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stARTup Art Fair LA: Call for Independent Artists
For National artists

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.

The fair returns for the third year to Los Angeles, January 26-28, 2018. Taking place the same weekend as Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Santa Monica, stARTup Art Fair is the only other LA satellite event that week where the public can view and acquire work from 50+ independent artists. At stARTup, artists will have access to the myriad of international collectors, curators, dealers, consultants, art writers, and designers who come to Los Angeles for a weekend of art.

stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Our Selection Committee is a diverse range of art world professionals that includes:

Selection Committee:

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

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

Nathaly Chiarria, Independent Curator and Marketing Professional, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Grant Vetter, Artist/Curator/Art Critic, Tempe, AZ

There are application and exhibition fees. For more information visit: or email:

Deadline: 11-15-2017
Startup Art Fair LLC
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Ray Beldner
Phone: 415.297.2319

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