The McNay Art Museum’s highly-anticipated annual Print Fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-new virtual format. This year’s event will be held May 1–2 on the McNay’s website at www.mcnayart.org/print-fair. Access is free and open to the public.
“We’ve pivoted to a virtual Print Fair experience out of an abundance of caution and care for our patrons, staff, and dealers from around the country,” said Lyle W. Williams, McNay Curator of Prints and Drawings, Curator of Modern Art. “This year’s event may be the biggest one yet because we really are opening the experience up to the world, while still bringing those conversations with dealers and artists to attendees through a video format.”
The webpage will be populated with interviews with print dealers from around the country as they highlight works of art available for sale. Links to each dealer’s website, images of artwork, and a description of their unique offerings will give guests a roadmap to exploring the thousands of prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs for sale.
Additional highlights of the fair include a step-by-step Tortilla Press and Foam Print printmaking activity, and interviews with San Antonio printmakers Ethel Shipton and Humberto Saenz. The McNay is also giving a behind-the-scenes look inside the Museum’s Print Room with Williams as he discuss printmaking, print history, tips for collecting, and shows some of the print treasures from the McNay’s Permanent Collection.
Participating galleries include:
• The Annex Galleries | Santa Rosa, CA
• Armstrong Fine Art | Chicago, IL
• William P. Carl Fine Prints | Durham, NC
• Davidson Galleries | Seattle, WA
• Ruiz-Healy Art | San Antonio, TX
• Mary Ryan Gallery | New York, NY
• William R. Talbot Fine Art | Santa Fe, NM
• Tandem Press | Madison, WI
• Susan Teller Gallery | New York, NY
• Warnock Fine Arts | Palm Springs, CA
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