8-11 OCTOBER 2015

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About Art SV/SF

The inaugural Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) kicked off on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with a VIP Opening Night at the San Mateo County Event Center.  A lively and diverse group of collectors, curators, art advisors, designers and tastemakers attended the event, which presented 70 of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions, representing 750 artists from 42 countries including Italy, France, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Switzerland and Venezuela.

Art SV/SF continued through Columbus Day weekend as Art Miami’s first international contemporary and modern art fair on the West Coast. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair was the first of its kind in the Bay Area, seeking to spotlight investment-quality works of art alongside important emerging and new media artists. This included a special exhibition of monumental Banksy works from his 2013 New York City residency, John Carpenter’s Dandelion Clock interactive art video, and John Slepian’s Transcendence performance installation presented by ZERO1, among many others.

VIP attendees included Bay Area notables such as George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, Douglas and Lisa Goldman, Aaron and Krista Giovara, Orlando and Katie Bravo, Bruce and Davina Isaacson, Pablo Ortiz, Jennifer Biederbeck, Matt Rogers, Heidi Betz, Jill Woodman, Pejman Nozad, Chip Zecher and Maria Quiros, among thousands of others.

The elegant evening benefited Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) and the Djerassi Foundation, and was sponsored by Maserati which displayed their latest automotive models in celebration of the prestigious brand’s 100 anniversary.  The outdoor entrance featured lush landscaping by Terra Ferma Landscapes and noted street artist APEX was spray painting a mural on the exterior wall of the San Mateo Event Center for all arriving guests to view.  Once inside, Ruinart Champagne poured its signature bubbles while GRAFF Diamonds showcased an exquisite collection of rare jewels on glamorous models in long black dresses and in vitrines.  Exquisite bites were catered by Calafia Café and its award-winning Chef Charlie Ayers Specially designed to create the most elevated experience for dedicated VIP supporters, the Maserati VIP Lounge was an elegant retreat featuring a Ruinart Champagne Bar and curated by LUXE Interiors + Design with assistance from Roche Bobois, FontanaArte and Tineke Triggs, founder of Artistic Designs for Living.

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The fair attracted more than 12,500 attendees by offering the unique experience of viewing world-class art and exploring innovative cultural programming including on-site installations, interactive and new-media art, artist talks, book signings, and fair tours for all audiences and taste levels.  In collaboration with One Art Nation The Art Symposium brought together industry experts and opinion leaders to speak on a range of timely topics from the current structure of the art market to succession planning, protecting unusual art, and issues of art valuation.  Another unique element of the fair included a partnership with Magnolia Pictures to show exclusive advanced screenings of the newly released animated film, “The Hero of Color City” for kids and families. In conjunction, the fair hosted The Hero of Color City Kids Center, a safe, on-site playroom for children ages three to 13 to participate in art explorations, games, puzzles and storytelling under the supervision of experienced staff. The Hero of Color City kids programming benefited Crayon Collection, a global initiative that aids underprivileged students. Families were encouraged to bring gently used crayons to the fair, which Crayon Collection will repurpose for elementary schools and organizations that serve kids in need. Additionally, $1 of every fair ticket purchased was donated to this organization, and Art SV/SF had already generously donated $2,000 toward the cause.



San Mateo County Event Center

Expo Hall

1346 Saratoga Drive

San Mateo, CA 94403


Platinum VIP Preview | Thursday, October 8 | 6pm - 7:30pm
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders

VIP Preview | Thursday, October 8 | 7:30pm - 10pm
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press


Friday October 9 |  11am - 7pm

Saturday October 10 |  11am - 7pm

Sunday October 11 |  11am - 6pm


One day fair pass $25

Multi-day fair pass $40

Students 12-18 years and Seniors $15

Children under 12 years w adult Free

Groups 10 or more $15


four seasons 

Art SV/SF has partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley as the official hotel. It’s only fitting that the capital of high tech offers the highest standards of luxury and personalized hospitality. An environment of scenic beauty and state-of-the-art energy defines one of California’s most vital communities at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo. The Hotel will feature a special art exhibit throughout the lobby by six participating fair artists to coincide with the fair.

