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stARTup Art Fair appreciates the support of an impressive and ever-evolving Selection Committee and Advisory Council.


Selection Committee stARTup Los Angeles 2019

2018-2019 Advisory Council

Adrienne Arieff Marketing Communications Leader

Inna Didenko Director Art Acacia gallery and advisory

Katharine Earhart Principal, Alesco Advisors, LLC

Shawn Flynn Senior Business Development Manager Techcode

Derek Kennedy Senior Partner & Managing Dir., Boston Consulting

Nancy Madynski Founder, Design Barre

Laura Nagle Christie's, San Francisco

Adam O’Donnell Art Collector, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Past Selection Committee Members

Kim Abeles Los Angeles-based cross disciplinary artist

Jonas Almgren CEO,

Michael Arcega San Francisco-based artist and professor, SF State University

Janet Bishop Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SF MOMA

Trish Bransten Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

Dan Cameron former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art

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

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

Nathaly Charria Independent Curator, Los Angeles

Monique Dechaines Owner/Director, Euqinom Projects, San Francisco, CA

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

Christine Duval Independent Curator; Principal, Duval Contemporary

Amy Ellingson Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist

Mat Gleason Curator, Coagula Curatorial and Publisher, Coagula Art Journal

Allison Glenn Independent curator and writer, Chicago, IL

Michelle Grabner conceptual artist and Curator, 2016 Portland Biennial, Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL

Diana Al Hadid Renown mixed media and installation artist, New York

Anna Hygelund Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Paddle8, New York, NY

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

Kimberly Johansson Founder/Director, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Cathy Kimball Executive Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

George Lawson Owner/Director,George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hung Liu San Francisco-based artist and retired professor, Mills College

Walter Maciel Owner/Director, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Heather Marx, Principal, Heather Marx Art Advisory

Peter Mays Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association

Hillary Metz Founder, Blythe Projects; previously Director of Sales, Gemini G.E.L.

Paul Mullins San Francisco artist and Professor of Art, SF State University

Eric Nakamura Curator and Owner, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Sabina Ott Artist/Educator/Curator/Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL

Michelle Papillion Founder, PAPILLION, Los Angeles, CA

William Powhida Brooklyn-based artist, critic, and teacher

Max Presneill Artist and Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum

Renny Pritikin Chief Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Andrew Rafacz Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Alex Ray Art Consultant, Five Senses Art Consultancy

Lordy Rodriguez Artist/Assistant Professor of Art, San Jose State University

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

Travis Somerville Widely exhibited, San Francisco-based artist

Hank Willis Thomas New York-based photo conceptual artist

Ann Trinca Curator/Gallery Director, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Marianna Stark President of the Board of Directors, Berkeley Art Center

Catherine Wagner Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist

Brenda Williams Independent Curator, educator, and Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Culver City, CA 

Toma Wolff Director, Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Past Advisory Council Members

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

Sherry Frumkin Director, Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena 1 Gallery

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

Cathy Kimball Executive Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Jeff King President/CEO, Jeff King and Company

Noah Lang Artist and Owner, Electric Works Fine Art Printing

Cara Megan Lewis  Associate Director, Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Nona Lim Founder and CEO, Nona Lim

Joen Madonna Executive Director, Art Span

Michelle Mansour Artist, Executive Director, Root Division

Heather Marx Principal, Heather Marx Art Advisory

Monique Meloche Owner, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Adam O’Donnell Principal Engineer, Cisco

Susan O’Malley Artist and Independent Curator

Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Alex Ray Art Consultant, Five Senses Art Consultancy

Annie Seaton Artist and Former Director, LA Leica Gallery

Bettina Stiewe Founder, Upstart Modern Art Consultancy

Claudia Truesdell Makers 4 Good

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

David Wallach  CEO, Wally Walls

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

Blair Winn Director for Institutional Advancement at The Exploratorium