stARTup Art Fair Houston
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
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