January 27 - 29, 2017
Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood

The art world is changing, and many artists are finding themselves working outside of the traditional gallery system. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a professional exhibition venue for independent artists -- artists who do not have a formal agreement with a commercial gallery.

Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero believe in the viability of Southern California as an important visual art center. stARTup Art Fair provides a new avenue for the creative longevity of the contemporary visual artist, providing a marketplace that gives artists power to present and sell work -- and keep 100% of all sales proceeds -- on their own terms.

With our venerable Selection Committee made up of a diverse range of art world professionals, stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles aims to generate the dynamism and excitement of 40+ vetted, solo or group exhibitions for one glorious and stimulating 3-day weekend.


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