January 27 - 29, 2017
Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. Our 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.
With the dawn of the internet age, consumers are experiencing artwork unfiltered and direct from the artist via social media. More and more artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking--mirroring this shift in 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, ensuring a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.
Founded by artist and educator Ray Beldner, and former gallery director Steve Zavattero, stARTup Art Fair's mission is to provide a professional exhibition venue for independent artists where they can present and sell their work on their own terms and the public can acquire amazing art work from some of the best independent artists working today.
2017 Selection Committee
Kendell Carter renowned mixed media and installation artist, Long Beach, CA
Mat Gleason Curator, Coagula Curatorial & Publisher, Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, CA
Anna Hygelund Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Paddle8, New York, NY
Charlie James Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Papillion Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles, CA
Amanda Ross-Ho renowned found-object, mixed media and installation artist, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Advisory Council
Megan Frances Abrahams Artist, art critic, writer, Managing Editor of Fabrik Magazine
Andi Campognone Director/Curator, Lancaster Museum of Art & History
Christine Duval Independent curator and advisor; Principal, Duval Contemporary
Peter Frank Curator, art critic, Associate Editor of Fabrik Magazine
Sherry Frumkin Director, Santa Monica Art Studios
Maurizzio Pineda Assistant Curator, Torrance Art Museum
Annie Seaton Artist and former Director, LA Leica Gallery