Just back from the press preview of Art-O-Matic, and if anything, it is by far the best one ever! I have sensory overload, after all there are well over 600 artists present, but first impressions are very good, especially as it pertains to the fabulous building.
Lots of familiar faces tonight at the press preview, including Conner Contemporary‘s hardworking owner Leigh Conner, who was picking out her ten top Art-O-Matic artists list.
Leigh’s list will join several other art dealers top ten lists (including my list, Fusebox‘s Sarah Finlay and Fraser Gallery‘s Catriona Fraser, which will be used by Art-O-Matic to promote the event.
I will visit Art-O-Matic several times over the next few days (tomorrow I will pick my top ten) and then write a review for the CrierMedia newspapers and one for NPR.
You can read my 2002 review of that year’s Art-O-Matic here, and a second review here and a segment from my review of the 2000 show here