October Art Events

Each week, stARTup artists share with us new exhibitions featuring their work. See below for the most current listings.


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Root Division's 17th Annual Art Auction
1131 Mission Street (at 7th), San Francisco, CA
Thursday, October 25th from 7-10 PM

Collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists at Root Division's largest annual fundraising event! This auction features an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 130 established and emerging Bay Area artists, including select pieces by stARTup artists! Proceeds benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division's unique model for keeping artists working in the heart of San Francisco.  Woohoo!

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23rd Annual Faculty+Alumni Fine Art AAU Show and Auction
at The Cannery Gallery
2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco

Reception and Live Auction: Saturday, November 3, starting at 2 PM

Annual exhibition and auction featuring stARTup artist Sheldon Greenberg and 3.9 Collective's Nina Fabunmi


CHEADLE//WIEDEL: a duo exhibition
at Canvas + Clay Art Gallery
233 F Street, Old Town Eureka, CA
On view through December 1

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 6 to 9 PM

A two-person exhibition with Jesse Wiedel


Thinking Structure
at the Buck Institute
8001 Redwood blvd, Novato, CA
On through November 30

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27, 3 to 5 PM

A group exhibition featuring Ann-Marie Stöhr

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POW!WOW! Antelope Valley
along Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA

On view October 14-21‬ 

A curated mural experience from Andi Campognone and MOAH, Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles, and POW! WOW! Hawaii, featuring Mikey Kelly

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Systematic at the Jose Drudis Biada Art Gallery
Mt. St. Mary's University Los Angeles
12001 Chalon Road, Bel-Air, CA

Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 5 PM

An intimate group show featuring Rich Lanet

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Between Two Seas / LA International
at Arena 1 Gallery
3026 Airport Ave #21, Santa Monica, CA 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 20th, from 6-9 PM

An international exhibition featuring Doni Silver Simons, in conjunction with the 15th Anniversary Santa Monica Art Studios Open Studios

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Hi-Fructose Presents: The Art of The Mushroom
at The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA
On view from October 20 - December 9

Reception: Saturday, October 20, 7 - 10 PM

A group exhibition featuring John Casey


From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds 
at The Museums of Sonoma County
425 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
On view through January 27, 2019

Special Event: Museum Round Table: Creative Expression During and After Crises on October 18

A group exhibition of works created in response to the October 2017 fires, featuring Kimberlee Koym-Murteira

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Care & Feeding: The Art of Parenthood
at the Palo Alto Art Center
250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
On view through December 30

An exhibition exploring the unique questions artists face as they become parents. Featuring stARTup LA 2019 juror Lezley Saar, stARTup SF 2017 and Small Works artist Pilar Aguero-Esparza, and others.


Visual Ways of Thinking: Six Ways of Picturing Knowledge
at MIT's Rotch Library
MIT: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
The Rotch Library: BLDG 7-238
On view through December 14

A multi-media solo exhibition featuring 6 bodies of work from Pantea Karimi, inspired by a collection from MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections


Empire of Dirt
at Dab Art
1793 East Main St, Ventura, CA
On view through November 25

A group exhibition featuring assemblages by Clint Imboden

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Arminée Chahbazian: Displacement
at Lois Lambert Gallery @ Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA
On view through November 3

A solo exhibition of new drawings by Arminée Chahbazian

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Chasing Ghosts III
at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
3014 NE Ainsworth, Portland, OR
On view through November

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13, 6 - 8 PM

A group exhibition of works featuring Shannon Amidon

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eye of the beholder
at Burlington Hotel
2 Canyon Lake Drive,  Port Costa, California
On view through October 31

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 11 AM - 7 PM 

A group exhibition including Paula Traverso


Pirate Queen: Piracy as a Feminist Act
at Jean Cocteau Theater Gallery
418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM
On view all October

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 5:30 - 7 PM 

A solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by Juliana Coles

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at International Art Museum of America
1023 Market Street, San Francisco
On view through October 31

A solo exhibition featuring Dan Lythcott-Haims

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at Luna Rienne Gallery
3318 22nd Street, San Francisco 
On view through October 29

A group exhibition featuring stARTup artist Fernando Reyes, with Chris Stokes and Daniel Chen

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The Tyranny of Objects
at University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA
On view through October 14

A solo exhibition of recent works by Stephen Whisler

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Victoria Huckins
at Klassik Design
2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 102, San Diego
On view through October 12

A solo exhibition by Victoria Huckins presented by the Blue Azul Collection

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Lynne McDaniel: BOOM!
at Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles
On view through October 12

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 6-9 PM

A solo exhibition by Lynne McDaniel

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California Society of Printmakers' 105th Annual Members Exhibit
at Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA
On view through October 7

Closing Reception: Sunday October 7, 12-2 pm

An exhibition of 69 printmakers, including Dana Zed and Carrie Ann Plank

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from here on out, vol I.
at Object Space Gallery
1818 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 
On view through October 1

A photography exhibition featuring stARTup Content Curator Mica England and temporary collective



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