Thursday, December 29, 2016

Get Rewarded with our new "Art with Benefits" Rewards Program and more!

New Year's Resolution: BUY LOCAL ART

So often when people visit our gallery from away, they comment on how unique it is from other galleries and people are always surprised to learn that everything is made in the province with few exceptions. Locally, sometimes we take businesses for granted but we employ you to not do this! Downtown businesses need you more than ever and art may not seem like a necessity but even the smallest purchase of a card and the like, can make all the difference to us and you- ART has been proven to make people happier. :-)
We challenge you to visit more often in 2017 and bring friends with you! In fact, we're beginning an ART with BENEFITS reward program. For each accumulated $300 spent (before tax, excluding already reduced items and services) we'll reward you with 5% credit (i.e For every $300 you'll receive $15 credit) which you can use towards your next purchase or save up to use towards a larger purchase within the calendar year. Bring a friend to the gallery! If they purchase a work, you'll earn an additional bonus too! Just ask us to sign you up!
Another exciting development for 2017:
Join our ART INVESTMENT CLUB where you invest in our local artists and get first choice from the exhibits throughout the year!  

This idea is pretty simple and began with a few of our clients doing just this regardless of the program. In a nut shell, "investors" are paying for a painting that is in the making for an upcoming exhibit by a specific artist. You pay whatever amount you'd like to invest, with a savings of 2% as our thank you to you (ie $1000 value for $980 investment) but also get to select the work by your artist of choice before any other collectors or the public sees the works- (maximum of 3 investors per artist).

So if you know you love a particular artist's work, and would be buying anyway, why not consider this as an option. It's a great way support the continued creation of art, you save money and get the art you love!
REMEMBER THAT UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER, we are offering 20% off most works and 50% off selected CHRISTMAS CARDS! 

We are OPEN December 30th, 10am-5:30pm and December 31st 10am-2pm Opening Regular Business Hours January 3rd

Friday, December 23, 2016

Seasons Greetings from Argyle Fine Art!

HAPPY HAPPY TIME OF REST AND RELAXATION...after all the zooming around of course! We wish each and every one of you  from near and far, a very merry holiday! We really appreciate many of you dropping by over the last year and making original art part of your life!  THANK YOU!

**We're OPEN Christmas Eve day from 10am until 2pm and then we're taking some well deserved days off, re-opening on December 29th. But you can always check out our online galleries of our artists HERE anytime.**

Until the end of December, we're offering 20% off any purchases over $100 (exceptions are already reduced items, art subscriptions and new works by Melissa Townsend-only one remaining, by the way) So if you get some money for gifts, why not buy some ART!

While your on vacation,  take a photo of a Christmas tree or just a beautiful tree with dustings of snow and share it with us! Share your  images with us over on TWITTER @ArgyleFineArt using the hashtag #wintertreechallenge  until December 31st!  We'll pick our favourite and have a special gift awaiting one lucky winner in 2017. This could be fun! We're all artists afterall. :-) See you online!

ps- the beautiful little painting of Trees above is by artist Lindsay Hicks and will be part of our PRE-SHRUNK show opening on Friday, January 20th, 2017!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

...going to the Birds!

Well artist Kim Danio has gone and done it again....she's created little masterpieces from used shoes! In the case of this series of "The 12 Days of Christmas" ornaments, she has brought the popular song to life with all sorts of birds that are ready to hang on your tree or hang around the home throughout the entire year. They are really just too cute to put away, don't you think?  Each of these works are just $65 too!

So we all probably know how this song goes but just in case, let's SHOW you...

On the first day, there was a Partridge in a Pear Tree! That just goes without saying...

On the second day, there were Two Turtle Doves....cooo cooo....aren't they lovely!

 On the third day, there were Three French Hens...bok bok bok

And we mustn't forget the 6 Geese a Laying....A Canadian Goose of course!

Fast forwarding through the song just a bit, we reach the part where this kind person buys their friend seven swans a swimming....seems like a rather odd gift choice. We think this ornament/sculpture would suit better....:-) 

Anyway, as you well imagine the song goes on and on, but instead we thought we'd just share a few more works by Kim that we adore that are also birds and also just $65!

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tinker Toys

Today we're sharing with you our "tinker toys", amazingly clever fun gifts made by our tinkerers', Ed Beals and William Rudolph.

If you're familiar with the gallery you've likely seen a ray-gun or two or Ed's kicking around (though not for long as they are happily snapped up by ray-gun enthusiasts). Ed recently brought in his latest creation, The Collector.

"The Collector" by Ed Beals, Reclaimed Parts

The Collector travels around collecting bits and scraps he can put into his trusty removable backpack!

"The Collector" by Ed Beals, Reclaimed Parts

Here's a little turnaround video of The Collector that Ed put together so you can see just how fantastic he is: The Collector Turnaround Video

From Mr William Rudolph, or Rudy, the master of bike parts, we have a few fun new pieces. First up, for the cyclist on your list who has everything... a trophy made of bike parts? A trophy made of bike parts! It even has a handy blank plaque on the front that's perfect for engraving whatever award you feel like bestowing!

"Bike Trophy" by William Rudolph

But alas, if you're looking for a more practical assembled bike part piece, Rudy has you covered. How about a Rotating Shimano Candle Holder for those stormy nights when the power is out?

"Rotating Shimano Candle Holder" by William Rudolph

Maybe you're looking for something to spruce up the dinner table for your holiday feast? How about a napkin holder made of assembled bike parts? 

"Napkin Holders" by William Rudolph

Or how about two napkin holders? One for each set of napkins -  for those on the nice list and for those on the naughty list?

"Napkin Holders" by William Rudolph

Pop in soon to check out these great pieces before they find ho-ho-homes for the holidays!

Don't forget that on Saturday, Dec 16th we'll have our friends from the Halifax Cat Rescue Society here from 1-4PM and the East Coast Carollers will be gracing us with their lovely voices from 2-3PM. Also, cider and cookies!

Sending you all a big dose of holiday cheer until next time!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

GIVING to Others- It's a Beautiful thing!

We just wanted to write a quick thank-you to everyone that helped donate to the Navigator Outreach Program this holiday season! With your help we were able to gather together a great amount of useful items for the colder months ahead.

We also have a heart warming story, shared by one of our friends of the gallery read on:

"I wanted to include my two grandchildren Lahna and William and to have them involved and see how they can help others less fortunate. They went shopping with me and picked up the items and I was amazed how they really  put a lot of thought into  the items they choose.They were excited to deliver them to you. They both proudly spoke in their classroom about it!"

For those of you that are interested in finding out more about what this amazing group does for many homeless folks who find themselves on our streets, we hope to do another info session in the Spring and do another gathering of gifts for those in need. Happy Holidays everyone! Remember to GIVE back whenever you have an opportunity to do so. Just the simplest things make all the difference.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW WORKS that have just arrived in time for the Holidays!

Greetings everyone!  We know many of our readers live at a distance and perhaps can't make it into the gallery, which is why we have just posted a great selection of works that are still available and have just arrived in time for holiday giving! Of course to see any other works by our gallery artists, you can always click on their names from the main page of this blog on the left hand side...We always showcase the newest works by each artist at the beginning of their pages for your convenience. Happy Arting!

So that's enough rambling....let's start showing you some art by our amazingly talented artists...

First up, a few stunning MARK BRENNAN paintings. To see MORE works by Mark CLICK HERE


Then we received some tiny watercolours by Michelle St-Onge, all wonderfully priced and framed in a simple white frame ready for giving. These would be perfect for a nursery or family room! There are a few unframed too...just get in touch if you'd like us to send you pictures of those too (one is of seals and one is of winter bird)

 Of course there are always new works arriving by probably one of the hardest working artists of Halifax, Gordon MacDonald. These three works all measure 12" x 12" and are painted on gold leaf.  

