Every day the Saint John Airport welcomes visitors from all over the globe, so it’s both our privilege and responsibility to make a good first impression on behalf of our city and region. We are proud to showcase the best our community has to offer with our ‘Art at the Airport’ series.

The work of well-known local artists is showcased to enhance the welcoming atmosphere for our passengers. Located throughout the first floor of the terminal building, the exhibits include paintings, displays of jewelry, pottery and mixed media pieces and a welcome wall of local photography. Exhibits are changed regularly, offering passengers and visitors a continually rotating display of artwork to enjoy.

We also offer display space for non profits, community groups and educational facilities.

Current Art Archive Galleries

Archive Galleries

Timothy ‘Bjorn’ Jones

Odin, Vili & Ve, the three brothers, are credited in the Gylfaginning (Prose Edda - 13th century) with having created the first humans: Askr & Embla (Ash & Elm).

Fashioned from driftwood, Odin breathed life into them, Vili gave them conscious thought and understanding, while Ve gave them their physical appearance.

These carvings are my representation of Vili and Ve. As I follow the Norse creation story, I wanted to foremost pay tribute to the three brothers; the first carvers who fashioned the human form out of wood. I believe it is these three things: the breath of life, our material form, and our conscious thought, that define what makes us human.

Each piece is traditionally carved without the use of power tools and sanded to by hand.

I-Chun Jenkins

An honors graduate in Textile Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 1994, I-Chun began her career in the fibre arts weaving scarves and shawls using yarn that she dyed in the traditional Japanese wrap dyeing technique known as IKAT.

In 1998 I-Chun decided to focus all of her creative energy on raising a family.

In 2013 she setup a home studio and began the process of getting back into weaving and creating with fibre. I-Chun was never one to follow tradition nor wanted to duplicate any piece of work so she looked at working with non-traditional weaving material.

Her love of magazines, nature and protecting the environment lead her to an artist’s logical conclusion. She decided to reuse the magazines by using the pages as her material source for her weaving and art work. Pages are meticulously cut, sliced, weaved, crocheted or folded together to create a very unique piece of art, a one of a kind piece of art work.

Don Pell

Don Pell Graduated Sheridan College School of Design in 1975 majoring in both Glass and Metal. After that he apprenticed with well known metal sculptor John McEwan. He has also been lucky enough to work with a number of international recognized artists in both media. He has taught design and sculpture workshops at numerous post secondary institutions in Canada and the US.

Several years ago, Don had the privilege of creating a sculpture show at Kingsbrae Gardens in St. Andrews. A number of these sculptures became the core the Garden's permanent sculpture garden.

His sculptural work is found in both public and private collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Emily McCumber

This large scarf or shawl starts out as undyed, unspun fibre. I choose the colours I want as an end product and dye the fibres accordingly using weak acid dyes. The fibre is then spun in to a two-ply yarn. Once the yarn is washed and dried, I am able to make a warp, dress my loom and weave the beautiful piece of cloth you see before you. This process is a labour of love and as such produces truly one-of-a-kind items.

Ralph Simpson

Wood fibre (black ash, maple, beech & willow), bark (eastern white cedar, birch, willow & poplar) & plant fibre (marsh grasses, common rush, dracaena leaves, iris blades, and papyrus)

Inspired by the local environment and nature’s forms, I create contemporary sculptural forms that arise from a deep curiosity and emergent understanding of my chosen materials.

My work varies in form and style but what resonates in all my pieces is the underlying investigation into ways that plant materials can be used to spark interest or insight into the natural world around us.

Ralph is a full-time artist and works out of his studio in Fredericton, NB.

Phil Savage

Butternut,Walnut,Cherry & found steel

This piece is a combination of themes that I have explored as a sculptor. First is that of evoking animation from simple, organic forms. The birds in this composition are abstract and smooth, almost like driftwood or beach stones. By creating the right balance with each one I feel that they are readily perceived as being engaged in lively bird activity. The second theme is that of multiple small, sculptures placed together to create a larger sculpture composition. This larger composition has the ability to transform into multiple arrangements yet will always maintain its essence of a 'Flock'.

Melanie Craig Hansford

The Mother Earth Series

Mixed Media

In many belief traditions the Earth is a living, breathing organism that contains divine consciousness.
In this series of mixed media paintings I have personified and re-imagined this organism: its feelings, postures and angst.
I have hung the paintings on a clothes line to represent the feminine face of our planet and also to illustrate our actions as “hanging Mother Earth out to dry. How can we change our perception of this planet so that we no longer destroy her, rape her, ignore her cries, steal her gifts and exploit her bounty? I believe the only way to do this is for each of us to awaken to the idea that we are all connected. Without an acknowledgement that we are all one and that our individual actions affect all of us our species will not survive.

Liane Thibodeau

"Rock Flower Reflections"

This series joins my love of flowers with my passion for kayaking and the beauty of water reflections. On calm summer mornings when the water is still, I gather flowers from my garden and transport them in my kayak searching out interesting rock formations to place them on, making sure they don’t fall into the water, and I don’t fall out of the kayak.


Mother nature’s ice creations on the grapevines outside our home are a recurrent source of inspiration for me as soon as the snow and icy winds of winter arrive. It is as though the vines make up for the loss of their leaves and grapes by adorning themselves with sparkling jewelry for the winter season.

Fabiola Martinez

Scarlet Thorns series

Porcupine quills, bark, Cochineal, on wood

These paintings are three of a larger series of paintings that were created through a collaboration between Fabiola and Mi'kmaq artist Tara Francis. The series is an interpretation of transformation and spirituality.

