Online Festival for Digital Arts: Call For Artists

Video Art

Video Art (Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall)

Fonlad 2013: Call For Artists
The Online Festival for Digital Arts, 9th edition, centers on the Space for Arts, Media & Performance, aims to celebrate 50 years of video art by intervention projects in unconventional spaces and experimenting with new languages and forms of presentation of digital arts.

Over the past 50 years, video art has evolved from television monitors to projections on large building facades, through several different surfaces and supports, in which mixture of different arts elements make video a kind of chameleon that is transformed according to the location and the surface on which it stands.
 Video art is undoubtedly the great art of this century, on this new era that begins full of transformed potential, challenging new ways for society. The multiplicity of forms which video art contains demonstrates the versatility of this artistic medium, adapting to the location and time in their particular way of being: the same piece seems to change when it is presented in different places and in different contexts.
The same paradigm lives digital art, including Web art that, while captive by the screen of a computer, is transformed into new forms.
  It is this versatility that FONLAD Festival aims to present through a number of initiatives in several unconventional spaces, ranging from the common room to the monumental space of a museum, the public space to a private garden.
  To test new ways of presenting video art, photography and digital art in new headquarters space, trying to bring the “street” these new forms of art.
  In 2013 we will continue to invest in training and performing artist residencies, exhibitions and international video interventions in unconventional spaces, supported by partnerships with some of the most important international festivals in Europe.

Deadline: March 31
Link: http://www.fonlad.net/
Deadline: Sun Mar 31st, 2013
Location:
Media Arts & Performance Space
Pinheiro Chagas, 60
Portugal

Artist’s Sound Project Provides Free Yellow Taxi Rides for: The Armory Show, Volta NY, ADAA Art Show, Fountain Art Fair, Independent, Moving Image, SCOPE New York, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show

“9y40″ || Nyc Performances
During the Armory Arts Week the project 9Y40 will be exhibited for the first time; an immersive audio experience presented in a New York City taxi that will provide free transportation between the city’s art fairs.

The audio piece will be presented in situ; in the back seat of a New York City yellow cab, driven by the artist. 

The taxi will be driven in off-duty mode and all rides will be provided free of charge. 

Rides will be made available between any of the following fairs: The Armory Show, Volta NY, ADAA Art Show, Fountain Art Fair, Independent, Moving Image, SCOPE New York, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show.

 To find the taxi just look for the Richard Nixon-head hood-ornament at various Armory Week Art Fair locations on Wednesday March 6th, 2013.

The Project 

In late 2011, the artist Daniel J Wilson documented the process of becoming a New York City taxi driver. After receiving his license he drove a yellow cab for one month, seven days a week, from 5pm to 5am.

During this time he covertly recorded the conversations of the passengers (among themselves, not with him) who rode in his cab. After a minor legal imbroglio and a placement with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, he took the dozens of hours of recordings and edited them together into a 45-minute audio collage.

The audio work exists as an aural portrait of the city of New York, created from the one venue in the city that cuts through the various age-based, industry-based, income-based strata of the city: the back seat of a yellow cab.

The integrated conversations and comments of these disparate individuals circulate in and out, in a construction of both juxtaposition and accordance, over the span of the composition. 


The Artist 

Daniel J Wilson is a Canadian-born artist and filmmaker working across multiple media. 

His work has been exhibited at galleries and festivals internationally, including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, Broadway Media Center in Nottingham, The European Independent Film Festival in Paris, culturaDigital in Rio de Janeiro, and the Copenhagen Art Festival. He was also a co-founder of the one-year pop-up non-profit artspace MMX in Berlin in 2010.

