May 17, 2013
We're having a blast so far in San Francisco at ArtPad SF. Not only is our booth (ok, hotel room) beautiful, but it overlooks the pool! And who can say no to an in-booth en suite? Last night Founder Chrissy Crawford mingled with guests and press at the VIP opening and today she'll be at the booth from noon - 8 tonight. Stop by and say hi! Plus join us for a free kids tour tomorrow at 12:30 led by artist Matthew Carden whose work is also featured in the booth. Need tickets? Click HERE for your 3-day VIP pass & enter code: LC
Wondering about fun things to do in SF? Check out Design Sponge's city guide to for all of the dreamy Bay Area highlights.
May 15, 2013
Join us in San Francisco!
Hot on the heels of NADA New York we are delighted to announce that LittleCollector will be exhibiting for the first time at ArtPad San Francisco from May 16-19 at the historic Phoenix Hotel. Stop by our booth to say hi and pick up work by some of your favorite artists or join in with one of our ever-popular kids tours (NADA's were packed!). I look forward to welcoming you! - Chrissy Crawford, Founder
Featuring work by: William Wegman, Matthew Carden, Libby Black, Larry Moss, Julie Heffernan, Trey Speegle and MORE!
Free Kids Tours
Saturday May 18, 12:30 with artist Matthew Carden
Sunday May 19, 12:30 with artist Libby Black
Free and open to kids 5+
Learn more here
Sunday May 19th at 1:30
Join LittleCollector Founder Chrissy Crawford and a group of artists, curators and educators as they discuss the benefits of introducing your children to art at an early age. Learn how to inspire creative play, which art resources are the best for young learners and how to start them on a path of creative critical thinking. Check in at the front desk for tour and panel information.
For your 3-day VIP pass click HERE
& enter code: LC
May 14, 2013
Chris Uphues and Grace Johnstone with the tour in front of Thomas Kovachevich's, “The Garden”
A big thank you to everyone who joined us at NADA
over the weekend. We had two wonderful kids tours led by Chris Uphues on Saturday and Yolande Whitcomb on Sunday and both were fun- and art-filled explorations of the fair! We had a super-creative group of kids who were eager to share their impressions and we were blown away by the engagement and insights of our crew. The Kids' Choice favorites included Ben Jones
' video paintings at Loyal Gallery
, a Roy Lichtenstein piece made with wallpaper and tinfoil at Alden Projects
(with huge thanks to Todd Alden who gave a wonderful talk) and Thomas Kovachevich
's cardboard and paper sculpture “The Garden” which was a great setting for using our imaginations. Quote of the weekend goes to Max who noted that a small Yves Klein blue square looked like "a blurry, fuzzy blue monster." In addition to the tours, all of the kids who jointed us walked away with LittleCollector tote bags, a NADA kids guide and crayons, ensuring that the creative process was just beginning! For those who missed the tour this time, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get first notice of our next kids tour plus other fun art events hosted by LittleCollector in and around New York City.
A young visitor explores floor sculpture.
The group deep in discussion.
Yolande Whitcomb explains found objects in art.
A parade through NADA.
Ben Jones' Video Painting 7 at Loyal Gallery (Stockholm) was voted kids choice. Photo by Emily Colucci for Hyperallergic
Speaking with Todd Alden at Alden Projects about Roy Lichtenstein and Yves Klein.
Exploring abstract painting.
Kids totes, guides and crayons for all!
May 9, 2013
NADA setup movie
We made a movie! Ok, granted it was our first outing with the iphone video recorder, AND Grace was filming it by herself in an echoey room, but you get the idea :). Click on the link above to check out this (very) rough intro to our booth at NADA and the behind-the-scenes action at Pier 36 as other booths set up yesterday afternoon. And while our cinematic skills might be kinda crummy, our kids tours aren't! Don't forget to rsvp for kids tours this Saturday and Sunday at 11am.
Saturday 11am with Chris Uphues (Artist)
Sunday 11am with Yolande Whitcomb (Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Art Dossier)
rsvp to email@example.com
May 8, 2013
Last night we attended the opening of the Collective .1 Design Fair
at Pier 57. This inaugural design fair features a "cohesive, curated selection of contemporary design and historical pieces from galleries around the world" and LittleCollector is honored to be offering free kids tours for kids 4+ on Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th at noon and 1pm daily. Space is limited so rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. And for design fans, the fair offers a wonderful selection of vintage and contemporary furniture, jewelry and design. Last night's standouts included a super-fun (and provocative) installation by Sebastian Errazuriz
that combined industrial fans and neon text, the tattoo-derived textiles and wallpaper in the Grey Area
booth and the public furnishing provided by American-made furniture purveyor BDDW
(the leather-backed chairs were particularly lovely).
