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It wasn’t just out-of-town dealers that were basking in a sales-induced bliss. “This year was beyond my expectations,” said Linda Hodges, whose booth emphasized young artists working with narrative storytelling themes.
The Stranger - August 7, 2017
But for one weekend, a center built by a tech fortune drew in the Seattle community—from long-time collectors to the young, tattooed masses. The fair was a welcome and unpretentious respite from its counterparts in New York, boding well for future connection between the city’s contrasting factions.
The Observer - August 7, 2017
This year, the art fair’s layout feels much more fluid and porous. It’s much easier to rove in and out, as one sees at other fairs, such as the Armory Show. You sometimes can’t tell where one booth ends and another begins without looking at the signage overhead. That’s great news for visitors, who want to be at ease as they look at the art. And hopefully it will be great news for the gallerists, too. When people can more easily fall in love with a work, they are more likely to take it home, after all.
The Seattle Times - August 6, 2017
But the real excitement of the Seattle Art Fair springs from making fresh discoveries. And with an unprecedented 100 exhibitors from Europe, Asia and North America setting up booths at the 2017 fair, there are plenty of discoveries to be made.
The Art Newspaper - August 6, 2017
Among the A-list players, replacing the legion of boom until Sunday, are Gagosian, selling sculptures by the alchemical Italian Arte Povera sculptor Giuseppe Penone, and Zwirner, with drawings by the legendary cartoonist R. Crumb.
The New Yorker - August 6, 2017
In the fair’s third year, established and younger galleries alike are clearly trying to strike a balance between appealing to Seattle’s roster of old-guard collectors while also actively courting a younger generation of wealthy tech industrialists and international buyers. It makes for a varied, eclectic selection of art on offer.
artnet news - August 6, 2017
Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavour to attract national as well as regional collectors
The Art Newspaper - August 5, 2017
Here, Max Fishko of Art Market Production speaks to Artspace about the challenges and rewards of directing the fair, and about what he's particularly looking forward to when the fair opens this Thursday evening.
ArtSpace - August 1, 2017
Seattle Art Fair offers a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with some left coast galleries, big and small. It will help you get inspired to see some new art the next time you visit their part of the country.
Vanguard Seattle - July 31, 2017
While there’s no right way to do the Seattle Art Fair, we’ve rounded up some of the regional galleries and artists we’re most excited to check out.
Gray Guide - July 31, 2017
Now in its third edition, the fair includes 100 exhibitors from 10 countries. Over half the galleries are from the Pacific Rim, joining blue chip participants like Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Pace. Whitewall spoke with Laura Fried, the artistic director of the fair, about what to expect this year.
whitewall - July 31, 2017
Only in its third year, Seattle’s contemporary art fair has big ambitions, this year manifested in a dedication to large-scale installations and immersive experiences scattered throughout the city.
Departures - July 26, 2017
Our pick of highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions
The Art Newspaper - July 26, 2017
The New York Times - June 26, 2017
Highlights include a showing of works from Jenny Holzer’s “The Survival Series,” from the early ’80s, in the neighborhood of Pioneer Square, an installation by Los Angeles–based artists Dylan Mira and Erika Vogt that will treat Union Station to airs of inspiration from Korean spas, and a textiles/fashion presentation by the artist Ellen Lesperance devoted to W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell).
ARTNEWS - June 5, 2017
The heavy hitters are all back for another round, including David Zwirner, Gagosian Gallery, and Pace Gallery. And newcomers include Galerie Perrotin, Night Gallery, and UTA Artist Space, the downtown Los Angeles gallery offshoot of the talent agency’s arts division.
ArtNews - April 19, 2017
It’s hard to believe that Seattle Art Fair 2017 is a little over three months away, August 4-6. The names of 80 galleries exhibiting have already been released, and the roster is the most international yet.
