for immediate release
Flow returns for second year with expanded roster and new location
Dates: December 5 – 9, 2007
Venue: The Dorset Hotel, 1720 Collins Avenue, Miami
Hours: Wednesday, December 5, Noon to 6pm. 6-10pm Opening Reception
Thursday, 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 3pm
Press Contact: or images, dealer bios, special event information and more please contact Matthew Garson 216-990-3349 or Julie Baker 530-265-9278www.flowfair.com
Following the success of last year's inaugural flow art fair in Miami, flow fair founders Julie Baker and Matt Garson are pleased to present the initial list of exhibitors for flow Miami 2007.
Amy Simon Fine Art Westport, CT
Arthur Roger Gallery New Orleans, LA
Belloc Lowndes Chicago, IL
David Lusk Gallery Memphis, TN
DEN Contemporary Art Culver City, CA
Donna Seager Gallery San Rafael, CA
Duane Reed Gallery St. Louis, MO
Garson Fine Art New York, NY
Hemphill Washington, DC
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, England
Jay Jay Gallery, Sacramento, CA
JG Contemporary New York, NY
Julie Baker Fine Art Nevada City, CA
Kenise Barnes Fine Art Larchmont, NY
Koelsch Gallery Houston, TX
KR Martindale Gallery Venice, CA
Landfall Press Santa Fe, NM
Linda Durham Contemporary Art Santa Fe, NM
Marcia Wood Gallery Atlanta , GA
McKenzie Fine Art New York, NY
Mulry Fine Art West Palm Beach, FL
Nohra Haime Gallery New York, NY
Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York NY
PDX Contemporary Art Portland, OR
Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
Schmidt Dean Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Toomey - Tourell San Francisco, CA
Wildwood Press St. Louis, MO
Winston Wachter Seattle, WA
This year flow will take over the newly renovated Dorset Hotel on Collins Avenue, just 2 blocks from Basel Miami and in the neighborhood of other satellite fairs such as Bridge, Red dot and Ink. This new venue allows for much larger exhibition spaces; on average about 300 square feet, nearly double the size of last year's rooms at the Catalina hotel. In addition flow has increased the number of exhibitors from 18 to 30. flow exhibitors will empty the room of furniture and be able to hang directly on the wall. Within the frenzy and chaos of all the fairs in Miami in December, flow will standout by having approachable exhibitors and an overall streamlined consistency of quality.
After spending a number of years on the art fair circuit themselves, flow founders, Baker and Garson began to feel that there was a group of gallerists that did not fit into the existing roster of fairs but who were worthy of exhibiting in the most important arena for contemporary art collecting, Miami during Art Basel. For the most part, blue chip dealers are invited to Miami Basel, European galleries to Pulse and dealers who represent younger artists are in Scope but where was the venue for dealers who have been in the business for 20+ years representing emerging to mid career artists and pioneering contemporary art programs in cities such as New Orleans, Portland, Memphis, Atlanta, Santa Fe and other areas outside of New York. This year flow dealers represent approximately 20 states and 25 cities to further prove that great art should not be determined by a zip code. Gallerists are chosen not only on the basis of their trained and acute ability to spot great talent, but who have reputations for being fair, good to their artists and good natured people who are not afraid or too important to look up when someone enters the room and say hello.
flow is the art fair about the art and less about the hype or the business of art. In this way, flow is curated. Every invited dealer's program is evaluated and the fair founders sometimes make recommendations of who the gallery should exhibit so the fair has an overall cohesive quality to it. flow also remains fresh, room to room because multiple dealers are not allowed to exhibit the same artist.
Art fairs are principally about commerce but they should also be about a community of galleries representing artists to the best collectors in the best possible way. One of the biggest differences about flow is that the organizers are dealers who know what it takes to make an exhibitor feel well taken care of at an art fair. The process is streamlined and personalized so each participating exhibitor is given direct attention and information to help make it a successful fair. In this way, flow will always remain a smaller fair. The organizers are hands on and there is an atmosphere of cooperation, mutual admiration and respect amongst the exhibitors.
Last year, flow became known as the "fun" fair, "the sleeper hit of the Miami fairs", and "the fairest of all the fairs". With a slightly expanded roster of 30 passionate art dealers representing outstanding emerging to mid career artists flow will continue to stand out among the satellite fairs.
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