Houston Fine Art Fair Returns Bigger and Bolder: Don’t Miss These Booths

September 22, 2013 in In The News

Works by Jonas Mekas on display at the Deborah Colton Gallery booth. Photo by Julie Knutson

Works by Jonas Mekas on display at the Deborah Colton Gallery booth. Photo by Julie Knutson

Source: Culture Map Houston | Sep 21, 2013

After a one-time stint at the Reliant Center in 2012, the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) returns to its original home at the George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend with 80-plus galleries and a full schedule of programming.

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Displays Featuring Works by Some of the World’s Buzziest Artists

September 20, 2013 in In The News

hf13-walkSource: Houston Chronicle | Sep 20, 2013

The Houston Fine Art Fair is back for a third year, bringing 84 galleries from 12 countries and 34 cities to the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Latin contingent is strong again, and the Korean government is sponsoring a 14-gallery, 150-artist pavilion — partly to promote its own fair. View the slide show. Read the rest of this entry →

33 Galleries Showcasing Latin American Art

September 18, 2013 in In The News

primaveraSource: Art Sur | Sep 9, 2013
Largest selection of Latin American art outside of NYC and Miami

The third annual Houston Fine Art Fair is a globally driven event from Sept. 19-22, 2013 at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston is the fourth largest city in America and is well known for diversity in population, which is reflected in its art collecting trends. This year’s edition features a record-breaking 83 galleries, of which nearly half are from outside the US. Read the rest of this entry →

The Largest Fine Art Fair in the Southwest Region

September 18, 2013 in In The News

Sung Sang-Eun, Iris, 2013, Acrylic,resin on canvas, 45.3x45.3inSource: Contemporary Art & Art Fairs | Sep 16, 2013

The third annual Houston Fine Art Fair will once again assemble leading galleries from across the United States, Latin America and Europe Sept 19-22, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Eighty-four galleries representing approximately 12 countries and 34 cities have established the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) as the largest in the Southwest Region. Read the rest of this entry →

Houston Fine Art Exceeds Expectations

October 3, 2012 in In The News, Press Releases/Newsletters

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Houston Art FairHOUSTON FINE ART FAIR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
12,000 Attended ∙ Millions of Dollars Changed Hands

HOUSTON, TX (September 20, 2012) –The second annual Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) exceeded expectations with more than 12,000 people attending Sept. 13-16, 2012 at Reliant Center. Opening Night alone garnered 3,000 visitors and benefitted The Core Program of the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

More than 2,000 works, from 500 respected artists, were offered from 80 galleries representing 12 countries and 34 cities, thus establishing this Fair as the largest in the Southwest Region. World-renowned collectors, curators and art patrons, from the experienced to the novice, culled through the array of paintings, drawings, print editions, installations, sculpture, and photography. Attendees and exhibitors alike buzzed about the new location’s smart layout of open aisles and dramatic 12-foot high walls. Read the rest of this entry →

Houston’s Most Stylish Arty Society Turned Out for Art Fair Opening

September 29, 2012 in In The News

Source: Houston Chronicle | Sep. 16 2012
Houstons High Society at Fine Art FairIt looked like all of Houston’s most stylish, arty society turned out for the opening night of the Houston Fine Art Fair, which benefited the Glassell School of Art.

Executive director Rick Friedman, creative consultant Fran Kaufman and local advisers Melissa Grobmyer and Janet Hobby were beaming as exhibitors, collectors and artists congratulated them on the fair’s smart layout, mix of booth types (for internationally known galleries as well as emerging spaces) and diverse, quality offerings. Read the rest of this entry →

Attendance & interest in Latin American art increases at Houston Fine Art Fair

September 28, 2012 in In The News

Source: culturemap Houston | Sep. 23, 2012

Photo by Julie Knutson. Devorah Sperber, After Picasso, 2006, 5024 spools of thread, aluminum ball chain, clear acrylic spheres and steel stand, courtesy of Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Those who attended the bustling opening night party for the Houston Fine Art Fair won’t be surprised to hear that the second annual art show broke last year’s attendance numbers, starting with a whopping 3,000 on opening night.

In its new digs at the Reliant Center, the HFAF for its duration squeezed in more than 12,000 art aficionados — an increase of roughly 2,000 attendees as compared to the fair’s 2011 debut at the George R. Brown. This year’s move to a slightly larger venue saw higher booth walls and wider interior avenues, easily absorbing the extra guests and improving the overall flow. A recent HFAF press release estimates that sales at Reliant reached well into the millions.

“One of our major efforts in Houston is to try to expand the art market and I think that definitely happened this year at Reliant,” noted fair organizer Rick Friedman. Read the rest of this entry →