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Seattle Print Fair 2010

Valentine's Day weekend marks the ninth anniversary of the Seattle Print Fair, held this year from February 12 to 14, 2010 at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington's historic Pioneer Square.

The annual event brings together original print dealers in the U.S. and Canada for a rare opportunity to view thousands of original woodcuts, lithographs and etchings dating from 1480 to now, and to learn about the artists and subjects from knowledgeable representatives.

Exhibiting are:

The Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA – Established in 1971, the Annex Galleries features works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on  American printmaking from 1900-1975. Color woodcut, modernist prints, abstract expressionist prints, WPA and Atelier 17 works and the estates of Gustave Baumann, William S. Rice, Augusta Rathbone, Edmond CasarellaBernard Childs and Joseph Leboit

Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago, IL – A downtown Chicago gallery offering a wide range of 19th and early 20th century, classic Modernist and contemporary European prints, including work by Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Chahine, Jean-Emile Laboureur, Louis Legrand, Auguste Renoir, David Smith-Harrison, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard.

Azuma Gallery
, Seattle, WA – A leading representative of modern Japanese print artists, Azuma Gallery also showcases contemporary Japanese art, including screens, paintings, ceramics and baskets. Bringing together Japanese and American artists working in both traditional  and contemporary mediums, Azuma offers a unique mix of talents, mediums and styles rarely found in the U.S. Print artists represented include Daniel Kelly, Toko Shinoda, Naoko Matsubara, and Rey Morimura.

Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts, Stanford, CA – A private dealer in 17th through early 20th century prints and drawings, the stock is primarily European, with a smaller  selection of American and Canadian prints, including Goya, Piranesi, Renoir, Tissot, Whistler, Luce, Manet and Pissarro.  Early lithography, 18C French color prints, Romantic period imagery, and mezzotints are also emphasized

William P. Carl Fine Prints
, Northampton, MA – 2010 marks 34 years in the business of buying and selling fine prints, specialists in the period 1850 to the present  with an emphasis on color woodcuts (arts and crafts), WPA era prints, Whistler and his circle, and modern Dutch, Belgian and other fine European printmakers. Among contemporary printmakers are the work of Charles Donker (Dutch), Jakob Demus (Austrian) and Vincent van Ojen (Dutch).

Cullom Gallery , Seattle, WA  – Cullom Gallery focuses on the tradition and influence of Japanese woodblock prints and works on paper, including ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, and Yoshitoshi; sosaku hanga by Koshiro Onchi,  Sumio Kawakami, Kishio Koizumi, Wada Sanzo, Naoko Matsubara, and Yoshida family artists; contemporary  moku hanga by Japanese and Western printmakers; as well as drawings, paper cuts, 19th century stencils and  Japanese paper ephemera.

Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA – Davidson Galleries has an extensive inventories of both antique and contemporary prints. The Contemporary Print Department exhibits and co-publishes prints by emerging and established European and American artists. The Antique Print Department maintains a collection of more than 5,000 early prints from 1480-1950, including works by Rouault, Kollwitz, Dürer, Goya, and Hogarth.

Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints, Burbank, CA – A private dealer specializing in fine 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e and 20th century shin hanga Japanese woodblock prints, Egenolf Gallery also has a special interest in Japanese preparatory drawings. Artists represented include Harunobu, Kawase Hasui, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kiyonaga, Ohara Koson, Torii Kotondo, Kunisada, Toyokuni, Kitagawa Utamaro, Hiroshi Yoshida and Yoshitoshi.

Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art, Riverwood, MD – A private dealer from Maryland, Conrad Graeber offers a wide inventory of 19th century American, British, European  and Japanese fine prints and drawings. These include prints by John Taylor Arms, Albert Barker, George Bellows,  George Elbert Burr, Arthur B. Davies, Fritz Eichenberg, Helen Hyde, Charles Meryon, Thomas Moran, Max Weber and James A. McNeill Whistler.

Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc, Montreal, Canada – This Member has been in business since 1979. Originating in London before moving  to Montreal, they carry a wide range of both major and lesser-known European prints from 1490-1940, with an emphasis on fine impressions, including Durer, Goltzius, Goya, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Dix, Picasso and Vuillard.

The Old Print Shop, New York, NY – The Old Print Shop was founded in 1898 and has been in the same location in Manhattan since 1925.  Since its inception, the gallery has focused on the graphic arts, artists who use printmaking as an expressive medium.  The gallery has a large collection of American prints from 1750 to contemporary, antique maps, as well as photography, both vintage and contemporary.

About the IFPDA

The IFPDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest ethical standards and quality among fine print dealers, and to promoting greater appreciation of prints among art collectors and the general public.

