For those who not yet arted out from the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, it’s time to gear up again for the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF)! Billed as “The South’s Leading Art Fair (Excluding Miami),” it is now in it’s fourth year and has returned to the NRG Center.
Tonight is the party night, with the $100 sneak preview event (6-7:30pm) benefitting the Asia Society Texas Center, followed by the 7:30-9pm opening festivities. The fair will be open on Friday and Saturday from 11am-7pm, and on Sunday from 11am-6pm. Throughout the weekend, there are some interesting talks and panels, sponsored by CultureMap (like the Glasstire Talks at the Texas Cotemporary) and on Saturday, they will be honoring two long-time Houston art folks. HFAF is introducing its inaugural Illumination Award for Achievement in Arts Education by honoring art historian/scholar/lecturer David E. Brauer, whose 36-year career teaching art history includes the Glassell School of Art, The University of Houston, and the Women’s Institute. The year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes deservedly to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Anne Tucker, who has been photo supercurator at the MFAH since 1976.
For the full Fair schedule, go here.