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AWAD galleries to participate in the Affordable Art Fair NYC March 30th – April 2nd

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A sure sign of Spring in Manhattan is the Affordable Art Fair  NYC  in Chelsea. This year’s edition includes  70 local, national, and international galleries offering an array of original artwork at many price points. There are also tours for adults and art workshops for children and families. This year we are delighted to see artists from seven member galleries represented. For more information on participating galleries please click on the individual galleries –

 The Linda Blackstone Gallery

Alicia David Contemporary Art

Caiger & Liberty

Arteria Gallery


Elisa Contemporary Art

TAG Fine Arts


AAF NYC takes place at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City
Public Fair Days:
Thursday, March 30 11am – 6pm, AAF After Dark 6pm – 9pm
Friday, March 31 11am – 8pm
Saturday, April 1 11am – 8pm
Sunday, April 2 11am – 5pm

Art courtesy of Decorazon Gallery – Erin Cone Blush 2 Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12″ / 30 x 30 cm

Sara Nightingale Gallery and C Fine Art at ArtHamptons June 23rd – 26th

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

the burden (Blue Cross #1), 2016, Steve Kinder, courtesy of Sara Nightingale Gallery

The Association of Women Art Dealers is pleased to share that C Fine Art  and the Sara Nightingale Gallery are participating in ArtHamptons. Held annually, the fair presents 70+ dealers featuring works of art on a private Lumber Lanes Reserve estate grounds in Bridgehampton – one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Hamptons.

The Sara Nightingale Gallery is presenting Steven Kinder’s solo installation, “the burden”, organized by curator Katherine Gass, at booth #205

C FINE ART will be showing at BOOTH 207

AWAD’s Founder and CEO Susan Mumford is giving a collectors’ tour of AAF NYC on Saturday 12th September

Friday, September 4th, 2015

As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Affordable Art Fair, AWAD’s Founder and CEO Susan Mumford is leading a special collectors’ tour of AAF NYC on Saturday 12th September at 10am. The tour is entitled ‘Out of the Ordinary: A tour of art created with unusual & unexpected materials‘ and tickets can be purchased via this link:

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.

AWAD’s CEO Susan Mumford talks about Art Collecting on the ArteCase Blog

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Last week AWAD’s CEO Susan Mumford was interviewed by Elizabeth Chase, one of the Founders of Artecase, a specialist in sourcing collectable design. In this interview, Susan shared a series of art collecting tips for emerging and established collectors. Susan also talked about her current crowdfunding campaign to publish a book with the top Sunday Reading blogs that, for several years now, have provided arts professionals, from gallerists and curators to practising artists, with a wealth of advice and insider tips. Click here to read the full interview.

About the Sunday Reading blog crowdfunding campaign

“Like the rest of Be Smart About Art’s work, Susan Mumford’s weekly blog takes a fresh, down-to-earth approach to the business of art. Always a great read, it answers the vital questions that you didn’t even know you wanted to ask.”

Ivan Macquisten, former Editor, Antiques Trade Gazette

To watch the 2-minute video and discover full details of this campaign as well as to pre-order a copy of the printed publication, click here:


Highlights from ParisPhoto LA by Peppa Martin, truth and beauty gallery, Vancouver

Monday, May 4th, 2015
We are grateful to Peppa Martin, owner of the truth and beauty gallery in Vancouver, Canada, for writing about ParisPhoto LA 2015 ‘live’ from the fair. Follow Peppa on Twitter & Periscope for more information

The venerable ParisPhoto international art fair held annually in November, migrated west to Los Angeles three years ago, adding this new spring event to the art world calendar and attracting a new crop of exhibiting galleries with greater proximity to the west coast.

Long a cultural hub for contemporary art, Los Angeles is a good fit for gathering the global photography community, affording better geographic access to the fair’s North American outpost for enthusiastic collectors from South America and the Pacific rim.

Landing (partially) in the cavernous sound stages of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, this version of ParisPhoto bears little aesthetic resemblance to it’s glorious sister fair in the elegant Beaux-Arts Grand Palais on Avenue Winston Churchill. Any modernist west coast references are haplessly lost along the faux cobblestone ‘streets’ of an ersatz New York backlot— a tired and dusty old film set wherein a young Brando would have stumbled out a doorway. Venue aside, much of the work was good.

Highlights from ParisPhoto LA

Many of the well established artists comfortably ensconced at the Paris show were noticeably absent, however in their place were pieces from less self-conscious talent, newer to the scene.
Among the notable was the Unglee solo show at Christophe Gaillard with composite panels of Polaroid prints of tulips, contrasted with enlarged newspaper obituaries describing various invented lives and deaths of the artist himself.
Winnipegger Diana Thorneycroft’s diorama’s involving dolls against backdrops appropriated from iconic paintings, at once darkly humourous and foreboding, were a feat of both construction and photographic execution.

Lui Bolin, from Beijing, at NYCs Klein Sun Gallery attracted a conversational crowd to his protest images, as did the intensely sublime collodion prints of constructed narratives by Alex Timmermans at Voila Gallery [image below courtesy of Peppa Martin on Instagram].

No fair is complete without its selection of booksellers, and here were nine — including biggies Aperture, DAP and Mack with their respective stellar lineup of authors signing monographs.  Alec Soth, Julie Blackmon, Danny Singer, and art darling Mona Kuhn were among Saturday’s roster of artists greeting while autographing.

Younger, smaller and more restless than its continental counterpart, this year’s iteration of ParisPhoto LA was memorable for its youthful bravado and impartial variety.

Make-believe Gotham notwithstanding, the California vibe was as much on display as the art and bleached blondes.

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Curious about the fair?
Watch the short videos Peppa Martin live-streamed via Periscope to twitter: @4truthandbeauty

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