Vanguard Seattle - April 19, 2017
Local gallerists on the 2017 dealer committee are James Harris and Greg Kucera; others are William Hathaway of L.A.’s Night Gallery and New Yorkers Lidia Andich of Gagosian Gallery, Robert Goff of David Zwirner and from Pace Gallery, Elizabeth Sullivan. Laura Fried will also return as artistic director leading “development of the fair’s curatorial vision and innovative programming, including on-site and off-site installations, talks, performances, and presentations at the fair,” according to SAF. Max Fishko continues as director.
The Seattle Times - January 21, 2017
Founder Paul Allen and Vulcan Inc. consider the fair a long-term investment in promoting art collection, cultural literacy and stewardship. Co-producer Art Market Productions runs art fairs in several U.S. cities, and their goal is to make Seattle Art Fair the most robust commercial art fair on the west coast during this process of education and growth.
Vanguard Seattle - August 12, 2016
On entry to the Seattle Art Fair this past weekend, initial impressions belied major underlying tech support (pun intended) given its backing by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen and some artworks mentioned in the New York Times write-up—like Adam McEwen’s elegant/ominous graphite replicas of IBM supercomputers and Glenn Kaino’s live app tour, Aspiration.
Artforum - August 12, 2016
“There’s always this interesting tension between fairly intellectual pursuits like science, and more visceral pursuits like art, and how they respond and bond to each other,” Mr. Allen said. He also deeply appreciates, he added, the simple joy of the unexpected.
The New York Times - August 7, 2016
It was a cool, clear summer night in downtown Seattle, and thousands of people were waiting on line to get into CenturyLink Field stadium—a line that stretched for a quarter mile almost all the way to historic Pioneer Square. They weren’t waiting for a Mariners or Seahawks game, or to rock out to Guns N’ Roses. They turned out to see art, lots of art. The Seattle Art Fair, the brainchild of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and produced by veteran art fair impresarios Art Market Productions, was back for its second year in a row.
Hamptons Art Hub - August 7, 2016
Plenty of hobbing and copious amounts of nobbing commenced the minute the Seattle Art Fair opened at 11 a.m. Friday. As the crowds flowed in, CenturyLink Field Events Center grew as busy as any museum blockbuster.
The Seattle Times - August 5, 2016
A beacon for art buyers in the middle of the summer slump, the Seattle Art Fair is gathering artists and galleries from all over the world in the Northwest this weekend. We're experiencing a digital view of the fair via our Instagram feeds, and so far there are a few clear selfie-friendly winners shining from our smartphone screens. A glowing electric cloud installation by local glass giant Dale Chihuly is dazzling visitors to the at Marlborough Gallery booth, Polish artist Kim Simonsson's Moss Person sculptures glow green from Jason Jaques Gallery's white walls.
The Creators Project - August 5, 2016
In the middle of its second year exhibition, the Seattle Art Fair has grown in size, style, and is undoubtedly going to make a serious impression on the North American art world. Up to 80-some exhibiting galleries, from 60 in its inaugural year, the fair boasts a refreshing and enriching array of exhibitors and artists: from up-and-comers to, as one exhibitor put it, the “big dogs”.
SAD Magazine - August 5, 2016
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was circulating among the preview patrons yesterday for a first look at the offerings at the Seattle Art Fair, now in its second year. Some 85 international galleries set up booths—up from 60 or so last year—and on a perfect balmy Seattle evening, the atmosphere at CenturyLink Field Event Center felt more relaxed this time around, with details finessed and first-year jitters gone.
Artnet News - August 4, 2016
“There is an interesting parallel between people working in the tech industry and artists,” says Max Fishko, director of the fair. “There is a shared interest in creativity and new ideas, and a mutual respect. And as a larger up-and-coming market, Seattle is a good place to see an injection of energy like this."
SURFACE - August 4, 2016
The Seattle Art Fair is back and bigger than before, boasting over eighty galleries that are poised to please audiences and attract collectors both seasoned and new. The fair features a strong selection of local, regional and international galleries showcasing emerging, mid-career, and established artists.
Vanguard Seattle - August 4, 2016
A walking tour in Martian English and panels with Kyle MacLachlan, Carrie Brownstein and Kim Gordon are a few of the must-do events at the second Seattle Art Fair, which happens Aug. 4-7.
