ARTEXPO DALLAS 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
Artexpo, New York’s iconic art fair, opened its doors in Dallas for the first time at Dallas Market Hall, September 16—18, 2022. The first year fair was coupled with the WestEdge Design Fair to make it three days of eye popping art and design! With the best of local, national, and international galleries and artists gathered for designers, architects, and collectors to see, enjoy, and collect, Artexpo Dallas had a great response from the Dallas community.
Artexpo Dallas was definitely an experience of urban royalty art meeting developing nuance galleries and more. With more than 150 innovative international and national galleries, art publishers, and artists, showcasing original work of literally hundreds of artists, the fair floor was full of excitement and energy — not to mention sales! Avid art enthusiasts came out to enjoy the hundreds of exciting and original artworks that exhibitors put on display, including prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclees, lithographs and glass works.
ATTENTION GRABBING PROGRAMMING
Aimed not to disappoint, Artexpo’s iconic programming caught the attention of fair goers and media alike. The Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries and artists chosen by the Redwood Art Group selection committee, engaged attendees alongside Art Labs, a series of outstanding projects by exhibiting galleries within the fair. There were Meet the Artists and Live Demonstrations sessions daily, presenting an interactive experience—allowing attendees to get up-close-and-personal with the artists.
The Spotlight Program provided collectors with a focused look at several galleries and prominent artists who created a site-specific exhibition. Spotlight Program recipients for 2022 included:
- End to End Gallery
- Ephraim Urevbu, Urevbu Collection
- Leticia Herrera, Leta Herrera Art
- Patrick Jones Gallery
- Rodney Asikhia Gallery
Learn more about each of them in the feature article in Art Business News!
This year’s Art Labs featured two outstanding projects by exhibiting galleries and included Unifying Our World, Protecting Our Oceans by Art Gallery Pure and Reinventing Textile Art by Contemporary Art Projects USA.
SALES & SUCCESS STORIES
The number of sales and commissions reported throughout the show this year was impressive, as were the gallery placements by [SOLO] artists. Here is a brief summary of highlights from this year’s exhibitor sales.
- ADC Fine Art placed Jon Oaks Glass Towers Set of 3
- Artologie Studio sold Shraddha Dhana’s Float Series III
- Bermano was pleased to place Fireworks and Peace, both 24′ x 30″ works
- Bob Snider Art placed Arkansas Derby Notan, a 30″ x 40″ oil on canvas before the fair opened; and also sold Wildfire, a 20” x 24” work
- Contemporary Art Projects USA placed Evangeline Ang’s Fantasia I and Fantasia 2, both 38” x 38”; Rachel Daly’s Lily; Michele A. Utley Voigt’s Out of the Closet 72″ x 72″; and two other works by Evangeline Ang Mystic 1 and Mystic 2, both 36” x 36”
- Diego Victoria Fine Art sold Sandra De Sousa’s Fragmentos, a mixed media piece at 48” x 48”; Andrea Michels’ Selva 36” x 48”; and several of Andres Valero’s books
- End to End Gallery sold Tristan Eaton’s Apathy Exposed (Deluxe Edition), 2020; Hebru Brantley’s Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself, 2020; and two of Martin Whatson’s pieces En Pointe, 2014 and The Cycle, 2019
- Eza Peradze was busy throughout the fair and sold 12 pieces from her “Freedom People” series
- Faces of Humanity by Dale Sumner placed Selfie-Made Man, a 21” x 65” work
- Genus placed Douglas Fir Beam and Lisbon Bench
- Jen Tough Gallery premiered her Artist Alliance Community Works on Paper Collection and sold 9 piece- including Tumble In and others
- Joseph Raymond placed Billy Crantz’s The Stump 12” x 12” along with Billy Crantz’s Sing Blue Silver 25” x 25”
- Kate Taylor sold several pieces, including In the Shallows, Calm Tranquility, Nina’s Garden, Silver Dreams, and Dark Waters
- Macqueen was pleased to place Low Tide, a 36” x 36” work plus four of her Studies 12” x 12” pieces
- Mary Johnston Studio placed Pink Trees, a 36″ x 40″ piece and took several commissions
- Manuel Alfanso sold Colorless Profile Face, a 24” x 36” work
- Michelle Larsen Art placed her 18″ x 18″ Nest piece
- Nino Chavez sold Flora Dictati and two from the Nico, Louis Series
- Pollux America Inc. sold a piece from artist Jim Lee
- Renssen Art Gallery placed two of Erik Renssen’s Owl lithographs, plus Sleeping Young Girl, Woman Sleeping Over a Letter, Mask I, Abstract Figure I, and Woman with Child in Red Chair. Additionally, they also sold a Pablo Picasso original The Cannes Studio
- Sanmu Kunisada sold Fly Leap Into the Future
- Stephen Robeck Photographs was happy to place Ponderosa Pine a 24” x 68” work, plus Lake Katherine 5, a 24” x 24” piece
- Sudeep Kumar sold Sometimes Rain, Sometimes Sunshine, a 16” x 20” watercolor; Spring, a 16” x 20” watercolor, and three 16″ x 20″ prints of Nature
- Vanessa Daly was happy she sold 11 out of the 17 pieces she was showing, including Transforming Memories
- Vendana Mehta Art sold 6 prints
- Yaowu Zhang Art Center placed 3 paintings
Artists and galleries were presented special honors as recipients of this year’s Artexpo Dallas Awards. This year’s proud winners were the following:
- DIRECTORS’ AWARD: Bob Snider Art, Markowicz Fine Art Gallery, and Diego Victoria Fine Art
- BEST BOOTH DESIGN: Renssen Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Projects USA
- BEST SCULPTURE: Chandler Box – Saddle Road Contemporary
- BEST NEW EXHIBITOR: Aveilla Design and Emily DeSantis Art
- BEST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITOR: Peruvian Photo Artists and Velib Fine Art
- BEST [SOLO] EXHIBIT: Brooke Johnson | Resin Flows and Macqueen
- AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Ken Orton Gallery and End to End Gallery
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! THE MEDIA BUZZED!
It’s no wonder — with the iconic name of Artexpo coming to Dallas during Dallas Design Week — the media was buzzing! Coverage included a shout-out in Modern Luxury Dallas Magazine, Visit Dallas, Glasstire, Dallas Morning News, American Art Collector, Luxury International, Widewalls, and others. We also reached more than 150,000 fans via social media, offering followers around the world up-to-the-minute event tidbits and photos on Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram. Thanks to everyone liking and following us on our social media channels—we love keeping you engaged!
Want to relive it? Step onto the fair floor and check out all the video highlights from the fair here.
WITH OUR THANKS!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the countless exhibitors, collectors, galleries, and artists who played a part in the inaugural Artexpo Dallas 2022. We would also like to thank our sponsors for making this year’s event one of the best. We are looking forward to seeing you again for Artexpo Dallas coming in October 2023 — stay tuned for our date announcement.