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MFA AC+D Accepted as Exclusive Special Exhibition at SOFA CHICAGO

August 16, 2017

MFA AC+D chair Heidi Schwegler's proposal for a special exhibition booth at SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) has been accepted, and the joint OCAC/PNCA program will be represented at the event in Chicago on November 2-5, 2017. SOFA CHICAGO is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and features works of contemporary art and design. The fair includes artist talks, panel discussions and special exhibits.   

"We are pleased to accept MFA in Applied Craft + Design as one of our exclusive special exhibitions at the upcoming SOFA CHICAGO 2017," said Emily Fenn, Special Projects Manager for SOFA CHICAGO. "We are very excited by your proposal and look forward to a dynamic presentation that will be interesting and engaging to our experienced curators, collectors, and the arts-interested public."

More about the event from the SOFA CHICAGO website:

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.

Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design.  SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.

SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.

With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world.  A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.