In addition to a plethora of original, contemporary art for purchase, our spring fair offered several fabulous features to make your visit even more enjoyable!
Here’s what was on offer at our spring edition, do look out for our fall 2015 programming coming soon!
2015 spring Amazon Art Artist-in-Residence
Piero Manrique was our fabulous spring 2015 Artist-in-Residence! Due to its popularity last fall, Amazon Art came back to sponsor another brilliant artist! Originally from Peru, Piero emigrated to New York City when he was 13. Since he didn’t speak any English when he moved here, our Artist-in-Residence depended on his art to help him communicate with the community and people around him. Art became an integral part of his life and we are happy that he was able to make a career of his talent! Piero created artworks in the Amazon Art Lounge at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Plenty of you came to stop by and engage with the artist during the fair to view Piero’s truly original works with Amazon Art !
Recent graduates exhibition curated by Laurie Carroll
Laurie Carroll, an exhibitor of past Affordable Art Fairs under the gallery Fitzroy Knox, brought us three exciting recent graduates and welcomed you into the fair venue with contemporary artwork to take you from the streets of New York City into the world of art!
Appraisal Afternoons sponsored by Lofty.com
Thanks to our partner, Lofty.com, we hosted Appraisal Afternoons over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday professional appraisers Sarah Shinn Pratt (a longtime participating expert on the Antiques Roadshow!) and Michael Karr discovered treasures amongst your fine art and antiques.
The PHAIDON Lounge
PHAIDON was back and better than ever! Once again, the publishing giant showcased art books individually hand-selected for our loyal fair guests. Located right inside the fair, it was a fantastic place to take a seat and relax while topping off your art purchase with a great art book! PHAIDON representatives were nearby and on hand to answer any questions and assist you during your arty purchase.
Personal Shopping Sessions
This spring we offered an insider’s look at the fair and provided professional art-buying advice! Affordable Art Fair secured some art world experts to assist you in an exclusive one-on-one personal shopping session with our fair guests. Through these sessions, we steered you in the right direction, allowing your confidence to grow in purchasing the perfect piece for your home or office.
Personal shopping experts included:
Fair Director, Cristina Salmastrelli
Interior Designer and Author, Betsy Helmuth
Recent Graduate Curator, Laurie Carroll
On-site Delivery Service
If the work you purchased was too large to carry home, we scheduled a delivery of your artwork directly to your home or office with our Fair’s dedicated shipping company, Hedley’s Inc.
Affordable Art Fair welcomed our first-time Official Framing Partner to provide a key service to our fair visitors. Giving visitors to the fair a chance to fall in love with a work of art and have it framed and shipped with Framebridge.