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.
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.
- 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
- 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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San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces a call for artists for the annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. For the 2020 series, the Foundation welcomes design submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The series will include ten large hearts, eight table top hearts, and fifteen mini heart sculptures.
Deadline: 1 Aug 2019
On February 13, 2020, the hearts will be auctioned at the annual Hearts in San Francisco event. Proceeds benefit life-enhancing programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the Heart of our City. Artwork and proceeds (2004–2019) have raised more than $22 million for the Foundation and nationally recognized programs to enhance the quality of patient care in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease management, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, trauma and more.
Hearts in San Francisco is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the country. Since the project’s inception in 2004, San Francisco Bay Area artists have created more than 350 Hearts. They have gone on display all across the city of San Francisco and beyond, from Union Square to the lobbies or conference rooms of corporate supporters throughout the state, including Genentech and Wells Fargo.
Each Heart is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and celebrates the diversity of San Francisco through designs made of acrylic paints, mosaic art, mixed media sculptures, and Swarovski crystals. Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large heart (5′ tall x 6’ wide x 40″ deep; 400 pounds), table top heart (16″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep; 25 pounds), or mini heart (7″ tall x 6″ wide x 2″ deep; 5 pounds). Select Large Hearts will have the opportunity to be displayed in San Francisco’s Union Square from February 2020 through to October 2020.
Heart sculpture artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation staff, board members, and community volunteers. Selection notifications will be sent via email the week of August 26, 2019.
About San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.
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The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Shows 2018. The juried marketplace features extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.
Deadline: 11 Aug 2017
Original work in the following categories are considered: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. The ACC encourages new artists to apply. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as new.
American Craft Shows 2018 artist benefits
Each year, more than 45,000 people attend the shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco. These marketplaces provide an essential platform for professional artists to connect with the public. Admission is free for ACC members. The ACC promotes its shows with the help of highly skilled public relations firms that have a pulse on the local marketplace in each of the show cities. They work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. In 2017, the focus will be on national, regional, and local media prior to each show and throughout the year. Artists’ work is featured on the ACC website, in digital and print ads, via social media, in special show preview sections of American Craft magazine, and onsite via comprehensive show programs and colorful navigational signage.
About the American Craft Council
For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Aileen Osborn Webb, Founder, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities. She established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Today, efforts span the nation. The ACC supports professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. National awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. They promote the handmade through a resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft.
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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 is a contemporary art fair currently seeking independent artists. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.
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
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.
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SOMArts Cultural Center announces a call for artists for the SOMArts Curatorial Residency.
Deadline: 26 Oct 2016
Awarded through an annual open submission process, SOMArts Curatorial Residency recipients receive the kind of support that powerful art deserves:
- a month-long exhibition with accompanying public programming,
- a $5,000 project grant, and
- 9-months of planning and technical support, outreach assistance, and mentorship from SOMArts staff.
SOMArts is a cross-cultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms in a way that is open, engaging, and inspiring. It is an incubator for ideas that lie outside the mainstream of contemporary art funding and consumption.
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uBe Art announces a call for artists for Still Life: Past, Present, Future.
Deadline: 5 Aug 2016
Artists have broadened the traditionally narrow definition of still life painting through the use of new media and new subject matter. They have extended the genre beyond the fruit-and-flower paintings, making art of commercially available items such as Claes Oldenburg’s Tea Bag, Jim Dine’s Bathrobe, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, or Larry Rivers’ Cigar Box since the 1960s.
uBe Art wants to share the vast scope of still life art – from the traditional table setting to images reflective of current culture and everything in between.
Artist will retain 60% of sales.
Artwork selected for the Still Life: Past, Present, Future show will be on display in a seven week exhibition at uBe Art in the B-Side Hood of Berkeley, California—located just 12 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is a beautiful, light filled space with 25 ft ceilings attracting artists, visitors, and collectors from around the Bay Area.
uBe Art was conceived with an emphasis on accessibly priced, emerging art designed to build relationships with a broad clientele.
In a culture where traditional galleries tend to intimidate art newbies, uBe Art dissolves that gap bringing art and people of all walks and ages together in a space that encourages all to engage with, get cozy with, create, and appreciate art.
Delivering rotating exhibitions, creative workshops for all ages, and expert led home transformation workshops, uBe Art is hitting all the marks and growing to encompass more.
