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Fair PreviewLocal, national & international galleries exhibiting contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000

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SeattleNovember 8 – 11, 2012Seattle Center Exhibition HallThird Avenue N. and Mercer Street

Private Preview PartyThursday, Nov 8, 6pm – 10pmTickets available online: $65 per person or $125 for twoAt the door: $75 per person

ART LOVES SEATTLE Benefit Evening for Friday, Nov 9, 5pm – 9pmTickets available online or at the door: $25 per person or $40 for two100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to support Artist Trust.www.artisttrust.org

Public HoursFriday Nov 9 12pm – 5pmSaturday Nov 10 11am – 8pmSunday Nov 11 11am – 6pm

General Admission: $12Students/Seniors: $10 (at the door with valid ID)Children under 12: Free

Find out more at www.affordableartfair.com/seattle and follow us on Facebook!

Letter fromthe Director

Disclaimer: While the event organizer and publishers of this guide make all efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information published, they cannot accept responsibility for any error, omissions, or claims made in the guide or at the Fair.

Welcome to the first edition of the Affordable Art Fair Seattle. The first Affordable Art Fair launched in 1999 in London with the mission of making the art-buying experience welcoming and fun for all audiences. This successful formula has now taken the brand to all corners of the globe, with seventeen fairs in fourteen cities this year.

As someone who has worked in the arts in the Northwest for close to 20 years, and who has traveled to art fairs all over the world, I’m especially thrilled and honored to launch this program in Seattle. Working with a team of advisors, we have taken great care to create an event uniquely reflective of the Northwest’s culture of innovation and creativity, featuring the incredible talents of our region.

In the first Fair you’ll find original, contemporary works of art from local, national and international galleries exhibiting hundreds of emerging and established artists. In addition, visitors will enjoy guided tours, print demonstrations by well-known artists, and artistic installations. The Fair even offers a Little Collectors Lounge and a cafe to rest and relax. With all programs free with admission, you’ll be sure to have an enjoyable visit.

Falling in love with art and taking it home with you is an exciting process, no matter the price. With a ceiling price of $10,000, half of the works priced under $5,000, and many works under $1,000 there will be plenty of opportunities for new art buyers and seasoned collectors to find art you can’t resist.

So come visit, be curious, ask questions. Most importantly, have fun! Perhaps you’ll fall in love with the perfect piece for your home, and hopefully, it will inspire a lifelong passion for art, collecting and supporting the arts of Seattle. I look forward to seeing you at the Affordable Art Fair!

Warm regards,

Jennifer JacobsDirectorAffordable Art Fair Seattle

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Special Events

Private Preview Party Thursday Nov 8, 6pm–10pm

Join us for the opening night party, an exclusive opportunity to be the first to see the Fair and snap up your favorite piece.

With work from hundreds of local,national and international artists toperuse, you won’t want to miss thischance for a first look! Complimentarydrinks and light bites will be served.

Advance tickets available online: $65 per person or $125 for twoAt the door: $75 per person

ART LOVES SEATTLEBenefit Evening forFriday, Nov 9, 5pm–9pm

Artist Trust provides Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Artist Trust has invested over $9 million in Washington State artists since its founding. www.artisttrust.org

Join us in celebrating this vital institution’s contribution to the art and artists of Washington. Complimentary cocktails will be served courtesy of St-Germain.

Advance tickets online or at the door: $25 per person or $40 for two*

*100% of ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to support Artist Trust’s programs.

Special Events, Programs, and Features

ProgramsAll programs are free with admission

Talks and Tours in partnership withWorking with Seattle-based artists and art-world figures, the Fair will host a daily schedule of informal panel discussions and guided tours that will appeal to everyone from the first-time buyer to the seasoned collector.

Topics will include great down-to-earth tips to understanding the art market, ways to start a collection, exploring specific mediums of photography, printmaking, studio glass and more.

Programming will be offered several times a day onsite, so you can plan a whole art-filled day at the Fair! Stay tuned to affordableartfair.com/seattle for more information.

Printmaking Workshopswith Sidereal Fine Art PressSheila Coppola of Sidereal Fine Art Press will be giving intaglio printing demonstrations daily during the Fair.She will be printing small etched plates by Fay Jones, Robert Jones, Claire Cowie and Jeffry Mitchell, amongothers. Stop by any time and see how original prints are made.

Children’s Activities In partnership with

LittleCollector.com will host a tourdesigned specifically for children during the Fair! On this very special artistic adventure kids will accompany an Arts Educator through the Fair and will learn about how each of the five senses comes alive when looking at art!

