Kim Laprairie: Featured Mosaic Artist #3

KimLaprairiePicture“I am a twenty something mom of three, originally from the prairies of Canada. My husband and I are on the East Coast in order for him to pursue graduate studies. We have three small boys and a bunny.”

“I feel so inspired by the beauty all around me and I love to attempt replicating some of that beauty through my own art. I generally use acrylics, but occasionally dabble in ink or watercolours. My subjects are often from nature and I love using bold colours that will brighten up a room.”

“This will be my second year contributing to the Mosaic. I experience my own mental health issues and know the value of the resources and support that CMHA Hal-Dart provides.”

To view some of her pieces and learn more about Kim visit

Please email Catherine at or call 902-455-5445 if you want to be one of the artists featured on our site!
Note: in order to be featured you must be a previous or current artist of the Mosaic for Mental Health

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Nora Gross: Featured Mosaic Artist #2


NoraGrossPictureNora studied watercolour with nationally and internationally known art instructors and attended the College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has been shown in many solo and group shows in Canada.

As a watercolour instructor, she is in demand by art groups in the Maritime Provinces and demonstrates product for art stores and art supply companies. She has acted as juror in many art Exhibitions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In 2005 Nora was elected membership in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Paintings are shown at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Visual Voice in Truro, Lyghtesome Gallery in Antigonish, Art 1274 Hollis Gallery in Halifax.

To learn more about Nora and her work visit:


If you like to become a Featured Mosaic Artist contact Catherine at 902-455-5445 or  Note: in order to be a Featured Mosaic Artist you must have submitted in the past or have already submitted this year.

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Jude Caborn: Featured Mosaic Artist #1

Waiting  (11x13 watercolour on built up surface)

(11×13 watercolour on built up surface)

Born in Windsor, but grew up in Dartmouth, NS.  Proud mother of three talented children and happy to be a Grammy AND a Senior!!! Jude and hubby, Randy, split their time between Nova Scotia, Cuba and Florida.

Jude has enjoyed being a school teacher, clown, dance instructor, art teacher, square dance caller and recreation director.

She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has exhibited and taught in Australia, Canada, Cuba and USA.

Jude has contributed to the Mosaic since the 2nd or 3rd year (14 or 15 years).  She contributes to the Mosaic to help bring awareness of mental health issues out in the open. Fortunately she is a prolific painter and now has a worthy outlet for the work.

To learn more about Jude and her work visit:


If you wish to be a Featured Mosaic Artist please contact Catherine at 902-455-5445 or
Note: in order to be a Featured Mosaic Artist you must be a current or previous Mosaic for Mental Health artist

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Featured Mosaic Artists: Coming Soon!

Next week we will be launching our Featured Mosaic Artists page!
Leading up to the 17th Mosaic for Mental Health we want to share the biographies and websites of artists who have generously donated their amazing talents to the Mosaic for Mental Health over the years.  The Mosaic for Mental Health would not be where it is today without the kindness of these artists.

If you wish to be one of our Featured Mosaic Artists please contact Catherine at or 902-455-5445 to give her all the necessary information.

Note: in order to be a Featured Mosaic Artist you must have donated artwork in the past to previous Mosaic for Mental Health events or have already donated artwork to this year’s Mosaic for Mental Health.

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CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Annual Report

The Mosaic for Mental Health is the signature fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.  To learn more about the organization and read about the positive impact it has in the Halifax-Dartmouth community refer to the Annual Report 2015 for the 2014 2015 year!

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Mosaic Poster Deadline is 100 Days Away!

Wow! Only 100 more days until the deadline for submissions to be on the Mosaic Poster! The countdown is on – spread the word! The final day to submit your tile(s) and to have one tile per artist featured on the Annual Mosaic Poster is September 21st, 2015.  The absolute final deadline to submit tiles for the 17th Annual Mosaic for Mental Health is October 7th, 2015.

The submission form can be found here: Submission Form – 2015

If you need a tile, or two, or six, stop in at 2020 Gottingen St. Halifax!  If you cannot make it downtown, call Catherine at 902-455-5445 or email at to make other arrangements to receive the tiles.

Don’t forget to Save the Date for our Opening of the Mosaic for Mental Health!

Save the Date front

Save the Date yo


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Sponsorship Opportunities!

Interested in sponsoring or donating to the Mosaic for Mental Health? Looking for different ways to give back to the community and support mental health?

Now in it’s 17th year, the Mosaic for Mental Health has become the signature fundraiser for CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth. Every dollar raised through sponsorship, donors and selling the artwork stays in the Halifax-Dartmouth community and goes directly towards  funding our programs created to assist individuals experiencing mental illness in re-establishing connections with their community.

You can review all specific sponsorship/donor benefits here: Sponsorship Package 2015

Please contact Catherine at 902-455-5445 or for more information on getting involved and learning about our programs that decrease isolation and stigma surrounding mental health

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