By:Ann Grenier 

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MvVO ART Brings Accessible Art Fair

This November, MvVO Art is proud to present the Accessible Art Fair New York, after ten successful years in Brussels, Belgium. An expert jury has selected 60 rising-star artists, painters, sculptors and photographers from the rich and varied talent pool of New York and around the world. The work of these artists on the cusp of discovery will be displayed in one of New York City’s most enchanting venues—The National Arts Club—November 1 to 25, 2016.

 

MVVO ART is in the business of creating opportunities for artists, collectors, and corporate sponsors to discover each other and create powerful partnerships. The inaugural Accessible Art Fair New York edition is the first MvVO Art event. Maria van Vlodrop is the Founder and President of MvVO ART. For the Accessible Art Fair New York, Maria has partnered with Stephanie Manasseh, Founder & Director of Accessible Art Fair in Brussels, to co-found and direct the Accessible Art Fair’s New York edition, uncover new talent and encourage organizations to associate their brands with art to provide their customers with unique experiences.

 

“The Accessible Art Fair New York is a departure from conventional art fairs.” Maria van Vlodrop described her new venture. “Visitors meet the Artists. The objective is to bring talented emerging artists—— in direct contact with art collectors, art world professionals, and the general public. It’s an opportunity for everyone to discover new talent and break down barriers between artists and collectors, all within a high-end and friendly environment.”

 

 

To ensure the quality of the work presented MvVO assembled a panel of experts and made selections from over 400 artist applications, which the Accessible Art Fair New York received during a Call To Artists this past March & April. For the 2016 edition of the Fair, the panel welcomed: Kevin Doyle (Sotheby’s) Shaune Arp (Gagosian Gallery), Rozalia Jovanovic (artnet), Ann Lydecker (Christie’s Collectrium), Rachel Rees (Sutton), Shari Brownfield (Art Advisor), Joyce Varvatos (Art Advisor), Sophie Clauvaert (ArtExpert) and Stephanie Manasseh (Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair Founder). Curating the 2016 Fair in New York will be Stephanie Manasseh (Founder & Chief Curator, Accessible Art Fair), along with Guest Curator, Isaac Aden (Ethan Cohen, WhiteBox).

 

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Commenting on the Art Fair, Stephanie Manasseh, “We had such a wonderful response to our call for artists and I think our jury did a great job and made a fantastic selection of artists which we are planning to show. I am very excited to be working with my guest curator Isaac Aden. Isaac has extensive experience in New York. With our combined experience, I think we make a great team”. The Accessible Art Fair New York will welcome a range of visitors including collectors, art enthusiasts, art advisors, gallerists and the art-buying public. Guests will have the chance to attend scheduled panels on a variety of art-world topics, such as: Practical Perspectives on Buying Art, Emerging Trends, and Contemporary Art Market Predictions.

 

Sponsors to the 2016 event include Stoli Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka sponsoring a VIP First Access evening on November 1st and VIP Premier Event on November 2nd. Brussels Airlines has teamed up with the Accessible Art Fair New York, presented by MvVO ART, to sponsor the Brussels Airlines ‘LIKES ART’ Award.

 

The Brussels Airlines ‘LIKES ART’ Award will be presented to a favorite artist selected from among the sixty exhibiting at the Fair. The public can vote via Facebook or while visiting the exhibit at the National Arts Club. Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates is providing Accessible Art Fair New York visitors the chance to win an indulgent Neuhaus Chocolate prize.

 

This year’s Primary Media Partner is artnet, the leading online resource for the international art market, and the destination to buy, sell, and research art online. Founded in 1989 with the goal of bringing transparency to the art world, artnet’s comprehensive suite of products offers a variety of art market resources to MvVO’s audience of collectors, dealers, and art enthusiasts

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