National Selfie Day!

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The BBC has officially named April 7th National Selfie Day! Let’s celebrate by taking as many “#SelfieInTheGallery”s as possible. Each time you post a selfie you took in the CBUAG and tag us in it, your name is entered to win a prize!

So make sure your cellphones are fully charged before you come out to the CBU Art Gallery!

To submit your selfie and have it featured here simply tag your Instagram or Twitter image as #SelfieInTheGallery, post it on our Facebook page CBU Art Gallery, or submit it through email to


ProletariART 2015: PSA

proletariart 2015 postcard front 6x4ProletariART 2015 has come to  an end. This was a great exhibition, a real favourite among the CB community. We want to remind all of our artists that it is time to pick up your art. You can do so from now until Friday (March 6) from 10AM – 4PM.

ProletariART 2015: The People’s Art Exhibit

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ProletariART 2015 is the CBU Art Gallery’s fourth annual community exhibition. More than 135 artists from all over Cape Breton island responded to the call for entries. Works were created using a variety of materials from traditional art and craft media to found objects and household items. In addition to works by children, youth, professional and emerging artists, this year’s ProletariART includes a number of collaborations by community groups.
At the heart of the community exhibition is the drive to create and share experiences with others. Come visit the CBU Art Gallery and celebrate the diversity and creativity in our community. ProletariArt is open until February 27, 2015.
Image: Noah’s Ark, The Angel’s Loft Workshop (L’Arche Cape Breton), mixed media on board, 2014.

ProletariART Selfies

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We had a great time at the opening reception for ProletariART 2015. There was an amazing turn out and a lot of selfies taken. As you may know we have a campaign running called #SelfieInTheGallery where you take a selfie of yourself enjoying all the art we have to offer in the gallery. Below are some of the selfies taken at the opening.

This is another great example of a #SelfieInTheGallery !

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To submit your selfie and have it featured here simply tag your Instagram image as #SelfieInTheGallery, post it on our Facebook page CBU Art Gallery, or submit it through email to

Open Call for Artists: ProletariART 2015

ProletariART 2015: The People’s Art Exhibit

Each year, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a non-juried community exhibition. ProletariART: The People’s Art Exhibition is an extraordinary demonstration of community creativity, to find out more, including guidelines for participation, see the Guidelines and Submission Form. Are you a member of a youth group? Do you want to know more about how you can get involved in ProletariART? Check out our Call for Youth Artists!

ProletariART Artist Support

Considering participating this year? We’ve created a series of weekly posts to help support, motivate and inspire:

Part One, Alex Colville: Planning for Magic//    Dec 1, 2014

Part Two, Amalie Atkins: Inviting the Viewer//    Dec 7, 2014

Part Three, Art in Unconventional Spaces//    Dec 23, 2014