The Seattle Times - August 3, 2016
The second Seattle Art Fair, Aug. 4-7, will include more than 80 booths for the thousands of visitors — some of them high-octane collectors, some simply art lovers, some see-and-be-seen gawkers — expected to stream through the doors. Major international galleries this year include Pace (New York), Roberts & Tilton (Los Angeles) and Kaikai Kiki (Tokyo).
The Seattle Times - August 3, 2016
Now in its second year, the Seattle Art Fair is home to the city's finest modern art pieces and galleries. Mary Ann Prior previews the works and artists to look out for at this year's event, beginning Aug. 4.
King5 - August 3, 2016
Speaking about the success of the first Seattle Art Fair, in spite of being held off-season, Max Fishko shared some words that might be applied year-round: “It’s because the fair is beautiful. It’s because the art we have is special. But it’s also because Seattle is special, too, at this time, so that challenge of being outside the regular schedule ultimately became an asset.”
Vanguard Seattle - August 2, 2016
Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition founded by billionaire Paul Allen to showcase unique and innovative works, kicks off for the second year on Thursday and themes around technology will be evident thanks to a variety of pieces and performances.
GeekWire - August 2, 2016
Against the grain of the art market’s traditional summer slowdown, the Seattle Art Fair is growing after a successful launch last year. Forty-six newcomers, including New York’s Pace/MacGill and Marlborough galleries, are among more than 80 exhibitors (up from 62) participating in the second edition this August. Founded by the billionaire Paul Allen, the Seattle-born co-founder of Microsoft, the fair aims to nurture the “budding collector base” in the region, says its director, Max Fishko. “We plan to make it a magnet for collectors from the Pacific Rim and from around the US.”
The Art Newspaper - August 1, 2016
Last summer, Paul Allen said, “Let there be Seattle Art Fair,” and it was good. This summer its second incarnation has more galleries—84—including New York titans David Zwirner and Pace, plus LA heavy hitter Roberts & Tilton, plus New York stalwart Marlborough, and many, many more coming from Asia, Europe, and the East Coast as well as a still-healthy continent from Seattle and Portland.
The Stranger - August 1, 2016
Back for its second year, the Seattle Art Fair features over 80 exhibitors of local, regional, and international artists, from emerging painters in the Pacific Northwest to art world veterans and high-tech design studios. Aptly located in the industrial SoDo district—home to sports stadiums, corporate headquarters, and art galleries alike—the fair, with its diverse selection and accessible price points, promises to appeal to both new and seasoned collectors.
Artsy - July 28, 2016
"From the very beginning of this thing, the idea was to put together something that was going to do more than just create a commercial marketplace," said Art Market cofounder Max Fishko. "We wanted to... make real contributions to the artistic culture of the city."
The Stranger- July 27, 2016
Though only in its second edition, the Seattle Art Fair has already attracted an impressive array of galleries from both American cities (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and more) and international locales (Buenos Aires, Seoul, Cologne, beyond). This year’s exhibitors will show work by the likes of Donald Judd, Damien Hirst and Lee Friedlander, but big names aren’t the only draw. Sculpture, installations, and performance will come to adjacent city neighborhoods through the off-site Projects sector; plus, the Talks program will bring creative duos together in conversation, like actor Kyle MacLachlan and musician/actress Carrie Brownstein, and art historian Branden Joseph and musician Kim Gordon.
Departures - July 27, 2016
Winston-Levitan credits Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and his company Vulcan Inc. for kickstarting that interest when they inaugurated the Seattle Art Fair last year. At the fair, she sold out of tech-friendly pieces by New York-based artist Dustin Yellin. “It’s wonderful for the city and the community,” she says. “We had 19,000 people that came through. A lot of collectors have opened up their home, and they’ve planned a really wonderful program in the city.”
Cultured - July, 2016
The burgeoning Seattle Art Fair returns for its second year August 4–7, bolstering the creative cachet of this Pacific Northwest hot spot.
