September 25, 2010

USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale at PAFA, Philadelphia

18th USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

October 1 - 3, 2010

Presented by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the 18th USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale, the largest exposition and sale of 18th- through 21st-Century American art in the nation, will be presented October 1-3, 2010 at PAFA. For the first time in its 18-year history, USArtists will be moving from its longtime venue at the 33rd Street Armory to its home at PAFA’s Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at 128 North Broad Street in Philadelphia. "The addition of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building to PAFA's campus gives us the opportunity for the first time to host USArtists within the museum,” said David R. Brigham, PAFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Doing so creates stronger linkages to our educational mission and opportunities to develop new programs related to the challenges and thrills of collecting art." This nationally recognized show of over 5,000 works of art will include an opening Preview Gala, followed by a New Collectors Night, and group tours with proceeds to directly support PAFA student scholarships and museum exhibitions and programs.

“This is a very exciting year for USArtists, as we launch this show and sale in our new home at PAFA, especially since USArtists is a benefit event for the Academy,” stated Alicia Sterling, USArtists Co-chair and President-elect of the Women’s Board. She explained, “Two of the most unique aspects of this event are that it is entirely devoted to American art, and that it is being held in a museum, making it the only show and sale of its kind. We have 35 leading art dealers and galleries, some of whom have been with USArtists before, as well as many new faces. They will be exhibiting work that spans the history of American art – all of very high quality and all for sale.”

In celebration of American artistic talent, USArtists reflects the vitality, history and uniqueness of American art. This annual three-day event showcases 300 years of the nation’s finest original works —from colonial to contemporary — in an event that includes 35 of the country’s leading art galleries and dealers, and draws thousands of visitors each year.

USArtists provides regional and national art collectors and audiences the opportunity to view and purchase thousands of pieces of artwork presented by some of the country’s most prestigious galleries from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Maine, among others (see exhibitors list)

Artists whose paintings and sculptures have been featured in previous USArtists shows include: Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Stuart Davis, Chaim Gross, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Bo Bartlett, Sarah McEneaney, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, and the American sculptor and artist who is best known for the statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia’s City Hall Tower, Alexander Calder, among others.

Founded in 1992 by the Women’s Board to benefit the museum and school as its major annual fundraising event,USArtists speaks to the purpose and mission of the Academy — to nurture American art and artists. The success of the USArtists show and sale hosted by the Women’s Board, allows them to continue their legacy of providing support for student scholarships. In the 60-year history of the Women’s Board its members and events have contributed more than 10 million dollars to PAFA.


Adelson Galleries, New York, NY
Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY
Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY
Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA
Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
Blue Heron Fine Art, Cohasset, MA
Jonathan Boos, Bloomfield Village, MI
HL Chalfant: American Fine Art & Antiques, West Chester, PA
Clarke Gallery, Newburyport, MA
Thomas Colville Fine Art, LLC, Guilford, CT
The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
David David Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Dixon-Hall Fine Art, Phoenixville, PA
F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Debra Force Fine Art, New York, NY
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Ltd, Philadelphia, PA
Godel & Co. Fine Art, New York, NY
Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio, Doylestown, PA
steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
Hawthorne Fine Art, LLC, New York, NY
Hirschl & Adler Galleries / Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Art Conservatory, Berwyn, PA
P·P·O·W Gallery, New York, NY
Quester Gallery, Rowayton, CT
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, NY
Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Elle Shushan, Philadelphia, PA
Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
Gavin Spanierman, Ltd, New York, NY
Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, CT
William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd, Newport, RI
Tom Veilleux Gallery, Portland, ME
Gerold Wunderlich & Co, Ossining, NY

Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 North Broad Street - Philadelphia, PA 19102