And of course, no holiday would be complete without adding a little creature made from a show by Kim Danio!  Here are just a few of the critters...but there are many more which you can see by  

Two stunning new works by self-taught artist George Spencer have arrived just in time. Nothing says holiday nostaligia as oranges and clementines...and wine. 

Another great still-life artists with a very unique approach named Briana Corr-Scott brought us some beautiful new works, but here's just one of our favourites!  Isn't it beautiful?  You can see MORE OF Briana's artwork by CLICKING HERE.

Nothing says Maritime Holidays more than the paintings by Kim Floyd. Here is the latest painting of Robertson's Candy, which is still made in Truro, Nova Scotia. We have a few other works by Kim you can see over HERE  (note the Chicken Bones painting is sold, but we do have postcards which make a lovely touch in a small frame or sent in the mail)

Some beautiful new works by Jan Davison arrived too!  They are inspired by her jogs and runs around the Point Pleasant Park here in Halifax...but they could be trees almost anywhere. We love this grouping, however they are strong paintings would do well each on their own too...See MORE WORK by Jan by Clicking HERE

Our very own staff member, Caitlin McGuire was sure to get one final work to us before the New Year....and we couldn't be happier with's called "Let Sleeping Cats Lie"   See more works by Caitlin HERE

Here's a  small work by Katharine Burns that would be welcomed under just about any tree this holiday season we suspect....A few more works by Katharine can be seen HERE too....

And finally two new works by Andy MacDonald...that reminds us that HOME is wherever we feel secure and comfy. Andy's Halifax homes are filled with glowing warm lights that make lots of hearts happy! See MORE WORK by Andy by Clicking HERE.

THERE IS LOT MORE TO LOOK AT BY GOING OVER TO OUR GIFT IDEAS PAGE BY CLICKING HERE!  Updates made as new works arrive!!  Check back often!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

More December Days for You! Featuring more Gordon MacDonald works!

In case you didn't hear, we've started a new tradition, and we're calling it DECEMBER DAYS!  Basically, we'll be featuring one product each day at a special price for just the 24 hour period. This is much like our HIGH NOON AT NOON promotions that happen in July and January!  It's a great way for us to offer you some savings while finding wonderful homes for the amazing works by our talented artists.

We already featured the first 8 here's number 9 and 10...both works by artist Gordon MacDonald.

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Skate, Oil on Curved Board, 12" x 24"  NOW  $895  Reg: $1400

 On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Sky Off Long Island,Oil on Curved Board,12" x 24", NOW  $895  Reg: $1400

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Days are here again: Savings on Wonderful Art for the Holiday Season!

Well hello everyone! What do they say about best laid plans?.....Anyway, we started a new promotion for December called DECEMBER DAYS and then we weren't able to find time to update the blog until now it seems with some specially priced art without further are the DECEMBER DAYS  for December 3-8th!

** For those of you just tuning in, we are offering up special works at special prices for one day only usually but these offers are a bit long due to our all of these works are available at the special prices listed until DECEMBER 10th. Get shopping!**

On the 3rd day of December, my true love gave to me.....

Wolfville,Oil on Panel 11" x 14" by Craig Baltzer, NOW: $350, Reg $425

On the 4th day of December, my true love gave to me....

"One Saturday Morning", Oil on Canvas, 8" x 48", by Caitlin McGuire NOW: $550, Reg $685
On the 5th day of December, my true love gave to me....
"Blue Bowl with Peaches,  11" x 14" (framed) , Oil on board by George Spencer NOW: $395, Reg $575
 On the 6th day of December, my true love gave to me....

Jennifer DesRoches, Breakfast Club '85, 11.5"x35", Watercolour, NOW: $350, Reg $525
 On the 7th day of December, my true love gave to me....

Gordon MacDonald "Highway 358 in November" Oil on Linen 22" x 48" NOW: $2400, Reg $3400

 On the 8th day of December, my true love gave to me....

Georgian Bay Shoreline,Oil on Canvas,30"x40",Mark Brennan NOW: $2500, Reg $3150