ATLANTA, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The events company IWSC Group, which took its first step into the art market last year by partnering with London's Moniker Art Fair, has today announced a second partnership with New York-based Art Market Productions. This deal adds a further five US-based art fairs to its portfolio.
Art Market Productions was founded in 2011 by Jeffrey Wainhause and Max Fishko and offers a different type of art fair that focuses on creating the highest quality fair experience by connecting collectors with dealers in the most optimal settings and contexts.
Group CEO of the IWSC Group, Allen Gibbons, comments, "I am absolutely delighted with the new partnership. Our vision is all about delighting; inspiring and connecting people through great experiences, something Art Market Productions do exceptionally well. The art market is very exciting at the moment and the fairs that Art Market Productions host give the IWSC Group a strong presence in contemporary art across the US."
Art Market Productions Managing Partner Max Fishko added, "This Partnership is a continuation of the work Jeffrey and I have been doing for the last six years - striving to provide the best possible visitor experience at all of our fairs and events. Partnering with a company that possesses such incredible know-how in the culinary space will open up countless opportunities to enhance the experience for visiting collectors, institutional partners, and exhibitors alike. As a team we could not be more excited."
The Art Market Productions team produce a total of five events:
Art on Paper, New York – eighty-five top galleries presenting paper-based art
Art Market San Francisco – Bay Area's longest-running modern and contemporary art fair
Market Art + Design – fine art and design in the centre of Bridgehampton
Texas Contemporary – Houston's leading art fair featuring a wide range of works and mediums and in-depth partnerships with the city's arts community
Miami Project – a potent blend of contemporary and historical work in Miami Beach's most elegant, museum-quality setting
This partnership will also benefit the Seattle Art Fair, which Art Market Productions co-produces with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc. The Seattle Art Fair is one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest.
"With this partnership, Art Market Productions finds itself with a network of over 150 annual consumer-facing events, a position that will enhance marketing reach and streamline the overall production process," says Art Market Productions Managing Partner Jeffrey Wainhause. "As we move forward, we will continue to innovate and add value in the art world."
Allen Gibbons concludes: "As well as seeing huge potential growth for the Art Market portfolio, we are excited to bring their creative flair and learning from the art world to our other events to develop something truly unique."
Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause will remain significant owners and managers of Art Market Productions, adding group director Kelly Freeman as a partner in the process.
About IWSC Group
IWSC Group is a world leading events company with a simple and compelling vision "to delight, inspire, and connect people through great experiences", a vision they are realizing through building an enviable network of entrepreneurs and partners.
Headquartered in the UK and with its North American office in Atlanta, GA, the business was founded as the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1969 and now extends to alcoholic beverage competitions, tastings and events in culinary and the arts across North America, Europe and Asia.
The business has been built on creating and developing partnerships with entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations to further develop their businesses, for example Cochon 555 US Tour, Sugar Land Wine and Food Affair, The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, and Moniker Art Fair as well as collaborating with some of the world's biggest brands including Amazon, Coca Cola, Stella Artois, and Lexus.
About Art Market Productions
Art Market Productions is a partnership between Jeffrey Wainhause, Max Fishko and the dealers they work with. Since 2011 Art Market Productions has produced a different type of art fair that focuses on creating the highest quality fair experience by connecting collectors with dealers in the most optimal settings and contexts. Art Market Productions is dedicated to improving the art world by creating platforms and expanding networks of connection.
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SOURCE IWSC Group