Expertly curated local and National Exhibitions

AX is committed to developing, supporting and promoting exhibition opportunities and experiences for New Brunswick artists. In choosing exhibitions, AX seeks a balance of established and emerging artists, exhibiting works from our community and beyond.

Handmade art is unique, and when you find a one-of-a-kind piece that inspires you personally, it’s a wonderful way to enrich your space and even improve your mental health. By purchasing art from AX, you’re supporting local artists and our charitable organization at the same time.

In the Gallery...

March 15 - 30

AX Student Art Show

Upcoming Exhibitions

Forlorn Tales by Natt Cann

April 5 – June 1

Calls and Proposals

Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions – Ceramics at Hand: Foraged and Formed

AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in our upcoming exhibition titled Ceramics at Hand: Foraged and Formed. This exhibition is scheduled to run concurrently with our Ceramics Conference, set to take place in October 2024.

The overarching theme of our conference centers around the paramount concept of “sustainability.” For the Ceramics at Hand: Foraged and Formed Exhibition, we are actively seeking artists who exemplify the spirit of sustainability by creating their pieces using locally sourced materials or employing innovative techniques that minimize the ecological impact on our planet’s finite resources. Whether you are delving into the excavation of your clay, pioneering inventive methods to repurpose ceramic remnants, or finding other ways to work sustainably, we wholeheartedly encourage you to submit your work for consideration.

This opportunity is extended exclusively to ceramic artists residing in the regions of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is important to note that there is no application fee, and selected artists will receive remuneration in accordance with CARFAC guidelines.

Each artist is invited to submit up to three of their finest pieces for consideration. Please be aware that the deadline for applications is April 1, 2024, at midnight Atlantic Time. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase the exceptional talents of artists who are committed to both their craft and employing sustainable practices.


Call for Submissions

Call For Submissions – Body Work

AX is seeking applications from New Brunswick Tattoo Artists for an exhibition titled Body Work during June and July of 2024 in our gallery space. With the help of local tattoo artists, Joey Saindon and Jesse-Lynn Jenkins, we have developed an exhibition plan to highlight the rich history and art of tattooing. The objective of Body Work is to feature the best of New Brunswick’s tattoo artists, but to also give these artists a platform to showcase their talents beyond tattooing. While the focal point of the exhibition will be body art, we are also seeking fine art and craft made by applicants, as well as artifacts related to the history of tattoos. We encourage artists practicing a variety of tattooing techniques and methods, including non-electric forms of tattooing, to fill out and submit our brief application to be considered for this unique opportunity. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024. 


In addition to the exhibition, AX will be hosting a Tattoo Flash Fundraiser event that will run on Sunday, July 14th from 10am to 10pm. AX will select 10 interested artists to offer $100-$150 tattoos off the Flash Sheet of their making. Artists can determine whether they would like to accept walk-in clients or pre-bookings for the event. AX will be available to help with the coordination of the bookings, if artists require. $20 from each Tattoo will be donated to AX as part of our Fundraising initiative. We will also be offering other activities, food and beverages throughout the duration of the event.


Call for Exhibition Proposals

Professional and emerging artists/artist teams working in all mediums are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for solo, group, or curates exhibitions. The deadline for proposal submissions for next season has passed, but we accept proposals year round for later dates.

AX is committed to developing, supporting and promoting exhibition opportunities and experiences for New Brunswick artists from established and underrepresented communities. In choosing exhibitions, AX seeks a balance of established and emerging artists, exhibiting works fro our region and beyond. AX is also dedicated to exhibiting children’s art and student work created in local-area schools and through our own programming.

AX offers an average of six exhibitions a year and strives to pay artists fair compensation for the right to exhibit their work. We include artist fees based on national CARFAC standards in all grant applications so there fees can be paid to artists whenever possible. AX’s exhibitions are selected by a rotating panel of respected artists and art educators knowledgeable in the discipline involved. The selected juries base their decisions on the artist’d statement and images submitted as part of exhibitions proposals.

While you may suggest a curator as part of your proposal, AX is under no obligation to pay this curator or work with them directly. In your proposal, please clarify if you are willing to work with a curator of AX’s choosing. If you are proposing a curator, please include their credentials along with your proposal.

All artists interested in submitting an exhibtion proposal should also refer to our sample artist agreement before submitting as it clarifies requirements assiciated with exhibiting at AX.

In your proposal, please include:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone, email, website)
  • Are you applying for a solo artist show, a group show, or a show you will curate?
  • Title of your proposed exhibiton
  • Approximate number of pieces and dimensions
  • Project description (max. 500 words), including:
    • artist statement
    • concept for proposed exhibit
    • what are you trying to achieve
    • Note: If you would prefer to present your project description by video, you may upload a 2 to 3 minute (maximum) video clip to YouTube and share the link with us.
  • Arts resume/CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • Artist biography, including training and exhibiton history (no more than 500 words)
  • 10 digital (JPG) images of work with an accompanying numbered image list specifying title, media, dimensions, and year of work. Can send images on a USB stick, through Dropbox.com or WeTransfer, or by email – website links to supplementary visual materials are also welcome. Images submitted by email must be no larger than 1024 pixels at the longest dimension, adn no more than 150 dpi. 

Applications may be submitted electronically to: admin@axartscentre.ca (please include AX Exhibition Proposal int he subject line of the email). Or mailed/dropped off in person to:
AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex
12 Maple Ave., Sussex, NB E4E2N5

Preparing a proposal? Have a look at our gallery dimensions and photos for context. If you have any questions about the proposal process, contact: admin@axartscentre.ca