Art Market San Francisco Prepares for Fourth Season with New and Returning Galleries

  • SAN FRANCISCO, California
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  • March 20, 2014

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Art Market San Francisco, May 15-18, 2014

Art Market San Francisco, in its fourth edition, will return to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion on May 15 – 18, 2014.

The Bay Area’s only contemporary and modern art fair, Art Market San Francisco will welcome over 70 established galleries, as well as innovative newcomers from across the country presenting a significant selection of contemporary and modern works of art.

Art Market San Francisco is also pleased to announce their continued partnership with the de Young and Legion of Honor, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as the 2014 beneficiary of the Opening Night Preview. This year, to the pleasure of gallerists and art enthusiasts alike, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Board of Trustee members Jacqueline and David Sacks will serve as co-chairs for the Opening Night Preview event, which last year garnered approximately $40,000 for the Museums’ New Acquisitions Fund.

Art Market San Francisco relocated to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in 2013 in response to increased popularity and here it will continue to provide greater exhibiting opportunities for gallerists as well as an improved ease of access for the fair’s growing numbers of visitors, which exceeded 20,000 in their third season. Drawing on their market knowledge, the success of their Miami Project 2013 and their network of national resources and advisors to ignite interest from both active and new collectors, Art Market Productions’ founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause are thrilled for Art Market San Francisco to return to the Bay Area with an exciting range of galleries, including Catharine Clark Gallery, Paul Thiebaud Gallery and Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York, NY), Edward Cella Art + Architecture and Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), plus newcomers Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA), New Image Art (West Hollywood, CA), Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA) and Richard Levy Gallery (Albuquerque, NM).

Along with the exceptional exhibition programming, Fishko and Wainhause are pleased to announce that The Battery, San Francisco's new multi-disciplinary social club, in collaboration with design house Ken Fulk Inc., will transform the 2014 VIP Lounge. The Battery will also be conducting a series of Art Market San Francisco tours for their members throughout the weekend. Art Market San Francisco also welcomes SFC&G (San Francisco Cottages & Gardens) magazine as this year’s Design and Media Sponsor and their contribution to envisioning the central lounges at this year’s fair.

Art Market San Francisco is very pleased to be in continued collaboration with previous partnerships and to forming new ones with arts and culture organizations throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley which include; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Crocker Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, The City of San Jose Public Art Program and ZERO1. In addition, Art Market San Francisco is engaging with a number of the Bay Area’s leading corporate brands including Google, Yahoo!, Twitter and Gap Inc. in an effort to continue bringing an even greater sense of regional inclusion and excitement to the fair.

Presenting a full schedule of curated programs and events throughout the duration of the fair, Art Market San Francisco will feature a timely series of presentations created in collaboration with participating galleries and artists, as well as with cultural partners and sponsors. Preliminary program scheduling includes a special artist presentation, talks by Bay Area curators, and the return of the MRKTworks Charity Auction, a philanthropic arm of Art Market San Francisco.

Highlights for 2014 Art Market San Francisco

THURSDAY / MAY 15, 2014: OPENING NIGHT EVENTS
Opening Night Benefit Preview Reception: 6pm-8pm *Ticketed Event
This ticketed premiere preview reception benefitting the New Acquisitions Fund at the de Young and Legion of Honor, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provides collectors and arts enthusiasts the first opportunity to meet dealers and to view gallery presentations at the 2014 fair. Featuring musicians from the award-winning SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo the elegantly catered preview reception will take place from 6pm–8pm on Thursday May 15, before the doors open to attendees of the Opening Night Party from 8:30pm–10:30pm later that same evening.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit: www.artmarketsf.com

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY / MAY 16, 17, 18, 2014: REGULAR FAIR HOURS
2014 Art Market San Francisco Programming
Featuring participating dealers and cultural partners, a selection of special projects and presentations will be offered throughout the fair.

Artist and Curatorial Presentations
Creating an engaging platform for the discussion of industry relevant topics, Art Market San Francisco will spotlight a select number of intimate presentations during afternoon hours. Presentations include Richard Benefield, Deputy Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, who will be speaking about their upcoming exhibition, Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection, on view at the de Young from June 7- October 12, 2014, as well as a presentation by Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, speaking about the upcoming exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line, on view at the de Young from November 8, 2014-February 8, 2015.
(More details on presentations will be confirmed in the coming weeks)

MRKTworks Charity Auction
Art Market San Francisco’s annual online and live auction, powered by Paddle8, benefits exemplary small to mid-size Bay Area arts organizations. All artwork is generously donated by participating Art Market San Francisco galleries.

The 2014 MRKTworks auction beneficiaries are:
ArtSpan
The Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco
First Exposures
The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts


The 2014 MRKTworks auction bidding begins online two weeks before the fair on May 1st and concludes on-site May 19th the final day of the fair.
For more information visit: www.artmarketsf.com


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