Despite having to compete with nearly one hundred other international art shows at this time, Expo Chicago was determined to break any sophomore jinx when it set up shop at Navy Pier in Chicago last weekend.
Tony Karman, president of Expo Chicago, has been tirelessly pursuing the art enclaves of the country in an effort to keep the show as successful as it was in its first year. In 2010, Karman chiseled a partnership with the people who produce the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) to create and launch Expo Chicago.
As most people know, the art world is highly competitive and every fair or expo strives to, not only show the best of the best, but somehow present it in a new and unique manner. Art lovers only have the time to visit so many art shows. Therefore, Expo Chicago put together a different sort of presentation. The show consisted of two huge booth spaces that were displayed like the face of a clock. On the walls hung over 70 noteworthy pieces, all created by a variety of artists.
Kaman felt the show was a major success in its second season despite the severity of competition not just in Chicago but around the country. He hopes this Expo will offer the opportunity for galleries to make a name for themselves in the years to come and looks forward to keeping the Expo growing in the future.
The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has a wonderful gallery of unique art created by a variety of talented artists. The studio is a huge supporter of local art expos and hopes to see more in the coming years, especially around the Chicagoland area.