Thursday, March 29, 2012

Angela Grace Jewelry is Going To Cannes!

One of the latest additions to our fashion collection is Angela Grace Jewelry.

Silver Fox Ring, Sterling

We were thrilled to find out that Angela has been selected to show her work at the Cannes International Film FestivalBelow is an update from Angela.  More news about her upcoming trip can be seen on her blog, "A Fascinating Liar".  Congratulations, Angela!

March 26th: 

Last Wednesday I was contacted by Nathalie DuBois of DPA in Los Angeles. She asked me if I would like to bring my work to the Cannes Film Festival. Of course, I was dubious at first because the offer seemed a little too good to be true and came out of thin air. I did some research and found out that DPA is the world's most highly regarded and best known gifting suites at events such as The Golden Globes, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Cannes International Film Festival and is the only gifting suit at the Venice Film Festival. Nathalie is the owner and she is the woman responsible for taking Cape Breton Handbag Designers, Michique to TIFF, Golden Globes and Cannes. As a result, she receives the Newsletters from the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. That is where she found me. In CBCCD's most recent newsletter, they featured my show, Sinner's and Saints. Nathalie saw my work, loved it and looked me up.

After a few days of research, thinking, seeking out funding opportunities and talking to a Travel Agent and numerous local business professionals I confirmed my attendance with Nathalie this morning.

Here is a full article in "What's Goin On - Cape Breton's Go and Do Guide" about Angela and her upcoming trip!

Local Jewelry Maker On Her Way To France for the Cannes Film Festival.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Last Chance to See! "Occupy Wall Space" closes March 31st

Just a reminder that this is the last week for our March features at Swoon!   This month saw a great body of work by Matthew Collins in the main space titled "Occupy Wall Space".  

This month we also featured paintings by two new artists to Swoon, bold landscapes by Susan Vitale and scenes from the Halifax Public Gardens by Kimberley Floyd.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Call For Submissions - Plein Air Group Show

Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques Presents:
Open Air - A Group Show

Plein Air - French term meaning out of doors. Refers to the practice of painting an entire, finished picture out of doors; as opposed to simply making preparatory studies or sketches.

Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques is looking for artists to participate in Open Air – A Group Show of paintings completed en plein air.

This juried show will take place August 4, 2012 – September 1, 2012, with an opening reception on August 4 from 2-5pm. 

Images for consideration must be emailed ( or delivered to the gallery by July 7, 2012. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury, and artists will be notified of the results by phone or email.

 Work must have been painted within the last year and must not have been previously shown. Artists can submit up to five images and should include the size, price and medium of each piece. (Note – Presentation, framing and the archival nature of the work will be taken into consideration.)

All accepted work must be delivered to Swoon on or before July 28, 2012. 
I look forward to seeing your submissions!

Brandt Eisner, Owner/Director
Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques
1410 Hammonds Plains Road

Swoon Welcomes New Artists!

Happy Spring everyone, we're pleased to have such a balmy start to the season.  Over the winter we've had several new artists join Swoon; in part from our 2nd annual Christmas pottery show, our group Cityscape show, and as we become more established in the local art community. 

We're very excited about the new additions and look forward to showing more work by these artists in the coming year!

Here is a sampling from our latest Swoon artists, details of these pieces and more can be viewed on our website:

Painter Susan Vitale.  "Crazy Waves" oil on canvas, 20" x 40"

Photographer Mariette Roodenburg. "Snow Drifting Near Hartling Bay" 10" x 27"

Rachel Morouney - Hidden House Pottery 

Bob Morouney, "City Sonatina", Pen, Ink, Watercolour

Chuck Mora "Meditation Bowl" Raku

Potter Shauna MacLeod "Three Generations of Healing, Dinner Plates", earthenware

Karen Coleman - Mud Nymph Pottery "Bowl with rowhouses"

Painter Kimberley Floyd, "Cold Drinks" acrylic on canvas, 8" x 12"

We are also working on updating our "Swoon Events Overview" page on our website, where you can see what shows are coming up in 2012, and who else we'll be welcoming to Swoon! 

See you Swoon!

Thursday, March 22, 2012