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Special ExhibitionTHIS IS WHERE I LIVE, curated by Robert Yoder

Robert Yoder is pleased to present a group show highlighting artists from the Pacific Northwest working outside the gallery system. Within the theme of THIS IS WHERE I LIVE, each artist reveals a unique aesthetic towards the contemporary landscape, often in contradiction to the lush and verdant countryside around us.

Featured InstallationChris BueningIllustration of Events Happening, 2012Courtesy of Prole Drift

Illustration of Events Happening is an extended meditation on the interconnectedness of events in life, distilled from Buening’s personal experiences and transformed into visual metaphors using images abstracted from his memory.

CaféTake a break and enjoy some hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, sweets and more at our on-site café, catered by SAVOR!

Wrapping Station Sponsored by Artech Fine Art Services Fair visitors will be able to have their purchased artwork carefully wrapped and secured by art handling professionals, free of charge!

DeliverySchedule a delivery of your purchases directly to your home or office with Artech Fine Art Services, the Fair’s dedicated shipping company.

Location

Seattle Center Exhibiton Hall is located at 305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109

Parking

A 1,200 car covered parking garage is located directly across Mercer Street from the Exhibition Hall.

Public Transportation

Take the Seattle Center Monorail to the Center from downtown in 2 minutes.Fifteen Metro bus routes also serve the Center from around the city.

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We believe everyone can buy art and so it follows that we also believe anyone can collect art too. It is not the sole preserve of the rich and famous. And starting a collection is a lot easier and a whole lot more accessible than you might think. However, there is a difference between buying art to simply fill your home, and with truly collecting art. Becoming a collector requires investment; it is an investment in yourself: your personality and your time. Building a collection needs patience and instruction, but it is also a fun way to express yourself and support the arts!

Start SmallA good way to start is to start small. As with most commodities in life, the bigger it is, the more expensive it will be. Smaller artworks make for the perfect beginning to any collection. Not only are the price tags more modest, but being able to buy more lets you explore your tastes and experiment with different artists and different artworks. But don’t be tempted to rush a collection. Take time to build an incredible collection, as opposed to simply a large one.

Educate YourselfTo build a collection, it really helps to learn more about the art world. That way you can start to train your eye and come to understand different techniques that will help

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you choose quality pieces. As well as reading some art or art history books, it is also worth doing some online research about contemporary art and artists: their training, their trajectory, their typical price points. Follow local art blogs, and read national magazines like Art News, Art Forum, and ArtLtd.

Find your own tasteAs well as learning about the art world to start a collection, you also need to learn about your own likes and dislikes. Collecting is usually thought of as a more methodical approach to acquiring art. Within a collection, it is expected that there will be a certain amount of cohesion: whether that is defining what resonates with you, or building around a theme such as subject matter, style, artists or medium. But remember, as long as you have a sense of what you can afford and you pick pieces that you connect with, then you can’t go wrong. Art should be an emotional experience, so the biggest mistake you could make is missing out on buying something you love.

Get InvolvedGoing to see as much art as you possibly can is another great way to develop that budding collector’s eye. Visit museums, galleries, attend First Thursday, and any other art happenings you come across. Ask questions and speak up! Pick the brains of gallery owners, museum curators and even the artists themselves. They are there to help and eager to share their expertise. Follow the careers of artists you like. Sign yourself up for artist, gallery, and museum mailing lists to receive invites to special events. Follow blogs, visit studio openings…basically, just get involved!

Daniel Garcia Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (detail), 2011, Mixed media on paper, 23 x 48 in, $1500, Axiom Contemporary

Damien Hirst Thr-Se, 2012, Woodcut spot print, edition of 55, 9 x 9 in, $3,500, Manifold Editions

Susanna Bluhm We Were Made to Cross That Line, 2011, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in, $2,500, Prole Drift

John Waters Wicked Glinda (detail), 2003, Chromogenic color print, 22 x 30 in, $3,000, Seattle Art Resource

Willy Rojas Sunny side up (detail), 2012, Photograph, 13 x 19 in, $tbc, Villa del Arte Galleries

Charlie Burk Color Balance, 2012, Oil on panel, 30 x 30 in, $3,600, Winterowd Fine Art

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ArtStarNew York, NY [email protected] 212 673 7575www.artstar.com

