Thursday, December 06, 2012

Art Dealers Association Offers Relief in the Wake of Sandy

Art Dealers Association Offers Relief in the Wake of Sandy

“As everyone knows by now — and as we tried to document extensively here — Hurricane Sandy wreaked a fair amount of havoc on the art world. Streets and galleries flooded in Chelsea, art spaces downtown and in Queens lost power, artists living or working in Red Hook, Gowanus, and other hard-hit areas saw their work destroyed. Much of the city is facing a long, uphill recovery process, and much of the art world is no exception.

To aid in that process, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) has launched a relief fund, to help both member and nonmember galleries located in Zone A that have been severely affected by the storm. The organization announced the first round of grants on Friday, benefiting Wallspace, Bortolami Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, and Printed Matter."

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