Architectural Digest - July 21, 2016
The Seattle Art Fair descends on CenturyLink Field next month and, to coincide with the event, Pivot Art + Culture — Vulcan’s 3,000-square-foot flexible concept space — has tapped Takashi Murakami and renowned art mag Juxtapoz to curate a special pop-up exhibit.
HYPEBEAST - July 7, 2016
Curated by artistic director Laura Fried, the four-day event combines conceptual tours of the fair and neighborhood, live performances, large installations, and a stage where curators, scholars, and creative luminaries will enter into five distinct dialogues.
Seattle Weekly - June 15, 2016
This year's lineup will make for a full, rich weekend of varied events that cross mediums including music and sound, architecture, TV and YouTube, and dance.
The Stranger - June 10, 2016
This summer its second incarnation has more galleries—83—including New York titans David Zwirner and Pace, plus LA heavy hitter Roberts & Tilton, plus New York stalwart Marlborough, and many, many more coming from Asia, Europe, and the East Coast as well as a still-healthy continent from Seattle and Portland (Greg Kucera, Mariane Ibrahim, G. Gibson, SEASON, Upfor, James Harris, Winston Wächter, Abmeyer + Wood, Foster/White, Bridge Productions). Bring comfortable shoes.
The Stranger - June 8, 2016
Seattle Art Fair returns for its second year, August 4-7, 2016, and in addition to its 80 participating exhibitors, it will be featuring a number of talks, events and special projects organized by Artistic Director Laura Fried.
Vanguard Seattle - June 8, 2016
Sounds like Seattle is the place to be this August.
OBSERVER - June 7, 2016
By Sunday evening, red dots lined the walls, and more than a few big names had already vowed to return in 2016.
Robb Report - June 1, 2016
Founded by American entrepreneur Paul Allen, the inaugural Seattle Art Fair arrived with a bang last year, and the latest edition is expected to make an even bigger impact.
TRAVELMAG - May 20, 2016
Seattle Art Fair and Out of Sight Rev Up for August
David Zwirner and Pace will be back. The LA heavy hitter Roberts & Tilton (representing Kehinde Wiley, among others) has joined the lineup, and so has New York stalwart Marlborough.
The Stranger - April 26, 2016
Seattle Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List
A collaboration between Brooklyn-based Art Market Productions and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan, the fair will welcome a number of returning galleries from the Pacific Rim and beyond, as well as some newcomers.
BLOUINARTINFO - April 25, 2016
Seattle Art Fair returns for Round 2: Roberts & Tilton and Marlborough among new galleries
It’s baaaack! The line-up for the second annual Seattle Art Fair, coproduced by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market productions, has been announced.
The Seattle Times - April 25, 2016
Seattle Art Fair Appoints Fried as Artistic Director
The Seattle Art Fair has announced that the newly created role of artistic director will be filled by Laura Fried, an LA-based curator who formerly worked at the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis.
Artforum - February 17, 2016
Seattle Art Fair Appoints New Artistic Director for 2016 Edition
"This year's lineup boasts an impressive batch of exhibitors, counting David Zwirner and Pace as returning participants."
artnet news - February 16, 2016
Here Is the First Round of Exhibitors for the 2016 Seattle Art Fair
“Visitors to the Seattle Art Fair will have the unique opportunity to interact with these top galleries—a representation of the world’s finest exhibitors of modern and contemporary art—in an extremely intimate setting fit for great conversation and important acquisition.”
ARTNEWS - February 16, 2016
Seattle’s art-world status is rising, brick by tiny brick
"Jeffrey Deitch, the former director of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles told Times writer Tricia Romano at the time that Seattle was “a natural place for an art fair,” because of its plentiful public art, big-name private collectors such as Paul Allen and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and small but well-curated museums."
The Seattle Times - January 5, 2016
SEATTLE ART FAIR NAMES SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR 2016 EDITION
"The Seattle Art Fair has announced the selection committee for its second edition, which will occur from August 4 to 7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center."