Grant Rohloff2 Guys at the Bay, 1962, Photograph, 20 x 24 in, $400

Axiom ContemporarySanta Monica, CA [email protected] 818 799 1110www.axiomcontemporary.com

James GeorgeopoulosDie Hard Yard, 2012, Gelatin silver print with acrylic and resin on wood, 30 x 30 x 2 in, $5,000

Civilian Art ProjectsWashington, DC [email protected] T 202 607 3804www.civilianartprojects.com

Dan TagueAlmighty Dollar, 2012, Archival inkjet print on rag paper, 39 x 34 in, $4,200

Mark MahoskyUntitled II, 2012, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in, $2,200

AED Fine ArtPortland, OR [email protected] 503 223 7595www.alysiaducklergallery.com

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A preview of what you will see at the Fair – visit our website for the full listing!

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Chloe LambThe Hat and the Dove, 2011, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in, $5,000

Cricket Fine Art London, UK

[email protected] +44 207 352 2733

www.cricketfineart.co.uk

Friesen Abmeyer Fine ArtSeattle, WA USA

[email protected] 206 628 9501

www.friesenabmeyer.com

G. Gibson GallerySeattle, WA USA

[email protected] 206 587 4033

www.ggibsongallery.com

Jeff FontaineA3, 2012, Oil, mixed media on steel, 32 x 32 in, $4,100

Julie BlackmonFire, 2012, Archival pigment print, 22 x 29 in, $3,500

Pablo DentRise (detail), 2012, Sculpture, 30 x 12 x 18 in, $5,000

Galeria El ArupoCumbaya, Quito, Ecuador

[email protected] +593 2 603 6038

www.galeriaelarupo.com

Galleria ArtPortsmouth, Hampshire, [email protected] +44 239 296 0401www.galleriaart.co.uk

Gallery MARPark City, UT [email protected] 435 649 3001www.gallerymar.com

Chung ShekAngelic Moment, 2012, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in, $4,000

Michael KesslerIslands, 2012, Acrylic on panel, 28 x 26 in, $3,100

Claire CowieThe Grate, 2011, Sumi color, watercolor and collage on paper, 20 x 30 in, $3,400

James Harris GallerySeattle, WA [email protected] 206 903 6220www.jamesharrisgallery.com

Daniel OchoaMano in Cuarto, 2012, Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 in, $3,100

Hall Spassov GalleryBellevue, WA [email protected] 425 453 3244www.hallspassov.com

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LEE GalleryBoise, ID [email protected]

T 208 345 1120www.leegalleryboise.com

Linda Hodges GallerySeattle, WA USA

[email protected] 206 624 3034

www.lindahodgesgallery.com

Ginger DaughertyEquality (detail), 2011, Color pencil, 18 x 14 in, $1,550

Gaylen HansenFish, Black Dog Head, Red Ground, 2012, Acrylic on canvas,

19 x 20 in, $4,500

Damien HirstThr-Se, 2012, Woodcut spot print, edition of 55, 9 x 9 in,

$3,500

Manifold EditionsLondon, UK

[email protected] +44 20 7370 7202

www.manifoldeditions.com

Mark White ContemporarySanta Fe, NM USA

[email protected] 505 982 2073

www.markwhitefineart.com

Modernbook GallerySan Francisco, CA [email protected] 415 732 0300www.modernbook.com

Mark WhiteReflective III, 2012, Oil on panel, 30 x 30 in, $4,000

Tom ChambersLucca Luna, 2012, Archival pigment photograph, 30 x 30 in, $2,800

Danielle ProcaccioLive, Love, Laugh, 2012, Collage, oil and resin on canvas, 36 x 36 in, $4,500

Museum WorksNaples, FL [email protected] 970 948 0393www.mwgalleries.com

Ochi GalleryKetchum, ID [email protected] 208 726 8746www.ochigallery.com

Erin Rachel HudakCampfire (Rainbow Green), 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in, $2,100

Patricia Cameron GallerySeattle, WA [email protected] 206 909 9096www.patriciacamerongallery.com

Milan HegerShe Was a Clown, 2011, Charcoal, acrylic, resin and pigment on paper, 30 x 22 in, $2,800

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Tyson GrummOdo the Dodo, 2012, Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 in, $4,000

