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Priority Mail: Our 2019 Mail Art Biennial @ Ground Floor Gallery

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Ground Floor Gallery is thrilled to officially announce the return of one of their most popular summer shows, “Priority Mail: Our 2019 Mail Art Biennial”: a sweeping survey of small, original artworks mailed to them by contemporary artists from across the globe. “Priority Mail” is a grand and inclusive gesture for their intimate gallery space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In the spirit of inclusion and accessibility, all artworks will be priced at $125 and 10% of profits from the exhibition will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists in their tireless efforts to defend freedom of the press worldwide. 

Artist Bethanie Irons. Based in Missouri.

Off the Beaten Track: an interview with Gallerist Ivy Brown

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Ivy Brown established her New York City-based gallery in 2001 with the vision of representing and exhibiting contemporary art of all mediums. She has an educational background in fine art sculpture and art therapy as well as over twenty-two years’ worth of experience in marketing and commercial services. www.ivybrowngallery.org 

Housed in the unlikely Meatpacking District, Ivy Brown Gallery was founded as a community space dedicated to spirited creative expression. Committed to foregrounding the relationship between art and humanity, Ivy curates thought-provoking private and public exhibitions throughout the city. Bringing together emerging and established practitioners from around the globe, the gallery prides itself in being the nucleus of many enduring friendships among creatives. 

Services offered include: residential and corporate consulting, commissioned site-specific artwork, curating public and private projects, worldwide shipping and venue hire. 

The gallery stages exhibition programs, events, and pop-up gallery exhibits.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Ivy Brown via video call between London and New York City…

1. Describe your business in 5 words: Creative, rewarding, challenging, inspiring, and never-ending! 

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On Championing Feminist Art: an interview with Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen, the Co-founders and Co-Directors of Accola Griefen Fine Art

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Kristen Accola is Co-founder and Co-Director of Accola Griefen Fine Art (www.accolagriefen.com/, which was established in 2011. The business is focused on established 20th and 21st century American and Native American women artists. She began her profession in the art world in 1978 as the sole Assistant to the Director of Lefebre Gallery(1960-1986) in NYC and then held the position of Coordinator of Special Projects at Gary Snyder Fine Art in Chelsea, NY. In 2008 Kristen opened her first gallery. 

Accompanying this is Kristen’s 15 years as a curator. She was Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Hunterdon Art Museum in NJ for 10 years, where she conceived, designed and oversaw the implementation of the institution’s exhibition program, moderated panel discussions, lectured and wrote didactic wall and catalogue text. For the remaining 5 years, Kristen was an independent curator for various galleries, colleges and corporations in New York and New Jersey. To date, Kristen has curated over 120 solo and group exhibitions, many of which were reviewed in the New York Times and other art publications.

Owing to her wealth of experience, Kristen has been a juror for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and on the benefit committee for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is also a member of the leadership organization ArtTable and is a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD). 

Kat Griefen is Co-founder and Co-Director of Accola Griefen Fine Art, which was established in 2011. The business is focused on established 20th and 21st century American and Native American women artists. Prior to this, she was Director of A.I.R (Artist-In-Residence) Gallery, the first non-profit gallery for women artists in the United States which was established in 1972. Exhibitions organized and curated by Kat have been reviewed in large-scale publications, such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and ArtNews

Kat is a Lecturer of Gallery and Museum Studies at Queensborough Community College in New York, which prides itself in the accessibility of its education programs and has lectured widely at institutions and conferences such as The College Art Association, New York University and The Brooklyn Museum. She was Co-chair and Co-organizer of the 11th Feminist Art Project Day of Panels in 2017, which was dedicated to the visual culture and Native Feminisms of North America. Kat is a National Committee Member for the Feminist Art Project, a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a member of the Council for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and was appointed a seat on ArtTable’s National Board of Directors in 2018. 

Accola Griefen Fine Art was founded by Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen in 2011 and works with women artists in both the primary and secondary market. The two women boast over a combined fifty years of experience in commercial services, curation and academia. In addition to expertise in contemporary American art, Kristen specializes in the works of the European CoBrA movement and Kat in the realm of Feminist Art, among other areas. Accola Griefen’s exhibitions have been well-received in major publications such as ArtNews, The New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine. The gallery also exhibits at major international fairs in the United States. 

In recent years, works represented by the business have entered the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, multiple university museums and the Library of Congress: brilliant testaments to the duo’s keen abilities to discern remarkable pieces. 

Services offered include: advisory to established and emerging collectors, as well as those who wish to consign works from their collections. 

The business stages multiple exhibition programs in New York City and helps facilitate their artists’ exhibitions across the country. 

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Kat (KG) and Kristen (KA) via video call between London and New York City…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

Feminism, integrity, partnerships, knowledge, and equity.

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REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair July 18 – 21 in Saratoga Springs NY

Friday, July 12th, 2019

AWAD is pleased to share that two member galleries are participating in REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair  Saratoga Springs NY newest edition to the summer cultural scene. REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair embraces diversity, discovery and curatorial integrity, providing a platform for a select group of galleries from across the United States and Canada.  There will be a range of media—photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, and so on—from both the secondary and primary market. The Fair opens on July 18th and closes on July 21st. Throughout the REVEAL’s run there will be special events and programs. Please see their website for details.

Participating galleries include Adah Rose Gallery from Kensington, MD and Susan Eley Fine Art from New York City.

Quintessence by Eric Robitaille at Decorazon

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Quintessence is referred to as the fifth sense, and is the title of Eric Robitaille’s exhibition at DECORAZON NYC.  Celebrating the idea of beauty in its purest form, Robitaille demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract.

ERIC ROBITAILLE demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract. Building each painting using a very complex construction of high quality detailing and layers, the artist allows a large space for abstract process and flow. Eric Robitaille is a self-taught contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec. He has shown works in several exhibitions across Canada, and is currently represented by galleries in Quebec and Ontario. He also enjoys meeting art buyers personally through independent fairs.

A contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec, Eric Robitaille has a graphic design and illustration background.
Diverse animal and plant life play a large role in his recent series, primarily to symbolize human behavior and life mechanics. His animal subjects display human characteristics and virtues, while carrying messages of “being your best self”.

Through many years of experimentation, Eric Robitaille’s style has evolved from hyper-realism to a unique mixture of abstraction and surrealism. The distinctive integration of contrasting elements, graphic text, colours and layers result in creations that are visually intriguing and dynamic, but above all communicate to perfection the story and significance of each piece.

Exhibition on View: June 27 – August 24, 2019

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