Thank you

Thanks to the support and confidence in our mission to provide artists alternative platforms to support their livelihoods, stARTup Art Fair appreciates the support of an impressive and ever-evolving Selection Committees and Advisory Councils for each fair.

stARTup is proud to be associated with these art world professionals including:


Kim Abeles Cross-disciplinary artist, Los Angeles

Diana Al-Hadid  renowned mixed media and installation artist, New York, NY

Jonas Almgren CEO, Artfinder.com, London

Janet Bishop Chief Curator, San Francisco MOMA

Trish Bransten Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

Dan Cameron Former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Andi Campognone Director/Curator, Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Los Angeles

Kendell Carter,  Mixed media and installation artist, Long Beach, CA

Elizabeth Dunbar, President & CEO, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Peter Frank Curator, Art Critic, Associate Editor of Fabrik Magazine, Los Angeles

Michelle Grabner Conceptual artist and curator, 2016 Portland Biennial, Chicago

Charlie James Owner/Director, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

Maria Jenson Founding Director, ArtPadSF Contemporary Art Fair, San Francisco

Cathy Kimball Executive, Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco

Hung Liu San Francisco-based artist and Professor Emeritus, Mills College, San Francisco

Walter Maciel  Owner/Director, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA

Heather Marx Principal, Heather Marx Art Advisor, San Francisco

Monique Meloche Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Michelle Papillion Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles

William Powhida Artist, critic, and educator, New York

Max Presneill Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles

Renny Pritikin Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Amanda Ross-Ho Mixed media and installation artist, Los Angeles

Catherine Wagner Photo conceptual artist, San Francisco

Hank Willis Thomas Conceptual artist, New York

Howard Tullman CEO, 1871; member of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Cultural Affairs Council

Edward Winkleman Winkleman Gallery, Co-Founder, Moving Image Art Fair, New York