Los Angeles

January 26-28, 2018


For the third edition of stARTup LA, we’ve moved to The Kinney Venice Beach, a new boutique hotel featuring colorful rooms, fun communal spaces, and a perfect location. It's less than a mile from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Marina del Rey and within minutes of the Art Contemporary Los Angeles art fair held concurrently at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

* Thank you to all the artists who applied for stARTup LA 2018. We had a record breaking number of applications and we will be announcing the exhibiting artists next week! *

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2018 Selection Committee

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

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

Nathaly Charria  Independent Curator and Creative Director, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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


2018 Advisory Council

Katharine Earhart Principal, Alesco Advisors, LLC

Mat Gleason Curator, Coagula Curatorial & Publisher, Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, CA

Anna Hygelund Independent Curator and Art Advisor

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

Derek Kennedy Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Nona Lim Founder and CEO, Nona Lim

Michelle Mansour Executive Director, Root Division

Peter Mays Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association

Adam O’Donnell Art Collector, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

Annie Seaton Artist and Former Director, LA Leica Gallery

Nancy Madinski Director of Special Projects, Jeff King and Company

What Artists are Saying About Us

I came here to get exposure, and that’s what happened. I met curators and artists. I’m very pleased and excited to see where these opportunities lead.
— Stephen Whisler


Press Preview (invitation only)

Friday January 26. 12 noon

Guided Room Tour

Friday January 26, 3pm

Opening Night Celebration

FridayJanuary 26, 7–10pm

Public Days
Friday January 26, 2–10pm
Saturday January 27, 12–9pm
Sunday January 28, 12–7pm

The Kinney

737 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292


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