Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcome to CREATIVE EDITIONS: A new and exciting way to collect Art from Argyle Fine Art

At Argyle Fine Art, we're  always looking for ways to educate people and develop art appreciation for our local artists in our community. We are pleased to present CREATIVE EDITIONS - a new, fun and affordable way to collect very limited and very special edition prints of works by twelve Nova Scotia artists. Operating on the model of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or wine subscription service, CREATIVE EDITIONS offers amazing original works of art instead of vegetables or wine. Imagine how much fun it will be to receive a new work by a new artist each month!

 Subscribers can choose to order a 12 month or 6 month subscription. Subscribers will receive a new work  by a different local artist each month. Subscriptions are $120/ per 12month subscription for pick-up or $195/ year including postage within Canada and the United States(+plus applicable taxes). Subscriptions are $75/ per six month subscription or $115/ 6 six month subscription including shipping. Alternate rates can be made available for International orders on a case-by-case basis.  After we have received your payment and subscription, you will be sent a receipt email from us along with a form to complete and send back to us, so we have your current contact information on file. 

Each limited edition print will be printed on archival fine art paper, image size measuring 6" x 8" , and will be printed professionally by Eric Boutilier-Brown Photography here in Nova Scotia. Each work will be signed by the artist and will also include an artist's bio along with it.. The works selected for each print will be made by Argyle Fine Art, which will include never seen works by the artists. These works will only be available to subscription members. The limited editions will be numbered and signed by each artist and released on the 15th of each month, beginning on August 15th, 2014.

 CREATIVE EDITIONS allows subscribers to receive high quality works worth much more than the subscription cost, gives local artists exposure, and helps to support the arts and artists in Nova Scotia! Jin today!

Call or email us ASAP to confirm your subscription and be part of the beginning of CREATIVE EDITIONS with us- first limited edition piece will be launched on August 15th. Phone 902-425-9456 or gallery@argylefa.com  We can receive payment via PAYPAL, or over the phone/in-person with Visa, Mastercard or Debit.

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Questions and Answers  Section  (if you have additional questions, feel free to contact us directly)

Q: How big is the work?

A: All works  are 6" x 8" , works on paper, and are limited edition prints, signed by the artist featured.

Q: Do all subscribers receive the same thing?

A: Each month everyone will receive the same limited edition per month regardless of when you begin your subscription. Additional prints may be available at the end of the year, to anyone that only began the subscription part of the way through the year or toa  subscriber who may want to collect more than one edition of the same work.

Q: Can I pick a particular artist?

A: No, you can’t pick an artist. We'll be highlighting an artist to feature each month- which will remain a secret until all subscribers have been notified. All artists selected for this project will be artists shown at Argyle Fine Art.

Q: How many months do I have to subscribe?

A: You must subscribe to either the 6 month or 12 month subscription terms.

Q: What if I live far away from Halifax, Nova Scotia?

A: No problem. Select the shipping subscription which includes shipping.

Q: Where do I pick up my CREATIVE EDITIONS (without the shipping option)?

A: Pick up your CREATIVE EDITIONS on the 15th of  each month at Argyle Fine Art located at 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS during normal business hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm).

Q: Can I give CREATIVE EDITIONS as a gift?

A:Yes! CREATIVE EDITIONS makes a wonderful gift for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, housewarming gifts, etc.  After you subscribe, you will be sent an email form where you can tell  us who the gift is for and where to ship(if applicable).

Q: Can I start my subscription at any time?

A: Yes, you may begin your subscription at anytime. All prints are ready on the 15th of each month.

The subscription is final sale, however should you decide you you no longer want to receive the art to finish out your subscription,  may we suggest that you re-direct your subscription to someone you know that may enjoy it.

Q: Do I have to pay tax?

A: Yes- however if we are shipping the works out of the province of Nova Scotia or out of Canada, different tax rates apply.

Q: This sounds like a great deal. Are there any more incentives?

A: We will include one EXTRA print  to all of our 12 month subscribers at the end of the year, as a special thank you for your support! This will bring the total limited edition prints for yearly subscribers to 13. You will also all have the chance to view and purchase the ORIGINAL painting or drawing that the limited edition was made from, at the time of picking up your prints at Argyle Fine Art. We hope to have an evening when you can also meet the artists- still to be determined.

Q: How do I find out when your CREATIVE EDITIONS print is available and special events for subscribers?

A: We'll send you a monthly email newsletter that gives you all the exclusive scoop, featured artist exhibits, and such. Of course, you can always opt out if you do not want to receive the newsletter.

Q: What if I don’t like my piece?

A: Art is subjective and although we believe that all the artwork we send out is great, you may enjoy some pieces more than others - this is part of the fun, when learning to appreciate the broad range of local artistic styles!  Even if you do not like something, the amount of money spent on CREATIVE EDITIONS is so minimal, your subscription will be well worth your money spent. You are not able to exchange this print for another or postpone for an extension for another month. If you don't like the work given on a particular month, you might consider giving it to someone as a gift!

Q: I really like this idea and your artists. How can I keep abreast of what is going on with your artists?

