The studio of Tim McGuire ~New painting studio in Lunenburg offering workshops and part-time instruction.

New painting studio in Lunenburg offering workshops and part-time instruction.

The studio of Tim McGuire at 218 Lincoln Street is proud to offer this exciting chance to learn fundamental traditional approaches to drawing and painting. Instruction is catered to individual needs, so all skill levels are welcome! Be sure to check back often for updates as new courses are added.

1. Academic Figure Painting

March 15 – 19

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$525 CAD (Includes materials and taxes)

This 5-day workshop is an in-depth introduction to the fascinating world of academic drawing and painting. Using the draped figure as our subject, students will be introduced to the same academic principals, techniques and old-world art materials that I use in my own work. Space is limited. Currently there are 3 spaces still available.

2. Part Time Painting Studio (Spring Session)
March 31 – June 3 (Wed or Thurs)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$925 CAD (hst incl)

During this 10-week instructed studio session, students paint still-life and portraits, essential skills for any artist. Working in graphite, charcoal, and oil, students hone their observational skills and develop an understanding of value, colour, and form. The part-time studio sessions run for 10 weeks at a time, with a new session beginning every season.

Wednesdays: Currently there are 4 spaces still available.

Thursdays: Currently there are 2 spaces still available.

Tim McGuire

Spring 2021 photography courses at ViewPoint Gallery

Photo courses by start at ViewPoint’s new location (1475 Bedford Highway, Bedford) the second week in April 2021.

Class size limited to 4 students with all COVID protocols in place. Please go to: for details and course descriptions.


Hello and Happy Mid-Winter from Argyle Fine Art! As our PRE-SHRUNK show soon comes to a close we are preparing for another group show to open in April. Please find the Call for Submission ONLINE HERE and below.


We are excited to be preparing for a show about “getting outta town”, hitting the road, skies, seas, hiking trails, beaches….Let this theme be your inspiration! This will be a juried show, as we can’t include as many pieces as we would ever like. The show will be in-person and online too! We’d love to hear from artists from all over Canada and the world and have a virtual map of amazing places to visit and see, through the eyes of the artists! We are interested in both works of art as well as fine art craft or fun paper/ gift type items. Think travel document holders, luggage tags etc….we WILL be able to travel again, sometime. In the meantime, let’s go on a vacation with art, with your help!

With this exhibit we are hoping to take the viewer on a journey to secret places and spaces that you LOVE in your province, town, city etc. It could be a landscape, it could be the view from the car, it could be a camper or tent, it could be an exotic trip to a warmer place….YOU DECIDE. There are no restrictions on size or medium.Maybe you have a favourite roap trip tune or two you’d like to illustrate…think outside the usual!

We would love to have a few works here by March 21st to be here during a streaming virtual show for a local musician we are hosting and would include a few artists to our virtual live chat as a preview, but the full show will open on SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm. Therefore the absolute deadline to receive images can be no later than March 20th.

    • We ask that you attach hanging devices (ie wire, hooks, d-rings, etc).
    • If you are working on paper it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy surface that can be hung on the wall or framed.
    • You can work in any medium you chose but consider the size of our gallery and the limitations we may have in that regard. Mid-sized works are always best for displaying and selling.
    • NEW works only please!
    • Submissions must be new and not previously shown.
      • Your name
      • Phone number and email address
      • Titles of pieces and materials used to create the work
      • Images in a jpeg format, titled as indicated below

Please title your image files as follows

      • Last name, first initial, title of piece, number of submission
      • Ex: McGuireC_GreenRoom01.jpg, McGuireC_BlueRoom02.jpg, McGuireC_PinkRoom03.jpg, McGuireC_OrangeRoom04.jpg, McGuireC_RedRoom05.jpg



However we are happy to receive images of works anytime and will attempt to get back to all as soon as possible prior to this date if the jury is certain they can include your piece (s) , to allow more time for delivery of artworks.

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

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Ron Hayes watercolour exhibition “Wanderlust” at ArtCan Gallery

Artist Ron Hayes plein air watercolour exhibition entitled “Wanderlust” is on now at ArtCan Gallery in Canning until April.

You are welcome to take in the show or enjoy the cafe at ArtCan during open hours from Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

For more information visit

Chester Art Centre ~ Current & Upcoming Art Exhibitions

February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10:00am – 2:00pm
February 27 10:00am – 4:00pm
And by chance or appointment

Opening day March 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm
March 29, 30, 31, April 1, 3–8, 10, 12–15 10:00am – 2:00pm
And by chance or appointment

Chester Art Centre
60 Queen Street
Chester, Nova Scotia

Sue LeBlanc

Executive Director

P: 902.275.5789


Atlantic Call for Applications


Atlantic Call for Applications

Following provincial restriction guidelines, we have modified our Call for Applications to Atlantic Canadian artists. Learn more about the changes here.

How to Apply

Ron Hayes plein air watercolour exhibition “Wanderlust” at ArtCan Gallery

Artist Ron Hayes’ plein air watercolour exhibition entitled “Wanderlust” is on now at ArtCan Gallery in Canning until April.

You are welcome to take in the show or enjoy the cafe at ArtCan during open hours from Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

For more information visit