FAIR PROFILE & GALLERIES
Unique in its position as the only contemporary fine art fair in the Hudson Valley, OMG Art Faire 2021 will welcome around 20 leading contemporary art galleries to participate. Galleries include
Jane Lombard Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Field Projects, One Mile Gallery, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, 11 Jane Street Art Center, Jane Deering Gallery, High Noon Gallery, Theodore Art, Drive By Projects, Ver Sacrum Fine Art, Cade Tompkins Projects, Soapbox Arts, The Lockwood Gallery, Rick Wester Fine Art, Calabar Gallery, Art Port Kingston, and Alabama artist collective Gee’s Bend Quilters. Senior students from Bard College and Artists Samantha French, Aaron Hauck, Kyle Meyer, Mike King, Julie Hedrick artist/filmmaker Guy Maddin will be represented at OMG, as well. Artist Jim Watt will perform his multi-dimensional project with jazz musicians, 1000W, and Modern Accord Depot presents Olivia Palacios Dance at the VIP opening night.
Jane Lombard Gallery has a rich 25-year history. Seeking to promote emerging and mid-career artists across disciplines, the gallery maintains an established reputation for bringing to the forefront artists working within a global perspective relevant to the social and political climate of today.
Founded in 1995 in Soho as Lombard Freid Projects, the gallery later moved to Chelsea, first to 26th Street, then to 19th Street in 2010, reemerging as Jane Lombard Gallery in 2015. The gallery is now located at 58 White Street in Tribeca.
Jim Kempner has been an art dealer, based in New York, since 1987. Since moving to Chelsea in the fall of 1997, Jim has created a program that represents nearly 30 artists of different generations, whose work crosses a broad spectrum of mediums, from painting, drawing, and printmaking to sculpture and multi-media installation.
Field Projects is an artist-run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on long-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to participating in pop-up exhibitions in and around New York as well art fairs around the world.
Cade Tompkins Projects focuses on advancing and exhibiting contemporary art, featuring work by emerging artists as well as mid-career and established artists in various mediums including painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, drawing, and installation.
Cade Tompkins has been a contemporary art dealer for over 30 years. Her gallery opened in September 2009 and to date has featured over 46 exhibitions by represented artists. Member IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association
K E N I S E B A R N E S F I N E A R T
Since 1994 Kenise Barnes Fine Art has focused on unique and exceptional contemporary art. The gallery represents more than 50 emerging and mid-career artists. Our thoughtfully curated solo and group exhibitions change every six weeks. We offer a carefully chosen selection of paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and provide consulting services and collecting advice for the burgeoning to the seasoned collector. Additionally, the gallery maintains a large inventory of quality artwork in our on-site warehouse. We are adept at working with collectors, designers, and architects on site-specific and corporate projects
One Mile Gallery lives in one of the few remaining 18th century buildings in the historic “Rondout” neighborhood of Kingston, New York. The gallery represents both local and international artists, some well-established, some not. Celebrating over 10 years in Kingston, One Mile champions the careers of emerging and outsider artists
11 Jane St. Art Center is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive creative environment. We foster new works and works-in-progress by established artists and exceptional emerging artists who create art across media including installation, sound art, performance, film/video/photography and painting/drawing/sculpture. We focus on solo and collaborative exhibitions. Gallery North is dedicated to Installation and performance including film, spoken word, dance etc. Gallery South is dedicated to 2D and 3D works. Both galleries must relate to each other, creating an immersive experience for the audience.
Founded by Stephanie Theodore in 2010, Theodore, a contemporary art gallery and consultancy, presenting exhibitions of works by emerging and established artists from the UK, EU and the US, in a variety of settings and contexts. Theodore:Art offers a window of opportunity to discover promising artists early in their careers.
High Noon advocates a model of promoting and selling artwork that is pro-growth and collaborative. We work with other galleries, non-profits, and institutions to introduce our clients to the best of what is being exhibited, as well as promote artists we work with directly through both commercial and non-commercial avenues. Our roster is comprised of promising emerging talent as well as established artists collectively belonging to major collections such as MoMA, the Broad, LACMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others. Through our exhibitions and projects, we facilitate bringing new or under-recognized artists and their vibrant perspectives amongst the discourse of contemporary art to a deserving market, while embracing the malleable, collaborative future of the art world.
JDG presents contemporary art by established and emerging artists, both national and international. The gallery has a strong interest in artists living and working on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, an area rich in artistic heritage. The superb light and rugged features of its coastline have long been an attraction for artists of international renown, among them Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis to name a few. The contemporary work created in this area continues to be robust and innovative. The gallery also has a focus on contemporary Californian artists, and shows a selection of international artists represented by Purdy Hicks Gallery of London UK.
