The Affordable Art Fair has just launched a blog where they will feature interviews with galleries participating in the fair in a new dedicated column entitled "Gallery Visits". They are kicking off the new feature to coincide with this fall's fair and we are excited to announce that we will be the first gallery interviewed!
Here is a sneak preview of the interview:
"Located at 176 East 106th Street in New York City, Julio Valdez Studio offers an array of contemporary art from prints to ceramics and everything in between! Since its establishment in 1994, Julio Valdez Studio has specialized in safe non-toxic printing techniques and currently provides grounds for creative collaboration through workshops and classes. [...]
Tell us what makes Julio Valdez Studio unique from other New York-based galleries?
Our unique history, the wide range and quality of art we produce and offer, and not being a traditional art gallery. My mentor Robert Blackburn, founder of The Printmaking Workshop in NYC in 1948, which introduced many artists, such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, to the printmaking process, inspired my vision. We opened in NYC in 1994 and since then, Julio Valdez Studio, LLC has been a space for artists to learn, create and find community and inspiration through the creative potential of printmaking. We exhibit a multi-cultural group of artists and curate our booth carefully, giving an international flavor to our presentation.