“At first, I just wasn’t that thrilled at the thought of participating in ANOTHER art show. My previous experiences included displaying my pieces at various weekend art-a-fairs and, let me tell you, those were some pretty long days. But a friend told me to quit with the small time exhibits and try Artexpo. I’m glad I took his advice.
My first experience with Artexpo was in Las Vegas, 2007. I was excited to be a part of their first venture in such an exciting, vibrant city and it proved a great success. In Vegas, I was introduced and accepted into my very first gallery as well as approached by a number of publishers and collectors. After that, I grew more excited for the famed New York. I had heard a lot of great stories about Artexpo New York and now I couldn’t wait to participate.
I don’t like to set too many expectations for any show, but of course I hoped to sell a few pieces—at least enough to cover my entry expenses. But when Artexpo opened on Thursday and I had already sold three quarters of my booth, I had to pinch myself. For my second ‘real’ exhibit, it was more than exceptional.
New York was a very humbling experience. With so many talented artists on the floor and such a diverse mix of great art, it’s really a privilege when someone wants to buy one of your pieces. Coming from a small village of 1800 people in the South of France and living this dream–it’s a feeling I can barely explain. And a reality made possible by the Artexpo. The organization enables artists to showcase their pieces in a highly professional manner and be introduced to people I, for one, would never have met in my studio. Not to mention the friends I have made, both professional and colleagues.
The excitement around Artexpo New York will stay with me for a long time; I certainly look forward to another great year in 2009.” –- Fabrice Spies
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