HINCKLEY, OH.- Redwood Media Group
announced the appointment of industry veteran, Rich Ferrante, as part of its senior management team, to oversee the continued growth, development and direction of three of the group's major fine art fairs.
Ferrante, based in New York, joins RMG as the newly appointed Show Director for three of the group's flagship events Art Santa Fe, Art San Diego and Red Dot Miami. Ferrante is known industry-wide by the nation's leading galleries and curators as a candid and sincere workhorse within the art community, based on his formidable track record of producing some of the nation's leading fine art fairs over the years, including Art Palm Springs, Art Hamptons and Art Aspen. His vast experience and reputation for leadership and the continued growth of these acclaimed art show properties has led him to become widely respected while developing a wealth of close relationships with many of today's leading gallery owners nationwide.
CEO and President of Redwood Media Group, Eric Smith, says: "Our decision to bring Rich on-board with our senior management team was made very easy, based upon his industry-wide reputation and work ethic that fits perfectly within the Redwood Media Group business ethos. He is a true believer in bringing attentive service, fair prices and a caliber of show that delivers tangible results for exhibitors, together with an unmatched experience for today's discerning art enthusiast and collector."
Rich's first order of business has been to focus the main show floors as a Gallery Floor, while creating an additional show area for both Art Santa Fe and Art San Diego, entitled "The [SOLO] Project." This new area within each show will showcase 15 emerging artists who are hand picked by Rich and his team. This project allows a small number of artists to participate in what is otherwise known as a gallery fair. The [SOLO] Project shines a spotlight on artists who are breaking barriers, producing new work, and who are positioned on the verge of being represented.
In 2018, Art Santa Fe takes place July 12-15; Art San Diego celebrates its 10th Anniversary October 18-21, and Red Dot Miami will return for its 13th year, December 5-9, during Miami Art Week.