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Dallas Art Fair works to be part of DMA's permanent collection

Dallas Art Fair works to be part of DMA's permanent collection - April 15, 2018

The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired several works from the Dallas Art Fair.

For the third year in a row, the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program has selected works from artists exhibiting at the Fair for the museum's permanent collection. The grant, made possible with funding from the foundation as well as private donors, has tripled in size since 2016, from $50,000 to $150,000.Read More

What Sold at Dallas Art Fair

What Sold at Dallas Art Fair - April 15, 2018

Is everything bigger in Texas?

With 92 exhibitors per year and only a decade-long history, the Dallas Art Fair isn’t the grandest stop on the international art market circuit. But its 10th annual edition, which ends Sunday, showed how an increasingly prominent network of public institutions and private collections have turned the fair into a Texas institution, and an important fair for the country.Read More

Artists Reimagine The American Flag at The Dallas Art Fair

Artists Reimagine The American Flag at The Dallas Art Fair - April 14, 2018

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and that also includes pride for the United States of America. For a handful or so of the 100 art dealers that exhibited at the 10th edition of the Dallas Art Fair, which runs through April 15th at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the American flag also served as a works of art that carried a form of social commentary on the state of the Trump’s America.Read More

The Collector Who Helped Build Dallas's Texas-Sized Art Scene

The Collector Who Helped Build Dallas's Texas-Sized Art Scene - April 13, 2018

A white wall interrupts the line of stately oversized McMansions on Preston Road in Dallas, behind which lies a home that looks like it was airdropped in from outer space: a box-like, ultramodern Richard Meier-designed home that belongs to Howard Rachofsky and his wife, Cindy, the collectors who have helped more than most to elevate this oil and gas kingdom to a hotbed of contemporary art.Read More

'Bring the Mountain to Muhammad': Dallas Makes a Compelling Case For the Enduring Value of the Regional Art Fair

'Bring the Mountain to Muhammad': Dallas Makes a Compelling Case For the Enduring Value of the Regional Art Fair - April 13, 2018

A decade on, the Dallas Art Fair is holding its own and looking toward an even bigger future. Read More

As Dallas Art Fair Turns 10, the scene is bigger — and brasher — than ever. But can it last?

As Dallas Art Fair Turns 10, the scene is bigger — and brasher — than ever. But can it last? - April 8, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair began inauspiciously. As co-founder Chris Byrne once said, it unfurled its sails in 2009, "three months after the world ended," referring to the Great Recession, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Ten years later, the fair is on a roll, having inspired Dallas Arts Week and now Dallas Arts Month.Read More

tête-à-tête

tête-à-tête - February 1, 2018

Dallas-born Isaac Lyles and Olivia Smith discuss starting up their Manhattan galleries and exhibiting at Dallas Art Fair. Read More

Sarah Jaffe Will Collaborate With Artist Jen Ray at Dallas Art Fair

Sarah Jaffe Will Collaborate With Artist Jen Ray at Dallas Art Fair - January 31, 2018

A work called Eyes as Bright as Diamonds commissioned by the classical music festival from Berlin/New York artist Jen Ray winds down the radial staircase of the Meyerson for the first time on April 11, during the Dallas Art Fair. It centers a woman who sings. That singer will be pop artist Sarah Jaffe, who got her start in Denton and Dallas and was just a presenter honoring Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of the B-52s at the 2018 She Rocks Awards.Read More

Hot Talk: Two Power Women Take Center Stage in an Off Road Art Conversation

Hot Talk: Two Power Women Take Center Stage in an Off Road Art Conversation - April 21, 2017

We count on Texas-founded Glasstire, one of America’s leading online sources for art world insiders — and those who want to be insiders — for hot type and incisive dialogue. Beginning in 2015, Glasstire morphed its annual fundraiser from an art auction format into something more lasting and impactful.Read More

Record-Breaking Fair Grips Dallas: $425,000 Piece of Pie Just the Tip of a Wild and Wacky Arts Month

Record-Breaking Fair Grips Dallas: $425,000 Piece of Pie Just the Tip of a Wild and Wacky Arts Month - April 19, 2017

The dust has settled and the figures are in, and Texas’ Super Bowl of Art, the Dallas Art Fair, has successfully wrapped year nine. Record attendance — 14,500 art aficionados including some of Artnews Top 200 Collectors in the World, a bounty of sales, a few gallery titans, impressive international dealers, and hometown exhibitors that did Dallas proud — all made the weekend and its buildup as exciting as the Big Game for the art set.Read More

Crocheted Cowboys, Nature Nudes, and Elmo Wind Chimes: 9 Highlights from the Dallas Art Fair

Crocheted Cowboys, Nature Nudes, and Elmo Wind Chimes: 9 Highlights from the Dallas Art Fair - April 16, 2017

Everything's bigger there—or whatever—but the relatively intimate Texas art fair offered unparalleled access to local artists and global emerging creators.

Having spent a lot of time in mid-size American cities as of late, I posit the question: is there a corner of our United States where artists aren't fostering vibrant...Read More

A Legendary Brooklyn Artist's First Show in Texas is a House Party Without Parents

A Legendary Brooklyn Artist's First Show in Texas is a House Party Without Parents - April 17, 2018

During Dallas Art Week, Nicole Eisenman teamed up with One Night Only to present an installation in a refurbished shotgun house. Read More

10th annual Dallas Art Fair puts creativity on full display

10th annual Dallas Art Fair puts creativity on full display - April 17, 2018

The 10th annual Dallas Art Fair kicked off with a preview benefit on April 12 in downtown Dallas at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue. The Art Fair ran through Sunday, April 15.Read More

Celebrating the Launch of Whitewaller Dallas 2018 with ISAIA

Celebrating the Launch of Whitewaller Dallas 2018 with ISAIA - April 16, 2018

The 2018 edition of Whitewaller Dallas launched last week for the Dallas Art Fair (April 13-15). To celebrate the debut of the issue, featuring all you need to know in and around Dallas during the fair, Whitewall hosted a cocktail and dinner at Grange Hall in partnership with menswear brand ISAIA Napoli.Read More

The LES Gallery Scene Has a Big Old Crush on Dallas

The LES Gallery Scene Has a Big Old Crush on Dallas - April 16, 2018

At this year's Dallas Art Fair, gallerists talked about the community, tequila, and how Texas collectors think differently. Read More

How Was This Year's Vignette Art Fair?

