Truro Art Society

About the Truro Art Society

The Truro Art Society, or TAS as it is often called, has been active since 1969. Operating as a non-profit, we are an entirely volunteer-based team of culture-minded individuals who work together to champion the development of artists and the arts in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. 

Hosting a number of shows each year in the McCarthy Gallery (the library of the NSCC Truro Campus), we also provide opportunity for artists to exhibit their work through partnerships at various other regional locations at significant times during the year. We invite Guests to speak, share and teach both in the workshop format and at general meetings. We generally aim to hold 4 workshops a year in a variety of genres, topics, and skill levels. 

If you are reading this, you have a place in TAS. Join us!


We have both individual and family rates to cover a yearly membership fee. Join and show your work, receive discounts on workshops, attend special members only workshops, and help put on actual gallery shows! You can also join the executive to help with running TAS by setting and implementing goals that will help this Society continue into this new millennium.

What is the Truro Art Society?

TAS was formed in 1969 to support the development of art and artists in the Truro and surrounding area of Nova Scotia by sponsoring individual and group exhibitions, offering available workshops and providing education and information to the artist community and its patrons. Run entirely by a volunteer membership of over 100 artists and community members from all over Nova Scotia, TAS puts on 6 to 10 exhibitions annually and sends out a regular newsletter to its membership.

Where are TAS exhibitions held?

TAS is accommodated in the recently renovated gallery space in the Nova Scotia Community College Truro Campus’ McCarthy Hall Library.

Why become a member of TAS?

TAS provides safe and supportive exhibition opportunities for its membership at regular intervals throughout the year.

Volunteering with TAS is a great way to learn how an exhibition is put together, from the initial contact with the artist to the invitations, publicity, opening reception and installation of the artwork.

TAS provides regular information regarding upcoming exhibitions, opening night receptions, and workshops to members through its newsletter.

How do I become an active member of TAS once I pay my dues?

Submit your artwork for exhibitions as part of a group show and/or request a solo show. Attend opening receptions. Attend workshops. Get acquainted with other TAS members and the community.

Volunteer to help put on an exhibition, or become a member of our executive.

And be sure to attend the general and annual meetings to help us promote and shape the arts and culture of central Nova Scotia!

2016 Truro Art Society Executive


President: Joel Calabrese

Co-President: Rob MacIntosh

Past President: Marilyn Whalen

Secretary: Mary Main

Treasurer: Matt Taylor

Show Director: Brandt Eisner

Social Chair Person: vacant


Christene Sandeson