Fabiola Martinez was born in Mexico. She earned a degree in architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro. Several years ago she moved to Canada and now considers both Mexico and Canada her home. Fabiola is working as a professional artist, combining her architectural background with the use of natural materials in her artwork as a means of preserving ancestral techniques. Her work is distinguished by the use of Cochineal, a natural dye derived from "carmine", a pigment produced by a beetle (Dactylopius coccus) that is found on cacti in South America.

Fabiola lives in Quispamsis with her husband Jake and their two young sons.

Margaret Obermeier

St. Andrews, NB

Driftwood Seascapes

One day on the beaches of St. Andrews, a small child and her mother went searching for treasures from the sea. They found sea sculpted wood, sea glass and wet sticky clay. The small child followed her mother in great anticipation of the wonders of creating beautiful objects of art while sitting at the kitchen table. She didn’t realize at the time the gift her mother was bestowing upon her. Years later this child rediscovered the hidden talent her mother helped reveal.

This is what I do. Art from nature.


Elena Zamyatina

Lena is an Artist and Interior Designer based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Born and raised on the Urals, Russia, Elena received her Interior Decoration Degree at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia. She moved to Canada in 2007.

Silk painting is the kind of art technique where she can express herself as an artist the most. All her feelings, dreams and thoughts she transmits into her paintings. These original pieces are created using “cold batik” & “hot batik” techniques. Silk painting is a laborious technique, but each piece is very delicate and expressive. The variety of styles ranges from a children’s picture to a large painted panel. Batik can be a perfect gift for the ones you love or a unique detail of your interior.

Darlene Keffer

Keffer Pottery
St. Andrews, NB

Darlene Keffer was born in Toronto and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She formed an interest in pottery while completing her psychology degree from Wilfred Laurier University via Carlton University in Ottawa. Her love for wheel-thrown functional domestic ware emerged while studying in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Manitoba in the early 1980’s.

Darlene moved recently to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, where she has focused her energies to her studio practice concentrating on her passion for functional forms, engaging colour, and pleasing decoration. All pieces are food-safe, ovenproof, and microwave safe. The pottery is intended to be used and enjoyed.

Darlene Keffer was born in Toronto and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She formed an interest in pottery while completing her psychology degree from Wilfred Laurier University via Carlton University in Ottawa. 

Keffer’s love for wheel-thrown functional domestic ware emerged while studying in the Fine Arts Program at the University of Manitoba in the early 1980’s. Her early involvement at Stoneware Gallery in Winnipeg as co-owner and instructor established her trajectory of studio craft, business acumen, and teaching. This pattern culminated in Keffer Gallery in Almonte, Ontario at the turn of the millennium.

She has since been an Instructor at the Ottawa Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in its celebrated Creative Arts Program, and Head of the Ceramics Program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario. She has been affiliated with the Ottawa Guild of Potters, Fusion – the Ontario Clay and Glass Association, and both the Manitoba and Ontario Crafts’ Councils. Keffer’s work has been represented by such renowned venues as Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Burlington Art Centre and the Gardiner Museum.

Recently relocated to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Keffer has re-focused her energies to her studio practice concentrating on her passion for functional forms, engaging colour, and pleasing decoration. Her studio style and mastery of technique firmly continues the traditions of Bernard Leach and demonstrates the continuing appeal of artisan craft in contemporary society.

Darlene Keffer produces functional wheel-thrown pottery using a mid fired white stoneware clay body. The pieces are highly decorated with a strong palette of colours using underglazes, stained slips, and glazes. All pieces are foodsafe, ovenproof, and microwave safe. The pottery is intended to be used and enjoyed in the kitchen.

Dale Cook

Parsley, Sage Rosemary and Thyme (Oil) - A rural scene from Harvey, New Brunswick. The scene captured by attention as the warmth of the day created a sense of leisure and timelessness.

South Shore Scene (Acrylic) - The gentle motion of the algae and the clear reflections of the boat are what compelled me to paint this Maritime scene. I just had to take off my shoes and enjoy the freshness of the water.

City Market Vendor (Oil) - The City Market is an ideal subject for art with all the colours and liveliness. Every day, these hard working, dedicated small business owners and staff prepare for visitors. Year over year we see some of the same faces and same efforts to make their products as appealing as possible.

Blue Rocks (Acrylic) - This iconic scene begged to be painted. I had heard of the beauty of Blue Rocks and this particular scene and was surprised to discover that this was a very small area. But it lends itself to such charming compositions and is easily recognizable.

Partridge Island Shore (Acrylic) - If anyone has a “bucket list” of things to do in their lives, they will understand that visiting Partridge Island was high on my list. So I, with a whole crew of selected artists and representatives hiked the challenging breakwater to visit this historic and special space in the Saint John harbour. I have since made a second trip and heartily recommend the easier kayak tour.

Sun Rays on Waterloo (Oil) - Growing up in Saint John, I made many trips along Waterloo Street shopping with my mom or on visits to the now missing General Hospital. The character of the street has changed significantly as the malls and shopping on the outskirts of the city have overtaken the uptown small businesses. But that is showing a switch back as Saint John’s uptown is showing growth and revitalization. We celebrate the diversity.

