Over the past 40 years Bob Hainstock has been a successful journalist, visual artist and educator. He operates his studio/gallery, the The Printmaker Studio in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley where he creates prints, paintings, mixed media and small sculptures for galleries in various provinces states. His wife, Judy, shares the studio space with her pottery and clay sculpture art practice.
- self-employed artist 1995-currently
- founding leadership in various arts and cultural organizations in the Valley, including Tides Contemporary Art Gallery in Kentville, and AKA, regional arts council for Kings County.
- instructor p/t, Acadia University and provinces high schools
- General Manager, Kentville Publishing
- Editor-Publisher, MPE Publications, Winnipeg
- Associate Director, McConnell, Stevenson & Kellogg, Communication Consultants
- Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Tribune, Brandon Daily Sun
- freelance reporter various national newspapers and broadcasters
- award-winning author-illustrator of best-selling book on Western Canadian barns & heritage architecture.
- Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, BFA ‘96
- University of Winnipeg, (p/t study)
- past board member of various community organizations, including; Kings Volunteer Network, Kings Community Development Agency, Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, Annapolis Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Winnipeg Canoe Club, Winnipeg Home for Girls, Visual Artists of Nova Scotia, Alliance of Kings Artists, Canadian Union of Journalists, Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, Peer Gallery Co-op, Winnipeg Press Club, Manitoba Farm Writers Federation..
- Manitoba Historical Society award as author-illustrator for best historical book 1985-86. Barns of Western Canada sold more than 16,000 copies, a Canadian best seller.
- juror, Province of Nova Scotia Art Bank selection committee, 2006
- recipient, Canada Council individual creation grant , 1983
- recipient, Nova Scotia Arts Council individual creation grant, 1997
- an invited artist in printmaking exhibitions in England, United States, Japan, China, Brazil, Scotland, South Korea and various Canadian cities.
- solo exhibitions at galleries in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Portage la Prairie, St. John’s, Wolfville, Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal, Kentville, Yarmouth and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.
- artist-in-residence St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NFLD., the international centre’s 50th anniversary.
- curriculum adviser, creative communications program, Red River Community College, Winnipeg