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Houston!Fine!Art!Fair!Cultural!Partnership!Program! ! The$Houston$Fine$Art$Fair$(HFAF)$is$happy$to$announce$that$it$is$returning$to$Houston$on$ September$14;16.$$In$its$inaugural$year,$10,000$visitors$came$to$HFAF$in$the$George$R.$ Brown$Convention$Center$and$viewed$art$from$over$90$galleries$and$cultural$institutions.! In$ 2012,$ the$ fair$ will$ capitalize$ HFAF$ 2011’s$ success$ by$ creating$ a$ city$ wide$ event$ surrounded$by$exclusive$VIP$programming,$glamorous$events,$engaging$panels$and$tours,$ and$ exceptional$ art$ from$ around$ the$ world.$ $ $ The$ VIP$ gala$ preview$ will$ be$ held$ on$ September$13,$and$will$again$benefit$The$Core$Program$at$the$MFAH$Glassell$School$of$ Art.$ This$ year,$ one$ of$ the$ fair’s$ goals$ is$ to$ showcase$ regional$ museums$ and$ visual$ arts$ organizations$ to$ all$ local,$ regional$ and$ national$ attendees,$ including$ visiting$ collectors$ and$ galleries.$ As$ an$ esteemed$ not;for;profit$ arts$ organization,$ HFAF$ would$ like$ to$ feature$ your$ institution$ by$ way$ of$ cultural$ partnership$ program.$ HFAF’s$ cultural$ partnerships$ entitle$ your$ organization$ to$ a$ customized$ benefits$ package$ at$ the$ art$ fair$ (free$of$charge),$where$you$can$choose$which$benefits$best$suit$your$needs.$$Below$are$ some$options$we$have$put$together$for$you.$ $ Houston!Fine!Art!Fair!entitles!you!to!any!or!all!of!the!following:! •

Complimentary$ space$ on$ fair$ floor$ to$ present$ your$ organization,$ promote$ exhibitions$and$membership$benefits.$(space$limited)$





Private$Reception$in$VIP$lounge$for$top;level$board$members$and$donors,$to$include$ free$admission$and$beverages.$(up$to$50$people)$Space$is$limited.$$

VIP$ passes$ (limited$ number);$ admits$ two$ per$ pass,$ and$ includes$ opening$ night$ benefit$Sept.$13th$and$admission$to$general$hours$of$the$fair$Sept.$14th$–$16th.$$


Option$ to$ be$ part$ of$ HFAF$ programming$ by$ incorporating$ your$ organization$ into$ events.$(i.e.$panel$discussions)$

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! Introducing!HFAF!ARTWEEK! $ We$ are$ excited$ to$ announce$ HFAF’s$ inaugural$ ARTWEEK$ (Sunday,$ September$ 9th$ –$ Sunday$September$16th).$$HFAF$ARTWEEK$will$give$organizations$the$opportunity$to$ be$included$in$fair$programming$by$promoting$and$publicizing$events$that$occur$the$ week$ prior$ and$ during$ HFAF.$ The$ goal$ is$ to$ showcase$ regional$ museums$ and$ visual$ arts$ organizations$ to$ all$ local,$ regional$ and$ national$ attendees,$ including$ collectors’$ groups$and$galleries.$$$ Your$ benefits$ of$ participating$ in$ the$ HFAF$ ARTWEEK$ as$ a$ Cultural$ Partner$ are$ the$ following:$ •

Your$shows,$exhibitions,$performances$and$all$other$cultural$events$taking$ place$during$the$week$of$the$fair$will$be$included$in$our$programming$




$ $ We$ are$ looking$ forward$ to$ another$ exciting$ event,$ and$ hope$ you$ will$ participate$ in$ making$ HFAF$ 2012$ extraordinary!$ $ Should$ you$ have$ any$ questions$ please$ don’t$ hesitate$ to$ contact$ Lauren$ Humphrey$ at$$ or$ Emmelie$ Kopp$ at$$ $


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Houston!Fine!Art!Fair!Cultural!Partners:! " "


Art"League"Houston" Arts"&"Humanities"Council"of"Tulsa" The"Asia"Society"" Bayou"Bend"Collections"and"Gardens" Big"Medium" The"Blaffer"Art"Museum" The"Blanton"Museum"of"Art" The"Buffalo"Bayou"Partnership" Center"for"Hearing"and"Speech/Via"Colori" The"Contemporary"Art"Museum"Houston" The"Crystal"Bridges"Museum"of"American"Art" Cynthia"Woods"Mitchell"Center"for"the"Arts"at"the"University"of"Houston" Diverseworks" Fluent"Collaborative" Fotofest" " The"Galveston"Arts"Center" Houston"Arts"Alliance" Houston"Center"for"Photography" Houston"Center"for"Contemporary"Craft" Houston"Cinema"Arts"Society" Houston"Museum"District" Lawndale"Art"Center" The"McNay"Art"Museum" The"Museum"of"Fine"Arts"Houston" Nasher"Sculpture"Center" Oklahoma"City"Museum"of"Art" The"Orange"Show" The"Pearl"Fincher"Museum"of"Fine"Art" Philbrook"Museum"of"Art" Rice"Gallery" Spring"Street"Studios" The"Station"Museum" Winter"Street"Studios" "

! *"List"subject"to"change"as"more"cultural"partners"join"


! ! ! ! ! Advisory!Panel! !