Rob Roy

This current series of photographic images are primarily of urban Saint John architecture from both the late 1970's and present day. The original photos have been digitally manipulated to render them somewhat similar to the illustrations found in comic books.  This form of Pop Art has the advantage of retaining the essence of the original composition & colour,  while creating a more graphic version of reality. This visual simplification allows the viewer to observe the subject matter in a manner not unlike a B&W photo. Pop Art, while acknowledging reality, deviates somewhat yet not so much as to break from the ties of realism. The result is an interpretation of an everyday reality that the public can still fully relate to.

Wendy Johnston

Using white earthenware, underglazes and glazes, Wendy creates pottery that celebrates decoration for its own sake. Having travelled several times to Europe, Wendy became fascinated by the historical and decorative motifs
that were attached to centuries old monuments, gates, and almost any building made before the 20th century.

Upon her return to New Brunswick, Wendy noticed how little decoration we have in our surroundings. However, by scavenging in scrap yards, she found a richness of lines, colours and textures that were just as powerful in their visual appeal as European motifs. From these observations, Wendy created a solo exhibition entitled "Scavenging for Beauty" which was displayed at the City Gallery in Saint John in 2015. This bowl is a key piece from this show.

Larry Stewart

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I began weed weaving nearly 40 years ago. The weaving on display was completed after walks along the Kennebecasis River, where I would collect interesting bits of driftwood, sticks and weeds along the shoreline.

I spend lots of time digging in my garden and am fascinated by the shapes of roots. As a Landscape Architect, I have thought of these roots as maquettes for much larger pieces on street corners in downtown Toronto or Montreal. The two roots on display are evening primrose and cow parsnip.

I began painting with acrylics ("doodling with colour")10 years ago.


Larry Fagan ~ WoodWorks by Larry

WoodWorks by Larry

I am inspired by Art and Architecture, as well as the natural world around me, which is full of inspiration. I naturally seek harmony and balance and strive to express that balance through my work. After a career in engineering and teaching, I decided it was time for a new challenge. I have been fascinated with wood most of my life and have built furniture and other wood items, with occasional turning in the mix. Although satisfying, I was looking for more of a balance between art and craft. I found that balance in wood turning.


Izabell Fagan

I am inspired by the life which resides in, and passes through my yard and my favourite haunts - birds at my feeders, Spring fiddleheads along riverbanks and even the cats which wander through my yard.  They all fascinate me.  I watch them closely, carefully and then I try and to carve them in a way which suggests their essence but is without the distraction of too many details.  



Elizabeth Harrison - The Pottery Shop-Crimmins Pottery

Crimmins Pottery is a second generation business and has long been a part of the New Brunswick craft community. Allan and Sarah Crimmins have been producing quality handmade pottery since 1970. Their daughter Elizabeth joined the business in 1995 and now runs the business with husband John and their two spirited boys…Gregor and Ben. Elizabeth is continuing the family business of producing functional stoneware pottery as well as some one of kind pieces.
“Much of how and where I live is captured in my work; my life is constantly changing and being influenced by the work I do”.
The studio is situated along the St. John River at Shampers Bluff, just 35 kilometers from Saint John, New Brunswick. Visitors are always welcome, may watch work in progress and browse through the shop full of creative pieces suitable for any setting.

Steve Jones

Various wood combined with recycled skateboards

The act of collecting boards and preparing them is an engaging process. While I strip the old skate decks, I can see and feel the intensity and history of the board and its skater. The physical makeup of the decks makes them an extremely challenging material for typical woodworking techniques. The contrast between colour and the grain of the decks leaves spectacular but subtle results. I am distinctly attracted to the point just before something becomes audacious. I hope that viewers see the innuendo of boldness within, and that they question the origins and experience of the materials at play.

Judy Brittain - Mosaic Art Works

Many of the glass mosaics are created from photographs of travel and exploring nature. During a riding tour of Tuscany I was inspired by the gorgeous architecture and ancient stone works. The Kennebecasis River Valley has always been an inspiration with her deep rooted banks and winding waters.

Judy Brittain is best known for her fun and colourful glass mosaic work. Resonating with the joy of travel and culture, Brittain's mosaics consist of brightly coloured towns, sweeping landscapes and playful animals. She takes some inspiration from Picasso's cubism period, VanGogh's expressive brush strokes and Emily Carr's passion of Canadian wilderness. Brittain's work expresses her appreciation for diversity in culture, beliefs in Joie de vivre and finding the beauty in every day.

Art Jewel Designs by Gallagher & Tremblay

Kyoto Series Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings/Sterling Silver
Gossamer Series Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings-Sterling silver, 14k Rose Gold Fill
Juicy Slices Series Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings- Sterling Silver, Hand- Made Glass

Art Jewel Designs a studio partnership between Trudy Gallagher and Sandra Tremblay. Combining their love of organics, stones, nature and resulting in mystical stone set expressions of the marriage of design, stones and metal. With their eyes focused on building limited edition, one of a kind and exploring new techniques their best work is evolving everyday.

Kathy Hooper

The John Series

My work has always been based on my life at the time of their being painted. In this group of work I was trying to come to terms with the last years and then the death of my husband John. A very hard time for me. I always have used color to express feelings and the use of strong rich color dominates these paintings.

The Dogs of Progresso, Mexico 

In this series I was trying to express something about the lives of the dogs who often wander the streets and beaches of Progresso, a small town John and I would go to in the Yucatan Province of Mexico. These dogs lead hard lives and I think they taught me a great deal about just getting on with your life whatever the circumstances.
For more information about Kathy Hooper or her work please contact Tandi Hooper-Clark at or by calling 506-640-0205.

