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About the fair

The 2018 KSMoCA International Art Fair is organized by Harrell Fletcher and Lisa Jarrett, co-curated by Roz Crews and Amanda Leigh Evans, and produced in collaboration with MLK Jr. School students, PSU students, and community partners. This kid-scale art fair, hosted this year by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, is the culmination of a special 3-week summer program that pairs each booth exhibitor with 3rd-7th grade MLK Jr students and PSU students, who participate as gallerists, artists, exhibitors, and curators in artistic and curatorial projects.

The KSMoCA International Art Fair runs from August 10-12, 2018 in partnership with Converge 45 and includes programmed panels, activities and performances throughout the weekend. All portions of the fair are free and open to the public.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors will display contemporary artwork that is co-created, curated, organized or produced in collaboration with their student partners. Exhibitions throughout the fair include works by emerging artists, collaborative works with students and presentations by established artists. The KSMoCA International Art Fair is a commercial art fair and many of the works on display will be available for purchase.

2018 Exhibitors Include:
Blue Sky, Byron Kim, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery in collaboration with c3:initiative, First Brick, KSMoCA, Malia Jensen, Samantha Wall, Nat Turner Project, Nicolai Wallner, Portland Museum of Modern Art, Portland State University Art & Social Practice Program, Portland Tropical Gardens, TINY GALLERY, UNA Gallery, and Victor Maldonado.

Fair Organizers

Lisa Jarrett, Co-Director
Harrell Fletcher, Co-Director
Roz Crews, Co-Curator
Amanda Leigh Evans, Co-Curator
Maggie Heath, Exhibition Coordinator
Roshani Thakore, Curatorial and Education Assistant  
 

Visitor Information

Opening Reception
Friday, August 10, 2018
Opening Remarks at 5:30 PM
Special performance by Amenta Abioto at 6 PM

Visiting Hours
Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4 PM - 7 PM (Opening Reception)
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12 pm - 5 PM
Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 12 pm - 5 PM

No Entrance Fee
All events located at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
15 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR 97212

Questions?
Contact Roz Crews (roz@pdx.edu) or Amanda Leigh Evans (amaevans@pdx.edu)
 

Event Schedule 


Friday August 10 (4-7PM)
4-5:15PM     Portland State Student Projects
5:30PM     Opening Remarks
6-7PM        Performance by Amenta Abioto

Saturday August 11 (12-5PM) 
1-2PM        Workshop with Portland Tropical Gardens
2-3PM         Panel chaired by Roya Amirsoleymani with kids from KSMoCA and institutions participating in the fair
3:30PM     Performance by Lonnie Holley

Sunday August 12 (12-5PM) 
1-2PM  Workshop with home school
2-3PM         Panel chaired by Victor Maldonado with kids from KSMoCA and artists participating in the fair


2017 KSMoCA International Art Fair

Images courtesy Mario Gallucci and Converge 45


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KSMoCA is pleased to announce the KSMoCA International Art Fair. The kid-scale art fair is the culmination of nearly 60 hours of special training that a select group of K-6th grade MLK Jr students and PSU students receive on commercial art fair practices. Seventeen internationally recognized exhibitors will display original artwork available for purchase through a program that uniquely pairs each booth with students who participate as gallerists, artists, and assistants in sales and curatorial projects. Visitors can find works ranging from experimental publications by young artists to museum-quality paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, social practice, comics, and new media.

The fair runs from August 11-13, 2017 in partnership with Converge 45 and includes programmed lectures, panels, and performances throughout the weekend. It is organized by Harrell Fletcher and Lisa Jarrett, co-curated by Amanda Leigh Evans and Roz Crews, and is produced in collaboration with MLK Jr School students, PSU students, and community partners. To see the latest updates on the fair, visit this link.

Click here to download the press package.

Exhibitors

Leading nationally and internationally recognized exhibitors will display original artwork by nearly 100 contemporary artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, social practice, comics, and new media. Visitors can find works ranging from experimental publications by young artists to museum-quality objects. Most works are available for purchase.

Exhibitors: Adams and Ollman, Blue Sky Gallery, c3:initiative, Chris Johanson, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Honor Fraser Gallery, Johanna Jackson, Miss Anthology Comics, Nationale, Pete Brook & Sarah Mirk, Pedro Reyes and Patricia Vasquez, Portland Institute For Contemporary Art with UNA Gallery, Portland Museum of Modern Art, Portland State University School of Art + Design with Ralph Pugay, Public Annex, Upfor

PROGRAM & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday August 11
5-6PM Sanatorium
6-7PM Holcombe Waller 

Saturday August 12
Sanatorium (10am-2pm)
Public Annex (12-1pm)
Panel with Kids from MLK Jr. School (1-2pm)

Sunday August 13
Sanatorium (10am-2pm)
Panel with Kids from MLK Jr. School (1-2pm)
Weird Allan Kaprow Karaoke (2-4pm)
Sunfoot Performance (4-4:30) 

Visitor Information

Opening Reception
Friday, August 11, 2017
Opening Remarks at 5:30 PM
Special performance by Holcombe Waller at 6 PM

Visiting Hours
Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 10 AM - 5 PM

No Entrance Fee
All events located at KSMoCA
4906 NE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97211