Brad"&"Leslie"Bucher" Jereann"Chaney" Alison"de"Lima"Greene" Joe"Havel" Cecily"Horton"


Collectors!Committee! !

Catherine"Anspon" Karol"&"Paul"Barnhart" Leslie"&"Jack"Blanton" Kelli"&"Eddy"Blanton" Minnette"Boesel" Charles"Butt" Karol"Kreymer"&"Robert"Card" Claudia"&"Roberto"Contreras" Marita"&"JB"Fairbanks" Debra"&"Dan"Friedkin" Jo"&"Jim"Furr" Barbara"&"Michael"Gamson" Heidi"&"David"Gerger" Eleanor"&"Dan"Gilbane" Liz"&"Tom"Glanville" Jonathon"Glus"&"Alton"LaDay" Brenda"&"William"Goldberg" Melanie"Lawson"&"John"Guess"" Terri"&"John"Havens" Diana"&"Russell"Hawkins" Molly"&"Ford"Hubbard" Jill"F."Jewett" Toby"Kamps" Carol"&"Neil"Kelley" Isabel"Lummis" Judy"&"Rodney"Margolis" Dr."Penelope"Gonzalez"&"Lester"Marks" Poppi"Massey" Tatiana"&"Craig"Massey" " " "

" " " " " " " " George"&"Linda"Kelly" Mimi"Kilgore" Marshal"&"Victoria"Lightman" Mari"Carmen"Ramirez" " " " " Catherine"&"George"Masterson" Lisa"&"Will"Mathis" Elisabeth"&"Brian"McCabe" Kate"McConnico" Peter"McStravick" Marc"Melcher" Carol"Neuberger" Judy"&"Scott"Nyquist" Sarah"&"David"Pesikoff" Amy"Purvis" Kathryn"&"Richard"Rabinow" Minnette"Robinson" Mickey"Rosmarin" Courtney"&"Christopher"Sarofim" Leslie"&"Shannon"Sasser" Claudia"Schmuckli" Carson"&"Arthur"Seeligson" Lisa"&"Russell"Sherrill" Leigh"&"Reggie"Smith" Sara"Dodd"&"Keith"Spickelmier" Eliza"&"Stuart"Stedman" Aliyya"&"Herman"Stude" Cynthia"Toles" Bridget"&"Patrick"Wade" Shelley"&"Andy"Weathers" Marcy"&"Tom"Wessel" Andrea"&"Bill"White" Cyvia"&"Melvyn"Wolff" Lea"Weingarten"" Elizabeth"&"Barry"Young"

Arful  partying  for  Houston  Fine  Art  Fair By Molly Glentzer Published 01:19 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2012

 Janet Hobby, left, and Melissa Grobmyer serve as show advisors for the 2012 Houston Fine Art Fair Sept. 14-16. Melissa and Albert Grobmyere hosted a party at their art-filled home to announce sponsorships. Photo: Gary Fountain / Copyright 2012 Gary Fountain.

The Houston Fine Art Fair returns Sept. 14-16, this time at Reliant Center. Melissa and Albert Grobmyer opened their art-filled home to collectors, gallerists and museum patrons to announce sponsorship opportunities for the event, which benefits the Glassell School of Art. Melissa Grobmyer and Janet Hobby, partners in MKG Art Management, are show advisors for the fair. On the scene: Lea Weingarten, Victoria and Marshal Lightman, Craig Massey, Herman and Aliyya Stude, Toby Kamps, Sonja Roesch, Barbara Davis, Bill Goldberg, Catherine Masterson, Elisabeth McCabe, Heidi Gerger and Zoya Tommy

Fair Game: The Houston Sequel Houston Fine Art Fair and Texas Contemporary updates

Catherine D. Anspon Posted: April 03, 2012 Now  what’s  going  on  in  our  fair  city  regarding  art  fairs?  Here’s  the  latest:  Houston Fine Art Fair and Texas Contemporary both return this fall for year two. The first, and reportedly the larger of the two offerings, HFAF, leads the way September 14 through 16, with an Opening Night Preview Party Thursday, September 13, once again benefitting the MFAH Core Program. MKG  Art  Management’s  respected  duo  Melissa Grobmyer and Janet Hobby have been tapped as advisors and are actively tweaking the look of this Fair, including adding Art Basel–style sections such as Fahrenheit (highlighting hot new galleries less than five years old) and Focus (for dealers that showcase a single talent). A host committee is being readied too. Also new is the Houston Fine Art Fair’s  venue;;  the  show  relocates  from  the George R. Brown Convention Center to the more commodious Reliant Center. Weeks later, we get Texas Contemporary Fair, a lively brash upstart that takes place October 19 through 21, returning to the George R. Brown, with an opening-night preview bash Thursday,  October  18.  It’s  going  to  be  a  big  art  fall   and collecting is definitely, decisively in the air. IMAGE:  Matt  Magee’s  Greentext, 2010, at Hiram Butler Gallery, showing at Houston Fine Art Fair. Photo courtesy the artist and Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston.

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