stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 (San Francisco, CA) - Call For Artists

stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2020. The fair runs April 24-26, 2020 at the Hotel Del Sol. It takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason. Hotel Del Sol is a unique 1950’s motor lodge turned boutique “California beach house” style hotel, located in San Francisco’s scenic and happening Marina neighborhood. The De Sol is a perfect setting for an immersive contemporary art experience filled with artist exhibition rooms, provocative discussions about today’s art market, and interactive public art projects.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 9 Feb 2020

Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive selection committee with a diverse range of art world professionals.

Selection Committee

  • Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
  • Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
  • René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California
  • Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland
  • Carrie Lederer, Artist, Former Curator Bedford Center
  • Rodney Ewing, Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist

Artists can apply with a resume, bio, proposal, and 10 images. There are application and exhibitor fees.

stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 Artist Benefits

Artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to 5,000 visitors, including hundreds of collectors, curators, gallerists, and art consultants who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

At each fair, visitors have a chance to vote for their favorite room installation and favorite artist. Winners get automatic acceptance into the next fair and a discount off of their exhibitor fees.

Best Room Installation:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Favorite Artist:

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

About stARTup Art Fair

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. stARTup is an art company dedicated to connecting art collectors to exceptional, highly vetted artists from across the country. Through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and private art sales and rentals, stARTup has many ways for art lovers to discover up and coming talent.

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. Fairs feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

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