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The Amherst Artisan Gallery is a artisan cooperative gallery that features one of a kind fine art and crafts from artists and artisans of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia and Westmorland County, New Brunswick. At the gallery you will find photographs, pottery, oil and watercolour paintings, carvings, metal art, rugs, jewelry, fabric works, quilts, dolls, stained glass and folk art just to name a few.
The gallery also features a market with foods from a variety of vendors.
Free admission, lots of parking and your community artisans will assist you.





The Amherst Artisan Gallery also offers classes and workshops in a variety of media by multiple artists. Check back regularly to find out the latest happenings at the gallery and market.



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Our Events Calendar

2019 Collins Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 15-17, 2019
Call for Vendor Applications, first come first served!

Last year’s First Annual Collins Christmas Craft Fair went very well, and while we’re giving preference to returning vendors this year, we expect to have quite a few spaces available for new vendors as well. It will be a moderate-size show, with around 60 - 70 exhibitors (we have space to expand if needed, but want to keep the logistics at a manageable level, given that it’s only our 2nd year).

If you're a crafter/artist/food vendor who might be interested in having a booth, our emphasis is on local, handcrafted products of many different kinds (this is an emphasis rather than a hard-and-fast rule, send us a message if you have a question about your product) – below you will find a link to a pdf with all the information you should need, and an application to mail in if you want to reserve a space.

Booths are 10’x10’, separated by rods and drapes with electricity available, and we’ll have children’s activities, Santa with a photographer, and live music each day. The cost for each booth is $100 (less than $35 per day) and we’ll be giving out a “Best Booth” award on Sunday afternoon where the winner will be refunded their booth fee. Proceeds from the show will benefit a variety of local not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Acceptance is first come, first served; please email us if you have any questions or are interested, so we can hold a space until your application is received. We need a $50 deposit to reserve a booth, with the balance due by October 18th. We will remove this post when all our spaces are filled. Thank you, we hope to see you there!

To participate as an exhibitor please download the exhibitor package from the link below and return the completed form to the Amherst Artisan Gallery at the Amherst Centre Mall.

Download the Exhibitor Package Here

Or Contact amherstartisangallery@outlook.com





The Amherst Artisan Gallery and the Bordertown Biker Bash

The Amherst Artisan Gallery is pleased to announce it's involvement with the fifth Bordertown Biker Bash, July 12-14, and 2019,. Visit www.bordertownbikerbash.ca for more details.

During that weekend the gallery will also be hosting an Antiques and Craft Show. For more information or if you are interested in participating as a vendor contact the Gallery 902-664-2787 (ARTS).

Amherst officially recognizes the Amherst Train Station Gallery

The Town of Amherst officially recognizes the Amherst Train Station Gallery The Town of Amherst officially recognizes Amherst Train Station Artisan Gallery by presenting it with a certificate of recognition, congratulating the opening of a new business in the Town of Amherst.




“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”


~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Artists

The Amherst Artisan Gallery artists and artisans are all from the surrounding area: Cumberland County, NS and Westmorland County NB.

Working in a multitude of mediums and areas, the gallery's artist and artisans produce original, one of a kind, work that reflects the area that they live in.

The Artisan gallery consists of approximately 70 members, of which eight are on the board of directors. In addition, many of the members are also involved in various sub-committees and actively participate in the day to day functions of the gallery.

The Artisan Gallery also features a market area where additional artisan/crafters exhibit their work on weekends.

Persons interested in joining the gallery as an artist or artisan, or wish to participate with the weekend markets, should contact the gallery. Visit our contact section for information on how to get in touch with us.

John Warner
Photography, Framing & Post Cards

John Warner is one of the three founder of the Amherst Artisan Gallery. John offers.... more...

 

Bruce Hebert
Painting & Sculpture

Art has been a passion of mine since my early years in.... more...

 

Millie Warner
Craft Sewing

Millie Warner (nee Pyke) was born and raised in Springhill, Nova Scotia. After finishing.... more...

 

Peggy MacKenzie
Painting & Crafts

Art has been a passion of mine since my early years in.... more...

 

Beth Estabrooks
Crochet & Painting

 

Arlene Collins
Painting

Growing up in the country, Arlene’s love for art began at a young age.... more...

 

Ray Leger
Sculpture

Ray Leger began working with wood more than thirty years ago.... more...

 

Rainer Wenzl
Painting & Stained Glass

Rainer Wenzl is a multi-media artist/photographer.... more...

 

Ann Murphy
Painting

Ann Murphy is a self taught artist from Port Elgin NB.... more...

 

Wendy Price
Photography

I have always admired great photography.... more...

 

Garry Tizzard
Boats in a bottle & Author

I took over from my father's writings and.... more...

 

Janie Oickle
Pebble Art

I have a lot of memories to draw from in creating.... more...

 

Randi Helm
Shell Wreaths

I've always been drawn to the sea and have enjoyed collecting the treasures .... more...

