artMRKT, a newly formed Brooklyn-based organizer of art fairs, has announced the debut of artMRKT Hamptons, a new modern and contemporary art fair to be held Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2011, on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, New York. artMRKT Hamptons will present more than 35 leading local, national, and international galleries in a state-of-the-art tented venue. The opening night preview party will benefit Southampton Hospital and the event is sponsored by Cadillac.
Showcasing a tightly focused selection of work in a boutique setting, artMRKT Hamptons will offer important modern and contemporary work, including painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video, and installation. 101/exhibit, Miami, FL; AJ Japour Gallery, Miami, FL; Borghi Fine Art, New York, NY; Dean Project, New York, NY; Foley Gallery, New York, NY; Forum Gallery, New York, NY; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; Gitana Rosa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; JHB Gallery, New York, NY; Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY; Keyes Art, New York, NY; Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; LTMH Gallery, New York, NY; Meulensteen, New York, NY; Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL; Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Museum Works Galleries, Chicago, IL; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY; Patrajdas Contemporary, Chicago, IL; RH Gallery, New York, NY; and RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
artMRKT, founded last year by third generation gallerist Max Fishko and longtime business partner Jeffrey Wainhause, is gearing up to be one of the nation’s premiere fine art fair companies for leading national and international galleries. The company is offering three new art fairs in 2011 including artMRKT Hamptons; artMRKT San Francisco, a modern and contemporary art fair, which launched to rave reviews on May 19-22, 2011, at San Francisco’s Concourse Exhibition Center and featured 65 galleries; and Texas Contemporary, taking place October 20-23, 2011, in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center and featuring 50 galleries.
“The Hamptons provides one of the most unique settings in the country where the ideas, energy, and excitement generated and shared by artists, dealers, and collectors is exceptional,” noted Max Fishko. “For artMRKT Hamptons, we have created a relaxed environment with important work from leading galleries which will engage seasoned art collectors and spark interest for new collectors.”
In conjunction with the fair, artMRKT Hamptons is also offering an innovative fund-raising program known as MRKTworks. The online and on site auction, consisting of work donated by participating galleries, supports local Hamptons-based non-profit organizations. Among the participating beneficiaries are The Nature Conservancy, which works to protect the Hamptons beloved shoreline among many other projects since the 1950s, and Bay Street Theatre, renowned for presenting new, classic, and contemporary works while being an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audiences. Collectors will have the opportunity to bid both in advance online at art-MRKT.com/hamptons and on site during the run of the show, with 100 percent of the proceeds from each piece donated to the corresponding beneficiary.
For more information, visit art-MRKT.com/hamptons
artMRKT Hamptons Show Information
Benefit Preview Party
artMRKT Hamptons will open with a Preview Party benefiting Southampton Hospital on Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a VIP Preview Party from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The ticket to the Benefit Preview Party also includes access to the VIP Preview Party, as well as admission on Friday, Saturday & Sunday with VIP Lounge Access. Tickets for the benefit preview are $100 and can be purchased at art-MRKT.com/hamptons.
Friday, July 15 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 16 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
artMRKT Hamptons will be held on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, which is centrally located in the heart of Bridgehampton on the main road at 2368 Montauk Highway (Route 27), Bridgehampton, NY 11932 . Complimentary, easily-accessible parking is available.
1 Day Ticket: $15; Three Day Pass (valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $25. Tickets are available online at art-MRKT.com/hamptons or can be purchased onsite during the run of the show. Entrance to the artMRKT Hamptons Benefit Preview Party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. requires the purchase of a Benefit Preview Party ticket.
artMRKT Productions is a Brooklyn-based organizer of contemporary and modern art fairs. Co-founded in 2010 by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause, artMRKT Productions currently presents three fairs annually throughout the United States – artMRKT San Francisco, artMRKT Hamptons, and Texas Contemporary. artMRKT Productions combines a selection of internationally renowned modern and contemporary galleries, in addition to a specific regional focus, creating unique marketplaces that enable visitors to access the art world’s emerging and established contemporary talents and historically significant works.