In the News

August 12, 2018
The New York Times
Female-themed art at the Seattle Art Fair included 30 hanging facial sculptures from DNA obtained from Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman and former military analyst, by Heather Dewey-Hagborg.Credit
August 5, 2018
Vanguard Seattle
Seattle Art Fair 2018 is coming to a close, and we are feeling wiped…but we’re still going back for one more day. With so much art to see, and so much subjectivity in how one views art, one can’t really declare “top honors.” However, we’d still like to point out some exceptional displays. The galleries really brought it this year.
August 5, 2018
Vanguard Seattle
As the big event comes to a close, we’re taking some time to review some of the great Instagrams coming out of Seattle Art Fair 2018. Just walking through the fair, one can see which pieces are consistently catching eyes and becoming the background for profile pics. Here are some choice ones.
August 5, 2018
ArtInfo
Max Fishko, who is a part of the Seattle Art Fair Leadership Team, told BLOUIN ARTINFO that in addition to the art fair, the city has great stuff going on year-round, from the Olympic Sculpture Park to the Frye Art Museum that visitors can enjoy.
August 5, 2018
GeekWire
The 2018 Seattle Art Fair, which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday at CenturyLink Field Event Center, tucks all kinds of technological and science-fictional nods into the artworks from more than 100 galleries in ten countries.
August 4, 2018
The Art Newspaper
The fair's artistic director Nato Thompson explains what sets this "underdog" event apart from the usual art fair frenzy
August 3, 2018
ArtNet
High-tech art took the spotlight at the latest edition of the Seattle Art Fair—but there were plenty of traditional works on hand, too.
August 3, 2018
Vanguard Seattle
The party has officially started. The fourth annual Seattle Art Fair kicked off last night, and it meets one’s expectations. There are over one hundred galleries participating, including some of the biggest names in the biz. The special programming isn’t quite as eye-catching overall, but some of it is especially timely and brilliant. And of course, there is a lot of superb art.
August 3, 2018
Galerie Magazine
Gagosian even goes so far as to acknowledge Seattle as a city of tomorrow
August 3, 2018
The Seattle Times
The fourth annual Seattle Art Fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 5, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. This year, exhibitors from 10 countries have spaces on the center floor.
August 2, 2018
Galerie Magazine
Wayne White counts collector Beth Rudin DeWoody among his fans
August 2, 2018
Crosscut
Seattle art gallery owner Greg Kucera was in a decidedly good mood Thursday afternoon. The Seattle Art Fair had just gotten underway but he had already sold almost all of Anthony White's exquisitely textured and vibrant paintings.
August 1, 2018
Seattle Magazine
Philly native Nato Thompson says this year’s fourth annual expo will explore changing forces within Seattle’s art scene
August 1, 2018
Seattle Magazine
Take in the main event if you can afford it—the $35 and up art extravaganza taking place this weekend at Century Link Event Center—or check out these equally exciting (and free!) satellite happenings
August 1, 2018
Seattle Met
The city’s biggest visual art event runs through the weekend and includes a scaled replica of the solar system, some robots, giant puppets, and an art satellite.
August 1, 2018
ArtNet
While you're enjoying some West Coast relaxation, make sure you check out these top-notch booths at the fair.
August 1, 2018
Seattle Weekly
The Seattle Art Fair stands out from its peers, but it’s still finding its footing in our tech-driven city.
July 30, 2018
Culture Trip
The Seattle Art Fair returns for a fourth time with eye-catching contemporary art and revolutionary programming.
July 30, 2018
Art Daily
The Seattle Art Fair announced an additional installation by legendary conceptual artist Chris Burden has been added to this year’s on-site programming. 
July 27, 2018
Crosscut
More than 100 galleries from 34 cities in ten countries will take part in the Fair this year; Thompson’s job is to create atmosphere. His varied menu of panel discussions, video installations and artistic flights of fancy should lend a note of carnival festivity to the four-day event that begins Aug. 2.
July 26, 2018
The Seattle Times
Seattle Art Fair, back for its fourth year, has become a major event, attracting tens of thousands of people from around the world and setting the Seattle arts scene ablaze with gossip, speculation and satellite events. 
July 26, 2018
The Seattle Times

When artist Wayne White comes here to participate in the Seattle Art Fair next month, he will unveil two, 14-foot-tall puppets created to honor Louisa and Mary Ann Boren. The piece, called “Here Come the Boren Sisters,” is not just a nod to the sisters, but also to “Here Come the Brides,” a love-and-lumberjacks show that ran from 1968-70.

