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Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia is pleased to announce their participation in the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair (HVAF), featuring Post-war and Contemporary art. HVAF is the new digital intuitive for Summer Hamptons 2020 that takes the place of a physical art fair. This state-of-the-art Virtual Reality platform can be viewed from anywhere in the world from Sep. 2 – Sep. 7, 2020, with a special live VIP Sneak Preview July 23-26. The exhibition may also be viewed in person, by appointment, at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery at 72 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery features original works of art by contemporary artists. During the Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Bluestone is proud to be exhibiting gallery artists, Stephen Cimini, Chris Cox, Stuart Dunkel, Jeff Erickson, Ekaterina Ermilkina, Su Knoll Horty, and Nancy Neill. According to gallery owner Pam Regan, “We work closely with collectors, designers and architects, helping clients select the art best suited for resi
dences, businesses and other venues across the country. Our goal is to always showcase the most engaging works.” Bluestone Fine Art Gallery’s artists are all established, some are internationally collected, some have works in museums and one has had several paintings in a major feature film.
At a time when public health and safety limits our ability to physically gather or travel to some of our favorite locales on the occasion of special events, such as art fairs, HVAF aims to capture the spirit of the Hamptons through a virtual experience. Founder and Executive Director, Rick Friedman, says, “As a resident of the Hamptons, my life and career have centered around this region for over 20 years. Anyone who travels here during the summer for the arts knows what a loss the shutdown is. I founded my first Hamptons fair here and have been a collector of a number of local artists, so I wanted to try to deliver some of what makes this region so special.”
Open 24 hours a day on a range of compatible devices, HVAF’s cutting edge VR technology creates a simulated art fair environment for visitors to virtually navigate as they would a physical fair. Through 3D renderings, works will be displayed in high resolution detail and will be available for purchase with a “BUY NOW” option. HVAG will also offer a 24 hour live chat feature so attendees can connect with an art expert at all hours. At a time when we can’t gather in person, HVAF’s digital event is a way for us to still connect with art and to each other, providing as close to an authentic experience as possible.
The VIP Preview launches Thursday, July 23 at noon through Sunday, July 26 at 8 pm and accessible 24 hours a day. The VIP event offers visitors a first look at the fair and a chance to preview a range of Post-War and Contemporary works presented by 60 select exhibitors with 70 booths from around the world. To attend the VIP Preview, please visit www.hamptonsvirtualartfair.com
Feature image: Electrifying, Chris Cox, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery