Second Seattle Art Fair Announces Exhibitors

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The preliminary list of exhibitors for the Seattle Art Fair’s sophomore outing has been released, and it features one notable absence: Gagosian Gallery, a marquee participant in the fair’s launch last year, does not appear to be returning. Slated for August 4 through 7, the fair’s second run in the Emerald City will, however, see the return of heavyweights Paul Kasmin, David Zwirner, and Pace, as well as the arrival of Marlborough, Petzel, and and Jane Lombard galleries, among others.

Newly hired curator Laura Fried will helm the Pacific Rim–focused fair as artistic director. The event will again be co-produced by the New York firm Art Market Productions and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan investment company. Allen and Vulcan came under fire late last year for allegedly backing out of a commitment to make an art space they founded, called Pivot Art + Culture, a permanent fixture in Seattle’s South Lake Union district — an area aggressively developed by Vulcan’s real estate arm.

For an account of the fair’s first edition, the most apparently successful of the market’s many vexed attempts at wooing collectors from the art-averse technology sector, see our article from last year: “Tech Art Down, Tech Money Up at Seattle Art Fair Debut.” The list of new and returning galleries that have committed to participating in the 2016 Seattle Art Fair follows below.

Returning participants:

ACA Galleries (New York)

Allan Stone Projects (New York)

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe (New York)

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (Portland)

Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles)

David Zwirner (New York)

Donald Ellis Gallery (New York)

G. Gibson Gallery (Seattle)

Forum Gallery (New York)

Gallery Jones (Vancouver)

Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle)

James Harris Gallery (Seattle)

Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco)

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans)

Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo)

KOKI ARTS (Tokyo)

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle)

Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver)

Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York)

Pace Gallery (New York)

Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York)

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART (Portland)

Richard Levy Gallery (Albuquerque)

Roq La Rue (Seattle)

Samsøn (Boston)

SEASON (Seattle)

Upfor (Portland)

Winston Wächter Fine Art (Seattle)

Zurcher Gallery (New York).

New entrants:

Backslash Gallery (Paris)

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (New York)

Claire Oliver Gallery (New York)

Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica)

Jane Lombard Gallery (New York)

Jason Jacques Inc. (New York)

Jerald Melberg Gallery (Charlotte)

Kagedo Japanese Art (Orcas, WA)

Marlborough Gallery (New York)

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (New York)

Pace/MacGill Gallery (New York)

Paul Thiebaud Gallery (San Francisco)

Petzel Gallery (New York)

ROSEGALLERY (Santa Monica)

SaparContemporary (New York)

ShoshanaWayneGallery (Santa Monica)

ZieherSmith&Horton (New York)

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(Photo: Sofia Lee.)