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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SeaFair docked at Bayfront Parl- April 5-7, 2013

On the heels of a highly successful Miami International Art Fair (MIA), International Fine Art Expositions is pleased to announce a series of MIA Encore shows aboard the $40 million exhibition megayacht, SeaFair, docked at Bayfront Park in the heart of Miami’s Downtown Arts & Entertainment District.  The series will debut with an April edition the 4th – 7th and continue with a second installment May 2nd – 5th, 2013.

Each MIA Encore show will gather a carefully selected array of 28 international dealers presenting both established contemporary and emerging artists. Works will be composed of contemporary, cutting-edge art of all media including photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, installation and video.

In addition to the bevy of contemporary art works onboard, the fair will feature an exciting schedule of events including “ArtAfterHours Cocktail Cruises” Friday and Saturday night from 10pm-12am and a “Art on the Bay” brunch cruise on Sunday from 11am – 1pm.  All SeaFair cruise events are by separate ticket which can be purchased on the website.  A highlight of the program will be “Appraisal Saturday.”  Saturday, April 6th, from 10am-2pm Miller Gaffney from the PBS Series “Market Warriors” will be offering complimentary art appraisals.  The event will be followed by a lecture “Contemporary Passions for Art,” presented by Ms. Gaffney from 3pm - 4pm.  For further details on “Appraisal Saturday” and a full schedule of events visit

April MIA Encore will launch the inaugural Downtown Miami “First Friday” on April 5th from 6-10pm, in collaboration with the arts and culture community of Downtown Miami.  This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, tours, exclusive openings and artist performances. Admission to MIA Encore will be complimentary for the duration of First Friday hours from 6-10pm.  Among the participating organizations are Bas Fisher Invitational, Dimensions Variable, TM Sisters, Turn-Based Press, Artisan Lounge, Etra Fine Art/Wine Bar, Nina Torres Gallery, Eleazar Delgado Studio, Giants in the City, Intercontinental Hotel Art Project Space and Art in Public Places.


Thursday, April 4th

6:00pm-10:00pm - VIP Collectors’ Invitational
(By invitation or w/ Priority Boarding Ticket)

Friday, April 5th  | Show Hours 1 pm - 10 pm

3:00pm-4:00pm - “Miami: A Global Art Market”
Miami based artists will discuss challenges ahead to become a global
art market art center.

6:00pm-10:00pm - First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk
Gallery openings, Artist Studio Tours, Art Performances, Bayfront    Waterfront  Sculpture Walk, Museum exhibitions,  Artist Receptions, Miami International Art Fair,  Music and More!!!  From 1st to 17th Street, hop onto the Trolley to visit Downtown’s 24/7 art gallery, music and club scene.

10:00pm-12:00am - SeaFair ArtAfterHours Party and Cruise (by separate purchased ticket)
Enjoy cocktails with artists and gallerists amidst spectacular views of the Miami Skyline. 

Saturday, April 6th  | Show Hours 1 pm - 10 pm

10:00am-2:00pm - Appraisal Saturday, by Miller Gaffney of the PBS Series “Market Warriors”(Max of one item per person.  Must pre-register online. Details coming soon.)

1:00pm-3:00pm - International Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar on Sky Deck

3:00pm-4:00pm -Contemporary Passions for Art, Miller Gaffney of the PBS Series “Market Warriors”

Art Historian, Appraiser, Lecturer, Ms Gaffney gives an overview of the current trends in the contemporary art market, as well as discusses the question of using art as an asset. It covers buying and selling, and the drivers of connoisseurship and collector demand. Ms. Gaffney will offer market insights regarding the fundamentals of collecting art, and most important, getting it right!


Miller Gaffney is an expert in the art and media industries, having worked with leading auction houses, commercial galleries, artists, museums, collectors, as well as L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Art + Auction magazine, and LTB Holding. She lectures and writes on all aspects of art. Miller has appeared on the leading TV show, Antiques Roadshow, and is currently a lead figure on the popular PBS series, Market Warriors. In 2006, she founded Miller Gaffney Art Advisory in New York to collaborate with private and corporate collectors with appraisals, acquisitions, divestitures and management of fine art collections. Miller is a graduate of the Sotheby's Institute of Art, a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, an auctioneer, member of ArtTable, as well as a V&M contributor and advisor.

5:00pm-8:00pm - Happy Hour “Sunset on the Bay,” Sky Deck

10:00pm-12:00am - SeaFair ArtAfterHours Party and Cruise (by separate purchased ticket)
Enjoy cocktails with artists and gallerists amidst spectacular views of the Miami Skyline.

Sunday, April 7th  | Show Hours 1 pm - 7 pm

11:00am-1:00pm - Art on the Bay (by separate purchased ticket)
Enjoy a spectacular Biscayne Bay cruise and al fresco brunch on the Sky Deck. 

Cruise Schedule - Boarding from 10:30am - 11am (all guests must be onboard by 11am)
Yacht leaves the dock promptly at 11:15am and returns at 12:15pm

3:00pm-4:00pm - "Moving towards the light....from early commissions to lightpaintings" Presented by artist Stephen Knapp

Stephen Knapp has been creating art that interacts with and is transformed by light for over thirty years . Combining art and science, Knapp creates innovative and engaging works that are formed at the intersection of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Dispensing with traditional media and narrative content, Knapp’s “lightpaintings,” a word he coined to describe his light-based installations, are both innovative and invigorating, transposing artistic tradition into the hyper-stimulated world of the twenty-first century. 
5:00pm-7:00pm - Sunset Farewell Party Bar 360* Sky Deck | Happy Hour Drink Pricing
Join art collectors, artists, and SeaFair Society members in celebrating    
the conclusion of the MIA Art Fair aboard SeaFair.


Friday - Saturday
April 5th - 6th, 2013
1:00pm - 10:00pm

April 7th, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm


One Day Ticket
$10 in advance | $15 at door

Priority Boarding Ticket
$25 in advance | $30 at door

Move to the front of the line with Priority Boarding. Valid any day during regular fair hours plus the Collectors' Invitational on April 4th from 7:30pm - 10:00pm


Aboard SeaFair docked at the Bayfront Park
South Dock next to the InterContinental Hotel
Chopin Plaza • Miami, FL 33131

Valet and self parking available



For more info, please visit Sea Fair website.

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