This year they are listing 100 exhibitors, after having 124 last year. "We're down," admits Martindale, "but given what other shows have gone through around the country, I'm pleased with that number. There will be more international galleries, and it will be stronger for those that participate."
He also points to the variety of special programming. There will be a symposia series with panel discussions that include "The Contemporary Art of Uruguay" and "The Fine Art of Collecting Fine Prints." A live-painting event on large canvasses by street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna and El Mac will take place over five days. And there will be curated exhibitions -- including one of contemporary art from Uruguay, one featuring seven artists from the Middle East, and "Snapshot," selections from work by MFA students from four local art schools.