Making Waves: Art on the island


Making Waves: Art on the Island is a fine art and craft auction presented by Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre to be held at Covenhoven House on the Van Horne Estateon the beautiful, historic Ministers Island near Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. This curated silent auction features exceptional works by 50 acclaimed contemporary local, Canadian and International artists. Art sales are split 50:50 between the artist and Sunbury Shores to promote the arts in New Brunswick and raise funds to support Sunbury's outstanding programs and exhibitions.

While feasting your eyes on beautiful art & fine craft, feast on delicious morsels, bites and sweets from The Chef’s Table, our lovely event caterers! Yum! The Chef’s Table is a professional catering company passionate about tasty food and quality service. Betty and Russell Dobbelsteyn believe every event is a unique celebration and they are displaying their talents to New Brunswick with a caliber of service and cuisine that is being widely recognized.

The event will also feature delicious food, wine and beer, plus live music, a raffle with fantastic prizes and a live auction portion of the evening. Ideal for collectors, art patrons, curators, and community members, Making Waves is an opportunity to discover high quality pieces by contemporary artists while supporting the oldest Canadian arts & nature centre in our pursuit of turning Saint Andrews into the #1 destination in Eastern Canada for artists to learn, network, integrate arts & nature and exhibit.


A place for exploration.

Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre was founded by Mrs. Eidlitz in 1964 to create real opportunities for people to appreciate the connection between art and nature. The centre is located in the heart of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, considered Canada’s premier historic seaside resort.

The centre’s 6,000 square feet provide two galleries for exhibitions, studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, jewellery & metalsmith, pottery and more. The centre is open year round and offers programs to support the local community, the region’s schools, visitors and artists. When you become a supporter of the Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, you join the oldest arts & nature centre in Canada and an active community of people who are committed to enriching life through the exploration and development of art, natural history, conservation, education and science. You contribute to a rich history of artistic excellence, expertise, education and community engagement. 


Where art & nature collide.

Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea, considered Canada's premier historic seaside resort, has been a thriving artists’ colony since the latter part of the 19th century, attracting artists from across Canada and the United States to capture and reflect on the powerful and ever-changing landscape that is the Bay of Fundy. We have enjoyed a rich history of working with visiting artists such as Molly Lamb Bobak, Bridget Toole Grant, Fred Ross, Tom Forrestall, and Ann Meredith Barry. Today we build on this history by engaging with emerging and established artists, researchers and naturalists from New Brunswick and beyond through exhibitionsworkshopsspecial events, studio memberships and residencies. Sunbury Shores is a gathering space for anyone and everyone who seeks a connection with art and nature.


Becoming the #1 destination for arts & nature in Eastern Canada.

With a commitment to excellence, Sunbury Shores has been a focal point and driver of arts, culture and development of the St. Andrews and surrounding Charlotte County communities since its inception in 1964, but we’re looking to push even further with innovative programming and contemporary artistic work.

Since 1964:

  • 12,000+ people have participated in our arts & nature courses.
  • 8,000+ children have participated in our educational programming.
  • 500+ artists have taught courses, including 12 Strathbutler Award winners and 21 members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
  • 300+ exhibitions have been delivered in our professional galleries.