- Courtesy the artist and Prole Drift
- Anna Fidler, Stevie. Fidler's showing now at Prole Drift, one of the Seattle galleries that'll be at Affordable Art Fair this weekend. The rest of her show, called Cherry Bomb, can be seen here.
You should definitely check it out. Ever been to an art fair before? Here's a taste of the madness that transpires in Miami.
This is the first art fair in Seattle since the late '90s, when a locally run outfit ran a fair for six years—it arguably gave great exposure to local artists, drawing dealers from far and wide, including New York powerhouse Gagosian (imagine them setting up a booth in Seattle today).
This new fair is called (unfortunately) the Affordable Art Fair, it includes around 50 galleries featuring the most prominent Seattle players—with notable boycotters—and the rule is that none of the art can cost more than $10,000, and the majority has to be priced between $100 and $5,000.
Why are some dealers sitting it out? How come nobody likes the name? Who's going to be there and what's it all about? WHAT CAN YOU BUY?
Read the whole story, then go. The fair opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday; admission is $12. Early word is that the setup is attractive, with spacious booths showcasing the art well.