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Seattle Print Fair
February 12 -14, 2010

Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave South
Seattle, Washington

Outsider Art Fair NYC

One of New York’s most popular fairs returns with Sanford L. Smith & Associates’ 18th Annual Outsider Art Fair, being held February 5 through 7, 2010 at 7 W 34th Street, near Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Last year, enthusiasm for the unique Outsider Art Fair prevailed over the turn in the economy, a snowstorm, a change in dates, and a move to a new venue. This year, 38 dealers will gather again at the fair’s new home to bring together the largest and most promising Outsider Art Fair yet.

The fair began eighteen years ago showcasing an otherwise unrecognized market at that time. The fair brings international attention to art created outside of mainstream society—visionary, primitive, self-taught and intuitive in nature.

The American Folk Art Museum will be organizing events and lectures throughout the fair and that week as a part of Outsider Art Week. In a special awards ceremony the museum will honor fair organizer Sanford Smith with the Contemporary Center’s Visionary Award, which recognizes major contributions to the world of outsider and folk art each year.

Highlights include:

Galerie Bonheur (St. Louis,MO ) will feature colorful works by the late Bahamian artist, Amos Ferguson (c.1920–2009) including Bird Bath.
Henry Boxer Gallery (England) returns to the fair highlighting works by the self-taught savant and calendar calculating whiz, George Widener of North Carolina.

Fountain Gallery (New York), the not-for-profit cooperative run by and for artists living with mental illness, joins the Outsider Art Fair for the second year. Among the works in their booth will be Girl with Red Hat by Dick Lubinsky.

Gilley’s Gallery (Baton Rouge, LA), specialists in Louisiana artists, will include in their booth paintings by Clementine Hunter (1886-1988).

Marion Harris (New York) introduces Carlos DeMedeiros. After living as a monk in Bolivia for 15 years, DeMedeiros left the monastery with his personal religious ideas in conflict with the one he felt obliged to follow. From this ambivalence, he creates small-scale confessionals accompanied by confessions in sealed envelopes.

Just Folk (Summerland, CA), newcomers to the fair, is pleased to bring a collection of 28 works by Bill Traylor (c.1854-1949). This is one of the largest groups available and has not been seen in the U.S. for more than ten years.

Outsider Folk Art Gallery (Reading, PA) will feature recent mixed media construc tions by Thorton Dial (b.1928) as well as rare 1970s paintings by Purvis Young (b.1943), with works by emerging artists such as Jim Bloom (b.1968).

Ricco/Maresca (New York) representing both the William Hawkins and the Martin Ramirez estates will bring fine examples from both, including Hawkins’s Historical Monument.

Luise Ross Gallery (New York), among a fine selection of drawings by Minnie Evans and by Violetta Raditz, will feature for the first time at the Outsider Art Fair metal collages from Colorcoat by the Icelandic Óskar Jónsson (1922–1997).

Judy Saslow Gallery (Chicago) will bring rare pieces from the Oswald Tschirtner estate that have never been seen before.

Galerie St. Etienne (New York) continues a tradition of exhibiting self-taught greats including Grandma Moses, John Kane, and Morris Hirshfield. The booth will include the painting John Kane and his Wife circa 1928.

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Outsider Art Fair
February 5-7, 2010

Sanford L. Smith & Associates
7 W 34th Street
New York City


NY Winter Antiques Show

The 56th annual Winter Antiques Show is being held from January 22-31, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Now in its 56th year, America’s most prestigious antiques show features 75 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. `

This year, specialists in 18th and early 19th century American furniture, 20th century fine and decorative arts, and Chinese furniture join the show. From an Egyptian sarcophagus from1000 B.C. through mid-Century modern furniture, every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for quality and authenticity.

All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement and its new initiative, the Winter Antiques Show Education Fund.

The popular Young Collectors Night will be held Thursday, January 28th.

Select rare and early photographs by the British inventor of photography on paper, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877), will be on view at the booth of Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs.

The loan exhibition for 2010 celebrates Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation, with 36 historically and architecturally significant properties.

Colonial to Modern: A Century of Collecting at Historic New England features objects from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including furniture, paintings by academic and provincial artists, ceramics made in New England and abroad, and personal accessories from diamond brooches to silk brocade shoes. The emphasis is on superb objects with great stories, such as the Quincy family’s Boston-made Japanned high chest, tour de force of 18th century furniture, which belonged to one of New England’s most influential families.

Jeff Daly, who recently retired as senior design advisor to the director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and now heads his own design firm, designed the loan exhibition.

New Exhibitors:

Liz O’Brien specializes in American and European decorative arts of the 20th century, with a focus on classical forms, rich and unusual materials and superior, studio-quality production. At this year’s Show, she exhibits one-of-a-kind examples by English tastemaker Syrie Maugham, designer Frances Elkins and artist Max Kuehne.

