Eighteen Brooklyn artists to exhibit at Contemporary Art Fair NYC & American Fine Craft Show

Brooklyn artist Renata Pugh's "Clear Pyramid with Green Eye" lamp from the Ars Lumina collection: An approximately 14" tall, decoratively soldered stained glass table lamp. Images courtesy of American Art Marketing

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The American Fine Craft Show NYC and Contemporary Art Fair NYC will fill the natural light-saturated Javits Center North with the work of some 185 artisans and artists from Oct. 25-27.  Eighteen of the participating artists hail from Brooklyn. “The exhibitors achieve remarkable effects using innovative techniques in their approach to ceramics, decorative and fine arts as well as jewelry and fashion,” said Richard Rothbard, owner of American Art Marketing, who with his wife, Joanna Rothbard, founded and produces the annual juried New York City fall event.

“In its fourth year, the exhibitors’ work reflects a design theme with texture throughout on soft and hard surfaces, decorative pieces, fashion accessories and fine art,” noted Rothbard.

Joining artisans exhibiting jewelry, fashion and accessories as well as furniture, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and textiles at the craft show are painters, photographers, sculptors and artists working in mixed media at the art fair. “For the first time,” said Rothbard, “we are inviting artists to hang artwork or display sculpture in the Red Wall Gallery at the entrance to the show.”

Among various demonstrations pottery will take center stage with an opportunity for kids and adults to try their hand and leave with a finished piece under the guidance of instructors from Mud, Sweat & Tears Potters. “Some visitors will be inspired to adopt a new hobby,” Rothbard said.

The Rothbards, who have directed craft shows for over 30 years, also produce two annual Berkshires Arts Festivals in July and the Sarasota Craft Show in December. This December, they are launching the American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum.

For information about the Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the American Fine Craft Show NYC visit

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Javits Center North is located at 11th Avenue and 39th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition will be open Friday Oct. 25, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 26, 10 a.m. –7 p.m.; Sunday Oct. 27, 10 a.m.–  p.m.

Tickets: Adults: $14  Seniors: $13: Students: $8 Children under 10: Free

"Haitian Painting Series" by Brooklyn artist Jean Icart-Pierre

October 23, 2013 - 1:00pm



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