Gordon Smedt, Empty Bags, 2011, oil on canvas, 48" x 74"

Beginning May 19th and through the 22nd the San Francisco Fine Art Fair will be underway at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion.  The opening night gala is from 6:00 to 9:30 and will be a 140 year anniversary celebration of the San Francisco Art Institute.

The San Francisco Fine Art Fair will be exciting on many levels.  The entire apron in front of the building will be artfully landscaped by Bionic as well as graced with wonderful sculpture, including an enormous piece by Bay Area favorite and internationally acclaimed sculptor Fletcher Benton.  Inside the Pavilion will be 70 Bay Area, national and international galleries balanced with numerous installations and performances.  These installations range from a Naomie Kremer contemporary version of Nude Descending a Staircase to a 40’ long by 12’ tall mural painted by Augustus Thompson.  Curators Hanna Regev and Kathryn Weller Renfro have added their eyes to join galleries from all over the world with outstanding Bay Area artists. The Collectors Lounge will be under a grand hanging paper installation by Bay Area artist Paul Hayes.  And, under this installation will be furniture by select CCA alumni designers. The media pavilion will be active with excellent programming developed by the San Francisco Art Institute and the Platinum VIP Lounge will be done up by a San Francisco favorite design gallery, Propeller.

Harry Siter, Hana, 2011, wood and bronze, 132" x 72" x 72"

Outdoors the famous “Off the Grid” food carts will be on site opening night to offer savory foods along with several full and open bars throughout the fair. From Friday to Sunday Blue Bottle Coffee will be debuting their new coffee kiosk near the sculpture garden.

Kara Maria, Palette Painting 2, 2010, acrylic on paper, 4.5" x 3"

Hamamjian Modern will be featuring large paintings by Gordon Smedt, sculpture by Harry Siter and miniature paintings by Kara Maria.  SFFAF will be a truly artful experience…don’t miss it!  Please contact seb@hamamjianmodern.com  for a complimentary “patron” or  “day” pass and additional passes can be purchased at http://www.zvents.com/z/san-francisco-ca/sf-fine-art-fair-2011–events–182712005

We hope to see you at Fort Mason!

Seb, artists, and staff

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