Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018)

  • Fri, Dec 14, 2018 - Sat, Dec 15, 2018

  • Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
    2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104, United States

Description

Fallen Tree Exhibitions invites art lovers, artists, collectors, and culture enthusiasts, to check-in to the fourth edition of Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018) San Diego!

The fair will launch on Friday, December 14, 2018, at the historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, with an all-encompassing opening night celebration from 7pm-10pm, and an after party at the HUB, hosted by Twisted Taps, from 10pm-1am. Hotels/Motels will continue through Saturday, December 15, all day and night from 12pm-10pm, and a closing night after party from 10pm-Midnight at the Hotels/Motels HUB.

Once again, over eighty artists and curators from all over San Diego and Los Angeles will transform hotel rooms into contemporary art galleries, theatrical stages, and creative project spaces. Fair goers will engage the charming architectural corridors of the Lafayette Hotel, exploring the many enigmatic, contemporary art spaces. Maybe, even stopping for a cocktail or two at the Lafayette’s full mobile, Hotels/Motels bar.

We are excited to embark on our second year at the landmark Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows! The two-day event in 2017 was a rousing success, which brought together artists and curators, as well as, over five hundred art lovers from all over Southern California!

This year’s augmented Unofficial Art Fair, will include a series of dynamic performances in redefined hotel spaces. Both days will present interactive theatrical performances in the rooms and halls; “After Autumn Colors”, The Storybook Monologues”, and “Escape”, written and performed by Andre Urbano, contemporary interpretive dance curated and performed by Patricia Maldonado, with Niara Eustace and Mitchum Todd, 'Morning Routine’ and ‘Scars and Teeth’; domestic happenings with Stu Schwartz and Fred Marinello.

In addition, Fallen Tree Exhibitions will have a full schedule of performances by Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession and Three Mile Pilot, Blue Buddah and David Lofton of OMB from San Francisco, The People’s Opera House Project, A New High, spoken word by Chris Vannoy; Beat Poet Laureate of the USA, along with Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, and special guest poets TBA, live painting by Victor Villa, a screening of ‘It's Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996’ by Bill Perrine, “Q&A: Commissioning Art with Collateral Collective” (panel discussion), and a series of open conversations with San Diego artists and art professionals on “The Gift” of art.

Twisted Taps, located just across the street, will host the Hotels/Motels HUB. The HUB will be the designated visual art rest stop and after party hot spot, curated by Thumbprint Gallery of La Jolla. The HUB will include a visual art exhibition, live painting, video art screenings, and live performances by “A New High”.

Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018) Artists & Curators:
Alexander Salazar, Andre Urbano, Carolyn Brann, Cassandra Schramm, CM Curatorial, Collateral Collective, Colleen Veltz, Distinction Gallery, Edwin Nutting, Ellen Lane, Grace Gray Adams, James Watts, John Geary, Larry Caveney, Lynn Schuette, Michael Walrond, Mikaela McLeish, Nathaniel Clark, Nicole Deline, Patricia Maldonado, Press Works Art, Rebecca Romani, Richard ChauDavis, Maria ChauDavis, Richard Stewart, Stephanie Mansolf, Anna Feil, Nidia Castaldi, Sarah Tell, Thumbprint Gallery, Bryan Ricci, Chris Trueman, Christopher Kuhn, Claudia Morales Mccain, Devon Tsuno, Erin Morrison, Gregory Siff, Jackie Leishman, Julian Lombardi, Mhiachnoiti, Todd Smith,  Niara Eustace, Flavor Company Dance, Mitchum Todd, Victorio Villa, Chris Vannoy, A New High, Elizabeth Ayerle, Blue Buddah, David Lofton, Anqi Liu, Tiange Zhou, Brian and Ryan, Tony Allard, The People’s Opera Project, Marianne Goyette, Eric Wong, Barfo, Bob V, Eyegato, Nonie Cruzado, Chris Trueman, Erin Morrison, Devon Tsuno, Mhiachnoiti, Claudia Morales McCain, Christopher Kuhn, Bill Perrine, Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, Denise Lacarra, Pall Jenkins, Legend Nano Gallery Artists: Michael Snodgrass, David Krovblit, Regina Foster, Alexandra Eldridge, Joe Ramiro Garcia, Andrew Holder, Chuck Thomas, Michael Maas, Lucy Schappy, David Rudolph, Conrad Kern, Stacy D’Aguilar, Dan Mcstocker, Kristi L. Stout, Dr. Steven Wade Adams, Andrew Kaplan, Xenia Mateiu, Ashley Binder, Leah Siegal, G. Kim Hinkson, Stu Schwartz, Fred Marinello, Kristine Diekman, Al Howard, Parker Meridian, Victor Angelo, Jaime Jimenez PhD and more TBA!

Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018) is proud to announce that 20% of all General Admission ticket proceeds will go to Vanguard Culture, a San Diego arts and culture nonprofit, whose mission, aims to create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together and inspire collaboration amongst industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

About Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018)
Hotels/Motels is an independent exposition of contemporary visual and performing artists within a unique art fair format. It is an unofficial art fair, that provides viewers with unfettered access to artists in an exciting and intimate hotel room environment. It offers a dynamic quality of encounter with contemporary art and artists, that moves the viewer beyond their comfort zone into enriching new territory. This experiential interchange between artists and patrons is designed to foster meaningful new relationships, unexpected acquisitions, and long term collections. All Hotels/Motels Room Exhibitors keep 100% sales of their work. We want everyone to leave with much more than they came with! Hotels/Motels is a rewarding investment for art lovers and artists, a great community builder, and as many would attest, it's a lot of fun!

 

Event Program
Expect the unexpected! Very much like the old happenings, there will be a number of spontaneous and interactive performances by Patricia Maldonado, Mitchum Todd, Flavor Company Dance, Niara Eustace, Blue Buddah, David Lofton, The People’s Opera House Project, Chris Vannoy with Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, and special guest poets, Live painting and video by Victor Villa, “Chalkda” Video Preview by Marianne Goyette @ The HUB, and much more. Additionally, Andre Urbano’s “The Storybook Monologues” will involve a performance dealing with a series of strangers telling stories of lesser-known fairy tales among the halls of the hotel, and domestic happenings with Stu Schwartz and Fred Marinello in room #110 entitled 'Morning Routine’ and ‘Scars and Teeth’.

Friday, Dec 14, 7 - 10 PM (Opening night celebration and priority access to the artists’ rooms)
6:00PM – 7:00PM: Media & Collectors Preview
7:00PM - 8:00PM (the Burgundy Room): “Q&A: Commissioning Art with Collateral Collective”
7:30PM - 10:00PM (Room 1946) performance every hour in 30-minute increments
Room 1946: An interactive exhibit that allows small groups of guests to explore the dreamscape of a stressed day worker.
"Reminiscing in the colors of their old stomping grounds, a group of friends realize the difficulty of reconnecting with each other after spending so many years apart." Performance written by Andre Urbano
8:00PM - 8:30PM (the Bourbon Room): Spoken Word with Chris Vannoy; Beat Poet Laureate of the United States, with Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, and special guest poets.

10:00PM - 1:00AM: After Party (free with fair admission)
@ The HUB hosted by Twisted Taps across the street from the Lafayette Hotel, located @ 2302 El Cajon Blvd, SD, CA 92104
10:15PM - 11:45PM: A New High, a San Diego based indie band with Jon Jones (Guitar, Vocals), Kent Lawrence (Keyboards, Vocals), and Brian Baxter (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals).

Saturday, Dec 15, 12:00PM - 7:00PM
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Room #116): “The Gift," informal conversations in a hotel room, on the gift of art and the art economy, with San Diego artists, collectors, and art professionals. Guests are encouraged to participate!
12:30PM - 10:00PM (Room #1946): performance every hour in 30-minute increments
Room 1946: An interactive exhibit that allows small groups of guests to explore the dreamscape of a stressed day worker.
"Reminiscing in the colors of their old stomping grounds, a group of friends realize the difficulty of reconnecting with each other after spending so many years apart." Performance written by Andre Urbano
2:00PM - 2:45PM (the Bourbon Room): Spoken Word with Chris Vannoy; Beat Poet Laureate of the United States, with Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, and special guest poets.
4:00PM - 4:45PM (Room #116): Spoken Word with Chris Vannoy; Beat Poet Laureate of the United States, with Igor Goldkind, Paval Sfera, and special guest poets.
5:00PM - 6:00PM (Room #116): “The Gift,” informal conversations in a hotel room, on the gift of art and the art economy, with San Diego artists, collectors, and art professionals. Guests are encouraged to participate!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (the Burgundy Room): “Q&A: Commissioning Art with Collateral Collective”
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (the Bourbon Room): Blue Buddah and David Lofton of OMB San Francisco
8:00PM - 8:45 PM (Room #116): Pall Jenkins of Black Heart Procession and Three Mile Pilot solo performance

Closing Party 10:00PM - 12:00AM (free with fair admission)
@ The HUB hosted by Twisted Taps across the street from the Lafayette Hotel, located @ 2302 El Cajon Blvd, SD, CA 92104

The movie “It's Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego's Music Underground 1986-1996” by Bill Perrine will be screened on multiple large screen TV’s to finish off the night. A feature length documentary film about San Diego's innovative 90s DIY music scene and its uneasy relationship with the mainstream. The movie chronicles a period when San Diego was touted as 'the next Seattle'. A motley community of musicians with a DIY ethos and an aversion to mainstream culture developed their idiosyncratic sounds in the isolation of San Diego but soon found themselves at the center of bidding wars and expense account lunches. What happened when the outcasts from the sticks became the next big thing?

PARKING: Metered and residential parking on both sides of the street surrounding the hotel, and on the opposite side of El Cajon Blvd.
Additional Parking is available in the parking lot of New Vision Christian Fellowship, 4353 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 (Access to parking is on Meade Ave). They have generously opened their parking lot for this event and assume no liability.
If the lot is full, there is plenty of public street parking in the immediate area. A good location for a short Uber or Lyft ride if you don't feel like walking.

Venue Details
Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104, United States