How Was This Year's Vignette Art Fair? - April 16, 2018

In its second year, the Vignette Art Fair in Dallas, an alternative art fair held during the Dallas Art Fair week at the Women’s Museum in Fair Park, showcased more than 70 female and female-identifying artists and social practitioners from around the state over the past weekend. The Women’s Museum is an apt choice for this exhibition in name, yet the building poses challenges. The vast architecture of the Deco building means that, for an art fair this untested and emergent, it’s a difficult space to fill. The dismantled remnants of its former use as a historical museum compete both physically and conceptually with whatever work is on display. It’s also challenging for curators and installers, since works cannot be nailed or screwed into the walls.Read More

The Hold Steady: A Recap of the 2018 Dallas Art Fair

The Hold Steady: A Recap of the 2018 Dallas Art Fair - April 16, 2018

The fair entrance on late Sunday afternoon.

Over the last few days I thought my coverage of the Dallas Art Fairwould include an extended op-ed about how sorry I feel for art dealers at art fairs. And I do feel for them, when the fair crowd thins out and the dealers are standing and sitting in their exhibitor booths for hours — for days — having brought with them the work they hope will appeal to a certain market. Gallerists generally don’t bother showing artists they don’t believe in. It’s not worth it. The sales pitch is much smoother if you genuinely like what you’re selling. And dealers have very specific sensibilities. So there’s this awful sense at some art fairs of the lonely dealer standing sentinel over artworks they personally like very much, but they can’t get people to engage with. It’s so depressing to me that it seems like one of the most obviously depressing things about fairs. Art dealers are, at heart, genuine art enthusiasts — they just happen to also sport the sales gene. So to me, an art fair is almost like seeing some of the world’s smartest, most risk-taking curators having to, as exhibitors, kowtow endlessly to lazy crowds made up of people who can’t be bothered to actually go into a gallery or strike up a meaningful relationship with a dealer. But then, we can bellyache about art fairs all day.Read More

The Week in African American Art: Zoé Whitley Named Curator of British Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennial & More

The Week in African American Art: Zoé Whitley Named Curator of British Pavilion at 2019 Venice Biennial & More - April 15, 2018

The following review of the past week presents a snapshot of the latest news in African American art and related culture.Read More

Highlights from Dallas Art Fair 2018

Highlights from Dallas Art Fair 2018 - April 14, 2018

Returning to the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas for its prodigious 10th edition, the Dallas Art Fair offers an impressive selection of contemporary art in a variety of media from nearly 100 exhibitors representing close to 30 different cities.Read More

A First Timer's Guide to the Dallas Art Fair

A First Timer's Guide to the Dallas Art Fair - April 14, 2018

The most beautiful weekend of the year has officially begun: The Dallas Art Fair is in full swing after kicking off with a packed Preview Gala on Thursday night. The 10th edition of the growing art fair has drawn nearly 100 galleries from across the globe to Downtown Dallas’ Fashion Industry Gallery, and posh crowds have been quick to follow.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Fever Reaches Overdrive - Your Cheat Sheet to the Big Arty Weekend

Dallas Art Fair Fever Reaches Overdrive - Your Cheat Sheet to the Big Arty Weekend - April 13, 2018

Calling all artists, art enthusiasts, lovers of art and museum goers. The Dallas Art Fair is here — it’s the biggest art weekend of the year. For those that favor modern art, this year’s selections from galleries around the world are sure to indulge your sweet tooth for contemporary works.
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Here's What the DMA Bought from the 2018 Dallas Art Fair

Here's What the DMA Bought from the 2018 Dallas Art Fair - April 13, 2018

Three years ago the Dallas Museum of Art launched its Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program. Each year the museum’s curators/directors walk patrons around the Dallas Art Fair to pick out artworks for the museum’s permanent collection, and this year the budget was $150,000 (up from $100K last year and $50K the year before that).
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Top Stories: What Are The Troops On The Border Up To; Latest At The Dallas Art Fair

Top Stories: What Are The Troops On The Border Up To; Latest At The Dallas Art Fair - April 12, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News.Read More

Brandon Kennedy and the New Leadership Behind the Dallas Art Fair

Brandon Kennedy and the New Leadership Behind the Dallas Art Fair - April 10, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair’s tenth year marks a change in leadership, with Brandon Kennedy acting as director of exhibitor relations, alongside fair director Kelly Cornell. Dallas has become a favorite of the U.S. fairs, with some even saying it’s the new Miami. During the month of April, it coincides with engaging events and programming in the city’s arts and design districts, such as the Nasher Prize Gala and MTV RE:DEFINE.Read More

How to Get More Out of Dallas Art Fair than Ever Before

How to Get More Out of Dallas Art Fair than Ever Before - April 9, 2018

Does it seem like the least exciting thing about the Dallas Art Fairis the Dallas Art Fair itself? With the proliferation of additional events, performances, and art installations that beckon non-collectors, perhaps it’s time to match the new energy and refocus your Art Fair-going priorities. Those tangential openings and parties are already in effect; we have this guide to the busiest 10 days in the Dallas art world. The fair, in its 10th year, begins Friday and runs through Sunday.Read More

An Insider's Guide to the Busiest 10 Days of the Dallas Art World

An Insider's Guide to the Busiest 10 Days of the Dallas Art World - April 5, 2018

With Aries season comes the most populated stretch of the arts calendar in Dallas. The next 10 days of the city-christened Dallas Arts Month include the Dallas Art Fair, a slew of gallery openings, numerous pop-ups, galas, and parties. (And afterparties. Accordingly, get ready to hang out more frequently than normal at both the Mansion and Midnight Rambler. And maybe even Double Wide.)

