Original prints have been one of the best ways for collectors to start and build a world class art collection by some of the best artists in the world. The Portland Fine Print Fair is open to the public and admission is free.
The Benefit Preview on January 29 from 6 – 9pm will be a festive and fun night with hors d’oeuvres, wine, and priority purchasing as a benefit for the Portland Art Museum Prints Collection. This is a great opportunity to meet with some of the best dealers of Fine Prints, other print collectors and artists, ask questions and see up close the details of each individual piece of art and learn more about the intricacies of original prints.
Fine prints are very much considered original works of art and are very different from commercial reproductions. Each piece is usually signed and numbered by the artist and hand inked and printed with each impression being an original one of a kind piece within a limited edition.
Portland Fine Print Fair 2016
The Northwest’s only Fine Print Fair
The Portland Art Museum is pleased to be hosting the Portland Fine Print Fair for a third year. The fair boasts 18 of the premier print dealers and galleries from North America and Ireland. These highly knowledgeable dealers will bring important works from virtually all periods and methods of printmaking. The Fair is a rare opportunity for the Pacific Northwest public to have access to such a diverse range of fine original prints and expert dealers.
First-time collectors and seasoned connoisseurs alike will have the opportunity to peruse and purchase museum-quality prints in a welcoming atmosphere. New this year are thematic talks and tours by collectors and Portland Art Museum curators.
Friday, January 29, 6-9 P.M.
An exclusive preview and priority purchase opportunity before the fair opens to the general public. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the activities and acquisitions of the Department of Prints and Drawings.
Advance tickets: $30 Museum members/$40 General public. $50 at the door. Tickets at www.portlandartmuseum.org/printfair2016.
FREE ADMISSION FAIR HOURS
Saturday, Jan 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE TALKS AND TOURS
Collecting as Stewardship and Sharing: My Japanese Hanga
January 27, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Introduction to Print Collecting
January 30, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
January 31, 1:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum – Laura Bartroff 503-276-4207 or email@example.com
Davidson Galleries – Rebecca McDonald 206-624-7684 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about participating Galleries at: portlandfineprintfair.com