Here Are All the Exhibitors Participating in the Philadelphia Fine Art Fair’s Inaugural Edition

The fair welcomes 34 galleries from 21 cities for its debut outing in April.

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Fine Art Fair.

The Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, the first national art fair to come to the city of Brotherly Love, has announced the exhibitors slated for its inaugural edition, April 4-7, at the City Troop Armory.

Thirty-four galleries will participate in the fair, a small but impressive group that hails from 19 US cities and four countries. Nine are from Philadelphia, a local emphasis that was a priority for the event’s producers who want to establish the city as an international art-market destination.

“We wanted it to be a boutique show, to provide a manageable and comprehensive viewing experience to our guests,” says Rick Friedman, executive director of ShowHamptons, the event production company that announced the new venture in October. “By limiting the number of total dealers, each one will get more time and mindshare with fairgoers which will in turn result in more commerce and serious discussions.”

Wifredo Lam, Encuentro Crepuscular Rendezvous at Twilight (1962). Courtesy of Cernuda Arte.

That doesn’t mean the fair couldn’t “grow significantly” next year, Friedman says, but he wants to first “make sure the current dealers sell well and get value.” The fair estimates that around 5,000 people will attend.

“We see this as a wonderful celebration of contemporary art in Philly,” Friedman says. “Local dealers have been enthusiastic and thankful that we’re shining the national spotlight on their town. Many see it as an opportune event to rally around the many local artists, curators, top-tier donors, philanthropists, and the huge untapped market of art enthusiasts.”

“By uniting all these groups, we are demonstrating that Philadelphia, with its rich history in the creation, exploration, and patronage of visual art, is an important contemporary art market that has been overlooked,” he says.

Willem de Kooning, Untitled (1978). Courtesy of Dean Borghi Fine Art.

See the full list of participating galleries below.

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA

Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL

Corridor Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

David Rothermel Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM

Dean Borghi Fine Art, New York, NY

Fremin Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Fledermaus, Chicago, IL

Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

Gilles Clement Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

Haviland Reed, Southampton, NY

Janet Lehr Fine Arts, East Hampton, NY

JSF Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

Louis K Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Merritt Gallery, Haverford, PA

MM Fine Art, Southampton, NY

Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, NY

Rockelmann & Partner, Berlin, Germany

Rojas Ford Fine Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY

Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Steidel Contemporary, Lake Worth, FL

Sudden Contemporary, by Aureus, Fort Collins, CO

The Hunt Gallery, Sandwich, UK

Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Trident Gallery, Gloucester, MA

Walker Fine Art, LTD, New York, NY

The Philadelphia Fine Art Fair will be on view April 4–7, 2019 at the City Troop Armory. Tickets are available here.


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