How should you navigate these options? Where should you go? What is arts month? What is art? Follow this guide to find out. Read More

Society & Culture: Affair of the Art

Society & Culture: Affair of the Art - April 1, 2018

A core cultural element of April in our cultured city, also known as Dallas Arts Month, is the annual Dallas Art Fair - and this year's marks a major milestone. The 10th anniversary of the fair, April 12 to 15, features nearly 100 galleries, including new additions such as Bivins Gallery and Liliana Bloch Gallery, and transatlantic entrants like Dubai's Green Art Gallery and London's Seventeen. Read More

Dallas Art Fair Hits 10

Dallas Art Fair Hits 10 - April 1, 2018

A decade later, Dallas Art Fair is all grown up and has spawned a rich month-long banquet of exhibitions, openings, performances, panels, tours, (regulars on the Artnews Top 200 list) as well as insiders and media from New York, L.A., and points in between. Nearly 15,000 attended last year; expect that number to increase this spring. Then there are the dealers. Beyond the American art capitals, you’ll find gallerists headed to Dallas from 30 global cities, including Paris, London, Berlin, L.A., Dubai, Bogota, Hong Kong, Antwerp, Brussels, Cape Town, and Dublin.

A Decade of Art: Dallas Art Fair's Milestone Edition

A Decade of Art: Dallas Art Fair's Milestone Edition - April 1, 2018

Patron checks in with 10 artists of note, showing with new and returning exhibitors.Read More

Assembling a Dream Collection at the Dallas Art Fair

Assembling a Dream Collection at the Dallas Art Fair - April 1, 2018

Looking to start a contemporary art collection? There’s no better way to begin than with our curated list of works that will be on view at the Dallas Art Fair this week. With nearly 100 exhibitors from close to 30 different cities, the fair returns to the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas for its 10th edition with an impressive selection of contemporary art in a variety of media.Read More

Gear Up for Dallas Arts Month with Patron's April/May Issue

Gear Up for Dallas Arts Month with Patron's April/May Issue - March 30, 2018

In an ever-evolving era when much is uncertain, 10 years of anything is an achievement; even more so when it’s landscape defining. For indeed that is what the Dallas Art Fair has become as it enters its 10th year this month. Since its entree in 2009, we’ve enjoyed more rigorous arts programming during the month of April than ever before, so much so that it’s now known as

Dallas Arts Month. In homage to this milestone, A Decade of Art delves into the practice of ten disparate artists whose work will be displayed among this year’s exhibitors. From the narrative work of Faith Ringgold by way of Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London), to press-shy Kirk Hayes, a trompe l’oeil dazzler showing with Conduit Gallery, there is a breadth of art to discover and collect for everyone.Read More

12 Artworks to Collect at the Dallas Art Fair

12 Artworks to Collect at the Dallas Art Fair - March 29, 2018

The tenth edition of the much-anticipated Dallas Art Fair will take place from April 12 through April 15, 2018 at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.). Over 100 galleries are expected to exhibit painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.Read More

Dallas Art Fair 2018 - Celebrating an Incredible Milestone

Dallas Art Fair 2018 - Celebrating an Incredible Milestone - March 28, 2018

Ever since it was founded in 2009, Dallas Art Fair has been visited by more than 85,000 guests. Situated in the heart of the downtown Arts District, the fair offers collectors, arts professional, and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks by leading national and international galleries.Read More

Refresh Your Art Collection at Spring's Best Fairs and Auctions

Refresh Your Art Collection at Spring's Best Fairs and Auctions - March 20, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair has grown by leaps and bounds since it was started 10 years ago and it seems to have galleries clamoring to partake this year—a third of its nearly 100 participants are newcomers, including New York’s James Cohan, Van Doren Waxter, and Rachel Uffner. That’s good news for returning collectors who want some fresh offerings, although the high turnover and curious non-return of both international heavyweight Gagosian after just one go at the fair last year and longstanding local favorite Ro2 suggests this might be a bellwether year for the fair’s success over the next decade.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Announces 2018 Exhibitor List

Dallas Art Fair Announces 2018 Exhibitor List - February 8, 2018

Now in its 10th year (!), the Dallas Art Fair, which takes place in April, has released the list of the fair’s 2018 exhibitors. There are some notable newcomers to the fair, and  a some  head-scratching omissions. There will be just about 100 galleries in this iteration. Also, right now the word is that the fair will stay at F.I.G. building, downtown, through 2019.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List For Tenth Anniversary Edition

Dallas Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List For Tenth Anniversary Edition - February 7, 2018

Any excuse for us to head to Dallas, we’re all over (hello Pecan Lodge!) The Dallas Art Fair will return to the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) to kick off the fair’s tenth edition on April 12 through April 15, with its signature Collector Preview and Benefit on April 12th.Read More

ARTS Dallas Art Fair Reveals a Powerhouse 2018 Lineup Fair Gets Even More Global in Year 10

ARTS Dallas Art Fair Reveals a Powerhouse 2018 Lineup Fair Gets Even More Global in Year 10 - February 6, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair is considered the best boutique art fair in North America. Now its closely guarded list of 2018 exhibitors can be revealed.

