2012, check this out.
Marg Swain’s Uniquities – Margaret SwainMargaret Swain enjoys a variety of arts, including oil and pastel painting, jewelry making including bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and also offers a variety of fine greeting cards and unique crystal sun-catchers.
Unbridled Studio – Matthew CarverUnbridled 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!
Roger SavageRoger is a graduate in Fine Arts ( Mt.A.’63) and 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.
Janet and Laurie ClattenburgRetired 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.
LaHave Forest – HaskapaIt 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 berry products outside of Asia.
Marshall BurgessMarshall grew up in Hunts Point and went to High School in Liverpool. I practiced law with the NS Department of Justice for 31 years retiring in 2008. I have a summer cottage in Port L’Hebert where my father was a lobster fisherman. I took painting classes after I retired. I now display and sell my paintings at Halifax International Airport, Jennifer’s on Spring Garden Road and at The Costal Queens Centre in Port Mouton.
Medway Candle – Mike BeinstockFrom Bee’s Cove, where the Medway meets the harbour, we’re using artisanal techniques to create beautiful beeswax candles, essential skin-care and natural home care products. Medway Candles are made from 100% Nova Scotia beeswax sourced from beekeepers as close to home as possible. Our candles are all painstakingly hand-dipped, hand poured and finished. The result, elegant candles with the luxurious sheen, sweet scent, and golden colour of pure beeswax.
www.medwaycandle.com [email protected]
Michael Brown & Patricia EnglishWe enjoy creating pieces that are whimsical, fun and colorful in a well finished ‘folk arty style’ occasionally testing and expanding our skills in more challenging pieces carved from our rich and abundant local hardwoods, for our pleasure and hopefully, your pleasure also.
Dave SartyFramed art (pebble, Sea Glass, Driftwood, Sea Shell, and combinations). Themes are Lighthouses, birds, hot air balloons, Lovers, Fishing and baby showers.
www.facebook.com/oceanartbydavesarty [email protected]
Dennis CurranA 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.
Marg MillardWhite 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.
Saltwater Angel – Mary EdigerA 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.
Sassy Goose Creations – Marilyn KelloughMarilyn 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.
Baby Lullaby Gift Books – Lynn McCarron
Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus – Julie NaussJulie 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. We love the ‘up-cycling’ creations, including the signature Bunny Pendants she has created for our Gift Shop!
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.
The Horton’s are old-school, you can reach them by phone at 902 762 0202
Alecia BowersWhen 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.
Deb is a 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. Here at White Point, she is best known for her Felted Bunnies – as magnets, broaches and ornaments! Be sure to check out her snowmen too!
Cherry Hill Studio- Leslie Snidle & Ed SaikaleyTogether, 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. Ed has left a lasting legacy within our Main Lodge – be sure to look for a bunny, logos and dates in our Main Lodge Fireplace – that’s Ed’s work!
Droolers Dog Treats – Robin AnthonyAll natural, glute-free, preservative free dog treats in the flavours of Atlantic Canada, with kelp in every crunch. We’ve been delighted to carry these treats in our Gift Shop AND included them in our Pet Package here at White Point … we’ve had many happy pets here as a result!
Marie DavisMarie 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.
Little Arrow Porcupine Quill Jewelry – Sheila PorterSheila 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.
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 ArtStephen collects all things washed up on the shores of Queens County and creates 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.
Joe Winters – Folk ArtistJoe 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.
Kim Stephenson – Sweater Mittens CrafterKim 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.
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, Fabric & Quilt Artist
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.
Wool – A – Fibers – Doris BenedictMy love of textiles and fiber has lead me to create using many techniques and mediums. I incorporate my sewing/quilting skills into my felted work.
Shawn AllanShawn Allan is another new artist here at White Point. He grew up in the Unesco world Heritage Site of Lunenburg which has inspired his paintings of the maritime scenes. Only recently did Shawn discover his passion for painting and continues to explore his abilities as a self-taught artist.
Damien WebbHis 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.
Meet Damien before you get to the Art Showcase in this video! You can also check out his work on Instagram.
Be Steel My Art – Blair BrownBe 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.
Fabulous Attic – Johanna KnopfFollowing 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.
The Mod House – Jennifer CrouseUnique, locally made pearl, sterling, swarovski jewelry.
Cheryl HassenIt’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.”
www.cherylhassenphotography.com / [email protected]
Craig NauglerCraig is a one of White Point’s folk artists who you can find all around the Main Lodge- you’ll soon see that we have fallen in love with Craig’s owls, masks and many other colorful creations. 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!
Mary DahrPhotography cards and framed pictures including Christmas cards of local scenes and lighthouses.