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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Call for Submissions - 4th annual group Christmas Pottery Show

Attention Potters!  

Swoon is pleased to announce that from Dec. 7th – Dec. 24th we will be hosting Christmas Presence 4 – Group Pottery Show and Sale

This is becoming a popular event and people are already looking forward to it in the upcoming season! Like last year, I invite you to bring whatever, preferably newer work and as much as you want. We will show as much as possible. Also, this is not like a regular art show where work is left until the end. People will take the work with them when purchased, making room to refresh inventory and the space.  In order to be displayed for the opening, work needs to be delivered to the gallery on or before Dec. 2nd. However, once the show has opened artists are welcome to bring more pieces throughout the month.  

Our consignment rate is 30% for anything under $100 and 40% for anything over.  
Let me know if you are interested and if you have any questions. If you have not shown work at Swoon before, contact me right away with images of your work! There is only so much space but I will include as many people as possible. Also be sure to let other potters in the community know. 
Brandt Eisner 
Swoon – Fine Art, Antiques & Fashion
1410 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, NS 

Pop Up Swoon at Dine by Design East, Thursday Oct 3rd

Visit Swoon as we present a pop up gallery at this exciting event. We will be on site on Oct. 3rd from 6-11pm. See information below for how to purchase tickets.

Hope to see you there!

Join design leaders and culinary giants

East Coast Living is thrilled to be presenting Dine By Design East, a fabulous showcase of interior design and local cuisine that celebrates many of the top creative minds working in Atlantic Canada today.

Ten top Nova Scotia design groups have each been assigned a 10-by-10-foot blank canvas in which to unleash their imagination and create a spectacular dining room space. A top local chef has been matched with each designer to create a special menu inspired by the dining room.
Everything will come together in a dazzling Gala evening on Thursday October 3 at 6 p.m. We invite you to come out and celebrate the incredible dining room designs and sample the delicious food. The designers and chefs will be there discussing what inspired their creations, making it a wonderful chance to see—and taste—the results of their hard work.

The Gala also features six pop-up galleries with a great selection of local artwork available for purchase, a silent auction, as well as wine, beer and spirit samples from the region, plus much more.

Proceeds from Dine By Design East will benefit design education at NSCAD University in memory of Amber Harkins, former editor and creative director of East Coast Living who passed away from cancer last year.

The event takes place in a transformed Olympic Community Centre at 2304 Hunter Street in Halifax. The design spaces will be open for public viewing October 2 to 6 from noon to 8 p.m. each evening, and from noon to 6 p.m. on the weekend.

Please join us by purchasing tickets for the Gala evening and for General Admission viewings. Visit the Dine By Design East website to learn more about this unique event. You can follow us on Twitter at @DBDEast.

October Shows at Swoon!

Please join us this Saturday, October 5th, from 2 - 5pm for the opening of our October Shows!

Featured this month:

Recollections - new work by textile artist Sharon Baldwin
Bathing Beauties - new ceramic sculpture by Aimee Swikit
New Work - by ceramic artist Christine Lavoie
First Light  - new photographs by Mariette Roodenburg

Shows continue until November 3rd, and works in the shows will be posted to our website in the week following the reception.

We're also thrilled to present a book launch for watercolour painter Louise Williams' children's book, Animal ABCs (paintings by Louise, text by Kate Rose). Louise will be present Saturday 2 - 5 to sign copies of her book, and paintings from the book will be on display and for sale until November 3rd.   

Animal ABCs is available for sale at Swoon throughout the year, 19.95 with partial proceeds going to the IWK.