Friday, July 17, 2015

Put the Seattle Art Fair on your must do list: Seattle Art Fair launches this July 30 - August 2 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center

Seattle Art Fair launches this July 30 - August 2 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center with sixty leading local, national, and international art galleries presenting exhibitions of the world's best modern and contemporary art. This ambitious project is designed to be a showcase for the vibrant arts culture of the Pacific Northwest, a platform for the exploration of Seattle's strong connection to the Pacific Rim, and a survey of the broader contemporary dialogue. Seattle Art Fair will reach beyond the walls of CenturyLink Field, with installations, talks, presentations, programming, and special exhibitions activating spaces throughout the city. Through innovative citywide cultural partnerships, the fair will be a destination for new and established collectors, international art patrons, and residents of one of the most dynamic cities in the US

Seattle Art Fair exhibitors hail from around the world, with top international and US based galleries joining important local and regional institutions. 
  • 101/Exhibit
  • Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art
  • ACA Galleries
  • Adelson Galleries
  • Allan Stone Projects
  • Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
  • bitforms gallery
  • Catharine Clark Gallery
  • Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Charlie James Gallery
  • Danese/Corey
  • David Zwirner
  • Donald Ellis Gallery
  • Edward Cella Art + Architecture
  • Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Emerson Dorsch
  • Forum Gallery
  • G. Gibson Gallery
  • Gagosian Gallery
  • Gail Severn Gallery
  • Gallery 16
  • Gallery Jones
  • Gana Art
  • Greg Kucera Gallery
  • Harmony Murphy Gallery
  • James Cohan Gallery
  • James Harris Gallery
  • Jenkins Johnson Gallery
  • Kaikai Kiki
  • Kopeikin Gallery
  • Linda Hodges Gallery
  • LMAKprojects
  • Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
  • Maxwell Davidson Gallery
  • Mindy Solomon Gallery
  • Monte Clark Gallery
  • Nancy Hoffman Gallery
  • Octavia Art Gallery
  • Osage
  • Pace Gallery
  • Patricia Sweetow Gallery
  • Paul Kasmin Gallery
  • Platform Gallery
  • PUNCH Gallery
  • Rebecca Hossack Gallery
  • Rena Bransten Projects and Rite Editions
  • Richard Levy Gallery
  • Roq La Rue
  • Samsøn
  • Traver Gallery
  • Tyler Rollins Fine Art
  • Upfor
  • Winston Wächter Fine Art
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery
  • Zürcher Gallery

Get a jump-start on the Seattle Art Fair with pre-fair opportunities including Talk Contemporary, conversations with top contemporary artists produced in conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum. The series of free, public talks will take place in the weeks leading up to and during the fair at the Seattle Art Museum's Plestcheeff Auditorium and will include talks by Victoria Sambunaris and Maya Lin. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Other kick-off opportunities include an exclusive talk with Robert Montgomery proceeding the Lighting Ceremony of his new work, THE STARS PULL DOWN FOR REAL, and the chance to visit the studio of artist Julie Alpert as part of the fair's Off-Site programming, Experiments: Pure Research

Upcoming Events Include:
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Open Studio with Julie Alpert | Experiments: Pure Research
Location: MadArt | 325 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Talk Contemporary: Victoria Sambunaris
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium | 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP Required | Hosted by Seattle Art Museum

11:00am - 12:00pm
Conversation with Robert Montgomery
Location: Via6 rooftop pavilion | 2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Patron VIP Event - RSVP Required | Hosted by Via6
Visit to purchase your Patron VIP Pass

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lighting Ceremony: THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL by Robert Montgomery
Experiments: Pure Research | Organized by ALL RISE
Location: 1250 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Talk Contemporary: Maya Lin
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheef Auditorium | 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
SOLD OUT - RSVP Required | Hosted by Seattle Art Museum

For more information about all Seattle Art Fair programming opportunities, visit

Seattle Art Fair will launch the evening of Thursday, July 30th with an exclusive Preview benefiting Artist Trust. Dedicated to supporting Washington State artists working across all disciplines, Artists Trust provides professional development through training programs and the funding of grants. This partnership realizes the Seattle Art Fair's vision to support innovate, creative thinkers. The celebration will feature complimentary gourmet food and drink and first access to the exhibitions beginning at 6pm. To purchase tickets to the Preview, visit 

Seattle Art Fair is thrilled to feature Basecamp, a combined VIP and Collector's Lounge designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig. Acting as a conduit between outside and in, the space will serve as a gathering point and place for conversation and contemplation. Olson Kundig’s design celebrates the pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest, using wood, fabric, and native plantings to evoke the simple elegance of nature and bridge the fair with the surrounding landscape. The design for Basecamp is led by Olson Kundig owner and principal Jim Olson and associate architect Jerry Garcia. Additional cultural and event partners include 4Culture , ArtsFund, ArtTable, Bellevue Arts Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Microsoft Art Collection, MadArt, Northwest Film Forum, Northwest African American Museum, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Art Museum, SOIL Artist Run Gallery, Tacoma Art Museum, Visit Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission and Wing Luke Museum. The sponsors of the 2015 Seattle Art Fair, dedicated to the creation of an extremely visible event for the Pacific Northwest, include J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Artsy, Marsh Private Client Services, The Wall Street Journal, Artech, Perrier, SeattleMet, Bonhams, Columbia Tower Club, and The Rainier Club. 

Middle image: PUMPKIN, 2015 by Yayoi Kusama, courtesy of David Zwirner
Bottom Image: Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum

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