What to expect at your Museum’s Second Annual Fine Art Print Fair

Monday, April 29, 2013

Asheville Art Museum looks forward to hosting several highly regarded professional art dealers and galleries from across the country for this weekend’s upcoming Fine Art Print Fair, with each bringing a diverse selection of fine art prints for WNC residents and visitors to view and purchase. Consider adding to your personal art collection with one of the many fine prints showcased this weekend during our Second Annual Fine Art Print Fair (complete event details here). Also, enjoy an exclusive (ticketed) Preview Reception on Friday evening, May 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s East Wing. The Fine Art Print Fair will offer prints suited to meet diverse tastes and budgets, designed to foster an appreciation for art collecting by both novice and experienced collectors alike.

To kick off the Fine Art Print Fair, Gallery Director Ron Rumford of returning Print Fair dealer Dolan/Maxwell Gallery shares additional details about the range of works from the Gallery that this year’s Print Fair visitors (and buyers) can expect to see:

For Asheville 2013 we will have important works by the following Modernist artists: Stanley William Hayter, Judith Rothschild, Benton Spruance, Harry Brodsky, Dox Thrash, Raymond Steth, Samuel Brown, (born in Wilmington, NC), John Paul Jones, Tom Lias Werner Drewes, Abraham Hankins, Paul Keene, Morris Blackburn, Fannie Hillsmith (who briefly taught at Black Mountain College). Additional contemporary artists represented include: David Shapiro, Donald Forsythe, Martin Puryear,  Steven Ford, Cheryl Warrick, Donald Teskey, Michael Canning, Peter Brooke, Norman Ackroyd, David Kelso, Ryan Parker, Shelley Thorstensen, Beth McHenry, Rosie Cunniffe, and Kip Deeds. Prices for most of Dolan/Maxwell Gallery’s fine art prints range from $800 to $7000.  However, the Gallery will have some rare and special works valued upwards of $35000.

For those visitors who may be unfamiliar with Dolan/Maxwell Gallery and the artists we represent: Internationally known in the field of modern & contemporary visual art, Dolan/Maxwell is located in a former carriage house in Center Citym Philadelphia just west of Rittenhouse Square. Run by Director, Ron Rumford, and owners, Margo Dolan & Peter Maxwell, we welcome interested individuals, experienced collectors and art professionals by appointment.

Dolan/Maxwell specializes in work by artists from the 1930’s to the present. Their works are presented seriously and in depth: WPA, Modernist, European, New York School, African American, and International Contemporary. We work closely with the artists and the estates of artists we represent. We augment these works with carefully chosen pieces by artists whose work complements our core and are of particular interest to us. As a Founding member of The International Fine Print Dealers Association we have notable expertise in works on paper in all media.

Founded in 1984, Dolan/Maxwell operated a major gallery at 1701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, from 1984 to 1991 and at 154 Wooster Street, New York from 1988 to late 1990. In the summer of 1991 the three principals decided to create a private gallery, open by appointment. This change gave us the freedom to expand our participation in national & international art fairs. Today, we exhibit in 10 art fairs per year and continually spend time with those who come to see work in the house in Philadelphia.

Please telephone us on 215,732.7787 or email on info@DolanMaxwell.com to make an appointment for your own visit. There is a lot to see.

Ron Rumford has worked with Dolan/Maxwell since 1985 (as Director since 1991). A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art, Ron is himself a serious, recognized artist. His expertise, experience and belief in the works he shows at Dolan/Maxwell are well known and respected by museum professionals, collectors, artists and art friends internationally.