The third annual Houston Fine Art Fair will once again assemble leading galleries from across the United States, Latin America and Europe Sept 19-22, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Eighty-four galleries representing approximately 12 countries and 34 cities have established the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) as the largest in the Southwest Region.
The 2013 Houston Fine Arts Fair anticipates 15,000 attendees. The 2013 fair will honor Houston native Robert Pruitt as Artist of the Year. Pruitt is known for his drawings and sculptures about the complexity of Black identity. He combines the contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics to examine historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. The artist currently has an exhibition, Robert Pruitt: Women, on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York through October 27.
The Houston Fine Art Fair will kick off Thursday, September 19th with a VIP Preview Party from 6 to 7:30pm and an Opening Reception from 7:30 to 9pm benefitting the Houston Business Volunteers for the Arts Program of the Houston Arts Alliance. The organization enhances the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by supporting and promoting the arts through programs, initiatives, and alliances.