Talks & tours

At the Affordable Art Fair, the best way to engage and learn is to join one of our free and informal talks. With a full schedule of events, you can educate yourself on everything from beginning and maintaining a collection to learning exclusive insider information on the contemporary art market at no extra cost.

Fall 2015 Programming

Panel Discussion: The History of Appropriation in the Art World
Thursday, September 10 | 5:00pm
We joined Kristina Nazarevskaia, co-founder of galleryIntell, as she led a panel of art industry experts through the discussion of the history of art appropriation and the debate currently surrounding this topic. There are many artists over the last 100 years who relied heavily on art appropriation as their principal visual tools. Now, there is a mass availability of new tools (Instagram, FB, Pinterest, etc) that have changed the game. We discovered whether this has also changed the definition of what is appropriated art.

Panel Participants:
Kristina Nazarevskaia, galleryIntell (co-founder)
Cait Munro, artnet (writer and reporter)
Lizzie Gill, artist (mixed media specialist)
Michael McCullough, Pearlstein & McCullough LLP (founding partner)

Panel Discussion: The Importance of Art Education
Presented by 
Friday, September 11 | 6:30pm
Is your favorite educator still your 1st grade art teacher or did you miss out on the opportunity to fine-tune your creative spirit as a child? Over the last decade, policy makers and school administrators have readily wielded the axe on the arts budget to make room for more tutoring and testing. The arts are seen largely as a fringe subject in school with no real significance for youth. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Adarsh Alphons, founder of ProjectArt, is determined to alter the education system and fill children’s scholastic program with art classes, workshops and creative-focused projects. We joined Adarsh & a selection of cutting-edge art world insiders who comprise ProjectArt’s Junior Board to explore the role and value of universal access to arts education for children & youth in today’s world.

Panel Participants:
Alexa Mendez, Christie’s (commercial art expertise)
Daniela Groza, Be Kind for Real (contemporary artist perspective)
Marcos Salazar, Be Social Change (social impact & entrepreneurship)
Alexander Rea, Framestore (tech & media expertise)
Adarsh Alphons, ProjectArt (moderator)

Out of the Ordinary: A tour of art created with unusual & unexpected materials
Presented by Susan Mumford
Saturday, September 12 | 10am
We gave visitors the opportunity to come and see the fair before its even open as Susan Mumford showed us works of art that you would have never thought to be masterpieces from their materials.  This was rare chance to see the fair, before anyone was there!

Susan Mumford’s personal mission is to empower and  inform individuals who run and manage creative enterprises, profitably marrying creative & professional practice with integrity. Based in London and spending increasing time in New York City, she’s the founder of two organizations that provide support to art world professionals: the Association of Women Art Dealers
(AWAD) and Be Smart About Art.

How to Design a Space with your Art in Mind
Presented by Framebridge & Homepolish
Saturday, September 12 | 4:30pm
For those looking for a signature piece or searching for the perfect addition to a gallery wall? Affordable Art Fair’s Official Framing Provider, Framebridge, and top interior design start-up, Homepolish, teamed up to provide expert advice, industry secrets and memorable tips to maximize your space resourcing a flattering frame, ideal spacing, complimentary design and a beautiful, original work of art.


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Meet Internationally Acclaimed Artist Shantell Martin
Sunday, September 13 | 2:30pm
Visitors stopped by The Shantell Martin Experience to learn about the creative process of internationally acclaimed visual artist Shantell Martin. Visitor had a chance to ask her anything and everything about her signature style, inspiration behind her space transformation, and dreamlike meditation of lines and characters.

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Want to Eat Some Art? Join Us to Sample!
Sunday, September 13 | 3:30pm
Lifestyle expert and founder of Eat Make Celebrate, Yasmina Jacobs, took our fall fair to a new level with desserts inspired by art. We joined Yasmina to turn art into an edible experience, that was simply delicious!