 Wilson’s work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the National Film Board of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Further Information

Please visit www.9Y40.com for more detailed documentation of the project

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For more information please contact info@danieljwilson.com
Link: http://www.9Y40.com/

Blossom Verlinsky: Art at The Miami International Art Fair and The Palm Beach Art Show

Hi Marie
Finally organized the photos I took at the shows into a coherent presentation.
I hope you are able to use them, so those who could not attend, can have a little
glimpse into some of the flavor of the events. There were many other paintings and
sculptures – I chose these as before, because they touched me – whether content,
technique or allusions.
Best
Blossom Verlinsky
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This is the entrance gangway to The Miami International Art Fair – Art is exhibited on the SeaFair, a 228′ mega yacht with 28 galleries–a truly unique venue for art-anchored adjacent to the Intercontinental Hotel.

This is 4th show aboard the yacht – as usual, visitors were artistically dressed – vying for attention with the art. One male visitor in black leather was attracted to his own image in every reflective surface and took advantage to admire himself and preen–ignoring the art around him.

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Michael Mistrc,  untitled,  Oil Pen Drawing  18″x18″   Setford & Brdges, Paris, France
An intensely, deliciously colored and patterned composition alluding to flora and fauna.

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Paul Rousso, Crumpled Bill,   printed on synthetic material  approx 36″x48, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, Florida
A soon to be discarded element of our culture – an icon to be replaced with digital monetary transactions. Quite magnetic – its scale and detailed engraving pull you into the sculptural image.

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Michele Mariaud, Salvador Dali carved out of a phone book  approx 14″ high with photograph of the image, Living With Art Gallery, SoHo, New York
How surrealist is this?

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Kun Lunzi   Painting  approx 30″x 40″  Taihe Art Gallery, Beijing, China

A master in this ancient technique transformed into the present with its directness and power–mythical landscape using washes of color and opaque layers of paint conveying the Taoist philosophy of transcending reality, space and time. It is an evocation of a spiritual place that is encountered during meditation or dreams. The landscape is transformed through the artist’s aesthetic.
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The Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center is in its 16th year – has over 70 galleries showing artist’s work. The show is crowded with enthusiastic viewers spending much time looking at the work. There was a serious interest in the art itself–well dressed, bejeweled and bedazzled by the work.

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Hanns Kotter   Large Minimalist neon sculpture encapsulated in a transparent  box, Debuck Gallery, Chelsea, New York
An abstract painting using light – suspended in space – colors changing – technical and lyrical – magical in its conception – mesmerizing.

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Janis Miltenberger,  Lampworked glass rods,  approx 24″ high, Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio
There are three works – Poetry in glass overlays of shaped translucent colors – elements of nature frozen in a vessel.

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The iconic hands – visceral – stately, isolated fragment – a fetish figure

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Ann Wolff   Prelude II  (2nd piece in an edition of 4)  Created and cast in 2010
Cast Glass  30″ high x 24.75″ wide approx 7″ deep
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

Remembrance of things past – personal mythology – recollections in the translucence of glass. Insight into identity and immorality as an artist and as a woman.

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Emmanuel Fillot   various natural objects   approx 36″x 48″
Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Florida and Paris, France

Symbols of ancient rites – bits and pieces of cave scratchings and implements captured in a transparent box. Artifacts of an old soul written lyrically – frozen in time.

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Yang Yang    Painting  approx 5′ x 8′    YY Gallery, Chicago

A soulful painting of figures engulfed in a mist of memories – layered and evocative of ancient rites, Deeply felt and conveyed with washes of paint and startling bright crimson – a chiaroscuro effect -perhaps circus performers.

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Albert Delamour   Olympia,  mixed media with gold and silver leaf.  20″x 24″
1 of edition of 5    Living with Art Gallery, SoHo, NY

Studied at the Louis Lumiere School of Cinema and trained with masters of photography in France. This lovely photograph has a painterly quality – luminescent figure emerging from darkness.

VIP Contemporary ONLINE Art Fair February 1-17

Before the 1st VIP Online Art Fair ever opened, I alerted my blog readers in articles to attend. The opening hour of day of the very first VIP Online Art Fair had so many trying to access the art fair site that there were issues. I wrote a review of the 2nd VIP Art Fair, sharing screenshots of some of my favorite artworks. Now, it’s opening day of the 3rd VIP Contemporary Art Fair.