Shannon Merrifield

"Tide Pool Series"

I believe that tide pools hold the secret of the universe in their watery ecology. They hold visual and textural elements that are diverse, complex and simply beautiful. There is nothing more compelling than the micro universe that exists in these small pockets of life
My pieces are often once fired , cone 6 stone ware, which means that I do not bisque fire my work . The once fire, has it challenges, but is a greener and faster process for me to work with. I like the immediacy of the work from the wheel to the kiln. I spray my glazes and love the dance between the resulting layers. There is always an element of surprise. My forms evolve and change as my moods change. It is however constantly evolving and changing, like the river, trees and ocean that I get so much inspiration from.

Shannon Merrifield 

Buckland Merrifield Gallery
36 Canterbury St.
Saint John
506 721 9787
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Paul Healey

I suppose the work is about colour, light and form and the language of paint; thick and thin, fast or slow, knife or brush. What to paint and how to paint it has always been the question. And that depends on the energy I bring to the canvas that day; sometimes it’s quick and physical, other times it’s slow and methodical. I know now not to question it. And that only comes with time and covering miles and miles of canvas.

Darren Hargrove at Cobalt Art Gallery at 111 Prince William St., Saint John 506-214-3555 or email


Elma Johnston McKay

Atlantic Salmon: A Species in Peril


The Atlantic Salmon with Canaries, references the decline of the species

The Atlantic Salmon like the, "Canary in the coal mine", is a warning beacon for its environment and directly reflects the causes contributing to the species demise. Water pollution, off shore over fishing, netting of rivers and streams, destruction of ecosystems by deforestation and concerns with open pen salmon aquaculture all play a part.
The battlefield of negotiation for the survival of the Atlantic salmon lies in, the space between, the problems created and the problems solved.
We need to ask ourselves, as stewards of their welfare and habitat, are we failing?

Glass Roots

Glass Roots was formed in 2008 on the beautiful Fundy Coast in New Brunswick. We make traditional blown glass in our wood-fired furnace. By melting our crystal with an alternative carbon neutral fuel, we carry on the tradition of glassblowing for our families and for our province, in the most efficient and Eco-friendly, sustainable way.

Curtis Dionne (Glassblower)
Rachel Fletcher & Charlotte Macleod (Sales Associates)
Wood Fired Blown Glass 


Sonya Mahnic

I love painting and I love food, so it was inevitable that the two would eventually converge. Painting food started as a lark, as something different to paint, but I find myself returning to it again and again. Food has everything you could ask for in subject matter - form, colour, light and shadow, patterns, history, meaning, symbolism, and everyone has an emotional connection to food. It can be at once, ordinary and, upon closer inspection, extraordinary. I hope you enjoy feasting your eyes on these creations as much as I enjoyed painting them.

Purchase inquiries can be directed to Citadel Gallery and Mario's Picture Framing 506-642-9004

Oil on canvas

Stir Fry 36 X 48
Peanut Butter Sandwich 36 X 48
Spanokopita 44 X 44
Pizza 48 X 48
Asparagus 36 X 54
Grapes 24 X 24
Fiddleheads in a Plastic Bag 24 X 24

Rob Roy

Photographs on Canvas
Prices & Sizes Available Upon Request

This current series of photographic images are primarily of urban Saint John architecture from both the late 1970's and present day. The original photos have been digitally manipulated to render them somewhat similar to the illustrations found in comic books. This form of Pop Art has the advantage of retaining the essence of the original composition & colour, while creating a more graphic version of reality. This visual simplification allows the viewer to observe the subject matter in a manner not unlike a B&W photo. Pop Art, while acknowledging reality, deviates somewhat yet not so much as to break from the ties of realism. The result is an interpretation of an everyday reality that the public can still fully relate to.

Jacob Powning

"Teuthis – Cephalopod Reliquary"

Bronze, Glass.

16" w x 9" d x 11" h

This piece is a father and son collaboration between Peter and Jacob Powning. The box frame and slumped glass are peter’s work and the ornamentation was designed and carved by Jacob. The sculpture was cast in bronze, with the glass element slumped to fit in the lid. The bas-relief carving is inspired by ancient (1500-year-old) Teutonic migration period ornamentation from Scandinavia, combined with squid imagery. The vessel represents an ode to otherness, how strange and different life can be, and the terrifying wonder that lurks in the deep reaches of the sea.

Peter Powning

"Green River" (2017)

Cast Bronze and glass

24"/61 cm h. x 13"/33 cm w. x 7"/18 cm d.


This piece is the result of thoughts about seasonal change and running water. Solid (ice) to liquid (water) and how water is a force that’s shaped our world and is a necessary condition for life.


Queenstown Goldsmiths

1. Feathers (pendant, earrings, ring, bracelet)
2. Gold Circle (pendant, earrings, bracelet)
3. Snowflake

Sterling Silver, Gold-fill, 14k gold, Cubic Zirconias

Aidan and Erica Stanley are Queenstown Goldsmiths, with 24 years experience between them. As artists, arts-advocates, goldsmiths and outdoor lovers, these two can be found in their studio and on the trail in the woods daily. Their son, Tayo, accompanies them to craft shows, exhibition openings, and is the youngest Stanley clan member. Their artwork exhibits nationally and internationally, averaging one exhibition each per year. Their skill-sets are complimentary, and they often work in tandem. Their wedding ring designs are thoughtful, reflective of the individuals they are designed with and for.

