Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Now is the time to order your Pre-Shrunk Vouchers - there are only 50 in total,
and they'll disappear fast...

What the heck is a pre-shrunk voucher?
Let us explain:
Every Year we host an exceptional group show called Pre-Shrunk, 
where our most talented artists are asked to create art pieces that measure 4" x 5".
This show receives an abundance of outstanding artwork, and offers a diverse range of styles and mediums. There's always SO MUCH to choose from! Oils, watercolours, even ceramic! This is a juried exhibition, so all the pieces exhibited are sure to be of the highest quality.  

All Pre-Shrunk pieces are priced at $175. 
 Vouchers on the other hand, are priced at $150... 
that's a $25 savings!!

Voucher owners are entitled to both a piece in the show, and a place in line. Say for instance you purchase voucher #1, this means you get the FIRST pick from the entire group show. Neat eh? That's why we think vouchers would make such a great gift,  especially for those who would rather allow their loved ones to choose their own artwork.

Before the exhibition opens on January 27th, all voucher holders will be sent a link displaying all the pieces in the show. Voucher holders will also be invited to view the show before the doors open to the general public, this allows you to see the works in person, before making your decision.

Our first submission for this year is from Gordon MacDonald. 
This landscape is painted on copper, 
and of course, measures 4" x 5"


So here's the deal. 
Bring us your non-perishable food items and we'll happily give 
you a 15% discount on your next purchase before December 10th. 
It's that easy!!!
All food or cash donations will go directly to the food bank.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ANGELA CARLSEN - The Roadtrip Continues

Wigwam  Mixed Media 3' x 3' Angela Carlsen $895
Twin Arrows Mixed Media Angela Carlsen $895
Frontier Mixed Media 16" x 20" Angela Carlsen $400

Flamingo Mixed Media 16" x 20"Angela Carlsen $400

These won't last long, so give us a call if you'd like to call one of these pieces your own. 
Better yet, swing by and visit them in person at 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS.
It's a beautiful day out there, perfect for gallery hopping! 

JANE ROVERS New Works at Argyle Fine Art

Chatter 10" x 10" Mixed Media  Jane Rovers $250
'Lectric Fields 12" x 12" Mixed Media Jane Rovers $325

Tandem 12" x 12" Mixed Media Jane Rovers $325

Back Woods 10" x 10" Mixed Media Jane Rovers $250

If you're needing a little extra light in your day, Jane Rovers has created a new body of work that's sure to put a twinkle in your eye. These new pieces are soft and uplifting, with their saturated, hazy greens and fluffy bright whites. Drop by the gallery and recharge your spirits, before the holiday 
rush has you busy with a million errands!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Melissa Townsend: New Works



Each one of these pretty little birds are part of a series, 
all which are named after light. 
You'll find Blake, Lucia, Kiran, Cindy, Elaine and Oran amongst others beautiful owls.
Come by the gallery for a visit, and get to know our new friends! 

NEW TO ARGYLE FINE ART: Dennis Austin Reid

Every once in a while, a new artist captures our attention and sets the gallery aglow with a new and exciting body of work. Dennis Reid from Dorchester, NB, now has a small collection of pieces here at the gallery and we're delighted to present them to you. We think you'll love the scale and beauty of his work, but who are we to say for certain what you'll love? Swing by the gallery and have a look for yourselves...something tells us that you'll adore them too.

High Tension Oil on Canvas 46" x 42" Dennis Reid

Skyline Oil on Canvas 34" x 32" Dennis Reid

Overtop Lakeshore Road Oil on Canvas 34" x 32" Dennis Reid

Coming or Going Oil on Canvas 34" x 32" Dennis Reid
Seascape Oil on Canvas 20" x 14 3/4" Dennis Reid

Thursday, November 24, 2011

TONIGHT we Celebrate the Holidays and a new website!

Hello everyone...just a quick little note to let you know this evening is our "Jolly Affair" and we are also very very very very very very  excited to tell you the first steps to launching a new website has occured:  Our new website address will be  thanks to Hi There Designs (aka Ian Conrad and Nick Brunt)

Happy Thursday to you all! 
Adriana and Crystal

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Get JOLLY at Argyle Fine Art tomorrow night!

