SOFA show slated at Navy Pier August 20, 1999 Share 1 -- CHICAGO -- The sixth annual international exhibition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art (SOFA) will be held at the Navy Pier here Nov. 5 to 7. SOFA, which has developed a nationwide following since its inception in 1994, has shows annually in Chicago and New York. Attendance at the Chicago show is expected to exceed 30,000.SOFA Chicago 1999 will present three-dimensional artwork from about 80 galleries representing eight countries. Works by some 1,000 artists working in glass, clay, fiber, metal and wood will be on display.The exhibit also will include a series of 30 lectures and panel discussions that are free to visitors.The exhibition will be open Nov. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7. Admission is $10 a day or $16 for a three-day pass.