Amazingly, some artists have asked me, somewhat puzzled, why they would want to attend this art fair. To look at art of course! Don’t you love art? You don’t have to fly to Miami or New York City or Italy or London to research the art scene and art galleries, and to make connections with curators–you can do it at the online fair. No, it doesn’t replace seeing real art in a gallery or museum, but there are lots of benefits to attending the fair. Give it a try.

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3rd NYC Parallax Art Fair for Artists Accepting Applications

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Dr Chris Barlow is an art historian who owns Parallax Art Fair, an art fair for artists.
Artists are invited to apply to the third edition of the NYC fair, which will be held during the same weekend as Frieze art fair.

The  PARALLAX New York fair will take place at the Prince George from 10-12 May.

There is no application fee; the only charge is the hire fee, determined by how many panels or plinths the artist chooses.
All exhibitors have to submit hanging plans. Parallax also has free storage and hanging services for artists that ship work.

You will find the application form here (as well as a link to the UK site and info about our Miami show):
http://www.parallaxaf.com/applicationform.html

For photographs of previous events, articles and updates, artist reviews, please join the Parallax Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallax-Art-Fair/122785194457908

PAF USA INC/BFA Ltd
www.parallaxaf.com

On-The-Scene Artist-Correspondent Reviews the Art Basel Fair 2012 + Art Miami

New York City artist Blossom Verlinsky sent some shots she grabbed at the current and in-progress Art Basel Art Fair, Miami, and the Art Miami Fair in Florida. Blossom included her commentary on each piece she sent an image for, including mixed media, paintings, collage, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, and textiles– all diverse works by such artists as Kiki Smith, Alexander Calder, Masami Teraoka, Benjamin Edelstein, Li Hui, Adolph Gottlieb, Sigmar Polke, Sissi, Frank Stella, Olga De Amaral, Franck Loret, George Sherwood, Philip Taafe, Fred Tomaselli, Robert Diago, and a painting influenced by mentor Fernand Leger painted by William Klein in 1949.

Here is what Blossom sent yesterday:

The Art at The Art Basel Show was not as exciting as the crowds streaming through, more costumed than dressed(perhaps as the people they wanted to be). There was a great deal of frantic hunting and gathering – not much contemplating of the art itself – I was disappointed by the quality of the art (not the best examples of that particular artist). The Art Basel Show last year had more substance and was much better. Although, one always finds art that speaks to you, that grabs you.

The Art Miami Shows in Wynwood were much more interesting, personal and inventive. I am sending you several images that were of interest to me for various reasons – some artworks
that I had wanted to include were unfortunately un-photographable.

Blossom Verlinsky

Masami Teraoka  'Geisha in Ofuro'  Jacquard Tapestry 115" x 78"  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka, Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″ Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Masami Teraoka,Geisha in Ofuro, Jacquard Tapestry 115″ x 78″  Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
Wonderful take on a traditional japanese subject – had an old world feel.

Li Hui - 'Void and Substance' - An Installation Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami

Li Hui, Void and Substance, An Installation, Zadok Gallery, Wynwood, Miami
A poetic, dazzling and dramatic construct – The crimson laser and LED lights pierce through the darkness of the 28′ height space. As you wander within the space you become part of the
luminescence – you become lost in it – disoriented.

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40"x90"

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons, printed on pearl paper 40 x 90″

Benjamin Edelstein, Panoramic Photo of Colorado Canyons printed on pearl paper 40″ x 90″
Rich colors and textures on a grand scale.

Kiki Smith   'Telepathy'.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25"   Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith, Telepathy , Bronze. 95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″ Galerie LELONG

Kiki Smith   ‘Telepathy’.  Bronze.  95.1 x 56.3 x 4.25″   Galerie LELONG
An iconic figure, perhaps Aphrodite with her energies as amulets.  Beautifully textured surfaces of varied toned bronze.

Shintaro Miyake  Untitled  Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto

Shintaro Miyake, Untitled, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto
Fanciful painting of comic creatures in time travel – taking off from time itself. Escapism.

