The Winner of Pinkest Booth at the Fair is London’s C. Thomas Projects for Ideel Art (All Photos By Gail)
If I am ever asked to name my three favorite pastimes (which really is not often) I will respond as follows:
I like to Eat
I like to Look at Art
I like to Watch TV
You can see that my love of Art is way up there, ranking just behind my love of sustenance, TV and also (not mentioned previously) sleeping. Art Fairs are a terrific way to get a huge and diverse art fix in one place and my favorite is the twice-annual Affordable Art Fair (AAF), which I have been highlighting and photo-recapping since 2015! I can’t believe how much I rule.
As a grown woman who sometimes still feels the sting of decades-past adolescent bullying and ostracism, I will never discount the importance of feeling included. Living in NYC, however, I feel comfortable embracing my inner nerd goddess without fear of judgement — and if you don’t like me, seriously, you can fuck right off. I get to attend and cover a lot of fun events for this website, but my very favorite pop culture convention is Flame Con: the largest LGBTQ comic convention in the world. At Flame Con, trust me, nothing is shocking and even a straight geek like me feels that she has found her tribe. Continue reading Flame Con 2022: The Photo Recap!→
OMG. Of all the trade shows making their way back after a million billion years of Covid, no return to the land-of-the-living has thrilled me more than that of Five Points Festival — the Mother of All Toy Shows — because Five Pointsjust plain rules! If you failed to make that scene, here’s just a smidgeon of what you missed. Losers.
The Men of Konopelski’s Meats and Their Very Cool Hats! (All Photos By Gail)
Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.
Lustre Contemporary Gallery of Canada Was Among the Exhibitors at the Fall ’21 AAF (All Photos By Gail)
While the NYC edition of our favorite biannual art event, the Affordable Art Fair, reemerged from its Covid-imposed hiatus in the springof this year, the fair’s fall edition (which took place over four days in late September) showed a significant return to form. Not only has the fair increased the number of exhibitors to again fill the second floor of their space at the Metropolitan Pavilion, but the sponsored open bar was back as well! Most importantly, the variety of unique artworks for sale has taken a step up. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite pieces!