Discovering Wescover and the Hidden Creators Around Us
Each fair stARTup gathers six of the art world’s industry leaders to ensure that each fair is fresh and unique, with the highest level of exhibitors from the contemporary art scene. And each fair we partner with unique brands that share our commitment to excellence.
Like Wescover — a new platform that lets you explore art and design in unique places, and discover their unique creators. We were excited when they personally invited us to join their growing listing of leading creatives (like Ashley Longshore, Leah Rosenberg, Laura Berger, Lawrence Noble, and Heather Day!) and chic spaces, like the gorgeous William Vale hotel pictured above.
Last month they connected with our Art Advisor and Curator Josefin Lundahl to learn more about her role with stARTup, her creative community, and the future of the art industry. If you missed the interview with Josefin, aka Wescover’s new favorite thought leader, you can read Swedish Art Historian Behind stARTup’s Art Advising on their blog.
According to Wescover, the world is your showroom. We agree! Art isn’t just in museums and galleries, enclosed with four white walls — it’s all around us. Wescover is the perfect resource for story-tellers, journalists, and bloggers looking for unique items, artists, and destinations to showcase, plus the perfect platform for creators of all kinds to expose their works to new audiences.
Creators are all around us: artists, architects, ceramicists, craftsmen, interior designers, painters, makers, sculptors, woodworkers, and so many more. Wescover helps you find all of these creators who have had a hand in creating our local landscapes.
And just like these amazing creators from San Francisco to New York City, stARTup is creating our own unique creative landscape through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and other private art sales and rentals.
But we’re not alone! stARTup artists are making the move and joining this growing platform with 5200+ creators. Here are some of our favorite pieces you can find on Wescover from our artists:
Located at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Mission Bay Offices is Phillip Hua’s mural Missed Opportunities. This large collage breathes new life to the space as different species of birds take flight.
This DZINE Gallery custom staging project in Woodside, California features a beautiful 80x80 wabi-sabi painting by Silvia Poloto.
Last, but certainly not least, is stARTup SF 2019 artist Johnny Botts. Before turning to art, Johnny was a “rocket scientist” designing equipment for outer space in the early days of CAD. His love for space carries over in this twenty-foot mural Wonderwall at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, one of the many murals he’s done for Facebook.
Art is hidden everywhere — even the Storm Drain Tunnels in Oakland.
Artists: applications are open for stARTup Small Works 2019. Artists selected by the jury will get a table to display their small-scale art.