8465 - Untitled, San Francisco and Artadia celebrate Bay Area artists at inaugural edition - 13-15.01.2017


Raphaela Simon, Schacht, 2016. Oil on canvas, 78.74 x 74.8 inches (200 x 190 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles.
Untitled, Art, the international, curated art fair, known for its unique curatorial approach and emphasis on artistic collaboration will team up with Artadia to celebrate artists living in the Bay Area by co-hosting the Vernissage opening of the inaugural fair. The inaugural edition of Untitled, San Francisco will take place from January 13-15, 2017.
Complementing a diverse roster of world-class exhibitors, Untitled, San Francisco will highlight the local arts community in the Bay Area and celebrate the city’s emerging importance as a global center for contemporary art. In addition to dedicating its Vernissage to the artists who live and work in the Bay Area, Untitled is proud to collaborate with some of the most esteemed local institutions and non-profit organizations, who will present a series of dynamic programs at the fair. Collaborators include: UC Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, The Wattis Institute, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The 500 Capp Street Foundation, Kadist, Creative Growth, San Francisco Cinematheque, and The Lab among others.

Untitled and Artadia share an inclusive ethos, both providing a unique opportunity for the presentation of contemporary art. Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based grants and professional opportunities. To celebrate San Francisco's vibrant creative culture Artadia will present new works by over 20 San Francisco Artadia Awardees and debut two new limited editions by Awardees Joseph Havel and Richard T. Walker. Over the last 17 years of grant giving in San Francisco, more than 80% of the artists have continued to work and build their careers in the Bay Area. The vernissage will highlight the beneficiary support of Artadia and celebrate the artistic community, past present and future. All proceeds from sales of these artworks will benefit the Artadia Award program, which annually provides crucial funds to artists in San Francisco and five other US cities. Since its founding, Artadia has provided over 90 unrestricted grants in San Francisco, highlighting and supporting artists who represent the strength and diversity of the Bay Area art community.