Event photography by Marco Curiel from Artexpo Dallas

THE FIRST ARTEXPO DALLAS

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Local, national, and international exhibitors, collectors and avid art enthusiasts converge at the Dallas Market Hall for three days of world class art and design.

 

During the month of September, the inaugural Artexpo Dallas opened its doors for the first time, in partnership with WestEdge Design Fair, to present three days of world class art and design at the Dallas Market Hall, Sept. 16—18.  The very best of local, national, and international galleries, artists and design aficionados showcased the latest trends that are shaping the industry, enjoyed by general art and design enthusiasts, together with an eclectic mix from Dallas’ creative community.

Event photography by Marco Curiel

As a prelude to Dallas Design Week, Artexpo Dallas hosted more than 100 exhibiting galleries, art publishers and dealers, and artists from around the world, across 50,000 square feet of uninterrupted convention space within the Dallas Market Hall—showcasing progressive works by more than 300 artists. Original prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works, among other contemporary and fine art were on display, during three days of interactive and immersive exploration.

The new fair offered a compelling series of industry-focused conversations and exhibits, with a chance to meet some of today’s most successful talent from the art world. This year’s program featured an extensive series of daily activities for attendees, that included the Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries and artists chosen by the Redwood Art Group selection committee; Art Labs, two outstanding projects by leading galleries within the fair, and Meet The Artists and Live Demonstrations, presenting an interactive experience—allowing attendees to get up-close-and-personal with the artists.

 

“Our first edition of Artexpo Dallas had a great response from the Dallas community,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. “The success of Artexpo Dallas and WestEdge Design Fair was largely attributed to the demand and attendance by the local arts community, who were craving for an event that would establish a broad appeal to all exhibitors, artists, and attendees alike, and not just the top ten percent. The positive feedback we’ve received proves how large of an appetite there is for a mainstream fair in this very prestigious market.  I’d like to thank all of our partners, sponsors and patrons for helping to make our debut fair such a resounding success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

 

The Spotlight Program provided collectors with a focused look at several galleries and prominent artists who created a site-specific exhibition. Spotlight Program recipients for 2022 included:

 

  1. End to End Gallery
  2. Ephraim Urevbu, Urevbu Collection
  3. Leticia Herrera, Leta Herrera Art
  4. Patrick Jones Gallery
  5. Rodney Asikhia Gallery

 

This year’s Art Labs featured two outstanding projects by exhibiting galleries and included “Unifying Our World, Protecting Our Oceans” by Art Gallery Pure and “Reinventing Textile Art” by Contemporary Art Projects USA.

 

Artists and galleries were presented special honors as recipients of this year’s Artexpo Dallas Awards. This year’s proud winners were the following:

 

  1. DIRECTORS’ AWARD: Bob Snider Art, Markowitz Fine Art Gallery, Diego Victoria Fine Art
  2. BEST BOOTH DESIGN: Renssen Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects USA
  3. BEST SCULPTURE: Chandler Box – Saddle Road Contemporary
  4. BEST NEW EXHIBITOR: Aveilla Design and Emily DeSantis Art
  5. BEST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITOR: Peruvian Photo Artists and Velib Fine Art
  6. BEST [SOLO] EXHIBIT: Brooke Johnson | Resin Flows and Macqueen
  7. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Ken Orton Gallery and End to End Gallery

 

Event photography by Marco Curiel

Artexpo Dallas is the sister fair to the renowned Artexpo New York, known as the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers, that celebrated its 45th Anniversary in April this year. The second annual Artexpo Dallas will return to the Dallas Market Hall in October 2023. For further information on Artexpo Dallas, visit  redwoodartgroup.com/artexpo-dallas. For further information on Redwood Art Group, visit redwoodartgroup.com.

Event photography from Artexpo Dallas (credit Marco Curiel):  https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7HtE

Artexpo Dallas Opening Night Video:  https://youtu.be/5k1lDgxdvYY

About Artexpo Dallas

Artexpo Dallas is Redwood Art Group’s newest addition to its portfolio of modern and contemporary art fairs—running in conjunction with WestEdge Design Fair in September. Artexpo Dallas brings together an international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers and art and framing retailers.  The curated expo brings more than 100 of the world’s leading publishers, galleries and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists from across the globe. More than 15,000 avid art enthusiasts are invited to enjoy exciting and   original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works – all under one roof and within 50,000 square feet of uninterrupted convention space at the Dallas Market Hall. Running alongside Artexpo Dallas is [SOLO] highlighting established and independent established and emerging artists. Artexpo Dallas also features a lineup of interactive and educational programming, including Art Labs, Spotlight Program, Discoveries Collection and Director’s Picks. For further information, visit redwoodartgroup.com/artexpo-dallas

About Redwood Art Group

Since 2009, Redwood Art Group (RWAG) has been revolutionizing the global fine art community by helping artists and gallery owners grow their businesses through fine art exhibitions and publications, art business education, mentoring, marketing, and social media. Today, RWAG owns and operates fine art fairs across the country: Artexpo New York, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Art Santa Fe, Red Dot Miami and the newly installed Artexpo Dallas. Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show for 45 years and counting, attracts more than 20,000 art enthusiasts, including nearly 5,000 industry buyers. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami take place during Miami Art Week, an annual attraction that draws over 150,000 art collectors to the city. Over the past thirteen years, RWAG has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to their events, sold millions of dollars’ worth of art, and helped thousands of unrepresented and established artists launch or grow their careers. Aside from hosting multiple high-end art shows throughout the year, RWAG also owns Art Business News. For more information, visit redwoodartgroup.com

About WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge Design Fair is a three-day event that offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed to engage, entertain and inspire. The fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium design brands and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a series of educational programs and are invited to enjoy culinary demonstrations, special events and more. For more information, visit www.westedgedesignfair.com. Follow WestEdge on Instagram at instagram.com/westedgedesign and Facebook at facebook.com/WestEdgeDesignFair.

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