SF Premier Fine Art Fairs 2011

It was art fair weekend in the bay area, so it was hard to choose from all the great events. But getting press passes to two major ones made it really easy to choose. I love the rock star treatment!

So I went to ArtPad, the fair where the most up and coming international contemporary art galleries exhibit. The coordinators of the fair rented the entire rock-famed Phoenix Hotel, so each gallery had their own room for exhibition. There was also a synchronized swimming performance at the pool, folk rock bands; and the Phoenix's rock star restaurant decorated with vintage mod touches and walls of vintage records was a great little retreat from the art party, serving a nice selection of light dishes and delicious cocktails.

artMRKT was the other art fair, this one is renown for being bay area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, but it caters to a not-so-edgy higher end art lover/collector. It showcases historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, creating an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art from around the globe. That one was being held at the Concourse Exhibition Center.

Attending these fairs give me the chance to stay up to date with the art world and catch-up with what some of the best metropolitan galleries are up to. I love it. Here are some shots of some of my favorite pieces for some of my design clients that trust my taste and for whom I spot treasures, and for all of you that stumble upon my blog. If you see something you like and would like more info, contact me, I'll give you the scoop.

Saw a lot of embroidered, sewn or thread on "something" pieces: stained canvas, book, textile... which is really exciting since I still dig that emerging style from craft, and I sew, so it's always great inspiration.

Still seeing a lot of pieces made with recycled books and magazines too...

Art & Technology

Dress Tents: Nomadic Wearable Architecture

(i'll keep adding pics as I find the time)
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