Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South | NYC 10003
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The GFAA Salon | Talks & Exhibitors (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
This full afternoon of curated salon presentations is the next evolution of the GFAA educational panels that took place in March, hosted by K&L Gates LLP. These salon talks will feature stories and perspectives of art – providing the audience an “insider’s” glimpse into some of the most interesting topics in the world of art.
The afternoon will consist of a series of salon talks, with art-world luminaries sharing some of their personal knowledge and adventures – from past GFAA Nominees such as Marlborough Gallery artist Diane Tuft, who has documented the Arctic Melt for the past several decades, often braving extreme harsh environment conditions in the Arctic and the Antarctic to capture some of the best and most beautiful video and photography of our planet; to investigators hunting down major art fraud criminals, to curators and globe trotters from top museums and galleries who will revel the audience with some tales of their past.
Throughout the day and evening, corporate sponsors and institutional partners will exhibit their product and services, allowing our guests to learn more about the infrastructure of these important collaborators of GFAA. This open form for networking will offer invaluable connections to prospective business and educational learning.
The Nomination Announcement Live Streaming (5:00 pm – 5:30 pm)
The evening will commence with the live-streaming official public announcement of the 2018 GFAA Nominees, which will be co-hosted by Jennifer Francis, GFAA Marketing Committee Chair, and GFAA Founder and President Judy Holm; and presented by Peter Trippi, Editor in Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, GFAA Executive Committee member and past Judge.
Our guests will be the first in the world to learn which exhibitions and installations from around the world are in the running for the 5th Annual GFAA Awards. The research is completed, the Nominating Committee has presented the slate to the Judges, and the Judges will now officially acknowledge this year’s Nominees. Last year, after a formal review of more than 2,000 potential Nominees, 85 Nominees were selected from 28 countries across 6 continents. We anticipate an equally diverse and elite group of Nominees this year.
The Silent Auction & Cocktail Party (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
Meet and mingle with previous Nominees and celebrate our new Nominees! Guests will enjoy an open bar and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres provided by the National Arts Club, while bidding on exciting silent auction lots. Help support the future of GFAA and bid on these packages, which range from art work to lifestyle experiences.
What Happens Next?
Following the similar programming as in the past, this year’s nominations will culminate in the Award Ceremony, when the winners are crowned – to take place next spring. The 4th Annual Award Ceremony and Gala was held on March 8, 2018 held at 583 Park Avenue in NYC, and was accompanied by educational panels in the morning hosted by the prestigious law firm K&L Gates LLP, and an official after-party hosted by the GFAA Young Visionary Committee. The events hosted more than 50 Nominees and art-world VIPS for a complete day and night of celebration of the best curated art in the world.
Co-Host Jennifer Francis, GFAA Marketing Committee Chair
Co-Host Judy Holm, GFAA President and CEO
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Benjamin Nadareski, GFAA Director of Strategic Partnerships