POSTER POLE GALLERY- A Special Art Project by Argyle Fine Art to beautify Downtown Halifax
Utility poles that were once filled to the brim with posters advertising upcoming events have been left empty lately, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Argyle Fine Art would like revitalize these poles and fill them with art inspired by the art of the gig poster and bring an open-air art gallery to enjoy and brighten up Barrington Street, one beautiful poster at a time. We hope with this Covid-19 inspired art project that we will all help spread a little joy with art on the street for everyone to enjoy.
Argyle Fine Art will pay for the printing and installation of the posters and install them on utility poles. We are accepting your submissions NOW until end of July, and will plan to print and install throughout both these months, while most of the city continues to be in lockdown and large gatherings are not permitted.
We are not reproducing for the purpose of selling these posters and they will only be printed for the exhibit, nor are we paying artists for their poster designs as we are doing this project for art’s sake and to add some fun and happiness to the streets. So if you’d like to be part of this unique show, please get in touch.
All you have to do to participate is email us your unique poster using your own artwork or graphic design skills that doesn’t advertise or sell anything in real life. It could be a work of your art (a painting, drawing, comic) It could mimic an old movie poster or poster for your favourite musical group that doesn’t exist…be creative and have fun with this. We’ve even noticed in some cities AR posters are starting to become popular, so we’d love to see a few of you more techy type designers take that on.
Send us a digital version of this creation, that is sized to print on an 11” x 17” paper, and 240 dpi (2.4 MB) and either a JPG or PDF format. Please upload your posters via the free uploading program WETRANSFER.com and email them to email@example.com
At the bottom of each poster we ask for you to simply
include “ART BY __your name_________ and insert a QR CODE you can find RIGHT HERE! :-)
..... which will be used as a way for people to see your poster online, along with others that will be submitted throughout the duration of the project which will will continue until July 31st There we will post links to your websites.
Posters will be installed on poles on the 15th and 31st of each month, which means the first “show” will be on May 31st and rotated through the poles within the month- so submit anytime beginning now! We reserve the right to not hang a poster if it has offensive language or inappropriate content for the general public which will include all ages.
FOR ANY QUESTIONS, please get in touch with us a firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing your poster designs! A similar project has been done in Victoria, BC and we thought it was a great idea to adopt here in Halifax. Here is the link to that show.
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR FIRST SUBMISSIONS ALREADY! WOWZERS!
ARTMAIL FOR SHUT-INS
Covid-19 is hanging out like an awkward unwanted house guest but that's okay, because there's ART! Beginning way back in March we began a little show called "ARTMAIL FOR SHUT-INS" and it's proved so popular that we are now looking for more artwork to continue it online and in -person until 2021.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING SOME HAPPINESS TO MAILBOXES ALL AROUND THE WORLD WITH YOUR ART and making a few dollars while at it, read on:
Submit any works on paper that can fit in an envelope that we can send easily in the mail to their new homes! We have received many different sizes and have even received a few works on small canvas panels. Any mediums are accepted and all skill levels and ages! Each work is sold for $20 each, with the commission shared between the artist and the gallery. We photograph all the works and showcase the entire show online as well as rotate an on-going in-person show of works too.
SUBMIT jpegs of your art as well as your contact info, and details about each of the works you are submitting to our email at email@example.com. Once we have connected that way, we will ask you either to drop off the works to the gallery located at 1559 Barrington Street, Wednesday- Saturday 11am-5:30pm or send in the post to: A.Afford, 6302 Young Street , Halifax, NS, B3L 1Z8 .
*FOR INSPIRATION AND IDEAS TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHOW AS IT LOOKS CURRENTLY HERE
GENERAL ART SUBMISSIONS:
Argyle Fine Art is not currently looking for new artists for this location, however we are always interested in seeing what you are doing for the future season. If interested in submitting your work via a portfolio please follow the submission recommendations below:
An exhibition proposal/ request to show a body of work at the gallery should include the following:
A professional resume/CV
An artist statement
A CD with images, a LINK to your blog or site, or NO MORE THAN 5 images (Jpegs, 300 dpi max)
Do Not Send Us The Physical Artwork or just SHOW UP with ARTWORK!
Please include information on each work: medium, size and date of completion
Reviews, catalogues, articles, history of sales if any.
SASE self addressed stamped envelope if mailing your submission.
You can email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal of work to be exhibited - optional
You can mail or drop off submissions addressed to:
Argyle Fine Art
Attention: Exhibitions Coordinator
1559 Barrington Street, Unit 102
Thank you for your interest in our gallery.
We will attempt to contact you in writing within one month of receiving your submission.