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Outsider Art Fair 2011

One of New York’s most popular fairs returns with Sanford L. Smith & Associates’ 19th Annual Outsider Art Fair, being held February 11 - 13, 2011 at 7 W. 34th Street, near Fifth Avenue, in New York City.

The Fair began 19 years ago, showcasing an otherwise unrecognized market at that time. Since then, this event has brought international attention to art created outside of mainstream society — visionary, primitive, self-taught, and intuitive in nature.

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Winter Antiques Show "Best of the Best"

Now in its 57th year, the Winter Antiques Show is being held from January 21 - 30, 2011 at the Story of Jupiter & Mercury by DeVosPark Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. America’s most prestigious antiques show features the “best of the best” from antiquities through the 1960s, with more than 70 renowned experts in both domestic and international fine and decorative arts.

Each year the Show is held in the very rooms where no less than Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White and the Herter Brothers decorated in "cutting edge" interior design over a century ago.

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FIAR Mexico 2011

FIAR México 2011 will host its first edition in Mexico City from April 5th to 10th, 2011.

FIAR will feature approximately 50 top quality international galleries from Mexico and abroad that will exhibit modern and contemporary art and design. The fair will be held at Campo Marte, a beautiful space located in the center of the city in Paseo de la Reforma, walking distance to the city´s most important museums and cultural institutions, thus creating a social-cultural corridor.

FIAR México 2011 offers a platform where established galleries and their artists can display their work along rising stars from places that have exploded into the art scene relatively recently, or are still waiting to be discovered.

The fair will count with the participation of more than 200 artists from different parts of the world and a special parallel program – urban projects (sculpture, installation, intervention) and photography exhibition in Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard - will make up a spectacular event.

It has also established sponsoring arrangements with some of Mexico’s biggest businesses as well as the Mexican Ministry of Culture and the Government of Mexico City.

For further info:

FIAR México

Zacatecas 93, 3rd floor, Col. Roma
06700, México, D.F.

Affordable Arts Fair NYC - Fall 2010

Are your walls indecently bare? Do you want to impress potential dates with your interest in cutting-edge artwork? Would you like to be one of the first people to "discover" the next international art sensation? Then you should get a ticket to the Fall Affordable Art Fair of New York City.

Due to the overwhelming popularity and record-breaking sales this past spring, the popular annual festival is holding its first New York Autumn event from September 30th through October 3rd, 2010, at 7W New York (7 West 34th Street).

Now in its 11th year, the fair has hosted events in Europe, Australia, and Asia. This will be AAF NYC's 10th art fair and more than 2,000 people are expected to attend.  

Affordable Art Fair aims to make purchasing art more accessible for first-timers, but also attracts seasoned and discriminating art collectors. Up-and-coming artists gain added exposure by being able to exhibit pieces to a huge, eager audience.

Founder Will Ramsay had a goal of making contemporary art accessible by showing you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to have original works of art by living artists in your home or office.  He achieved that goal in 1999, when he launched the Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in London.  Now eleven years later, AAF has become an outstanding global contemporary art fair with events taking place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, London, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.  More than 700,000 people have attended Affordable Art Fairs around the world, purchasing over $170 million worth of art.

Charles Birnbaum - Courtesy of Russell/Projects The festival showcases original, contemporary fine art by living artists from around the world and sets parameters on pricing. Pieces at the Affordable Art Fair range in price from $100 to $10,000, but the festival stipulates that at least 75% of the work available must be below $5,000.

The environment encourages interaction between creators and buyers, adding an extra personal touch. To make the exchanges even more inviting, the art fair features an on-site wrapping station, delivery station, and credit card facilities.

“We’re thrilled to have the fun and accessible Affordable Art Fair New York City available in both the spring and fall,” said Judith Pineiro, Director of AAF NYC.  “We continue to encourage both art enthusiasts and novices to visit the fair and find their own personal treasure to take home, and having AAF NYC offered twice a year will allow us to bring new works of art and new galleries to our visitors more often.  This fall, we are excited to welcome a large number of first-time exhibitors, including galleries from Bulgaria, Costa Rica and the Czech Republic.”

In addition to the main exhibitor's hall, events include a private preview event as well as workshops and activities for children. New this year will be a 'live' Open Artist Studio offering a view of how an artist creates. There will also be a Free Admission Happy Hour on October 1st from 6-8 pm, when the admission fee is waived.

The event promises to be as exciting and rich a cultural experience this fall as it is every spring. Admission is $20 for general audience. Kids get in free. Discounts for students, senior citizens, and group admissions are available.  

 For more information  call 212.255.2003 or visit

Affordable Art Fair NYC
7 West New York

7 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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