Call for Artists - stARTup Art Fair

stARTup Art Fair 2018

San Francisco, CA


stARTup San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists that runs April 27-29, 2018 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason.

stARTup Art Fair is a unique concept that connects artists with thousands of collectors, curators, dealers, consultants, art writers, and designers who come to discover and buy art from some of the best independent artists working today. Your work will be reviewed by a prestigious and diverse selection committee of art world professionals so you can exhibit your work with confidence, sell on your own terms, and enjoy 100% of the sales.



February 19, 2018.

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: 

Lordy Rodriguez, Artist and Assistant Professor of Art, San Jose State University

Monique Deschaines, Owner/Director, Euqinom Projects, San Francisco, CA

Kimberly Johansson, Founder/Director, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Ann Trinca, Curator and Gallery Director, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Eric Nakamura, Curator and Owner, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA


How to Apply

7 to 10 images best representing the work you propose to exhibit at the fair.

A statement clearly explaining inspiration and concepts behind your proposed body of work.

Current bio and resume




There are application and exhibitor fees. 

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