Thursday, October 9 | 6pm - 7:30pm
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Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders
Thursday, October 9 | 7:30pm - 10pm
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press
Located in the cultural mecca for established collectors, 1AN and Art Silicon Valley present the can't-miss educational event of the season. The Art Symposium brings together leading art industry experts to speak on a range of topics, providing attendees with the skills required to improve their reputation as serious art collectors, maximize the efficiency of their overall asset portfolio and cultivate their taste for the finer things in life. Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, you are in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, our program is both diverse and engaging. The Art Symposium is FREE for visitors of Art Silicon Valley, with a selection of live sessions on the fair floor. Friday, Oct 10th | 1pm - 1:30pm
A Perspective on Hunt Slonem's Bunnies
Speaker: Bruce Helander
This session features a PowerPoint talk on Hunt Slonem’s new book, Bunnies. Bruce Helander has written extensively on Slonem’s work and career, including an informative critical essay titled “Quantum Lepus” for this latest volume, as well as a chapter in his book, Learning to See titled “Bird’s Eye View.”
Friday, Oct 10th | 2pm - 3pm
Panel: Adventures in Media - Collecting and Protecting Unusual Art
Speakers: Gregory Smith, Simon Hornby, Sam Pugatch, David Sleeman
Hosts: Dewitt Stern, Berkley Asset Protection, Winston Art Group, Crozier Fine Arts
Panelists will conduct an interactive discussion on past and present mediums used by fine artists and how they affect aspects of valuation, security, shipping, storage, restoration, climate controls, title and authenticity.
Friday, Oct 10th | 3:30pm - 4pm
Sales and Use Taxes: How They Apply to Collectors and Dealers
Speaker: Mary Pat Kohberger
A Deloitte sales tax specialist will present on how sales/use taxes apply and offer insightful perspective around potential issues and tax-saving opportunities to help collectors avoid unwanted additional expense or surprise.
Saturday, Oct 11th | 1pm - 1:30pm
Book Signing and Chat with Doug Menuez
Speaker: Doug Menuez | Host: Peter Fetterman Gallery
This session features a booking signing and conversation with Doug Menuez, a documentary photographer and author of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000.
Saturday, Oct 11th | 2pm - 3pm
Panel: Building an Art Collection Like a Pro
Speakers: Josh Baer, Tom O’Connor, Lisa Dolby Chadwick, Jennifer Biederbeck
Four experienced panelists, including a leading auction house specialist, eBay’s art advisor, a private art consultant and a leading gallery director, will share strategies for emerging and experienced buyers.
Saturday, Oct 11th | 3:30pm - 5pm
Blurring the Line Between Machine and Nature
Speakers: Alan Rath (Digital Video Sculptor), Lia Cook (Textile and Visual
Artist), Robert Buelteman (Photographer), and Kal Spelletich (Kinetic
The LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is a national
program of gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for
informal presentations and conversation with an audience. A special Art
SV/SF LASER will feature four noted bay area artists who throughout
their careers have pioneered new hybrid works at the crossroads of art
and science. Join the artists as they present their work and
inspirations, followed by audience discussion and Q&A.
Sunday, Oct 12th | 1pm - 1:45pm
Panel: Changing the Paradigm for Corporate Art
Speakers: Drew Bennett, Celestine Johnson, Cristina Tcheyan, Vanessa Sigurdson
Moderator: Wendi Norris, President of SFADA and owner of Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Hosts: Facebook, Innovation Endeavors, Google, Autodesk
How do artist residencies, Curiosity Camps for entrepreneurs, and state-of-the-art maker studios contribute to companies and what do the artists get in return? Hear new approaches to bringing artists and professionals together as equals in the modern workplace.
Sunday, Oct 12th | 2pm - 2:30pm
Art Appraisal: Why, When and How?
Speaker: Jeremy Stone, ASA
Host: Business Matters in the Visual Arts
Learn from an expert about the difference between Fair Market and Replacement Value and what research, analysis and sales comparables are used by accredited fine art appraisers to determine relevant markets and characteristics of value.
