Select Fair

Catalina Hotel. From December 6 through 9, 2012.

Evan Boggess, First Encounter, (detail)
During four consecutive days in December, The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club on Collins Avenue in South Beach, will receive its first ever complete transformation for the creation of this independent art fair taking place during Art Basel Miami Beach.

The fair will feature 64 collections of art, installations and performances, presented by some of today’s leading galleries, collectives, publishers and artists from across the U.S. Presented by New York City based curatorial team and artists, Brian Whiteley and Matthew Eck, the event will populate the entire Catalina Hotel, including it’s guest rooms, suites and public spaces, to bring individual and progressive concepts in cutting-edge visual art – some of which will be introduced to the international art world for the very first time. Select Fair will offer free admission to visitors who will experience a convenient location in the epicenter of Art Basel Miami Beach, just steps away from the Miami Beach Convention Center.

A hand-picked selection of visionary artists and exhibitors will be featured at this year’s Select Fair, including mixed media specialist, Evan Boggess, from West Virginia; the jazz-inspired artist, James Dupree from Dupree Gallery in Philadelphia; the connoisseur of sensory and visual dialogue, Frank Hyder, from Frank Hyder Studio in Philadelphia and Miami; exhibitor of works by artists from the Diaspora, RFA Gallery, from New York; Urban Studio, from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and collections by artists from the Brodsky Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  These are just a sample of the exhibitors that will have a prominent presence at this year’s Select Fair at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club.

Highlights over the four-day exhibition include a performance by Grace Exhibition Space, NYC; guided VIP tours from Brady Dreasher; DJ and live music at SELECT Fair parties, in addition to specialty cocktails served at the bars throughout The Catalina Hotel. Select Fair video contest winners will be showcased in The Catalina Hotel lobby during the course of exhibition.

For further information and to register, visit and for regular updates on the exhibition and events log on to Free public transport will be offered from Wynwood to The Catalina Hotel by the Blighty Art Basel Bus – an extensively modified and uniquely decorated open top 1964 London double-decker bus, created and directed by Paul Seftel, and made available especially for Art Basel Miami Beach.  

Regular hours
Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Free and open to the public

Select Fair at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
1732 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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