A: Join our email list for updates on shows, special events or specific artist's works.Just tell us you'd like to be added to our list and we'll make it so!

CANADIANA!! Featuring Kas Stone and Sarah Jones


One of the many benefits to our group shows, is that we get to sample the exciting range of artists creating artwork within our region. It's our opportunity to make new connections, with artists outside those whom we showcase regularly. The list of artists participating in our current group show about Canadian Culture is outstanding, and Kas Stone and Sarah Jones are perfect examples of fresh faces whom we're delighted to have made connections with!!

 Kas Stone speaks about her work:

This image depicts the vastness and diversity of the Canadian landscape, united by a compelling cloud formation. The triptych’s three segments were created from a compilation of photographs taken in British Columbia (the mountains along Howe Sound and English Bay), Toronto (the city skyline from the Toronto Islands) and Nova Scotia (a view of Cape Smokey on Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail), representing archetypal western, central and eastern scenery. The magnificent unifying cloud was captured during a storm on Newfoundland’s Trout River Pond, and enhanced (only slightly) to stretch across the entire panel – like the jet stream that generates the weather patterns all Canadians love to talk about. The title adds interesting layers of extra meaning, depending upon how the viewer chooses to interpret it.


Sarah Jones speaks about her work:
Sarah Jones, No. 53 Mixed Media on Canvas 36" x 60"

"I studied the idea of Canadiana and Canadian identity while in university, particularly the role of the Group of Seven in contributing to the idea of wilderness and the Great White North. My work (humbly) is a response to the Group of Seven and wilderness mythology from someone who lives in a gritty, urban, port city. Amid the abundance of nature imagery, I hope my work clamours to make the point: Canadians live in cities too!"

Make sure you check out the rest of the show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62710153@N03/sets/72157645485800098/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON: One last piece and a ROUND-UP!

Well, the HIGH NOON at NOON was a bit inconsistent this July, ,but nevertheless great art found great new homes, so mission accomplished! We have one last HIGH NOON at NOON painting on offer today, which features the very textural, sculptural paintings of Jennifer Harrison. 


Today's HIGH NOON at NOON is called "Four Brick Houses" and measures 18" x 24", oil on canvas by Jennifer Harrison. Jennifer moved to Nova Scotia a few years ago from Ontario after falling in love with the province on a brief trip to Lunenburg! We're delighted she did, as we enjoy her artwork so much in our gallery.  This work was painted in 2008 and has been a favourite for many people throughout it's years. 

 Until end of day tomorrow ,  this work is priced at $895. After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $1200


 

Because we were late posting many of our HIGH NOON at NOON features, as well as plagued by various storm systems and power outages for many of clients...we are offering the below remaining HIGH NOON at NOON pieces at the HIGH NOON price until end of day tomorrow as well. Take a look through and find a special piece at a special PRICE.

Peacock by Gregg Tracey HIGH NOON PRICE: $575 (original price $850)
Fuller Terrace by Andy MacDonald HIGH NOON Price: $350 (original $500)
Blue Jay Landing by Kat Serediuk HIGH NOON Price $195 (original price $385)

Barefoot Ballet by Bryanna Chapeskie HIGH NOON Price: $175 (original price $300) 
Bloody Mary by Colleen MacIsaac HIGH NOON Price: $150 (original price $300)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON #11- Colleen MacIsaac

"Dear Anita..."

(That's a little inside joke going out to a great supporter of our gallery who has noticed we've fallen behind on our HIGH NOON at NOON features...but also understands why! :-)  Thank goodness!)

It's been a busy few days at the gallery, preparing for the DOWNTOWN ARTWALK, which happened last night despite the rain we saw about 100 people or more out enjoying over 25 art galleries and shops. We also opened up a new show, CANADIANA -come and see it!

Anyway...without further adieu ...our HIGH NOON at NOON..but actually far far later....

WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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.


Our HIGH NOON feature is an original ink and watercolour piece by Colleen MacIssac. This work was from a group show called Urban Legends that  we hosted a few years ago now, waaaay back in 2009. This piece is called "Bloody Mary" and measures 15" x 11.5" and is simply framed in a black frame.  It makes everyone smile...while illustrating this popular urban myth.

 Until HIGH NOON on Sunday, July 20th, this work is priced at $150.  After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $300.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK 5-8pm (+opening reception for CANADIANA!)


TOMORROW'S THE BIG NIGHT! With dozens of participating galleries and businesses, it'll be a great show of Fine Art and community within HRM. This self guided tour highlights all the wonderful galleries and independent business within the Halifax/Dartmouth area, and they each have something special to offer. Here's a map of participants!!  https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWubz-JSOpKw.kAvXTbTCYzNI Of course, we'll be hosting the opening reception for our exciting new group show, CANADIANA, and each and every one of you are invited to join us!

Follow the Downtown Artwalk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/artwalkhalifax
And Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Artwalk/842645265763779


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON- 10- Kat Serediuk

WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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.

NOTE of Apology to our faithful blog readers: So much for getting these pieces posted at NOON, as we had hoped!  We might as well call this promotion "Sometime each day Sometime" promo. We'll try to do better tomorrow! 