Patricia Rovzar GallerySeattle, WA USA

[email protected] 206 223 0273

www.rovzargallery.com

PDX Contemporary ArtPortland, OR USA

[email protected] 503 222 0063

www.pdxcontemporary.com

Prole DriftSeattle, WA USA

[email protected] 206 399 5506

www.proledrift.com

Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson PaulsenColor in: To the Lighthouse (detail), 2012, Archival ink jet

print, 8 x 20 in, $800

Susanna BluhmWe Were Made to Cross That Line, 2011, Oil and acrylic on

canvas, 40 x 40 in, $2,500

Alina EydelButterfly Reflection, 2012, Acrylic on canvas with gold leaf &

butterfly wind mosaic, 24 x 32 in, $5,000

Prominent ArtNaples, FL USA

[email protected] 206 755 0805

www.prominentart.com

Quantum ContemporaryLondon, [email protected] +44 790 064 8681www.quantumart.co.uk

Seattle ArtREsourceSeattle, WA [email protected] 206 838 2695www.seattleartresource.com

Atsuko FujiiCranberry and Two Red Bowls, 2012, Oil on canvas, 29 x 26 in, $4,500

John WatersWicked Glinda, 2003, Chromogenic color print, 22 x 30 in, $3,000

Robert YoderSeattle, WA USA

Sidereal Fine Art PressTukwila, WA [email protected] 206 298 9803www.siderealpress.com

James CicatkoSocieties Of Universal Harmony (detail), 2012, Graphite on paper, 56 x 94 in, $8,000

Sheila CoppolaHome (detail), 2010, Soft ground etching with gouche, hand coloring, 11 x 15 in (sheet size), $500

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Pace Yourself. Art fairs may be wonderful places, full to the brim with galleries and great art, but inevitably they can involve a lot of standing and walking. So make sure to pace yourself. Finding that perfect piece of art is not something that should be rushed and exploring the Fair should be an exciting experience, not an exhausting one!

Be Prepared. If you come with a mission like, “this wall has been blank for far too long, I will find the perfect piece of art to fill it today,” then it is best to come prepared. Before you set out, think about the space you are looking to fill: how big is it? How is it lit during the day and in the evening? Is there a slanting ceiling to take into account? That way, you will know when you really have found the perfect artwork.

Grab a Fair Guide. Upon arriving at an Affordable Art Fair, pick up a one of our free fair guides. Flip through to get a sense of the layout and as you wander around, make notes on galleries and pieces you like, including info like the name of the gallery, its booth number, the artist’s name, size, and price. Or if available, simply pick up the gallery’s card.

Speak Up. If you find something you particularly like, ask questions! The best way to find out more about an artist or a specific work is to chat to the gallerist about them. You will find them friendly, knowledgeable, and more than happy to help. Important things to consider might

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help. Important things to consider might be how the artist was trained, their background and their exhibition history.

Also, while affordable is very much our aim, its possible you might find yourself falling for something a bit outside of your budget. If you do tumble head over heels for something, many of our exhibiting galleries are willing to arrange payment in installments, which can help make the purchase a little more manageable.

It isn’t Speed Dating.Once you’ve had a good look around, it can be helpful to take a break and mull over your choices. Have a glass of wine, chitchat with friends and return to your favorite pieces with fresh eyes. You really only get one chance to buy an original artwork, so if you really fall in love with something then our best advice is to just go for it!

Trust your Instincts.While some buy art as an investment, we think what matters most is your own individual response. Buying art is about the connection and reaction you feel to a piece. Trust your own taste and go for pieces you will take pleasure in viewing day in and day out.

Have Fun!Our golden nugget of advice for first timers? Art is FUN! Enjoy yourself and get involved with all that we have to offer: join in one of our tours, meet an artist, chat with someone new, participate in a discussion and just have a great time!

Never been to an art fair before? Well, no worries! We’ve got it covered. Here’s all you need to know before exploring an Affordable Art Fair.

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Marcelo SuaznabarEquilibrista en Bicicleta, 2012, Oil and resin on board,

31 x 23 in, $3,500

Spence GalleryToronto, Ontario, Canada

[email protected] 416 795 2787

www.spencegallery.com

Villa del Arte galleriesBarcelona, Spain

[email protected] 34 93 268 0673

www.villadelarte.com

Eline de JongeShadows Central Park (detail), 2012, Oil and resin on wood,

19 x 48 in, $4,500

Charlie BurkColor Balance, 2012, Oil on panel, 30 x 30 in, $3,600

Winterowd Fine ArtSanta Fe, NM USA

[email protected] 505 992 8878

www.fineartsantafe.com

SMART SHIP GALLERYTokyo, Japan

[email protected] +81 3 5465 1377

www.smart-ship.co.jp

Aoko MitaniLilies, 2012, Japanese painting, 20 x 24 in, $3,750

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AquatintA print produced by the same technique as an etching, except that the areas between the etched lines are covered with a powdered resin that protects the surface from the biting process of the acid bath. The granular appearance that results in the print aims at approximating the effects and gray tonalities of a watercolor drawing.

