SVA Celebrates 10 Years at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

April 10, 2012

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the College and the Affordable Art Fair New York City, a special SVA retrospective will be presented at this year’s fair, which will be held April 18 – 22. The retrospective features new and recent work by 12 of the nearly 100 artists who exhibited at the SVA booth as students over the past decade. The Affordable Art Fair provides collectors with an opportunity to buy contemporary art from both new and established artists with pieces priced under $10,000.

The SVA alumni included in the 10-year retrospective are Michael Bilsborough (MFA 2006 Illustration as Visual Essay), Steven Bindernagel (MFA 2006 Fine Arts), Matthew Craven (MFA 2010 Fine Arts), Brandon Davey (MFA 2009 Fine Arts), Amy Elkins (BFA 2007 Photography), Daniel John Gadd (BFA 2008 Fine Arts), Yuhi Hasegawa (MFA 2009 Fine Arts), Avery McCarthy (BFA 2008 Photography), Cesar Chavez Lechowick (MFA 2007 Photography, Video and Related Media), Dan Perrone (BFA 2005 Photography), Amy Stein (MFA 2006 Photography, Video and Related Media) and Ivar Theorin (BFA 2009 Fine Arts).

Current students participating in the SVA booth this year are Ranya Asmar (BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department), Victoria Batey (MFA Fine Arts Department), Andrew Brischler (MFA Fine Arts Department), Amanda Brown (BFA Fine Arts Department), Travis Brown (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department), Steven Chapman (MFA Fine Arts Department), Azhar Chougle (BFA Photography Department), Jeremy August Haik (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department), M. Benjamin Herndon (BFA Fine Arts Department), Eric Mistretta (MFA Fine Arts Department), Laura Murray (BFA Fine Arts Department) and Pacifico Silano (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department).

On Saturday, April 21, 4pm SVA Project Manager and alumnus Dan Halm (MFA 2001 Illustration as Visual Essay; BFA 1994 Illustration), curator of the booth and the retrospective, will moderate Fair Game, a panel discussion between artists, gallerists and collectors. They’ll talk about how art fairs impact emerging artists and how, for collectors in particular, art fairs facilitate the discovery of new talent.

The Affordable Art Fair takes place April 18 – 22 at 7 West New York, located at 7 West 34th Street. Tickets are $12 a day or $10 a day for students and seniors with ID. Free admission is offered to the public on Thursday, April 19, 5 – 9pm. For more information, visit

Image: Victoria Batey, Nobody puts Baby in a corner, 2012, spray paint, gouache, pen, and thread on canvas

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