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tree in mistFollowing the remarkable success of the inaugural fair in May, 2015, the second annual Art! Vancouver international art fair is receiving attention from artists and galleries worldwide. Set under the picturesque sails of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the tremendous enthusiasm and participation of last year’s fair far exceeded the expectations of Lisa Wolfin, Founder and Director of Art! Vancouver Productions. Artists, collectors, gallerists, and art professionals from around the world gathered together over the sale of original artworks. But what can you expect from this year’s fair?

An Elevated Experience.

abstract paintingThe Vancouver Convention Centre East Building will once again be transformed into an expansive showroom with gallery-inspired booths adorned with incredible works from high-caliber artists. Connect directly with artists, qualified buyers, and fellow art enthusiasts on the exhibition floor, and be sure not to miss Art! Vancouver’s trademark presentation, the Artist Runway, where exhibitors walk their art down the catwalk. Enhance your experience even further by attending the Opening Gala and VIP Preview on Thursday, May 26. Tickets for the public exhibition days of Friday through Sunday, as well as for special events, are available at

Serious Talent.

The careful composition of Katherine Stone’s (Duncan, British Columbia) paintings and drawings have garnered quite the following—and rightfully so. Each of Stone’s incredibly detailed works carry weighty emotion that grip the viewer in an often unnerving, subtly eerie vignettes. Stone is featured in galleries in California, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, and Tennessee.

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky (Edmonton, Alberta), specializing in abstract landscape paintings, will be featuring her new collection at the convention this year. Williams is represented by Gibson Fine Art in Calgary, Alberta and by Rouge Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

paintings and drawings of peopleWith a remarkable eye for capturing the surreal splendour that nature has to offer, photographer Adam Gibbs (West Vancouver, British Columbia) will be showcasing his breathtaking images, which can be previewed at

For further information and updates about the Art! Vancouver international art fair visit