Seattle Art Fair Announces First Round Exhibitors

(Seattle, WA — May 06, 2015)

SEATTLE ART FAIR ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF EXHIBITORS INCLUDING PACE AND PAUL KASMIN GALLERY  
CITYWIDE CULTURAL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMING SCHEDULED JULY 30 – AUGUST 2, 2O15 | CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENT CENTER  


New York and Seattle, May 6, 2015 – Art Market Productions and Vulcan Inc., co-producers of the Seattle Art Fair, announce the exhibitors and cultural programs for the inaugural event to be held July 30 – August 2, 2015 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington. 

The Seattle Art Fair will feature 50 leading local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top--‐tier modern and contemporary art. Site--‐specific art installations created for the fair by artists from around the world will be placed in select locations throughout the city. The fair will also highlight the Pacific Rim, with Asian galleries presenting the best of the region’s contemporary artwork. 

2015 Exhibitors*

Adelson Galleries (New York), Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe (New York), Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles) Danese/Corey (New York), Donald Ellis Gallery (New York), Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland), G. Gibson Gallery (Seattle), Gallery 16 (San Francisco), Gallery Jones (Vancouver), Gana Art (Seoul), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle), James Cohan Gallery (New York), James Harris Gallery (Seattle), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), Kaikai Kiki (Tokyo), Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle), Maxwell Davidson Gallery (New York), Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami), Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), PACE (New York), Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York), PDX Contemporary (Portland), Platform Gallery (Seattle), PUNCH Gallery (Seattle), Ryan Lee Gallery (New York), Sasha Wolf Gallery (New York), SEASON (Seattle), Tyler Rollins Fine Art (New York), Upfor (Portland), Winston Wächter Fine Art (Seattle/New York), Woodside/Braseth Gallery (Seattle), Zurcher Gallery (New York/Paris). *List in formation.

The Dealer Committee includes Catharine Clark, James Cohan, Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, Greg Kucera, and Eric Gleason, director of Paul Kasmin Gallery. 

ON-SITE AND CITYWIDE INSTALLATIONS

In addition to installations on-site, The Seattle Art Fair will extend beyond the walls of CenturyLink Field Event Center, with installations, talks, and special exhibitions throughout the city produced by the fair’s Curatorial Committee – Greg Bell, senior curator for Vulcan Inc.; Scott Lawrimore, director of the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery; and Eli Ridgway, an independent curator. 

  • Leeza Ahmady, director of New York's Asian Contemporary Art Week, is producing THINKING CURRENTS: An Exhibition and Curatorial Platform. The interactive exhibition, at the fair, will explore the Pacific Rim through video, sound, installation, and digital technology. 
  • Artist Robert Montgomery will build a site-specific work in collaboration with ALL RISE – a series of temporary art installations organized for a city block at the location of Seattle City Light’s future Denny Substation in the Cascade neighborhood. 
  • Artist Wendy Red Star will develop a site-responsive life‐size diorama that incorporates Volunteer Park’s lush environment with decoys, inflatables and cardboard cutouts of animals that include deer, coyotes and moose. Visitors to the park and fair--‐goers alike will interact with the diorama and pose for photographs taken by the artist throughout the weekend. Red Star is a Portland, OR--‐based artist whose artwork comments on the way Native people have been portrayed, displayed, and represented as a people and culture of the past.

PRE-FAIR PROGRAMS

In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Art Fair presents Talk Contemporary, a series of free talks featuring leading contemporary artists Joshua Sofaer, Victoria Sambunaris, and Maya Lin.

  • July 15, 7 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum
    Joshua Sofaer, an artist centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation, will speak to his irreverent use of humor as he acts as curator, producer, or director of a broad range of projects, including large-scale events, intimate performances, and publications.
  • July 22, 7 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum
    Victoria Sambunaris will discuss her photographic journey across the American landscape, focusing on the intersection of geology, industry, and culture in South Texas's international energy industry. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others. 
  • July 29, 7 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum
    Throughout her career, Maya Lin has maintained a careful balance between art and architecture. She will discuss her consistent exploration of how we experience the landscape, as well as how her works have merged completely with terrain, blurred the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space, and systemically ordered the land by history, language, and time. 

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Seattle-based Artist Trust will be the beneficiary partner of the Seattle Art Fair. Artist Trust is dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working across all disciplines by providing professional development through training programs like EDGE and I Am An Artist and by funding upwards of 85 artist grants totaling over $300,000 each year. This partnership enlivens the Seattle Art Fair's vision to support innovative creative thinkers and makers within the region. Additional cultural partners include the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, Photographic Center NW, Pratt Fine Art Center, SOIL, ALL RISE, and MadArt.

The sponsors of the 2015 Seattle Art Fair include Artech, Marsh, Olson Kundig Perrier, SeattleMet, Tesla, and The Wall Street Journal.

Seattle Art Fair 
Location & Hours 
CenturyLink Field Event Center 
800 Occidental Ave S., Seattle WA 98134 

Preview 
Benefiting Artist Trust 
Thursday, July 30, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

Fair Hours 
Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Saturday, August 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Sunday, August 2, 12 noon – 6 p.m. 

About Art Market Productions
Art Market Productions produces five art fairs – art on paper, Art Market San Francisco, Art Market Hamptons, Texas Contemporary, and Miami Project - in addition to the Seattle Art Fair. Art Market Productions focuses on creating the highest‐quality art fair experience by connecting collectors with dealers in the most optimal settings and contexts. Established in 2011 by partners Jeffrey Wainhause and Max Fishko, the company is dedicated to creating distinctive platforms and expanding networks of connection. For more information, visit artmarketproductions.com

About Vulcan Inc.
Vulcan, Inc. creates and advances a variety of world-class endeavors and high-impact initiatives that change and improve the way people live, learn, do business and experience the world. Founded in 1986 by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, Vulcan oversees various business and charitable projects including real estate holdings, investments in dozens of companies, including the Seattle Seahawks NFL, Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer, and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises, First & Goal Inc., the Seattle Cinerama theatre, Experience Music Project, the Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. For more information, visit vulcan.com.