Friday, July 20, 2012

Congratulations to Anna Horsnell Wade!

We are very pleased that Anna Horsnell Wade will soon be having a show of her paintings as part of our August events.  Anna's show "Gemini and Beyond" and our other August features opens Saturday August 4th, opening reception 2 - 5pm.  Anna has recently received a great honour for her work, below is the press release: 


Nova Scotia artist, Anna Horsnell Wade is proud to have one of her paintings featured in the August/September 2012 issue of International Artist Magazine. Her abstract work entitled “Whisper” was selected from entries around the world as a top-ten finalist in the International Artist Challenge #70, Abstract and Experimental Art Competition.

            Horsnell Wade’s painting will be paired with information outlining the inspiration behind the work, her design strategy and her creative process. The award-winning painting was one of four the artist submitted to the magazine’s jurying process.

“Over the years, I have been a regular reader of International Artist and am often inspired by the various artists from around the globe, not just North America.  To have my work published as a competition finalist feels very good, “ explains Horsnell Wade.

Voted the world’s best art magazine, International Artist provides articles for artists by artists from around the world. It is published six times a year and regularly challenges artists with various competitions on specific subject matter.

            Further information about the artist and her work is available on her website at

"Whisper" by Anna Horsnell Wade

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts: Open Studio Weekend July 21/22

Swoon is pleased to be a participant in the Open Studio Weekend this coming weekend (July 21/22) as part of the Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts.  Swoon is venue #31 on the tour list.  Member artists of the Peggy's Cove Art Festival who show at Swoon include Sue Westby, John Fitzgerald, Susan Vitale, Carol Morrison, Mitch Inglis and Rae Smith.  Susan Vitale is one of Swoon's featured artists for July and currently has a show of her recent oil paintings.

July 21st and 22nd will feature 70+ artists from the Prospect area to Blandford in their open studios and galleries. Watch for this distinctive Peggy’s Cove Art festival signs - they will mark every location where artists are showing their work. All types of artists will be exhibiting - painters, potters, wooodworkers, etc. There is quite a variety. You can pick up a studio tour map and a "passport" for validation for the opportunity to enter a draw to win a gift certificate towards art work(s) from participating studios at any studio displaying our signs. A complete listing of artists participating and studios/galleries and community halls where the artists work will be is on the Peggys Cove Area Arts Festival blog here

look out for this sign, which will mark Open Studio Weekend venues!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July at Swoon!

Please join us this Saturday, July 7th from 2 - 5pm for the opening reception for our 4 featured July shows.

Showing will be:
Bottled - Ceramics by Toni Losey

Messages - Photographs by Mariette Roodenburg

Face and Place - Mixed Media by Michael Stowe

Recent Work - Paintings by Susan Vitale

Shows continue until July 28th.  Images of works in the shows will be on our website in the week following the opening reception.

See you Swoon!

Call for Submissions: "Creature Feature" - a Group Halloween Show

Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques Presents:
Creature Feature - A Group Halloween Show

As long as there have been people there have been creatures, beings and monsters.
Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques is looking for artists and fine craftspeople to participate in Creature Feature – A juried, group Halloween show.

This juried show will take place Oct. 20, 2012 – Nov. 3, 2012, with an opening reception on Oct. 20th from 2-5pm. 

Images for consideration, not the actual work, must be emailed to the gallery by Oct. 1st, 2012. ( Submissions will be reviewed by a jury, and artists will be notified of the results by phone or email.

 Work must have been created within the last year and must not have been previously shown. Artists can submit up to five works and should include the size, price and medium of each piece. Artists in all mediums are encouraged to participate.

(Note – Presentation and the archival nature of the work will be taken into consideration. If framing is required- works on paper should contain a single white matt and a simple black frame; works on canvas that are unframed must have finished edges and works on canvas that require frames should be in a simple black frame)

All accepted work must be delivered to Swoon on, or before, Oct. 16th, 2012. 
“A monster is any fictional creature, usually found in legends or horror fiction that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order. The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature” From Wikipedia

I look forward to seeing your submissions!

Brandt Eisner, Owner/Director
Swoon – Fine Art & Antiques

1410 Hammonds Plains Road
Hammonds Plains, NS