Update from Texas Contemporary Art Fair: more galleries, more media, more events!

by Bill Davenport August 9, 2011

The latest update on the Texas Contemporary Art Fair  has an expanded list of participating galleries: New York galleries Gering & Lopez, Fredericks & Freiser, DCKT, Susan Inglett Gallery & Lennon Weinberg will join Houston locals Texas Gallery, Inman , Sicardi , Betty Moody, Wade Wilson and San Antonio’s David Shelton gallery. ACME, Steve Turner Contemporary and Samuel Freeman are coming from LA; Rena Bransten Gallery, Catharine Clark Gallery and Baer Ridgway Exhibitions are coming from San Francisco. The fair will also include presentations from the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston and the Rice University Art Gallery.

Partnerships with a slew of orgs were announced or added. The roster so far includes CAMH, Artpace, Art League Houston, Ballroom Marfa, Blaffer Art Museum, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Community Artists’ Collective, DiverseWorks, fluent~collaborative, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, HMAAC, Mexic-Arte Museum, Project Row Houses, Rice University Art Gallery, Skydive, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and The Orange Show. The orgs will “enhance the fair with installations and programming that will address the fair’s theme of energy and sustainability,” rather than the quality and/or profitability typically found in the for-profit booths.

They announced a media blitz: in addition to media sponsors Glasstire, The Art Newspaper, Art in America, Art Info, art ltd., American Art Collector, Art Log, Ask Art, Art Price, Houston Chronicle, Houston magazine, Houston Public Radio stations KUHF 88.7 FM and KUHA CLASSICAL 91.7 FM, Visual Art Source and Yelp, they’ve lined up a seven-page exclusive Texas Contemporary supplement in the October issue of Modern Luxury’s Houston magazine!


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