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  • November 03, 2010

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Jewelry by Barbara Heinrich at the American Craft Show, NYC.

At two new fall events, New Yorkers and collectors from around the world will enjoy paintings, photography and sculpture by contemporary artists at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the finest crafts at American Craft Show NYC, in tandem, at the Javits Center the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19-21, 2010.

One ticket will open doors to the juried events where over 100 established and emerging artists and artisans of furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fashion and textiles will exhibit their best work.

Furniture by Michael Brown at the American Craft Show in NYC.

Richard Rothbard, American Art Marketing, the producer of the Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the American Craft Show NYC, explained the concept of his dual shows, illustrating the distinction between these events and other art venues.

“There is the exclusive world of New York art fairs that provide a multitude of opportunities for art galleries from all over the world to introduce their artist’s work to collectors,” he said.

“There are also numerous shows where artisans exhibit their crafts,” which Rothbard knows firsthand. For some 30 years he has produced these shows on the East Coast and Midwest and still does.

“But seldom if ever is there a venue that combines both art forms,” noted Rothbard. “In addition to the craft show, at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, I’m providing a major showing to independent painters, photographers, sculptors or other artists doing non-functional work, a week before Thanksgiving, in a Manhattan venue. And to give New York collectors and international visitors a glimpse of work they might never otherwise see, I’ve created a special section, ‘Off the Wall,’ for independent artists, where they may participate for as little as $390.”

In the eclectic tradition of the Western world’s great galleries, Rothbard is combining paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography with objects that often begin life as craft, or sometimes basic eating and living utensils, such as pottery, tableware, furniture as well as jewelry and fashion.

Ceramics by Bob Clayatt at the Contemporary Art Fair in NYC.

For more information about Contemporary Art Fair NYC and American Craft Show NYC, visit

Hours:             Friday November 19, 2010 12pm-3pm Collector’s Preview 3pm - 7pm Public Invited
                        Saturday November 20, 2010: 10am - 7pm
                        Sunday November 21, 2010: 10am - 4pm

Where:            Javits Center, Hall 1A—11th Avenue and 39th Street

Tickets:           Collector’s Preview -$20.00 Adult - $16.00 Seniors - $14.00 Students - $8.00          

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