Monday, August 3, 2015

Gordon MacDonald and Toni Losey Shows are now ONLINE

Two amazing artists were celebrated this past Thursday at the gallery...with lots of pieces finding new homes. There are so many wonderful works remaining which are now online for everyone to enjoy. 

Take a moment and enjoy the beauty!

SEE ALL OF GORDON MACDONALD's works from his current show HERE

SEE ALL OF TONI LOSEY's works from her current show HERE


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Going for GOLD: Vote Argyle Fine Art for BEST GALLERY today!

WE LOVE YOU!

DO YOU LOVE US?

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VOTE FOR ARGYLE FINE ART  for BEST GALLERY IN HALIFAX in The Coast readership polls, but don't delay...voting closes July 31st!  That's tomorrow..yikes! 

Here's the LINK. Make it so! Thanks everyone!

PS- We love the colour GOLD.



OPENING TONIGHT: New Works by Gordon MacDonald and Toni Losey

We're very excited to be opening two new bodies of work for two amazing local artists tonight- Gordon MacDonald and Toni Losey! The opening reception is TONIGHT, THURSDAY, JULY 30th! All are welcome to join us! 

Here's a great article about Gordon's show, as found in the Chronicle Herald today titled "Capturing the moods of Clouds" CLICK HERE to read the entire article!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Bid on a "Weird Al" Marionette and help the Youth Art Connection


ONLINE Bidding for the "Eat It" marionette is now available by simply clicking HERE

We were very fortunate to have a wonderful and unexpected guest visit us on Friday afternoon. The musical and comedic genius, Grammy Award winning and overall amazing human being, known to the world as "Weird Al" Yankovic. He popped by to see some art and show his support for a new body of work by local artist Darren Moreash while visiting Halifax to play two sold out shows while on his extensive Mandatory  Fun  World Tour.


One of the most iconic marionettes depicts "Weird Al" from his music video "Eat It" parodying  Michael Jackson's "Beat It", is up for auction! We're excited to offer this autographed one-of-a-kind artwork of a one-of-a-kind celebrity. Al told us that any charity would be great, so we thought the YOUTH ART CONNECTION would be the perfect choice!  It's a small but mighty organization that works with youth and fosters confidence in the arts and business.Youth Art Connection (YAC) is a Nova Scotia based not-for-profit working with youth, professional artists and community to make positive change. Check them out at: www.youthartconnection.ca  

Watch the latest TV spot on this exciting project by clicking HERE

This is a wonderful way for a fan of the quirky art by Darren Moreash and a fan of Weird Al Yankovic to own a one-of-a kind work of art that can also act as a reminder to play everyday give back when you can. Play your part!


Artist Darren Moreash with "Weird Al" Yankovic at Argyle Fine Art





The eight marionettes by Moreash are hand carved and painted to pay homage to "Weird Al" and the characters he has played in his popular music videos and films. Al Yankovic was very generous with his time and genuinely enjoyed the works and hanging out with all of us for a little while. There was candy and music and of course, a puppet show. The works will be on display until the end of July at Argyle Fine Art and will be online for viewing and purchase by Tuesday, July 28th.  Two have already found homes with fans and one with Al Yankovic himself. We hope he enjoys playing with his marionette when he returns back home from his extensive world tour.




Thursday, July 23, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 24th 2:30 - 5:30 STOP IN TO SEE WEIRD AL, IN GLORIOUS MARIONETTE FORM!!



Things are Getting Weird!

Local Artists Celebrate musician Weird Al’s Arrival in Halifax with Marionettes of the man through the Ages

Opening Reception 2:30 – 5:30pm, Friday, July 24th

Weird Al is coming to Halifax so we thought it only fitting to showcase a series of hand-carved and painted marionettes by Darren and Julie Moreash in honour of his arrival between July 22nd and July 30th. These works are sure to tickle your funny bone and remind you that it's important to play and laugh everyday! The opening reception will be held on FRIDAY, July 24th, 2:30-5:30pm, as a lead up to the second concert that Weird Al will perform in Halifax. We want to invite EVERYONE to drop by for some fun.

These unique works have been created based on popular Weird Al music video persona's that Al has portrayed in the past. BEAT IT! EAT IT! LIKE A SURGEON and more! Expect polka and fun and lots of candy too- so bring yourself and your family downtown and party like it's 1984 ish...and beyond! DON'T MISS THE 45 seconds Marionette shows planned to happen on the hour on the hours of  3pm,4pm and 5pm! A small stage was created to facilitate the marionettes in all their glory. LIVE MUSIC will be provided by Mike Diabo of the Urban Surf Kings fame... via the next best instrument other than the accordion...the UKE!

