Events Archive - Seattle Art Fair | July 27 - 30, 2023
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Conversation with Public Collectors

Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Founded in 2007 by Marc Fischer (b. 1970) and based in Chicago, Public Collectors is intended “to engage in collaborations with others who are dedicated...
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Talk Contemporary: Natalie Jeremijenko

Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For the final installation of Talk Contemporary, join the Seattle Art Fair and Natalie Jeremijenko in discussing her important contribution to the emerging field of...
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Sharon Johnston + Rita McBride

Friday, August 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Los Angeles-based architect Sharon Johnston and Dusseldorf-based artist Rita McBride gather to discuss their recent projects and the many points of intersection between art and...
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Lauren Mackler + Emily Zimmerman

Friday, August 5, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For this conversation hour, Henry Art Gallery Associate Curator, Emily Zimmerman and Public Fiction founder Lauren Mackler will stage the format of a talk show...
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Kim Gordon + Branden W. Joseph

Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Artist and musician Kim Gordon sits down with art historian Branden W. Joseph in a wide-ranging discussion about art, music, and language. Kim Gordon studied...
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Kyle MacLachlan + Carrie Brownstein

Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friends and collaborators Kyle MacLachlan and Carrie Brownstein meet to talk about cultural investment and place-making in the Pacific Northwest. Kyle MacLachlan is perhaps best...
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Anne Ellegood + Brian Jungen

Sunday, August 7, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Curator Anne Ellegood and Canadian artist Brian Jungen meet for a conversation about Jungen’s sculptural practice, their shared interest in the historical, political, and economic...
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Gerard & Kelly + Miwon Kwon

Friday, August 4, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

On the occasion of their installation at the Seattle Art Fair and world premiere of their film Modern Living, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly sit...
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Oscar Tuazon + Jennifer West

Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Los Angeles-based artists Oscar Tuazon, who often employs industrial materials in his sculptural installations, and Jennifer West, whose practice is immersed in material and conceptual...
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Jenny Gheith + Nancy Rubins

Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

SFMOMA curator Jenny Gheith speaks with Nancy Rubins on the artist’s prolific career of transforming industrial, manufactured objects — such as mattresses, appliances, and boats...
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Clyde Petersen + Tariqa Waters

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Artist, musician, and filmmaker Clyde Petersen talks with artist and curator Tariqa Waters, founder of the art space Martyr Sauce, about their past collaborations and...
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Helen Mirra + Amie Siegel

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Helen Mirra and Amie Siegel, artists and friends, converse about things they care about, including locations and non-sites, rocks and crystals, the ur- and the...
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The 21st Century Museum: Catharina Manchanda + Tayyib Smith + Nato Thompson

Friday, August 3, 2018 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A group conversation on what a future cultural platform could look like. In 2017, Nato Thompson joined Harry Philbrick to work toward the construction of...
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Bruce Sterling + Mark Pauline

Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Artist and robot maker Mark Pauline and science fiction author Bruce Sterling discuss their mutual interest in the good, the bad, and the ugly of...
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Charlene Vickers + Maria Hupfield + Wanda Nanibush

Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A conversation by Anishinaabe women on cultural specificity, embodied sound in public spaces, and futurity, led by performance artist duo Charlene Vickers and Maria Hupfield...
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Examining Seattle’s Global Economies Past, Present & Future, a conversation facilitated by C. Davida Ingram

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Artist C. Davida Ingram is known for making social inquiries that show how we relate to power and difference. Join her for a look at...
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Trevor Paglen + Nato Thompson

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This talk will focus on Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector, a space satellite project set to launch this fall with the Nevada Museum of Art. Paglen’s...
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Desert X 2019 artists Nancy Baker Cahill and Gary Simmons: In Conversation

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In an exchange moderated by Shamim M. Momin (Senior Curator, Henry Art Gallery), the artists will discuss their experiences of working site-specifically for Desert X,...
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The Life Cycle of an Art Collection

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join an expert panel of professionals as they discuss what collectors should consider throughout the process of acquiring, possessing and change of ownership. The panel...
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Contemporary Curating

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hear from three experts on the field of curating as they discuss models for exhibitions and institutions that they find interesting, and what this means...
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The Art of Destruction

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The recent emergence of mega-fires has ravaged the globe, causing record-breaking destruction and loss of life. Explore the intersection of art and crisis during this...
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Stillness & Liveness in Choreography

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This talk will center around Morgan Thorson’s work Still Life that uses the gallery space as a container for an endurance-based dance work that at...
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The Kids Panel

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

This experimental panel allows the audience to receive a report back from the Seattle Art Fair from the mouths of the next generation of art...
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Achieving True Market Disruption in the Digital Realm

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 3:30 PM

New art market platforms relying on blockchain technology have been touted as the answer to democratizing the art world, but are they? Without the participation...
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Friday, January 1, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Book Signing with Patti Warashina

Presented by John Natsoulas Gallery
Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join artist Patti Warashina for a book signing in Booth F09. Patti Warashina (born 1940) is an American artist known for her imaginative ceramic...
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Current Trends in the Art Market: Health or Hype Cycle

