Gibbes Museum of Art announces second annual Art on Paper Fair

  • Monday, October 21, 2013

The Gibbes Museum of Art announces the second-annual Art on Paper Fair. The weekend event will be held at the museum and feature prints, watercolors, photographs and drawings for sale by prominent American art dealers featuring works that celebrate the South.

A “First Look” evening reception will be held on Friday evening from 8 – 10:30 p.m.

Participating dealers include: Charleston galleries, Corrigan Gallery, Coleman Fine Art, Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture, Jonathan Green Studios, and The Cheryl Newby Gallery of Pawley’s Island, David Allen Fine Arts of Arlington, Virginia, Claudia Heath Fine Art of Charlotte, N.C., and the John K. Surovek Gallery of Palm Beach.

Schedule of events

Friday, Nov. 1, 8 – 10:30 p.m.

See it early. Attend the First Look Preview Party and be the first to admire and acquire limited edition original works on paper priced for all budgets.

Enjoy tasty treats from Macaroon Boutique and local food trucks including Roti Rolls, AutoBanh and Cory’s Grilled Cheese.

$30 advance, $40 at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, Free Admission

Ask the Expert: in addition to the dealer booths, this year the Gibbes is offering an “Ask the Expert” booth allowing visitors to talk with curators, appraisers, conservators, framers, and artists, including several from Redux Studios, will speak about a variety of topics related to works on paper.

Artisan Boutique: The Gibbes Museum store will feature locally-made, hand-crafted gifts for sale. Vendors, including Sarah Bandy, Sideshow Press, Barbara Onufer, Ink Meets Paper and Alicia Colella, will be on hand at the specialty boutique, located in the Welcome Gallery next to the Museum Store.

Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Join Gibbes curatorial staff on a tour of the dealer’s booths.

View “curators’ picks” and learn more about the art of collecting.

The Gibbes partnered with Redux Studios to create a video about the art of printmaking. Produced by Marcus Amaker, the video can be seen on the gallery’s website.

Exhibitions on View: Visitors will be able to view Photography and the American Civil War, installed in the Main and Rotunda Galleries.

More than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition.

Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war.

Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Sept. 27 – Jan. 5, 2014, on view in the Gibbes Museum.

The Fine Art of Printmaking will also be opening on Oct. 7. This exhibition displays examples of some of the best-known printmaking techniques such as woodcuts, etchings, drypoints, and lithographs.

For a full schedule of events visit gibbesmuseum.org/events or call 842-722-2706 x 21.

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