The Hotel will offer complimentary shuttle transportation for its guests to and from the fair during fair hours.
The Four Seasons is offering special rates for Fair VIP’s and attendees. Contact Art SV/SF’s Official Travel Partner, Turon Travel to book your stay at 800-952-7646 or From the Four Seasons Palo Alto to the fair 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Get on US-101 N from University Ave (1.0 mi / 4 min)
- Follow US-101 N to E Hillsdale Blvd in San Mateo. Take the Hillsdale Blvd exit from US-101 N (9.9 mi / 10 min)
- Continue on E Hillsdale Blvd to your destination (1.2 mi / 4 min)
            - Turn left onto E Hillsdale Blvd (.3 mi)
            - Turn right onto Saratoga Drive (.6 mi)
            - Turn left (433 ft.)
            - Slight right (66 ft.)
            - Slight right (492 ft.)
            - Turn left - Destination will be on the right
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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Art SV/SF is easily accessible via mass transit or car. 

Take Bart to Millbrae Station. Exit the Millbrae Bart station across the parking lot to Millbrae Caltrain Station. At Millbrae station connect to Southbound Caltrain going towards San Jose. Exit at the Hillsdale Station to El Camino Real Blvd. At Hillsdale you can either walk, take a bus, or taxi.


You can take the Caltrain to either Hillsdale or Hayward Park station. The Fair will offer complimentary shuttle service between Caltrain in San Mateo and the fair. 

From Hillsdale Caltrain Station: Head northwest on S El Camino Real toward 31st Ave, turn right onto E 25th Ave, turn left onto S Delaware St. Turn right, turn right, and turn left. Approx. 1 mile.

From Hayward Park Caltrain Station: 
Head south on Pacific Blvd toward 19th Ave, turn right onto S Delaware St., turn left, and turn left. Approx .6 miles.


Plan your trip on samTrans Trip Planner. Two SamTrans routes provide service to the Event Center from throughout the county and San Francsico. Routes 390 and 391 offer service along El Camino Real with a stop at 25th Avenue, two blocks west of the Event Center campus.


From the San Francisco International Airport
Take US 101 South to the Hillsdale Blvd Exit. Turn right on Franklin Pkwy West. Turn right on Saratoga Drive

From the South Bay

From 101: Take 101 North to Highway 92 West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street).

From 280: Take 280 North to highway 92 East. Exit Delaware Street. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street)

From the North Bay

From 101: Take 101 South to Highway 92 West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street)

From 280: Take 280 South to Highway 92 East. Exit Delaware Street. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street)

From East Bay

Take the San Mateo Bridge (Highway 92) West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware 2495 S. Delaware street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of the street)

From El Camino

From El Camino South: Go North on El Camino Avenue. Turn right on 25th Avenue. Left on Delaware (Expo Center is on the right side)

From El Camino North: Go South on El Camino Avenue. Turn left on 25th Avenue. Left on Delaware (Expo Center is on right side).


We’re thrilled to have partnered with the on demand transportation service Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $30) to or from Art SV/SF. Use code: ARTSVSF30. Current Uber users receive 15% off. Use code: ARTSVSF15


On-site parking is $10 and valet service is available.



For more information regarding participation please contact:
Nick Korniloff, Show Director |
Brooke Gerson, Assistant Show Director  | | (T): +1 760.212.2193
Julian Navarro, Director | CONTEXT | | (T) +1 347.832.5611






Glodow Nead Communications
New York: 646.448.9665
Miami: 305.615.2275
San Francisco: 415.394.6500


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2015 Events Schedule

Thursday, October 8 | 6pm - 7:30pm
Platinum VIP Preview
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders

Thursday, October 8 | 7:30pm - 10pm
VIP Preview
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press

Additional 2015 Event Details Coming Soon

2014 Events Schedule

Located in the cultural mecca for established collectors, 1AN and Art Silicon Valley present the can't-miss educational event of the season. The Art Symposium brings together leading art industry experts to speak on a range of topics, providing attendees with the skills required to improve their reputation as serious art collectors, maximize the efficiency of their overall asset portfolio and cultivate their taste for the finer things in life. Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, you are in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, our program is both diverse and engaging. The Art Symposium is FREE for visitors of Art Silicon Valley, with a selection of  live sessions on the fair floor.

Friday, Oct 10th  |  1pm - 1:30pm
A Perspective on Hunt Slonem's Bunnies
Speaker: Bruce Helander
This session features a PowerPoint talk on Hunt Slonem’s new book, Bunnies. Bruce Helander has written extensively on Slonem’s work and career, including an informative critical essay titled “Quantum Lepus” for this latest volume, as well as a chapter in his book, Learning to See titled “Bird’s Eye View.”

