Seattle Art Fair 2022 - Announces Cultural Partners and Nato Thompson's Return as Artistic Director - Seattle Art Fair | July 27 - 30, 2022

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Sarah Usher
SU PR, Inc.
sarah@sarahusherpr.com

Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, returns to the Lumen Field Event Center this July 21-24 for the fair’s celebrated weekend, bringing 85 top local, national, and international galleries together with the region’s strong collector base. Seattle Art Fair’s anticipated sixth edition will also highlight the region’s museums and institutions while featuring an array of innovative installations, events, talks, and performances curated by author, curator, and self-described “cultural infrastructure builder” Nato Thompson, returning again as the fair’s Artistic Director.

Continuing the fair’s commitment to the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest, the fair – now owned and produced by AMP Events, a co-producer of the Seattle Art Fair since its inception in 2015 – will feature many of the region’s top galleries including Traver Gallery,Linda Hodges GalleryWoodside/Braseth GalleryPatricia Rovzar GalleryGreg Kucera GalleryJ. Rinehart Galleryi.e.galleryWinston Wachter Gallery, and Harris Harvey Gallery alongside Portland’s PDX Contemporary Art and Russo Lee Gallery, Vancouver’s Gallery Jones, San Francisco’s Catharine Clark Gallery and Hang Art Gallery, Los Angeles’ Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Palm Desert’s Melissa Morgan Fine Art, and Davis’ John Natsoulas Gallery.

Returning to Seattle this year to represent Tokyo’s remarkable and vibrant institutions are A Lighthouse Called Kanata (formerly Yufuku), KOKI ARTSOhshima Fine ArtTOMOHIKO YOSHINO GALLERY, and YUKI-SIS. Also returning are NYC’s Spanierman ModernForum GalleryMarloe Gallery, and Gallery PICI, Philadelphia’s Dolan Maxwell and Paradigm Gallery, Greenville’s Somerville Manning, and Dublin’s Stoney Road Press, among many other esteemed galleries. Seattle Art Fair is also pleased to welcome exciting newcomers to the fair including HABATAT Detroit Fine Art, New York’s Gallery Henoch, and Philadelphia’s Bertrand Productions.

Curated by Artistic Director Nato Thompson – known for his previous work artistic direction with Philadelphia Contemporary, Creative Time, and MASS MoCA – Seattle Art Fair’s public projects program will speak to the many layers and facets of creativity that inspire and define the Seattle arts community. Greg Lundgren’s Museum of Museums will feature an installation by Orly AnonWa Na Wari will present a project space by Elishiba Johnson, and J. Rinehart Gallery will show a large-scale installation by Clyde Petersen. Other notable projects by Miguel Calderon of Kurimanzutto, the Seattle NFT Museum, Marie Watt with Catharine Clark Gallery, the Pilchuk Glass School, and Amplifier will fill the fair’s public spaces, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in moments of curiosity, beauty, and thought.

Thompson served as the artistic director of the Seattle Art Fair in 2018 and 2019 overseeing well-regarded projects and talks including: a performance by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and artist Kate Neckel, Mark Pauline’s Survival Research Laboratories, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Trevor Paglen and Wayne White.

In addition to AIG returning as presenting sponsor, other sponsors for the Seattle Art Fair will include Christie’sPerkins CoieElysian BrewingOris WatchesArtCloud, and more.

2022 CULTURAL PARTNERS (List in Formation)
Alliance for Pioneer Square
Artist Trust
ArtsFund
ArtsWA
ArtTable
Audain Art Museum
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Cascadia Art Museum
Chihuly Garden and Glass
CoCA
Desert X
Frye Art Museum
Gage Academy of Art
Glass Art Society
Martyr Sauce
National Nordic Museum
Oregon Contemporary
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Path with Art
Photographic Center Northwest
Pilchuck Glass School
Pottery Northwest
Rainier Club
Shunpike
Seattle Artist League
Seattle Art Museum
Visit Seattle
Western Gallery & Public Art Collection, University of Western Washington
Wing Luke Museum

HOURS, LOCATION & TICKETING
Learn more about the 2022 Seattle Art Fair at: http://seattleartfair.com/
Tickets will be available at the end of May

Lumen Field Event Center
800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Seattle Art Fair Opening Preview:
Thursday, July 21st
6:00pm — 9:00pm

Public Fair Hours:
Friday, July 22nd | 12:00 pm — 8:00pm
Saturday, July 23rd | 11:00am — 7:00pm
Sunday, July 24th | 11:00pm — 6:00pm

ABOUT AMP:
AMP is a creative events firm that designs, builds, promotes and produces important cultural experiences worldwide. Since 2011, AMP has produced art fairs that focus on a high quality and engaging fair experience by connecting collectors with galleries in the most optimal settings. AMP’s current portfolio contains four major art fairs.

For more information about Seattle Art Fair and AMP, please visit http://seattleartfair.com/.

Seattle Art Fair 2022 – Announces Cultural Partners and Nato Thompson’s Return as Artistic Director

May 10, 2022

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