NEW YORK — Liz Lees and Meg Wendy, two veteran art and antiques show producers, have formed a partnership to co-produce the New York Ceramics Fair.
“I am very pleased that Meg and I have joined forces,” Lees said. “Her depth of experience in the world of art fair production, particularly in New York, is unparalleled and will prove invaluable to ensuring the growth of the New York Ceramics Fair.”
The New York Ceramics Fair — the only fair of its kind in the United States that specializes in ceramics, pottery and glass from the 17th-21st centuries — celebrates its 15th anniversary from January 22-26, 2014, at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street. The opening night preview on Tuesday, Jan. 21 marks the start of Americana Week in New York.
According to Wendy, more than 25 top-tier vetted galleries and private dealers from the United States and Great Britain are participating. Among the new exhibitors are Ferrin Contemporary (Massachusetts), Cliff Lee (Pennsylvania) John Pagliaro (New York), Warren Antiques (Connecticut) and Rodney Woolley Ceramics & Works of Art (Great Britain).
“We are very excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the New York Ceramics Fair and thank the loyal dealers, curators, collectors and designers who have made this fair the success it is today,” Wendy said.
Meg Wendy and her mother Diane built a show empire with regional art and antique fairs proliferating in New York and around the country. Meg retired in 2008 to start her next project — NewFocusOn.com — an online showcase for jewelry, art, design, antiques and travel.
The New York Ceramics Fair, which takes place in the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), opens to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Ticket price with catalog is $20 per person, and can be used for the duration of the fair. For more information visit, www.newyorkceramicsfair.com.