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Honfleur Gallery at the New York Affordable Art Fair

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Crowds gather Wednesday May 4, 2011 for opening night of New York's Affordable Art Fair. Photo copyright East City Art

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On Wednesday May 4, I attended the New York City Affordable Art Fair’s opening night at 7 West 34th Street, 11 stories above Midtown Manhattan.  Over 70 galleries from around the world were represented in a single venue.  The organizers of the Affordable Art Fairs, which take place around the world, consider “affordable art”  to be any original piece of work that is below US$10,000, €5,000 or £3,000.  Many of the galleries, who were organized in 100 to 200 square foot booths, offered work ranging in price from as little as $50 to to the maximum amount permitted.  However, on average, the prices tended to be around $1,200 to $3,600.  Galleries from as far away as Hanoi Vietnam, Melbourne Australia and Buenos Aires Argentina showed work from the local artists they represent.  However, the New York galleries, second only to London galleries, were predominantly represented.

Only two Washington area Galleries, East City’s very own Honfleur Gallery from Anacostia and Fraser Gallery, from Bethesda, MD, which closed its doors recently, had exhibition booths at the Affordable Art Fair NYC.  Honfleur had a good blend of both artists whose works they have exhibited within the last 18 months along with a few newcomers such as Stephan Laplanche, a Paris-based painter who creates colorful abstract pieces with oil on board.

Art fairs are an ideal way for art lovers to connect to contemporary art movements, recent trends and a great occasion to network and meet peers from around the globe.  For those readers who do not have the opportunity to travel to attend these events, know that in September, DC will have its first international art fair.  The (e)merge art fair will take place September 22-25 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel at South Capitol and Eye Streets SW.

Moving forward, East City Art will continue to cover these events when our local galleries are represented either in the US or abroad and we will naturally bring you coverage of (e)merge.  Below are some snapshots of Honfleur’s booth at the Affordable Art Fair.

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Inside Honfleur's exhibiton booth (booth A-13). Photo copyright East City Art.

New York Affordable Art Fair Washington DC Galleries Honfleur Gallery Anacostia on East City Art

The women of Honfleur and Vivid Solutions Galleries hard at work. From Left to right Beth Ferraro, Amy Cavanaugh and Briony Evans Hanson. Photo copyright East City Art

New York Affordable Art Fair Washington DC Galleries Honfleur Gallery Anacostia on East City Art

A close-up of booth A-13 with charcoal work from Cuban born artist Gustavo Sosa Diaz and Abstract oil painting from French artist Stephan Laplanche. Photo copyright East City Art.

New York Affordable Art Fair Washington DC Galleries Honfleur Gallery Anacostia on East City Art

Segment of "Untitled Number 10" by Parisian artist Stephan Laplanche. Photo copyright East City Art

Phil Hutinet
Authored by: Phil Hutinet

Phil Hutinet, a third generation Capitol Hill resident, is the publisher of East City Art which he began in 2010 to document and promote the growing contemporary art movement in the eastern communities of Washington, DC. In 2012-2013, his consultancy work east of the river yielded the Anacostia Playhouse, Craig Kraft Studios, the Anacostia Arts Center and the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals. He currently produces EMULSION, East City Art's annual regional juried show. In 2015, he coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour and continues to consult on numerous regional art projects. Hutinet has been interviewed by or has made appearances on the BBC, Capital Community News, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, WOL Radio, WJLA ABC News Channel 7/Channel 8, WTOP and other local and national media.