In 2009 Michael Franks, Chief Operating Officer, dmg world media, along with Mark Lyman, former Vice-President, dmg world media’s Art & Antiques Fairs and SOFA Founding Director have purchased the three internationally renowned Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs, SOFA CHICAGO, SOFA NEW YORK and SOFA WEST: Santa Fe from dmg world media creating a new jointly owned firm, The Art Fair Company, Inc.
The Art Fair Company has recently launched The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art alongside SOFA Chicago and SOFA Santa Fe, and has been contracted to produce The Art and Antique Dealers League of America's new Spring Show at the New York Armory. The company's warehouse and Head Office are in Sawyer Michigan where most of it's employees are based. There are two smaller satellite offices - a marketing office in Chicago and an administrative office in West Palm Beach.
UPCOMING FAIR DATES
|exposition CHICAGO||September 19-22, 2013||September 18||Navy Pier, Chicago|
|SOFA CHICAGO 2013||November 1-3, 2013||October 31||Navy Pier, Chicago|
|MetroShow NYC||January 23-26, 2014||January 22||Metropolitan Pavilion, New York|
|AADLA Spring Show NYC 2013||May 1-4, 2014||April 31||Park Avenue Armory, New York|
Kathryn Lynch Full Blossom, 2013 oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches Michael Klein Arts New York – When the 2014 edition of the METRO Show opens for its five-day run on Wednesday evening January 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in Chelsea, fairgoers will experience a thoroughly engaging new con..Read More
ATLANTA (June 28, 2013)—Atlanta-based show management company Urban Expositions has acquired the international Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA) from The Art Fair Company. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, SOFA is the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago. Urban Expositions plans t..Read More
CAROLYNE ROEHM TO CREATE FLORAL MISE-EN-SCENE NEW YORK—The Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) is pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of their Spring Show NYC, open to the public May 2-5, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruel..Read More