Miami is abuzz about Miami Project, the boutique art fair with contemporary and modern artwork side-by-side. Collectors, curators, and consultants alike are raving about the show’s extraordinary quality and immensely pleasant atmosphere. Its tight focus on a small selection of 60 well-established American galleries brought together in an open-plan tent with soaring, cathedral ceilings gives visitors the chance to see excellent work in a comfortable setting. Over 8,000 people had visited the fair as of early morning, and that number is expected to triple before the fair closes.
The positive energy was reflected in continually strong sales, with exhibitors describing the excellent quality of the visitors and brisk activity. Morgan Lehman Gallery placed a large Andrew Shoultz painting with an important corporate collection, a Nancy Lorenz painting with a Whitney trustee, and a David Rathman work with a trustee of the Walker Art Center. Catherine Clark Gallery placed a three-channel video work by Nina Katchadourian with a prominent LA client, and a Ligarano/Reese work to a Silicon Valley collector. Tibor de Nagy placed a large Nell Blane painting and Paul Kopeiken placed several photographs by Kai Schaeferand Graham Macindoe. Richard Heller Gallery placed large works by Dustin Yellen, Michelle Grabner, and Devon Troy Stauter. ZieherSmith placed two Allison Schulnik paintings. Patricia Sweetow Gallerysold two paintings by Heike Kati Barath and five works by Markus Linnenbrink. “By all measures, this is the best fair I’ve ever had,” said Ms. Sweetow.
The Miami Project Holiday Popup Shop, featuring artist-made merchandise and multiples with sales benefitting nonprofits around the country, also reported strong sales. The shop has raised thousands of dollars for charity each day of the fair so far, by selling items priced affordably beginning at only $10.
“My clients are telling everyone that this is their favorite fair,” said another exhibitor. “I’m hearing it all over.” In addition to the fairs’ excellent artwork, visitors also enjoyed delicious food prepared by local favoriteGastropod. Another local favorite, Panther Coffee, helped revive weary art-viewers. A pleasant outdoor terrace café and bar featured beverages by Perrier, Avión tequila, Nicolas Feuillatte champagne, Gravity Brewlab beer, New Amsterdam vodka, Rotation wines, and Shellback rum.
Miami Project is presented with support from the Wall Street Journal, Luxe magazine, the Midtown Doral, and Porcelanosa.
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco; Carroll and Sons, Boston; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles; Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland; Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions ltd, Los Angeles; Claudia Stone Gallery, New York; Conduit Gallery, Dallas; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; David Shelton Gallery, Houston; DC Moore Gallery, New York; DCKT Contemporary, Inc., New York; Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco; Eli Ridgway Contemporary Art, San Francisco; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton; Forum Gallery, New York / Beverly Hills; Fouladi Projects, San Francisco; Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Freight + Volume, New York; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York; George Adams Gallery, New York; Greg Kucera, Gallery Seattle; Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Inman Gallery, Houston; jack fischer gallery, San Francisco; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Klowden Mann, Los Angeles; Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; Loretta Howard Gallery, New York; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York; Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City; MORGAN LEHMAN GALLERY, New York; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco; Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland; Peter Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles; Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla; RandallScottProjects, Washington DC; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; Ryan Lee Gallery, New York; Steven Kasher Gallery, New York; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston; SVA Galleries, New York; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley; walter maciel gallery, Los Angeles; Wasserman Projects, Detroit; Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis; Western Project, Los Angeles; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; and 101/Exhibit, Miami / Los Angeles.
ABOUT ARTMRKT PRODUCTIONS
Miami Project is produced by artMRKT Productions, a firm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and operated by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause. Working in concert with a talented and passionate network of dealers, curators, and arts professionals, artMRKT Productions is proud to present forward-thinking, progressive, and successful events across the country.
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Miami Project will take place at NE 1st Avenue between NE 29th and 30th Streets.
Wednesday, Dec 4, 11a to 5:30p
Thursday, Dec 5, 11a to 7p
Friday, Dec 6, 11a to 8p
Saturday, Dec 7, 11a to 7p
, 11a to 6p
1-day ticket: $25, any single day Wed to Sun
Multi-day ticket: $40, all days, Wed to Sun