 

John Hopkins
Carving

I doing some walking sticks & canes from local trees.... more...

 

Tammy Connors
Antiques

One at a Time Treasures Primitive décor to help make your home cozy.....more...

 

Marilyn Farrow
Wool Hooking

I decided in 2006 that I needed a new challenge.... more...

 

Sharon Carde
Chocolates & Candy

 

Bert van Leeuwen
Painting

 

Linda Burke
Knitting

 

Darrell Doncaster
Summer Savory

 

John Helm
Homemade Meat Products

 

Eric Sparling
Pottery

 

Holly Martin
Jewelry & Crafts

 

Donna Filmore
Costume Jewelry

 

Hazel Arenburg
Quilts

 

Gordon Helm
Artesia Carvings

 

William Sheppard
Photography

 

Wayne Tibbetts
Dulse & Clock

 

Clair Christie
Author

 

Lorrie Glenn Norris
Author

 

Deanne Fitzpatrick
Author

 

Bruce Graham
Author

 

Pauline Furlong
Author

 

Ruth Smith
Author

 

Helen Douglas
Author

 

John McKay
Author

 

Michael de Adder
Author

 

Beryl Blackburn
Author

 

Art Brown
Santa

 

Ken Jackson
Author

 

Donna Sullivan
Author

 

Robert Lyons
Author

 

Geraldine Brown
Crafts

 

Sarah Smith
Mittens, Preserves

 

Ivan Walton
doll beds, crib boards

 

Denise Chaisson
Rock Art and Jewelery

 

Marlene Jones
Painter

 

Bruce Fage
Metal Art

 

Carol Jackson
hand woven beading

 

Andy Arsenault
Folk Art

 

Barbara Baxter
Jewelery

 

Ron Curry
Woodworking

 

Larry Filmore
Antiques

 

Joan Barrack
Painter

 

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”


~ Georgia O’Keeffe

EVENTS

2019 Bordertown Home, Garden, & Recreation Show

The Amherst Artisan Gallery is excited to announce a new event; the first annual Bordertown Home, Garden, & Recreation Show! To be held at the Amherst Centre Mall’s Exhibition Centre (the old Zellers location, entrance inside the mall), March 15-17, 2019.

Admission will be $2 with the donation of a non-perishable food item, or $3 without, and there will be door prizes, contests, and a free, supervised kids play area on site.

Over 60 local businesses and organisations will show off their products, services, and ideas for getting your home and garden in tiptop shape, and then enjoying a variety of well-earned recreational activities – de-stressing is so important for your health!

A “food village” will be available, there will be a Fashion Show on Friday evening from 7-9pm, and live musical entertainment on Saturday with the premier event scheduled for 1-3pm – a performance by “The Shakedown Combo”!

This event is being coordinated by the Amherst Artisan Gallery and the Bordertown Biker Bash, two strongly community-minded not for profit organisations who believe in the promotion of our beautiful community, and wish to create events to make our area a destination.

Come out and get inspired, or just dream about the warm days ahead!!!

[If you are a business or organisation that would like to participate, each 10’x10’ booth costs only $100 for the entire 3-day event. Contact amherstartisangallery@outlook.com to reserve a space.]

Collins Christmas Craft Fair 2018

The Amherst Artisan Gallery presents the Collins Christmas Craft Fair. November 16th to 18th, featuring Arts, Crafts, Food, Entertainment, hand crafted local one of a kind items.

The Collins Christmas Craft Fair will astound you November 16 to 18 in their new home at the Amherst Centre Mall with 21,000 square feet of homemade products.

With more than 70 Maritime exhibitors you can choose painting, photography, crafts, sculpting, jewelery, greeting cards, fibre products, wood working, seascape crafts, scale boats, antiques, and fine food.

You can find that special gift for a friend, relative or even yourself at the Amherst Centre Mall, lots of free parking and the feeling of home.

The Christmas Craft Fair is a fund raising event for several local not-for-profit organizations.

To participate as an exhibitor please download the exhibitor package from the link below and return the completed form to the Amherst Artisan Gallery at the Amherst Centre Mall.

Christmas Craft Fair Exhibitor Application

Bordertown Truck Show

SEP 8, Bordertown Truck Show · Hosted by Bordertown Working Truck Show & Shine
Details Registration on-site, $20/rig, general admission by donation. BBQ on-site, vendors, live music, activities, and more. Sunday breakfast as well as Saturday supper, check your agendas included with registration for details.
Event will conclude with a parade of trucks through the town of Amherst on Sunday.
Early arrivals welcomed on Friday night.
All profits donated to the Special Olympics-Amherst.


For more information visit:
Working Truck Shown Shine

 

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Bordertown Biker Bash 2018

It is ‘bigger and better than ever’, the 4th Annual Bordertown Biker Bash. The 4th Annual Bordertown Biker Bash runs July 13th to 15th.

