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ARTIST GUIDE   2019                 

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OUR MISSION Founded in 2015, stARTup Art Fairs are  unique contemporary art experiences, a  converging point in boutique hotel settings  where art professionals and the art loving  public gather to discover today’s most  talented independent artists and engage  with thought-provoking conversations,  installations and performances. At our fairs,  we feature over 60 independent artists  selected by an ever-evolving jury of  accomplished and diverse art world experts.     

RAY BELDNER​, DIRECTOR          

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PAST JURORS  INCLUDE 

Kim Abeles //​ Los Angeles-based cross disciplinary artist  Janet Bishop // ​Chief Curator, SFMOMA  Trish Bransten //​ Director,Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco  Dan Cameron // F ​ ormer Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles  Dean Daderko //​ Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston  Amanda Færk //​ C ​ urator/Assistant Director, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark  Michelle Grabner //​ C ​ onceptual artist and Curator, Chicago, IL  Diana Al Hadid //​ R ​ enown mixed media and installation artist, New York  Charlie James //​ ​Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles  Hung Liu //​ ​San Francisco-based artist and retired professor, Mills College, Oakland  Walter Maciel // O ​ wner/Director, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles  Mark Moore // O ​ wner/Director, Mark Moore Fine Art Advisory, Los Angeles  Michelle Papillion //​ Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles  William Powhida // ​Brooklyn-based artist, critic, and teacher, New York  Renny Pritikin // C ​ hief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco  Andrew Rafacz //​ Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL  Amanda Ross-Ho // M ​ ixed media and installation artist, Los Angeles  Hank Willis Thomas // N ​ ew York-based photo conceptual artist  Catherine Wagner //​ Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist 

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4 FAIRS IN  

5,000   Visitors per Fair 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

$250,000

LOS ANGELES

of Artwork Sold At a Typical Fair 

HOUSTON

 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS  ART CONSULTING  PRIVATE ART SALES AND RENTALS    4 // Artist Guide 2019  

300,000   Social Media Reach in 2018 


UPCOMING FAIRS

STARTUP   SAN FRANCISCO 

 

APRIL 26 – 28, 2019

STARTUP   SMALL WORKS  STARTUP   HOUSTON  STARTUP   LOS ANGELES  5 // Artist Guide 2019  

Hotel Del Sol, SAN FRANCISCO

 

JULY 19 – 21, 2019

The Midway Gallery, SAN FRANCISCO

 

OCTOBER 11 – 13, 2019

Hotel Icon, DOWNTOWN HOUSTON

 

FEBRUARY 14 – 17, 2020

The Kinney Venice Beach, VENICE, CA


EXHIBIT WITH US TO ● Connect with industry professionals looking for new talent 

● Build genuine relationships and sell directly to art lovers  

● Keep 100% of your sales

● Generate more professional leads and sales opportunities in one weekend than you can in months on your own 

● Skip the impersonal convention hall set up for an immersive and intimate solo exhibition  

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“An art venue and artist opportunity I will not soon forget! Extraordinary group of  talented artists, unlimited opportunities to  network and engage with art enthusiasts,  collectors, media, designers, gallerists,  photographers and members of the film  industry."   

— Beka Brayer  

"The fair was all-around such a positive and rewarding experience...I've not had other  experiences where in 3 days I was able to interact  with hundreds of people including collectors,  corporate buyers, gallerists, and other artists or  potential collaborators."   

— Amy Oates   7 // Artist Guide 2019  


"There is no question in my mind that this was worth both the money and effort...the  fair allowed me to more fully envision how  this event can be implemented to move  my practice forward."   

— Jon Fischer    

"Participating in stARTup Art Fair LA was not only a great opportunity to have my  work seen by curators, museum directors  and collectors, it was a lot of fun too. "    — Kimberlee Koym      8 // Artist Guide 2019  


HOW   TO APPLY 

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stARTup Art Fair is a juried fair. Y ​ our

HOW THE FAIR WORKS Exhibitors can begin installing their exhibitions at 3pm on  Thursday before the fair. Hotel art will be removed by the  staff prior to artists’ arrival, furniture can be rearranged as   

application is simple:

FAIR HOURS

Friday, 6–10pm

Artist resume / CV

Saturday, 12–9pm

10 images (20 images if you apply with

Sunday, 12–7pm

another artist)

Short statement describing your body

Break down begins on Sunday at 7pm when the fair

of work and how it will integrate into

closes. Check out time is noon Monday.

the space.

EXHIBITOR FEES

There is an application fee of $25.

○ stARTup LA​ and ​stARTup SF​ start at $2000 ○ stARTup Small Works​ start at $500  ○ stARTup's cost per square foot, and linear feet of  wall space are among the lowest of all artists fairs,  and unlike the others, we do not take a  commission of sales. Artists keep 100% of the sales  from their work at the fair. 

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WHAT   TO EXPECT    Expect up to 5,000 visitors over the  course of the 3 days. Most of our  attendees come to buy art from newly  discovered, under-recognized artists. We  also enjoy attendance by gallerists,  curators, art consultants, and interior  designers looking for unique work and  new artist relationships. Although 80% of  the artists make sales, the real value of  stARTup fairs are the invaluable art world  and professional connections you can  make that will continue to produce  dividends in the weeks and months after  the event. 

                           

EXHIBITOR FEES INCLUDE / WHAT WE PROVIDE ○ 4 nights at the hotel   ○ Complimentary parking  ○ Complimentary Wi-Fi   ○ Complimentary fair passes for you and your guests  ○ A personal artist page on the stARTup website   ○ PR, advertising, and marketing through our  newsletter and social media channels  ○ Curatorial and professional development support  in the weeks before and after the fair  ○ Public liability insurance  ○ Private security through the duration of the  exhibition  ○ Opportunity to be featured with our online partner, 

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PAST SPONSORS

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