Photo Feature: Art Market, San Francisco

by Admin on 05/22/2014

The fourth annual Art Market was held in San Francisco from May 15 to 18, settling in a to a new location from their regular South of Market, Concourse Exhibition Center to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. This is now the Bay Area’s only contemporary and modern fine art fair, neither San Francisco Fine Art Fair nor ArtPadSF were held this year. Surrounded by beautiful bay views, the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion is familiar to regular art event attendees, as the Pavilion has been the preferred location of many other large-scale art fairs including Renegade Craft Fair and the new West Coast Craft that debuted December, 2013.  Art Market San Francisco this year included over 70 local to international galleries presenting a vast array of contemporary and modern art.

In addition to offering the city’s art enthusiasts a full range of art to view and purchase, Art Market San Francisco also presented a full schedule of programs and events throughout the fair created in collaboration with participating galleries and artists, cultural partners and sponsors. The programs and talks ranged from artists talks, like  Body of Work: Women Artists talk tech presented by Zero 1 to lectures such as Sheltering Art II: Designing Interiors for Private Collections presented by San Francisco Cottages & Gardens. Performances by artists included Jeremiah Jenkins’ The Split, a powerful performance by the local artist placed effectively at the fair’s entrance, where upon entering prompted visitors to not only be mindful of the the commercial economics of the fair, but also think about the at times peculiar dynamics of the global art market.

More about Art Market Productions and the fair can be found here.