The nearly 100 vetted galleries in the 10th edition of the Fair arrive from across the United States, joined by dealers who will travel to Dallas this April from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Thirty different cities are represented, including exhibiting galleries hailing from New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, L.A., Dubai, Bogota, Hong Kong, Brussels, Cape Town, and Dublin.Read More

Here's the Exhibitor List for the 2018 Dallas Art Fair

Here's the Exhibitor List for the 2018 Dallas Art Fair - February 6, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair has announced the exhibitor list for its tenth-anniversary edition, to transpire this year from April 12 to 15. Some 30 new galleries will be at the fair for the first time, among them James Cohan, Casey Kaplan, Rachel Uffner, and Luhring Augustine, all from New York, as well as Green Art Gallery from Dubai. In total, the nearly 100 exhibitors hail from close to 30 different cities. This year, the fair will be one of many activities happening around town as part of Dallas Arts Month.Read More

Art Industry News: Leonardo DiCaprio Taps a James Bond Screenwriter to Pen His da Vinci Biopic + More Must-Read Stories

Art Industry News: Leonardo DiCaprio Taps a James Bond Screenwriter to Pen His da Vinci Biopic + More Must-Read Stories - February 6, 2018

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, February 6.Read More

Private View

Private View - February 1, 2018

 Marguerite Hoffman will welcome Dallas Art Fair exhibitors this April.Read More

Smokin’ Hot Skeleton Bartenders, a Flower Wall and Arty Power: Inside a Swinging Eye Ball

Smokin’ Hot Skeleton Bartenders, a Flower Wall and Arty Power: Inside a Swinging Eye Ball - April 18, 2017

As the sun was about to set on the Dallas Art Fair, revelers cranked up the party action for a send off of the ninth annual fair that would keep fans buzzing for weeks. With a nod to Dia de los Muertos, the fourth annual Eye Ball at The Joule, embraced “Aye, eye, Aye!” as its theme and a festival of fun ensued.Read More

Dallas Art Fair 2017

Dallas Art Fair 2017 - April 17, 2017

Any one of the 90+ national and international galleries that exhibited at the 9th annual Dallas Art Fair this past weekend will likely agree on one thing: Dallas is serious about building relationships. And of course with those good relationships comes good business. It’s that process that I’ve seen expand and sharpen over the past five years I’ve attended the event. Read More

From the City of the Big Shoulders

From the City of the Big Shoulders - April 17, 2017

Blowing in from the Windy City, Chicago-based gallerist Shane Campbell comes to Dallas Art Fair.Read More

She Runs Horses in Lightning

She Runs Horses in Lightning - April 17, 2017

In their first appearance at Dallas Art Fair, the esteemed Simon Lee Gallery will offer ceramic work by Mai-Thu Perret. Read More

Acquiring Minds

Acquiring Minds - April 17, 2017

Local collectors share insights on available work at the Dallas Art Fair’s 9th edition. Read More

The Week in Art: A Mexican Fête at the Dallas Eye Ball

The Week in Art: A Mexican Fête at the Dallas Eye Ball - April 15, 2017

Tony Tasset’s 30-foot-tall eyeball provided a dramatic backdrop for Dallas’s annual Eye Ball, held to coincide with the Dallas Art Fair (DAF) on April 8. The party, thrown by Headington Companies, was Mexican themed, complete with a make-your-own margarita bar, piñatas, vibrantly colored flowers, and Dia de Los Muertos-inspired performers, including a skull-headed figure on stilts.Read More

Is Dallas the New Miami?

Is Dallas the New Miami? - April 14, 2017

We aren’t joking- Dallas Art Month should replace the unpleasant bacchanalia that Art Basel Miami has become. 

“Go out and see some art,” declared Mayor Mike Rawlings on Saturday night for the Nasher’s Art Prize gala, which also marked the kick-off to Dallas Art Month.Read More

Artists’ Answer to a Changing Market? Become a Brand

Artists’ Answer to a Changing Market? Become a Brand - April 12, 2017

Amid the galas, the private collection visits, the openings, and the bustling Dallas Art Fair, art enthusiasts paused for an hour last week to step back and consider what the evolution of the art market means for artists themselves.

“New Pitches: Reframing Artists for a Changing Market” was a wide-ranging panel discussion held at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Four experienced observers of the art market...Read More

What Sold at Dallas Art Fair

What Sold at Dallas Art Fair - April 11, 2017

Are Dallas collectors the honey badgers of the art world? Dealers at the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair seem to think so.

“If they see something they like and they can afford it, they buy it,” said Wendi Norris, founder of the seven-year-old Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco. Honey badger don’t care.Read More

Flower-Powered Gala Closes Dallas Art Fair in Epic Fashion

Flower-Powered Gala Closes Dallas Art Fair in Epic Fashion - April 11, 2017

The 2017 Dallas Art Fair was sent off in epic style with the Headington Companies' fourth annual Eye Ball at The Joule. This year's festive gala was themed "aye, eye, aye!" and Tony Tasset's 30-foot Eye sculpture was front and center throughout the South of the border celebration. Surrounded by a sea of fresh marigolds and bold colors, guests were greeted with mezcal cocktails served in ice shot glasses. Read More

Is Dallas The New Miami For Art Fairs?

Is Dallas The New Miami For Art Fairs? - April 11, 2017

Dallas is becoming the new Miami. This was not only the word on the street, but obviously noticeable by the growing number of top international galleries participating at the fair, a decline in regional commercial galleries, and the ever glamorous events surrounding the Dallas Art Fair.Read More

How Was This Year’s Dallas Art Fair?

How Was This Year’s Dallas Art Fair? - April 11, 2017

Last year there was a dip in the energy level of the Dallas Art Fair week, and I wondered if it had topped out two years ago in 2015 and the hype would recede permanently. But this year, the fair’s ninth, the city was back to full throttle. The fair itself looked better this year—maybe the best it’s ever looked—and it felt like there were more overlapping scenes across town...Read More

Dancing Skeletons, Flower Power Add Wow To ‘Eye Ball’ Party Downtown

Dancing Skeletons, Flower Power Add Wow To ‘Eye Ball’ Party Downtown - April 10, 2017

Moments after Saturday night's Eye Ball party across from the Joule Hotel started, people were breaking things. A line formed at the gated entrance and each patron was given a shot glass made of ice, slippery and filled with a fruit-flavored spirit.Read More

Some of the Coolest, Grooviest Artwork Being Shown at the Dallas Art Fair Comes From Right Here

Some of the Coolest, Grooviest Artwork Being Shown at the Dallas Art Fair Comes From Right Here - April 9, 2017

