Glancing Back — Scenes from the Dallas Art Fair 2012

A Distillation of People, Art and Moments from the 2012 Fair.

Catherine D. Anspon
April 05, 2013

Gazing Forward — Dallas Art Fair 2013’s Stellar Sponsors

For year five, once again a masterful canvas of sponsors steps forward to add to the composition of the Fair. At the top again as Presenting Sponsor is Ruinart, the world’s first established champagne house, with a provenance dating back to 1729. Is it coincidental that Ruinart has “art” in its moniker? As the luxe libation of the 2013 Fair, it’s what will be flowing freely at the opening-night Preview Gala, as well as during the entire art weekend to toast artists, acquisitions and our fave gallerists.

Patron Sponsors adding to the frisson of art energy include Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, which is stepping up its contemporary game thanks to the presence of Frank Hettig at the helm of Modern and Contemporary Sales; Neiman Marcus, which needs no introduction and whose commitment to contemporary art and artists began with Stanley Marcus himself; The Joule Hotel, hosting out-of-towners in style and the site of the alfresco Preview Gala After Party; Wells Fargo Advisors, which provides an enhanced Fair experience for their clients; and Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG, as we like to call it) with its gleaming, welcoming 55,000-square-foot modernist interiors, which have provided the beautiful backdrop for the Fair since its beginning. Collector sponsors encompass the ultimate wheels from Classic BMW; Realtor Dave Perry-Miller, host of a private Fair luncheon; and posh jeweler Paolo Costagli.

Also stepping forward with flair are 2013 Aficionado Sponsors including Allan Knight & Associates, Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Bel Fleur, Ben E. Keith Company, Dallas Sight & Sound, Forty Five Ten, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Highland Park Village, Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer, Liland’s Special Events, Lone Star Valet, Marco French Studio, Scott + Cooner, U.S.Art and, among the media sponsors, PaperCity magazine, producer of this exclusive Special Fair Section.