Dan Xu

Immersed in the landscape, as part of it, makes me calm and simple. It also gives me a feeling of an unparalleled luxury and beauty. How can I not appreciate that? I am always saying in various occasions that it is the landscape of Saint John that makes me truly understand the Chinese ancient paintings. Thus, my Chinese pen is no longer for only describing the ancient Chinese landscapes. It is now time for it to illustrate Canada and what I see as the soul of the Canadian landscape.

Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez

Fabiola works as a professional artist, combining her architectural background with the use of natural materials in her artwork as a means of preserving ancestral techniques. Her work is distinguished by the use of Cochineal, a natural dye derived from "carmine" that produces a vibrant/rich red colour, a pigment produced by a beetle (Dactylopius coccus) that is found on cacti in South America.  


Patty Goodine

Silver and Copper are the primary materials I use in my work.
The stones for the pendants displayed are all cut locally and many are custom cut.

For this display I have chosen many of the copper pieces that I make regularly. This line I call ‘From My Garden”. I’ve collected leaves as I scoot to my studio which is in my back garden and made templates from them which I used to cut out their shapes from copper.

I’ve included pieces which are embellished with 24karat gold foil which is applied using a technique called keum-boo. It is a method of bonding the gold foil to silver using heat and pressure.

The cuff bracelets featured in this display are hand hammered. The copper ones have had a patina applied to them using heat from my torch.

Tia Saley

Glass is an incredible medium to work with; it moves like liquid honey, it is malleable to all forms and yet when it solidifies, it holds that form and glimmers with a brilliant sheen. It is the nature of glass which has drawn me to it. Like the natural world, glass has the ability to be simple yet bold, useful and beautiful at the same time – this is what I strive for in my creations. As an avid outdoors person, the beauty of nature often creeps its way into my pieces. Like the natural world, glass has the ability to be simple yet bold, useful and beautiful at the same time – this is what I strive for in my creations.

Ed Coleman

Ed Coleman is a man who lives by colours. Bright ones. He is a visual artist residing in Saint John, New Brunswick, and his signature style using vivid colours and broad brushstrokes has become recognizable by many. Ed paints scenes of nature and water as well as cityscapes using lots of paint, mostly oil but some acrylic.
"I love the architecture and colour of Saint John. I imagine the colours a bit different, bright and vibrant. Also the houses and churches remind me of my birthplace - Newfoundland. I wanted to do a series of big Cityscapes that included Industry, streetscapes and to find the rural feel in the middle of a City."

Amer Alasali

Amer and his family were welcomed to Saint John in 2016 as refugees fleeing the war in their home country of Syria. Most of the boxes in this display were made before the family came to Canada, when they lived in Syria and Egypt.

The Damascene wood mosaic is one of the oldest and most distinguished traditional handicrafts in
Damascus, Syria. It is used decoratively on furniture and wood boxes. Amer learned the art of crafting Damascene wood mosaic from his father at the age of 15 and has been crafting wood mosaics ever since. The handicraft uses various types of coloured woods including Rosewood, Walnut, Almond and Eucalyptus. You will also find materials like seashells intricately webbed into designs. Being able
to make something beautiful and pleasing from simple materials and watch it take form is a great joy and it Amer's hope that his craft will bring joy to others.


Sophia Bella

Sophia came to Canada, leaving her home in Slovakia, almost 50 years ago. For many years she taught art in schools in Saint John and later at Belleisle Regional High School. Since retiring, Sophia has had more time to spend on her artwork. Over the years she has worked in many art and craft mediums, including clay, drawing, painting, batik and the art of bobbin lace.
All through her adult life, landscapes and houses in them, have fascinated Sophia. The paintings in this display - depicting Northern Slovakia - are older watercolours that she has re-worked using markers.

Siyi Xin (Eason)

Siyi Xin (Eason) was born in Beijing, China, in 1975 and became a new immigrant to Saint John two years ago with his family of five. Before he came to Canada, he had a successful career as a professional photographer working for Canon China as a senior consultant and was a member of China Photographers Association.
In his past 20 year’s professional career, he has captured countless images not only from China but from around the world. He feels each photo has its own story and leaves a wonderful memory.
Besides taking photos for his new community, he has been committed to Destination Canada for promoting Canadian tourism with his images, not only for overseas Chinese but also the Chinese inside China. Photos from his lens have captivated hundreds and thousands of Chinese viewers online and helped them appreciate Canada’s beauty, particularly the attractions from the Maritimes.
Mr. Xin and his family have been very active members in our multicultural community since they arrived. The eight photos exhibited here were selected from images of past years’ Asian Heritage Month celebrations taken by Mr. Xin. They form a small window that showcases what a dynamic and diverse culture we have in Saint John.
He has now established his new Kojiabe Image Design Studio and is becoming well known in the community. His motto: images cannot change the world, but they can record beautiful moments.

Toby Graser

To describe Toby Graser’s work over the past thirty years as genuinely expressive, as work which conveys visual strength and as work which flows from within, would appear to be quite accurate. Toby claims that for her ‘the true importance of art lies in the realm of the imagination and of feeling….trying to make visible what is felt as an urge, sensation, an emotional response.
The challenge is to create a work that is complete enough to convey to the viewer a clear and direct image, but to have that image function not as an end but rather he beginning of a continuing aesthetic experience.
She says “like a musician I feel no obligation to mirror the realities of the physical world in my creations, but as in music, the necessity exists to make any artistic statement coherent ,complete and a vehicle of communication.”
Graser always works in series, exploring the imaginative possibilities of a particular combination of shape, colour and texture.
In recent years she has been drawn to collage “for its power to express the sense of something beneath the surface, a peeling away of another dimension, another time, another life.” As a visual artist Toby Graser works hard and works well.
Over the past thirty years she has had more than forty solo exhibitions of her work. A major retrospective of her work toured Canada between 1992 and 1995.
She has participated in countless group exhibitions, exhibiting extensively in the Maritimes, as well as in the rest of Canada and New York
Toby Graser’s work has been the subject of numerous publications over the past two decades. Her work is found in many public collections: The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, The Dep. Of External Affairs, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the New Brunswick Museum.
In Addition she is represented in more than 60 corporate collections in North America and Europe.
- Peter Buckland

