The Seattle Art Fair


I’m sure, by now you have heard about the recent Art Fair in Seattle, started by Paul Allen, Vulcan and the Art Market Production.


Lots of very different work was shown, to an audience of Seattleites. Many words maybe used to describe the event.., different, world class, exciting, conceptual, unique and very well low key and Seattle like.


The base camp, a forest space/gathering spot was designed by Jim Olsen. This space did a great job creating a separate green outdoor/indoor bridge like… A very  Seattle like space.


Lots of great people watching, with some unusual works, big names with non descript pieces, and lots of video artworks, and installation pieces, not dominated by the traditional glass scene of Seattle.  The shock/awe of having such major gallery’s in town…Gagosian, Pace and Zwimer.


Let’s hope the after effect of this fair is achieved, a perhaps less provincial art scene. From all the discretely placed red dots I saw, the collecting community is active again. That is a good thing for all galleries.


Let’s hope this event has lots of local art community carry over. Best


About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.
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