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Ceramics and Pottery Arts and Resources

Founded in 1994, SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and the world’s foremost fair displaying masterworks of contemporary art and design in all media. It is dedicated to bringing together the spheres of design, decorative arts, and fine arts. Artists, collectors and designer workshops, demonstrations and lectures are also featured. The SOFA Chicago art fair attracts collectors, art patrons, curatorial..
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Chicago Events Calendar

SOFA CHICAGO, the City of Chicago’s longest-running and most popular art fair returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 2-5 with nearly 80 national and international galleries displaying the very best in Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design. Nearly 36,000 collectors, artists, designers, and art lovers attended last year’s Fair and with new Consultations with Art Curators, a Sculpture Garden, Glass Blowing demos, you can expect an exciting 2017 event...
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Evanston to unveil new sculpture by local artist

Evanston will host a reception July 20 for local artist Jill King-Wynn, whose four-story sculpture will be officially unveiled in its new home at Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. The sculpture, titled "Evanston Odyssey," was installed in early June, said City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. Her creation was "formed by stretching an opaque fabric over a linear steel construction," according to the city's website. "King's organic artworks highlight the glory and intricacy of the natur..
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Events in America

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + 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. 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..
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Fall Art Guide

Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) 600 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier Festival Hall / +18005637632 / sofaexpo.com SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design returns November 6-9, 2014. Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design Fair Nov 2 - 5, 2017..
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GAS at SOFA CHICAGO

Every fall Chicago hosts the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, more commonly known as SOFA Chicago. The 2017 expo will be held November 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, where masterworks from top international galleries and dealers from numerous countries will exhibit. An opening night preview will be held Thursday, November 2. In addition to the main gallery installations, SOFA hosts a Partner Pavilion, where participating not-for-profits have ta..
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International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair - Chicago

International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair - Chicago is a 4 day event being held from 2nd November to the 5th November 2017 at the Navy Pier, in Chicago, United States Of America. This event showcases products like Museums, universities and art organizations participate in this event on a regular basis where world famous artists exhibit their creations to a discerning audience comprising of serious art connoisseurs etc. in the Business Services industry...
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November Events Calendar in Chicago

Sculptures, objects and functional art (SOFA for short) take the spotlight at one of Chicago's longest continually running art fairs. Inside Navy Pier's festival hall, you'll find towering sculptures, 3D printed furniture and more one-of-a-kind objects on display, sourced from more than 80 galleries and dealers. If you've got some extra cash, most of the items are available for purchase, but the majority of attendees come to take in the sights and connect with artists...
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November Guide

Extraordinary special events combine with favorite food festivals, mega music events, parades & annual celebrations in 2017. 2017 is poised to be an epic year in Chicago! The event schedule is packed so plan your city getaway using this complete festival calendar guide below...
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SOFA Chicago 2017 Nov 2-5, 2017

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design Fair, produced by Urban Expositions, is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. Held annually in downtown Chicago, SOFA attracts an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 attendees. Don’t miss out on this dynamic marketplace and community where art, design, and people intersect...
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SOFA CHICAGO Announces 2017 Fair Dates: November 3-5

WHAT: SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, will return November 2-5, 2017 for its 24th year with 70+ dealers from around the world exhibiting an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative design plus a selection of painting, photography and works on paper. More than 36,000 fairgoers including artists, collectors, curators and designers attend SOFA CHICAGO each year and enjoy favorites such as the Cor..
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SOFA CHICAGO Returns to Navy Pier November 2-5, 2017

Just as we wind down a bit from the frenzied September start of the fall art season, we look ahead to the City's next major art fair, SOFA CHICAGO, which takes opens in a few weeks and runs from November 2-5 at Navy Pier. Critically acclaimed and ever popular with the public, SOFA has been continuously running since 1994. What distinguishes SOFA from other top contemporary art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and de..
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Tweaking the Nature of Things

You could easily describe Tim Shockley’s sculpture as clever and playful, but the closer you get to the art and the artist, the more clearly his ideas reflect a lifelong connection to where he is from: a 5-acre ranch in Indio Hills. “It has everything to do with who I am and how I approach art,” he says as his exhibition at the Festival of the Arts winds down in Laguna Beach. “In the city you’re inundated with things that aren’t real, like billboards..
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