1000 Words poster

1,000 Words: An Exhibition of Illustration was a group show of work by Nova Scotia artists working in illustration. The exhibition was displayed at Teichert Gallery from November 14 to December 1, 2019.

The work of 18 illustrators was featured and available for sale:

  • Rose Adams
  • Jenni Blackmore
  • Sarah Jane Conklin
  • Briana Corr Scott
  • Mollie Cronin
  • Angela Doak
  • Belle DeMont
  • Letitia Fraser
  • Emma FitzGerald
  • Doretta Groenendyk
  • Patsy MacKinnon
  • Patrick McWade
  • Su Rogers
  • Marijke Simons
  • Sydney Smith
  • Lauren Soloy
  • Frances Wolfe
  • Jack Wong

Participating illustrators attended the 1,000 Words opening reception, held on November 14, 2019, where they discussed their work with the public and signed copies of their books, made available for sale by Woozles, Canada's oldest children's bookstore. A closing children's storytime event, held on December 1, 2019, featured a storyteller from Woozles as well as author-illustrators Doretta Groenendyk (A Harbour Seal in HalifaxYou Make Me Happy; Love You More Than Anything) and Briana Corr Scott (She Dreams of Sable Island), who provided live illustration demos and answered questions about their work.

Submission Process

Teichert Gallery received submissions for 1,000 Words until November 2, 2019. Eligible artworks included framed works, gallery canvasses, limited-edition prints (in runs of 50 or fewer), and photographs (signed and numbered by the artist). Each artist could submit up to five works for consideration. There was no submission fee.

The final selection of works was decided by a volunteer accessions committee, which was administered by Teichert Gallery.


The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is grateful to Teichert Gallery for their partnership in realizing this project.