ARTNEWS - December 16, 2015
OLSON KUNDIG CREATES ART PAVILIONS
"Co-principal and fellow Hall of Fame member Jim Olson was chosen to design the lounge for the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, back in their hometown. Opening July 30, the space was appropriately titled Basecamp. The open-air pavilion featured local materials, prominently featuring three 18-foot-tall open-frame luminous towers sheathed in red fabric. Evergreens, herbs, and flowers lined the perimeter, lending a distinctly natural feel to the man-made space."
Interior Design - August 27, 2015
Julie Alpert Artist Interview: Following Forms
"When the 2015 Seattle Art Fair invited Alpert to install in the space, she was the third artist to ever be extended the opportunity."
Redefinemag - August 25, 2015
A Seattle Collector Reflects on the Emerald City’s Big Fair—and Buys Dustin Yellin
“I think the art scene in Seattle reflects its growth in intellectual and philanthropic activity. As a result of that, there are more people interested in art and who can afford it, and there are very nice pieces in the lower prices points, as well as significant artists at the mid range that are collectable."
The Observer - August 5, 2015
Sleepless in Seattle
On opening night, Prior and Greg Bell, Vulcan’s senior curator, are among those circulating the aisles. Seattle’s mayor turns out too, and apparently Starbucks executives. Of course, Allen himself stops by. The place is a mass of several thousand visitors
ARTFORUM - August 5, 2015
The Seattle Art Fair was so Successful, The City Literally Applauded
If it felt like a renaissance, it did mark the arrival of a Medici. Some of the wealthiest men in the world live in Seattle, but art and culture here have suffered for resources for years, failing to build collector and donor bases, or major events that reliably attract outsiders to the artists of the region. But now, while Bill Gates focuses on global health and education with the Gates Foundation and Jeff Bezos works toward global business domination with Amazon, Microsoft cofounder and Seahawks owner Paul Allen is emerging as the patron of art in Seattle.
The Stranger - August 5, 2015
Seattle Art Fair Receives a Boost From Tech’s Big Spenders
“I saw that there were some New York dealers participating, I thought it would be interesting to see and support the city,” said the New York collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, who came on a whim and wound up buying a half-dozen works from dealers from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Seattle, including a piece by the local artist Jeffry Mitchell.
The New York Times - August 2, 2015
High Art Meets Deep Pockets at Seattle Art Fair
“It’s a natural place for an art fair,” said Jeffrey Deitch, the former director of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and former owner of the cutting-edge New York gallery Deitch Projects, especially with its rich public art, big-name private collectors (such as Allen and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz) and small but well-curated museums."
The Seattle Times - August 1, 2015
First Seattle Art Fair Opens
"The mayor dropped by. So did Paul Allen and several other “local billionaires,” as one visitor referred to them. When the inaugural Seattle Art Fair opened for business on Thursday, the crowd included titans from the tech world, as well as Starbucks executives and collectors from San Francisco and Vancouver."
The New York Times - July 31, 2015
THE SEATTLE ART FAIR ARRIVES, WITH DEALERS ON THE HUNT FOR TECH MONEY
"I expect that I am not alone in hoping that the Seattle Art Fair returns for a second edition."
ARTNEWS - August 1, 2015
Tech Art Down, Tech Money Up at Seattle Art Fair Debut
"The Pacific Northwest’s first major art fair made a promising debut."
BLOUIN ARTINFO - July 31, 2015
Why Are Giant Bagels Scattered Around New York City?
"Seattle becomes the latest city to jockey for the “emerging art scene” label with its first-ever art fair, spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Expect a strong showing from heavy hitters such as the David Zwirner and the Gagosian Gallery, as well as local, burgeoning Pacific Northwest artists."
Vanity Fair - July 30, 2015
An Art Fair, Courtesy of Paul Allen, Premieres in Seattle
"The art world will descend on the Emerald City on July 30 for Seattle’s first large-scale art fair in years."
The Observer - July 30, 2015
Inaugural Seattle Art Fair targets tech-savvy audience
Eric Gleason of Paul Kasmin, who is bringing new sculptures by Will Ryman and Ivan Navarro, says: “My hope is that some people who deal with the intangible all day will flock to wonderful tangible objects.”
