Redwood Media Group (RMG), the nation’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media and marketing for the global fine art community, announced today the launch of a premium market division that will serve the international gallery community, together with dates for its inaugural exhibition under the newly formed entity.
The new division, Focus Fair Productions
(FFP), is solely dedicated to enhancing the modern day art gallery experience, for both exhibitors and collectors, through showcasing a highly curated hand-picked selection of the world’s premium galleries and their artists from the U.S and across the globe. The inaugural fair under this new division will be Art Dallas Contemporary, taking place April 16-19, 2020, at the Dallas Market Center’s Market Hall, coinciding with and complementing the existing Dallas Art Fair. Art Dallas Contemporary will be dedicated to presenting the best gallery works today’s contemporary art world has to offer. Exhibitor registration is now open at www.ArtDallasContemporary.com
Rich Ferrante has been appointed as the Director for the Focus Fair Productions division of Redwood Media Group and will be responsible for building the new Art Dallas Contemporary exhibition brand among his own and the existing RMG network of gallery owners. As the former Director for the Hamptons Expo Group, Ferrante brings a wealth of gallery relationships from around the world, together with a solid track record of successful shows, including ArtAspen, ArtHamptons, Houston Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair and Silicon Valley Contemporary.
“Rich and I have known each other for many years now and Rich came to me with some very interesting ideas, including a new fair concept that I absolutely fell in love with,” says Eric Smith, President and CEO of Redwood Media Group. “Rich has all the qualities I look for in a partner and director, including creating attendee experiences that go beyond expectations, building marketing plans that support success and working with cultural partners in the local community.”
With expertise in helping galleries maximize their art fair business opportunity, Ferrante will assist FFP exhibitors in growing their business through their involvement in Art Dallas Contemporary, while acting as a pivotal figure in the development of the fair, building it as a key component of the vibrant Dallas art scene.
“We thought the heart of the Dallas Design District was the ideal location for the first show under the new Focus Fair Productions division,” Rich Ferrante says. “Art Dallas Contemporary will offer collectors, curators, dealers and arts professionals the opportunity to engage with the most innovative and boundary-pushing galleries from around the world, alongside a curated program of talks, special exhibitions and events.”
As the first fair to run concurrent with the Dallas Art Fair, Art Dallas Contemporary aims to create a more intimate experience where art buyers and fair attendees can be immersed in a highly curated group of galleries, explore new market trends, innovative concepts and installations. The inaugural edition will be limited to 60 galleries, each dedicated to showcasing the best and most innovative contemporary art from local, national, and international artists.
Focus Fair Productions is backed financially and operationally by Redwood Media Group. For further information on the inaugural Art Dallas Contemporary, taking place April 16-19, 2020 at Market Hall at the Dallas Market Center, please visit www.ArtDallasContemporary.com