Affordable Art Fair names established Brooklyn gallery as first grant recipient

The Affordable Art Fair celebrates a banner year with its return to Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion next week (September 22-25). The beloved fair, which was founded in London in 1999, made its New York debut in 2002, bringing with it a mission to democratize art collecting across income brackets.

Now, 20 years later, the fair has expanded its focus on economic inclusivity to galleries with the recently introduced Fellowship Program, which will offer start-up organizations from the tri-state area the opportunity to showcase the work of their groups of artists. The program was designed to build the long-term business viability of each year’s Fellows by providing resources, subscription, and a platform for business, marketing, and community development. The first winner of the 2022 edition of the fair is based in Brooklyn Gallery established.

Operated by co-owners Hally and Johnny Thornton, Established Gallery is focused on building a sustainable business model that nurtures emerging artists and their careers while connecting these artists to a network of peers, colleagues and contemporaries passionate about supporting artists. arts.

At this year’s show, Established Gallery will present the work of four dynamic artists: Liza Domingues, Traci Johnson, Sean Qualls and Rick Secen— who all live and work in Brooklyn. These artists work in a variety of styles and mediums, from glossy textiles and wood assemblages to impactful collages and luminous oils. These artists, like Established Gallery itself, focus on forming lasting relationships with like-minded creators and collectors.

As the recipient of the scholarship, the established gallery will be iwere invited to participate in the fair free of charge for three consecutive editions, starting this year with a 100 square foot booth (value of $6,100 and more), followed by a 120 square foot booth in their second edition ( value of $7,320 or more). ), and finally a 150 square foot booth (worth over $9,150) in the third and final edition. Applications for the next AAF scholarship program will open in spring 2023.

Below, take a look at some of the works that will be on display at the Established Gallery’s upcoming stand at the Affordable Art Fair.

Sean Qualls, One of the three muses (2021). Courtesy of established gallery.

Liza Domingues, Dimensions#01 (2021).  Courtesy of established gallery.

Liza Domingues, Dimensions #01 (2021). Courtesy of established gallery.

Rick Secen, Traffic Light in the Clouds (2021).  Courtesy of established gallery.

Rick Secen, traffic light in the clouds (2021). Courtesy of established gallery.

    Traci Johnson, Don't Look Back (2022).  Courtesy of established gallery.

Traci Johnson, Do not look back (2022). Courtesy of established gallery.

The Affordable Art Fair will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York from Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25. Click here for more information about the fair. Buy your tickets here.

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