Event: Exclusive Director-Led Tour of the Affordable Art Fair, April 1

This spring, the Affordable Art Fair NYC is welcoming Australian Women in New York for a director-led tour created to make you feel right at home. Join us for an afternoon tour and explore the galleries and artists who are native to or neighbors of the motherland – Australia.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017, 3-4pm
Cost: $30 per person
Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Ave)

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About the Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair NYC returns for the Spring 2017 edition showcasing local, national and international galleries that will exhibit a plethora of contemporary art produced by household names and emerging artists alike.


The Affordable Art Fair NYC is one of the leading and most popular contemporary art fairs in the world. In 2013 alone, our fairs welcomed 210,000 visitors globally, who met 1,1150 galleries, leading to $48 million of art sales – and when you consider the price ceiling on artwork sold ($10,000), that’s a lot of art going home to happy collectors.

For more information on the fair, please visit: http://affordableartfair.com/newyork/visit/

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Check out Aussie art at the Affordable Art Fair with $10 off, thanks to Van Rensburg Galleries

The AWNY community has been hugely supportive of the annual Affordable Art Fair in New York, so when Van Rensburg Galleries reached out with a $10 OFF discount offer, we couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you.

Van Rensburg Galleries are based in Hong Kong, and show mainly Australian artists. At the Affordable Art Fair Fall 2016 (this week!), they are planning to feature work by Gus Leunig (son of our infamous cartoonist Leunig) & Charlie Sheard (established Australian artist, with an up and coming show at the Drill House, The Australian National University).

They will also hold the work of George Raftopoulos who makes prolific statements about identity and placement; Janet Parker Smith, with surrealistic mixed media work; Sophie Gralton, whose nostalgic paintings give glimpses of our childhood; Mitchell English; Beulah van Rensburg; emerging artist Nancy Liang; as well as other international artists.

Take a peek at the work via this downloadable PDF catalogue or online at www.vanrensburg-galleries.com.

Affordable Art Fair – $10 OFF ticket offer

With huge thanks to Van Rensburg Galleries, AWNY members are invited to attend the 2016 Affordable Art Fair Fall Edition, which begins this Thursday. The offer allows a $10 discount for one person for one day. (Tickets are usually $18 – score!)

When: During the Affordable Art Fairs’ public hours which are:

Thursday, Sept. 29; 11am-6pm
Friday, Sept. 30; 11am-8pm
Saturday, Oct. 1; 11am-8pm
Sunday, Oct. 2; 11am-5pm

Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion,125 West 18th Street, New York
Buy Tickets: Simply click on the link below, enter your information, click on“Continue” and either print out the ticket or show the barcode on your mobile device upon entering the fair! You can process twice for two tickets. https://www.microspec.com/etic/aafnyf16/10VANRE 

A big thank you to Van Rensburg Galleries for the kind offer – and don’t forget to swing by their Booth (downstairs, 1.18) and say hi, and thanks in person!


Event Review: Affordable Art Fair

On a Sunday evening in late September, a group of Aussie women met at the Affordable Art Fair to view a variety of art. Heidi Gerschwitz reports:

We joined Affordable Art Fair Manager Nikki Iacovella for a chat about art over a couple glasses of wine.  Nikki, an Australian, is the Exhibitor Relations person and has an extensive background in gallery management working in Melbourne.  The Affordable Art Fair is a unique way to view a large variety of art in a relaxed atmosphere.  Nikki explained that they select art from 50 local and international galleries to exhibit.  All art must be priced between $100 – $10,000 and at least half of the selection must be under $5000.  We strolled up and down the “tunnel” exhibition hall, enjoying the interesting diverse collection of art, from modern splashes of colour on a canvas, to eclectic designs and pictures, scenic paintings and interesting photos and sculptures. There was something there to appeal to every taste.  Apparently the first art piece was snatched up 15 minutes after the official opening earlier in the week.  Last time, the Affordable Art Fair sold over 900 pieces.  Although none of us bought anything, we did take home the names of a few galleries and artists to look into further.

Join AWNY for an exclusive viewing and cocktails reception at the Affordable Art Fair.

AWNY looks forward to welcoming friends and members to a special evening at the Affordable Art Fair.


Date: Sunday September 28th from 6-8pm
Cost: Free – guests also receive a complimentary glass of wine!
Venue: The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets)

RSVP using the form below.

Meet at the entrance – an Affordable Art Fair staff member will be at the front with list of rsvp names.

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