The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago’s major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
Our VIP Tickets are from Elis Gudmann at Studio ten|CONTEMPORARY. We first discovered Elis at the Kansas City Plaza Art Show many, many years ago and we followed her to Chicago and have attended SOFA ever since. Elis does etched metal wall pieces and has focused on creating works infused with color, texture, and form but also does incredible sculpture pieces with husband Kirk Slaughter.