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Art Fairs

A GUIDE TO NEW YORK ART FAIRS

SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused historic New York City spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. The sixth annual fair will be held from February 28th – March 6th, 2017 in our new location at 4 Times Square.

By first inhabiting St. Patrick’s Old School, and then the former James A. Farley Post Office, the initiative offers independent curators free space within New York City landmarks. In exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionaries both established and unknown are charged with activating these non-traditional areas under a unifying theme and pushed to extend the boundries of typical market week practices, low overhead and shifting curatorial themes their assets to this end.

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THE ARMORY SHOW

The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, one of the city’s industrial gems, the fair features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.

The Armory Show was founded by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 23 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City and welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually.

“A TOP DRAW FOR HEAVY-HITTING COLLECTORS, GALLERISTS, CELEBRITIES AND ART LOVERS”
— New York Times

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PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is pleased to announce its Miami Beach focus and the launch of PULSE360. In 2017 PULSE will discontinue the New York fair and focus on the Miami Beach edition as well as a series of year-round programming, titled PULSE360. As an established part of the global art calendar, PULSE Miami Beach provides its visitors with a comprehensive overview of the ever-evolving contemporary art market. In three short years, under the leadership of Director Helen Toomer, PULSE Miami Beach has become a vibrant platform for international galleries, has significantly expanded its audience and has become a cultural hub. PULSE looks forward to continuing to grow its community in Miami Beach where the fair will be hosted next year from Thursday, December 7 through Sunday, December 10, 2017.

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RANDALL’S ISLAND PARK

FRIEZE IS A MEDIA AND EVENTS COMPANY THAT COMPRISES FOUR PUBLICATIONS, FRIEZE MAGAZINE, FRIEZE D/EFRIEZE MASTERS MAGAZINEAND FRIEZE WEEK; AND THREE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS, FRIEZE LONDON, FRIEZE NEW YORK AND FRIEZE MASTERS; A PROGRAMME OF COURSES AND TALKS AT FRIEZE ACADEMY, AND FRIEZE.COM – THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE.

History
Frieze was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley with the launch of frieze magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Sharp and Slotover established Frieze London in 2003, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, Frieze launched Frieze New York taking place in May; and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In 2016, Frieze launched Frieze Academy, a year-round programme of talks and courses.

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VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair “by galleries, for galleries”.

Since its debut in New York in 2008, Artistic Director Amanda Coulson re-conceived the format as a rigorously curated, boutique event — along the lines of a sequence of intense studio visits versus a traditional trade show environment. Since then VOLTA NY showcases relevant contemporary art positions from emerging international artists, from cutting-edge trendsetters to next year’s rising stars. Coupled with its approachable solo-booth format, the VOLTA team has created a fair that is both accessible to younger art-lovers and beloved by seasoned collectors alike. By spotlighting artists through primarily solo projects, VOLTA NY refocuses the art fair experience back to its most fundamental point: the artists and their works. A beacon for creative discovery during Armory Arts Week, VOLTA NY is likewise aligned with some of the best and boldest local cuisine and design collaborators in the city.

In 2017, VOLTA NY will celebrate its decade edition as a solo-focused international contemporary art fair.

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NADA

The sixth edition of NADA New York will take place March 2–5, 2017, at Skylight Clarkson North, located at 572 Washington Street.

“NADA is always looking for new ways to bring contemporary art to the public on behalf of our international exhibitors and membership base. We’re looking forward to this venture with Skylight Clarkson North, and returning to the west side for our sixth edition of NADA New York in March,” said Heather Hubbs, Executive Director of NADA.

NADA’s non-profit model has always been a flexible and adaptable one, which continues to respond to the needs of its exhibitors and the art world at large by creatively reinventing the experience and presentation of art in a fair environment.

NADA New York is open to both members and non-members to apply.

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THIS YEAR’S EDITION WILL FEATURE OVER 40 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES AND NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS:

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SCOPE NEW YORK CELEBRATES NEW CHELSEA LOCATION AT METROPOLITAN PAVILION

New York, NY: The 17th edition of SCOPE New York returns to a new Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Featuring a critically-acclaimed exhibition design, SCOPE New York’s convenient and well-appointed venue will host 60 international galleries and a focused schedule of special events, performances and talks to complement its daily VIP program.

The first fair to run concurrent with The Armory Show, SCOPE New York’s spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Attuned to nuances in the market and itself an influential force in the cultural sphere, SCOPE continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.

SCOPE opens on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with the Platinum First View and VIP Preview, and will run March 2 – 5, 2017.

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Art Expo New York

Now celebrating its 40 Year Anniversary, Artexpo New York offers Three Shows in One Venue and the world’s largest fine art marketplace. Located at the renowned Pier 94 event venue in Manhattan, Artexpo New York brings together the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers and art and framing retailers.  The annual curated expo introduces more than 400 of the world’s leading publishers, galleries and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists from across the globe.  More than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts attend each year to enjoy exciting and original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works – all under one roof and within 135,000 square feet of uninterrupted convention space.
 
Alongside Artexpo New York, the nation’s longest-running trade show, is [SOLO] highlighting established and independent emerging artists and [FOTO SOLO] featuring fine art photography from some of the world’s finest abstract, contemporary and realist photographers. Artexpo New York also features its annual lineup of interactive and educational programming, including Art Labs, Spotlight Program, the LaunchPad Artist Program, and the Topics & Trends Education Program. 

About Redwood Media Group
Since 2009, Redwood Media Group (RMG) has been revolutionizing the global fine art community by helping artists and gallery owners grow their businesses through fine art exhibitions and publications, art business education, mentoring, marketing, and social media. Today, RMG owns and operates six fine art shows: Artexpo New York, Artexpo Las Vegas, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Art Santa Fe, and Red Dot Miami. Artexpo New York, the world's largest fine art trade show for 40 years and counting, attracts more than 40,000 art enthusiasts every year, including nearly 5,000 industry buyers. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami take place during Miami Art Week, an annual attraction that draws over 100,000 art collectors to the city. Over the past eight years, RMG has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to their events, sold millions of dollars' worth of art, and helped thousands of unrepresented and established artists launch or grow their careers. Aside from hosting multiple high-end art shows
throughout the year, RMG also owns Art Business News.