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