Upcoming Shows/ Submissions

SPECIAL MONDAY HOURS  until Christmas!:  11am-3:30pm
*We've been in business for 15 years!  So we're passing on a THANK YOU with 15% off ART (some exceptions apply)  until December 15th. Get SHOPPING and thanks for supporting local business and artists!*

DECEMBER: Each Saturday in December drop by the gallery between 1pm-3pm to see artists at work, see the latest new works featured,and  have GIVE BACK with a donation of unwrapped gifts or art supplies for kids at Christmas!

ON NOW!  New Work by Katharine Burns. See the entire on our main website: www.argylefineart.com or HERE


  THIS SATURDAY, December 20th-  

Drop by for lots of Holiday CHEER and FURRY FRIENDS on our walls!  We'll be hosting the Halifax Cat Rescue Society at our gallery that day, along with featuring works of cats, of course amoung many other works by our gallery artists!  Bring a food or cash donation by for the HCRS and say thank you to all of them for volunteering their time and homes to keeping our furry friends safe throughout the year. 


 Attention LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS:  YES! We will be open on Christmas EVE day until 2pm.



Pre-Shrunk is a much loved annual group show that asks artists to create work on a surface measuring 4” x 5” from artists both established and emerging, created in the medium of their choosing. All the works are priced at $175 and we expect at least 200 small works to choose from. The opening reception is Friday, January 23rd, 7pm. This show is a great way to kick off the New Year with affordable and original art.  Show continues until February 10th.


Textual Feelings: A celebration of Typography
Group show featuring a selection of artists who work primarily in hand drawn typography and text.  Artists will include Bee Stanton, Nick Brunt, Brian Porter and more to be announced soon.  Opening Saturday, February 14th, 1:30-3:30pm 

SPECIAL FOR VALENTINES DAY** HAND written Valentines by selected local TYPOGRAPHY artists will be available for order at the beginning of February.  Send a selected note or verse for your loved one...or leave it up to the artist.  $35 each

GLOW: Glass Lanterns and Sculptures by Janelle Tyler
Just in time to bring a little extra light and sparkle to an otherwise dark time of year, will be the unique works by this exciting emerging artist featured in our windows throughout the month of February.

SPECIAL EVENT FOR ADSUM HOUSE: Mystery Art Show, February 26th

Featuring the work of many local artists with canvases, pottery or jewellery and more.View on February 25 and 26 where anticipation builds of who the Mystery Artist is.Then purchase your favourites at $100 and learn who created your wonderful new piece of art. Purchases will be in order of arrival to the event. For best pick plan to be there early and we will entertain you in the line-up.Mystery Art Show & Sale Tickets are $20 each.Details here:http://www.adsumforwomen.org/adsum-event/mystery-art-show-sale-0

Cat Person. Dog Person.

This show is becoming a bit of an annual affair. Our artists enjoy painting and drawing their furry family members so much that some of them have already begun preparing for the exhibit. We'll showcase a selection of works by local artists opening on Saturday, February 28th, 1:30-3:30pm. There will be treats for dogs and cats and humans to enjoy too! Dogs welcomed. Cats by appointment. :-)  We'll be collecting food and cash donations for the animals in need in our community and will also have an artist doing  10 minute PET PORTRAITS on hand that afternoon.


New Paintings by Sarah Jones
Saturday, March 14th we'll feature artist Sarah Jones and her latest body of works. Opening reception will be 1:30-3:30pm. Sarah is our newest edition to our artist family and her work is like none other- using a palette knife to create most of her scenes of harbour lines in from Halifax and her home town of Saint John, New Brunswick. ______________________________________________________________________________

PRE-SHRUNK 2015 Artist Submission Guidelines:

Well this is it! It’s officially time to announce our annual open call for submissions! Pre-Shrunk is a much loved annual group show that asks artists to create work on a surface measuring 4” x 5”. We encourage submissions from artists both established and emerging, created in the medium of their choosing.

- Works must be created on a surface that measures 4” x 5”.  Pieces that   
  do not measure 4” x 5”  will not be accepted.
- Artists can submit no more than five pieces. 
- If works are on canvas, we ask that you do NOT attach a hanging 
  device (i.e.: wire or hooks – the gallery will take care of this for continuity)
- If you plan on working on paper, please mount your works
   onto a sturdy 4” x 5”  surface that can be hung on the wall.
- Submissions must be new, and not previously shown.
- Please include your name, phone number, email address, and list of   
   materials used along with your submission.

To apply for this year’s show, please photograph your completed piece/ pieces and send your images in jpeg format to gallery@argylefa.com. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT, JANUARY 7th If your work is selected by the jury, you will be notified by phone or email the following week.

Please Note:
*Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Please bare this price in mind while creating your artwork.
*DeSerres and the NSCAD bookstore have kindly ordered pre-made 4” x 5” canvas and board to supply artists wanting to participate in this exhibition. Supplies are limited.

Please telephone the gallery, 902-425-9456 if you have any questions in regards to the requirements of this popular group show.
From the gals of Argyle Fine Art,
Adriana Afford and Crystal Ross
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 2Z7
902.425.9456 gallery@argylefa.com  
Argyle Fine Art is not currently looking for new artists for this location, however we are always interested in seeing what you are doing for the future season. If interested in submitting your work via a portfolio please follow the submission recommendations below:

An exhibition proposal/ request to show a body of work at the gallery should include the following:

A professional resume/CV
An artist statement
A CD with images, a LINK to your blog or site, or NO MORE THAN 5 images (Jpegs, 300 dpi max) 

Do Not Send Us The Physical Artwork.
Please include information on each work: medium, size and date of completion
Reviews, catalogues, articles, history of sales if any.
SASE self addressed stamped envelope if mailing your submission. 

You can email submissions to: gallery@argylefa.com

Proposal of work to be exhibited - optional

You can mail or drop off submissions addressed to:

Argyle Fine Art

Attention: Exhibitions Coordinator
1559 Barrington Street, Unit 102
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

Thank you for your interest in our gallery.
We will attempt to contact you in writing within one month of receiving your submission.