Artist’s ProofAn Artist’s Proof is one outside the regular edition, but printed at the same time or after the regular edition from the same plates without changes. By custom, the artist retains the A/Ps for his personal use or sale. Typically, 10% of the edition total is designated as A/P, or in the case of a small edition, five graphics are usually so designated.

DiasecDiasec is a patented process used for facemounting prints like photographs on acrylic glass. Because of the different light penetration and refraction of acrylic glass compared to normal glass, the colours are more brilliant and the image sharper than compared to standard glass in a picture frame. A Diasec mount is usually of a high gloss finish. Because the print is glued to the acrylic glass, the result is a completely flat mount of the image.

EtchingThe technique of reproducing a design by coating a metal plate with wax and drawing with a sharp instrument called a stylus through the wax down down to the metal. The plate is put in an acid bath, which eats away the incised lines; it is then heated to dissolve the wax and finally inked and printed on paper. The resulting print is called the etching.

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LithographyIn the graphic arts, a method of printing from a prepared flat stone, metal or plastic plate, invented in the late eighteenth century. A drawing is made on the stone or plate with a greasy crayon or tusche, and then washed with water. When ink is applied it sticks to the greasy drawing but runs off (or is resisted by) the wet surface allowing a print - a lithograph - to be made of the drawing. The artist, or other print maker under the artist’s supervision, then covers the plate with a sheet of paper and runs both through a press under light pressure. For color lithography separate drawings are made for each color.

MonotypeType of print and the process in which a drawing or painting executed on a flat, unworked printing plate or other surface is transferred through pressure to a sheet of paper. As most of the image is transferred in the printing process, only one strong impression can be taken, hence the term monotype (unique, single impression). A monotype is distinct from a monoprint, which is a uniquely inked and printed impression from a traditional print matrix.

MylarA form of polyester resin used to make heat-resistant plastic films and sheets.

PastelChalky coloured powder (pigment), which is modelled into a stick or Crayon for use as a drawing material. The term is also applied to works of art produced in this medium.

ResinMaterial of either natural or synthetic origin, used by artists and conservators for Adhesives, binding media and Varnish.

WoodcutType of relief print and the process by which it is made. The term woodcut is often used loosely for any printmaking technique that employs a wooden block.

A short guide for some of the mediums and methods you might see at the Fair.

EnamelVitreous or glass paste used in a variety of ways to decorate a metal or, more rarely, ceramic surface.

EncausticThe process of using pigments dissolved in hot wax as a medium for painting; mostly used long ago, but there are some contemporary artists who have used encaustic, such as Jasper Johns.

GouacheThe technique of applying opaque watercolor to paper; also a work of art so produced. The usual gouache painting displays a light-reflecting brilliance quite different from the luminosity of transparent watercolors.

IntaglioA design cut into stone or other material or engraved in a metal plate, producing a concave, instead of a convex, effect. It is the reverse of a relief or cameo.

LinocutType of relief print in which linoleum is used as the printing surface. Using gouges and knives, the artist cuts the design into linoleum, a man-made sheet flooring composed primarily of oxidized linseed oil and ground cork.

Bridgette Meinhold Resistance, 2012Encaustic on panel, 15 x 15 in$1,250, Gallery MAR

Victoria Haven mylar/white line, 2010Ink and reflective mylar on paper, 9 x 12 in, $900, PDX Contemporary

Danielle Procaccio Live, Love, Laugh, 2012Collage, oil and resin on canvas, 36 x 36 in$4,500, Museum Works

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Worldwide!Since its founding in 1999, the Fair’s mission has been to demystify the art-buying experience, making it bothwelcoming and fun. Now a global brand, the Fair takes place in 17 cities in 14 countries around the world, and has seen over 1 million art-lovers though its doors.

Upcoming Fairs

SingaporeNovember 15 – 18, 2012

HamburgNovember 15 – 18, 2012

BrusselsFebruary 20-24, 2013

MilanMarch 7 – 10, 2013

London, Battersea March 14 – 17, 2013

Hong KongMarch 15 – 17, 2013

New York CityApril 4 – 7, 2013

Bristol April 26 – 28, 2013

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