The two giant puppets will be rigged up to the ceiling. Giant marionettes, really, that fair attendees will be able to move by pulling a rope.

July 24, 2018
Cultured Magazine
After a decade at Creative Time and a current role as Artistic Director of Philadelphia Contemporary, curator Nato Thompson’s next endeavor is the fourth edition of the Seattle Art Fair, which opens August 2. As the fair’s Artistic Director, Thompson will oversee the curation of site-specific installations. We caught up with the curator to talk about the vision he is bringing to Seattle.
 
July 20, 2018
Artforum
The Seattle Art Fair has announced that it is entering into a new partnership with the city’s Frye Art Museum. The upcoming edition of the fair will give the institution $25,000 to acquire works from its more than one hundred exhibitors.
July 19, 2018
ARTNEWS

The Seattle Art Fair has established an acquisition fund with the Frye Art Museum to add works from the fair to the institution’s collection.

July 18, 2018
The Stranger

The programs and special exhibitions planned for Seattle Art Fair not only look backward and forward, but inward to the self and outward to the stars. Artistic director Nato Thompson (formerly of New York's Creative Time and now at Philadelphia Contemporary) has curated additional talks and projects that explore the themes of technology, history, and identity.

July 13, 2018
Seattle Business Magazine
Seattle Art Fair, coming up August 2–5, is well worth the admission fee, says Seattle Art Museum CEO Kimerly Rorschach, because it’s “a great resource” and way cheaper than a plane ticket to Basel or Miami or New York.
July 9, 2018
Architectural Digest
August is prime time for summer travel, and if you haven’t planned a trip yet, now is the time to do so...On the west coast, the Emerald City entices with its Pacific Coast charm, perfect weather (for this time of year, anyway), and an art fair that’s becoming a major attraction. 
June 19, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, is proud to announce this year's on-site programming, curated by the fair's Artistic Director, Nato Thompson. From August 2-5, the Seattle Art Fair will host daily talks, special projects, and performances, in addition to the over 100 participating galleries from around the world.
June 18, 2018
ARTNEWS
It’s the inaugural year for Seattle Art Fair’s new artistic director, Nato Thompson, and today the fair detailed the programming that the curator and writer has in store, which has a futuristic and political bent.
June 6, 2018
The Stranger
Hit a museum or gallery this summer, and you'll be rewarded with everything from dreamy installations to work by one of the most important figurative artists of the 20th century to Pearl Jam memorabilia. And that's not to mention the art event of the season, the Seattle Art Fair, where you can see all types of art in one place. 
May 18, 2018
The Stranger
The 2018 Seattle Art Fair will boast a diverse roster of local, national, and international galleries representing 34 cities from 10 countries, including 23 international galleries.
May 17, 2018
ARTNEWS
The Seattle Art Fair has announced the exhibitor list for its fourth edition, which will run from August 2 through August 5 at the Washington city’s CenturyLink Field Event Center.
February 16, 2018
Hyperallergic
Nato Thompson was appointed artistic director of the Seattle Art Fair’s fourth edition.
February 16, 2018
Artnet News
Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, February 16—Seattle Art Fair Names Nato Thompson Artistic Director
February 15, 2018
CityArts
The Art Fair’s attendance and its roster of participating galleries have grown steadily since its inception, and now Thompson’s presence will give it greater critical and scholarly credibility. Although he hasn’t revealed any specific plans, he says he wants to do something “big” and “different.” Connecting politically engaged, activist artwork to a wide audience would be exactly that.
February 15, 2018
The Art Newspaper
The Philadelphia-based curator sees opportunity to create dialogue between public artworks and the market
February 15, 2018
ARTNEWS
Nato Thompson, the director of Philadelphia Contemporary, the multidisciplinary roving art institution in the city of brotherly love, has been tapped to be artistic director of the Seattle Art Fair, which runs from August 2 through 5 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.
February 15, 2018
Artforum
The Seattle Art Fair announced that Nato Thompson will serve as the artistic director for its fourth edition, taking place this summer from August 2 to August 5.
January 29, 2018
artnet News
Mark your calendars, it's going to be a busy year.