The Birds and The Bees Exhibit


Deadline for entry July 1, 2019

The Executive of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild is happy to announce the 2019 members’ exhibition at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The Birds and The Bees; Works by the members of the Nova Scotia Potters’ Guild Show is from September 11 – September 29, 2019

The birds and the bees refers to many things. Written in poetry and song, in jest and all-seriousness, the phrase evokes images far and wide. We encourage you to think outside the box, challenge your creativity and create work that inspires and responds to the phrase. The show is open to functional and sculptural works.


Open to all individual members of the NSPG from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. Those not currently members of NSPG may participate after joining the Guild. For more information about joining the Guild, go HERE.

Entry Rules and Documentation

Each entrant may submit a maximum of 3 entries. If space is limited, we may be limited to exhibit one
work per artist. Work must have been made after September 2018. As the jury will review digital
images in their selection process, it is in your best interest to submit high-quality photographs.
Photographs that are sub-par could influence the jurors to reject work even if the content is of interest.
Size of work: All entries must fit through a standard doorway. Entries must not require unusual care.
Objects may hang from a ceiling (10lb limit), hang on the wall, be placed on the floor, or placed on
tabletop/plinth. Water and electricity are also welcome additions to works. For specific guidelines and
approval specifically related to installation, contact the Exhibition Committee.
Please do not contact The Craig Gallery.

Digital Images only

• High-quality images are most important as the jurors will select from these submissions, low quality photographs could disqualify an entry.

• Work should be photographed on plain, white background with proper lighting.

• Maximum of 2 images per entry (labeled as a&b).

• Image files should be JPG only, 300 ppi, approximately 4”x6”, files no larger than 2 megabytes.

Label each file as:
Entry 1 YourName.01.jpg
Entry 2 YourName.02a.jpg
Entry 3 YourName.03.jpg

Entry Fee

$10 per entry. Cheques, money order, cash and e-transfer are accepted. Fees can be made in person to our treasurer Sheri White, mailed to her with cheque made out to The Nova Scotia Potters Guild, or e-transfer to the Nova Scotia Potters Guild, and are due when submission is made.

Etransfer to

recipient name: Nova Scotia Potters Guild

It will be directly deposited to the NSPG bank account

Please fill out the Entry Form and submit it along with the digital files by July 1, 2019

Artist’s Fee: There will be an artist’s fee offered to all whose work is selected for display – amount to be determined.

Pricing, Sales and Insurance: All works may be priced to sell. The Craig Gallery will retain 35%.
Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

Selection: Work will be selected through blind assessment by the jury. Selection will be made based on exhibition
theme; craftsmanship and quality; and concept. Jurors’ choices will be final. When the work is delivered
for exhibit, if it is found to be unsafe or of poor craftsmanship (glaze faults, s-cracks, etc.), the committee may choose not to exhibit the work.

Jurors: Rachel deConde, Becky Welter-Nolan

Peoples’ Choice Award

The public will be asked to select one work to receive the Peoples’ Choice Award. Voting will take place for the duration of the show. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the maker of the winning piece.

Questions? Contact the Exhibition Committee (please do not contact The Craig Gallery)
Jennifer Houghtaling
Shauna MacLeod
Mindy Moore
Iris Patterson

The Birds and The Bees estimated Calendar

Exhibition opening September 11, 2019

Deadline for submission and entry fees July 1, 2019

Jurors given entries to assess and select works July 15, 2019

Deadline for Jury to submit decisions August 5, 2019

Notification of selected works begins August 9, 2019

Delivery of work to designated location(s) September 4, 2019

Exhibition installation September 10, 2019

Opening reception September 11, 2019

Exhibition closes September 29, 2019

Tear down and pick-up of work September 30, 2019