Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dear 2013, You've Been SWELL! HAPPY NEW YEAR Everybody!!

It's hard to believe that 2013 is nearing it's close. Thanks to all of YOU, it's been a great year here again at Argyle Fine Art. We really do have the best customers, admirers, supporters, window shoppers and of course, artists! There's always new works arriving, why even today there is a new work hung by Adrienne Godbout. (see below)

New Painting by Adrienne Godbout, Folk Art by Peter Rafuse

This business of creating and selling art, creatively isn't as easy as it may appear-especially in this day and age so don't forget to visit us in the winter months ahead....brrrrrr.....especially beginning January 3rd, where we will begin the year with the popular HIGH TIME FOR ART AT HIGH NOON feature!

From January 3rd until 15th, 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. Check back HERE on January 3rd...rumour has it, we'll be starting with a Gordon MacDonald painting....

We are so happy to report that in 2013 we  noticed many more young collectors of art walk through our doors this year and many many more becoming more and more addicted to handmade objects, whether they be things to hang on their walls, functional works of art and more. There are so many talented people right in our own backyard, that we are pleased to say we rarely source talent from away and keep things very local around here...but always unique and unexpected!

A very busy night during NOCTURNE 2013
 In  2014, we are looking forward to working with all of our artists on some new shows and projects as well as  introducing you to many new artists,  hosting extra special in gallery " art experiences" , themed event evenings, workshops and making great art always assessable to everyone.
Screen Printing Demo at Argyle Fine Art by Double Dare Printing. Expect more demos and opportunities for YOU to make art with us!

We have a few great shows already lined up, including our annual Pre-Shrunk Show opening January 24th- a great way to start the year off with original works of art. Do you have your voucher yet??  There's still time...but only until January 11th!

Then in February, we are happy to report we will be hosting a number of events for groups in our community too , such as Adsum House and their Mystery Art Show and Sale, happening on Thursday, February 20th.

We're also happy to announce, that due to popular demand we will host a CAT SHOW...but this year we'll add DOGS to the mix...in a show called"Cat Person. Dog Person."
Quick portrait of OKIE, one of our artists' family members, drawn by Lindsay Hicks

Along with this there will be many fun activities planned, including your chance to have a portrait of your pet drawn by Lindsay Hicks and more. In March, we hope to have fun activities for the whole family planned over March break- including working with "Puppet Dudes" a local artist who creates one-of-a kind puppets using re-purposed materials with personality. Our front windows will become a puppet stage for all to see and a puppet party will be in order.

 Of course, don't despair...we'll have solo shows by many of our regular artists that you have come to love and admire such as new works by Mary Garoutte in the late Spring, an August showing of works by Gordon MacDonald and perhaps even a showing of works by Luke Naylor- who we haven't shown in a few years.

Stay tuned ....it's going to be a wonderful 2014!