Alchemy, Actually 2014

Welcome to Alchemy, Actually 2014,an exciting new arts event in Nova Scotia.

What is, Alchemy Actually?

Well, alchemy is the process of turning something ordinary into something extraordinary.

Alchemy, Actually is a celebration of the metal arts in Nova Scotia and the artists who turn ordinary metal into extraordinary works of art. It’s also a brand new fund-raising gala for the Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia (MAGNS), a not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness about the metal arts and promoting interest in the extraordinary work of metal artists in Nova Scotia. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the educational and promotional activities of MAGNS.

How does the fund-raiser work?

Artists from across the province have generously donated pieces of their work. You purchase a ticket, attend the event, and you’re entitled to take away one of these amazing creations. That’s right, we guarantee that you’ll leave Alchemy, Actually with an original piece of art for your very own.

Early in the evening you’ll have a chance to look at all the art on display and see what tickles your fancy. Enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, get a drink at the cash bar, and then sit back – or sit on the edge of your seat – as we draw tickets one at a time and invite the ticket holder to choose one piece of art and take it away. We have more than 65 pieces of art, but just 60 tickets so that every ticket holder will have a selection of art to choose from. We also have wonderful door prizes that will be awarded throughout the evening.

How much does it cost?

Tickets are $65 each. That’s a real bargain, because each piece of art is worth at least $100 retail and some much more. So, for the cost of a ticket, you’ll get to see some wonderful art, meet some of the artists, enjoy an evening out, and walk away with a piece of original art. You’ll also be eligible for the door prizes.

When is it?

Alchemy, Actually will be held the evening of October 23, 2014, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the World Trade and Convention Centre in the Summit Suite.

Didn’t get your favourite piece?

Did someone else pick your favourite piece before you got a chance to choose? Well, isn’t it great to have good taste? But seriously, if you want to buy a piece from one of our featured artists, we’ll have contact information for all of them and some of them will be at the event. About a dozen of the artists will also have work to sell in our Vendor’s Hall.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!!!

More than half of the tickets are already gone. Don’t miss out on your chance to get a fabulous piece of original art at an incredible discount. Get in touch with one of us today.

Susan 902-402-7170
Pam 902-403-1230
Arlene 902-448-0640
Shahab 902-401-9652
Barbara 902-454-6755

NSDCC Summer Market

The Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia will have a booth at the NSDCC Designer Craft Show, July 18 – 21, 2014. All members are invited to submit work to be sold from the booth. We also need volunteers to work the booth. Please contact Shahab Rowshan for details. NSDCC SHOW

Important Information

In order to comply with the new Anti-spam legislation an e-mail has been sent to all guild members with a small form to get your consent to be able to continue to send you email from the guild.

If you did not receive this e-mail please contact Graeme Ross @

If you would prefer not to receive e-mail from the guild then the website will be the main source for information regarding the guild. Please check back often.


AGM Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the AGM is tomorrow, June 21 From 4PM to 6PM

The Address is 370 Crows Nest Drive in Halifax and as usual it is a potluck.

Thanks and we hope to see as many people as possible there.



NSDCC Summer Show

If anybody is interested in Participating in the NSDCC summer show as a vendor in a guild booth please contact Graeme Ross at for details.

We had a booth at the NSDCC Christmas show and it was very successful.



Call for Volonteers

Hi Everybody,

We have been asked to provide some metalworking demonstrations for some upcoming events.

Saturday May 10

We have been asked to provide some demonstrations at the Mary Black Gallery on Saturday May the 10th from 1000 to 1600

There will be a workbench provided

Friday July 18- Saturday July 20

We have been asked to provide some demonstrations for the NSDCC Summer Show There are open slots for demonstration from Friday July 18th to Sunday July 20th

If anybody is interested in volunteering please contact Graeme Ross at

April Meeting

Hello Everybody,

Please excuse the lateness of this notice.

April’s meeting will be held on Friday the 25th of March at the NSDCC Studio at 1096 Marginal Rd from 7-9 PM

Pam Feindel will be continuing her metal clay demonstration from the March meeting.


March Meeting

This months meeting will be held on Friday the 28th of March from 7-9 PM at the NSCCD metal shop at 1096 Marginal Rd.

Arlene Driscoll will be providing a swap top demo to show how to flat lap stones.

Unfortunately there will be no workshop this month.

February Meeting(Date!)

Very sorry, the date for the Feb meeting was omitted from the previous post.

The meeting is on Friday the 21st of Feb.

Very sorry for the error.


New Mail System

We’re please to announce that out new mail out system is now up and running.

Instead of a handwritten notice regarding meetings and events, we will now be able to mail the information that is posted in the website directly to the members in a newsletter format.

If you have any questions regarding this new format please contact Graeme at