AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD
Jackson’s returns for the second year to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead to exhibit selected works from the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 shortlist. Founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair provides an accessible alternative to the traditional gallery scene due to its huge audience and strict price ceiling of £6,000. Over the years it has welcomed over 2.3 million visitors, sold 450,000 artworks and now holds events in 10 cities around the world. Collaborating with Affordable Art Fair Hampstead gives us the perfect platform to showcase our shortlisted entries and prize winners; exhibiting at the fair as a finalist will guarantee vast exposure and kick start artists into a new, grander chapter of their careers. This year we are honoured to welcome the Affordable Art Fair UK Regional Managing Director, Jennifer Connor, to our panel of expert judges.
"We are very honoured to once again have the opportunity to exhibit the winners of the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead. Last year’s winners were thrilled to have their work displayed amongst so many other professional paintings and galleries. There was a lot of public interaction and visitors thought that the quality of the work was exceptional. We can’t wait to see who will be the winning exhibitors this year."
– Gary Thompson, Director of Jackson's Art Supplies
Jennifer moved to the UK from Manhattan in 1997 when Sotheby’s auction house transferred her from its New York office to become Senior VP & Head of Marketing for Europe. After a decade in this role, Jennifer went on to serve for five years as Managing Director of the prestigious Lisson Gallery, prior to becoming COO of Karla Otto, an international luxury marketing and communications agency. As well as leading the Affordable Art Fair team in the UK, Jennifer is Director of the After Nyne Creative Services Group, curating exhibitions for its Holland Park gallery and is publisher of After Nyne magazine. We are delighted that she will be using her wealth of skills and expertise in our competition as she is one of our 6 Expert Judges for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019.
This year at the Hampstead Fair, their charity partner is The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The centre has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for children and families for 60 years.
Their aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment by bringing together leaders in neuroscience, mental health, social care and education to work together to improve understanding and practice.
”We can’t wait to showcase the work we do with and for children and young people at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead – just a stone’s throw from our historical base.” - Jenny Ricketts, Head of Fundraising AFNCCF.
Find out about the Charity Private View of the AFNCCF stand at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead