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Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall Edition coming this September 26 - 29!
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Affordable Art Fair NYC will return to the Metropolitan Pavilion in September for its Fall edition where you will find an inspiring and friendly atmosphere to browse thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints showcased by 74 local, national and international galleries. The Fair will bring back some of New York City’s favorite art events such as Art After Dark and their signature Private View taking place on Wednesday, September 25th in addition to some exciting new series and programs.

Series such as the highly anticipated Young Talent Exhibition will return this fall featuring the esteemed Ceramics program at Teachers College/Columbia University. The program which goes back to the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 20th century fosters an environment of experimentation, creative discourse and interaction between all ages. The exhibition will include outstanding examples of the ceramic works from the Teachers College/Columbia University studio.

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Another interesting feature of the fair will be the launch of the new Trade Hours initiative taking place at 11am on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th, before the fair opens to the public. Trade Hours are a chance for interior designers and decorators, architects, art consultants and more, to engage with contemporary art galleries on a professional level like never before all while networking with New York City’s most prominent design experts.

At every fall edition, Affordable Art Fair NYC also releases a Limited Edition Print in collaboration with an artist commissioned by the fair. This year the fair will exhibit South London based linocut printmaker Ellen Von Wiegand’s work which places her battle with shyness at the center of her work. By featuring her own nude body, she confronts her lifelong fear of being seen, and uses this insecurity as a tool for expression and connection. The piece will only be available in an edition of 15 and is titled ‘She Seemed Odd from the Beginning’ and relates to the artist’s interest in the idea of belonging.

There is so much to do at Affordable Art Fair NYC and with contemporary artwork by over 400 established artists and rising stars, and price points ranging from $100-$10,000 – there is something to suit every taste and wallet whether you are a first-time art buyer or a seasoned collector.

Create! Magazine is excited to be partnering with AAF and we will have limited complimentary copies of our most recent issue available at the fair cafe. For additional information and to purchase admission tickets, please visit their website.

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We recently had the opportunity to interview the fair’s Director, Vanessa Seis, where we learned a few of her picks for new highlight exhibitors to see and the events you can’t miss, as well as some useful tips for first-time art collectors!

Can you tell us about the mission or vision behind the Affordable Art Fair and what sets it apart from the ever-growing calendar of international fairs?

The first Affordable Art Fair took place 20 years ago, in 1999 in Battersea Park in London, with the vision of making art accessible to all. To this day, we create art fairs that provide a welcoming, fun, educational and inspiring environment in which seasoned art collectors as well as art novices can browse and buy contemporary art under $10,000. I think it is that clear definition and the accessibility that really set us apart from other art fairs.

Is there something about the New York Fall iteration of your fair that is particularly unique?

A feature truly unique to the NYC Fall edition is our Limited Edition Print. We launched this feature in 2013 and have since been collaborating with an artist on a limited edition print that is truly unique to the year’s fall edition. Each print features our signature pink and is limited to an edition of 10-15. This fall, we are presenting a beautiful print by British artist Ellen Von Wiegand, represented by our longtime exhibitor DECORAZON gallery at the fair. It’s an edition of 15 and unframed, the piece is priced at $300. We have footage of Ellen creating the print on our blog and it’s exciting to get this peak behind the scenes and see how the print was created.

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What are you most excited about for this edition of the fair?

I’m probably most excited about our Young Talent Exhibition featuring students of the distinguished Teachers College, Columbia University ceramics program. The program is not customarily available to a broad art collecting audience and we are so proud to debut this series of work from emerging artists of the utmost caliber, from an international and diverse student body, all before it is available to the wider art market.

Can you name a few highlight exhibitors that attendees can look forward to seeing?