In the wake of the 2008 recession, Beth Kantrowitz and Kathleen O’Hara closed their respective galleries (allston skirt and OHT) in Boston’s South End. For the next two years they worked together on pop-up projects in found spaces.Ten years have passed and Beth and Kathleen have hosted many exhibitions in their jewel box space.
In the wake of a national crisis they have revamped their gallery space and website to include the Drive-by Store, an in-person and online gallery including affordable art, small objects and unique finds.
Soapbox Arts is a contemporary gallery space in Burlington, Vermont hosting rotating exhibitions of works in a variety of media by local and nationally recognized emerging artists. with a penchant for innovative mark-making, we highlight artists who enthusiastically embrace aesthetic exploration and whose work speaks a distinct visual language. the end game? to connect collectors with the most original, engaging new voices in contemporary art.
Calabar Gallery showcases contemporary African Artists and African Diaspora artists globally. Curated by Atim Annette Oton, each artist selected has work that deals with the complexities of the African experience. Based in Harlem, work featured is inspired and influenced by black African culture globally with a focus on dynamic ideas about art and society. Work will include: paintings, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations.
In the field of photographic art sales and promotion for over 30 years, Rick Wester founded Rick Wester Fine Art, Inc. (RWFA) in 2004 as an art services company specializing in artist representation, consulting to private collectors and corporations, secondary market sales and appraisals.
ArtPort Kingston is a newly established cultural space in the historic Cornell Steamboat Building along the Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY. ArtPort Kingston’s aim is to be a destination for art experiences and unconventional interaction between contemporary art and a wide range of audiences. They provide a family-friendly platform for art exhibitions, performances, workshops and community gatherings.
Hudson Valley artist Samantha French graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005. French’s current body of work explores the idea of escape, the tranquility and nostalgia for the lazy summer days of her childhood. The series is inspired by Samantha’s own reflections and memories of her childhood summers spent in the lakes of Northern Minnesota. French actively exhibits her paintings and is included in many private and public collections throughout the country while her work has garnered extensive international and national press.
Aaron Hauck is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), he lived and worked in NYC for the last decade and currently lives/works near New Paltz, NY.
Aaron Hauck is a master draftsman and doesn’t let that get in the way of making exciting, complex and plastic figurative paintings. The paintings of social events e.g. Conversation or New Year’s Eve, his figures are often in motion, repeated or stuttering on the canvas. This brings an abstraction to the scene and energy to the compositions.
Kyle Meyer is a NYC/Hudson Valley photographic fiber-based artist whose installation will be exhibited at OMG later this month. His work has been shown in major cities across the world, including London, St. Petersburg, Boston, Memphis, and New York. From Meyer himself:
Over the past several years, my artistic foundation in photography has been plagued with a single question: how can a digital image serve any human connection when it is entirely produced – and ubiquitously reproduced – by mechanical means (camera, computer, printer). This has led to extensive research and apprenticeship with handicraft artisans, exploring the tactile potential of photography. Throughout each successive body of work I create, traces of the handmade are present, be it weaving, hand-dying, or layering – all which add a form of texture, dimension, and ultimately additional meaning to my work.
The Quilters of Gee's Bend are a group of active quilters in Alabama. The works they and and their ancestors created live or have lived in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama along the Alabama River. The quilts of Gee's Bend are among the most important African-American visual and cultural contributions to the history of art within the United States. They will be showing legacy quilts from quilters in major museums throughout the US as well as the work from current living quilters
Mike King is a poster designer and artist who has worked in the music industry for the last two decades. He has designed over 4,000 posters, and has been featured in numerous publication and exhibits. His rock and roll prints are a nod to the great history of music performed in our location at Wall Street Music Hall. King will be on site silk-screening special edition prints for the VIP
Julie Hedrick is a Canadian / American artist known for her abstract and vibrant oil paintings. Through the span of her career, recurring elements are visible in her paintings; gathering meaning over time which results in a coherence that is uniquely profound. The work comes to life in her open and spacious studio, housed in an old church chapel at the base of the Catskills near the Hudson River. Through her daily walks along the river the quality of light and changing colors of the seasons are imbued into her ever evolving canvases as well as sculpture and poetry.
1000W is a multi-dimensional project that centers on 1000 ink washes, painted with Japanese Sumi ink and water on paper. They will be released in five series of 200. The creation of the work will be scored by jazz trumpeter Antoine Drye.
Drye is a creative partner on the project, as the ink washes are created in conversation with improvisational jazz. The interaction between the painter and an assemblage of featured musicians, curated by and including Drye, will be featured in live performances of 1000W. Footage of an overhead camera capturing the works as they are created will be projected for the artists and the audience to see. Each artist’s work informs the other. The music and the art are created in real time, in the same moment.
Olivia Palacios is a choreographer-designer based in NYC. She choreographs for theatre and concert dance. Her design focus is in web design, graphic design and social media for the arts. Her work Propulsive was created in a May 2021 MADarts Residency at Modern Accord Depot in Accord, NY