Lost City Arts: Established in New York City in 1982, Lost City Arts is recognized internationally as one of the premiere sources of 20th century decorative and fine arts. At his first Show, Lost City Arts owner James Elkind features the work of sculptor Harry Bertoia, including two seminal works: a Bush form that stands over six feet tall, circa 1968, and a monumental Dandelion that was originally exhibited in the Eastman Kodak Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

Maison Gerard focuses on French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objects d’art. For its first appearance at the Show, the gallery presents a pair of mirrored panels, designed by Jean Dupas, from the SS Normandy. Launched in 1935, the ship was the ambassador of France created by the nation’s best artists and craftsman to represent the country.

Nicholas Grindley Works of Art has concentrated on Chinese art, with a particular interest in furniture and works of art related to scholar's taste, since 1976. For his first year at the Show, he will bring a selection of Chinese furniture and scholars' objects including a group of table rocks from the Ian and Susan Wilson collection.

Peter Petrou Works of Art makes its Show debut. Among the works is an iconic 1930s bent plywood armchair by Gerald Summers and an exquisite Spanish 17th century portrait figure of a penitent donor, together with ethnographic artifacts and unusual Eastern works of art.

C. L. Prickett, in its 49th year and third generation of operation, specializes in the finest examples of 18th and early 19th century American furniture. Their areas of focus include Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Federal furniture and clocks.

Selected Highlights

Sarcophagus. Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Thebes (Deir el-Bahari?), 21st Dynasty. Circa 1000 B.C. Wood with extensive gesso and polychrome. This impressive Egyptian mummy case from around 1000 B.C. belonged to a chantress at the Temple of Amun in Thebes. Among the finest of its kind still in private hands, the mummy case is remarkable for its superb condition and the fine quality of the lavishly painted images, which illustrate sacred texts from the Book of the Dead. Safani

Vessel in the form of the Prince of Flowers. Aztec. Circa 15th-16th century. Redware. This vessel, most likely made for royals given its fine workmanship, was used as a pulke (tequila) holder. Among its unusual features are press molds representing various gods in the Aztec pantheon. Its shape suggests the bulb oroot of an agave plant. Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc.

Portrait of Watteau, by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. Plaster. This is a fascinating portrait of the painter Jean- Antoine Watteau, made by Carpeaux as a plaster model for a monument he was creating for the artist at their shared hometown of Valenciennes in Northern France. This beautifully animated and vividly expressive plaster bust was discovered in the collection of the Swedish sculptor Christian Eriksson, who lived in Paris from 1883. Daniel Katz Limited.

Oval Mirror with Candle Arms, Shelves, and Festoons
. Circa 1800. American eastern white pine (pinus strobus), gessoed and gilded, with iron wire with plaster ornament, gilded, and iron rods, and with mirror plate. A combination of festoons, swags, rosettes, urns, and grape and grape leaf details, this mirror is an amalgam of the best of early Neo-classical English design elements masterfully woven together. The inspiration is likely English architects and designers Robert and James Adam, but the composition is decidedly different. Having been made in the United States, it uses an English vocabulary in a new ways. Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Inc.

For the Squire, by Sir John Everett Millais. 1882. Oil on canvas. One of the most celebrated images of Victorian childhood, this much-exhibited painting shows Millais at the height of his powers. The Times critic described the girl as the lodge-keeper’s child, holding out a letter for Sir John, whose awful presence (to be imagined by the spectator) is producing its due effect upon the mind and face of the little messenger. The Fine Art Society.

Oxford, High Street & St. Mary’s Church, by Henry Fox Talbot. Likely September 1843. This exceptionally rare photograph will be on display among other works by Fox Talbot in a booth inspired by the oriel window at the artist’s home, Lacock Abbey. Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Fine Photographs

Little Girl in a Large Red Hat, by Mary Cassatt. Circa 1902-05. Oil on canvas. Around 1900, Mary Cassatt added a new type of composition to her repertory: the young girl seated alone or with a dog. Inspired by 17th century Dutch and Flemish portraits as well as English portraits of the Romantic period, Cassatt updated the genre by drawing her models from the families of local servants. Nevertheless, she instilled her sitters with a strong sense of presence and dignity.