The Art Newspaper - July 30, 2015
Preview Seattle Art Fair
The fair will bring together 62 galleries from around the world to the lively art scene of the Pacific Northwest, attracting some of the biggest galleries in the art world—including Gagosian, Pace, and David Zwirner.
ARTNEWS - July 30, 2015
Allen Lures Tech Billionaires to Seattle With Art Fair
“To live with these pieces of art is truly amazing,” Allen said. “I feel that you should share some of the works to give the public a chance to see them.”
Bloomberg - July 30, 2015
7 Reasons Why the Seattle Art Fair Is Important for the Art World
"All art world eyes will be on Seattle this week, where the inaugural Seattle Art Fair opens on Thursday July 30."
artnet news - July 29, 2015
Seattle Art Fair Is Giving $30,000 to Artist Trust
"I think it really speaks volumes of their commitment to this area," Artist Trust director Shannon Roach-Halberstadt told me yesterday. "It's so fantastic. The money will godirectly to individual artists in all disciplines across the state."
The Stranger - July 29, 2015
Start Planning Your Weekend at the Seattle Art Fair Now
"There’s already an impressive buzz about it for an inaugural event."
The Stranger - July 29, 2015
"Paul Allen's new art center may be another sign that the tech magnate wants to build Seattle into a new contemporary art hub."
ARTFORUM - July 28, 2015
Seattle Art Fair wants to connect our artists with the world
“So far, there have been good art fairs and some great art fairs on the West Coast, but there hasn’t been a real international magnet on the West Coast of the United States, from a fair perspective. And I think we have an opportunity to do that here.”
The Seattle Times - July 28, 2015
In Seattle, Microsoft Alums Foster an Art Scene that Defies Tech-Collector Stereotypes
"The Seattle Art Fair, whose inaugural edition will run from July 30th through August 2nd, is being co-produced by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and bringing top-tier galleries like Pace, Gagosian, and David Zwirner to the region for the first time (a very rare feat for a fledgling event). But it appears that the fair will not be just another attempt to match blue-chip artwork with tech money. A full 13 of the 62 exhibitors are from Seattle, with four more from Portland and two from Vancouver, BC. "
Artsy - July 27, 2015
The Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Opens This Month
"The Seattle Art Fair brings a Biennale vibe to the Northwest"
Seattle Magazine - August, 2015
5 Art World Updates - Seattle Art Fair Gaining Buzz
"The fair promises to be one of the biggest in the country with Gagosian, Pace and David Zwirner Galleries already joining the list of exhibitors."
Gertrude Blog - July 25, 2015
SLOG! Blabbermouth: Our Week-in-Review Podcast Looks at Housing Crisis Solutions, One Very Tiny Home, and an Art Fair!
"And then Stranger art critic Jen Graves drops by to tell us about the upcoming Seattle Art Fair, which was born out of a Paul Allen 'fever dream.' "
The Stranger - July 24, 2015
PREVIEW THE INAUGURAL SEATTLE ART FAIR
"With a rustic pavilion and lounge called Basecamp, designed by Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig, and a smattering of installations and programming overtaking the city, Seattle joins an increasingly populous map of Stateside collector destinations."
Architectural Digest - July 23, 2015
Welcome, Seattle Art Fair
"The inaugural Seattle Art Fair is set for July 30-August 2, and is shaping up to be a great reason to visit Seattle."
Visit Seattle - July 17, 2015
Joshua Sofaer’s Rubbish Collection
"As a foretaste of the upcoming Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Art Museum is currently hosting a series of talks by contemporary artists about their practice."
Memeteria by Thomas May - July 17, 2015
Seattle Art Fair Hits CenturyLink
"If you think the drive across the border is beautiful to begin with (and we certainly do), just wait to see what Seattle Art Fair has in store on the other side."
Vancouver Magazine - July 15, 2015
SEATTLE ART FAIR
"The organizers give special attention to the side program of symposia, site-specific installations and the so called happenings across the city."