Friday, Oct 10th  |  2pm - 3pm
Panel: Adventures in Media - Collecting and Protecting Unusual Art
Speakers: Gregory Smith, Simon Hornby, Sam Pugatch, David Sleeman
Hosts: Dewitt Stern, Berkley Asset Protection, Winston Art Group, Crozier Fine Arts
Panelists will conduct an interactive discussion on past and present mediums used by fine artists and how they affect aspects of valuation, security, shipping, storage, restoration, climate controls, title and authenticity.

Friday, Oct 10th  |  3:30pm - 4pm
Sales and Use Taxes: How They Apply to Collectors and Dealers
Speaker: Mary Pat Kohberger
Host: Deloitte
A Deloitte sales tax specialist will present on how sales/use taxes apply and offer insightful perspective around potential issues and tax-saving opportunities to help collectors avoid unwanted additional expense or surprise.

Saturday, Oct 11th  |  1pm - 1:30pm
Book Signing and Chat with Doug Menuez
Speaker: Doug Menuez | Host: Peter Fetterman Gallery
This session features a booking signing and conversation with Doug Menuez, a documentary photographer and author of Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000.

Saturday, Oct 11th  |  2pm - 3pm
Panel: Building an Art Collection Like a Pro
Speakers: Josh Baer, Tom O’Connor, Lisa Dolby Chadwick, Jennifer Biederbeck
Host: eBay
Four experienced panelists, including a leading auction house specialist, eBay’s art advisor, a private art consultant and a leading gallery director, will share strategies for emerging and experienced buyers.

Saturday, Oct 11th  |  3:30pm - 5pm
Blurring the Line Between Machine and Nature
Speakers: Alan Rath (Digital Video Sculptor), Lia Cook (Textile and Visual Artist), Robert Buelteman (Photographer), and Kal Spelletich (Kinetic Artist)
The LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is a national program of gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. A special Art SV/SF LASER will feature four noted bay area artists who throughout their careers have pioneered new hybrid works at the crossroads of art and science. Join the artists as they present their work and inspirations, followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

Sunday, Oct 12th  |  1pm - 1:45pm
Panel: Changing the Paradigm for Corporate Art
Speakers:  Drew Bennett, Celestine Johnson, Cristina Tcheyan, Vanessa Sigurdson
Moderator: Wendi Norris, President of SFADA and owner of Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Hosts: Facebook, Innovation Endeavors, Google, Autodesk
How do artist residencies, Curiosity Camps for entrepreneurs, and state-of-the-art maker studios contribute to companies and what do the artists get in return? Hear new approaches to bringing artists and professionals together as equals in the modern workplace.

Sunday, Oct 12th  |  2pm - 2:30pm
Art Appraisal: Why, When and How?
Speaker: Jeremy Stone, ASA
Host: Business Matters in the Visual Arts
Learn from an expert about the difference between Fair Market and Replacement Value and what research, analysis and sales comparables are used by accredited fine art appraisers to determine relevant markets and characteristics of value.

Sunday, Oct 12th  |  3pm - 3:30pm
Visual Thinking Strategies: Making Meaning in Art
Speaker: Oren Slozberg
Host: Commonweal
The presentation will be an opportunity to experience Visual Thinking Strategies. VTS is used in educational institutions and fine art museums internationally. This method was developed in collaboration between the NY MoMA and Developmental Psychologist, Abigail Housen. The VTS experience will engage viewers with visual art directly, developing their own meaning making abilities and observation skills.


Enjoy complimentary tour of Art SV/SF with an independent curator or art advisor - a great introduction to get the most out of your Art SV/SF visit. Tours will be led by members of No. Ca. Arttable, a national organization for professional women in the arts. Guides will lead you through a selection of booths and artworks, and introduce you to dealers and artists. (approximately 1 hour).

Friday, October 10th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:30pm | 7:00pm
Saturday, October 11th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:30pm
Sunday, October 12th: 11:30am | 1:30pm | 3:30pm


Special Exhibitions



Leaders in Software Art (LISA) - Art SV/SF has created a groundbreaking partnership with LISA in order to bring digital art to, and create a dialogue with, the tech-savvy communities of the Bay Area by making software and electronic art an integral part of the fair.  LISA founder and tech art consultant Isabel Draves will bring together a selection of rising stars from the New York tech art community for exhibition and sale in dealer booths throughout the fair.


