A Starry Night in Parrsboro – Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking

Cumberland County Art Bank

Celebrating Art That Inspires

Call to Artists: Applications Deadline – May 1, 2019

The Cumberland County Art Bank is offering an opportunity for visual artists (painters) to submit their work for selection into the Art Bank Program. The objective is to build an art collection that is Cumberland County inspired. It would represent the best of visual expression in Cumberland, encourage artistic creation in this region, stimulate public interest in the visual arts, and raise awareness of Cumberland County artists and their work.

This is to be accomplished through the acquisition and maintenance of a working collection of visual art by Cumberland County area artists and/or visual art reflecting, and inspired by, the Cumberland region of Nova Scotia. Initially, this Art Bank Collection would live at the (former) Town Hall in Parrsboro. It would then travel to different locations throughout Cumberland County. The selection process for the paintings will be conducted by a jury composed of four established, knowledgeable, professional individuals, who will make their selection in accordance with the vision of the Cumberland County Art Bank.

“A Starry Night in Parrsboro”, original oil on canvas by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking, was the initial purchase for the Cumberland County Art Bank. Limited edition printing rights were included in the purchase agreement. Revenue generated from the limited edition prints, are being used solely for the purchase of additional work for the CC Art Bank.

It should be noted that any work purchased for the Cumberland County Art Bank, will be granted reproduction rights, by the successful artist. The selling of limited edition prints is vital for the Art Bank’s sustainability and development.

Submissions will be accepted until 7:00 pm, May 1, 2019.

Application information
Please take look at the Cumberland County Art Bank Guidelines.

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