 Artist Darren Moreash had this to say about the works:
 I've been a Weird Al fan for a long time. From the first time I heard " I love Rocky Road” in the early 80's I was hooked. Since I make marionettes of rock musicians and have had them called "Weird " by a lot of people, doing a bunch of Weird Al ones was a no brainer and this show at the Argyle gives me the opportunity." 
 Some Quotes a few  famous people have shared about receiving a marionette from Darren and Julie:

 “I've never played with myself in public before!" -Rick Derringer
"They REALLY are AMAZING!" - Gene Simmons of KISS
"I can chase my cats with it!" - John Cleese


Saturday, July 18, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Jane Rovers

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY for our HIGH NOON AT NOON features , where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.
 

Today's HIGH NOON featured work by artist Jane Rovers. Jane mixes her photography with mixed media and her keen eye for design. Jane will be having a solo show with us this August called "HOME" which you are all invited to enjoy in person or online.

This work is called "Electric Field", it measures 12" x 12", mixed media/photo transfer on canvas, ready to hang. It has a rugged look to it- imperfections make it perfect and are intended by the artist.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $260 and it's regular price is $325


Friday, July 17, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Mark Brennan

TOMORROW is the LAST HIGH NOON- time sure does fly!

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.
 

Today's HIGH NOON featured work by artist Mark Brennan. This work takes you to the lakeside, on a misty morning while everything is quiet and there is only sounds of the birds waking up and beginning their days. Mark loves to wake up with the birds and take his art making outside.

The work is called "Dawn Near Piperlake", it measures 8" x 10", Oil on board, framed in simple black frame as shown (framed dimensions are 11" x 13".

SOLD Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $285 and it's regular price is $390
 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Norma Jean MacLean

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.

Today's  HIGH NOON featured work is PEI artist Norma Jean MacLean. We thought this work really sums up what summer is finally is feeling like. Freedom to get outside and enjoy all the festivals and fairs!You can almost feel the warm breeze filled with the sweet smells of cotton candy and popcorn in this work.

The work is called "Cotton Candy Stand", it measures 16" x 16", Oil on wide profile canvas  and ready to hang.

SOLD Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $350 and it's regular price is $450

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Vaughn Gray

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.

Today's  HIGH NOON featured work is by self-taught artist Vaughn Gray. This little gem was painted by Vaughn way back in 2008 and has been admired by many, as it's a great reminder of the Nova Scotian landscape. Vaughn is from Yarmouth Country and most of his works are images from places that were special to him as he was growing up there.

The work is called "Richmond Road Pond", it measures 6" x 6", Acrylic on wide profile canvas with painted sides and ready to hang. (these paintings make wonderful gifts!)

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $175 and it's regular price is $250

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Nick Brunt

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.

Today's  HIGH NOON featured work is for all you soccer fans out there! Bring on the summer with evenings games with friends and  twinkling lights. This acrylic is by Nick Brunt. It's an older work by Nick, but true to his unique style and even better in person! 

The work is called " In the Game", it measures 8" x 10", Acrylic on Board and ready to hang.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $175 and it's regular price is $250

Monday, July 13, 2015

HIGH NOON AT NOON: George Spencer

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.

Today's  HIGH NOON featured work will probably make you crave a sundae! This oil painting is by self taught still life artist George Spencer. If this sundae looks familiar, that's because it's a Dairy Queen sundae complete with the plastic red spoon. George usually paints from real life- so this was a delicious treat afterwards too!  

The work is called " Strawberry Sundae", it measures 8" x 10", Oil on Board and ready to hang as(cradle board with sides painted black)

SOLD  Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $285 and it's regular price is $395

Sunday, July 12, 2015

HIGH NOON at NOON: Gregg Tracey

Until July 18th, we'll be featuring ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! The works selected for these days, are works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you.

Today's  HIGH NOON featured work  is by a renaissance man....Gregg Tracey.  I can Gregg this because he can really do anything he sets his mind to! He is first and foremost known to most as a master printmaker, but he is also a woodworker, carver, painter, jewellery maker, farmer, musician....the list goes on and on! This work is so wonderfully unique! Gregg decided to paint this curious owl on a slice of wood. This work would fit in almost anywhere! He could perch high above in the rafters at the cottage or look longingly over your dining room table...

The work is called "Great Horned Owl", it measures "13.5" x 13.5", Acrylic on Wood Slice.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $375 and it's regular price is $500