Amy C Tonning Alyson Brown Legacy Lane Fibre Mill
Legacy Lane Fiber Mill


Legacy Lane Fiber Mill is a full custom fiber processing facility that provides milling services to fiber producers across Canada and the United States. There you will find an on- site weaving studio which creates fine hand-woven garments and home accessories for wholesale and retail markets. Also on site is a yarn and gift shop where you will find a unique retail experience. The shop offers exotic natural fiber yarns and high quality hand crafted textile items.

For more information, please visit

Gary Kingsley
Kingsley Creations ~ Gary Kingsley


Gary Kingsley is a 41 year old artist living in Saint John, New Brunswick, where he has been cutting, carving and drilling natural stone since 2008. Gary has designed his own workshop to be environmentally-friendly, working with recycled rain water while producing high-quality fertilizer from the rock dust of the stones.

His art work can be found in the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John and the Algonquin hotel in St. Andrews, NB. He can also be seen at the Fredericton farmers’ market on Saturdays and at the Saint Andrews farmers’ market on Thursdays during the summer months. And when cruise ships are in, he has a booth at the Loyalist Plaza in Saint John.

For more information, please visit 

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Joanna Pottle - JP Pottery


I have two different lines of work right now called Sand and Stone.
The work is a combination of two stoneware clays mixed together by hand then wheel thrown and altered. I use a Japanese technique for the Stone series called Mishima which entails carving and in laying the design. The Sand series is created using multiple glazes.

My inspiration comes from my natural environment. Attempting to recreate what exists in the natural world is an ongoing journey. I enjoy challenging myself with the multitude of techniques available with clay and look forward to the road ahead.

For more information, please visit

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Jill Higgins


Inspired by nature in all its beauty, Jill lives and works from her home in Rothesay, NB. Trained and registered as an Architect (Reg. AANB), painting has always been her passion. Staying home with her kids, Jill pursues both her work in architecture and her passion for painting.
Jill works mostly in oils but also in both watercolour and acrylics. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including, landscapes, boats, seascapes and florals.

Jill has recently become the New Brunswick Art Battle Champion and top 6 finalist at the National Art Battle Championships in Ottawa. She has also represented Canada at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, 2015 during Panamania.

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Andrew Giffin

Andrew is from Saint John, but he left the Maritimes in 1981 to study art at the University of Manitoba. In 2005, he felt the pull to come back home and moved to Roachville, just outside of Sussex. We’re happy to have him back home. 

“I’m captured by unusual and interesting landscape formats – strong lines, both vertical and horizontal, curves that repeat. These natural surroundings deeply influence me.” Andrew Giffin

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Sue Hooper

"Journeys" & "Closer to Home" (series) 

Acrylic/Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas 

Sue Hooper is a multi-media artist and a mother of three children. Born in South Africa in 1956, she immigrated to Canada via England in 1962. A graduate of Georgian College of Art in Barrie, Ontario, the artist has worked in visual communications in London, England, Toronto and Saint John. Surrounded by the natural beauty in her home that stretches out into the marsh of the Kennebecasis River, Sue Hooper, along with her mother, Kathy, established the highly regarded Art at Hooper Studios, providing art classes, workshops and instilling a life-long learning of the arts in others. 

These works are inspired by relationships, family, friends and nature; exploring the cycles, the cells of life within the rings of life, the sun and the moon rising everyday. Love, fear, heartache, transformation, the inner and outer worlds and the spaces between, all deeply inform me. When I find an experience in nature inspiring me, I begin a piece. It is like a meditation for me, often layers of 
painting moving through emotions to come to the place to which I’m taken. 

Life is art and art is life.

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David Eastwood

The pieces in this case are a delightful change of pace from my usual production work.

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Darren Emenau

Darren lives along the rural shores of the Saint John River and specializes in using local materials, such as locally dug clays, potash, silica, shale and granite for his glazes. 

Emenau has received consistent recognition for his art practice and professional achievements over the past two decades. His work has been presented across Canada and is included in public and private collections worldwide with numerous publications and exhibitions. 

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Jamie Brown

Valley Welding is located just outside Sussex N.B. and services local industry. It was started by Jim Brown in the late 70s. In 2010 Jim’s son Jamie started producing decorative metal creations. Jamie was inspired by his father to value nature and the environment. He tries to inspire others to do the same with creating simple versions of Mother Nature's master pieces. 

Jamie loves being challenged to create commission pieces which have included railings, chandeliers, tables and sculptures. When he is not working on a client’s project he is working on his Garden Décor, some of which you see here. 

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Brent Rourke

Many boys learn woodworking at the hands of their father, but Brent’s fascination began in woodworking class in high school. 

Since then, he’s continued to pour himself into his craft, and specializes in Shaker-style products, which he says “blend the elegant and practical, functional and decorative, traditional and contemporary at the same time.” 