It's closing time at the Dallas Art Fair. This year, the fair lured almost 100 galleries from all over the world, including at least one (New York-based Gagosian Gallery) that ranks as a major heavyweight.Read More

Art, Fashion and Attitude: Scenes from the Dallas Art Fair Gala

Art, Fashion and Attitude: Scenes from the Dallas Art Fair Gala - April 9, 2017

The (ironically served?) Ruinart champagne was flowing at Thursday night's splashy, buzzy Dallas Art Fair preview gala. At times, the outfits threatened to upstage the art — and that's part of the fun of attending. Read More

Art and Music Demanded Equal Attention For a Few Hours During Dallas Art Fair

Art and Music Demanded Equal Attention For a Few Hours During Dallas Art Fair - April 9, 2017

If you were walking just outside of the Arts District on Friday afternoon, you may have heard something unusual coming out of the usually buttoned-up strip that includes the Fairmont Hotel and the Fashion Industry Gallery: live music. It was a first for the Dallas Art Fair, and it was a brilliant visual clash between the well-dressed attendees of the fair itself with the equally fashionable set that is Dallas youth and music culture.Read More

Dallas Art Fair, 2017 Edition

Dallas Art Fair, 2017 Edition - April 9, 2017

Not everyone knows what to expect when they are invited to the Dallas Art Fair. One guest was expecting something more like the Fort Worth Arts Festival.Read More

People Watching at Texas’ Ultimate VIP Weekend: Scenes from the Dallas Art Fair

People Watching at Texas’ Ultimate VIP Weekend: Scenes from the Dallas Art Fair - April 9, 2017

A mélange of art types, social butterflies, and trendsetters flocked to the Fashion Industry Gallery not only for a sneak peak of the amazing works on parade at the Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala but also for high-level schmoozing.

Check out the artful side of the festivities here while we fill you in on the social scene.Read More

International Jet Setters, NASCAR Royalty and Major Surprises: This Dallas Art Fair Rocks

International Jet Setters, NASCAR Royalty and Major Surprises: This Dallas Art Fair Rocks - April 8, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala drew a record 2,000-plus collectors, patrons, curators, and VIPs to Fashion Industry Gallery for year nine of a convergence that has in less than a decade put Texas on the art fair map in a major way.

Serving as de facto ambassador for the Fair, co-founder John Sughrue...Read More

The Week in Art: Swizz Beatz at the Brooklyn Museum and the Wild Tribeca Ball

The Week in Art: Swizz Beatz at the Brooklyn Museum and the Wild Tribeca Ball - April 8, 2017

April 6 was the opening night for the ninth edition of the Dallas Art Fair, with roughly 2,000 guests stopping by the Fashion Industry Gallery to see the wares of 95 galleries hailing from 16 countries. Notable attendees included fair co-founder John Sughrue, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, and collectors Howard Rachofsky, Janelle and Alden Pinnell, and Joyce and Kenny Goss.Read More

Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th

Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th - April 7, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair in collaboration with Arts+Culture Texas magazine announces Student Sunday on April 9th, a day of free admission for students.Read More

Dallas Museum of Art Gets First Pick at Dallas Art Fair With $100,000 Fund

Dallas Museum of Art Gets First Pick at Dallas Art Fair With $100,000 Fund - April 7, 2017

For the second year, the Dallas Art Fair kicked things off by announcing the artworks purchased by the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) as part of the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program, established in 2016.

The amount of funding, provided by donors, was doubled from $50,000 to $100,000 for the second go around, allowing the museum to walk away with seven artworks by six artists...Read More

At the Dallas Art Fair, Amid Vibrant Sales and Live Mannequins, Gagosian Hides in Plain Sight

At the Dallas Art Fair, Amid Vibrant Sales and Live Mannequins, Gagosian Hides in Plain Sight - April 7, 2017

At Thursday’s preview gala for the Dallas Art Fair, two live human mannequins donning Roberto Cavalli gowns posed in the windows, greeting guests as they entered. It’s an appropriate introduction to an art fair in the retail luxury hub that is Dallas, Texas. The living clothes hangers came courtesy NorthPark Center, a gargantuan shopping mecca started by Raymond Nasher, the collector whose largess created the Nasher Sculpture Center in town and established Dallas’s dual-cylinder devotion to buying clothes and buying art.Read More

Dallas’ Most Creatively Inclined Turn Out For Art Fair Preview Party

Dallas’ Most Creatively Inclined Turn Out For Art Fair Preview Party - April 7, 2017

Whether you’re a serious collector or simply an enthusiast, the Dallas Art Fair is the most exciting weekend in Dallas. Hundreds of galleries from around the world gather to show and sell their best works at Fashion Industry Gallery downtown.Read More

Your Guide to Dallas Art Fair Weekend in Dallas

Your Guide to Dallas Art Fair Weekend in Dallas - April 7, 2017

April is always a really good month for the arts in Dallas — so good that Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings decided to ordain it "Dallas Arts Month" — and the Dallas Art Fair from April 6-9 is one of the chief attractions.

