Saturday, November 3, 2012


We've just begun selling vouchers, and they're disappearing really quickly!! So, NOW IS THE TIME to grab one while they're still available. 

What is  Pre-Shrunk?
Pre-Shrunk is an annual group show, in which ALL artists are invited to submit works that measure 4" x 5". This exhibition is our largest group show, and is often where we meet some of the provinces most exciting emerging artists. This show is also your opportunity to purchase a piece from your favorite established artist, at an affordable price. All works are priced at $175.
Last year, there were roughly 400 incredible original works to choose from, created by variety of talented emerging artists, and some of our most celebrated established artists. 

What is a Pre-Shrunk Voucher? 
Pieces from this exhibition sell quickly, so we've decided to offer our customers a chance to pre-purchase a piece, along with a place in line, for $150. Say for instance you've purchased voucher #5.. that means you would  be the fifth person who can choose from the entire show, and you'll be saving $25 while you're at it! All Voucher holders will be sent a link before the show, containing images of all the paintings.That way, you'll have a few days to think about which pieces you want :) All Voucher holders will also be invited to an exclusive showing, one half hour before the general public can enter the group show on opening night. Show opens on January 25th, 2013

There is still plenty of time to create your pieces for this annual group show. Here is the information you'll need when thinking about your pieces:

Call For Submissions

 Submission guidelines:

- Works must be created on a surface that measures 4” x 5”. 
- Artists can submit no more than five pieces.
- All work must be unframed
- If works are on canvas, we ask that you do NOT attach a hanging device
  (i.e.: wire or hooks – the gallery will take care of this for continuity)
- Submissions must be new, and have not been previously shown.
- Please include your name, phone number, email address, and list of   
   materials used.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Please bare this price in mind while creating your artwork.

To apply to this year’s exhibition, please photograph your completed piece/ pieces and send your images in jpeg format to Make sure files are a no more than 600 x 600 pixels. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT, January 7th. If your work is selected by the jury, you will be notified by phone or email.

SHOW OPENS FRIDAY, January 25th 2013

Please telephone the gallery, 425-9456 if you have any questions in regards to the requirements, as well as to confirm your participation in this exciting group show.
From the Girls of Argyle Fine Art,
Adriana Afford and Crystal Ross
Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 2Z7