Category Archives: State of the Art

Take a Break

Looking to nurture your child’s interest in arts? Sign them up for our Winter Break Art Camps!

Week 1 | February 21 – February 24

Week 2 | February 27 – March 3

Visit our website for more details –

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Crayola Time

Saturday, December 10th at 10am at the Kings Playhouse.

This workshop is free of charge, however numbers are extremely limited and registration is required. 
Register here:

**Recommended for ages 6-14, but all ages are welcome!**

Join professional artist Patrick Guindon as he leads a workshop on painting in a folk-art style, using thick black lines and big, bold shapes and colours. You’ll walk away with a completed painting you’ll be proud to gift to someone this holiday season! 

Patrick teaches workshops so that every artist can express their own voice and style, whether you’re brand new to painting, a little nervous, or a seasoned pro. He’ll teach you the method, and guide you through techniques specific to your own needs in the moment. 

The workshop begins with about 10-15 minutes of instruction, and then a solid hour and a half to work on your piece. Some artists work faster than others, so the allotted time is around two hours in total for the workshop.

Patrick Guindon has been teaching for the past fourteen years in both traditional school systems and in private art class and workshops. After leaving his career as an Ontario elementary teacher in 2020, he moved with his partner and four young kids to Prince Edward Island, where he’s set up an art process studio for children and paints professionally. Patrick’s focus as an artist and teacher is always on the process and on bringing out the confidence, capabilities, and voice of every artist he works with.

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Provoking a Thought

Restrict is one of the many thought provoking pieces on display in The Gallery @ The Guild.

Multi-media artist, Sarah Noonan, and Painter, Erica Beyea have collaborated to create the Twists & Turns exhibit, exploring big changes that have gone on in their lives in recent years.

Stop in and experience their stories before it’s too late! Twist & Turns runs now until July 25.

📍 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE

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Eight Artists On the Move


June 4, 2022 – February 4, 2022

This exhibition tracks the changing careers of eight notable Canadian artists by bringing their recent work into comparison with earlier pieces in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery collection. These pairings, which function as focal points of artistic biographies, illuminate the way the trajectories of individual lives and careers reshape our interpretation of works of art from the past.  

The exhibition is curated by Pan Wendt.

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Porcupine Art Revisited

Matues Revisited

June 11, 2022 – September 11, 2022

A collection of vibrant porcupine quillwork art created by The Quill Sisters collective, three artists from Epekwitk that have dedicated their time, passion, and creativity to reinvigorating the unique and dynamic tradition of Mi’kmaw quillwork embellishment on birchbark forms, will be featured in the Fredric and Ogden Martin Concourse Gallery. Matues Revisited is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia and the Mary E Black Gallery.

Curated by Aiden Gillis.

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Check Out the Summer Trade

The Summer Trade

June 11, 2022 – October 9, 2022

Tourism is a transaction, but also, a complicated set of relationships that subtly shapes both guest and host. By its nature, tourism also holds up a mirror to the host society in which it can see a version of itself. Over the long arc of tourism’s history on Prince Edward Island, stretching from the early Victorian period to today’s economic juggernaut, the summer trade has consistently promoted the restorative effects of the province’s healthy climate, pastoral landscape, and rural culture, and continually refined the tools it uses to reach, attract, and satisfy visitors. Using images and artifacts, The Summer Trade at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery will trace change and continuity in the story of tourism in the Garden of the Gulf over a period of 150 years through a series of thematic modules spanning promotion, transportation (to and within the province), accommodations, attractions, souvenirs, and host-visitor relations. It is a tale of boosters and knockers, promoters and providers, and, of course, tourists in search of what travel brings: entertainment, experience, and the recovery of innocence. 

Curated by Ed MacDonald and Alan MacEachern.

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