Friday, October 29, 2021

Mini Art Sale! Small Art with Big Appeal!

We've got some newly priced miniature artworks available this week for your viewing pleasure! For a limited time these 4" x 5" paintings were once $175, but are now selling for $50 - $95 each! With the Holiday Season right around the corner these colorful gems are sure to make great gifts!  Buying original art is a great way to support local artists in our communities...

Christopher Hall, Yellow Warbler, 5" x 4", acrylic on board, $95

George Spencer, Study Of Three Clementines, 4" x 5", oil on canvas on board, $95

Amber Gillespie, The Cat That Came For Tea, 5" x 4", oil on board, $95

Artists from all different backgrounds and styles are represented here. Each original artwork is unique and created by hand...

RJ Marchand, The Swell, 4" x 5", acrylic on board, $95

Lio Lo, Lupin, 5" x 4", watercolour on wood, $95

Affordably priced, you can mix-and-match to create your own mini art collection! Their small size make them easy to find a place for. Many can sit comfortably on a shelf! Easy to ship, you can treat yourself, or give the gift of art to someone special!

Jessica Gay, Prim And Proper, acrylic on canvas, 4" x 5", $65

Mindy Harris, Anna Leonowens, 5" x 4", hand embroidered cotton on canvas, $95

Amanda Nicholson, Glue, Screen print, 5" x 4", $50

That's just a snippet of what's available in store! Be sure to check out other amazing artworks by dropping by the Gallery or viewing the collection online HERE

Featured artworks are available for purchase, for details contact us at
 (902) 425-9456 or via email at

Tuesday, October 26, 2021


 PRE-SHRUNK 2022 will mark the 18th year for this small but mighty show!

If you've ever wanted to own an original work of art at an affordable price, and be part of the pre - Pre-Shrunk show, this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th at 11am is the day to drop by in person , phone or email your request to purchase one of our limited 40 Pre-Shrunk 2022 vouchers!

Read the details below and join in the fun!


Pre-Shrunk is an annual juried show of small works that measure 4" x 5" in varying mediums by artists from all over that happens on January28th, 2022. Each work sells for $175 and last year we had over 300 works to choose from.  

But we pre-sell 40 vouchers at a special price of $150 in October and the number assigned to your voucher (in order of when we receive your visit, call or email) also puts you ahead of the line as well as gives you first looks and first choices the night of the show! You also get to attend our very special VIP reception before the show opens to the public to make your selections. So much fun! If you can't be here the night of, we can act as your proxy or you can send another person in your absence. These make wonderful "experience" gifts as well for anyone on your list who loves art! 


ONLY 40 vouchers will be sold this year, and need to be paid for in-full at time of purchase. The price is the same as it's been forever- $150 + tax and can not be used in combination of any other offer, sale or paid for with gift certificates etc. NO HOLDS as these vouchers are in demand! CALL 902-425-9456 OR 902-233-0784

*****If you don't get an answer right away, leave a voice message or email us ASAP  and we'll put your name on the list as we receive it and get right back to you for payment and contact info!
Whether you are #1 or #40..there are so many works to choose from, no one is every disappointed and you'll already be ahead of the crowd. ******

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Meeting by Chance....what a HOOT!

We met one of our featured NOCTURNE artists mid-summer morning completely by chance.Artist Roisin Cadieux happened to be visiting Halifax and stayed overnight at an Airbnb next door to the gallery owner, Adriana's home.Curious, Adriana peered over her petunias and saw the artist prepping ceramics for the kiln in the back of her car. 

(note- music plays an important part in these works, and actually influences many of our artists as they create. Click on the links below the owls to hear music from their inspirations!)

Roisin Cadieux, Merle Haggard, ceramic

Roisin Cadieux, Ornette Coleman, approx. 6" x 4" x 2", ceramic

Roisin Cadieux, Roy Buchanon, approx. 3.5" x 3.25" x 1.5", ceramic

Roisin Cadieux, Neil Young, ceramic

A conversation began and before you know it, we came to find out that Roisin is new to Nova Scotia and was interested in finding some spots to showcase her art. We perused through each other's Instagram images and vowed to keep in touch.

Months later, the gallery owner came across the business card left by Roisin and was reminded to get in touch and at the perfect time too- we were in need of at least one more artist to be part of our REPURPOSED PERSPECTIVES show. And as luck would have it, she had some OWLS to contribute-both of the ceramic and papier mâché, antique music sheet, mixed media variety- - just waiting to be shared! HORRAY!

