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Colchester Annual Art Acquisition Program

Located In Colchester County
Where To Find Us
Municipality of the County of Colchester- Recreation Services
1 Church St, 3rd Floor
Truro, NS B2N 3Z5
Areas Served Colchester County
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Phone 902-897-3185
Contact Recreation Services, Municipality of the County of Colchester
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Information The intention of the Colchester Art Acquisition is to continue a collection of visual art which reflects the historic and artistic development of the county and its artists, recognizing the importance of the culture community within the county and the province. 
Each year, the Municipality of the County of Colchester is proud to host an Art Show featuring various pieces from local artists. During each show, a work of art is selected 
by a committee to be purchased by the Municipality to expand the Colchester's collection. The chosen selection is added to the permanent public display on the main floor of the County Courthouse and the artists’ biography is added to a book which displays the history of the program. The Annual Art Show, open to the public, is cohosted by the Municipality of Colchester and the Truro Arts Society.  
Selection Process 
The Art Show 
Provides artists with the opportunity to display a maximum of three works of art for the Selection Committee and general public. 
Selection of Art Piece 
After acquainting themselves with the County's Art Collection, the Selection Committee then views the submissions and makes a decision. 
A formal announcement of the selection is made at a reception held by the Municipality for the artists, Selection Committee, County Council and media. 
Purchase Arrangement 
As part of the purchase arrangement, the artist whose work is chosen will be asked to serve on the Selection Committee for the following year. 
Criteria for Selection 
The selection committee takes each of the following into consideration when selecting a piece: 
Quality Art 
Good composition, technical competence, presentation (in terms of preservation) and the relevance of the style and development of the artist. 
The Historic Development and Lifestyle of Colchester County 
This is secondary, but a required criteria. 
The collection is balanced with a variety of media. The Selection Committee is asked to acquaint themselves with the collection before the selection. 
The Selection Committee will include:  
  • A representative from a public community art organization
  • A member of Colchester County Council
  • A representative from Colchester Recreation Services
  • A professional or recognized artist
  • The artist whose work was selected the previous year
Dates The dates for 2017 are TBD.
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Tags Cultural ; Festivals/Events ; Fundy Connect ; Recreation Categories ; Visual Arts