Presented by Perkins Coie, Christies & AIG
Friday, July 22, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join an expert panel of professionals as they discuss what affects primary and secondary contemporary art markets and how diversifying trends shift the collecting landscape....
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Book Signing with Tip Toland

Presented by John Natsoulas Gallery
Friday, July 22, 2022 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join Tip Toland for a book signing in Booth F09. Tip Toland is a ceramic artist whose work is subtly autobiographical: within a frozen...
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Managing Art Collections with Today’s Technology

Presented by AIG
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seattle Art Fair Talks are interactive panel discussion to strengthen one’s knowledge about art and best practices to maintain and grow your collection. Pairing with...
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The Future of Storytelling

Presented by AMPLIFIER.ORG
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

There is no doubt that storytelling holds within it an incredible power to capture hearts and minds, provide a sense of belonging, and drive action....
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Artist Talk with Carrie Mae Weems

Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us as distinguished artist Carrie Mae Weems presents an engaging lecture on her extensive body of work, which includes photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital...
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Bridging the Digital and Physical: The Case for a Physical Space for NFT Art

Presented by the Seattle NFT Museum
Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Seattle NFT Museum opened as an approachable venue for anyone to learn about NFTs As powerful as online communities have become, there is little...
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Romare Bearden and the Politics of Abstraction

Presented by Wa Na Wari & The Frye Museum
Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inye Wokoma (artist and co-founder of Wa Na Wari) and Georgia Erger (Associate Curator, Frye Art Museum) will discuss artist Romare Bearden’s engagement with the...
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Official Seattle Art Week Afterparty

Presented by Forest For The Trees
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 9PM–12:30AM

Kick off the opening night of Seattle Art Fair on the rooftop of RailSpur at the Official Seattle Art Week afterparty hosted by Forest For...
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Superfine Art Fair Seattle

Thursday, July 27, 2023 | Sunday, July 30, 2023

Colorful, creative, and accessible, Superfine Art Fair returns to Seattle at the height of summer with 2000+ high quality artworks by 70 in-person artists at...
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Thank You, MS PAM: In Front of a Live Studio Audience!

Presented by Martyr Sauce Pop Art Museum
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

As if Mr. Rogers living room and the Land of Make Believe collided, powerhouse multidisciplinary artist and owner of Martyr Sauce Pop Art Museum, Tariqa...
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Collecting Art & Today’s Industry News

presented by Christie's and Perkins Coie
Friday, July 28, 2023 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Leading industry executives discuss art collecting through the scope of recent news with industry trends including artificial intelligence, collection gifting and loans to non-profit institutions,...
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New Frontiers: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Art

Presented by Seattle NFT Museum
Friday, July 28, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The panel discussion aims to unravel the evolving relationship between AI and art, examining the redefined boundaries of authorship, the changing dynamics of the creative...
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Happy Hour at J.Rinehart Gallery

Hosted by Converge 45
Friday, July 28, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Converge 45 for a Happy Hour at J.Rinehart Gallery celebrating the Oregon Galleries presenting at Seattle Art Fair, including Blue Sky Gallery, Mullowney Printing,...
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Friday, July 28, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Seattle Art Fair Cultural Partner and African Art Gallery located in Pioneer Square, TASWIRA, for this networking after-party celebration. The event will focus on networking and building community...
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The Official Unofficial Art Fair After Party

Presented by Museum of Museums
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 8PM–1AM

Museum of Museums is pleased to invite you to the Official Unofficial Art Fair After Party on Saturday, July 29 from 8 PM to 1...
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Expanding Public Experience with the Arts: 50 Years of Seattle’s Civic Art Collection

Presented by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join curator, lecturer, and writer Negarra Kudumu as she interviews ARTS Curator and Collections Supervisor Blake Haygood about Seattle’s Civic Art Collection. The Seattle Office...
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Nii Modo AIR Program

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | Sunday, July 30 | 2–5PM

During Art Fair weekend, Nii Modo will host an exhibition featuring some of our artists and AIR fellows for public viewing. They’re opening the doors...
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New Artists/New Collectors

Presented by Bank of America
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a Panel Discussion with two of the selected artists featured in Seattle Art Fair’s new program, New Artists New Collectors, sponsored by Bank...
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Art Collecting During a Time of Social Change

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Opening reception: “The Convergence of AI and Art”

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event and fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the Seattle NFT Museum’s latest exhibition in collaboration with Bright Moments gallery. Join this opening night event...
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Panel Discussion at Gray Sky Gallery: Collecting Art During a Time of Social Change

Presented by Dot Red
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Collecting Art during a Time of Social Change” explores the intricate connection between art, social transformation, and the evolving practices of museums, collectors, and artists....
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Artist Talk: Dinos Chapman

Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Seattle Art Fair Artistic Director Nato Thompson will be in conversation with artist Dinos Chapman about his art making practice and his project at the...
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Sound Seeing: A Conversation on Music and Contemporary Art

Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Seattle-based Minor Matters has over the last ten years published many titles featuring music photography, from Rachel Demy’s Between, Everywhere with Death Cab for Cutie to Lisa...
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Seattle Design Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | Thursday, August 24, 2023

The 2023 Seattle Design Festival will include 60+ installations, pop-up experiences, virtual discussions, and mixers, August 19–24. All our partners are exploring this year’s theme...
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