An idea that came via artist Anna Whalen, is the art smile project where we encourage you and anyone you know that is keen and making art, to use the theme of art that can bring a smile to someone as a prompt when creating from time to time.
Then share these images on all of your social media platforms, tag the gallery (@argylefineart *twitter, @argyle_fine_art * Instagram, @argylefineart FAN PAGE on *Facebook) so we can see what you're making and re-share too! USE hashtags: #artsmilehfx, #argylefineart , #supportlocalart .
You may think "how can this possibly help right now", or " I can't be creative right now, I'm too stressed", but we believe it can help others and your mental health too! Try it! It doesn't have to be every day- just when you make something that you think can help others be happier. You'll make someone's day and maybe your own in the process.
This can literally but whatever you think will make others smile or you love. THE IDEA BEHIND THIS IS TO FLOOD OUR SOCIAL MEDIA with more positive images and messages right now. If you are not on social media, but still want to participate, simple email us your images and we'll put them on our social media channels.
ARTMAIL for SHUT-INS
This is a snail mail project organized by Argyle Fine Art, where we are inviting artists to do doodles or sketches on paper that can fit inside a regular business sized envelope or envelope you would get a birthday card in (5" x 7") . They can be various mediums as well, as long as we can fit in an envelope and not too heavy. Keep it simple!
We will pay you $10 from each art mail we send out of yours. This will also act as an ongoing ONLINE show, since everytime we receive one from you it will be uploaded online and ready to be selected and sent out. Customers will pay $20 plus postage, and can either choose from the selection we have received or choose the option SURPRISE ME! So grab your paper and pens, paint etc...and get arting! THIS PROJECT IS STARTING NOW AND ONGOING UNTIL mid-May...
Send your works to us via snail mail to 6302 Young Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1Z8, or drop in the mailbox on the porch of this address. INCLUDE YOUR NAME, RETURN ADDRESS AND EMAIL ADDRESS, as well as any info about the works you'd like (medium, inspiration etc) If you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org ) when you have sent art. Please send images of what you sent to us, that would be super helpful -and allow us to share with people asap as well as keep a look out for them in the postbox.
GENERAL ART SUBMISSIONS:
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 or just SHOW UP with 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: email@example.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
Thank you for your interest in our gallery.
We will attempt to contact you in writing within one month of receiving your submission.