Hullaballoo Collective at Fountain 2014

Hullaballoo Collective at the Fountain Art Fair, NYC – March 7, 8, 9, 2014

I attended the opening reception March 7th at FOUNTAIN – at 68 Lexington Ave., NYC at 25th Street. I am pleased to show my work again with the Hullaballoo Collective at the 69th Regiment Armory where the first ever Armory show took place in 1913.

Art is Everywhere in NYC

The review at, says FOUNTAIN is the go-to Armory Week show if you want to see and buy art that’s more alternative or DIY, less brand-name (and less expensive) than the other Armory shows in NYC. Read it here.

Cultural omnivores – prepared Art RX: Your Concise Guide to Armory Week and the Whitney Biennial (March 4, 2014). Armory Week is New York City’s answer to Art Basel Miami Beach in FL in December. Read it here.

Nancy Nikkal and curator Marion Callis
Nancy Nikkal and curator Marion Callis

Hullaballoo Collective had a curator manage the art installation at Fountain Art Fair.

In the image above I am talking with Marion Callis (I am on the left; she is on the right). She’s an independent curator and representative for emerging and established artists. Callis is responsible for the way the works were placed. Over 75 artists are represented and we think she did a brilliant job. You can read more about Marion Callis here.

Find Hullaballoo in facing booths C-104 and C-204. Get information here.

Fountain hours are:
Friday, March 7th
12 – 7pm: VIP/Press Preview (Open to the public)
7pm – Midnight: Opening Night Reception
Music Lineup: DJ Nick Zinner

Saturday, March 8
12 – 7pm: Open to the public
7pm – Midnight: Saturday Night Event
Music Lineup : THE DEEP!

Sunday, March 9
12 – 5pm : Open to the Public

Opening Night Reception

We were pleased the opening reception drew large crowds through the night – so many people, that you could barely see the works by individual artists (a good thing at an opening). You had to walk up close to see the work you liked.

sculpture and paintings at the reception
sculpture and paintings at the reception

When the crowds dispersed a little, I took the image above. It shows Marion Callis, our curator, with artist Adrienne Moumin. My eye was drawn to the four bright abstract sculptures in primary colors and the 3 geometric paintings hung vertically, showing delicious primary and secondary colors in wavy horizontal and diagonal stripes. Notice how shapes and colors compliment each other as you look through the sculpture on pedestals to  the wall-mounted works from this vantage point. The sculptures are by Edwin Salmon. The colorful paintings are by Richard Timperio.

Nancy Nikkal, DNA, collage
Nancy Nikkal, DNA, collage

The image above is my collage, titled DNA, paper and acrylic paint, 29×22 inches. The image below is the Fountain installation view and shows how the collage is placed vertically in a group with other art works in the Hullaballoo Collective.

art by the Hullaballoo Collective
art by the Hullaballoo Collective

The image below shows two whimsical sculptures by Suenghwui Koo with pigs and a cat. One is titled No Place To Go. The other is titled Lamborghini.  Notice the tall ladder. I took the photo before the Fair opened.

Hullaballoo installation in progress
Hullaballoo installation in progress

About the Hullaballoo Collective

Our press release says “We are artists who work in all media. We make art and want to share it with you, and are thrilled to return to the Fountain Art Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory.”

Final Thoughts

It’s exciting to exhibit in a large group show in NYC. I wish I included more images from the installation, and named artists in my images.

Artists in the Hullaballoo Collective Fountain 2014 show include:

Ellen Alt / Sharon Appel / Marianne Barcellona / Beth Barry / Fran Beallor / Richard Brachman / Megan Sirianni Brand / Jo-Ann Brody / Miriam Brumer / Cecile Brunswick / Gülsen Calik / Kathleen Casey / Pamela Casper / Steven Ceraso / Ursula Clark / Barbara Coleman / Yvette Cohen / James P. Dalglish / Colleen Deery / John N. Erianne / Patricia Fabricant / Robin Feld / Karen Fitzgerald / Elaine Forrest / Jerome Forsans / Lynne Friedman / Robin Gaynes-Bachman / Irene Gennaro / Judy Glasser / Beth Giacummo / Peggi Pugh Gottlieb / Norma Greenwood / Aimee Hertog / Eileen Hoffman / Sandra Indig / Suejin Jo / Robin M. Jordan / Bernard Klevickas / Seunghwui Koo / Melissa Kraft / Bernice Sokol Kramer / Enhanced Art Resources / Thea Lanzisero / Iris Lavy / Donna Levinstone / Liz-N-Val / Robert Lobe / Patrick McEvoy / Gammy Miller / Bascha Mon / Sharon Moreau / Adrienne Moumin / Helene Mukhtar / Nancy Egol Nikkal / Walter O’Neill / Nancy Oliveri / Fleur Palau / Sergey Pchelintsev / Cade Pemberton / Arthur Polendo / Jeffrey Allen Price / Elisa Pritzker / Jacqueline Sferra Rada / Julia Rooney / Edwin Salmon / Ann Sgarlata / Joyce Silver / Regina Silvers / Mike Sorgatz / Audrey Stone / Cigdem Tankut / Linda Tharp / Richard Timperio / Patrick Todd / Shira Toren / Marilyn Walter

2 thoughts on “Hullaballoo Collective at Fountain 2014

  1. Thank you for covering this event. I Just got in this year and happy to have met so many good souls, Share info and work-out ideas for future shows together.
    Even though I Shared another booth with friend and colleague Jeffrey Allen Price (also in “Hullaballoo” for years,) Thanks Jeffrey, Bernard and Marion Callis for excepting my work

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