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Liz Miller

All materials are hand dyed in the studio. Woven on an 8 shaft LeClerc loom. Pattern is an Undulating Twill 
The inspiration for this piece of weaving is the river I have lived on nearly my entire 55 years. I love the water; I especially love the Kennebecasis River. Always moving, always changing colours and patterns with the weather and the seasons. I cannot begin to describe the feeling I get when holding still to listen to the roar it makes on a blustery grey day, it is refreshing, invigorating, and I never tire of it. 
I look to the River for everything, and I feel it is a bellweather for the health of our ecosystem. 
I wanted in some small way to honour it. 

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Alanna Baird

Alanna has been working with recycled metal since 1991, turning up-cycled tin cans into fish sculptures. Using recycled household waste to create sculptures, she redefines the art of recycling. Bean cans, cat food lids and scrap copper roofing are among the materials found in her workshop. Her first fish sculpture attracted much attention and spawned a large body of work over the past 21 years. 

John Mallory

John began carving 12 years ago after meeting bird carver Bob Carney of St. Andrews, from whom he continues to take lessons. His bird carvings have received recognition at various Maritime bird carving shows during the past decade. John has enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors all his life. During summers at his cottage on the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River, he enjoys kayaking and photography. After watching the loons and listening to their mournful cries, he decided to carve this full size loon. The project took three years to complete and was a “ labour of love”. This piece is carved from tupelo wood, and has been textured, burned and painted with acrylics. John resides in St. Stephen with his wife Kathy and is retired from the printing trade.

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Joe & Gudi Pach

Originally from Germany, Joe and Gudi started making jewelry 30 years ago in their spare time. In 2008, Joe enrolled at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton to study metal art. 

Both continued to study jewelry making and in 2009 they opened their studio in Ratter Corner, near Sussex. 

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Jeneca Klausen

The raw and refined are partners in my jewellery, stimulated by the fog & the salt air. Natural things like water, winter and the woods move me. My designs come from an intrinsic fascination for the understated beauties of the natural world and more specifically, my natural surroundings here in Saint John. My jewellery conveys an easy sense of space, an awareness of the living architecture of metal and stone worn on the body. A balanced asymmetry is my trademark.

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Philip Savage

A self-taught wood worker and member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, Philip has been creating beautiful furniture and carvings since the early ‘90s. 

Philip also works as a landscape gardener and lives on the Kingston Peninsula.

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David Meade

Over the past 32 years I have taught technical and vocational courses. In retirement I wanted to retain these skills and my love of wood made woodworking a natural choice. I love being able to work at my own pace and rhythm and to create pieces that challenge my skills. Most of the wood I use – maple, birch, cedar, butternut, ash (and occasionally pine) - is locally sourced. My time spent creating work is both relaxing and rewarding.

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Judy Tait

Judy works with clay from the New Brunswick Fundy Shore marshlands. There is a tradition and history of brick making surrounding her studio, so she likes to think of her work as a continuation of the industry using this clay. She tries to work with the clay’s underlying qualities and textures, incorporating leaves and an assortment of other natural objects to produce surface designs. 

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Diane Cosman

I started rug hooking in 1987 and have been at it ever since. I love being able to use recycled wool from old clothing to create designs and pictures, and I’m partial to rugs that are used on the floor and get walked on every day. So this wall hanging is a bit of a departure for me as it uses quite a lot of new yarn that I couldn’t resist buying. 

Because of the beautiful shades of blues and greens in my new yarn I decided on an ocean scene. I used to live in Newfoundland and its rugged, rocky beauty inspired this depiction of a small village with a lighthouse. I hooked the scene in two separate panels that can either be hung side by side to complete the image – or be displayed on a corner with the image connecting where the two sides meet 

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George Fry

Educated in all aspects of theatre design, George worked in film, theatre, television and graphic design in England before moving to New Brunswick in 1963. 

George is well known in both the local & international arts communities for the incredible masks he has created. 

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Tim Isaac

Originally from Manitoba, Tim moved to New Brunswick in 1992 where he has worked as a potter (stoneware, earthenware and raku) and as a successful musician (playing cello and doing vocals in the folk/roots duo "Isaac and Blewett" for 15 years and more recently in the pop duo "Lovestorm" with partner Nina Khosla.

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Kathy Hooper

Painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist, Kathy Hooper won the 1994 Strathbutler Award for excellence in visual arts and craft in New Brunswick. Born in Africa, she studied in England and South Africa before moving to Canada in the early 1960s with her husband and three young children. Kathy lives in Hampton. 

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Darren Byers

Darren Byers has been building furniture and working with wood for over 20 years. Over the past 12 years he has focused on sculpting and wood carving. 

His work is housed across Canada, the US and Europe. Darren lives near Sussex. 

Mary Powers

With her love of creativity and design, Mary now finds it quite confining to simply make pictures out of stained glass. She enjoys letting the colour and texture of each geometric piece speak for itself. 

Simple and complex are a coinciding occurrence of today’s culture, so her pieces convey that special feeling of unusual beauty and calmness. 

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Sara Wormell

Sara Wormell is a Fredericton, New Brunswick based wedding and portrait photographer. Born and raised in the Maritimes, she has an appreciation for Maritime life and capturing moments that represent what living in this beautiful part of the world is all about. She works mostly in natural light and on location. Her website portfolio is full of work from all over the Maritimes, most specifically New Brunswick.

Shawn Duffy

Shawn has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. His biggest inspiration came from three years he spent in Lesotho, Africa, where he learned techniques from a Ugandan batik artist – a truly invaluable experience. 

“He taught me techniques I will never forget. That’s where I got my drive to do portraiture.” 

