The Future Fair began in 2020 and was created as a new form of the expo, one more akin to a cooperative where earnings are shared and finances are open. Their journey began with virtual installments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, they announced their first in-person exhibition that took place between September 10 and 12 in the enormous Starrett-Lehigh building in NYC. Their next installation of The Holiday Market 2021 is held between November 22 and December 12.

This November-December event marks the second edition of The Holiday Market. It promises original artworks, unique finds, and editions that fall within affordable price points. To complement and contrast their premier fair, The Holiday Market provides emerging curators and dealers to participate. Simultaneously, the show nudges experienced dealers to present unseen or ignored pieces.

What is Available at the Holiday Fair

In Future Fair’s September event, there were 34 exhibitors in 16 customized display spaces across the iconic art deco establishment’s 10,000 square-foot ground level. This Winter, we can only expect more from their Holiday Market. The market offers 23 exhibitors on the site, sharing pieces from 70 international artists. Their goal is to make exhibitions affordable for small and medium-sized galleries through their profit-sharing model. 

The holiday fair features participants from out-of-town and unusual locations yet retains its hyperlocal charm. Built on central New York players in the alternative scene, it showcases values translating to a mutual-support ethos. You can find prices listed online, allowing for laudable transparency. The Holiday Fair is also dedicated to dividing profits among a charter group of galleries. 

Galleries That Will Be Displayed

The Holiday fair will include the following participants and the artists they present:

Asya Geisberg Gallery

Asya Geisberg Gallery is a well-established private gallery in New York City, NY. Asya Geisberg Gallery is an 11-year-old private gallery that specializes in painting and Op-Art.

They’ve hosted at least 63 exhibitions (45 solo shows and 18 group shows) featuring 110 artists since their inception in 2010. Their focus is on American artists, although they also present work from Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries. For Future Fair’s Holiday Market, artists include but are not limited to Julie Schenkelberg, Trish Tillman, and Shane Walsh.

A work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Carolyn Case from the Asya Geisberg Gallery

Asya Geisberg Gallery attended 24 art fairs in New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA, and other locations. In 2011, Asya Geisberg Gallery participated in the Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2011 event in Santa Monica, California. 

“Angelina Gualdoni – Shadows Slipping,” Asya Geisberg Gallery’s first certified show, took place in New York City, NY in 2010 with the artist Angelina Gualdoni. “Extra! Extra! (Online due to COVID-19 limits)” was their most recent show, which took place in New York City, NY in 2021 and featured works by Ricardo González, Angelina Gualdoni, Marjolijn de Wit, and Jasper de Beijer. 

HESSE FLATOW Gallery

Karen Hesse Flatow, an artist, established HESSE FLATOW in 2019. The gallery features premiere solo performances and focused presentations by rising and mid-career artists with different viewpoints. 

A time-based media program has been created to use the extra capacity. HF hopes to connect viewers and creators with public programming and special events such as artist discussions, performances, and food-related activities to expand the program’s reach.

Work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Aglae Bassens from Hesse Flatow Gallery

“Alt-Egos” was Hesse Flatow’s first show, which took place in New York City, NY in 2016, and included artists Steve Miller, Eric Fischl, Gregory Johnston, and Bryan Hunt. 

“Stacy Fisher: The Fact That” was their most recent show, which took place in New York City, NY, in 2021 and included Stacy Fisher’s work. 

Hesse Flatow focuses on American artists, although they also present work from the United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries. 

The Proposition International Projects

The Proposition is a well-established Private Gallery in New York City, NY. The Proposition is a 19-year-old private gallery specializing in paintings that emphasize the Black Renaissance in art.

Work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Destiny Belgrave from The Proposition Gallery

They’ve done at least 93 exhibitions (58 solo shows and 35 group shows) featuring 173 artists since their inception in 2002.

The first documented exhibition of the Proposition was “Lee Wagstaff” in New York City, NY, in 2002, with artist Lee Wagstaff. Camille Lemmolo’s – The Write Back Super Hero’s Club And The Band-Aid House” was their most recent exhibition in 2013 and was held in New York City. 

The Proposition mostly features American artists, including artists from the United Kingdom, China, and other countries. This fair showcases works from Destiny Belgrave and  Balint Zsako.

Swivel Gallery

Work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Julian Alexander from Swivel Gallery

Swivel Gallery is a small-medium size private gallery headquartered in New York City, NY. Swivel Gallery’s inaugural Fair was Future Fair 2021, in New York City in 2021. So far, they have taken part in two art fairs, both in New York City. This Nov-Dec fair will feature works from Darin Cooper and Julian Alexander.

5-50 Gallery

Work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Lindsey Kircher from 5-50 Gallery

5-50 Gallery is a small-medium size private gallery headquartered in New York City. They’ve done at least 13 exhibits featuring 37 artists (1 solo show and 12 group shows). 5-50 Gallery mainly exhibits American artists, although they also display artists from South Korea, Japan, and other countries. Artists lined up for the Holiday Market include Hannah Antalek, Lindsey Kircher, Rachel Hayden, Ben Tollefson, Katie Neece.

“Consensus is an accord between sense and sense” was 5-50 Gallery’s first certified show, which took place in NYC in 2018 with the artists Hongseon Jang and Lizzy de Vita. “Lindsey Kircher – Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues” was their most recent show, which took place in New York City in 2021 and included Lindsey Kircher’s work. 

Dinner Gallery 

Work available for purchase at the Future Fair by Jen Dwyer from Dinner Gallery

Dinner Gallery is a well-established Private Gallery in New York City, NY. Dinner Gallery is a six-year-old private gallery that specializes in painting and feminist art. They’ve hosted at least 37 exhibitions (25 solo shows and 12 group shows) featuring 96 artists since their inception in 2015.

Their debut fair was Art on Paper Miami 2015, which took place in Miami Beach, Florida. “Joe Nanashe & Michael Scoggins,” Dinner Gallery’s first certified exhibition, took place in New York City and featured Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe. Their most recent show, “Amie Cunat – Petal Signals”, took place in NYC in early 2021 and included Amie Cunat’s work. Amie Cunat will also be featuring in this Season’s show alongside Jen Dwyer.