This is really tough, as we have a fantastic group of 74 local, national and international galleries this year. I love the internationality of our exhibitors and am excited to introduce RISE GALLERY from Tokyo as well as Bogotá-based artist-collective Rat Trap to our NYC audience. Of the US galleries that are joining us for the first time this edition, I’m excited for Collective 131 and Kathryn Markel Fine Art to join the Affordable Art Fair family. But there are so many more that are absolutely fantastic, so make sure to check out our full list of exhibitors on the website.

Besides the great exhibitors and art, are there any special events that viewers should be aware of?

We have two signature evening events, our Private View on Wednesday, September 25 and Art After Dark on Thursday, September 26. The Private View is the first opportunity to see the fair and buy the piece you’ve been coveting and Art After Dark is our event for young patrons of the arts. Both events include a complimentary drink and Art After Dark boasts a performative element, which I’m particularly proud of. It’s so special and inspiring to find yourself in an art fair and experience musical and performative elements as you wander through the aisles and look for that special piece of art to fall in love with.

Do you have a few tips for young or new collectors or those attending a fair for the first time?

Buy what you love! But do come a bit prepared and know your spaces and your budget. We have a great feature in the front of the fair called “Under $500 Wall” that gives fairgoers a curated overview of what’s possible even on a small budget. And I would also encourage everyone to just talk to our gallerists and ask them questions! They truly embody the Affordable Art Fair spirit and are so welcoming and knowledgeable.

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Website: https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/new-york-fall

FAIR HOURS

Wednesday, September 25

Private View | 6pm–9pm

Thursday, September 26

Trade Hours | 11am-12pm

General Admission | 12pm–6pm

Art After Dark | 6pm–9pm

Friday, September 27

Trade Hours | 11am-12pm

General Admission | 12pm–6pm

Free Admission | 6pm–8pm

Saturday, September 28

Stroller Hour | 10am-11am

General Admission | 11am–8pm

Sunday, September 29

Stroller Hour | 10am-11am

General Admission | 11am–5pm

GETTING THERE

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.

Find us between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea.

Nearest subways are 1, 2, 3, L, F and M lines.

Nearest MTA bus lines are M5, M7 and M20.

Get your tickets here. Private View Code: MCM10

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Tiny Room For Elephants Festival in Philadelphia | April 19th-21st
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After speaking with the organizers, Create! Magazine is thrilled to be supporting TRFE and their upcoming event in April! Learn more about this exciting festival in Philadelphia that combines art, music and more below.

Tiny Room for Elephants Festival (#TRFE19) is a month long, collaborative, multi genre art and music experience, held throughout the month of April at Cherry Street Pier.  It is a living art ‘gallery’ that incorporates styles and mediums of 25+ Philadelphia artists painting/installing live from April 8th-April 17th. The finished works are celebrated on April 19th, April 20th and April 21st with live music, djs/producers, panels and interactive elements. 

The organizers, Dame & YaYa

The organizers, Dame & YaYa

The schedule of events is as follows:

Opening Exhibition 

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-10pm

Fun Stuff:  Standing Room Only, A Wearable Art Show

Sounds: Camp Candle, Club Crusades, Eric Boss, Johnny Popcorn, Joshua Lang

Music Series

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 9:00am-9:00pm

Fun stuff:   Day Breaker (Tickets sold separately) "1000 Ways to Make It", panel moderated by Cosmo Baker; Live screen printing w/ Do It Now; Sticker Make & Take (Sticker Stampede); DIY Donut Station w/ Federal Donuts

Sounds: Aime, Cierra, Drew Mills, Emynd, Eric Boss, Expo, Femi, Jabair, John Morrison, Kayin x Sylo, Killiam Shakespeare, Kingsley Ibeneche, Mellowbastard, Pierson, Rover Rover, Shane tha Great, Suzanne Sheer, Tha Riva, The Bul Bey

Family Fun Day

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Fun Stuff:  Easter Egg Hunt, World's Largest Kid's Sip n' Paint (tickets sold seperately), Sticker Make & Take (Sticker Stampede)

Sounds: Lee Jones & Friends

Sponsored in part by: YARDSPhiladelphia Weekly, HabithequeDo It Now T ShirtsFederal Donuts, Joe Werner ProductionsBlickTru WaveThe ParlorBeauMonde OriginalsChampionDWRC

From The Editor: Thank You

Dear Friend,

As I sit down and think about the fact that the magazine has been around for two years, I am filled with awe, gratitude, and excitement for things to come. As you can imagine, any creative project has its challenges and setbacks. I have been fortunate to meet an incredible team of writers, curators, and editors along with the incredible art community that keeps this publication going year after year.