Roisin Cadieux, Maria (Tribute to Maria Callas), 19" x 6" x 5", Papier Mâché, antique music sheet, mixed media

Roisin Cadieux, Lily (Tribute to Lily Allen), 19" x 6" x 5", Papier Mâché, antique music sheet, mixed media

We love that each of the pieces have such personality and are named in tribute to musicians. Make sure to drop by and meet these works of art, on display at the gallery until November 4th. We hope you enjoy the artful and musical journey!

Roisin Cadieux, Robbie (Tribute to Robbie Robertson), 19" x 6" x 5", Papier Mâché, antique music sheet, mixed media

Here's a statement from Roisin about her process!  So so interesting!

“My papier mâché works using antique sheet music seek to celebrate and repurpose the best and worst quality music from my great paper era collection of music which spans close to 300 years (1723-1945).  The greatest paper was made for music.  I have had a great love for it and have always yearned to use it in my work as an artist and artisan.

 My creative endeavours have focused on creating and celebrating language with a particular focus on universal languages. As a multi-lingual and multi-cultural person, music was (and still is) a most tangible link to culture for me. I grew up moving every two years and although we were posted far and wide, my parents, an Irish mother and a French Canadian military man with Métis heritage, made sure we were given strong links to our mixed heritage.

 A few years ago I stood at the threshold of moving from a production based life with my natural works - my twig letters - which focus on the universal healing language of nature and the nature of languages, to one of larger sculptural pieces. It would allow me to delve even deeper into the dialogue of healing through artistic practice and provide me with new challenges of materials explorations and subject matter.The love of music strong, and sharing of that collective love and wishes for healing and joy through art is my purpose.”

Saturday, October 9, 2021


For those of you that don't know what Nocturne is all about, it's a celebration of ART where there are outside projections, music, dance, art installations and new art in galleries like ours! It's FREE for everyone to take part and most exhibits run until midnight on October 16th! Last year a lot of the planned activities were either cancelled or went fully online, but this year in-person fun is on again! Just wear your favourite mask, bring your vaccination record with you, and put us on your MUST VISIT list!
Get all the details HERE and plan your route.

*We will be open until 11pm this year*

A collection of oil paintings by emerging artist RJ Ogemah that capture moments of transition in rural Nova Scotia. This will be RJ's first solo show with us. He is an artist originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is influenced by his Anishinaabe roots and strives to share an appreciation of nature through his work.
 WINDOWS OF THE GALLERY- Faced With: Media Portraits by Anna Whalen
trigger warning- some of the portraits may be difficult for some to experience

The over-riding theme for Nocturne this year is the word "liminal" which means to be in between and this collection of portraits is like a visual constellation of the past two years; we are truly living in between the past and future. The thing about this "unprecedented time" is we've experienced the vast majority of it through our devices. Media consumption increased, for better or for worse. Faced With tries to capture a moment in time, through the social media scope.
LOWER GALLERY- Repurposed Perspectives Group Show
This show is an eclectic collection of artists using a variety of repurposed materials. During the lockdowns of the pandemic,many art making supplies were not available due to supply chains.Suddenly it made more sense than ever before to be grateful for every scrap, every usable thing and make something beautiful from it all.There's a lesson there.
OUTSIDE THE GALLERY- Help us create an art installation using bottlecaps that are currently not able to recycled in Nova Scotia. RE-PURPOSE WITH US! Thanks to TANNER'S Recycling in Halifax for our supplies!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Jack Ross explores the Halifax Night Life with NEW PAINTINGS, now on view!

 We're pleased to share some amazing new paintings by Jack Ross! These local street scenes capture the Halifax night life from the ground up. Street level festivities to quiet rooftop patios are all depicted here for your viewing pleasure. Let's take a look at what Jack's been up to in the last few weeks of summer...

Jack Ross, Late Night Crowd on Argyle St., 20" x 16", acrylic on board

You can almost feel the energy coming from the crowd on Argyle Street. The hustle and bustle of city life, as we begin to enjoy Theatre shows and musical performances again...

Jack Ross, Rooftop Patio at the Decks, 10" x 10", acrylic on board

Jack Ross, Part of Brunswick St. From The Hill, 10" x 10", acrylic on board

The quiet intimate spaces of rooftop patios remind us of relaxing evenings shared with friends...

Jack Ross, Rooftop View From Parade Square, 11" x 14", acrylic on board

Who doesn't enjoy long walks on seemingly deserted streets in Halifax at night? 

Jack Ross, South Park Street Before South Street, 10" x 10", acrylic on board

As you can see, this new series of paintings has something for everyone!  If you're from the city or living abroad, these Halifax scenes are sure to delight. Why not add something beautiful to your home or office today?  

To see more of Jack's work, follow the link HERE

Featured paintings are available for purchase, contact us for details!

(902) 425-9456 or via email at gallery