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 Winner of the Colchester Counry Art Acquisition Program 2016

Keith Cheyne

Keith Cheyne began carving in 1997 and started with flat work, faces, etc. He then began creating ducks and competed in Halifax, PEI, New Brunswick, & Ontario in several art shows.

Keith has also become involved in many painting sessions. He’s hand carved birds have been in competition for years and there are as close to realistic as possible. One of them also being included in a display were one of them is being floated in a tank. Keith creates even smaller song birds which also means a great deal of work on their presentation. Keith enjoys creating, carving, he says they are interesting and it’s just so fun.




Janice Guinan's Phantom Ship of the Norththumberland Strait

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Christene Sandeson's- Freeze and Thaw

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Winner of the 2014 Art Aquisition Program - Deborah MacDonald

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Winner of the 2013 Art Aquisition Program - Ben McLellan

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McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Truro Campus

Recognizing the importance of the culture community within the County and the Province, the Municipality of Colchester is proud to host an Annual Art Acquisition featuring various pieces from local artists. During the show a work of art is selected by a committee and added to the permanent public display on the main floor of the County of Colchester Courthouse, located at 1 Church St., Truro. The selection is based on quality of the art, the historic development and lifestyle of Colchester County and the medium used.

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Co-sponsored by the Municipality of Colchester and the Truro Art Society, this year’s Art Acquisition Show runs from November 6th to 30th at the McCarthy Gallery, NSCC Truro on 36 Arthur St.



The Municipality of Colchester Art Collection

The Municipality's art collection is maintained as a permanent public display of the importance of the cultural community within the County and the province. If you wish to view the past selections, the collection is presently hanging on the main floor of the County Courthouse, 1 Church Street, Truro.

"The Collection reflects the historic and artistic development of Colchester County and its artists"