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

From the left: Shelby (Designer), Ekaterina (Editor and Founder) and Alicia (Writer)

Because of your support, we have celebrated our two-year anniversary and are excited for things ahead. Even in this digital age, there is something so special about exploring new art through print. Our passion lies in helping our readers and collectors discover new talent, or get to know familiar names in the art world on a more intimate level. From an artist's perspective, there is nothing more magical than seeing your own work on glossy pages of a quality magazine.

Reflecting on the past two years, we are proud to serve a diverse and global community of artists and we're so thankful to celebrate together with a few of you at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in October. We hope to continue engaging with you in person at curated events and through our new platform, the Art & Cocktails Podcast.

So here's your homework for the rest of the year:

I want to encourage you to start that project you keep thinking about, whether it's a new ambitious body of work or creative business venture like a zine or gallery space. If it's been on your mind for a few months or years and you just haven't pulled the trigger, start researching how you can make it happen. It's hard work, time consuming, and will make you crazy at times, but I promise you it's worth it. You will build an entire tribe, discover your strengths, and potentially help change the course of the art world.

Thank you for being a part of our thriving art community.

Warm Regards,

Ekaterina


Here are some exciting things we have been up to this year + where to find us next

Podcast 

Art and Cocktails is a casual conversation style podcast that features interviews with contemporary artists, curators, art professionals and so much more. Once in a while I also share tips and experiences that shaped my career as an artist. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn and more: Art & Cocktails.

More Shops Across the World

We are working hard to make our print issues accessible to readers all over the planet. Send us an email if you have the perfect local bookshop that we should work with!

Retail Locations



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Live Events 

This year we bravely (introverts here)  stepped out from behind the screen and participated in a few in person events including our 2-year party, live podcast recording with I Like Your Work Podcastand introduced the magazine at Great PHL event. E-mail us your ideas for the next meetup!

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See You in Miami!

This year we are back in Miami for Art Week! We are a proud media partner of Art Miami Fairs. Be sure to let us know if you are in town that week + win tickets to Art Miami by sending us an email. 

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Celebrating YOU! Info about our October event at PAFA and podcast interview with Kate Young

On this episode of Art and Cocktails, Kat does a brief introduction to the Create! Magazine two-year anniversary launch party at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on October 4, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 pm generously sponsored by PAFA and Bluecoat Gin. This event is a celebration of our magazine and the art community that makes it possible.

Kate also interviews, Kate Young, Venue Sales Manager at PAFA about the beautiful space. 

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Dear Artist,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the Create! Magazine two-year anniversary launch party at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Hamilton Building) on October 4, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 pm. This event is a celebration of our magazine and the Philadelphia art community that makes it possible. I am honored to have PAFA sponsor the venue and give us the opportunity to meet important members of the art community. 

The launch will include complimentary light refreshments and beverages for our guests. 

You will get an opportunity to meet various organizations in our community, including Conrad Benner from Streets Dept., Center for Emerging Visual Art, Artist and Craftsman Store, Central Tattoo Studio, Paradigm Gallery and more. I am inviting an exclusive group of artists and art organizations that make our publication possible by submitting work, subscribing and supporting the magazine in a multitude of other ways. 

I hope to meet many of you in person, introduce you to other like-minded creatives in our community, and celebrate in the beautiful venue generously sponsored by PAFA. 

