EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2017 Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created.
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 – 10:00 pm (opening night)
Friday, October 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
OPEN STUDIOS 2017 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program, which invites the public to explore and interact with over 70 member artists in their studios. It is an opportunity to see artwork in development and gain meaningful insight the individual creative practices of our artists. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All members are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan. Visit http://www.studios-efanyc.org/open-studios/ for more information.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Samira Abbassy, Rashwan Abdelbaki, Clytie Alexander, Richard Barnes, Keren Benbenisty, Wafaa Bilal, Rhona Bitner, Martha Burgess, Mattia Casalegno, Jordan Casteel, Patty Cateura, Noa Charuvi, Cecile Chong, Elizabeth Colomba, Vicky Colombet, Sarah Dineen, Michael Eade, Sally Egbert, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Sean Fader, Cui Fei, Del Geist, Alex Gingrow, Lauren Gohara, Mahmoud Hamadani, Richard Hart, Valerie Hegarty, Pablo Helguera, Amy Hill, Catherine Howe, Akira Ikezoe, Edgar Jerins, Richard Jochum, Tamiko Kawata, Yongjae Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Ming-Jer Kuo, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Eun Young (Lydia) Lee, Patricia Leighton, JC Lenochan, Dana Levy, Patte Loper, Katinka Mann, Jeanette May, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Morgan O’Hara, Sener Özmen, Thomas Pihl, Shahpour Pouyan, Simonette Quamina, Armita Raafat, Maria Rapicavoli, Javier Romero, Alex Schweder, Karina Skvirsky, Howard Smith, Suzanne Song, Xin Song, Steed Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Yuken Teruya, Johanna Tiedtke, Denise Treizman, Liselot van der Heijden, Carlos Vega, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, Saya Woolfalk
ABOUT THE EFA STUDIO PROGRAM: Founded in 1998 as a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. EFA Studios is housed on eight floors of the EFA Center located in Midtown Manhattan’s Garment District, in close proximity to the city’s primary gallery districts. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals, through a competitive application process. EFA Studios facilitates interaction with curators, art critics, and art dealers to provide continued career development for our member artists. Unique among studio programs in New York City, EFA Studios is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.
*Inside Patte Loper’s studio during EFA Open Studios 2016. Photo credit: Matthew Vicari
Near & Dear, curated by NYC painter Carrie Moyer, is an intergenerational exhibition that explores amorous connections artists make with signifying materials and objects. With Jennifer Paige Cohen, Anoka Faruqee, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Sheila Pepe, Alison Saar, Rachel Stern, William Villalongo, and Brian Zegeer.
Extended Gallery Hours: Thursday, Oct 19, 12 – 10pm
Friday, Oct 20, 12 – 9pm
Saturday, Oct 21, 12 – 6 pm
Public Program: An Anarchy, reading with Rachel Stern and Paul Legault. Friday Oct 20, 7 pm.
The Garment District Alliance Arts Festival
2016 Garment District Arts Festival October 19, 20, 21
*EFA Open Studios 2017 occurs in conjunction with the Garment District Arts Festival
The Garment District Alliance Arts Festival is a district-wide celebration of the creative individuals, groups and companies that contribute to the unique energy that fuels this authentic New York neighborhood. Every October we partner up with local artists, galleries and performing arts groups to bring you a taste of the creativity afoot right here in the Garment District all year long. With open studios, wacky live performances and special installations, this is an event not to be missed!
The Garment District Alliance is also one of our 25th Anniversary sponsors!
We at New York ART are connecting collectors directly with the availability to purchase works from Mid career and Established artists. If you are looking to buy or sell a mid-career or established artist's works please contact our established artist rep directly at: 949-257-9008 or email us using the email link above.
Any artists listed under the NewYorkART Label are Mid-Career to Established artists. If an artist is listed under their own name then they are an Emerging artist. Questions? Call 949-257-9008
The Mid-Career Artist:
An artist who has created an independent body of work over a number of years and who has received regional or national recognition through publication or public presentation of his or her work. A Mid-Career Artist has had a significant number of solo exhibitions at significant galleries and museums, located nationally or internationally, rather than locally.
Notice this category says nothing about age of the artist or even a specific number of years in their careers. Look again, because this is very specific. To be considered a mid-career artist, you must have recieved regional or national recognition through “Publication” or “Public Presentation” of your work. What does this mean? The publication part means that you have had significant publications about you and your work, most likely through a major museum or publishing house. Public presentation also indicates museum exhibitions, rather than just commercial galleries. Mid-Career Artists have established a national or international following and exhibit in many different states and countries, rather than in a local or regional area.
The Established Artist:
An artist who is at a mature stage in his or her career and who has created an extensive body of independent work. An established artist has reached an advanced level of achievement by sustaining a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to the discipline.
This type of artist is considered a ‘blue chip’ artist in the market. Their work’s value has been decided through consistent years of sales, and confirmed at auction. This is a catch-22: many artists and artist’s dealers don’t want to risk an auction sale at Christie’s or Sotheby’s because there is a chance the work could decline in value. Rather than putting it up for auction, many artist’s dealers will buy back the work, keeping the value consistent. Many artists remain in the “Mid-Career” category until after their deaths for this reason.