Sunday, March 10, 2013
ECHO Art Fair in Buffalo call for submissions
I recently had the opportunity to meet the founder of a new art fair in Buffalo, New York, Frits Abell. He's doing grand work and reported to me that in only his 2nd year had attendance of 10,000! Wow. There's now a call for submissions for the next edition. Check it out nad be in touch with them if you think your work might be a good fit.
SUBMISSION PERIOD OPENS FOR ECHO ART FAIR 2013
exhibitors for juried art fair and site-specific installations are invited to apply
Buffalo, NY — echo Art Fair, www.echoartfair.com, a juried fine art fair held in Buffalo, NY, announces the opening of its submission period for artists and galleries to exhibit at the third annual fair. The fair will take place September 7th and 8th, 2013 at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s Central Library (BECPL), in downtown Buffalo, NY.
The submission period opens Monday, March 4th and continues until Friday, May 17th, 2013 (midnight EST). Guidelines are available on www.echoartfair.com (Submission Info).
echo Art Fair is open to local, regional and international fine artists who work in all disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, print, works on paper, video and mixed-media. Individual artists and galleries are welcome to apply. In its first year, echo’s single-day exposition drew more than 3,000 visitors; last year’s two-day event drew more than 10,000 visitors to the 17,000 square foot exposition space, and echo organizers aim to continue the momentum by increasing this year’s exposition space to 25,000 square feet.
echo founder E. Frits Abell said of the location “The choice of the Library as a venue is ideal: it is larger than our previous venues, will be a raw , open space, it is well-ventilated and well lit--with floor-to-ceiling windows, and it is ideally situated in downtown Buffalo. Exhibitors will be very pleased with the space.”
Jurors selecting this year’s exhibitors are: Tony Bannon, Executive Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo; Jax Deluca, Executive Director, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo; Doug Dreishpoon, Chief Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Roberta Joseph, collector, Buffalo; Jonathan D. Katz, independent curator and Associate Professor of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo: and Maria Via, Director of Exhibitions, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester.
Concurrent with the call for exhibitors is an invitation for site-specific installation projects, which complement, but operate outside of, the juried art fair. The site-specific proposals will be coordinated in collaboration with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. A team assembled by John Massier, Hallwalls Visual Arts Curator, will review the proposals and select participants.
echo Art Fair invites site- and event-specific temporary displays that respond to, or engage with, public areas within and directly surrounding the Central Library. Artists of all media are welcome, including visual media and design works, temporary installations, temporary architectural interventions, time-based media, musical presentations, dance, movement art, theatre, and sound performance.
Abell said “The Library’s large entry-plaza, beautiful sight lines, and iconic mid-century architecture offer a wealth of potential for site-specific installations, particularly those that engage design or architecture themes.”
The submission period for both the juried art fair and the site-specific installations runs concurrently and will begin on Monday, March 4th and continue until Friday, May 17th, 2013 (midnight EST). Guidelines are available on www.echoartfair.com.