Please confirm your attendance. Because this event is free, we welcome any donations to help us cover the food and drinks for those attending. A percentage of the donations will be donated to local art organizations. . 

Looking forward to meeting you at the event and celebrating our thriving Philadelphia arts community in October!

If you are not able to make a donation, please send an e-mail to info@createmagazine.com with (PAFA event in the subject) and confirm your attendance. 

Warm Regards, 

Ekaterina

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Cosmic Beach House by SP Projects

It's summer and SP Projects is heading to the Jersey Shore! Get ready for a magical season of out-of-this-world events and psychedelic art experiences at our Cosmic Beach House at The Outpost.

We are kicking off the season of fun on Friday the 13th with "Stank Rag's Very Fun And Extremely Enjoyable House Party" featuring the artwork of Richie Brown & Christine Mazur! Step through the portal and be transported into the realm of Stank Rag...a world where everything is a little bit (or a lot) wrong but it feels so right. Glitter mixes with grime in muddy rainbows of dreamy nightmares. What just happened? Was I even there? Where is there? Find out on Friday the 13th at the SP Projects Cosmic Beach House at The Outpost.

This immersive art experience will feature photography, a musical performance by DJ Oboy, and an opportunity for visitors to activate their nose chakras to receive a 'Stank Aura'  portrait revealed through a secret technology developed by Steve the Shaman.

Interview with Kate Young: Hosting Inspiring Events at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Tell us about the PAFA venue space. When did this program open up and what types of events do you host?
 
PAFA has been inviting special events in its spaces for decades, but it’s really taken off in the past five years. Businesses and couples are interested in shedding off the traditional banquet hall for something unique. By using spaces that inspire guests right when they walk in allows for hosts to set a mood from the start of their event! About half of our clients are couples getting married, and the other half are non-profit and corporate clients hosting events to honor their employees or their business partners.

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Share a little bit of history behind the building. 
 
There are two buildings adjacent to each other that are available for guests to use. The Historic Landmark Building is the oldest museum in the country and has displayed a collection of American art from 1871. This space is an architectural masterpiece and reflects aspects of the Gothic revival movement in the US as well as Venetian designs, Eastern ornaments, and cast-iron work.
 
The Samuel Hamilton Building was actually built to be a car storage facility and showroom in 1916. The first two floors are now a modern gallery space that are shared by our event guests. Architecturally, the space is grand with expansive ceiling heights and a grand stair case that seems to float in the space. The interior structure of the massive building is supported by a triangular grid of interior concrete columns; once a practical way for cars to pass through the space, and now a wonderful way to allow for wide open gallery and event spaces.
 
Both buildings offer incredible spaces that serve a purpose other than events. In that way, they feel to me like they are more inviting and exciting!

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What are some exciting attributes and bonuses to having an event at PAFA?
 
PAFA events naturally feel like you’re gaining secret access to the museum after hours – because you are! We are one of the only museums in the area that allow you to dine in the galleries rather than an offshoot event space. That makes for an incredible backdrop for your event space!
 
We work to provide a really seamless experience for guests for easy planning– with convenient parking garages or valet, coat checks, dance floors, lighting and A/V packages, and in-house tables and chiavari chairs. We take a lot of the guesswork out of throwing an event by having a team of experienced planners and event hosts!
 

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What role does PAFA play in the Philadelphia arts and culture community?
 
Through our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, PAFA strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience. We’re always striving to be a source of inspiration for the Philadelphia community and grow our offerings to our students and the public. For example, PAFA was just awarded $500,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the institution’s Campus Master Plan. Partnerships with local groups like Mural Arts – who’s office is in our Hamilton Building – allows us to stay involved in the art and culture scene outside of our galleries!

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How can those interested learn more and get in touch?
 
If you’d like to rent one of these incredible spaces, email Venue Sales Manager, Kate Young kyoung@pafa.org. If you’d like to know about other programs, exhibit schedules, or the school, visit our website at www.pafa.org!