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Five Highlights from SOFA 2018

Source: American Craft Council | November 8, 2018

Prior to this year, I had never attended the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design expo – otherwise known as SOFA – but I had heard plenty about it. I knew to expect booths packed with stunning work in glass and other mediums and sometimes stunning price tags. I knew that I would see collectors, artists, and students packing the aisles...read more


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Breast Teapots and Building Blocks at SOFA Chicago

Source: Elephant Art | October 30, 2018

Fancy some beautifully-translucent coloured building blocks filled with tiny baby sculptures? How about a large glass turnip? The goodies at this week’s SOFA Chicago—a celebration of functional art and design—are playful, luxurious and wholly unexpected...read more


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Sculptural Objects Functional Art + Design Fair

Source: Glass Art Society | October 2017

Every fall Chicago hosts the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, more commonly known as SOFA Chicago. The 2018 expo will be held November 1-4, 2018 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. 

GAS will have a booth in the Partner Pavilion, where non-profit organizations provide information about their organizations.

Please volunteer for a shift or two--it's a great way to enjoy fellow members and talk to dozens of people who filter by our booth.  You will gain entry into SOFA on the day(s) you volunteer…read more


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SOFA CHICAGO Returns to Navy Pier November 2-5, 2017

Source: Chicago Gallery News | September 28, 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 design. Exhibitors from around the country and the world offer contemporary art and design in all media including ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, design, painting, photography, and works on paper…read more


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Evanston to Unveil New Sculpture by Local Artist

Source: Chicago Tribune | July 1, 2017

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.…read more


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November Event Guide: SOFA Art + Design Fair

Source: Choose Chicago | October 2017

Chicago’s World-renowned festivals and events celebrate food, music, culture, art, and history throughout the city.

Every month is party month in Chicago. Check out the festival guides below or click on a month to see what's coming up.…read more