The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will return to the Harbour View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard August 11-14, for its highly anticipated 2016 exhibition and sale. The four-day traveling show of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography—the largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora—first debuted at Martha’s Vineyard in 2012. The exhibition is open to collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, and professionals. This will be the third stop of the show’s five-city tour.
On Saturday, August 13, HFAS will host a special brunch, lecture and book signing in recognition of iconic freedom fighter, Harriet R. Tubman, who is set to become the first African American to appear on U.S. currency. Special guests for the luncheon are Karen Hill, president/CEO of the Tubman Home in Auburn, N.Y. and award-winning author, Kate Larsen, PhD, whose book, “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” is the definitive Tubman biography.
“We, at the Harlem Fine Arts Show, were incredibly moved to learn that Ms. Tubman would forever be immortalized on our currency, and we wanted to celebrate this historic moment,” said Dion Clarke, founder of the Harlem Fine Art Show. “A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Tubman Home, and we are very excited to be one of the first organizations to support Tubman Home in this way.”
As always, the show will feature some of the most prolific and sought-after artists of color in the world. Confirmed participants include: Gabrielle Baker Art; Art on the Avenue; True African Art.Com; E&S Gallery; Nkosi Distinctive Imported Crafts, LLC; Samuel Augustin; Andrew Nichols; Ted Ellis; Michael Escoffery; Bill Hodges Gallery; Black Art in America; and PeaceQuilts.
Northwestern Mutual, Country Financial and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism are sponsors of the 2016 Harlem Fine Arts Show tour. Additional sponsors and partners include the online site, Black Art in America.
For additional information, visit www.hfas.org/ or call 914-450-4269. Tickets to the Saturday luncheon are sold separately and early reservations are encouraged as seats are limited. Group- seating for 10 or more is also available.
For more details on the luncheon, contact Michele March, 201.923.4533 (cell), or via e-mail at [email protected].
Remaining tour dates for 2016 are Washington, D.C., September 14-17 and Chicago, November 10-13.
About The Harlem Fine Arts Show
Harlem Fine Arts Show is a celebration of the artistic history of the Harlem Renaissance that also exposes visitors to modern-day, African-American masters. First held in February 2010 in New York City, the show has attracted more than 85,000 visitors in locations, including New York, Atlanta, Martha’s Vineyard, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Attendees include collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students, and professionals. Over 80 nationally- and internationally-known artists, including Leroy Campbell, Ted Ellis, Andrew Nichols, Paul Goodnight, Michael Escoffery, Frank Frazier, Woodrow Nash, Andrew Nichols, Brenda Joysmith, and Glenn Tunstull have been a part of the show. In addition, highly-regarded arts establishments, including Louisville’s E&S Gallery, Water Kolours Fine Art in Memphis, Golden Galleries in Colorado and New York’s Savacou Gallery have also exhibited their artists’ works at the show.
SOURCE The Harlem Fine Arts Show