Fifth annual Oxford International Art Fair offers wealth of opportunities

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Oxford Town Hall, 23-25 February 2018

One of the UK's most vibrant and successful art events is returning to the city of Oxford next February, offering a valuable platform for UK and international artists and galleries to show their work and sell commission-free, and there is still time to take part. 

The Oxford International Art Fair, now in its fifth year, will be held in the magnificent setting of Oxford Town Hall in the heart of the city, from 23rd to 25th February 2018, showing work from over 150 artists and galleries from around the world.  With more than 10,000 visitors expected to attend over three days, the fair offers an unmissable opportunity to show and sell work. 

Expertly curated by the award-winning art entrepreneur Joëlle Dinnage and business partner Natal Vallvé from The Global Art Agency, the Oxford International Art Fair art fair offers a unique experience for exhibitors and visitors alike, as Joëlle explains.  

"When we created the fair, five years ago, our intention was to provide artists and galleries with an affordable and accessible shop window for their work, within the setting of a unique space that fused the art together with the architecture of the venue chosen to host it.  It was all about wanting to inspire, engage and excite," she says.

"Four successful years and £2,4 million of art fair-generated sales later, our focus remains the same.  We have expanded the fair to fill three halls here in Oxford with an incredible array of modern and contemporary art and provided a package of exhibitor support that simply isn't available anywhere else. 

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"Artists can gain recognition by taking part in the Oxford International Art Fair Awards; maximise their presence through our expert curator, on-site and promotional services, attend a special private view and vernissage, and of course, sell their work with zero commission," she says.  "They can even be virtually there by showing their work in our digital art showcase."

With pitches starting from as little as £350, only a modest outlay is required to secure attendance at one of the UK's most highly regarded free-to-attend art events. 

Among the artists who have already signed up for 2018 include:

·      Taiwan based artist and lifestyle blogger Han-Sheng Huang (www.hshuang.co)

·      One of the UK's leading portrait artists James Earley (www.jamesearleyartist.com)

·      Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (www.radinedelchevart.com)

·      Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Boden (http://jennybowdenart.com)

·      Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (www.edwardofosu.com)

"Hundreds of artists and galleries have exhibited and sold work with us here in Oxford over the past few years - just take a look here (www.globalartagency.com/testimonials) to see how the fair wowed them," says Joëlle.  "We're gearing up to make 2018 another big success, with even more opportunities to sell work, receive commissions and gain profile.  Don't miss this valuable opportunity to be there," she adds.

The Oxford International Art Fair 2018 is now open for exhibitors to apply to take part.  For more information or to book, please go to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/apply (NOW CLOSED)

The Oxford International Art Fair takes place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018 at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX.  For more information please go to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com, where tickets can also be booked.

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Press contacts:

Sarah Pracey 07985 112 777 / sarah@praceypr.com

or

Joëlle Dinnage (Oxford based) 07825 443925

office@globalartagency.com / joelle.dinnage@gmail.com

www.joelledinnage.com