Upcoming Shows/ Submissions

*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!*

Seeking the Great Silence-Vancouver Island Landscapes
New Works by Mark Brennan
Opening Friday, November 14th, 7-9pm, Show continues until Dec. 4th

 MARK BRENNAN ARTIST Multi-Media presentation of his process and experiences: Tuesday, November 25th, 6-7pm
 Tickets are $10 each ($5 for Students and Seniors) . Limited Space. Call 902-425-9456 to reserve your spot.

DECEMBER: Each Saturday in December drop by the gallery between 1pm-3pm to see artists at work, see the latest new works featured, meet a LEGO man in the flesh..urrr...plastic...and have an opportunity to help the community with donations of unwrapped gifts or art supplies for kids at Christmas!

 December 6th, 1pm-3pm- Kid LEGO artists known as Em-Li Designs will be on hand with their latest LEGO inspired jewellery for sale which make the perfect gifts for many people on your list and are very affordable too. You'll also have the chance to make your very own LEGO gift tag!  

And if that's not awesome enough, we'll also be joined by EMETT from the LEGO MOVIE to meet children young and old alike- a great photo opp for sure!  EMETT asks that you bring an Unwrapped GIFT for a child or art supplies (crayons, stickers, foam cutouts, skies the limit!)  and he'll deliver all of your gifts to children in need for the holiday season.

If you bring a gift throughout the season or food donation, you'll have the chance to PULL a winning card from our DECK the HALLS with ART, and win up to 25% off art and other gifts too!

Also on the walls that afternoon, December 6th and see the latest works by artist KATHARINE BURNS. Katharine will also be on hand  from 1pm-3pm to talk to you about her work Join us in celebrating this exciting new artist to Argyle Fine Art. Katharine loves bicycles- we think you'll all enjoy these as much as we do!

  December 13th- NOON-4pm- HO HO HO- Holiday Open House! All Welcomed!

 You are invited to attend our HOLIDAY PARTY at Argyle Fine Art, where you'll have a chance to unwind with some cookies and some cider, meet local artists and see new works by them and enter for some artful prizes including a $100 Gift Certificate from Argyle Fine Art. We'll also have special CHRISTMAS CARD WRITING STATIONS throughout the gallery. Create your own card using "old timey techniques" such as writing with a pen or pencil, using a typewriter , or stamping....and there may even be a few artists doing hand-drawn text based cards to your liking.  All you'll need is a stamp! 

   December 20th- TBA...stay tuned!

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

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.