Perfectly nestled in the busting B-Side Hood of Berkeley, uBe Art is surrounded by a cluster of shops and restaurants with live music and events making the block a great destination spot!
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uBe Art announces a call for artists for In My Absence, an exhibition devoted to portraits.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016
Often portraits convey the impression the artist believes, hopes, or fears they leave on those around them. It may convey something unspoken or simply be a visual feast for beauty sake. It may hint at something as did the Mona Lisa.
Whether submitting a self portrait or portraying another, uBe Art wants to see something revealed or, at least, a hint at what lies beneath, In My Absence.
We are committed to encouraging and supporting the livelihood of our artists. Delivering a higher than average percentage on sales –60% to artists–is one aspect of the artist-gallery relationship we are in the process of designing.
uBe Art’s jury panel will choose individual pieces based on technical application, originality, and concept. Our panel of professional working artists, gallery curators, advertising agents, and editors are a diverse representation of all mediums.
Artwork selected for this show will be on display in a seven-week exhibition at uBe Art in Berkeley, California, located just twelve miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is a beautiful, light filled space with 25 ft ceilings attracting artists, visitors, and collectors from around the Bay Area.
uBe Art was conceived by owner Winn Taylor with an emphasis on accessibly priced, emerging art designed to build relationships with a broad clientele.
In a culture where traditional galleries tend to intimidate art newbies, uBe Art dissolves that gap, bringing art and people of all walks and ages together in a space that encourages all to engage with, get cozy with, create, and appreciate art.
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Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is requesting proposals for a permanent public art piece that will be installed on a rooftop park connected to the St. Mary’s Square, at Pine and Kearny Streets in Chinatown, San Francisco.
Deadline: 14 Mar 2016
The public art is expected to be completed by early 2017. The rooftop park is located on the fifth story of a new office building at 500 Pine Street. The site is the former location of the Kong Chow Temple, a historic building of the Kong Chow Benevolent Association founded by Chinese immigrants in 1854. St. Mary’s Square was an important core area of Chinatown for Chinese settlers during the mid-19th century. The new piece will help convey a contemporary San Francisco Chinatown and could reflect and reference the former building’s cultural and historic legacy.
CCC is collaborating with 500 Pine Street Company, LLC, the sponsor of the new office project, Heller Manus Architects, Chinese Historical Society of America, Chinatown Community Development Center, and the Committee for Better Parks and Recreation in Chinatown to bring an art installation into the Chinatown neighborhood, which will increase open space and community engagement in Chinatown and the Financial District.
The 500 Pine Street Company, LLC intends to satisfy the public art requirement in San Francisco Planning Code Section 429 by financing and installing artwork with an estimated value of $145,000 in a portion of the Project’s rooftop park. The $145,000 budget shall be used for the design, materials, and installation of the public art, as well as the artist’s compensation.
Chinese Culture Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 dedicated to sparking intercultural discovery through art, education, and engagement. CCC shifts the dominant narrative on Asian Americans through contemporary art. Some previous exhibitions and programs are Present Tense – Future Perfect 2015, Social Botany: Keywords Lab • San Francisco, and Sky Bridge, a temporary public art installation that was named the Best Public Art of 2015 by KQED.
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Sustainable Arts Foundation announces a call for artists with children for the Spring 2016 Awards.
Deadline: 26 Feb 2016
There are 10 awards totaling $40,000 in unrestricted cash available to parent artists.
The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers trying to balance a creative career with raising children.
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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is contemporary art fair for independent artists. If you are an independent, professional working visual artist – we invite you to apply.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016
This three-day fair will run April 29-May 1, 2016 at the Hotel del Sol in San Francisco, and take place at the same time as the nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.
One of the core missions of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a new avenue for the creative longevity of the visual artist, providing a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds, as well as professional contacts made during the fair, belong 100% to the artists.
Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, consisting of six diverse art world professionals:
- Michael Arcega, San Francisco-based artist and professor, San Francisco State University
- Hung Liu, San Francisco-based artist and retired professor, Mills College
- Max Presneill, artist and Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum
- Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum
- Alex Ray, Art Consultant, Five Senses Art Consultancy
- Marianna Stark, President of the Board of Directors, Berkeley Art Center
There are application and entry fees.
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