Sunday, Oct 12th | 3pm - 3:30pm
Visual Thinking Strategies: Making Meaning in Art
Speaker: Oren Slozberg
The presentation will be an opportunity to experience Visual Thinking
Strategies. VTS is used in educational institutions and fine art museums
internationally. This method was developed in collaboration between the
NY MoMA and Developmental Psychologist, Abigail Housen. The VTS
experience will engage viewers with visual art directly, developing
their own meaning making abilities and observation skills.
Enjoy complimentary tour of Art SV/SF with an independent curator or art
advisor - a great introduction to get the most out of your Art SV/SF
visit. Tours will be led by members of No. Ca. Arttable, a national
organization for professional women in the arts. Guides will lead you
through a selection of booths and artworks, and introduce you to dealers
and artists. (approximately 1 hour).
GUIDED TOUR SCHEDULE:
Friday, October 10th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:30pm | 7:00pm
Saturday, October 11th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:30pm
Sunday, October 12th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm
Leaders in Software Art (LISA) - Art SV/SF has created a groundbreaking partnership with LISA in order to bring digital art to, and create a dialogue with, the tech-savvy communities of the Bay Area by making software and electronic art an integral part of the fair. LISA founder and tech art consultant Isabel Draves will bring together a selection of rising stars from the New York tech art community for exhibition and sale in dealer booths throughout the fair.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (SJICA) will exhibit artist John Carpenter’s Dandelion Clock interactive art video and will organize an exploration of new mobile art apps.
Stanford Art Spaces - Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Systems at Stanford University, curator and critic DeWitt Cheng will organize a show of unique and unusual Bay Area artists he has discovered through his 30 year career.
ZERO1 is presenting John Slepian’s Transcendence, a performance installation that humorously and ironically explores new forms of embodiment in the digital world. Using a hacked toy brainwave sensor, electronics, and powerful actuators, the artist is literally levitated through the power of his mind. Slepian will be performing Transcendence during scheduled hours each day of the art fair.
San Francisco-based gallery White Walls will exhibit new works by noted street artist APEX (Ricardo Richey), who will also complete an on-site mural on the exterior of the San Mateo Expo Hall during the fair.
Tim Hyde and University of California Davis Art Studio present The Invitation, a series of 2014 photographs in which separate and distinct fields of inquiry at UC Davis are crystallized in one image, and Hexagon/Pentagon, a sculpture produced for the Skull Sessions, a modular installation to facilitate spirited exchange between artists, musicians, scientists and the public. All are invited to participate.
Hero Of Color City Kids Center will provide a safe playroom on-site for children ages 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit Art SV/SF. Children enrolled in the program will have exclusive access to view the newly released film Hero of Color City as well as participate in activities including art explorations, games, puzzles and storytelling.
Kids Center will be open Friday + Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Movie will be shown Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon, 2pm and 4pm.
I PXL U, the official photo sharing platform for Art SV/SF, will sponsor a special exhibition of monumental Banksy works from his 2013 New York City residency, featured at the Keszler Gallery booth. One of the most intriguing artists of our time, elusive English street artist Banksy has captured world-wide attention through his graffiti art.
||The Official Hotel of Art SV/SF, the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, will feature a special art exhibit throughout the lobby by five participating fair artists to coincide with the fair: Bare, Gallerie Citi | Franco de Francesca, Lausberg Contemporary | Tom Leighton, Cynthia Corbett Gallery | Kenneth Noland, Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | Tommy Watson Yannima, Leslie Smith Gallery
Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) will exhibit photos from participants in STAR’s program, Family Art Day and Artist in Residence Program, as well as additional works from Hunters Point Shipyard Artists.
| ||The San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA) will highlight artwork from a selection of its 55 member galleries in a show curated by Lauren O’Connell, a recent masters graduate in Curatorial Studies at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 20% of sales proceeds will be donated to CCA’s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.|
One Art Nation Symposium - Art SV/SF will collaborate with One Art Nation to offer The Art Symposium, which brings together leading opinion leaders and art industry experts to speak on a range of timely topics from the current structure of the art market to talks on collecting art, succession planning, protecting unusual art and issues of art valuation. Talks are listed above in the Events section.