Thursday, May 11, 2023

Mother's Day Magic and Father's Day Frenzy

Thank a Mama, Thank a Papa! 

How is the year flying so fast? A very important time of the year is fast approaching...Mother's Day and Father's Day! This year Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 14th, and Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 18th! Although there is still quite some time until Father's Day, we thought we would put together a collection of card and gift ideas for both, since many folks start to prepare for them simultaneously! It is always difficult to find the right way to thank a parent or parental figure, but here are a few places you could start...And stay tuned for more reading below on Open City and new shows!


We have gathered a selection of cards this year so you can send your love in your own style! From the sentimental to the silly, take your pick!

Porchlight Press, Teacup Mother's Day Card

Porchlight Press, Bicycle Father's Day Card

Natasia Makes, Bad Ass Mom Card

The Beautiful Project, Punk is Dad Card

Briana Corr Scott, Mermaid Mom and Baby Card

The Beautiful Project, Watermelon Father's Day Card

Party Mountain Paper, Queen Mother's Day Card

The Beautiful Project, For the Record Card

Gift Ideas

Michelle SaintOnge, Baby Momma (White), Screenprint, 19"x25"

Emmy Lao, Sardine Family with Baby, Mixed Media on Board, 4"x5"

William Rudolph, Candle Stick Holder, Assembled Bike Parts

Paulette Melanson, Maritime Kitchen Party, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x30"

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Mom's Favourite, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x12"

Patrizia Berdkan, Nostalgia, Acrylic on Board, 6"x24"

Nick Brunt, Boats Morning, Acrylic on Board, 4"x5"

Mindy Harris, The Water Protector (Portrait of Autumn Peltier), Embroidery on Tea Stained Kitchen Towel, 16"x30"

Mark Brennan, October West Village Seal Island, Watercolour, 5.25"x8.25"

Melinda Robertson, My Relations, Fused Glass, 8"x8"

Kim Danio, Untitled Dog 3, Upcycled Childrens Shoe Sculpture

Jack Ross, Late Afternoon Light Spring Garden Road

George Spencer, Coffee and Sugar, Oil on Wood, 9"x12"

Ed Beals, Wee Bird, Found Parts on Board, 4"x5"x5"

Dusan Postolovic, Pre-Heist Snooze, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11"x14"

Hopefully there were some helpful ideas for you and your folks in there! This year Mother's Day coincides with some extra special events here at Argyle Fine Art...Open City is this Saturday, May 13th, in HRM! Many entrepreneurs and local businesses will be participating with fun activities, so it is a great day to get out and enjoy the city and awesome people in it! Open City could be considered the unofficial start to the Summer season in Halifax, which is very exciting!

New Shows!

We would love to see you this Saturday, as we will have two new shows opening! "Slow Oven" by Megan LeForte will feature amazingly nostalgic paintings, take a peak at one below! Many of these paintings would make wonderful Mother's or Father's Day gifts! Take a look at the full show here!

Megan LeForte, Spice of Life, Acrylic on Board, 8"x8"

We are super excited to present the second show, a collection of mesmerizingly beautiful ceramics by Devon VanKoughnett! These creations would make one-of-a-kind gifts as well. Take a sneak peak at one of the pieces below! You can view the full show here!

Devon VanKoughnett, Sandra Platter with Bowl, Hand Painted/Stoneware/Porcelain

To celebrate Open City, we will have a few fun activities going on through out the day! The opening reception for the two shows will be Saturday, May 13th, from 1:30pm-3:30pm! There will be snacks, giveaways, and a recipe swap! If you can't make it in person, simply e-mail us a copy of one of your favourite recipes, and we will send you one in exchange! However if you can make it in person, please bring along a written copy, and we would love to see you!

Thanks for reading! Happy Mamas Day and Papas Day to all the parental figures out there!