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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair New York Fall 2017

Painting at the Affordable Art Fair NYC Fall 2016


The Art Therapy Project

Want to learn more about art therapy techniques through an interactive artist-led workshop? Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Official Non-Profit Partner, The Art Therapy Project, invites fair visitors to sign-up for art lessons that explore processes including paint blowing, mixing paints, collage, layering and more.

The workshops will be led by contemporary artists on behalf of Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Fall 2017 exhibitors including:

- Marcelo Daldoce, Sugarlift, Booth 1.14
- Michelle Gagliano, Elisa Contemporary Art, Booth 1.17
- Alex Kuhn
- Tanner Lawley, THE LAWLEY ART GROUP, Booth 1.27
- Jennifer Vranes, THE LAWLEY ART GROUP, Booth 1.27

All lessons will be onsite with The Art Therapy Project, Booth 1.49. Visitors may sign-up for a lesson onsite or at least one day in advance by emailing [email protected]. A $25 donation is required to confirm the lesson and all donations fund The Art Therapy Project’s programs for trauma survivors.


The Recent Graduate Exhibition is a dedicated platform that supports emerging artists and curators within the contemporary art community. Affordable Art Fair NYC will present two artists for the fall edition including New York-based sculptor Devra Freelander and installation artist Natalie Baxter, with their exhibition curated by Regina Parkinson.

Fired Up, Melted Down 
Recent Graduate Exhibition Curated by Regina Parkinson 
Featuring the work of Natalie Baxter and Devra Freelander

Fired Up, Melted Down is an exhibition examining the current temperament of American politics, specifically addressing the issues of gun violence and climate change. Devra Freelander and Natalie Baxter are both emerging female artists based in Brooklyn. Although they address vastly different subjects matters, they both use non-traditional sculptural methods and create work that functions as an access point to important topics in our world today.


Affordable Art Fair NYC’s Limited Edition Print, a print series in collaboration with a commissioned artist made exclusively for the fall edition, will feature a collection of 10 limited edition artworks by New York-based artist Cary Hulbert.

The artwork, showcasing Hulbert’s signature technique, Photogravure, a technical process for transferring an image onto copper, either hand drawn or photographic, will be on display and available for purchase.


Looking to buy that perfect painting to fill empty space in your dining room, but feeling a little intimidated by all that Affordable Art Fair NYC had to offer? Don’t worry! We offer an insider’s look by providing professional art-buying advice! Let Fair Director and art expert Cristina Salmastrelli assist you in an exclusive and complimentary Personal Shopping session!

In these intimate one-on-one sessions, she will take you to several, carefully selected booths, steering you in the right direction and allowing your confidence to grow in purchasing the perfect piece for your home or office.

If you are interested in a complimentary, Personal Shopping session at the fall Affordable Art Fair NYC, email us at [email protected].

Please be aware appointments are limited.


Affordable Art Fair NYC is determined to make art accessible to everyone. This fall, the fair is providing New Yorkers with their very own canvas to get #ArtHappy, creative activities, educational panel discussions, and thematic tours so you can make the most of your visit!

Reeves‘Show Your Colors’ an Interactive Mural by artist Kristin Texeira & Reeves
Wednesday, September 13 – Sunday, September 17, during all fair hours

‘Show Your Colors’ is an Interactive Mural by Reeves and artist Kristin Texeira, represented by Uprise Art. Kristin Texeira work fashions abstractions of her interactions with both persons and places. Her work takes the form of what she calls “memory maps,” which attempt to remedy nostalgia and serve as vessels for viewers to relive certain moments again and again.

‘Show Your Colors’ presents a memory map based on Kristin’s experience coloring paint by numbers at her grandparents' house as a kid – a work inspired by Reeves. Reeves is a brand that champions creativity. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of creative tools, Reeves seeks to guide, inspire and unleash creativity. Kristin will start the mural, but it’s up to you, the fair’s visitors, to complete it! Engage with Reeves’ products while taking part in this interactive project located in the Programming Lounge on the Pink Level.


Creative Kids Mornings presented by Snazaroo
Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17, 11am - 1pm

Each edition, Affordable Art Fair NYC dedicates a series of workshops to the artists of tomorrow: New York’s incredibly creative children. To bring the kids’ programming to life this year, we’ve partnered with a proponent of color, inspiration, and above all, fun – Snazaroo.

Face Paint is perfect for any occasion! Join us and spark your child's imagination by creating anything you or your little one can dream up. Want to prepare for the fun? Visit for more face painting inspiration & ideas. Face painting is fun & easy with Snazaroo™.

*Admission to the fair is free for children 12 and under


Christie's Education New York

Affordable Art Fair NYC is dedicated to providing visitors with fresh ways to explore the fair through innovative tours in addition to offering education talks that explore themes and issues within the contemporary art market.

This fall, we are excited to welcome a returning partner, Christie's Education, who will be hosting select tours and an exciting panel discussion, all of which are complimentary so mark your calendars now!

The Art Market and Technology in the Digital Age
Thursday September 14, 5pm - 6pm

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in our day-to-day, the art market has also seen changes with digital integration. Join our Best Booth Awards Jurors, Silvia Benedetti, Pamela Jean Tinnen, and Ayesha Williams in a discussion moderated by Dayna Evans as they share their perspectives and explore the effects of technology on the contemporary art landscape.

NOW TRENDING: The Value of Art and Emerging Talent
Friday September 15, 5pm - 6pm

“Emerging artist” has become a buzzword in today’s contemporary art market, but what does this label really mean from an artist’s perspective? We’re sitting down with Regina Parkinson, Devra Freelander and Cary Hulbert to discuss what it means to stake your claim as an emerging artist in NYC and the value behind new talent.

Animals and Flora in Contemporary Art | Group Tour led by Christie's Education
Saturday September 16, starts at 2pm

From traditional still lives to pastoral landscapes, the use of animals and flowers have been depicted widely throughout art history. Learn about the evolution of these subjects, from early paintings to their contemporary representations, in works on view at Affordable Art Fair NYC.

Caring for Your Collection: Tips on Preservation | Panel Discussion led by Christie's Education
Saturday September 16, starts at 6pm

You’ve found the perfect artwork to add to your collection, but are you taking care of it after it’s hung? Join Christie's Education for a discussion as their conservation experts dive into the topic of art preservation and share tips to help you care for your favorite artwork.
Presented by Christie’s Education.

Repetition: Forms and Mark-Making | Group Tour led by Christie's Education
Sunday September 17, starts at 2pm

Knowledge of the artistic process of an artwork can be invaluable to understanding its meaning. Join this tour and learn about the various use of repetition, including lines, forms and textures, presented by the artists’ works at Affordable Art Fair NYC.
Presented by Christie’s Education.

*Tour meeting point is by the box office. Tours will approximately last 30 - 45 minutes.
**Panel will take place on the Pink Level, adjacent to the cafe. Panel will last approximately 45 - 60 minutes.

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