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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 Casarella, Bernard Childs and Joseph LeboitArmstrong 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 emphasizedWilliam 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. For more information, visit www.seattleprintfair.com and www.ifpda.org.Seattle Print Fair February 12 -14, 2010Davidson Galleries313 Occidental Ave South Seattle, Washington
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.For more information visit www.sanfordsmith.com.
Outsider Art Fair February 5-7, 2010 Sanford L. Smith & Associates7 W 34th StreetNew York City
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: www.poetryproject.org
the 36th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon ReadingFriday, Jan. 1, 2010The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church 131 E. 10th St. at 2nd Ave212-674-0910NYC
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