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Brian Comeau

Brian's inspiration is drawn from the natural beauty of the Maritimes, with its picturesque landscapes, majestic coastlines and beautiful lakes and rivers. The Bay of Fundy with its highest tides in the world and rocky rugged coastlines, is a favourite destination of his. Brian lives in Saint John with his wife and three children.

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Rob Roy

Well-known New Brunswick photographer Rob Roy lives and works in the historic Trinity Royal area of Saint John. Although Rob has worked as a commercial photographer, he is best known for his artistic projects, which are particularly evident in his book Saint John (first published in 2004 and reprinted in 2013). This much loved book brings together everyday scenes of Saint John and has been a must-have book for visitors and residents of the city. 

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Maja Padrov Pottery

This recent work reflects my interests in clay's ability to mimic other materials, in this case metal. These vessels are made using two basic pottery techniques: throwing on a wheel and handbuilding. Although I am attracted to the visual language of metal, and surfaces have an appearance of cast iron, each of my pieces remains a work of pottery.

Helga Lobb

Helga Lobb was born in Czechoslovakia and has lived in Hampton since 1970. She started her full-time painting career in 1989 and has participated in a number of art seminars in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as well as workshops in Montpellier, France and Sienna, Italy. She has taken part in a number of Solo Shows and Group Exhibitions in Saint John , Moncton, Shediac, St, Andrews and Fredericton. 

Helga has absorbed the character of her environment and her paintings convey the feeling of the ever-changing scenery of her adopted Maritime countryside. She captures the richness and vitality of the subject with lyricism and serenity, achieving a complete integration of all elements. She is also juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council. 

See more of Helga's work at Handworks Gallery, 12 King Street, Saint John, NB 

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Manami Fukuda Stokes-Rees

Catch me 
New Brunswick is recognised as lobster capital of the world with its booming lobster fishing industry and traditions of shellfish on the menu. The lobster is therefore a symbol of the Maritimes and also the top attraction of our region's culinary experience. I would like to welcome travelers to Saint John with the iconic image of this Bay of Fundy legend. Hope you find your own! 

Purple Wolf 
Lupins are one of my favorite summer flowers in New Brunswick. The vigorous growth of the lupin emerges from a hard environment, spreading colourful flowers across our province’s meadows. According to the latin naming of flowers, “Lupinus” translates to wolf. These tall, elegant flowers are symbolic of imagination, happiness and voraciousness. I would like to share those beautiful wild "wolf" with visitors to New Brunswick. Hopefully you will discover them! 

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Ken Waiwood

Alabaster Bowls 

I was inspired to turn stone after noting the incredible bowls that were created in ancient Egypt and after seeing the beautiful alabaster bowls turned by Max Krimmel in the US. These alabaster bowls were delicate, thin-walled (2-3 mm), translucent and surprisingly light. The light enhances the natural beauty of the stone. I collect all my own stone from active and abandoned quarries in NB and NS plus a few from other parts of the world. These minerals include: alabaster, anhydrite, serpentine, calcite, fluorite and Howelite. The dominant colours include white, pink, gray, orange, brown, green, blue and raspberry. Variation in colour and veining is the result of “contamination” of the stone by other minerals and metals such as iron. Exotic woods, pewter and contrasting stone are used for rims and bases. 

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Martha Millard

There is something special about things made out of clay. Each piece unique and imperfect--very much like ourselves.

My pottery is constantly changing and evolving. Most is functional, although some pieces are purely whimsical. The functional forms are simple, with subtle altercations, a little texturing, and glazes that blend together seamlessly; pleasing both to the eye and the hand. It is designed to be used and enjoyeddaily. Because each piece is made by hand, no two are identical. This is due to the nature of the clay, the glaze, and me leaving signs of the creative process-- like throwing lines and marks from tools or my fingers.

The method I use depends on the piece being made, either wheel thrown or hand built using slabs. I use fine white stoneware clay. It is fired in an electric kiln to 1250 degrees F. The pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Darin Bavis

Darin Bavis is the creative artist behind Nature's Canvas. All his pieces start from tree fungi harvested in New Brunswick, which are then dehydrated using the sun, to create a more rigid piece. From there Darin draws local forest and coastal scenes on the bright underside of the fungus using water-proof and fade-proof ink. 

He is a self taught artist, who started sketching and painting at a very young age. 

He has always been inspired by his surroundings. He grew up playing in the woods and was always curious about mushrooms. Enjoy these one-of-a-kind pieces! 

Werner Arnold

Werner Arnold is widely recognized for his unique, highly original style of modernist sculpture featuring colourful, intricate images, and for his technical virtuosity. Over the years, he has explored various themes including the world of the circus, masks and carnivals, the animal kingdon, mythology and medieval imagery. He strives, both visually and aesthetically, to show a sense of style, balance and humour in all his work

Mary Kay O'Brien

These paintings are a part of a series in which I was using the theme of Millfiore, as found particularly in Itlalian art glass. Millefiore patterns are rich in variety of design and colour, created to delight the eye. My intention in this series was to use the millefiore theme to reflect the four seasons.

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Nicholas McCaig

Nicholas lives with his wife Heather in a log house nestled in the heart of the countryside where he is nurturing a growing passion for flameworking glass. Here he draws influences from the quiet serene life and seasonal rhythms of Canada's East Coast. 
"Light, water, and music in their infinite ephemeral arrangements have always been a source of inspiration. My body of work is the result of these natural inspirations united with the desire to create an object unto itself."

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