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stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020: Call for Artists

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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Our three-day fair is April 24-26, 2020 at the fun and retro Hotel del Sol, within walking distance to the nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Exhibiting artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallerists, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

Deadline to apply is February 9, 2020. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Applicants will have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of art world professionals:

Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago

Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco

René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California

Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland

At stARTup, you take control of your career and create your own success.

Install your artwork, make your own sales, speak directly to potential collectors and art world professionals and unlike most contemporary artist fairs, and keep 100% of your sales. Exhibitor fees include:

•           4 nights at the hotel

•           Complimentary fair passes your guests

•           A personal artist page on the stARTup website

•           Discounted valet parking

•           PR, advertising, and marketing through our newsletter, ad buys, and social media channels

•           Curatorial and professional development support in the weeks before and after the fair

•           Automatic acceptance to our leading online sales partner, Artfinder and newest art discovery platform, Wescover

Prizes: 

Best Artist Award: Automatic acceptance to next fair plus:

1st Place: $2000 off exhibitor fees

2nd Place: $500 off exhibitor fees

3rd Place: $250 off exhibitor fees

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02/09/2020

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stARTup Los Angeles 2020: Call for Artists

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

Our three-day fair is February 14-16, 2020 at the hip and stylish The Kinney in Venice, with easy access to Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. stARTup LA takes place concurrently with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary gallery fair in Santa Monica, which is 10 minutes away. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair 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.

Applications for stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will be accepted through November 10, 2019. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of diverse art world professionals.

There are application and exhibitor fees.

Deadline: 
11/10/2019

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$25
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Artisan A Fair, a Trilogy® Curated Event

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What: Artisan A Fair, a Trilogy® Curated Event

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 10AM - 4PM Location: Mita Club – Trilogy® at Vistancia®

Artisan A Fair will celebrate the arts and lifestyle at Trilogy® at Vistancia®. The first annual Artisan A Fair will feature professional artists, music, food and a local brewery. The event will take place on the lawn at the Mita Club at Trilogy at Vistancia. This event will be free to the public and features: ● Juried professional art show on the lawn, under individual tents featuring • 20 professional artists who live outside Trilogy • 10 artists living in Trilogy • Live art demonstration performed by a local professional artist ● Local Brewery ● Food for purchase from Bluestar ● Live music from Trilogy at Vistancia’s own Lone Mountain Band ● Cornhole and Bocce Ball tournaments open to everyone Artist Participation Process: ● Artists to enter at EntryThingy.com ● Entries will be judged, and accepted artists will be notified and given payment instructions  Juror is professional artist, Joe MacKechnie ● Fees  Professional outside artists: $75 per tent  Trilogy resident artists - $35 per tent  There will be no commission fee to the artist participants ● On the day of, artists will be provided with a table, two chairs and table linens

Deadline: 
09/01/2019

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stARTup Art Fair Houston 2019: Call for Artists

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stARTup Art Fair Houston is the contemporary art fair designed for artists, by artists.

Our three-day fair is October 11-13, 2019 at the historic Hotel Icon, where authentic Texas charm meets contemporary luxury in the heart of downtown Houston. stARTup takes place concurrently with the Texas Contemporary gallery fair, 10 blocks away. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair 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.

Applications for stARTup Art Fair houston will be accepted through July 28th, 2019. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee with a diverse range of art world professionals:

Ryan Dennis, Curator and Programs Director, Project Row Houses, Houston 

Robert Hodge, Interdisciplinary artist, Houston

Jonathan Hopson, Director, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston

Cindy Lisica, Owner/Director, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston  

Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator, Menil Drawing Institute, Houston

Jakub Špaňhel, Widely exhibited painter, Czech Republic

There are application and exhibitor fees.  For more information please visit:

Deadline: 
07/28/2019

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$25
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The Other Art Fair London

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Presented by Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Sydney, Melbourne, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, with more to come!

Back in it’s home city for the 17th time, the next edition of the fair will be held in Bloomsbury’s iconic Victoria House. Coinciding with Frieze less than 1 mile away, The Other Art Fair will be held during London’s busiest week of art in 2019. Showcase your work at the fair to expose yourself to the number of art collectors, buyers and critics who flock to the capital for this landmark week. 

Deadline: 
06/28/2019

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No fee to apply. Stand prices start at £1,375 + VAT
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stARTup Small Works Art Fair: Call for Artists

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Small Works San Francisco is a "tabletop" style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. The fair runs July 19-21, 2019 at the Midway. Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market.

The application deadline is May 12th. Artists can apply online with a resume, bio, proposal and 10 images. Up to 60 artists will be selected to exhibit in the new space. Located in San Francisco’s trendy Dogpatch neighborhood, the warehouse is within walking distance of Minnesota Street Project, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, and the Museum of Craft and Design.

Deadline: 
05/12/2019
Fee Detail: 
$10
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