San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (SJICA) will exhibit artist John Carpenter’s Dandelion Clock interactive art video and will organize an exploration of new mobile art apps.

stanford art spaces

Stanford Art Spaces - Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Systems at Stanford University, curator and critic DeWitt Cheng will organize a show of unique and unusual Bay Area artists he has discovered through his 30 year career.


ZERO1 is presenting John Slepian’s Transcendence, a performance installation that humorously and ironically explores new forms of embodiment in the digital world. Using a hacked toy brainwave sensor, electronics, and powerful actuators, the artist is literally levitated through the power of his mind. Slepian will be performing Transcendence during scheduled hours each day of the art fair.

white walls

San Francisco-based gallery White Walls will exhibit new works by noted street artist APEX (Ricardo Richey), who will also complete an on-site mural on the exterior of the San Mateo Expo Hall during the fair.

UC davis

Tim Hyde and University of California Davis Art Studio present The Invitation, a series of 2014 photographs in which separate and distinct fields of inquiry at UC Davis are crystallized in one image, and Hexagon/Pentagon, a sculpture produced for the Skull Sessions, a modular installation to facilitate spirited exchange between artists, musicians, scientists and the public. All are invited to participate.

 color city

Hero Of Color City Kids Center will provide a safe playroom on-site for children ages 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit Art SV/SF. Children enrolled in the program will have exclusive access to view the newly released film Hero of Color City as well as participate in activities including art explorations, games, puzzles and storytelling.

Kids Center will be open Friday + Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Movie will be shown Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon, 2pm and 4pm.


I PXL U, the official photo sharing platform for Art SV/SF, will sponsor a special exhibition of monumental Banksy works from his 2013 New York City residency, featured at the Keszler Gallery booth. One of the most intriguing artists of our time, elusive English street artist Banksy has captured world-wide attention through his graffiti art.

 four seasons The Official Hotel of Art SV/SF, the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, will feature a special art exhibit throughout the lobby by five participating fair artists to coincide with the fair: Bare, Gallerie Citi | Franco de Francesca, Lausberg Contemporary | Tom Leighton, Cynthia Corbett Gallery |  Kenneth Noland, Elizabeth Clement Fine Art | Tommy Watson Yannima, Leslie Smith Gallery

Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) will exhibit photos from participants in STAR’s program, Family Art Day and Artist in Residence Program, as well as additional works from Hunters Point Shipyard Artists.

 SFADA The San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA) will highlight artwork from a selection of its 55 member galleries in a show curated by Lauren O’Connell, a recent masters graduate in Curatorial Studies at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 20% of sales proceeds will be donated to CCA’s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

One Art Nation Symposium - Art SV/SF will collaborate with One Art Nation to offer The Art Symposium, which brings together leading opinion leaders and art industry experts to speak on a range of timely topics from the current structure of the art market to talks on collecting art, succession planning, protecting unusual art and issues of art valuation. Talks are listed above in the Events section.


2014 Sponsors+Partners


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  • calafia


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  • ADL
  • fontana arte
  • seemakrish
  • terra ferma


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  • logo the art newspaper
  • artnet
  • artnews
  • artinfo
  • hyperallergic
  • KLIV1590
  • chic metropolitan
  • SF magazine
  • wall street journal
  • venu
  • art limited
  • SFC&G
  • artfacts
  • visual art source


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  • logo Turon Travel
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  • one art nation
  • art point
  • creativity explored
  • magnolia pictures
  • hero of color city
  • crayon collection
  • di rosa
  • Djerassi
  • ICA
  • macla
  • star
  • UBER
  • UC Davis art studio
  • zero 1
  • stanford art spaces
  • leonardo
  • SJMA

Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF) offers a wide range of branding opportunities and special events to enhance corporate identities. Art SV/SF's tailor made sponsorship opportunities are designed to address each of our partners marketing goals and brand exposure. Sponsors' guests are given VIP status and enjoy special events. Art SV/SF will work with you to develop a package that meets your company's exact needs and marketing objectives.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities or hosting a special event at the 2015 Art Silicon Valley /

San Francisco Fair, please contact:

Pamela J. Cohen

P | 561.322.5611


Register to be eligible for VIP status.

Art SV/SF VIP status provides access to the official Preview Event on October 8th and is the first opportunity for VIP collectors to acquire some of the finest pieces of modern and contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries.


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