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb
A shimmering red orb – a lovely painting.

Sigmar Polke   'Two Heads'   acrylic, lacquer on canvas    Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke ,Two Heads, acrylic, lacquer on canvas Michael Werner Gallery

Sigmar Polke, Two Heads, acrylic and lacquer on canvas, Michael Werner Gallery
Two heads floating in a landscape of colors and forms.

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy

Sissi, Figure 12, FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy
Snarls of rope, knotted, twisted and tangled – part of her performance pieces that she wears. A lovely arrangement of colored fibers.

Frank Stella

Frank Stella

Frank Stella ( Blossom’s note: I haven’t been able to locate my notes about this painting)
It caught my eye and was so happy in the midst of rather colorless art.

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.2 x 42.5"  Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou, gouache on paper 29.2 x 42.5″ Waterhouse & Dodd

Alexander Calder, Le Chaval-Cailiou,  gouache on paper   29.25″x42.5″  Waterhouse & Dodd
Reminded me of his circus works – fantastic figures and animals.

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93"  Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf 90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery

Olga De Amaral, Arboles(Trees), linen, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf  90.55 x 66.93″ Nohra Haime Gallery
A beautiful piece.  An architectural tapestry of golden surfaces of light. Rich interplay of twisted weaves as though from a Pre-Columbian forest.

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami

Franck Loret, Galerie Lelia Murdoch, Paris and Miami
A large filigree of delicate strands. A mystical wall hanging with reminders of architectural structures – bridges and parapets.

George Sherwood,Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62"  Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x62″ Cynthia Reeves Gallery

George Sherwood, Seismic Memory, stainless steel 62 x 62″  Cynthia Reeves Gallery
A wonderful interplay of metallic surfaces – shimmering and mesmerizing.

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39"x29"   Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel. 39″x29″ Luhring Augustine Gallery

Philip Taafe, Untitled, Mixed media on panel.  39″x29″   Luhring Augustine Gallery
Lovely painting of textures and colors – reminds me of embroideries.

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel. James Cohan Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Penetrators, photo collage, acrylic, resin on wood panel.  James Cohan Gallery
A stunningly colorful painting – richly detailed. Struggle of good and evil in a cosmos.

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas

Robert Diago, No 13 (de la series Entre Lineas), mixed media on canvas, 78.75 x 59″ Magnan Metz Gallery
Reminiscent of a tapestry – beautifully and richly textured surface. Draws you into the painting where you can linger.

William Klein,Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949

William Klein, Gymnast, 1949.   30″x40″  Hackelbury Fine Art, London
An interesting painting with a direct thread from his mentor Leger.

Sent from my iPadArt–December 10, 2012, Blossom Verlinsky, Miami, Florida.

Also, here is a YouTube video of Basel Miami Beach 2012 –http://youtu.be/bR0GPF4n_Ws

Liquid Identities Call for Photo and Video Art, + Your Solo Show in Venice

Call for Artists

Liquid Identities | Venice (Italy) . September 28-29-30, 2012

Deadline: September 10, 2012

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films and photo works to include in the next 2012 Exhibition:

Liquid Identities – International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition at Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice (September 28-29-30, 2012)

The deadline for applications is September 10, 2012.

The selections will be based on the main concept of “Liquid Identities” based on fluidity, motion, changing networks and cities transformations. In contemporary society boundaries are getting more and more fleeting, and also the identity; what makes every person or place a recognizable entity, turns out fluid, multiple, making the cultural, religious, ethnic borders changeable too. This change, this mutation has allowed to cross the inside of the identities creating new possible crossings, new blends. And it’s just this “contemporaneity” that makes our civilization conceived as subjected to a process of continuous evolution and cultural hybridization. There is no more limit between an identity and the other one but it is possible to walk, to cross a passage and to find oneself halfway through it, in a non-place, in a non-identity. This project is about temporary roles in changing rules, thinking about liquid borders in new evolving worlds.

The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited. 

