IFPDA Print Fair 2013
##What is the IFPDA Print Fair?
The largest international art fair focused exclusively on the artistic
medium of printmaking. It is noted for its historical depth, exhibiting works from the 16th through 21st centuries. All works are for sale and are exhibited by knowledgeable art dealers. While the Fair is known among museum curators and major collectors for its rare and exceptional prints, excellent works can be found in all price ranges.
##What is the International Fine Print Dealers Association?
The IFPDA is a non-profit organization of expert art dealers committed to the highest standards of quality, ethics, and connoisseurship, and to fostering a greater appreciation of fine prints among art collectors and the public. The Association’s thorough vetting assures collectors of each exhibitor’s expertise and professionalism, and of the authenticity and condition of artwork available for purchase. The IFPDA has sponsored the Print Fair since 1991.
##What is a fine print?
Dealers will present works of art which have been created by hand using the
techniques of etching, engraving, lithography, woodcut, or screenprinting. These works are not
mechanical reproductions or copies of drawings or paintings. The artist has made the print by drawing or carving a composition on a hard surface such as a wood block, metal plate, or stone. This surface is then inked by hand and through the application of pressure, the composition is transferred to paper or another material, thus creating an “impression” or print. Prints often exist in multiple impressions, each pulled by hand from the inked surface. [For an illustrated glossary and FAQs on collecting prints, visit ifpda.org.]
Opening Night Preview Wednesday, November 6, 6:30–9:00 pm. Purchase tickets online at
www.printfair.com starting September 1. $75 includes complimentary day pass. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the IFPDA Foundation. www.ifpda.org
Programs & Tours
Saturday, November 9, 11:00 am Conversation with a Curator: David Acton. Free
and open to the public. Reservations recommended.
Tours of the Print Fair will be held on Saturday at and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Reservations required. Tickets $10. Visit www.printfair.com for more information.
Hours & Admission Thursday through Saturday: 12:00–8:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00–6:00 pm.
Admission is $20 Daily, $40 Run-of-Show. Group admission by advance arrangement. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.printfair.com.