Thursday, September 20, 2018

Charley Young Mentors Emerging Nova Scotia Artist in Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program

Charley Young.
Charley Young will mentor an emerging Nova Scotia artist in VANS 2018-19 Mentorship Program

Visual Arts Nova Scotia has announced the participants of their 2018-19 Mentorship Program. 

The artists are Carrie Allison, Emily Lawrence, Jenny Yujia Shi, and Katharine Vingoe-Cram. The mentors are Ursula Johnson, Peter Dykhuis, Karin Cope, and Charley Young.

The 10-month program supports four dedicated emerging Nova Scotian artists who are individually paired with established artists and mentors. 

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Charley received a Talent Trust scholarship to help support her studies at NSCAD University as she pursued her BFA. In 2012 she received the Charlotte Wilson-Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award and the Lieutenant Governor Award.

She holds an MFA from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

Installation by Charley Young
Charley has been Artist-in-Residence at the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, the Vermont Studio Centre in Johnson Vermont, and Spark Box Studios in Picton County, Ontario and The Banff Centre, in Banff, Alberta. In 2014 she participated in the Arctic Circle Program Expedition to Svalbard, Norway.

Charley is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is primarily drawing, sculpture, and public installation. She teaches traditional and non-traditional approaches to drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University and Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

To learn more about Charley Young and see her work, visit her website at

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