My Highlights from the IFPDA Print Fair 2014
As the organizer of The Baltimore Museum of Art’s biennial Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair (Mar. 28th–29th, 2015) and as a curator acquiring contemporary works on paper for the Museum’s collection, the IFPDA Print Fair is critical for me. Not only does the fair offer the opportunity to see the latest editions, but also I’m able to touch base with vendors and shore up the roster for the Baltimore Fair. For visitors, the IFPDA fair is a tremendous opportunity to learn about prints and printmaking throughout history. Prints offer an excellent route into the art market for young and beginning collectors, as well as opportunities to grow established collections. In addition, many of the contemporary booths at the fair are staffed by the shops’ master printers, affording an occasion to converse about the collaborative process. There is no better fair for looking, learning, and falling in love with prints.