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Gibbes Museum of Art Hosts Charleston's First Ever Art on Paper Fair

Partnership with Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association Celebrates the Visual Arts in Charleston

(October 1, 2012 - Charleston, South Carolina) – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the first ever Art on Paper Fair from November 2 through 4, 2012. The museum has partnered with Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association (CFADA) for the Fine Arts Weekend, an annual event that celebrates the visual arts in Charleston the first weekend in November. The Art on Paper Fair will be held at the Gibbes Museum and will feature dealers representing CFADA galleries as well as other premier galleries of the southeast. Works for sale will include prints, pastels, watercolors, photographs, and drawing. Admission to the Art on Paper Fair will be free during museum hours, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, November 3 and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, November 4.

“I am incredibly excited to join forces with CFADA by presenting Charleston’s first ever Art on Paper Fair as part of the annual Fine Arts Weekend,” noted Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack. “Purchasing works of art from the finest dealers in South Carolina and beyond is the best way to celebrating the visual arts of our great city and support our creative economy.”

Participating galleries include Jerald Melberg Gallery, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Corrigan Gallery, Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture, Hampton III Gallery, Horton Hayes Fine Art, Helena Fox Fine Art, Morris & Whiteside Galleries, Smith Killian Gallery, Sylvan Gallery, David Allen Fine Arts, and Wells Gallery. New inventory will be featured by all of the dealers and objects will be available in a wide price range, offering purchasing opportunities for both new and seasoned art collectors.

On Friday, November 2, the museum’s young patron auxiliary group, Society 1858, will host an opening night preview reception for the Art on Paper Fair at the museum. The party, titled Rock, Scissors, Paper, will be held at the Gibbes from 8:00 to 10:30pm, following the Fine Art Annual Art Stroll. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gibbesmuseum.org/events, or by calling 843-722-2706 ext 21.

Art on Paper Fair Schedule (Museum admission and events are free unless otherwise noted):

November 2
Charleston Fine Art Annual Stroll, 5–8pm

Rock, Scissors, Art on Paper preview party and reception at the Gibbes hosted by Society 1858,
8–10:30pm, $30 advance purchase, $40 at the door

November 3
Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 10am –5pm
Painting in the Park at Washington Square, 9am–12noon
Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 2pm
Buy Art Party and Auction at the Gibbes hosted by CFADA, 6:30–8:30pm, $55 advance purchase, $65 day of event

November 4
Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 1–5pm
Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair at the Gibbes, 2:30pm

GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART
Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

MUSEUM HOURS
TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M., SUNDAY: 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

ADMISSION:
ADULTS: $9.00 · SENIORS, STUDENTS & MILITARY: $7.00 · CHILDREN (6-12): $5.00 · MEMBERS AND CHILDREN UNDER 6: FREE.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401
www.gibbesmuseum.org