ARTE!Brasileiros #30 - July 2015
Pace, Gagosian, David Zwirner Among Top Galleries at Inaugural Seattle Art Fair This Weekend
The Seattle Art Fair will feature 50 leading local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top-tier modern and contemporary art.
Artfixdaily - July 7, 2015
Seattle Art Fair is Born
"The list of exhibitors include names such as PACE, Paul Kasmin Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery (all New York), G. Gibson Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery, James Harris Gallery (all Seattle), Winston Wachter Fine Art (New York/ Seattle), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), Gallery Jones, Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, PDX Contemporary, Platform Gallery (Portland), Kaikai Kiki (Tokyo) and Gana Art (Seoul) among many other prominent names from around the world."
BLOUIN ArtInfo - July 6, 2015
The Final Frontier: Inaugural Seattle Art Fair to Open this Month
"It’s an impressive first effort; the co-production team of Art Market Productions and Vulcan Inc. have put together a sterling roster of exhibitors, spanning national and international galleries including the Gagosian, David Zwirner and Pace."
Wallpaper - July 2, 2015
Why Are Gagosian, Pace, and Zwirner Signing On for the Seattle Art Fair?
“Seattle is an incredible city, very 21st-century, very prosperous and future-oriented, and with great art patronage," said Robert Goff, a director at David Zwirner Gallery.
artnet News - July 2, 2015
All the funds of the fairs
"For the most prestigious events, a huge amount is done to ensure quality. They want to attract the best dealers, create a respected brand, and so impact on the long-term bottom line."
Financial Times - June 26, 2015
Inaugural Seattle Art Fair Announces Lineup of Galleries
“For a first-time fair, it’s an incredibly interesting show,” said Max Fishko, director of Art Market Productions, which is organizing it with Mr. Allen’s company Vulcan. “You have got some of the biggest names in the art world, period, plus some excellent regional and local dealers.”
The New York Times - June 4, 2015
"James Cohan, Pace, and Paul Kasmin are a few of the major international galleries that will be represented."
ARTNEWS - May 7, 2015
Fondazione Prada Preps to Open, Tehran Mayor Decks Billboards in Famous Art, and More
"The Seattle Art Fair, the city’s first major event of its kind, announced a roster of 50 participants, which features a diverse, international lineup: James Cohan, Pace, and Paul Kasmin will participate when the fair opens on July 30, as will Seoul’s Gana Art and local dealer James Harris."
BLOUIN ARTINFO - May 7, 2015
Paul Kasmin and Pace Gallery Join the Inaugural Seattle Art Fair
"When news broke in November that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was teaming with Art Market Productions to bring an art fair to Seattle, all ears in the art world perked up."
OBSERVER - May 6, 2015
"There's a lot of interest in Seattle right now from around the world, there's attention from the cultural centers. There's a reputation that this region has a lot to say."
CityArts - May 2015
Mega Collector Paul Allen Finds Wreckage of Japan's Biggest WWII Warship, the IJN Musashi
"An avid art collector, Allen is also behind the Seattle Art Fair."
artnet news - March 6, 2015
First Seattle Art Fair to feature approximately 40 leading local, regional, and international art galleries
Art Daily - January 13, 2015
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Launches New Art Fair In Seattle
"Through cultural partnerships, the fair aims to be a destination for both local and international collectors whether new or established."
artnet News - December 15, 2014
Vulcan's Seattle Art Fair Will Not Be an Alien Mother Ship
"Director promises massive event will be of and for Seattle."
The Stranger - December 10, 2014
Vulcan Is Sponsoring a Seattle Art Fair This Summer
"We want to draw people's interest beyond just another fair," Fishko says. The idea for a hybrid event came in part from looking not only at the grande dame of Venice, where exhibitions happen in every nook and cranny of the walking city, but also at smaller-scale, more imitable events like Prospect New Orleans and the Berlin Biennale.
The Stranger - December 1, 2014
New Art Fair In Seattle
"Its aim is to make Seattle an art destination by using the city as a backdrop for art, much the way New Orleans does when it hosts Prospect 3, a contemporary-art biennial."
The New York Times - November 27, 2014