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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.

For more information, contact ray@startupartfair.com.

Previous call for artists from stARTup Art Fair

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stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017, a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Jul 2017

The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.

Those selected will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, diverse range of art world professionals that includes:

  • Diana Al-Hadid, Widely exhibited, New York-based artist
  • Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Sabina Ott, Artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
  • Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

There are application and exhibitor fees.

stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a thousands of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artist.

About stARTup Art Fair

stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. The intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

Consumers experience artwork unfiltered and direct from artists via social media. Artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking. It mirrors the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists, and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists. This ensures a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.

For more information, contact ray@startupartfair.com.

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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 is a contemporary art fair currently seeking independent artists. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Feb 2017

The stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 will run April 28-30, 2017 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco’s Marina District, and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at Fort Mason. There are application and exhibitor fees. 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, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, influential selection committee of six diverse art world professionals including:

  • Jonas Almgren, CEO, Artfinder.com
  • Trish Bransten, Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
  • Christine Duval, Principal, Duval Contemporary
  • Amy Ellingson, San Francisco-based artist
  • Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum
  • Catherine Wagner, San Francisco-based artist

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017

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. The San Francisco Bay Area has a history of attracting creative, visionary, self-starting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. It is a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery. The fair provides the chance for the next generation of art collectors to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist start-up, where collectors can acquire great works of art and make real connections with artists in an intimate setting.

For more information, please contact ray@startupartfair.com.

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