The Affordable Art Fair is coming back to New York next week, from March 29th to April 2nd 2017.  The art fair has been at several locations before landing a permanent home at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W.18th St., for the past couple of years. The Affordable Art Fair was launched in Battersea Park in October 1999.

Its main purpose has been to sell art at affordable prices. This affordable art fair shows a mix of national and international galleries that showcase a wide range of contemporary  paintings, photos and sculptures. Both established artists as well as new artists are shown here.

With over 230 fairs spanning 10 different cities that include Amsterdam, Milan, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Brussels, Singapore and Stockholm, The Affordable Art Fair also does two shows in New York, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Many fine galleries show at this wonderful fair every year. Let’s take a look back at The Affordable Art Fair when it was last in New York in September 2016. No doubt it will set the stage to heighten your anticipation for next week’s event.

Arteria Gallery from Canada always has some great artists. Here are two delightful artists: first, Nathalie Boissonnault, who hails from New Richmond in Canada. Her work is quite unique as she paints animals as if they were made like paper airplanes, with folded pages, and sometimes she adds her trademark red apple that sits right on top. They are quite eye catching and she has been exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair regularly. Next is Denitza.  This artist’s work uses the illusion of light and movement with the use of colorful layers of paint and geometric forms. These paintings are x-rayed images of imagination. Denitza’s work has a very keen sense of architecture and landscapes.


Nathalie Boissonnault


Nathalie Boissonnault



Stefan Mas Persson’s work creates surreal apartment buildings that have long and winding paths. He uses acrylic on MDF hard board and enjoys experimenting with textures and layers of paint to get the right foundation for his work. Stefan creates urban landscapes with structures that stack on top of each other. These buildings, resting firmly, look ready or near ready to collapse. Finally, we have Jennifer Hannaford, a New York-based artist who creates impressionistic works on paper that are composed entirely of her fingerprints to capture mugshots of famous people like David Bowie, Jim Morrison and Al Capone, just to name a few. Her work is very realistic, almost like she had these people posing for her. She is represented by The Jenny Green Gallery.



Stefan MAS Persson




Jennifer Hannaford


Well, that’s a look back at 2016’s Affordable Art Fair in New York.  The good news is that it’s almost here again, so mark your calendar or log it into your phone or iPad for March 29th to April 2nd.  See you next week!

  1. Jenny Green says:

    Thank you Bruce for mentioning the Jenny Green Gallery and Jennifer Hannaford’s thumb print works. I hope we will be back for the fall show in New York!

  2. Thank you very much Bruce for your interest in our artists and for sharing, see you next week! Best, Gen

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