JVS Project Space Exhibition Award 

Things our Artists have said about Exhibiting with Us at the Affordable Art Fair:


I had wanted to show my artwork at an art fair, and couldn't decide how I should go about finding a gallery with whom to show. A friend recommended that I approach Julio Valdez with my work. We made an appointment, and I introduced him to a few paintings and framed monotypes of mine. He was very easy to work with and accommodating, and before I knew it I was exhibiting in the spring Affordable Art Fair 2015 in NYC. About half of my work sold, and I was especially thankful to Julio and the crew that made that happen. 


- Amanda B.


When I first visited Julio's booth at the Affordable Art Fair I was surprised to see him exhibiting 

so many artist friends whose work shared a similar aesthetic with mine.  I had a feeling that he would serve as a wonderful representative for my artwork.  And he has been, by offering me the 

Affordable Art Fair Award practically the day after I sent in my application.  For the first time in my career I literally saw my work sell and fly off the wall.  I look forward to continuing to work and expand my career and portfolio under the guidance and support of Julio and the JVS Project Space. This is a magical place, where artists can feel safe to take risks and be honestly rewarded 

for their dedication.


-Michele Brody, 


In order to exhibit at most art fairs in New York City, an artist must be sponsored by a gallery. Julio Valdez Project Space offers an award of one wall at our booth each season to an unrepresented artist. The selected artist then joins our Project Space gallery to be considered as part of our exhibitions such as The Affordable Art Fair and Art on Paper in New York city. Additionally, artists take part in two more gallery exhibitions during the year.


Application Deadline: May 31st 

Applications must be received by 11:59pm on May 31st, for consideration in the Fall edition of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City. Artists will be notified by June 30th, 2019


Application Guidelines:

Please email your complete application to valdezstudioresidency@gmail.com

Application Requirements: 
- Up to 6 digital images of recent (past 2 years) work. No larger than 3 MB each.
- Image list: your name, work title, year, medium, and dimensions of the work you are submitting
- Resume and one paragraph artist statement in PDF format 

- Application fee of US $30, payable via Paypal


- A link to your website portfolio

- Application fee of US $30 payable via Paypal


No phone and/or email inquiries about the status of your application, please. Artists will be notified by June 30th, 2019.



View of our recent booth at the Affordable Art Fair, New York City. Julio Valdez Project Space booth has received four (4) consecutive nominations for the Curatorial Award of Excellence at the fair.

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