Bridge Art Fair New York 2009
222 12th Avenue
Contact: Michael Workman/Chris Hudgens
March 5 - March 8, 2009
Deadline to Apply :
January 17, 2009
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BRIDGE NEW YORK JANUARY 17; EXPANDED PRICING OPTIONS ANNOUNCED
Deadline for all applications TO Bridge Art Fair New York 09: January 17, 2009
In response to prevailing market concerns, Bridge has modified its floorplan to provide more affordable options for galleries seeking participation in the New York art fair market during Armory Show week, March 5-8, 2009.
'We are always happy to provide more ways for great art to find its market,' says Founder and Director, Michael Workman. 'Art fairs have become too expensive and in the current climate, it's important that we try harder to help galleries go further on less.' The final application deadline is January 17.
New plans includes the addition of a 100 sq. ft. 'Verge' section booth that, at $5,000, represents the most affordable rate of any art fair in New York. The 200 sq. ft. standard booth is now available for $10,000, and a premium booth size of 300 sq. ft., the most spacious booth ever offered by the fair, is now available at $14,000.
These new Bridge rates and booth sizes provide a way for exhibitors to access an audience in 2008 well in excess of 12,000 attendees, for the price of a single page ad in Artforum. Unlike magazine advertising, however, participation in Bridge ensures direct face-to-face encounters with some of the top collectors in America and around the world, as well as museum, private collection and corporate curators, and large numbers of the national and international art press.
Galleries are encouraged to apply using a newly modified application now available for download at http://www.bridgeartfair.com/newyorkapplication.html.
Bridge New York '08 will present more than 60 international exhibitors from such diverse locales as Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States.
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Verge booth: 100 sq ft, $5,000
Standard booth: 200 sq ft, $10,000
Premium booth: 300 sq ft, $13,000
ABOUT BRIDGE ART FAIR
Bridge Art Fair, the Independent International Exposition of Art and Visual Culture, is a transnational art fair organization currently staging events in Berlin, Miami, New York, London and Basel, Switzerland.
Bridge Art Fair currently presents a combined total of nearly 300 galleries and over 2,000 artists at four expositions throughout the year. Visitors will discover a truly global selection of contemporary work from every imaginable medium, including but not limited to painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, film, video, new media, and conceptual art. In the short time since the premier of Bridge Miami Beach in 2006, total sales of nearly $30 million and more than 100,000 visitors have confirmed Bridge as a leading voice in the global art market.
For more information, interviews or to register for press credentials, contact our marketing department at (312) 421-2227 or email at email@example.com.
PRESS HIGHLIGHTS from Bridge NY08:
Relaxing at the Pool, Bustling at Bridge
'…gallerists said Thursday's preview and opening night reception were packed, and they had the red dots to prove it.'
Armory Week in Review: A Scorecard
'It was a pleasure to welcome this Miami native to New York City, and to find it in an excellent venue…this was a solid first appearance, and I believe we can now regard Bridge as a regular on the New York fair roster.'
Artfacts.net: Interview with Michael Workman