May 7, 2013
Great news art lovers! The wonderful Brooklyn-based artist Chris Uphues
, who we're proud to collaborate with on LittleCollector, has just signed on to give the Saturday kids tour of NADA at 11am. We're thrilled to welcome Chris to the roster and, having done kids' art activities with him before at the Affordable Art Fair, we can guarantee that these tours are going to be an absolute delight. Join Chris for a free kids tour of the NADA fair where young art lovers will have the chance to meet gallerists and artists while learning about different media and the principles of color, shape, symmetry and narrative. RSVP as space is limited to email@example.com.
May 3, 2013
We're very excited to announce that Yolande Whitcomb, Co-Director and Co-Founder of The Art Dossier
, will be leading the free kids tour of NADA
(the New Art Dealers Alliance art fair) on Sunday May 12th at 11am. We're thrilled to have such an accomplished art lover as Yolande leading the tour and it's guaranteed to be a blast. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited! And read more about Yolande's collecting tastes (in art and clothes) above.
The NADA art fair
will be taking place at Basketball City at Pier 36 in NYC, 299 South Street at the East River. Tour are open to kids 5+ and completely free.
May 1, 2013
Introducing Lemon the Lamb and Friends
Note from Chrissy:
I've got lots to share with you this week from fresh new art to fun kids' tours coming up next week at 2 art and design fairs. Want more inside scoop and deals? Sign up for our newsletter
"This week I'm very excited to present a bumper crop of new art fresh from the lens of Matthew Carden, the California-based photographer who brought youFast Cars Fast Food. SUPER MARKET
is a vibrant new series of photographs that combines two of my favorite things, fresh produce and adorable animals! From Grapefruit the Giraffe to Lemon the Lamb these sweet photographs are fresh and colorful, just like the fruits and veggies that inspired them! Plus I love Matthew's exploratory approach to food: "a trip to the market can be an unexpected adventure. Every aisle has its own type of microclimate, its own unique flora and fauna, like vast landscapes full of life" he says. Check out the full album on facebook
and tell us which one is your favorite.
Chrissy's decorating tip: hang an even number of the same sized prints in a row or a grid for a clean, unified look.
PLUS: Kids Tours of NADA are back!
Once again LittleCollector will be offering FREE kids' tours of the NADA NYC fair at Pier 36 at Basketball City (299 South Street at the East River). Join LittleCollector for a fun-filled tour of the NADA New York! Kids will join LittleCollector’s art education expert as they discover the fair in a whole new light as concepts of medium, scale, narrative, symmetry and genre will be introduced. Kids will have the chance to be directly inspired by artists and their works. Plus all participants will receive a LittleCollector backpack and activity guide.
Dates: Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12 at NADA NYC
Duration: 45 mins
RSVP: email@example.com (limited availability).
Ages: For children 5 and up
NEW! LittleCollector will offer free kids' tours of the Collective Design Fair
Join us on Friday May 10 & Saturday May 11 at noon or 1pm each day for a kid-friendly tour of the inaugural edition of the Collective Design Fair at Pier 57. Tours are FREE and open to kids 5+.
January 16, 2013
We just discovered the super cute site of illustrator Lim Heng Swee and her site, I love doodle. We love the spirit of happiness and compassion that they invoke and it's always a good reminder to love yourself, as well as others! Love Yourself and Hugs Keep Us Alive are two of our favorites, but check out the full range here.
January 15, 2013
We just discovered this cute post from Art Basel which, although not all quotes are 100% accurate according to our colleague Annie :), still captures nicely the energy of our kids' tours of NADA.
Art Basel for Kids
by ELENA POTAPOVA and OLGA FILINA, Special to The Miami Herald.
"For families heading out to Art Basel and surrounding events this weekend, there is a special tour for kids at one fair that aims to instill some art appreciation at a young age.
, a website that sells contemporary art for children, will offer separate tours for kids of the New Art Dealers Alliance Art Fair at the Deauville Beach Resort.
The guides, each with a master's degree and trained to work with kids, will take children ages 5 to 10 through the sophisticated world of contemporary art. In free 45-minute tours, they explain to kids how to interact with the paintings of modern artists and understand them."
To read the rest of the article
, click here