The Farwell Building Chandelier, by Tiffany Studios. Circa 1915. Glass and bronze. This "Indian Pattern" chandelier features an elaborate pattern of deep blue, mottled red, orange and yellow glass tiles. The present example is one of three similar chandeliers designed by Tiffany Studios for the entrance hall of the Farwell Building in Detroit, Michigan, designed by the Detroit architectural firm of Rogers & Bonnah and opened on March 8, 1915. By the early 1970s the Farwell building stood vacant and it was eventually donated to the Detroit Historical Society and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Macklowe Gallery

Armchair, designed by Gerald Summers. 1934. Birch plywood. Made from a single rectangle of airplane plywood, Summers achieved with this Modernist work what his counterparts across Europe and Scandinavia had been striving for: it describes in the simplest term the ideal unity of material, production, function and form. Peter Petrou Works of Art

Autograph Letter, signed by Audrey Hepburn. January 6, 1982. Three pages. This letter written to her father’s second wife, Fidelma, exemplifies the kindness for which Hepburn was famous. Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery

The Four Elements, by Paul Manship. 1914. Parcel-gilt bronze reliefs. The architect William Welles Bosworth commissioned Manship to design these four panels for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company building in lower Manhattan. These reliefs were inset into the facade facing Broadway, while four slightly larger versions (collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art) were mounted on the other side of the building. Although Manship had displayed his knowledge and affinity for Greek and Renaissance sculpture in his previous work, The Four Elements is a testament to the sculptor’s burgeoning interest in Asian art. Gerald Peters Gallery

Always a highlight of the Show is the booth of portrait miniature dealer Elle Shushan. This year, her space will be inspired by the dining room of the Harrison Gray Otis House, described by contemporary accounts as the most elegant private home in America. Otis, a powerful Federalist who served as Mayor of Boston and Senator from Massachusetts, made his considerable fortune as the developer of Beacon Hill. Sally Foster Otis entertained lavishly in their dining room, adorned with yellow walls, scarlet drapes, blue wainscoting, and an Adam mantle. The Boston home, a National Historic Landmark, now meticulously restored, is the headquarters for Historic New England.

About the Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. The 2010 Show sponsor is The Magazine Antiques, with Peter Brant as Honorary Chairman. The loan exhibition, Colonial to Modern: A Century of Collecting at Historic New England is sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance, which has sponsored the loan exhibition for fourteen consecutive years.

About the Winter Antiques Show Education Fund
For more than 50 years, the Winter Antiques Show has provided crucial financial support for East Side House Settlement, which offers a variety of social services and educational programs to those living in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, one of the poorest congressional districts in America. Recognizing that education is the key to opportunity, East Side House-in partnership with New York City’s Department of Education-founded two new schools in the community: Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School and Bronx Haven High School. The Winter Antiques Show Education Fund was established to provide college readiness and other programs for these students as they strive to obtain a high school diploma and college education. The schools’ initial enrollment of 70 will soon reach 700 students, with impressive graduation and college acceptance rates.

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The Winter Antiques Show
January 22-31, 2010

Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue,
New York City

36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit

On Friday, January 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm, the Poetry Project hosts the 36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading, welcoming the New Year with over 140 writers, musicians, dancers and artists. Some of the poets/performers include: Penny Arcade, Yoshiko Chuma, Steve Earle, John Giorno, Taylor Mead, Judith Malina, Jonas Mekas, Eileen Myles, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Tickets at the door are $18, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for Poetry Project members. All proceeds benefit the continued existence of the Poetry Project, currently in its 44th season. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be available. The Poetry Project is wheelchair-accessible with assistance and advance notice (please call 212-674-0910 for more information).

Said poet Eileen Myles, "The New Year’s Benefit is living proof that every year the Poetry Project is a new community in process. The avant garde, the queers, the beats, the others, the riff raff, the radicals… it’s the apres New Year’s party you never want to miss. You just want to see what happens this year."

Founded in 1966 by the late poet and translator Paul Blackburn, The Poetry Project has been a crucial venue for new and experimental poetries for over three decades. Time Out New York, in its “Essential New York” issue, which listed the Project as one of “101 Reasons To Be Glad You’re Here,” says: “The Poetry Project remains a major forum for experimental poets, a meeting place for literary types and an important part of what remains of the city’s counter-cultural spirit.”
Now in its 44th season, the Poetry Project offers a Monday night reading/performance series, a Wednesday night reading series, a Friday late-night event series, three weekly writing workshops, the quarterly Poetry Project Newsletter, and an annual print journal, The Recluse.

Some of the most exciting and relevant writers and artists working today gather in the Sanctuary and Parish Hall of the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for a day and night of engaged and inflammatory performance—proving that works of nonconformist art and their attendant political hopes and visions still exist in our world.
The Daily News called the event “New York’s Other Marathon…not for the artistic faint of heart [but] for seekers of something wildly, jaw-droppingly different.”

And the Village Voice described it as “short attention span theater on a marathon loop, with a flotilla of deviant craft kicking out quick, hot flashes of dissidence in the age of prigs and punishers.”

Admission: $18, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for Poetry Project members.  
Subways: L to 1st or 3rd Ave / N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St – Union Square
The Poetry Project is wheelchair accessible.

For a full list of poets and more info go to:

the 36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading
Friday, Jan. 1, 2010
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church                           

131 E. 10th St. at 2nd Ave

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