Alas...today's HIGH NOON feature is this wonderful little painting by artist Kat Serediuk called "Blue Jay Landing". The work measures 10" x 10" and is painted with acrylics on board.  Sure to brighten up anyone's day!

 Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON ( 8pm) , this work is priced at $195.  After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $385





Monday, July 14, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON- #9- Andy MacDonald

WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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.

We are very sorry we were not able to offer a SUNDAY HIGH NOON, and today's  feature is a tad late, but without further adieu....our featured HIGH NOON for today is by Andy MacDoanld. This work is one of the first we ever received by the emerging artist a few years back now. His works are painted with acrylic and resin on board, so as you can imagine...very hard to photograph. Hence, we've done our best! But we should tell you this is a stunning piece in person..vibrant and full of colour and texture!  It's called "2635 Fuller Terrace and measures 11.5" x 36".  
 
Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON ( 8pm) , this work is priced at $350.  After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $500
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

High Noon at Noon # 8 - Jane Rovers

WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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 piece featured in our HIGH NOON series is by artist Jane Rovers! Jane's work is capturing the attention of many stylish art lovers, who have a strong eye for design, and composition. Jane's dreamy landscapes always feels richly layered, and have a beautiful soft glow - this particular piece is no exception. "Railway Bridge" uses mixed media, and measures 12" x 12".       

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work is priced at $195.  After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $325


Friday, July 11, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON #7- Gregg Tracey

WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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 artist and renaissance man Gregg Tracey! Seriously, this man can take almost any medium and make it into a work of art. This seemed like the perfect piece to begin the weekend off as our feature as it's filled with lots of colour and personality!  The work is called"Peacock", measures 22.5" x 31" and is painted with acrylic on board, with lots of texture! 

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work is priced at $575.   After that time, it will go back to it's original price of $850


SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: CANADIANA opens THURSDAY, JULY 17th

Our local artists have been busy beavers over the last few months, preparing their submissions for our upcoming group show, CANADIANA!! Argyle Fine Art invites you to spend a portion of your Thursday afternoon, wandering through our art filled space, enjoying all things CANADIAN. We'll be featuring a huge variety of artwork, from powerful representations of our heritage, to fun, tongue and cheek renderings of tourist kitch. What do YOU associate with Canadian culture? Stop by the gallery and see our country through an artists eyes.

OH, AND DO YOURSELVES A FAVOUR, CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS THAT EVENING FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ARTWALK! DOZENS OF LOCAL GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT SHOPS ARE  HOSTING SPECIAL HAPPENINGS/ PROMOTIONS FROM 5-8PM WHICH ARE 100% GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE. This is a self guided tour, perfect for all ages. For more information on participating galleries and shops, click HERE! and HERE!

SEE YOU THURSDAY, JULY 17th, FROM 5-8 PM!

"Polar Bear Waltz Beneath the Northern Lights" by Caitlin McGuire



Artists participating in our Candiana Group Show include :
Brianne Williams, Maria Kuttner, Sylvie Boisvert, Sharon Cave
Keshena Williams, Yoko White, Brittney McIsaac, Laura Roy
Katie Ryan, Nora Gross, Robert Milner, Kim Danio
Kimberley Floyd, Kathryn Haynes, Sheila Green
Merle Harley + Elyse Moir, Sarah Jones, Rose Marie MacDonald
Christopher Hemsworth, Lynette Richards, Bryanna Chapeskie
Jan Davison, Andy MacDonald, Angela Penton, Brianna Corr-Scott
Dave LeRue, Basil Doucette, Mindy Harris, Kas Stone, Nancy Rose,
Lil Crump, Nicole Kading, Anthony Clementi, Kas Stone, Dan Quinton
Teresa McCormack, Mirco Chen, Caitlyn Mcguire, Diane Redden, Joyce Glasner, 
Lynn Rodgers, Meike Duch, Andreas Lietzow
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A very very very late.....HIGH NOON at NOON #6- Nick Brunt

We apologize for the lateness. It's far past noon...although it's probably noon somewhere....

  WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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 one of our favourite pieces by Nick Brunt!!!  WHY IS IT STILL HERE! Hopefully, once you see this, you'll call us and make it yours!  Nick was voted as BEST ARTIST of Halifax by The Coast readership, and well...we are a little bias. The name of the painting alone, is awesome:  North American Pond Owl, measuring 18" x 24", Mixed Media on Board.

SOLD

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON(6pm), this work is priced at  $295. After that time,it will go back to it's original price of $475.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HIGH NOON at NOON #5- Kas Stone

  WELCOME TO OUR  continuing  bi-yearly event, HIGH NOON at NOON where we feature ONE piece of art at HIGH NOON that is 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 works are actually a collection of small one of a kind photographs by Kas Stone, printed on archival paper. Each of these works measure 4" x 5" and are professionally framed. They are the  perfect little pieces- as a group or on their own!


Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, these works are priced at $95 each or $85 each if purchased as a grouping of three or more*.   After that time, they will go back to their original prices of $175 each.