April 27-29, 2018
Applications Now Open for stARTup SF 2018
Anna Hygelund Independent Curator and Art Advisor
Cathy Kimball Executive Director, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Jeff King President/CEO, Jeff King and Company
Noah Lang Owner, Electric Works
Joen Madonna Executive Director, Art Span
Michelle Mansour Executive Director, Root Division
Adam O’Donnell Principal Engineer, Cisco
Jennifer Perlmutter Artist, Owner, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
Alex Ray Art Consultant, Five Senses Art Consultancy
Bettina Stiewe, Founder, Upstart Modern Art Consultancy
Claudia Truesdell Makers 4 Good
Blair Winn Director for Institutional Advancement at The Exploratorium
What Artists are Saying About Us
"The stARTup Fair/Chicago was an invigorating weekend for my art practice. Not only did I generate sales of my work, it was a relief to finally get my work in front of a new and serious art audience. I had some amazing conversations with collectors, gallerists and consultants and the shared experience with the other artists forged new and sustaining friendships."
“I was at first hesitant to participate, but I am beyond pleased with having done so. I was amazed at the number of people who came through and am happy with the contacts I made. It really makes you appreciate how much work galleries have to do when they’re at these fairs -- it’s really intense. And yes, I am also relieved to have sold as much work as I did; it covered all of my costs and beyond. I met some wonderful people to boot.”
"Participating in stARTup Art Fair LA was not only a great opportunity to have my work seen by curators, museum directors and collectors, it was a lot of fun too. "
"Thanks for your strong support for us on top of everything else you provided. There is no question in my mind that this was worth both the money and effort...the fair allowed me to more fully envision how this event can be implemented to move my practice forward."
"I used this fair as the launching pad for my art career. I have been working for too long in my studio without sharing my work. This was the best opportunity to get large crowds of art lovers to share their opinions about my work."
"As an emerging artist I think that the stARTup Art Fair is a must to get you started. I learned so much about getting ready for a show, how to curate my collection and gained the confidence to create and pursue my own vision and voice."
Press Preview (invitation only)
Friday April 28, 2pm
Guided Room Tour
Friday April 28, 3pm
Opening Night Celebration
Friday April 28, 7–10pm
Friday April 28, 2–6pm
Saturday April 29, 12–9pm
Sunday April 30, 12–7pm
Hotel Del Sol
3100 Webster Street, San Francisco