Thursday, November 8, 2012

Afforable Art Fair - Seattle November 8 - 11

The Affordable Art Fair is in Seattle and your first view is Thursday, November 8th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Fifty galleries will have a huge array of contemporary art and the Preview Party is your chance to select artwork before the show opens to the public on Friday. This is the first-ever edition of the Affordable Art Fair Seattle and it's a good that they made it to Seattle.

The concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while our Emerging Artists Exhibition provides a chance to snap up work by a future art world star.

Thursday Evening, November 8th, 6-10pm
($65 advance ticket, $75 at the door)

Seattle Center - Exhibition Hall
3rd Ave N & Mercer St. (enter on Mercer St)
Seattle, WA 98109

Artwork by Susanna Blum
Courtesy of Prole Drift - Seattle, WA

Artwork by Erin Rachael Hudak
Courtesy of Ochi Gallery - Ketchum, ID

Artwork by Milan Heger
Courtesy of Patricia Cameron Gallery - Seattle, WA

Artwork by Tom Chambers
Courtesy of Modernbook Gallery - San Francisco, CA

Other local area exhibitors include: James Harris Gallery, G. Gibson Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, PDX, Robert Yoder/Season, Sidereal Fine Art Press, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Friesen Abmeryer Gallery, Hall Spassov, Seattle ArtREsource, AED Fine Art, and ArtXchange.

Take a look at the art fair website to find out more about the fair and special exhibits. You'll also find a show cataloge with information on all of the galleries.

Benefit Evening for Artist Trust, Friday evening, November 9th, 5-9pm
($25 advance ticket or at the door, $40 for two) 100% of ticket proceeds to benefit Artist Trust

Friday, Nov. 9, 12pm-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11am-8pm
Sunday, Nov. 11, 11am-6pm

General Admission $12 a day, $10 students/seniors is an online art collecting resource featuring gallerie guides for major art cities and every state in the United States. Plus other useful information and resources for art collectors, art advisors, galleries and artists.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Aqua 12 at the Aqua Hotel - Miami Beach
More than Visual Art

This year marks Aqua's 8th consecutive installment during Art Basel Week in Miami Beach. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-mid career artists. With innovative special programming, which features performance art and installation, plus the collective exchange of ideas by 47 exhibiting galleries from North and South America, as well as Japan, Aqua12 will surely pack yet another powerful punch during Art Basel Week.

Aqua is a hotel art fair housed in the Aqua Hotel, and located a few blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center on Collins Avenue. You'll find terrific visual art at this fair and a relaxed casual environment. This is one of the top Miami Beach art fairs.

This year Aqua 12, will be presenting: Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings and her performance art troupe Glo. Livers: REMIX is a 4-hour continuous work that conducts an entire precarious world between the performers and the city of Miami Beach.

Sarah Emerson, Acrylic and rhinestones on canvas
whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA

Josette Urso, Oil on Canvas, 2012
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts - New York

David Buckingham, 2012, Welded found Metal
Marina Cain Gallery - San Francisco

Amanda McCavour, Thread Drawing Installation
Lonsdale Gallery - Toronto

Julie Alpert, 2012, Liquid acrylics and duct tape on maple, artist-designed and sewn curtains
Soil Gallery - Seattle

Elizabeth Sher, 2012, archival ink sublimated in metal substrate
Toomey Tourell - San Francisco

Allison Green, 2012, Oil on canvas
Susan Eley Fine Art - New York

Jennifer Verge, Mixed media on wood
Jeanie Madsen Gallery - Santa Monica, CA

Susan Seubert, 2012, Ambrotype
Froelick Gallery - Portland, OR

Mike Childs - 2012, Acrylic on canvas
Robert Henry Contemporary - Brooklyn, NY

Vico Fabbris, Watercolor on paper
Rice Polak Gallery - Provincetown, MA


Special Events

VIP Preview OpeningWednesday, December 5, 2012: 7:30 - 11 pm

Museum Day
Thursday, December 6, 2012: noon - 9pm
Free entry to the fair for all art museum members worldwide – just show your membership card!

Livers:REMIXPerformance by Lauri Stallings and GloATL
December 5, 6 and 7, 2012
This year, visitors to Aqua12 will be able to experience a uniquely comprehensive arts programming, at the core of which is the work of Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings and her performance art troupe Glo. Livers: REMIX is a 4-hour continuous work that conducts an entire precarious world between the performers and the city of Miami Beach. It begins at Aqua as a physical installation of choreographed gestures in a state of being together, and continues in migratory form along the pedestrian arteries of Collins Avenue, for a highly physical contemporary performance in a public space, sculpted as an “arena of exchange.” Lauri Stallings’ physical language, influenced by the philosophies of Ohad Naharin’s “gaga” system, Nicolas Bourriaud’s relational aesthetics and situational experiments, enervates and explores the spontaneous collaborations that arise when public members interact with performers to participate in the realization of this piece.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (Aqua's VIP Preview Opening)
7:30 - 9:00pm: Physical Installation at Aqua12
9:00 - 9:30pm: Migration to Beach
9:30 - 10:30pm: Performance at Lummus Park (South of 14th St, on the Beach)

Thursday and Friday, December 6 & 7, 2012
7:00 - 8:30pm: Physical Installation at Aqua12
8:30 - 9:00pm: Migration to Beach
9:00 - 10:00pm: Performance at Lummus Park (South of 14th St, on the Beach)

Aqua at the Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Aqua is located on Collins Avenue, a short walk south of Art Basel Miami Beach and across from the Loews Hotel.

Free Shuttle Service
Aqua runs free shuttles to Art Basel during regular event hours, picking up at Art Basel's designated shuttle stop (corner of 17th Street & Washington Avenue). This year Aqua will also run shuttles to Art Miami & Miami Project. Shuttles are a great way to get between Miami and Miami Beach.

Visit Aqua's website for additional information:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hurrican Sandy Update

Hurricane Sandy really hit Chelsea and Brooklyn hard. The loss to galleries and artists was devastating, and many galleries are closed while cleaning up. Here're some articles on the clean-up efforts and how to help: Hyperallergic has several posts. The GalleristNY has MoMA's Conservation Guidelines and the Vulture has Saltz's view of the damage. Report from the NY Times. Lessons learned and tips for the future from Fine Art Views. Links on how to help at Art Fag City

If you know of good or useful articles related to the art world and Hurrican Sandy please let us know.

Dan Fear