About Us


DVAS (Dartmouth Visual Art Society) is a relatively young arts organization formed in 1987 by local artists to support and promote visual arts in the community.

The diverse needs of the membership are addressed through a dynamic program of workshops, exhibitions, newsletters and meetings.

Currently, DVAS has an Annual General Meeting in January with the election of officers.  Additional meetings are held as required.

DVAS has been energized by the artistic diversity in the larger community.  Membership continues to grow at a steady pace.  The ideas and creativity that each new member brings are most welcome. 

For each of the past several years, DVAS has provided a limited scholarship to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree.

Interested in joining DVAS?

We provide an annual membership that runs from January to December, but new members are welcome to join us at any time.  Membership fees are $25.00 per year, renewal is every January.  Any inquiries should be directed to our temporary membership coordinator: Jackie Boudreau. Membership dues must be paid-up at least 60 days before any SHOW participation.  If you change your e-mail address, please inform  Jackie Boudreau.

Please direct dues to

DVAS Membership

C/O Jackie Boudreau

47 O’Connell Drive

Porter’s Lake, NS

B3E 1N7



DVAS EXEC will need a nomination for the position of Membership Chair for 2017

If you feel you could fill this position or wish to nominate a member please direct this information to

Katherine Little, Nominations Chair   katherinelittle334@gmail.com

Thanks to Tilly who has filled this membership role for DVAS for many years. 

Sheila Taylor (DVAS E Mailer)

Executive and Committee Members

  • Acting President, Bert Staples
  • Vice-President, ….
  • Secretary, Kathy Snell
  • Treasurer, …….
  • Membership, ………
  • Workshop Planner, ….
  • Workshop Registrar, Violet Robinson
  • Publicity, Rena Waters
  • Exhibitions, Suzanne Hastings-James
  • Telephone, Donna Morris
  • Nominating, Katherine Little
  • Web Site Madame, Dorothea LeBlanc
  • Brochure/Newsletter ….
  • Studio Group, Sandra Harrison
  • Scholarship, Joe Murphy
  • Email, Sheila Taylor
  • Member at Large, Doug Scott
  • Hospitality, Kitty Wiley