The softly falling snow is helping us to set the scene for our holiday gathering tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 24th, 5:30pm-9pm here at Argyle Fine Art. We promise you'll look more jolly than the man in our invite as soon as you arrive, but we do encourage "antler wearage" for extra happiness and a chance to win a special gift from the gallery!

If you bring a FOOD DONATION, you will receive 15% off your purchases tomorrow. We'll have plenty new works displayed and special things for you to enjoy, including live music by Julia Feltham and maybe another special musical guest as well. Tasty treats will be provided by Certainly Cinnamon. See you at the gallery!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Arrivals:

Fancy Hand Painted Moustache Buttons by Nick Brunt! $15 (CDN) each

Partial Proceeds go to Movember!!
These hand painted boxes by Brian Porter are AMAZING!!
The Conflict 5" x 7" x 2.5" Ink and Watercolour on Wooden Box by Brian Porter $300

As I See It, So It Is 5" x 7" x 2.5" Ink on Wooden Box by Brian Porter $300 CDN

The Prospector 5" x 7" x 2.5" Ink on Wooden Box by Brian Porter $300 (CDN)
Joanna Close Holiday Postcards!! $5 each

 Oh the things, THE THINGS, you can find here at Argyle Fine Art! New pieces by a variety of artists have been  pouring through our front door on a daily basis, in preparation for the gift giving season ahead. 
Stay tuned for new works by artists such as Mary Garoutte, Rita Van Tassel, Melissa Townsend, Mark Brennan and Jennifer Harrison!!

Still on Show here at the gallery : Steven Rhude's Solo exhibition titled Sunday Morning
See link on the right hand side "Steven Rhude 2011" for images, or scroll down.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ed Beals - Ray Guns!

 KRUPP's JV-7 aka The Schmelzen Ray
A classic example of substance and style, the Krupp's JV-7 was issued to officers in the Combined European Forces. The "Schmelzen Ray" was the only handheld ray weapon utilizing AMDF (angular muon distortion field), a system usually reserved for much larger field guns. It was the addition of a replaceable wide-band JenVac capsule that made it possible to put the power and 
stability of a true melting ray in such small and elegant package.

 SYNCRO - RRX3 a.k.a. The Rocket Ranger
Build in the former USSR, the "Rocket Ranger" was notoriously unreliable and difficult to maintain. In spite of being prone to misfiring and even exploding when over-heated, the Ranger was devastatingly effective weapon and widely considered to be the most powerful of all the hand held ray-based weapons.

 FG-ASME B16 a.k.a. Tiny Tim
Affectionately known as "Tiny Tim" the FG-ASME B16 was one of the lightest ray gun sidearms ever built. But don't let the small size fool you.This fluctuating graviton style asynchronous metaphasic emitter had an axionic pulse rate of one every 3/600ths of a microsecond. More than enough kick to disintegrate a squad of alien foot soldiers. The distinctive shark fin heat dissipater was often subject to abuse, most famously as a ration tin opener, making intact examples highly prized by collectors.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"SUNDAY MORNING" New Works by Steven Rhude. Opening Reception and book launch : TODAY, Saturday Nov. 5th 1-3pm

Lunenburg Boats 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas $1200

Window Curtain 48" x 36" Oil on Canvas $4000

Fisherman's House 18" x 30" Oil on Board $2000

Sunday Morning at the AGNS 36" x 48" Oil on Canvas $4000

Rum Runner 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas $2800

Morning Light 16" x 14" Oil on Canvas $925

Boy on a Wharf 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas $1200

Newspaper and Tree 14" x 11" Oil on Canvas $850

Red Shed 14" x 11" Oil on Canvas $850

Blue Shed 14" x 11" Oil on Canvas $850 

Boy with Buoy 36" x 40" Oil on Canvas $3800

Mother and Child 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas $1200

Repose 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas $1600

Leave Taking 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas $1200

Solitary Fishing Shed 18" x 24" Oil on Canvas $1600

Woman and Newspaper Oil on Canvas 28" x 19" $1800

At a Window 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas $850

Falling Boat 56" x 16" Oil on Canvas $3100

All works are now on show at Argyle Fine Art. 
Illustrations from Rhude's latest book, "Natalie's Glasses" 
are listed in the preceding post, and can also be seen here at the gallery.

Argyle Fine Art 
1559 Barrington Street 
Halifax, Nova Scotia