THE INAUGURAL EDITION CHICAGO ART FAIR
ANNOUNCES 2013 GALLERY LIST
11 Invited Galleries to Exhibit at Chicago Artists Coalition in Conjunction with
EXPO CHICAGO, September 20-22
Chicago, IL—The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is pleased to announce a highly curated exhibitor list featuring 11 premier galleries for the inaugural EDITION Chicago, Sept. 20 – 22, 2013. Additional galleries will be announced in September. As the first satellite fair to take place the same weekend as EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art at Navy Pier (Sept. 19 – 22), EDITION Chicago is a unique complement to the citywide efforts of establishing Chicago as a premier destination for contemporary art while offering new collectors an accessible entry point into the art market. As a contemporary art fair that connects new and established collectors to galleries and organizations representing and promoting emerging artists from around the country, EDITION Chicago encourages dealers to exhibit high quality, cutting-edge work that presents new ideas, while remaining financially attainable.
"We are pleased to present such a diverse and respected list of galleries in our first year that proves great contemporary art can be found in all price ranges," said Executive Director of CAC Carolina O. Jayaram. "Not only is the new EDITION Chicago an incredible opportunity to start building an art collection or add to your existing collection, but the satellite fair builds on the exciting momentum surrounding art in Chicago right now that CAC is proud to be an integral part of.”
The galleries represented at EDITION Chicago will showcase works in an intimate, energetic environment that is a core space for Chicago’s creative community. As a celebration of the fair’s inaugural presentation, Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson will produce a limited edition print available on-site.
“EDITION Chicago is debuting with an impressive roster of galleries,” said Creative Director of EDITION Chicago and exhibitor Andrew Rafacz. “I look forward to being among my peers from Chicago, as well as those from around the nation, showing accessible art, while building new audiences in this multi-platform environment.”
The list of 2013 exhibiting galleries includes:
Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago)
Carter + Citizen (Los Angeles)
Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago)
Michael Klein Projects (Toronto)
LaMontagne Gallery (Boston)
Manneken Press (Bloomington, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago)
Walter Maciel Gallery (Los Angeles)
The Mission (Chicago)
An invitation only, VIP champagne breakfast preview for EDITION Chicago will be held Friday, September 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. sponsored by Ruinart Champagne and Land and Sea Dept., the concept and project development studio behind Longman & Eagle and Parson’s Chicken and Fish.
About EDITION Chicago
EDITION Chicago will showcase cutting edge galleries and non-profit institutions from around the world in an intimate, invitation-only art fair context. Located in Chicago's West Loop, already home to many exciting contemporary spaces, EDITION Chicago will present both emerging and established artists with an emphasis on affordable works that will offer collectors a unique entry point into the art market.
EDITION Chicago will take place at Chicago Artists Coalition's West Loop gallery located at 217 N. Carpenter Street, September 20-22 (Friday, 12 p.m.–7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.) Admission to the fair is free with a suggested $10 donation.
About Chicago Artists Coalition
The mission of the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. As pioneers in advocacy and professional development, CAC capitalizes on the intersection of art and enterprise by activating collaborative partnerships and developing innovative resources. CAC is committed to cultivating groundbreaking exhibitions and educational opportunities, and to building a diverse community of artistic leaders, that defines the place of art and artists in our culture and economy. For more on CAC, visit chicagoartistscoalition.org