Brussels’ Acclaimed Artist-Led Art Fair and U.S. partner MvVO ART, together with media partner, artnet
Accessible Art Fair Brussels and its US partner MvVO ART hosted an exclusive press event held at the eminent Woolworth Building headquarters of media partner Artnet, on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, to announce the first Accessible Art Fair New York edition this November. The New York edition will be directed by Maria van Vlodrop, with Stephanie Manasseh as Chief Curator joined by Isaac Aden as guest curator. The concept is simple: make artists accessible to the public and make the public accessible to the artists.
Notable attendees included: Maria van Vlodrop (Founder of MvVO ART, Director & Co-Founder, Accessible Art Fair New York edition), Stephanie Manasseh (Founder & Director, Accessible Art Fair and Chief Curator New York edition), Isaac Aden Guest Curator, Accessible Art Fair New York), Ann Lydecker Bunge (Vice President, Collectrium & Accessible Art Fair New York Jury Member), Marcel Ceuppens(Accessible Art Fair New York Participating Artist), Christophe Allard (Director of Sales and Commercial Strategy (US), Brussels Airlines), Margaret Ann Withers (Accessible Art Fair New York Participating Artist) and Gert Tangrootenhuysen (Belgian Chamber of Commerce in New York) and Louisa Shadforth.
At the press conference, Maria van Vlodrop, introduced the panel and said a few words about how MvVO ART partnered up with the Accessible Art Fair Brussels to bring this new concept to New York. Stephanie Manasseh then highlighted how the inauguration of Accessible Art Fair New York is an extension of the 10 year success story that is Accessible Art Fair Brussels, and the opportunities it has opened up for emerging artists over the years. She also noted how this will be the first time that the National Arts Club are hosting a contemporary art fair which is also open to the public.
The artists present – Marcel Ceuppens and Margaret Ann Withers, said a few words about how the Accessible Art Fair offered them a platform to showcase their artworks and enabled them to launch their careers. Previously having been exhibiting artists at Accessible Art Fair Brussels, they were both very enthusiastic about soon exhibiting at the very first Accessible Art Fair New York. A special thank you was extended to Artnet for hosting the event. Also thanks to sponsors Stoli Elit Vodka, Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates, and to Christophe Allard from Brussels Airlines, sponsor of the Brussels Airlines Likes Art Award.
The Accessible Art Fair New York for emerging and mid-career artists of quality takes place at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York, November 1-25, 2016. Approximately 60 carefully selected artists will exhibit paintings, sculptures and photography encompassing a variety of styles. The prominent jury which handpicked these artists included experts from Sotheby’s, Gagosian Gallery, Christie’s Collectrium and Artnet. The artists selected have been offered the opportunity to show a selection of their work at the inaugural Accessible Art Fair in New York at the National Arts Club. The National Arts Club’s mission is to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts – providing artists with a platform to be discovered by the art world, collectors and the general public.
Key sponsors and partners of the 2016 Accessible Art Fair New York include: Artnet, Tumblr, Stoli Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Brussels Airlines, Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate, The Lowell and BelCham (the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce in the US). Exclusive VIP event opportunities are still available for November. All inquiries for the 2016 New York Accessible Art Fair should be addressed to email@example.com
Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan
About MvVO ART:
MvVO ART is in the business of creating opportunities for emerging and established artists of quality, collectors, corporate art sponsors and their guests to discover each other. At its debut in November 2016, MvVO ART will bring the Accessible Art Fair from its home in Brussels to the heart of the New York Art scene: The National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in Manhattan for a month long exhibition (November 1 to November 25, 2016). Maria van Vlodrop is the Founder and President of MvVO ART. In a new venture, Maria has partnered with Stephanie Manasseh, Founder & Director of Accessible Art Fair, to co-found and direct the Accessible Art Fair’s New York edition, uncover new talent and encourage organizations to associate their brands with art to provide their customers with unique experiences.
For more information about MvVO ART, visit http://www.mvvoart.com/
About the Accessible Art Fair:
Accessible Art Fair’s mission is to offer a platform for artists and designers and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Accessible Art Fair offers the opportunity to purchase quality works of art and meet the creators behind the work. All their works are carefully selected and hand-picked by a panel of experts and guaranteed the quality of the art presented. Accessible Art Fair is the place to discover great talent. The Accessible Art Fair also strives to make the art purchasing experience as pleasant as possible by removing the barriers between the buyer and the artist.
Founder Stephanie Manasseh started the organization in 2007 with the goal to create a platform for both talented emerging and established artists to sell their work to the art buying public.
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