Dallas Art Fair 2012

Dallas Art Fair, Texas

February 10, 2012


Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15, 2012

The fourth annual Dallas Art Fair, presented by Ruinart, will return April 12 through 15, 2012 to the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g) located at 1807 Ross Avenue—adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas’ dynamic downtown Arts District. This year’s fair will showcase over 70 international and national galleries, featuring works by more than 400 modern and contemporary artists.

The Dallas Art Fair launches on April 12, 2012 with an exclusive preview gala that benefits the Dallas Contemporary and Nasher Sculpture Center. The gala offers patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.

This year’s edition is at the center of a week of major exhibition openings and art-related programming in Dallas. Notable exhibitions include Jacob Kassay at Power Station; Erick Swenson at the Nasher Sculpture Center; Adam McEwen at The Goss-Michael Foundation; Erwin Wurm and Zoe Crosher at the Dallas Contemporary and the opening of the first ever Dallas Biennale curated by Florence Ostende.

“This year’s fair represents another quantum leap forward in the quality of our exhibitors,” said DAF Co-Founder, John Sughrue. “The arts are redefining Dallas, and there is a growing demand for access to the best of international contemporary art within the community. The Dallas Art Fair week is becoming a defining week in Dallas and on the advent of our fourth year; I remain incredibly excited about the future of our fair, our arts community and our city.”

“We want to present a fair that brings together a number of top national and international dealers with our local and regional galleries,” said Chris Byrne, Co-Founder. “By presenting these galleries on an even playing field, the viewer can evaluate the art on its own terms.”

2012 Exhibitor List:
Alpha Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Artspace 111, Barry Whistler Gallery, Bill Hodges Gallery, Blythe Projects, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Callicoon Fine Arts, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Canada, Carrie Secrist Gallery, CB1 Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, Claire Oliver, Conduit Gallery, Cris Worley Fine Art, D’Amelio Gallery, Deborah Colton Gallery, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Drexel Galeria, Durham Press, Feature, Inc., Feedback, Ltd., Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Galleri Urbane, Gallery Henoch, Gasser Grunert, Gebert Contemporary, The Green Gallery, Hedge Gallery, Horton Gallery, Howard Scott Gallery, James Kelly Contemporary, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Jonathan Viner Gallery, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Kristy Stubbs Gallery, Kopeikin Gallery, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., Leo Koenig, Inc., Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, ltd los angeles, Marc Straus, Martos Gallery, Michael Kohn Gallery, Moody Gallery, Meulensteen, Newzones, Pace Prints, Perry Rubenstein, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Russell Tether Fine Art, Salomon Contemporary, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Silverman Gallery, Stewart Gallery, Sue Scott Gallery, Talley Dunn Gallery, Tanner-Hill Gallery, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Turner Carroll Gallery, UNTITLED, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Wade Wilson Fine Art, Webb Gallery, William Campbell Contemporary Art, William Shearburn Gallery, Zach Feuer Gallery, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, ZieherSmith

Preview Gala:
Thursday, April 12, 6–9PM
By Special Invitation
Tickets sold benefit Dallas Contemporary and Nasher Sculpture Center

Open to the Public:
Friday, April 13, 11AM–7 PM
Saturday, April 14, 11 AM–7 PM
Sunday, April 15, 11 AM–5 PM

The Dallas Art Fair is located inside Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g)
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

25 USD per person, per day for a single day pass
50 USD per person for admission to all three days of the event

2012 Sponsors/Partners: Ruinart, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Neiman Marcus, Cadillac, Wells Fargo Advisors, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, Heritage Auctions, Museum Tower, U.S. Trust, Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Ard-Knox Fine Art Insurance, Bel Fleur, Ben E. Keith Company, Berkley Asset Protection, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Liland’s Special Events, Scott + Cooner, U.S.Art

2012 Media Sponsors: Papercity, D Magazine, Modern Luxury Dallas, FD Luxe, Patron, Arts + Culture, Artnet

Press Contact: Amani Olu | amani [​at​] nadinejohnson.com | (212) 228-5555