Sunday, November 24, 2013

December Shows at Swoon!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Swoon!  A huge thank you to all who came out and made our 3rd annual "One of a Kind Christmas Tree Ornament Party and Sale" a success!  There are still many great ornaments to choose from, and various artists continue to bring in wonderful, locally-made gift ideas in every day! It is far too much to post online so you'll just have to stop in and visit!

We have one final event left for 2013; the opening reception of our December shows.  This has been such a fantastic year that we hope you'll all join us on
 Saturday, December 7th from 2 - 5pm 
 for some Holiday Cheer and to enjoy the opening of:

New Work - Paintings by Rachael Peters
New Work - Paintings by Dorothy Mosher 
Christmas Presence 4 - our 4th annual group pottery show and sale.  

Shows run until Dec. 24th, and work by Rachael and Dorothy will be posted on our website in the week following the opening reception.  More pottery will be arriving from December 7th through December 24th, so even if you can't make the opening there will be a good selection right through Christmas Eve!

Potters this year include:

Tracy Horsman, Gloria Dunbar, Carol Smeraldo, Pat Woods, France Arruda, Shauna MacLeod, Susan Paczek, Andrew Langille, Rachel Morouney, Lily Meadows, Aimee Swikit, Rosemary Metz, Amy Noel, Basia Lukwinsky, Barbara Carter, Laura Jolicoeur, Laura Stevenson, Jennifer Houghtaling, Jaki Durocher, Anne Pryde, Dorota Forfa, Hermann-Suzuki Pottery, Gillian Murdoch, Danielle Sawada & Carol Morrow

As the Christmas craft fairs wind down, and the malls get hectic, remember to pay us a visit.  Like every holiday shopping season, we offer a relaxing atmosphere, and a great selection of fine local art and craft, jewelry, cards, books, Christmas decorations, antiques, and more!

See you Swoon!

A Wedding Shoot at Swoon

We never shy away from a photo op! Thanks to Nicole & Teddy Wedding Photography and Candice & Bob for choosing Swoon as one of the locations for their wedding photos! Check out the beautiful results at their website:
And here are some pics they sent along for our blog, including a few extra ones in the gallery:

Thank you, Halifax Voters, for our Bronze win!


A giant thank-you to all of our fans who voted for Swoon in the 'best gallery category' of the 2013 Coast Best of Halifax Reader's Choice awards.  We're thrilled to have won Bronze for our third year in a row!  With all of the great galleries in the HRM this is no small feat, and we're just so touched that you thought of us when casting your ballot!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Shows at Swoon!

We are pleased to present the following new shows for the month of November. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, Nov. 9th from 2 – 5pm, of:

Current Works – New work by Sarah Jane Conklin

Dancing With Trees – New work by Andrea Pottyondy

Sole Records
– New sculptures by Diane Redden

Shows run until Dec. 1st. Work from the shows will be posted on our website in the week following the reception.

...and... mark your calendars for our 3rd annual Christmas Tree Ornament Party/Sale which will be Saturday November 23rd, from 10am - 6pm.

Once again Swoon artists have been asked to come up with one-of-a-kind creations for your tree.  It has been exciting to watch this event grow year over year.  Arrive early for the best selection!

See you Swoon!

Friday, November 1, 2013

October Installation Photos

It's been such a busy month! Dine by Design East, our October Shows, Nocturne and Spectre!  Here a few pics from our October shows, which run until this Sunday, Nov 3rd, along with Spectre, our group Halloween show. 

Louise Williams, signing copies of "Animal ABCs".  All of her watercolour paintings from the book, an animal for each letter from A-Z, are still on display until the 3rd.

"Recollections" new work in textiles by Sharon Baldwin, and "Bathing Beauties" ceramic sculpture by Aimee Swikit

Works in Raku by Christine Lavoie, and photographs by Mariette Roodenburg are featured in the red room.

Large Raku obelisk by Christine Lavoie

Christine's show also features several raku bears supporting bowls with transfers, each are unique
Freestanding Raku pieces with Crystals

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spectre - Our 3rd annual Halloween Show opens Sat. Oct 19th!

Join us Saturday Oct.19th from 2-5pm for the opening reception of our 3rd annual group Halloween show: 

It is a part of our common history; from our childhood fear of the haunted house down the street, to attempting to contact the dead through a séance or Ouija Board. As a society we are obsessed with the idea of ghosts.

Artists participating are: Neva Becker, Nigel Beck, Susan Malmstrom, Anne Bastedo, Michael Pittman, Evan Meisner, Shauna MacLeod, Andrew Quon, Laura Kenney, Andreas Lietzow, Monika Wright, Meike Duch, Jody Mackenzie, Isabelle Pineau, Anna Horsnell Wade, Andrea Redmond, Angie Brewer, Siovhon Morgan, Cheryl Flemming, Joanne Solway, Curtis Botham, Jodi Richardson, Ron Kuwahara, Adrian Montfort-Guy, Jack Wong, Brandt Eisner, Pam MacDonald, Carol Smeraldo & Susan Paczek.

Works will be on display until Nov.3rd, as our all the works from our current October shows, so there is lots to see!

All the work in Spectre will be posted on our website in the week following the opening!

See you spooked, at Swoon! 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pop Up Swoon at Nocturne - Sat. Oct 19th!

This year we're thrilled to be part of Nocturne for the first time!  Join us as we showcase 

Pop Up Swoon - Nocturne

at National Art Limited 5426 Portland Place, Halifax

Located just off of Gottingen Street towards the harbour, between Cornwallis and Cogswell Streets, National Art is Atlantic Canada's largest framing wholesaler.

Nocturne runs Saturday, October 19th from 6pm - 12pm.  The display will also be up the entire week before, and may be viewed during National Art's regular hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

We missed the deadline to be in the Nocturne Guide, but we'll be at National Art for the entire night! so please help us spread the word; 
our twitter acount:  @swoonfineart
The Hashtag for this year's Nocturne is #NocHfx13
and here's the link to our Facebook Event!  Thanks!! 

This is a big weekend for us as Swoon turns 3 years old on Oct 22nd, and the opening reception for Spectre, our 3rd Annual Group Halloween Show is Sat Oct 19th from 2 - 5!  We look forward to celebrating with you!

See you Swoon ... at Nocturne!

What is Nocturne?

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The 2013 event will take place on Saturday October 19. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. The Nocturne Program Guide provides details about exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

The Nocturne program and map guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

For more information visit:

The Nocturne Committee lends voice and agency to the Halifax arts community by facilitating collaborations and exhibition opportunities in the form of a free, nighttime contemporary arts event. The objective of the committee is to execute an annual event that highlights the existing arts community in the Halifax area that serves both the residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality and tourists. The committee acts as facilitator for galleries, artists and volunteers to provide an yearly arts event in both private and public spaces. By creating an accessible yet professional arts event for the community, the Nocturne committee aims for integrity and inclusiveness in all facets of event planning.

The Nocturne Committee:
Nocturne is a non-for-profit organization which relies on sponsor and volunteer support. The Board of Directors and Nocturne Committee work on a volunteer basis to design and plan the signature Halifax art event.