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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Friday, January 1, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
EVOKE UPROAR After-Party
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...