All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The maximum length of videos should be 10 minutes. All photo works on every kind of support are accepted. The maximum dimensions allowed per each image are 100 cm per side. We need also copy of the CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for video artists) and some samples of photo works (only for artists) through one of the following ways:

by e-mail

The forwarding of all documents and artworks has to be carried out through online transfer services (as for example: wetransfer.comfilecentral.seyousendit.com or other similar) at lucacurci@lucacurci.com

by mail to:

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy 

The participation in Liquid Identities requires an entry fee for every artwork submitted and selected. Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios. 

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.  

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
www.lucacurci.com/artexpo  

Future is now! Set up your own solo show in VENICE

Have you always dreamt about your own solo show in VENICE? Now you can make it real!

International ArtExpo offers you the great opportunity to have an art exhibition in Venice, in the beautiful setting of Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora (nearby San Marco square). This ambitious new project is opened to any kind of artist, in fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video art and performing art.

The Scoletta, close to the famous Vivaldi Church San Giovanni Battista in Bragora, is a three floor buildingopened to painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions, the third floor is ready to video art and performing art shows too.

To realize your own solo show, we will provide the following:

.Opening reception – we will organize an opening reception for your solo show
.Promotional web page – we will create a promotional page announcing your solo show with all your contacts
.Exhibition catalogue – a solo show catalog with your bio/press release and images of your art work
.Invitations by email – invitations to your solo show will be emailed to our Press office mailing list of over 80,000 subscribers
.Invitation cards – we will provide you with color exhibition invitation post cards to be mailed by you, and to a select group of International ArtExpo clients
.Press office – It’s LIQUID Group will cover the press office service. Your solo show will be announced in Italian and International art magazines. The announcement will also appear on our official web site and on various other art-related sites (more details about It’s LIQUID Group at http://www.itsliquid.com)
.Banner advertising – a banner advertising for your solo show will be placed on International ArtExpo website as well as on It’s LIQUID website

It’s LIQUID will manage your relations with the media: print, TV, on-line magazines and will invite critics, writers, curators, dealers and other visual arts professionals to your exhibition.

Make a concrete move to improve your artistic career and share you talent. Spread your work in VENICE!
For more details, contact us to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our artistic projects. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and critics from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
www.lucacurci.com/artexpo

GLOW: Art in the Public Realm

Primal Source for Glow 2008 by Usman Haque

Glow is a dusk-to-dawn art event on the beach and adjacent areas in Santa Monica, California.  The first Glow premiered on July 19, 2008 and attracted over 200,000 people.  Over 100 artists participated in 27 projects that spanned genres, technology and content–all with some orientation toward engaged participation with the diverse audience, from the most seasoned art world members to the general public, local residents, and international tourists.  The context of Santa Monica’s fabled beach, the power and allure of the Pacific Ocean and compelling contemporary art, all savored during the hours when museums and galleries sleep, made for a clamorous poetic experience.

 shapednoise for Glow 2010 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Glow 2010 occurred on September 25 and attracted 150,000 people to the Santa Monica beach.  Projects by internationally renown artists (Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Yoshua Okón) and a strong contingent of Los Angeles-based artists included everything from highly advanced technological installations providing for intense audience interactive, to the purely accoustical pleasures of an accordion orchestra playing while riding the historic Santa Monica Pier Carousel.  The twenty projects included approximately 100 artists, with 50 musicians and dancers alone participating in a procession and music circle on the beach.

Glow 2011 received a salute from Americans for the Arts.

Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation.  www.glowsantamonica.org

At PARALLAX Art Fairs London/NY/Miami Artists Sell Directly to Buyers

P(AF)4–the 4th Annual PARALLAX art fair will be held at Chelsea Town Hall in London, from May 16-18, 2012. Applications are open.

New York: The first US edition of PAF will take place this year in New York City, at 82 Mercer, SOHO, a 50,000 square foot space, August 2-5, 2012

The PARALLAX Art Fair NY is curated. To apply for selection complete this online form.

Miami: Look for Pre-applications for the first PAF Miami art fair on the PAF site.