Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Black Fine Art Show: February 13-15, 2009

The 13th Annual National Black Fine Art Show (NBFAS) will take place February 13-15, with a Gala Preview on the evening of Thursday, February 12 to benefit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The NBFAS will present exceptional work by African, African-American and Caribbean artists.

This international art fair features a broad array of artwork by black artists. NBFAS offers an opportunity to view and choose from a huge range of work in this undervalued field. Josh Wainwright, founder and producer/manager of the National Black Fine Art Show, commented “The show presents visitors an exceptional opportunity to purchase phenomenal original art from a genre which is experiencing great growth in monetary value, even in this difficult economic time.” From masters such as Edward Bannister, Robert Duncanson, and Henry Tanner to contemporary artists like Carrie Mae Weems, Cheryl Warrick and Danny Simmons, attendees will find a diverse selection for every taste. All artwork will be for sale. (For out of town visitors, check the website for a special rate on hotel accommodations.)

40 exhibitors from around the world will participate, including: Peg Alston Fine Arts, Sragow Gallery, and G.R. N’Namdi Gallery. Harlem’s Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery will also be participating. (For a full list of participating galleries, click here.)

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the preview benefit’s recipient, is a national research library in Harlem devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. From its founding in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Schomburg has amassed vast collections of over 21 million items. It was designated one of The Research Libraries of the New York Public Library in 1972.

Thursday, February 12
Patron Reception & Preview, $150, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Preview Party, $100, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
To order Preview tickets, click here.

Dates & Hours:
Friday, February 13, noon - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 14, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 15, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

7 West 34th Street at Fifth Avenue, New York City

Daily Admission $15 (includes show catalog), Students $10 (with valid ID), 2-day pass $25.

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