LA Art Show – Kim Martindale Interview
Please use the flash player to listen to my interview about the LA Art Show with Kim Martindale. If you don’t have flash, you can also click on the link below:[audio:https://archive.org/download/la_art_show_2015/la_art_show_2015.mp3]
About The LA Art Show (from LA Art Show website):
The LA Art Show, the 200,000 square foot art fair that welcomed more than 50,000 art enthusiasts to the Los Angeles Convention Center last year, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary at the upcoming 2015 event. Founded in 1994, the show has grown from a small regional event featuring 14 galleries to become the largest and longest running platform for fine art, bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries.
Looking back on the 20 year history of the LA Art Show, one can’t help noticing how it has evolved, changing locations and growing in diversity to reflect the trajectory of the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene. In a major departure from art fairs of the time, the LA Art Show was the first and only event to strategically incorporate galleries representing diverse art genres, broadening its audiences to include enthusiasts of: modern, contemporary, historic and traditional works, as well as works on paper, sculpture and installations, in one art fair. This show format was specifically selected to meet the needs of the LA market. And, it has paid off with attendance and galleries increasing year over year. This out-of-the-box thinking has been a hallmark of the show production team, which has consistently developed programming and special exhibition content, that following its debut at the LA Art Show, has grown to acclaim in the international art world.
In recent years, the LA Art Show has become the most internationally diverse art platform in the Western world, bringing in the largest groupings of Korean, Chinese and Japanese galleries outside of Asia. Beginning in 2010, the LA Art Show has actively developed its international gallery offerings to provide collectors with a unique opportunity, to spot international trends and zeitgeist through art, a medium that has the ability to transcend language. This keen focus has been a hallmark of the show.
About Kim Martindale (from Objects of Art website):
When Kim was only 16 years old, he helped coordinate and implement the ground breaking and influential Santa Fe Antique American Indian Art Show (Whitehawk). In subsequent years, he co-produced a number of outstanding antique shows including the Ethnographic Art Show, Winter Antiquities Show, the Summer Antiquities Show, and the Old West Show.
Kim is the producer of the Marin Indian Art Show, which now celebrates 28 years of success. Martindale’s credits also include the Tribal Art Show, held in association with the Denver Art Museum. In addition, he produced the Scottsdale Antiques and Fine Art Show, and ARTscottsdale.
For 18 years, he has produced and managed the respected LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show on behalf of the Fine Art Dealers Association, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It is the largest and most important fine art show on the west coast.
Martindale co-produces the The Santa Fe Show Objects of Art at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, now in it’s third year.