We at the Brooklyn Art Project are very excited to announce that we will be participating in the Verge Brooklyn Art Fair taking place 12pm to 10pm, March 3 – 6. While this fair is taking place during the same weekend as many others, it is unprecedented in a way we are very proud of:
It’s the first fair to be taking place in our very own borough of Brooklyn!
Please come down to DUMBO Brooklyn for a visit – admission is free (there is a special VIP program that will get you some very special discounts). We won’t know where our booth will be exactly until next week, however it won’t be hard to find us. Gallery booths will be located on the ground floors of both 81 Front Street and One Main Street.
We will have original BAP member artwork by Carrie Ann Baade, Christopher Conte, our own James Cospito, Molly Crabapple, Steve Ellis, Foon Foono, Caitlin Hackett, Jeremy Hush, Raghava KK and Ryan Ketchum. We’ll also be selling prints by Teetering Bulb, Paul Romano and others.
This inaugural Brooklyn Art Fair will boast artist booths and project spaces. Many of DUMBO’s resident galleries will have their doors open late. Verge has also organized its own exhibition, Tomorrow Stars, with an open call to artists that was juried by a panel of highly esteemed artist professionals. It will come as no surprise to Brooklyn residents that Galapagos Art Space will be hosting the opening night party on the evening of March 3rd.
We’ll most definitely be posting more information here, however details on the events taking place are best found on the fair’s website.
To quote the fair’s website:
Coming Thursday, March 3, Verge Art Brooklyn invites you to experience a paradigm shift in art fairs as we know them, a show that recovers the standard of an art fair as a platform for presenting the best work by living artists. Art Brooklyn throws open the doors for attendees to a whole new universe of artists, music, art, and community. Verge Art Brooklyn is proud to announce a list of exhibitors that includes gallery exhibitors, resident DUMBO galleries and Brooklyn Art Now participants for a combined total of over seventy gallery exhibitors at nine locations, nearly forty participants for “Material Issue: Artist’s Projects Spaces” and fifty artists for “Tomorrow Stars: The Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition.” Chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, “Tomorrow Stars” represents the brightest and best Brooklyn has to offer, as selected by Courtney Wendroff of the Brooklyn Arts Council, artist and former president of the NYC chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers Stephen Mallon, blogger and art critic Steve Kaplan, and Danny Simmons, chairman of the NYC chapter of the National Conference of Artists. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own the work of tomorrow’s stars today!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3 – 5 March, Noon to 10 pm
Sunday, 6 March, Noon to 6 pm
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Thursday, 3 March, 2011, 10:00 pm to 4 am