Thursday, 6 November 2014

SOFA Chicago 2014

I had the pleasure of attending SOFA Chicago 2014 with the assistance of Craft Alliance, who orchestrated and funded an education and research mission for Atlantic Canadian artists.

At the Opening Reception with Anne Pryde
SOFA is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Works by emerging and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries and dealers. The exhibition takes place over three days and attracts over 30,000 attendees. 

Fascinating perspex (plexiglass) sculptures by Regine Schumann at the Lausbery Contemporary booth.

SOFA features the work of over 1,000 contemporary artists represented by over 70 galleries from 11 countries. Contemporary fine craft shown at SOFA can range in price from $500 - $350,000. The exhibition also includes an exclusive opening night preview, a lecture series, special featured exhibits and individual gallery events. SOFA is attended by major collectors and collector groups from around the world. 

Amazing pots by Steven Young Lee at the Duane Reed Gallery booth

detail of Junghye Park's work. 
Hand stitched silk.

Enamelled sculptures by Naoki Takeyama at the Gallery FW booth

Clever sculptures assembled from objects found washed up upon the shore of the Thames River in London by Robert Cooper. 

There wasn't much mixed media on display at SOFA.

fabulous jewellery on display at Charon Kransen Arts booth

I have wanted to attend SOFA ever since I graduated with my Bachelor of Visual Arts from the ANU School of Art, so attending was a dream come true for me. 

I had the pleasure of attending with the following artists:
Bronwyn Arundel from Arundel Studios

Jade Ansley
Lydia Buxton
Anne Pryde


The event provided invaluable networking opportunities with like minded artists and entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to view world class artwork and meet with the galleries that represent those artists.

If you would like to see images of some of the amazing art on display, visit my FaceBook page.

Thank you to Craft Alliance and SUNSCAD who made this opportunity a reality.

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