Against at least a few odds, the fair is now in its ninth year and boasting... Read More

At the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Big Ambitions and the Big Mo

At the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Big Ambitions and the Big Mo - April 7, 2017

Mayor Mike Rawlings recently announced that the city’s annual Dallas Arts Week would become Dallas Arts Month, starting on April 1. Its centerpiece, the Dallas Art Fair, now in its ninth edition, has become a symbol of the local arts scene’s impressive growth and increasing momentum.Read More

Why the World’s Galleries are Lining Up to Show at the Dallas Art Fair

Why the World’s Galleries are Lining Up to Show at the Dallas Art Fair - April 7, 2017

When John Sughrue set out to start the Dallas Art Fair, it was for a simple reason: He and co-founder Chris Byrne “selfishly wanted to attend an art fair in Dallas,” he told crowds at the opening of the fair’s ninth edition on April 6. What they weren’t sure about was who else would share that desire.Read More

The Dallas Arboretum, Tei-An, and the Nasher: James Cope’s Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum, Tei-An, and the Nasher: James Cope’s Dallas - April 7, 2017

This week is the Dallas Art Fair, and the launch of the 2017 edition of Whitewaller Dallas. We’re there to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town as well as the top exhibitions, restaurants, shops, and more to check out.Read More

These Are the 7 Pieces Dallas Museum of Art Bought From the Dallas Art Fair Yesterday

These Are the 7 Pieces Dallas Museum of Art Bought From the Dallas Art Fair Yesterday - April 6, 2017

Today the Dallas Art Fair opens to the public, but works by at least six artists are already off the market. For the second year, the Dallas Museum of Art has raised money to acquire works from the fair. The acquisition program is intended to support the visiting galleries who have helped make the Dallas Art Fair a hot destination, and in doing so, strengthen relationships with them.Read More

Artist Uprising's Editor­-in-­Chief Fills Us in on What the New, Annual Publication is All About

Artist Uprising's Editor­-in-­Chief Fills Us in on What the New, Annual Publication is All About - April 6, 2017

Lee Escobedo is a strong voice in Dallas' music and art scenes. Most recently he's been working as editor­in­chief of Artist Uprising, a new annual publication that profiles Dallas' creative talent.Read More

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April April 6-9

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April April 6-9 - April 6, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair kicks off tonight and continues through the weekend at Fashion Industry Gallery. Hundreds of galleries from around the world will exhibit, but it’s just the protuberant tip of an iceberg of art happenings that should have you, art star that you are, trotting from show to show.Read More

DMA Acquires Works From 6 Artists In Dallas Art Fair As Part of $100,000 Program

DMA Acquires Works From 6 Artists In Dallas Art Fair As Part of $100,000 Program - April 6, 2017

A year ago, the Dallas Art Fair launched an ambitious acquisition program, in which the Dallas Museum of Art, with funding by the fair's foundation and private donors, would acquire works created by artists exhibited at the fair. This year, the award grew by 100 percent, from $50,000 to $100,000.Read More

2nd Annual Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program Brings Seven New Works to the Dallas Museum of Art

2nd Annual Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program Brings Seven New Works to the Dallas Museum of Art - April 6, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair and the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) just announced the second annual Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program. With a generous fund of $100,000—double the dollars from the previous year, works acquired are by artists Justin Adian, Katherine Bradford, Derek Fordjour, Andrea Galvani, Summer Wheat and Matthew Wong.Read More

These Are The 9 Best Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend

These Are The 9 Best Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend - April 6, 2017

If you haven't caught festival fever in Dallas yet, this weekend will win you over. In addition to the final few days of the Dallas International Film Festival, there are multiple other festival-type events taking place, along with some world class soccer, theater in the great outdoors, a unique Easter celebration, and an appearance by a huge pop star.Read More

DMA Shops Dallas Art Fair

DMA Shops Dallas Art Fair - April 6, 2017

Curators from the Dallas Museum of Art went on a bit of a shopping spree this week. The museum acquired works from six artists who are showing at The Dallas Art Fair. And the Art Fair is picking up the tab, through its acquisition program. Last year, supporters of the Fair raised $50,000 to give to the museum to acquire new work. This year, the amount doubled to $100,000.Read More

Dallas Art Fair is Off to the Races

Dallas Art Fair is Off to the Races - April 6, 2017

Gallerist Barry Whistler lined a corner of his booth at the Dallas Art Fair with a plush rug. He expects visitors will appreciate a cushioned retreat from the concrete floors of the Fashion Industry Gallery after a long day scouring nearly 100 exhibitors. It doesn’t hurt that a little padding encourages extra face time with the art by John Pomara, Jay Shinn and Andrea Rosenberg. By 11 a.m. Thursday, Whistler had already sold a large work.

Dallas Art Fair week has officially begun!Read More

6 Events to Feed Your Artistic Texan Soul

6 Events to Feed Your Artistic Texan Soul - April 6, 2017

The City of Dallas declared the entire month of April “Dallas Arts Month,” and the scheduled activities are bearing that out. Here are some cool artsy things you can do this week. (In addition to the events listed here, many area museums have special exhibits going on that will be well worth a look-see.)Read More

The 9th Edition of the Dallas Art Fair Opens April 6

The 9th Edition of the Dallas Art Fair Opens April 6 - April 5, 2017

After a trying start in 2009, just a few rocky months after the economy tanked, the Dallas Art Fair finally seems to be finding its footing. The ninth edition, which takes place April 6 through 9 at the Fashion Industry Gallery, boasts 90 galleries—a whopping 30-odd increase in participants from last year.Read More

Five Reasons To Be Excited for the Dallas Art Fair

Five Reasons To Be Excited for the Dallas Art Fair - April 5, 2017

Let’s be blunt—the 2017 Dallas Art Fair promises to be the best edition yet. And it's not even because of any radical moves—it's the accumulation of small victories over time.Read More

Texas Oil Town is Enjoying Another Boom-and This Time its for Art

Texas Oil Town is Enjoying Another Boom-and This Time its for Art - April 5, 2017

When the Dallas Art Fair launched in 2009, Lisa Taylor of the Dallas Art Dealers Association was sceptical about its prospects. “There are so many art fairs all around the world,” she told the Dallas Business Journal. “Why would I come to Dallas?”Read More

Local Musicians to Perform at Dallas Art Fair

Local Musicians to Perform at Dallas Art Fair - April 5, 2017

An annual art tradition brings local musicians to an international stage.Read More

Dallas’ Super Art Month Begins with a Fair Frenzy: From Blockbusters to Billionaires, Here’s Your Complete Guide

Dallas’ Super Art Month Begins with a Fair Frenzy: From Blockbusters to Billionaires, Here’s Your Complete Guide - April 5, 2017

