Dallas Art Fair Reveal

Dallas Art Fair lures nearly 100 premier exhibitors to 6th annual extravaganza

Dallas Art Fair lures nearly 100 exhibitors to 6th annual extravaganza

Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
Dallas Art Fair returns to Fashion Industry Gallery April 10-13. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon

For Dallas art enthusiasts, there is no more important time of year than Dallas Arts Week, highlighted by the annual Dallas Art Fair that takes over the Fashion Industry Gallery. Now in its sixth year, the fair recently revealed the nearly 100 exhibitors — local, national and international — that will be onsite April 10-13.

“Since 2009, the Dallas Art Fair has grown to present a greater number of galleries and programs with each edition,” co-founder John Sughrue said in a statement. “It is a testament to our city’s institutions and collectors that the Dallas Art Fair has become the locus of a wealth of cultural activity each spring.”

The fair opens with an exclusive preview gala on April 10 — one of the most essential events on the Dallas social scene — which benefits the Dallas Contemporary, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Museum of Art. During the preview, patrons get first dibs on works that appeal to both serious collectors and first-time buyers.

“Dallas-Fort Worth is chock-full of collectors who get it, and there’s an adventure to meeting them on their home turf,” Marlborough Gallery’s Michael Gitlitz told arts reporter Kendall Morgan last year. “It’s refreshing to meet people with big walls who aren’t afraid of art.”

Dallas Art Fair is only component of Dallas Arts Week programming, which launches April 4 with the revamped MTV RE:DEFINE, a benefit gala and auction that supports the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Contemporary. Notable exhibitions during that time include Julian Schnabel, Richard Phillips and Paula Crown at Dallas Contemporary; Fredrik Vaerslev at the Power Station; Bettina Pousttchi at the Nasher Sculpture Center; Thomas Lawson at the Goss-Michael Foundation; and Robert Smithson at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The preview gala takes place April 10, 7-10 pm. Tickets start at $250, and they can be purchased on the Dallas Art Fair website. The fair is open to the public April 11-13. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, and Sunday, noon-6 pm. Tickets start at $25, and they can also be purchased online.

Professionals Day returns for its second year on Friday, April 11, 11 am-7 pm, when CultureMap Insiders can get free access to the fair. More details on that are coming soon.

Below is the full exhibitor list for 2014:

  • 333 montezuma arts
  • Ambach & Rice
  • Ana Cristea Gallery
  • Anat Ebgi
  • Andrew Edlin Gallery
  • anna meliksetian │MJBriggs
  • Artspace 111
  • Barry Whistler Gallery
  • Beatriz Esguerra Art
  • Bill Brady / KC
  • Blackston Gallery
  • Brand New Gallery
  • C. Grimaldis Gallery
  • c.nichols project
  • Carrie Secrist Gallery
  • Ceri Hand Gallery
  • Cernuda Arte
  • Charlie James Gallery
  • Churner and Churner
  • Coagula Curatorial
  • Conduit Gallery
  • Cris Worley Fine Arts
  • David Richard Gallery
  • DC Moore Gallery
  • Deborah Colton Gallery
  • Edel Assanti
  • Eric Firestone Gallery
  • Et Al
  • Franklin Parrasch Gallery
  • Future Gallery
  • Galerie Forsblom
  • Galerie Frank Elbaz
  • Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
  • Gallery Henoch
  • Halsey McKay Gallery
  • Hionas Gallery
  • Hosfelt Gallery
  • Howard Scott Gallery
  • HUS Gallery
  • Jack Geary Contemporary
  • James Fuentes
  • Jeff Bailey Gallery
  • Jessica Silverman Gallery
  • Jonathan Viner
  • Josée Bienvenu Gallery
  • Kansas
  • Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert
  • Klowden-Mann Gallery
  • Koenig and Clinton
  • Laura Rathe Fine Art
  • Lennon, Weinberg Inc.
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
  • Lynch Tham
  • M+B, Madison Gallery
  • Mark Moore Gallery
  • Marlborough Chelsea
  • Martos Gallery
  • Massimo De Carlo
  • Mixed Greens
  • Morgan Lehman Gallery
  • Nancy Hoffman Gallery
  • Nathalie Karg/ Cumulus Studios
  • Newzones
  • Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
  • Paradise Row
  • PITT Projects/ Division of Labour
  • RE Gallery
  • Ribordy Contemporary
  • Ro2Art
  • Salomon Contemporary
  • Talley Dunn Gallery
  • Taubert Contemporary
  • The Green Gallery
  • The Journal Gallery
  • Thomas Solomon Gallery
  • Turner Carroll Gallery
  • Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
  • William Campbell Contemporary Art Inc.
  • William Shearburn Gallery
  • Workplace Gallery
  • Zane Bennett Contemporary
  • ZieherSmith