Press Pen: The Affordable Art Fair NYC

ARTMIX - Mauricio Morillas - Yellow Cosmos shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC ARTMIX - Mauricio Morillas - Yellow Cosmos shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC
ART ANGLER - Xavi Carbonell - Untitled shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC ART ANGLER - Xavi Carbonell - Untitled shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC
EYESTORM - Jacky Tsai - Soul Harvest shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC EYESTORM - Jacky Tsai - Soul Harvest shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC
Campbell's Crochet Tomato Soup by Kate Jenkins Campbell's Crochet Tomato Soup by Kate Jenkins

Dear Pennies & Pens,

Earlier this month, I had the chance to attend my first art fair: The Affordable Art Fair here in NYC. I’ve been to my share of art exhibits, museums, and art shows but never an art fair. Some of you may even remember that I did the PR for Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look which was an exhibition on fashion illustration that was held at the Brooklyn Public Library. In essence, I was excited to attend my first art fair.

Upon arriving at the venue (Metropolitan Pavilion), I checked in and entered the fair. Honestly, I was completely overwhelmed! There was so much amazing art on every wall, I knew there was no way I’d be able to see everything. However, I did see most of the artwork on the main exhibit floor and I was very impressed. All of the artwork I saw was creative, unique, and interesting. Also, since all the art came from a variety of galleries and artists, it was truly a diverse show.

Campbell's Crochet Tomato Soup by Kate Jenkins

Campbell’s Crochet Tomato Soup by Kate Jenkins

According to the press release,  “The Affordable Art Fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000.  The Fair offers unique programming including a wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions, kids’ activities and more.  Since its launch in 1999, over 1.2 million people have visited an Affordable Art Fair, and over $275 million in art has been sold at the Fairs.  A global brand, the Fair now takes place in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Rome, Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm.”

EYESTORM - Jacky Tsai - Soul Harvest shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

EYESTORM – Jacky Tsai – Soul Harvest shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

This year, The Affordable Art Fair NYC included 82 exhibiting galleries and over 300 contemporary artists were represented. There were 17 galleries from New York City, 30 from the Americas, 25 from Europe, and 10 from Asia and Australia. In essence, not only did attendees like me get to see fantastic art, we were also able to art from a variety of places making the show unique and diverse.

ART ANGLER - Xavi Carbonell - Untitled shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

ART ANGLER – Xavi Carbonell – Untitled shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

ARTMIX - Mauricio Morillas - Yellow Cosmos shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

ARTMIX – Mauricio Morillas – Yellow Cosmos shown at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

Overall, the fair was amazing and I definitely enjoyed it. Please feel free to check out my live coverage here: The Blogging PR Girl. And make sure you check out affordableartfair.com/newyork to learn more!

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