The start of April packs enough culture and art action into Dallas’ visual mise en scène to comprise its own season. Here’s where to be, who to see, what to collect, the biggest buzz, and the prime parties.Read More

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: April 7-9

5 Art Events for Your Weekend: April 7-9 - April 5, 2017

This weekend is your yearly chance to check out the Dallas Art Fair, which features collections from namedrop-worthy national and international galleries and art dealers. Modern and contemporary works across a wide range of subjects and media are showcased over the weekend in Dallas’ downtown Arts District. This event draws a nice mix of art collectors and aficionados, heightening Dallas’ visibility as a (hopefully?) major destination on the international art front.Read More

The Dallas Art Fair is This Week, But It’s Hardly the Only Thing Happening

The Dallas Art Fair is This Week, But It’s Hardly the Only Thing Happening - April 4, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair is not the only thing happening this week. In fact, it’s not even the only art fair happening this week. The last high profile attempt to mount an alternative to the annual blowout happened in 2011, when Brian Gibbs, the gallery director of The Public Trust, launched SUITE at the Belmont Hotel. Six years later, we now have another serious attempt: The Vignette Art Fair, which runs from April 5 to April 9 at the Women’s Museum in Fair Park.Read More

Dallas' New Creative Class: Art Difference Makers Prep for Their Major Fair Moment

Dallas' New Creative Class: Art Difference Makers Prep for Their Major Fair Moment - April 4, 2017

Just as she gravitates towards labels by women designers (The Row, Rosie Assoulin, and Céline fill her closet), Dallas native Hannah Hoffman acquires art works from women such as German artist Raphaela Simon and Canadian sculptor Elaine Cameron-Weir to punctuate her Los Angeles homeRead More

Texas Treasures: Your Guide to the Dallas Art Fair

Texas Treasures: Your Guide to the Dallas Art Fair - April 4, 2017

Headed down south for the Dallas Art Fair this weekend? Good news: when it comes to food, accommodations and fun, Texans don’t mess around. Ahead, peep our picks for where to stay, eat and play—we’ve placed a special emphasis on spots with great outdoor spaces, because spring is mighty lovely in the Lonestar State!Read More

Dallas’s Stature as Art City & Art Fair Destination Rises

Dallas’s Stature as Art City & Art Fair Destination Rises - April 3, 2017

The Dallas News is excited that among the 100 or so galleries from nearly 40 countries that will be at the Dallas Art Fair is Gagosian and Per Skarstedt. They could have added Lehmann Maupin, Perrotin, Marlborough Contemporary, Massimo de Carlo and dozens more.Read More

Bigger, Bolder, and Better Than Ever — Dallas Art Fair is April’s Most Essential Event

Bigger, Bolder, and Better Than Ever — Dallas Art Fair is April’s Most Essential Event - April 3, 2017

Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy week. With more boldface galleries, more satellite soirees, and a new soundtrack to boot, this is sure to be one fun and frenetic Art Fair. Read More

Things To Do In Dallas This Week: April 3-6

Things To Do In Dallas This Week: April 3-6 - April 3, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair, one of the centerpieces of the city’s arts month (more on that here), kicks off at Fashion Industry Gallery, where international gallerists fill the halls through the weekend.Read More

Best In Dallas: Local Advocate and Entrepreneur Kelly Cornell Loves the Arts

Best In Dallas: Local Advocate and Entrepreneur Kelly Cornell Loves the Arts - April 3, 2017

Local arts advocate and entrepreneur Kelly Cornell is here to share her love for all things local. Kelly Cornell, a young up-and-comer in our creative scene, is the Director of the Dallas Art Fair. The ambitious entrepreneur also owns her own small business, Desert Hide, a recently launched fashion line featuring a collection of luxury handbags handcrafted by her and co-collaborator Jack Cornell.Read More

A Rich Line-Up At Dallas Art Fair

A Rich Line-Up At Dallas Art Fair - April 2, 2017

The ninth edition of the Texas-based art fair features new names and an exciting new programme.

Nestled in the midst of the revitalized downtown Arts District, Dallas Art Fair returns with a selection of international dealers and galleries presenting a range of artworks, from sculpture to video and installation.Read More

April Brings Art Shows, Parties, Performances with Dallas Arts Month

April Brings Art Shows, Parties, Performances with Dallas Arts Month - April 2, 2017

With the arrival of 2017, Dallas Arts Week got a makeover. It is now Dallas Arts Month, which began April 1 and will last the entire month.Read More

Lone-Star Attractions

Lone-Star Attractions - April 1, 2017

This year’s Dallas Art Fair (6–9 April), one of the most engagingly casual events on the art calendar, is hosting more than 90 galleries from sixteen countries in the downtown Art District’s Fashion Industry Gallery. Along with presenting such exhibitors as Gagosian, Anthony Meier Fine Arts and Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, the fair opens leading art collectors’ homes and warehouses to attendees with the right passes and reservations. Read More

Dallas Art Fair vs. SP­Arte: Texas Tackles Brazil

Dallas Art Fair vs. SP­Arte: Texas Tackles Brazil - April 1, 2017

With two major art fairs taking place at the same time (April 6–9) on two different continents what’s an art lover to do? You either rack up some more airline miles, cash in your frequent flyer award points or do what we like to do—view Whitehot’s curated selection from each of the fairs online...Read More

Somewhere in Between

Somewhere in Between - April 1, 2017

Justin Adian’s work comes in many shapes and sizes, but large or small, it’s never short on wit.

