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Join fellow alumni with a special offer through the Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL) at The Affordable Art Fair in Downtown Los Angeles

The Affordable Art Fair, which has been extremely popular with the Columbia Alumni Arts League in New York over the last few years, is launching their program in Los Angeles. 


Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL) members have enjoyed special access to the Affordable Art Fair in New York over the last few years, and CAAL is happy to extend the program to alumni in the Los Angeles area.  On Friday, January 20th, the Columbia alumni community will congregate at the fair at the LA Convention Center, where Columbia attendees will receive free admission and a special introduction to the Affordable Art Fair by the director, Judith Pineiro, who will greet our group at 7:00 pm.  As part of the fair, attendees will also have access to various arts programming and catering by Wolfgang Puck.


Where: Event Deck at L.A. LIVE
   Visitor entrance: Georgia St. btwn Chick Hearn Ct. and W. Olympic Blvd.
   Parking Entrance: 1005 Chick Hearn Ct.

When:   Friday, January 20, 2012*

                5:30 – 8:00 pm

Cost:      FREE with registration ($17.00 without registration on our site)

  * registration will give you access to the art fair and programming on Saturday and Sunday, as well

For those who are available to come earlier in the day, or during the weekend, there are interesting programs you are welcome to attend with your Columbia admission. Pre-registration is required to get free admission.  To register, for this or for any of the day or night programs during this festival weekend, please click on the following link and use the code provided HERE. 

Programs on Friday night:


Melanie Edmunds of M. Edmunds Associates, is pleased to present "neoteric." an exhibition that explores the work of recent graduates from visual arts programs throughout California. "neoteric" generates a critical dialogue between the public and an emergent community of West Coast artists who challenge artistic ideologies and redefine traditional mediums in unpredictable ways.

12pm - 8pm

Hosted by C.A.V.E. Gallery

LA based artist, Max Neutra, is rapidly gaining international recognition for his energized, vibrant and stylized work.  His work appeals to all ages so be sure to stop by and see Max LIVE at the Fair.

3pm - 7pm

The Five P's of Collecting
Join seasoned collectors and Edition One Hundred Staff as they give a presentation for the Beginning Collector covering Photographs, Prints, Price, Passion and Provenance.


Collecting and Curating Talk with Morgan Spurlock, Producer/Director (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, 30 Days, Supersize Me)
You won’t want to miss, Morgan Spurlock, Actor, Writer, Producer and Director as he discusses his experience of collecting and curating.

Join DABS MYLA along with Thinkspace Gallery owner Andrew Hosner as they discuss their transition as graffiti artists from their native Australia to L.A.  Represented by Thinkspace Gallery they will also discuss their onsite mural at the Fair.

About Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair, which started in London in 1999, and has had over a million visitors to its ten locations around the world, including New York, Milan, Brussels and Amsterdam, is now coming to Los Angeles. The fair celebrates the idea that art is for everyone and proves that you do not need to be an art expert or a billionaire to have original works of art by living artists. Whether you are an experienced collector or an art novice, this fair is about the joy and excitement that art should bring to your life. At this edition, the Fair will present nearly 60 international and national galleries exhibiting original paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints.

About Judith Pineiro, Director

As Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York City and Los Angeles, Judith Pineiro has brought extensive experience and energetic support to the fair.  She continues to further the fair's mission to make contemporary art accessible to a wide audience by highlighting emerging and established artists in a welcoming environment.  To date, the fair under her leadership has seen an increase of nearly 4,000 visitors per fair, producing overall $2.2 million in art sales at each edition.

Prior to joining Ramsay Fairs LLC, Judith was Associate Development Director for Institutional Advancement at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), for four years.  She joined the Museum nearly two years prior to its relocation to Columbus Circle, and was an intricate part of the team during the critical years of launching MAD's new identity and location. At the Museum, she cultivated high tier individual donors, oversaw membership development, and obtained strategic corporate partnerships/sponsorships.   Her efforts for these groups included securing promotional opportunities, overseeing domestic and international travel programs, developing and executing successful benefit packages, supervising sponsor and member special events, and leading the department's marketing into online media.  During her tenure, membership income more than doubled.

In addition, Judith was previously an Account Manager in the Museum Services Department at Christie's, Inc. for five years.  There, she cultivated institutional clients, managed donations, oversaw appraisals, orchestrated sale proposals, supervised consignments, and assisted with special events.   

Her career also includes working in galleries in New York and Los Angeles, and curatorial graduate internships at the Brooklyn Museum within the Prints and Photographs Department and the Decorative Arts Department.  Judith also served as an archaeological project participant at the American Academy in Rome; and assisted in the management of the international conference Art, Antiquity, and the Law

Judith holds a M.A.in Art History with a certificate in Curatorial Studies, a B.A. in Art History, and a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Media, all from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She continues her professional education through courses and seminars on arts management, fundraising, and appraising fine art. A native of New Jersey, Judith currently resides in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  She is a member of ArtTable, Council of Protocol Executives, and Women in Development.


Driving Directions:

From Los Angeles International  Airport (LAX)

Head north on Airport Blvd toward Interceptor Street. Turn right onto W Manchester Ave. Turn left onto W Florence Ave. Turn left onto South Grand Ave. Take the ramp on the left onto I-110 N. Take exit 21 for I-10 toward Santa Monica Fairway West. Follow signs for Pico Blvd and merge onto L.A. LIVE Way.  Turn right to stay on L.A. LIVE Way and then continue onto Chick Hearn Court. The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE will be on the left.

From  I-5S

Take exit 137B to merge onto CA-110 S/Pasadena Fwy toward Los Angeles.  Continue to follow CA-110 S.  Take exit 22A toward Olympic Blvd  and then turn left onto Blaine St.  Take the 1st left onto W 11th St and continue straight onto L.A. LIVE Way.  Continue onto Chick Hearn Ct.  The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE will be on the left.

From Santa Monica

Head southeast on Lincoln Blvd toward Broadway St.  Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Olympic Blvd (signs for Santa Monica Fwy/Los Angeles) and then merge onto I-10 E via the ramp to Los Angeles.  Take exit 13B on the left to merge onto CA-110 N/State 110 N toward Pasadena.  Then take the 6th St/9th St exit toward Downtown/Convention Center/Figueroa St.  Take exit 22 to merge onto W 9th St/James M Wood Blvd and continue to follow W 9th St. Turn right onto S Flower St. Turn right onto W 11th St and continue onto Chick Hearn Ct. The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE will be on the right.


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