The Amherst Artisan Gallery, Market & Café will be present on site to promote the Gallery and sell our products, promote our local musical commitment and sponsor & run the Bikers Show & Shine event.

Look for us at the Vendor Village Friday, July 13th, 10am to 9pm Saturday, July 14th 9am to 9pm Sunday, July 15th, 9am to 3pm

John Helm, Linda Burke & Wayne Tibbetts will have a ‘food tent’ next to the Gallery tent.

RA will be providing music from 11am to 1pm, Saturday afternoon.

Calendar of Events

 

“Create something, sell it, make it better, sell it some more and then create something that obsoletes what you used to make.”


~ Guy Kawasaki

SERVICES

Membership

Welcome to the Amherst Artisan Gallery, operated by the Amherst Train Station Artisan Cooperative of Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Amherst Artisan Gallery offers works in a multitude of media by local artists from Cumberland County, Nova Scotia and Westmorland County, New Brunswick.
The Cooperative was established in 2013 to provide local artists and artisan a permanent venue for retail sales of their products.

Membership Application Form

 

As a cooperative, artist/artisan interested in becoming members accept the following terms and responsibilities to ensure the continued success of the gallery:

Artists must go through a jury process to become an Amherst Artisan Gallery member. All artists/artisans working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible. Fine crafts include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and more.
Art is reviewed on a monthly basis and our process is two-fold:
1. Submission of completed application
2. Personal interview and review of art
Every Amherst Artisan Gallery member is involved in the day to day operation of our gallery from curating, to sales, to maintenance. Active participation by all members is essential to the success of all of our gallery spaces. Members are also responsible for working in the gallery according to their member contracts. Members handle inquiries, sales transactions, and general daily tasks.

All members are required to attend general meetings to keep up with current gallery business.
All artists/artisan must be residents of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia or Westmorland county, New Brunswick.
We invite all interested artists to the store to see the various displays available. We offer small and large shelf space, wall space, jewelry cases and displays as well as some floor space for fiber artist racks etc. At the discretion of the Exhibit Committee, the artwork may or may not be displayed in a contiguous area.

 

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Courses

The Amherst Artisan Gallery is now offering a variety of courses and workshops.
Landscapes, seascapes and still life ; Learn “hands on” techniques that make painting in oils a pleasure not a struggle. Learn to paint in oils with Arlene Collins. Arlene offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Check our calendar for the date of next workshop.

Everything provided. A 14” x 18” stretched and primed cotton canvas ,oil paint ,brushes and a table top easel. Three sessions, 4 hours each to complete an oil painting ready to frame! Come join us at the Amherst Artisan Gallery, Amherst Centre Mall; It’s easier than you think!

In addition to painting we also offer courses/workshops in Basic Quilting, with instructor: Mary Farrow Sinclair, and Photography

Check our calendar, join our FaceBook page and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's going on at the gallery.


Course/workshop Form

 

 

 

Art Work Rental

As a quality establishment, you know how important it is to create a welcoming impression for your clientele as well as a stimulating environment in which to work. That's why more and more premises are incorporating art into their interiors.
Now you can easily transform your offices, boardrooms, reception and consumer facing areas with a stunning art collection for a fraction of the cost of ownership. Choose from a large collection of artworks from local artists and create a stunning interior transformation with a minimum capital outlay.

Why Rent Artwork From Amherst Artisan Gallery Let us do the work.
We handle everything, from design and curating to installation and rotation, freeing you to get involved as much or a little as you like.
Support local artists.
We work directly with over 70 local artists from Cumberland and Westmorland Counties. You can support artists from your area by renting art through the Amherst Artisan Gallery.
Get the whole office involved.
An optional voting tool lets you give employees the freedom to choose the artwork, making the experience engaging for the whole office.

How Renting Artwork from the Amherst Artisan Gallery Works
Meet your Art Advisor.
We believe great service requires a personal touch. To get started, you'll discuss your artwork needs directly with one of our advisors.
Find the perfect art solution.
Your advisor will help you find the perfect solution for your business—with recommendations on artwork size, selection, framing, and placement.
Get artwork. Repeat.
You'll never need to lift a finger. Our team of professional art installers will ensure that the artwork is properly installed, not just the first time, but during every rotation.

Amherst Artisan Gallery Artwork Rental Form
Please download, print and fill out the rental form below. Please bring your completed form to the gallery.

Art Rental Form

 

 

 

Market

The Amherst Artisan Gallery also hosts a weekly market. The market hosts a variety of vendors selling food products and crafts. Once a month the market features a musical acts.

Cafe

On the weekends the gallery features a Cafe that is open for breakfast and lunch, serving up a variety of mouth watering classics. Save your appetite and stop in for a bite before or after your shopping experience at the gallery.

Purchase

Coming soon! the ability to purchase work from the gallery in an online store.

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”


~ James McNeill Whistler

CONTACT

Amherst Artisan Gallery

+902 664 ARTS (2787)
142 Albion St South, Amherst, NS B4H 4H4