Justin Adian’s work might be described as liminal. Consisting of variously hued canvases wrapped around foam shapes, it tends to straddle painting and sculpture, 2-D and 3-D, softness and structure.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Event Details

Dallas Art Fair Event Details - April 1, 2017

The 2017 Dallas Art Fair brings several exciting additions to its exhibitor list, including world-renowned galleries Gagosian Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Simon Lee Gallery, Skarstedt Gallery, and Shane Campbell Gallery. This installment will reveal over 90 galleries from 16 different countries.Read More

Aurora's Forecasting Video Brings the Future to Dallas Art Fair

Aurora's Forecasting Video Brings the Future to Dallas Art Fair - March 31, 2017

AURORA organizers announced an inspiring collaboration with Dallas Art Fair to give arts patrons a sneak peek of what’s in store this fall for AURORA 2017, an immersive new media art event staged in the Dallas Arts District. Next week, a screening titled Forecasting will feature a selection of video artworks by artists represented at Dallas Art Fair culled by AURORA’s 2017 co-curator Justine Ludwig.Read More

April Brings Art Shows, Parties, Performances with Dallas Arts Month

April Brings Art Shows, Parties, Performances with Dallas Arts Month - March 31, 2017

With the arrival of 2017, Dallas Arts Week got a makeover. It is now Dallas Arts Month, which began April 1 and will last the entire month.

Paul Simon wrote "April Come She Will," having no idea that, in Dallas in 2017, it would mean a month's celebration that includes but is hardly limited to the ninth edition of the increasingly popular Dallas Art Fair.Read More

5 April Exhibits That Prove Dallas' Status as an Arts Destination

5 April Exhibits That Prove Dallas' Status as an Arts Destination - March 30, 2017

When the Art Fair is eminent, the energy is in the air. Every gallerist in town saves space for a heavy-hitter show. And once the out-of-towners leave, the electricity remains, at least in the form of a young gun’s next chapter and the debut of a new Oak Cliff space with an open-door artistic policy. Read More

Arts Week Transformed into Arts Month in Dallas

Arts Week Transformed into Arts Month in Dallas - March 27, 2017

Mayor Mike Rawlings got the opportunity last week to deliver some good news: The event that used to be known as Dallas Arts Week will now be known as Dallas Arts Month. This year, the City of Dallas will designate all of April as a celebration of the arts in the city.Read More

Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year

Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year - March 24, 2017

Chris Byrne and his co-founder, John Sughrue didn’t expect the Dallas Art Fair to grow like it has when they began the annual event nine years ago with 35 participants.

“We never started with the goal of 97 galleries,” Byrne says. And this year’s fair, which kicks off Thursday, April 6 and lasts through Sunday, April 9, is shaping up to be its most impressive yet.Read More

Dallas Arts Week Just Got a Makeover En Route to Becoming Dallas Arts Month

Dallas Arts Week Just Got a Makeover En Route to Becoming Dallas Arts Month - March 22, 2017

Mayor Mike Rawlings got the opportunity Wednesday to deliver some good news: The event that used to be known as Dallas Arts Week will now be known as Dallas Arts Month. This year, the city of Dallas will designate all of April as a celebration of the arts in the city.Read More

Beatriz Esguerra Art Brings a Bit of Colombia to Dallas.

Beatriz Esguerra Art Brings a Bit of Colombia to Dallas. - March 22, 2017

If you weren’t already convinced Colombian art was well worth keeping an eye on, with one look at Beatriz Esguerra Art’s new booth for the Dallas Art Fair you soon will be.Read More

Paris Art Dealer Falls in Love With Dallas, Targets it as the Next Big Cultural Center

Paris Art Dealer Falls in Love With Dallas, Targets it as the Next Big Cultural Center - March 8, 2017

He liked it so much he stayed. After a series of successful years as a dealer at the Dallas Art Fair, Frank Elbaz — owner of Galerie Frank Elbaz in Paris, which is also a regular exhibitor at Art Basel, The Armory Show, Frieze New York, and Art Basel Miami Beach — unveiled a second location in Dallas.Read More

To The 9's

To The 9's - March 1, 2017

On the eve of its 9th year, the Dallas Art Fair ups the art quotient with these six gallerists.

For four days this April, Dallas will become the center of the contemporary art world with the return of Dallas Art Fair. Read More

A Billion Dollar Art Dealer Making a Big Move in Texas: Dallas Art Fair’s Coup Changes Everything

A Billion Dollar Art Dealer Making a Big Move in Texas: Dallas Art Fair’s Coup Changes Everything - February 3, 2017

With an estimated $1 billion in annual sales, and 16 locations peppering the globe, it’s hard to get any bigger or more important in the art stratosphere than Gagosian Gallery.

That’s why this morning’s reveal that the world’s dominant art brand — founded and directed by the forceful Larry Gagosian — is coming to the Dallas Art Fair this April...Read More

From Bearish to Bullish, the Dallas Art Fair Powers into its Ninth Year

From Bearish to Bullish, the Dallas Art Fair Powers into its Ninth Year - February 3, 2017

Since its austere beginnings, during the Great Recession of 2009, the Dallas Art Fair has undergone stunning growth, so much so that co­founder John Sughrue sees this year's lineup as "our strongest and most international to date." As founding partner Chris Byrne put it a year ago...Read More

A Lot of New Blood For the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Including Gagosian

A Lot of New Blood For the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Including Gagosian - February 3, 2017

The ninth annual Dallas Art Fair takes place this April at its usual venue, the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) building downtown, and has announced a list of 2017 exhibitors. The fair has managed to lure a slew of first-time (and some big-name) international exhibitors this year, including Gagosian, Lehmann Maupin (New York/Hong Kong), and Simon Lee Gallery (New York).Read More

Take a Guided Tour of NorthPark’s Art Collection

Take a Guided Tour of NorthPark’s Art Collection - January 20, 2017

Three of North Texas' best curators are giving free tours of the shopping mall's significant artworks.

Perhaps you’ve heard the semi-serious joke about NorthPark being the best art museum in Dallas, and want to see it proved.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Teams Up with NorthPark Center for Winter/Spring 2017 Art Collection Tours

Dallas Art Fair Teams Up with NorthPark Center for Winter/Spring 2017 Art Collection Tours - January 19, 2017

The Dallas Art Fair and NorthPark Center continue their audience engagement initiative with guided art tours and discussions with three fantastic tour guides: Alison Hearst, Justine Ludwig and Talley Dunn.Read More