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Contact: Amy Mercer
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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Second-Annual Art on Paper Fair

Prominent American art dealers featuring works that celebrate the South

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the second-annual Art on Paper Fair. The weekend event will be held at the museum and feature prints, watercolors, photographs, and drawings for sale by prominent American art dealers featuring works that celebrate the South. A “First Look” evening reception will be held on Friday evening from 8 – 10:30pm. “An art fair is a wonderful way to experience art and add to your personal collection whether you are beginner or an experienced collector. I purchased my first work of art at an art fair I attended as a college students and I have been hooked ever since. We are delighted to again bring together a group of experienced, well-respected art dealers who specialize in works on paper for Charleston residents and visitors to enjoy and learn from,” says Gibbes Executive Director Angela Mack. Building on last year’s success, the museum will expand its offerings to include artist demonstrations, curator-led tours, and an artisan boutique.

Participating dealers include: Charleston galleries, Corrigan Gallery, Coleman Fine Art, Dog & Horse Fine Art and Portraiture, Jonathan Green Studios, and The Cheryl Newby Gallery of Pawley’s Island, David Allen Fine Arts of Arlington, Virginia, Claudia Heath Fine Art of Charlotte, NC, and the John K. Surovek Gallery of Palm Beach.

Schedule of Events
Friday, November 1, 8 – 10:30pm
See it early! Attend the First Look Preview Party and be the first to admire and acquire limited edition original works on paper priced for all budgets. Enjoy tasty treats from Macaroon Boutique and local food trucks including Roti Rolls, AutoBanh, and Cory’s Grilled Cheese.
$30 advance, $40 at the door.

Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 10am – 5pm, Free Admission
Ask the Expert: in addition to the dealer booths, this year we are offering an “Ask the Expert” booth allowing visitors to talk with curators, appraisers, conservators, framers, and artists, including several from Redux Studios, will speak about a variety of topics related to works on paper.

Artisan Boutique: The Gibbes Museum store will feature locally-made, hand-crafted gifts for sale. Vendors, including Sarah Bandy, Sideshow Press, Barbara Onufer, Ink Meets Paper, and Alicia Colella, will be on hand at the specialty boutique, located in the Welcome Gallery next to the Museum Store.
Curator-led Tour of Art on Paper Fair, 2pm Saturday and Sunday: Join Gibbes curatorial staff on a tour of the dealer’s booths. View “curators’ picks” and learn more about the art of collecting.
The Gibbes partnered with Redux Studios to create a video about the art of printmaking. Produced by Marcus Amaker, the video can be seen here.

Exhibitions on View: Visitors will be able to view Photography and the American Civil War, installed in the Main and Rotunda Galleries.
More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan Museum of Art\'s celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation\'s bloodiest war.
Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. September 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014, on view in the Gibbes Museum.

The Fine Art of Printmaking will also be on view in the museum on October 7. This exhibition displays examples of some of the best-known printmaking techniques such as woodcuts, etchings, drypoints, and lithographs.
For a full schedule of events visit gibbesmuseum.org/events or call 842.722.2706 x 21.

Other Weekend Events:
November 1, 5 – 8pm: Fine Art Annual Stroll at participating downtown galleries
Free
November 2, 9am -12noon: Painting in the Park at Washington Square
Free
Some of the most celebrated local and visiting artists—represented by Anglin-Smith Fine Art, Corrigan Gallery, Dog & Horse Fine Art, Ella Richardson Gallery, Helena Fox Fine Art, and The Sylvan Gallery—will gather at Washington Square park for a plein-air session on Saturday morning.
Nov 2, 4 -7 pm: Redux Open Studios and Auction Preview:
Join the artists of Redux for the semi-annual Open Studios and get a peek behind the curtains. This is the perfect time to meet the artists, see what’s new, buy artwork straight from the artists, purchase auction tickets for the November 9 annual auction, renew memberships, sign up for classes, get that gift certificate, and more!

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.

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