Young Arts Patrons announces the second annual Young Collectors Contemporary scheduled for March 24-26, 2017. The art fair returns to Memphis to take over the city’s newest pre-vitalization project, Clayborn Temple, for a three day long experience blending the contemporary art scene of Memphis with a
hefty dose of international flavor.
Young Collectors Contemporary presents an event geared towards international artists, curators, galleries, and collectors. The inaugural art fair held at Crosstown Arts in March 2016, featured over 25 artists from as far as Jamaica and New York City.
Once again artwork at the art fair aims to be priced for beginning collectors with 50% of submissions available below $2,500 per piece and a price cap at $10,000 per piece.
Young Collectors Contemporary believes in highlighting the art and creative business as one of the main missions of the art fair. The 2017 edition will offer four distinct sectors for creatives across the country to apply and a main stage:
Young Arts Patrons’ annual Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair is proud to announce the emerging curators section of the 2017 Fair. A highly anticipated sector of the Memphis show will feature independent and institutional curators that will design a space in the fair.
Independent Artists Sector
The Independent Artists sector of Young Collectors returns to support artists that are not represented by galleries or arts institutions. Performance artists are welcome to apply.
Artists with editioned works, photographs, and prints are invited to have works available at Young Collectors. This includes, but is not limited to graphic designers, textile/fashion designers, and 3D print artists.
The Galleries sector of Young Collectors Contemporary presents galleries active in the area of modern or contemporary art.
Leading artists, galleries, art historians, curators, critics, and collectors will be brought together across the art world for programming that includes talks and workshops.
Applications for curators, artists, and galleries are available beginning December 16, 2016 at
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About Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair
The Young Collectors Contemporary is an annual program of Young Arts Patrons. The exhibition is recognized for providing emerging artists with the opportunity to access a diverse audience and allows collectors to engage in events and programs to build their personal collections while supporting the arts economy.
About Young Arts Patrons
Young Arts Patrons (YAP) is a leading-edge, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel a creative and innovative arts community. Founded in 2015, Young Arts Patrons is a membership based non-profit that serves as a gateway to the arts community for those under 40, reaching multi-cultural audiences through programs and events that engage and educate. With YAP the arts and the audience converge, bringing financial and social support that will ensure a vibrant future for the arts community.